Truth: The Essence of Liberty
What is Liberty? Dictionary.com gives the definition as: freedom from control, interference, obligation, restriction, hampering conditions, etc.; power or right of doing, thinking, speaking, etc., according to choice. Which is an accurate enough description, yet there is one necessary factor that is not listed…Truth. In order for Liberty to thrive, it must exist in an environment where Truth is the guiding principle of the Free Society. Liberty is not Liberty if the environment is one of deception, regulation, and restriction while being called “Free.”
Liberty is a perspective, a paradigm in which there are very few limitations on the individual, except for minor limitations that Government creates. The fact is that ALL Government reduces Liberty, it is inherent to its nature. Government is a logical construct whose sole purpose is to devise Rules for society and to administer resources that We The People grant it.
A Government that encourages Liberty is one in which Laws and Regulations are scarce, confiscation of resources (i.e. Taxes and Fees) is minimal, and the size and scope of Government Authority are restrained to the minimum required to govern. Our Founding Fathers understood Human Nature and the Human desire for wealth and power, and therefore understood the Nature of Government, which is Force. Due to this understanding of the Human Condition and historic examples of Governments the world over, our Founders understood that government MUST be limited else it will expand and consume Truth, Liberty, Private Property, and even the lives of its citizens.
A Dictator’s Dream
A Tyrannical Government focuses on “Public Safety” and the “Public Good” all while robbing the wealth of one group and giving it to other groups that it deems to be deserving. Big Government thrives under the Divide and Conquer paradigm, where the focus is on Groups rather than Individuals, and groups are pitted against each other in order to weaken opposition and to distract from the Truth of Real Issues such as government corruption and despotism.
The Truth is transformed into Crime under the thumb of a Tyrant. Truth becomes a casualty of the exercise of Raw Power. Politicians go from being elected by The People to having the results of their “elections” being a foregone conclusion. Political Dynasties begin to form with family members entering into politics and having the reins of power being passed on to them from their familial predecessor. Simply look at the Bush pattern; Senator Prescott Bush, President George HW Bush, President George W Bush, Governor Jeb Bush, and now the newest ‘Lil Bush running for office in Texas. The Clintons are no different, President Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama (running from the Clinton camp), and one day soon, Chelsea. What about the Rockefeller Clan; David, John, and Jay? The Kennedy’s, John, Bobby, Ted, and John-John?
Sure, America is a “Free” Nation, yet try to exercise your “Rights” and see just how far you get. If one speaks out against this Government the result is to become labeled a “Racist.” If one complains about their oppressive tax burden the result is to become labeled as a “selfish” person who is only out for themselves and enjoys watching poor babies die of malnutrition and lack of medical care. If one stands for Liberty and believes in the Constitution and Bill of Rights…that person is a deadly Terrorist who must be “handled.”
The net effect of Big Government is the death of Truth and the loss of Liberty, for Freedom is anathema to Falsehood.
Truth Is The Fabric of Liberty
George Orwell’s 1984 gives the best example of the Assault on Truth via Political Doublespeak. There are numerous examples of this within our own Government. The Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, SOUNDS like it is designed to lower the cost of healthcare and give access to Medical Care for all. In reality it bankrupts businesses, drives the price of healthcare through the roof, and removes affordable healthcare access to those who need it most. The Patriot Act SOUNDS like it is designed to protect American Citizens from external Terror threats…but it actually spies on American citizens. FISA, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, SOUNDS like it is designed to combat Foreign Threats by monitoring communications abroad…yet it actually was meant to record EVERY American’s communications.
A Nation where Truth is valued as a Founding Principle, as one of the cornerstones of Government and Society, is a nation where Liberty thrives. When the expectations of We The People are that our representatives speak only Truth and act only from Truth, then those representatives cannot behave outside of that paradigm. If the expectation of the People is Truth and those expectations are not met…then the representatives find themselves out of power.
If we demand Truth, we must also hold our representatives feet to the fire, the Flame of Truth, if they do not deliver. This is the ONLY manner in which the demand for Truth can be met. If our politicians know that they can open their mouths and utter absolute nonsense and We The People will do nothing about it…then Lies will rule Washington.
Liberty is one of the Natural Rights, the Rights that descend from God Himself. The idea is that if you were born into the wild, you would immediately have the Rights to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness because there is nothing to prevent them. There are no natural inhibitors to prevent the exercise of your Rights, therefore these Rights are Natural Rights, for they exist regardless of Government.
There is an attitude known as Be, Do, Have. The concept is a goal-oriented action plan, where you Become who you need to be, you Do the things you need to do, and thus you will Have what it is that you want. The concept requires that you Be the change you wish to see, thus you will Do the things you must do, in order to Meet your goal. This is how Liberty will be rediscovered…by Being a liberty-minded individual, Doing that which must be done from the perspective of Liberty, and thus we will Have REAL Liberty again.
A Tyrant’s Night-Terror
What would happen if We The People simply stopped buying into the Lie? What would happen if We The People ignored unjust laws and lived from the perspective of Liberty? What would happen if, en masse, We The People demanded an end to the lies and the threats and the sheer brute force that is our current Federal Government? What would happen if enough of us Stood Up, Spoke Out, and demanded REAL Hope and Change?
It would happen.
The only reason that our Government has the dictatorial power that it claims is because too many people buy into their lie. The Bill of Rights guarantees our Freedoms by declaring in the preamble that the following Rights are enshrined as immutable and can never be infringed upon by Government. The only manner in which those Rights can be dissolved is if We The People quietly acquiesce to unjust and tyrannical laws. The Second Amendment guarantees that the right to keep and bear arms “shall not be infringed,” yet Government has repeatedly created laws that have infringed on that right. When the People simply “go along” with gun-control laws then the outcome is that the Bill of Rights becomes shredded and watered down, thus creating a precedence for more Rights-eroding legislation to follow.
The Fourth Amendment states:
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized
Compare current law to the absoluteness of the Fourth Amendment, such as Checkpoint laws. The Police will set up a checkpoint for “drugs” or “Alcohol” or “Illegals” and then force you to stop while they “inspect” your vehicle. If they deem it so, you must then “allow” them to pull you out of your vehicle, withdraw Blood from Your body, empty your pockets, frisk you, search your car, and toss your things…and you have no legal recourse. Where is the warrant? Where is the Probable Cause? This is Your car, Your Bodily Fluids, Your Private Property. Which makes all such checkpoints a blatant violation of the Fourth Amendment, yet Government Courts will uphold these checkpoints in most cases.
How does the Fourth Amendment mesh with the TSA? In order to fly commercially the “Law” requires that all passengers be sexually assaulted by Life’s Losers, have your property stolen, and then bombarded with high-energy radiation that is proven to unzip DNA, thus causing permanent damage at the genetic level. Truth becomes twisted and warped into something Sinister. Explain to me how having my love spuds roughly fondled by a glorified nitwit is NOT an Unreasonable Search?
Again, the Fourth Amendment:
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
We are a “Free” Nation, yet IF you would like to board an airplane in America THEN you must go through the government mandated “Grope and Snatch” Procedure in order to EXERCISE your Right to Travel “
Unmolested?” It does not make any legal or logical Sense to demand that People give up one Right in order to exercise another. It is unjust yet it is also upheld.
Government Snooping Kills Liberty
The DHS, FBI, NSA, and other Government agencies actively scan, read, and store ALL of our electronic communications. Our government also actively scans and records ALL of our telephone calls. In whose delusional semi-retarded mind is this NOT a blatant violation of the Fourth Amendment? What part of “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated” is confusing to our supposed Law Makers? If a fifth-grader can easily understand the meaning, then how is it possible for educated individuals who have spent YEARS practicing Law to be unable to grasp even the thinnest shred of understanding of the Fourth Amendment.
This has the direct effect of chilling Free Speech and killing Truth. Especially when the government has passed Laws like the NDAA which allows for indefinite detention and extra-judicial assassination of “Terrorists” who are designated by the Government under the cover of National Security. The DHS runs fusion centers that scan Social Networks and then categorize users comments as potential terror threats. Any open disagreement with this Government has become construed to be “Racist” or “Criminal” or “Terrorist.” When these tyrannical systems are “Legal” and upheld in court, then how can any semblance of Truth remain? It creates nothing more than a gigantic echo chamber of government-approved ideologies…not Truth. It creates a chilling effect on Free Speech, as who wants to publicly espouse opinions that may have permanent repercussions?
Truth will always lead the way. The fact that something is either True or False guarantees that something either IS or IS NOT. It is that simple, even when Truth and Falsehood are packaged together in order to “sell” an idea…the True portion rings True while the Lie falls on its face. It is through Truth that Liberty gets its wings, just like Clarence the Angel. Liberty must exist in an environment of Truth, else it too becomes a Lie. Just because we are told that we live in a Free Country does not make it so. The Soviet, Chinese, Cuban, and Venezuelan governments claim the same…but WE know the TRUTH. Just because an Obama or Bush claims that America is a Free Nation does not make it so. What makes a nation a Free Nation is Liberty and Truth, two things we have very little of at the moment.
Disagree with my assessment? Go out and try to buy an Incandescent Light bulb. Go out and buy a toilet that uses more than one gallon to flush. Go out and try to buy a freakin’ over-the-counter allergy pill…not as free as you thought you were?
The only manner in which you truly exercise your Liberty is to ignore the Government Lies and to ignore the laundry-list of unjust laws, choosing instead to Live your Life under the banner of Liberty.
Stand Up, Speak Out, Talk Hard, and Live Free!