"Posterity, you will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in heaven that ever I took half the pains to preserve it." -John Adams

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Monday, October 24, 2011

The friend

Let's say you have a friend. This friend comes into your house and never leaves. This friend, who has nothing of his own, and anything he has he has gotten from you or other friends, (and he lives quite well on that!) constantly tells you how to live your life, tells you how to spend your money, never mind the fact that he himself is bankrupt and he steals to stay alive (he even takes your money when you're not looking and spends it on things you would disapprove of), gets into your business and tells you all the things you are doing wrong in your business, (he doesn't even have a job much less run a business). In fact, everything he has tried to run has failed miserably. This friend is always telling you how neighbor so-and-so is living wrong and doing things he doesn't approve of and "there ought to be a law against that"! This friend is so arrogant he tells you how to raise your kids, and tries to turn your own children against you so they will buddy up with him.
 How long until you say: ENOUGH! OUT YOU GO! and throw the bum into the street? "Well," you say, "that is not a friend at all! I wouldn't tolerate that for one minute from anybody. How does he know what is good for me?!!"
Now let's say your friend's name is government. Do you still feel the same way about him? Government is just a group of our "friends" who do the exact same things as our made-up friend. How are they any different than you? How are they better than you? How do they know what is good for you? How do they know how to spend your money better than you? Run your business, live your life, raise and teach your kids?
The fact is, they don't.
But they have the one thing our friend didn't have. They have guns, they have a lot of them, and they point their guns at you. Of course, all the while telling you to live a peaceful life... or else! What does peace mean to them? Your servitude.
So they run your business, steal your money, spend your money on things you don't want or need, tell you and your neighbor how to live your lives, take your children to raise them the way they want, and what will you do?

Dare you resist?

"The time has come at hand, whether Americans will be free men, or slaves." George Washington

Which will you be?

1 comment:

  1. Which will I be?

    I would fight and defeat Washington during the 'Whiskey Rebellion', for betraying the Revolution. Shame Burr didn't shoot and kill that rat bastard bankster-statist Alexander Hamilton sooner.

    Which will we be?

    But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

    The Tories have created and housed an army of mercenaries in our midst;

    For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States;

    They have erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.

    For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent;

    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury;

    For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments;

    In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

    "Sic Semper Tyrannis"