"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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Sunday, December 4, 2011

To the "conservatives"

Just a little note to folks out there who claim to be for freedom and rights, who claim to know the founding fathers' mind in reference to Liberty.
I know who you are, and so do you: the same ones who are bellowing out against the OWS folks, the same "constitutional conservatives" who spew supposed words of freedom, but actually know nothing of it. Who scream of their 2nd amendment Rights and crouch, kneel and whimper anytime someone stands up to the government. Yeah, the guys who talk about the "line in the sand." 72 hour go bags, but won't even resist the most minuscule dictate from the state, even when it has no power to enforce.
I say you know nothing of Freedom, Liberty, or the Revolutionaries in this country from the past. If you did, you would stand up for ANYONE who stands against the government, and demands their Rights.
You would be the ones calling on the crown to "lock up these insane anarchists, Adams, Jefferson, Madison and Henry"! "Why we have laws that must be obeyed!"

Chickens. That's all you are, blowhard loud-mouthed chickens.

Specifically, I am talking about the occupy Fairbanks folks, and those of you who want to see the government crush them. Shame on you. Our Founders would be the first to put you outside their circle. They actually knew of you and mocked you before you were even born.

"The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to always be kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all." -- Thomas Jefferson

Don't you people know when you won't stand up for another man's Rights, you are destroying your own?
Shall I find a quote from another founding father that says that, or will you just take my word for it?


  1. A conservative social order is necessary to have liberty which extends beyond a limited time period as a population engaging in high time preference behaviors will consume its moral and economic capital and collapse. However, a conservative social order is destroyed by the a force based government (state) as it ultimately turns people into Pharisees.

    It is important to distinguish between social government and state government. Government is necessary as there will always be people who predate upon others, but a force/state based government simply gives them a place to congregate and effectively disarms the non-predatory population against them.

    All of those limited government types (of whom I was one) need to see Michael Rozeff's piece on The State as an Organization, analyzing force based governments as corporate organization is analyzed. It is NOT light watching. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbGmuyZ-e9Q

  2. I must amend my above statement. Turning people into pharisees is a symptom of the problem that it views the people in the society as means to an end, not ends in themselves.