….the last 80 to 100 years and the reason it has is because way too many people are lazy in mind and body and it is always easier to believe in fairy tales and "free" lunches (promises from politicians) than it is in the irrefutable and natural principles of liberty.
Rationalization seems to be a human failing. We don't like the reality we can see, so in our minds we manufacture a reality that we would rather see. In other words, we alter or modify our reality until it is palatable to our tastes and desires, or ignore it all together by sticking our head in the sand.
Politically, the first reality is that America has drifted down-hill towards socialism for the last 80 to 100 years and the reason it has is because way too many people are lazy in mind and body and it is always easier to believe in fairy tales and "free" lunches (promises from politicians) than it is in the irrefutable and natural principles of liberty. Freedom and liberty are hard and they were won at great sacrifice. It takes self-reliance, independence and personal responsibility to live and defend freedom. In contrast, socialism, communism and collectivism are easy. All you have to do is to capitulate and hand over your free will, your life and your possessions to the collective, without a fight. Some do it because they figure the world owes them something. Others do it because they are weak and find freedom too hard.
The second reality, that frustrates Americans constantly, is that we are a country deeply divided. We have a large segment of our society (mostly urban dwellers) that has taken the easy path to government dependence, aided and abetted by a government that is all too willing to be of assistance, in return for a vote, a donation, or a favor. We have a smaller, but significant segment of Americans, who cling to the unalienable right to individual freedom and liberty, and believe that the U. S. Constitution contains the bedrock principles and the inviolate guarantee of that freedom. We have the producers of society that cross into both segments who are having to foot the bill for those who have taken the easy path to government dependence.
These are two of the hard and fast, unimpeachable, irrevocable realities, no matter which way you look at them, or from the political perspective you view them.
So is there a right or a wrong reality? Is socialism more right than the unalienable, individual, natural rights that are the supreme gift from our creator? Do those who produce something, or provide a service with their labor, or invent something, or invest in something, owe a debt to those who are in need? And what authority, ruler, dictator, body of men, or despot, mandates that said producers owe such a debt to those in need; a debt that is to be supposedly collected at the point of a gun and distributed by an all-wise, all-knowing and benevolent government? Is the statement by Karl Marx; "….. from those with the greatest capability, to those with the greatest need" an irrevocable, inflexible, political reality? Or is it slavery by any other name?
From the perspective of the individual in need, they would naturally agree that someone else is responsible to provide for them a safety net so that they are not reduced to abject poverty, in the name of compassion, especially if it is offered for "free". From the perspective of the producer, to them, they are being punished for being successful, self-reliant and responsible. To the constitutionalists, everyone is on their own and any charity to those in need will be by the free choice of each individual, not mandated by government in a law. (You will note that there is nothing mentioned in the U. S. Constitution about charity, or the power of government to invoke enforced charity. Government has just illegally assumed that power by perverting the phrase in the pre-amble of the Constitution "…….. and promote the general welfare.")
To the socialist, for the producer to support the needy is their duty as a citizen of the country that allowed them to be successful. The socialist uses propaganda to invoke a guilty conscience for being successful so that the producer will be motivated to willingly give up a portion of their earnings as charity, thinking that it is an act of compassion. In other words, the socialist believes in "spreading the wealth", as a recent candidate for president was caught saying on national television, in front of a private citizen.
But then who decides who gets to be the "spreadee" of the wealth and who gets to be the "receiver"? Do the politicians decide, who are scrambling for votes; or do the academics decide who study everything to death, using government money; or do the bankers decide, who control the money? Or instead, do we follow the hard and fast mandates of our U. S. Constitution, the Supreme Law of the Land?
Which leads us to the third reality. If you are a member of that smaller, but significant segment of Americans, who cling to the unalienable right to individual freedom and liberty and believe that the U. S. Constitution contains the bedrock principles and the inviolate guarantee of that freedom, you have no choice but to fight to preserve, protect and defend that freedom. Should you choose otherwise, then you will be forced to join that segment of our society that has taken the easy path to government dependence, aided and abetted by a government that is all too willing to be of assistance, in return for a vote, a donation, or a favor. But worse, if you choose this path, not only do you lose your freedom and liberty, you get to pay for this socialist insanity as well. You also get to endure the waste, fraud, abuse and corruption of an out-of-control government, who is telling you that compassion is your duty and responsibility and then putting a gun to your head (taxes) to make sure you agree. If you will not fight, then you must be stuck with the name, "coward" and the courageous must carry you on their backs. If you will fight, you must be willing to pledge your life, your fortune and your sacred honor, as did some brave men who founded this country 232 years ago. The right choices are never easy and defending freedom is not easy. There are millions of misguided national and international individuals and groups that work very hard, all the time, to take freedom away from you and they have been very successful.
But then, you can always stick your head in the sand and morph these unimpeachable, irrevocable realities into government promises, or "free" lunches, or just ignore the realities all together and hope they go away. The question you must ask, are you willing to capitulate and hand over your free will, your life and your possessions to the collective (Obama and a very liberal congress) without a fight?
On Tuesday, November 4th, you can do one thing that will cost you neither your life, your fortune or your sacred honor. You can vote for the man that will at least continue existing liberties, what little is left of them. Then you can begin the long process, with others, to restore our Republic.
We devote our full waking hour in the defense of freedom on your behalf. Join with us in this most worthy of all causes. As an alternative, reduce your anger and frustration by engaging in the "Libertas Rebellion". (http://www.narlo.org/libertas.html)
Ron Ewart, President
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF RURAL LANDOWNERS
P. O. Box 1031, Issaquah, WA 98027
425 222-4742 or 1 800 682-7848
(Fax No. 425 222-4743) Website: www.narlo.org
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