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Video: Evolution To Liberty

I found this outstanding video over at Liberty Pen and had to share it with you.  It’s about 8 minutes long but definitely a must.

Like John Stossel and David Boaz, I too believe I have evolved in regards to my political ideology.  The deeper I dig into the writings of the Founding Fathers the greater understanding I gain about their vision for America.  The simple truth is that the majority of our founders cherished liberty and freedom and would be appalled with how freely people trade it off for some form of security.  They believed that the best of our nation was found in its citizens and not some massive, bureaucratic government.  In fact they believed government was an imperfect beast even at its best.  Liberty, freedom, and property rights must always be cherished and protected . We must be on guard against those who would use policies and regulations to take them away.  I do believe that a federal government has a role to play, just limited in nature.  The founders believed government should be kept close to the people so that the people could keep a close watch on it.  Would you light a fire and simply walk away?  No.  You would stay close by to monitor  and tend to it so it would not grow out of control.  Why should we treat government any different.

Liberty forever, freedom for all!

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  • Jim at Conservatives On Fire April 28, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    “Would you light a fire and simply walk away? No. You would stay close by to monitor and tend to it so it would not grow out of control. Why should we treat government any different.”

    Man! You couldn’t say any better than that. Thanks, John.
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  • Maggie@MaggiesNotebook April 28, 2011 at 10:28 PM

    John, great video. I so love Stossel and how impressive were those young Libertarians. I used to say we must stand on the steps of Congress and make our demands. Well, the TEA parties have done that over and over and it has not worked. We have to continue that, but also guard our ballot boxes as we would guard our infant child. Elections are being stolen across the country and I get a knot in my stomach just thinking about 2012.

    I tried to leave a comment on your fracking article but I think comments must be closed. Excellent article and I linked it inside mine. Thanks for letting me know about it.
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  • Steve Dennis April 29, 2011 at 5:40 AM

    We always seem to focus on the younger generation and how they do not understand what the real role of the government is supposed to be so it always makes my day when I see young people like this who do get it. This is encouraging!
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