I know, I said I was going to step back but I just can’t help myself. Anyway I found this interesting video on You Tube. Please take a few minutes to check it out.
Source: The Corbett Report
It’s shocking to see how quickly we have transformed as a society. Principles that were commonplace only 50 years ago are now gone. The narrator ask how do we snap people out of this state of affairs; or as I see it this apathetic mindset? What needs to happen to wake the people up? In my opinion waking people up will be a monumental task. It will take a massive effort on the part of liberty loving citizens to deprogram a citizenry that has been conditioned to accept these blatant violations of our constitution and their rights in the name of security. After all people want to feel safe. And because they want to feel safe they’re ok with surrendering their individual liberties to the government.
Our founders could have done the same. They could have surrendered their liberties to England in exchange for security. Thank goodness they didn’t. They chose liberty and the right for each person to be master of their own destiny. Why today do we reject this? Why do we reject the founders? Maybe it’s because we feel that the dangers we face today are far greater than the dangers the founding generation faced. I mean all the founding generation had to worry about was keeping a union of 13 states together, defending their homes from Indian raids, creating a system of government that all states would agree to, and worrying about an invasion from another country after seven years of war with their mother country. Not to mention disease and the various outbreaks that came with it. And yet they still believed that individual liberty was the answer. Why don’t we? Is it because we want to feel safe? I want to be master of my own security and I’ll live with the risk that comes with a free society.
Liberty forever, freedom for all!