Skip to comments.[Vanity] Of the common good
Posted on 06/19/2010 9:28:13 AM PDT by rebootd
We as a people must actively, commonly learn and discuss liberty and responsibility, otherwise both will be replaced by apathy and tyranny. It is absolutely fundamental that we, the people, actively discuss our liberties, that those liberties are recognized and not impeded in any way. Also, so that we do not become a lazy people marred by apathy when faced with responsibility; relying instead on some government to take care of it for us. That is the path to serfdom. Only a people mindful of duty, freedom, and responsibility can manage to secure their freedom. Only a people mindful of their posterity can manage to ensure the continued freedom of their society.
When a people actively discusses these things, many, if not all, are prompted to act. When the people act in defense of these things, then government cannot remain by tyranny but of the people. For tyranny is oppression, even if softly, and freedom will be much restrained. The easiest way for tyranny to take hold is by bargaining security and presuming to lift responsibility as though it were for good intentions.
For when a few govern to impose their own will on the rest of society, that is tyranny. When the government heed not the will of the people, that is tyranny. When a congress proposes, passes, and imposes law upon the people which itself is not under, that is tyranny. Only the will of the people, with respect to both majority and minority, can hold true to liberty; with a government that is only lent power to defend those liberties.
This is where we are; the tentacles of tyranny have take hold on our society by our apathy and through the deceit of good intentions. We no longer discuss, promote, or even know fully what liberty the nation was founded on. It must be restored, or be lost and never be returned peacefully. The history of the world is tyranny, and oppression of some upon others. Except here, the United States of America, where we have struggled and gained much for the freedom of all people.
How can we restore this, and wholly embrace the rights endowed by our Creator? It start very, very small and simple. With questions. One must question themselves. Who am I? What am I to do with my life? Is there a God? What is his role in my life? What is my duty to others? How can our freedom be protected? What must be done next? Then, finally, how do we get passed whatever obstacle stands in our way?
No matter where you are physically or mentally or emotionally, you can go forward by asking questions. Find the answers, or find other questions to answer. Always hold true to yourself, your faith, and your responsibility to defend and protect your liberty as well as the liberty of your neighbor. For that is the common good, which is of yourself and others, to remain We the People of the United States of America.
Question with boldness even the existence of God; because, if there be one, He must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear -Thomas Jefferson
My purpose is to stir the discussion of liberty and responsibility, because questioning if the first step in moving forward. I believe we must do that to restore our nation.
Of course we must stand for what is right...and we must be the resistance. All this, while we trust God to exact His perfect plan.