Skip to comments.How freedom slowly yields to tyranny
Posted on 05/31/2014 10:47:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Benjamin Franklin is looking prophetic: There is scarce a king in a hundred who would not, if he could, follow the example of Pharaoh get first all the peoples money, then all their lands and then make them and their children servants forever. ... I am apprehensive that the government of the states may, in future times, end in a monarchy.
No, were not there. Yet. But decide for yourself whether these trends move us toward more personal freedom, or increasingly consolidated government power.
Who imposed a national health care mandate, even though most people opposed the idea? Since then, who is changing its rules without asking anyones permission? Who is regulating the coal industry into bankruptcy? Who wants everyone paid at least $10 an hour, and with the jot of a pen made it happen for 500,000 government workers, and all but inevitable for another 1.5 million whose companies contract with the government?
The current occupant of the White House is just the most recent to presume to know better than the people whats good for the people. For decades, thats been an indictment applicable to multiple administrations, Republican and Democrat. A chart plotting acquisition of power over the 20thand 21st century would not be mistaken for one empowering the people.
The more power is concentrated in the government, the less freedom and opportunity is experienced by the individual, William Federer writes in his book, Change to Chains, 6,000 Year Quest for Control.
Moreover, power naturally concentrates. The powerful rarely relinquish their hold voluntarily.
As Franklins contemporary, Thomas Jefferson, observed: Experience hath shown, that even under the best forms of government, those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.(continued)
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“The current occupant of the White House is just the most recent to presume to know better than the people whats good for the people.”
The list of things “passed” lately while being opposed by the majority of polled Americans is a large list indeed.
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“No, were not there. Yet.”
Pretty d*mned close, though.
And we’ve got our own Pharoah for another two years.
I’m not sad that the tyrants are trying to take over.
I’m sad that half this country is cheering them on while the other half sits on its trying to be the smartest people in the room.
The sin of sloth is seeing evil people doing awful things and refusing to do anything about it.
It is all designed to make the people the servants to the Public Workers Union. As we have seen from the Veterans Administration, they are not there to serve we the people.
Freedom has yielded to Tyranny by our Churches walking away from God.
That’s where the Rot started.
That’s where the problem will be fixed.
“Romans by the thousands fled to seek refuge among barbarians.”
Pretty much how Californians and Northeasterners see it, when they flee to Texas - from their viewpoint.
IF the givernment can tax your property that you OWN..
Well THEN... YOU DON’T OWN IT, they do.. it’s RENT..
This has been the case for a long long long time
in this country.. with not a squeek from republicans..
All of sudden some are squeeking?..... pulleeese..
They are bitch because the property is taxed too much..
and most everything else...
NOT THAT IT’S BEING TAXED......AT ALL.....
Jeese people... wake up..
Real Estate means King’s property.
Nope, your property!
Revolt is coming!
Not until Christians are financially and violently persecuted against, which will purge the poseurs.
good point.. I’ll have to remember that..
>> Nope, your property! <<
Don’t pay your personal property tax and see who’s property is it.