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Our personal freedom is under attack, we are in parlous times. Our nation is about to vote in a new president, and with that president a new way of life. We can choose between Freedom or Socialism (see my other blog at www.staticyouth.wordpress.com). We are faced with a decision that will change the face of this nation for generations to come, one vote can change the face of history.

I normally am not a alarmist, but I fear for our great nation. I fear that we will, by the very act of exercising or freedom by voting, vote away that most precious gift of freedom.

Please understand that I do not think that the next president will remove our freedoms wholesale, but rather put in place a system of government that will, over time, slowly transform us in to a socialistic form of government and in doing so, remove our freedom to choose.

 

free·dom     /ˈfri dəm/ Pronunciation KeyShow Spelled Pronunciation[free-duh m] Pronunciation KeyShow IPA Pronunciation

–noun

1.

the state of being free or at liberty rather than in confinement or under physical restraint: He won his freedom after a retrial.

 

2.

exemption from external control, interference, regulation, etc.

 

3.

the power to determine action without restraint.

 

4.

political or national independence.

 

5.

personal liberty, as opposed to bondage or slavery: a slave who bought his freedom

 

The dictionary defines freedom as a independence, personal liberty and power over our own actions. Freedom is a fragile thing, one that can be removed under the cover of protection or empowerment and entitlements. 

We look to the government to fix all our ailments, and expect them to fix them, to make it all better. So why should we be surprised when the government starts to dictate what we can and cannot do. We already see the start of this, the government is trying to pass the “Fairness Doctrine”, a bill that would remove from the air waves (radio only) the voice of the conservatives. All this is being done under the banner of looking out for you. Deciding what is best for you, how you should spend your money, what you should eat, and where you should go. Each new program or law created to “take care of Americans” in one new program or law bringing us closer to a new America. One where we the people no longer have the freedom to choose, to decide and act upon issues and concerns as we see fit.

The government has decided that we the people of America are not smart enough to make decisions that they know better. Hitler and Marx had the same idea that they know better than the “common” people that government will care for you, just sit back and relax.

This idea scares me more than any other idea in the current political philosophy. We are willing to turn over our freedoms, to make our life easier, let big government (big brother) take care of it all. I’ll just follow along and do as I am told, so at the end of the day I too will get my government cookie.

No thanks, I prefer to back my own cookies, and share them as I see fit. The government as a place in society, and her woes, but the place is not providing for all, it’s not controlling her citizens in the name of fairness.

Fairness is not taking for the few for the masses, fairness is not redistributing wealth as you see fit. Fairness is making the playing field as level as humanly possible, allowing each person the opportunity to create for themselves the life they choose. Fairness is allowing freedom to work, allowing the individual to achieve greatness on their own.

We have less them one month left until we decide if freedom is worth fighting for.  Stop and look at the state of America, stop and think about your freedoms, is that worth fighting for? Are you really ready to hand over your freedom in the name of fairness, In the name of big government? Are you ready to sell out America; are you ready to create the world’s new socialistic government?

Paul

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