Do you have more liberty today than you had even 10 years ago?
By Jim Blume. Have we the citizen became your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore; these, the homeless, tempest-tossed
I was just talking to a friend about the choices that were made for us all concerning things such as medical insurance coverage, and it hit me that as I have always said, social government programs are most often about one simple thing; control. Additionally, we see massive debt, continued increased spending, problems concerning the rights of immigrants, and many more agendas as well, and I wonder if this all may have forgotten the rights of the actual citizen. Or are we really that dumb that we need the government to make a myriad of individual personal decisions for us? It seems as though Roosevelt thought so when he signed into law the Social Security Act August 14, 1935.
What does We The People mean any more when we seldom see any movement concerning our dissent? Of course the politicians will tell us that since we elected them, we made a decision at the ballot box and that alludes to making everything our fault for the apparent shortsightedness. But then too we never get a chance to actually see bills that pass and when we do it is always thousands of pages of legalese we could not possibly understand, and we are given only a few hours to respond. In other words, those who represent us operate in secret and do not want us to get in their way.
Some will call me a radical for even daring to say these things, so let me leave it with this simple question; Do you have more liberty today than you had even 10 years ago? You have to decide for yourselves whether I am full of it, or maybe you could determine that it is time to fight back. But regardless of what we do, please don’t take heed of repairs that are essential to your barn door after the horse has escaped.
This nation was built upon the desire for liberty. Do we really even understand what that means anymore?