Our society is so far removed from the true patriots that wrestled this country from the British that I doubt 99 percent of the population actually
know what it is to truly be free.
Our founding fathers knew better than anyone in history about freedom, they not only thought long and hard about what the word meant, they
contemplated, explored and probed there deepest thoughts of the meaning of the word. From those countless hours, weeks, months and years of
contemplation we have the Bill of Rights and the Constitution of the United States of America.
Lost in time is to know exactly what it means to be free. Being free is not being able to choose McDonalds or Burger King! Being free is being able to
opt in or out of government involvement and to be a private citizen free of a social security number and the system if you choose to live from the
land. Free to organize block parties without being tear gassed and beaten.
Freedom is your government telling you the truth and taxation WITH representation. Freedom is your government working WITH you instead of against you.
Freedom is power to the people to change the course of the country instead of being forced to vote for a two party system that will do the same thing
at the end of a very long and disappointing day. Sadly, freedom is something most Americans today are not familiar with.
Here are some quotes to ponder about this subject, try and wrap your mind around what the word means, what it meant to them and see if you feel like
we possess the essence of that word today.
"Those willing to trade security for freedom, deserve neither,".....Ben Franklin
"Yes, we did produce a near-perfect republic. But will they keep it? Or will they, in the enjoyment of plenty, lose the memory of freedom? Material
abundance without character is the path of destruction”
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) 3rd U.S. President
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor.
Distrust and caution are the parents of security.
All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.
All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischievous ones.
And whether you're an honest man, or whether you're a thief, depends on whose solicitor has given me my brief.
A free people [claim] their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate.
"A constitution is not the act of a government,
but of a people constituting a government;
and government without a constitution is power without a right.
All power exercised over a nation, must have some beginning.
It must be either delegated, or assumed. There are not other sources. All delegated power is trust, and all assumed power is usurpation. Time does not
alter the nature and quality of either." Thomas Paine (1737-1809)
"Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force;
like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master.
Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action." George Washington (1732-1799)
"In framing a government, which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to
control the governed, and in the next place, oblige it to control itself."
James Madison (1751-1836)
"The liberties of our country,
the freedom of our civil Constitution,
are worth defending at all hazards;
and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks.
We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and
blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it
is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and
Samuel Adams (1722-1803)
This is but a very small sample size, perhaps it is time for AMERICANS to rediscover our heritage and understand exactly why this once great nation
was founded and the principles to which our laws and basic rights are still shallowly afforded us.
It is time for us to realize that this is not a country any longer that our founding fathers would approve of and should they have still been alive
would probably be preparing revolt.................. Freedom is not only a word, it really is a lifestyle and ideal, just no longer one practiced in
edit on 3-5-2011 by Helious because: (no reason given)