Sunday, February 3, 2013
The Basis for American Freedom
Here are some of the roots of american ideology:
"Whenever the legislators endeavor to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people, who are thereupon absolved from any further obedience." ~John Locke
Government has no other end, but the preservation of property. ~John Locke
“Liberty is to be free from restraint and violence from others” ~John Locke
Government's prime directive is to 'secure' our rights. ..to provide an atmosphere of freedom so we can possess our own property, which we have labored for. IF they don't do that, we are morally absolved from obeying them. THAT is the basic premise of america.
It is semantics to argue the source, or roots of these 'rights'. We take them if we want them. They are mine by will & mental assertion. No one can give them to me, nor take them away. They are inherent.
If you are religious, you can appeal to a creator. If you are not, you can appeal to 'laws of nature'. It does not matter to me. I get it, & i'm free. No one can take that root ideology. People might try, & they have over the millenea. But those like me, especially banded together, make a very difficult opponent for oppressors, when they try to intrude. Their lackeys will tire of killing us long before we tire of killing them. We are more willing to die for our values than the statists. We have a sense of perspective, & believe our deaths will be for the freedom & good of our families, neighbors, & countrymen. The statist lackeys are merely paid killers. They may enjoy it, & might even be good at it, but they lack the determination & resolve to die for their cause.
I can only speak for myself. But i believe this to be at the root of many american patriots, & will be a force to contend with as the statists continue their slow erosion of our liberties. For many like me, physical violence is not employed, but as long as we have a voice, we will call for freedom, & demand it. We will not go quietly into the night, nor submit meekly to oppression.
I would like to believe most americans.. ALL americans share this love for freedom & individual liberty. But the current political climate teaches me otherwise. There are many, many people who long for statist domination. I don't know why.
“Freedom is not something that anybody can be given; Freedom is something that people take and people are as free as they want to be.” ~James Arthur Baldwin