”The boisterous sea of
liberty indeed is never without a wave.”
- Thomas Jefferson
There will always be opposition to our liberties.
Resistance strengthens, keeping the muscles of our
military, the assigned protectorate, strong. Resistance strengthens the vigilance of those who watch and
call foul when liberty is threatened.
We must ride the threatening waves until broken upon the shores
The tenets of freedom must be taught in our
schools so that continuity of support for our liberties remains as a
thread in our society. If
our children do not learn of the revolution and its premise they
will learn the lies of the revolutions that will oppress.
The offensive of subversive ideals keep us
vigilant. The socialistic
tendencies must be recognized and confronted for the opposition that
they are. Restriction of an
individual’s freedom is a wave of conflict that must be engaged.
Our apathy must wane.
When the people speak the leaders listen, when the people remain
silent the government prevails. When
only the opposition speaks, our voice is lost by default. It is up to us to speak out against the new progressive
ideals that effectively abate our freedoms.
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"Ask not what your
country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."
- John F. Kennedy
The greatness of America has been the contributions of
its people. The founders in
their courage and love of freedom, the farmers that feed our nation, the
entrepreneur that provide jobs, and the unions that helped to provide
a more equitable balance between employer and employee, all have been
participants in our continuing liberty.
There is the sacrifice and bravery of our veterans that we honor
and thank. Each of us bears a responsibility for the success of our
Taking, except when destitute, weakens the
resolve of the populace. The
dignity of the individual wanes as perpetual dependence on
programs becomes the expected source of sustenance.
We have come to expect something for nothing.
There should be remorse and gratitude when accepting charity, for
in misfortune one desires to better his lot in life.
Government programs are taken as a right by the recipients and as
such little gratitude is expressed.
When receiving from our country we are cushioned
from the reality that we are taking the hard earned money from our
neighbor without his consent. We
have come to expect what our country can do for us,
responsibilities to do what we can for our country.
© 2002 Roger W Hancock
ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice
and oppression of another, is certainly the most erroneous and mistaken
- Benjamin Franklin
The operating premise of our legislature today is to obtain what
they can for their constituents. The very nature
of appropriations tend to benefit some while oppressing others. Taxation is
oppression. Taxing one part of the nation for use elsewhere is
oppression of slavery.
A government for the people is a government of
all the people. Spending by
the government should be limited to only those
causes that benefit the
whole of the population.
spending should benefit all Americans, such as the military, our Coast
Guard, control of imports, etc. State
spending should only be for the benefit of the citizens of that
The government was never meant to be a charity to
the people but to be a protector of freedom from domestic
and foreign threat. Confiscating from
the rich to benefit the poor is not the proper role
of government. The encouragement of contributions to charities in the form of
tax breaks to all citizens would be a more proper portrayal of
government. Robin Hood was
only a story but exists as taxation oppresses some to the benefit of
others. The land of the free is becoming the land of the oppressed,
the land of the taxed, even unto death.
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that capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom."
- Milton Freidman
Economies prosper when capitalism is allowed.
Economies stagnate and decline under strict
government controls. The
freedom of economic opportunity is the base of our continued
Take the telecommunications industry for example.
Since deregulation, although confusing for the consumer, the
communications industry has flourished with new technologies, products,
and choices. Capitalism allows ingenuity and creativity to
flourish. Freedom and capitalism has allowed America to prosper
creating the greatest economy modern man has ever known.
Capitalism is the foundation of the American
dream, without it the dream fades.
In countries where capitalism is nonexistent the people’s only
dream is to survive. Not
only to survive but also to prosper, however little, is the call of the
President John F. Kennedy stimulated the American
economy by cutting taxes. Although the
tax rates were reduced the stimulation
of the economy increased the gross national product, thus
increasing the revenues received into the government coffers.
Economic opportunity is liberty.