Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Path of Freedom: What We the People have lost...

Throughout my blog I will provide links to the definitions of certain words that may not be fully understood. If you don't know what a word means please click the link.  I remember long before I started my political journey where I really didn't know the difference between a liberal and a libertarian.

Do you think you are Free?  Do you think you have Freedom?  If not...why not?  Freedom and Liberty are something that our Founding Fathers fully understood but very few people understand today.  To be honest, I do not fully understand the concepts of Freedom and Liberty.  I feel I have a fairly good grasp on the concepts but I am actively educating myself to understand them further.  If you do not understand Liberty you are not, nor can you be, free.  Furthermore, if you DO understand Liberty but do not exercise your unalienable rights you also are not free.

For example:  Do you have the right to have a basketball hoop on your property? Are you sure? Do you know your rights?  Please watch this short video.  We all think we have freedom. What if you don't know your rights?

"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty." Thomas Jefferson

I guess this is the video that prompted this blog.  If this was your property could you say definitively that this would not have happened to you?  What do you think would have happened if someone would have drove up to Monticello and tried to remove something from Thomas Jefferson's property?  I have a feeling things would have been different.  It is for reasons like this that we all must arm ourselves with the knowledge of Freedom and Liberty or we will never be free.  The path of freedom has grown over and Knowledge is the machete.
Does he (John McCafferty) have a right to his property?  Does the government have the right to come take his property?  The Constitution of the United States was written to limit the power of the government. The 4th Amendment protects a person’s property.

So what could have helped John McCafferty (the homeowner in the above video)?   A knowledge and understanding of his rights would have helped him but more importantly exercising those rights could have prevented the stealing of his property.  It could happen to you. Will you be ready?
 This is one of the first videos (below) I watched when I was educating myself on liberty. (Below)  "The Philosophy of Liberty" should be taught in every elementary school then expanded in middle school and in high school. Why isn't it? I have shared this with many people.  It is basic and straight to the point, which is why I like it. 

"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

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