But what does it mean to be independent? Webster defines independence as not being controlled by others, self governing, and not requiring or relying on others. The common thread throughout these definitions is relying on oneself. Reliance upon the self is ultimately why the Revolutionary War was fought and it is why the individual citizen is sovereign. In order to establish a government the citizen loaned his individual sovereignty to the government in order to allow it to act on his behalf thereby creating a representative Republic that would protect his individual freedoms from outside interference. That government was the Federal government. His daily life would be regulated by a State government that would be closer to the will of the people and therefore more responsive to them.
Today, we are again faced with taxation without representation. Our elected representatives no longer listen to us. We saw that when they ignored our will at the now infamous town halls on Obamacare. Others cancelled their town halls in order to silence the will of those they claim to represent. Still others mocked us for our concerns and called us corporate shills who have been paid to have a political opinion and that is why we should be ignored. Despite many attempts to communicate with my elected officials all that I received in response was boilerplate laced with phrases designed to soothe my mind. Rather than having the effect of administering a soporific, these missives only heightened my alarm and confirmed my suspicions that a citizen’s concerns counted for nothing to the Federal legislature.
As such, we no longer have representatives in the Congress, but Lords and Ladies who are now the new aristocracy and we are their serfs. Those who follow Marx and his socialist policies are ecstatic, but this also means that those who respect and honor freedom are in trouble. Progressivism=Marxism, and make no mistake that there is a Marxist in the Oval Office. In fact, there are Marxists and Maoists at the highest levels of government and they despise liberty and the individual and that brings about a significant question: why are they there?
Put simply, they are there because we put them there. I firmly believe that a people get the government that they deserve and we certainly deserved the ones that we have in office now. When you get angry about the bonds of financial slavery being forged for your children and grandchildren, remember that it was you that cast a ballot for this. When you become furious that our economy is being torn asunder and that the greatest engine for the creation of wealth is being dismantled and that our way of life is going the same way, remember that you cast your ballot for this. When you feel rage at the slow ebb of your freedom draining away your liberty, remember that it was you that cast the ballot for it. We did this to ourselves.
That is the ugly truth behind today’s events. We inflicted our own wounds. This happened because we trusted the media when we should have doubted them and their intentions. The mainstream media no longer serves the public, but answers to a political master now. The familiar faces on the news are all the lapdogs of the left. Like the Wizard of Oz, the veil has been lifted and their treachery has been exposed with the exception of Fox News. They wield their influence as a weapon and use the news to shape and form your opinions in accordance to their master’s wishes. What do they get out of this arrangement? They get access to the elite, to rub shoulders with the rich and powerful and the prestige that brings. Is it any wonder that Chris Mathews said that it was his job to make sure that President Obama succeeded? He can only do that if he carries water for the President and damns the facts.
And then there is the money. For years we have said that Washington is out of touch. I submit that it is not out of touch because it no longer works for us. Of course, I speak of corruption and perversion. When influence is peddled in Washington, favors follow. Why do you suppose that Barney Frank found nothing wrong before our economy nearly collapsed? He headed the committee that investigated the doings at Fannie Mae when Franklin Raines was double dipping and he declared their operations sound. He also received bushels of cash from Fannie Mae as did other Democrats on the committee who also found nothing to be alarmed about. Coincidence? Perhaps, but coincidence seems to follow Mr. Frank as does scandal.
Perhaps Mr. Frank is like Senator Dodd. Senator Dodd received one hell of a deal on a mortgage. Do you honestly believe that he got that deal out of the goodness of the lender’s heart or was it for a favor that we don’t know about? Who else is selling out the public to line their own pockets at our expense? How else has the public been damaged by corrupt politicians? Since they investigate their own and since they all know where each other’s bodies are buried, I would think that an independent counsel would be best way to investigate the corruption in Washington, but that will never happen as long as the aristocracy rules.
You see, the politicians keep you entertained while they do their business behind closed doors. The Romans did the same thing with gladiatorial games and circuses. So long as they kept the public occupied, they could do whatever they pleased just as Washington is doing right now. Hence the boilerplate sent to concerned citizens to allay their fears despite the open mockery of the United States Constitution by those who swore to defend it.
That politicians in Washington do not honor their oaths of office should surprise no one considering that they have no honor or integrity themselves. Why do you suppose that they keep multiple sets of books? If you or I did that we would be imprisoned. Yet the government can get away with it in order to lie to the American people. This is why they tell you that something will only cost one million dollars and when it is all said and done the price goes to one hundred million dollars and you know nothing about it. This is why having multiple sets of books is so fun. If anyone gets curious you can always pull out a doctored ledger to prove that you are on the up and up as a dutiful politician. We plebeians however, are not entitled to such perks. That is for the neoaristocracy alone.
Thus do we now know why the Federal government has lost its mind, it is because we allowed it to happen. We carelessly cast our ballot because we were enamored of flowery speech and team spirit for parties labled Democrat and Republican, but these things do little to protect that which should be most important to us: our freedom and our independence. With independence comes responsibility because the two are inseparable. In order to be independent you must take responsibility for yourself. Each citizen has a responsibility to feed yourself, to clothe yourself, to obtain a roof over your head, to provide for your family, and to obtain medical care when needed.
This is why medical care, food, housing, clothing, and even personal defense are not rights. If they were “rights,” then you would be relieved of the responsibility and if you are not responsible then you are not independent and therefore you are not free. It is because we have faith in God and the nobility of our own nature that we feed the hungry, provide medical care to the sick, clothe the cold, provide shelter from the elements, and defend the helpless. We do this because we will not stand idle as people suffer, but those we assist are not truly free because they rely upon us to ease their burdens and we should therefore not make them comfortable in their needs.
In order for man to be independent he must have pride in himself and confidence in his abilities. Yet, we do all that we can as a society to rob our children of both. We teach boys to be girls by feminizing them. We teach them that there are no losers and that is why everybody gets a reward. We teach them that they cannot accomplish anything by themselves and that is why they need an all powerful government. In short, our society cripples them so that they cannot be free men and women. As adults entering the workforce they have no ambition. They do not believe in the value of a system of morality and they have no respect for Deity or themselves. Who have we become?
That we are the lesser children of greater sires is quickly becoming evident. For the past forty years we have heeded the siren call of the collective urging us to lay down our burdens so that we may become yet another cog in a faceless and soulless machine. A machine that will crush the individual under its weight and use their blood for its lubricant and the name of this machine is the collective. This is why everywhere that Marxism has dominated it has created re-education camps and death squads and the United States of America will not be exempt should it occur here.
The fourth of July is a day to have barbecues, to see fireworks, and it is a chance to spend time with our family and friends, but it is also a reminder that freedom comes with a responsibility to protect and preserve our independence lest we lose it. Many thousands bled and died for your chance to be free and they also bequeathed to you the responsibility that comes with it. Who would we be if we allowed that freedom to be lost because we would not own up to its concomitant responsibility?
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