Posts Tagged ‘liberty

04
Sep
16

Freedom of Speech Hypocrites

I have been channel surfing through political talk radio shows, lately, and I am not surprised by the reaction that Colin Kaepernick (49ers quarterback) is receiving for his refusal to stand for the National Anthem.

All the nationalists and authoritarians are viciously attacking his character, and attempting to shame him on a national stage, in an effort to get him to change his behavior—and hopefully create a hostile environment, so that no one else gets the crazy idea of following in his footsteps. Any other time, we’d be hearing these same guys talk about all the freedom we supposedly enjoy, and “American exceptionalism.”

The nationalists have even tried to turn this incident into an issue of Kaepernick somehow disrespecting the military, because supposedly so many “people fought and died” for his freedom, and he is just defecating all over them!

First of all, why do we sing the National Anthem, and have a military procession—complete with jets flying overhead—at a football game, in the first place? I’ll enlighten you: It’s to keep you all waving your flags, and get you teary-eyed when you think of your great country—even as it is going into the tank, and your freedoms are being trampled, more and more, each day. That’s why.

Hitler would be proud, I’m sure.

But I digress.

I have heard some people say, “People fought and died for your freedom! You’d better be glad you live in a place where you can say that!”

What they are really saying is, “You piece of garbage! You are challenging my belief system, and I would prefer to live in my little box, unchallenged, where I feel that everything I believe is right and good. You can have your freedom of speech—as long as you say things that I agree with. If I could shut you up, right now, I would! You’d better be glad you live in this country, where most people tolerate such things; otherwise, I would physically assault you—and I still might, if I think I can get away with it!”

This type of behavior begs the question: If people fought and died for freedom of speech—and you revere them so much for doing so—why are you trying so hard to stop people from exercising that freedom? You must not revere them as much as you say you do, because you obviously don’t want people to use what those dead folks supposedly fought for.

I’ve got news for you: The Flag of the United States is basically a corporate logo of the UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT (intentional caps, for all of you in the know), in the same way that the “swoosh” logo represents Nike, or the “golden arches” represents McDonald’s. People get so wrapped up in that flag, but they don’t understand its true meaning.

Contrary to what you’ve been indoctrinated to believe, the US Flag does NOT represent the people of the United States. I know you’ve all been made to feel like it does, but it does not. It represents the warring, lying, stealing, murdering, enslaving US Government.

Getting you to pledge your allegiance, when you are too young to even understand what you are doing, for example, is how nationalism indoctrination is done—and it is absolutely necessary for keeping the State in control of everything. If you lose faith, it’s over—so the Powers That Be won’t have any of that. That is why nationalism is taught, as early as kindergarten.

Government constantly lies to us; literally beats us down with their officers and agents; attempts to disarm us; takes nearly half of everything we earn each year (taxes, fees, fines, permits, licenses, etc.); keeps us in a constant state of “war”; pushes us into dividing ourselves and fighting against each other; regulates our businesses to the point where they flee the country—and take all their jobs with them; monitors everything we do and say; destroys entire industries (coal and lead, for example)—and the jobs that go along with them—with the stroke of a pen; is the single biggest reason for the increase in our healthcare costs—and I could go on and on.

Do you really expect me to pledge my allegiance to that, or stand and wave the logo that represents it, and get all mushy inside? Don’t be ridiculous!

I love the location of my birth, and most other people here, but I despise governments—all of them.

It has been said that the only speech that needs protecting is unpopular speech. Now, I’m not crazy about the wording of that statement, but I get what the person was trying to say.

If Kaepernick wants to exercise his freedom of speech, and speak out against what he feels is injustice, I support him. If not standing for the National Anthem is what he feels is necessary to get his message across, I won’t try to stand in his way—and neither should you, if you believe in real freedom.

Maybe, one day, your words may not be so popular, and you might need a little “protecting,” too.

 

 

 

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04
Mar
16

State of the Union 2016

in my opinion, Donald Trump is a Fascist. Ted Cruz wants a theocracy, and to basically renew the Crusades. Marco Rubio is the face of the Establishment. Hillary Clinton is an elitist Limousine Liberal. Bernie Sanders is an absolute idiot Communist, who knows jack squat about economics.

Congratulations, USA. This is what all of your cowardice, coveting, entitlement mentality, dumbing down and social engineering has gotten you.

You have allowed Masters to rise up and control every aspect of your life–and then you turn around and shout “freedom!” and “USA! USA!” while those same Masters laugh at you–all the way to the bank. You can’t possibly think that all of the deficits, wars, taxing and regulating all of our industry to a point where the employers flee, and forcibly doing ‘this’ and ‘that’ to one another would ever lead to peace and prosperity.

And if you are looking for someone to blame, you only need look in the mirror.

You starve, and barely scrape by, while your government sends billions of dollars that were forcibly taken from you, in the form of taxes, to other countries–to bribe them, to go along with US-favored politics.

You now live in a society where your every purchase, email, phone call and text message is monitored by government. Even your laptop cameras and microphones can be turned on, remotely, by government, without your knowledge or consent, because you might be a terrorist–and “terrorism” is the favored excuse for government to use for all manner of power-grabs, these days.

Over half of police resources are used to kidnap and cage people who have done nothing more than smoke a leaf that government said was forbidden.

Government even tells you what types of light bulbs you will be allowed to use–and you still think you’re free?

The FDA has approved every single prescription drug that has maimed, killed or otherwise harmed someone, yet you see “These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA…” disclaimers on health supplement bottles. They have pushed the toxic stuff through, but can’t be bothered with vitamins and herbal remedies?

When cops break the law, or kill someone, they get put on paid leave–which is nothing more than paid vacation, if we’re being honest. If you break the law, it’s a completely different outcome.

Government has taken self-defense out of our hands, and has even devised a [trial lawyer] system where businesses and citizens are afraid to defend themselves, because the criminal might sue–and win!

If you are an average citizen, nearly half of your income is forcibly taken from you, each year, in the form of taxes, fees, fines, permits and licenses. Half!

You are conditioned to believe–through TV shows, movies, video games, talk radio, news broadcasts, etc.–that without government force the world would plunge into chaos and destruction, yet you peacefully self-govern, every day.

After all that they have done to you, you still want to tell me that we need this system? If so, realize that it’s your conditioning talking, not your rational mind.

School was the first step in your conditioning process; your parents handed you over to strangers, when you were very young and impressionable, and those strangers conditioned you to believe that strangers can wield authority over you–and punish you when you disobey. Basically, your were handed over into slavery.

If the word, “freedom,” truly means anything to you, you must help to abolish the system that has allowed these would-be rulers to destroy everything good that we’ve ever known.

Most of you are angry–if the current presidential “election” climate is any indication. The only problem is that you think that you can actually change the overall scope of power by voting. Sorry, but history shows that you cannot.

The “elections” are rigged; the Powers That Be would never let something like a popular vote take away their power and money. You even see the rules-breaking and maneuvering at the Primary level, so stop putting your faith in a ballot box!

We have to begin exercising mutual respect, self-defense, community involvement and emergency preparedness. We also have to rally around each other, so that the government goons understand that if they mess with one of us, they mess with all of us! That’s the only way we can turn things around.

Stay away from the polls, and learn more about Voluntaryism(.com).

The only way we are going to truly become a civilized society is when we learn to live and let live, and stop trespassing against one another.

“Government” is the most destructive, warring, murderous, stealing, lying, corrupt organization on the planet. It has to end. Now!

17
Jul
13

Free Times Newspaper Using Absurd Scare Tactics In An Attempt to Limit Competition in SC’s Healthcare Industry

In the July 17-23, 2013 issue of Free Times (Columbia, SC), writer Corey Hutchins asks: “If there was an MRI scanner next to the cricket cage in the back of Skeebo’s bait shop—and it was closer or cheaper than one at your local hospital—would you trust your life to the guy selling nightcrawlers to find out if your chronic headaches might be cancer?

“Weird question.”

Yes, weird question.

The tactic, employed by Corey Hutchins, is called “Reductio ad Ridiculum”: The logical fallacy of extending someone’s argument to ridiculous proportions and then criticizing the result.

You see, Free Times is attempting to scare you, and SC lawmakers, into continuing support for a permitting process known as “Certificate of Need” (CON). Governor Nikki Haley vetoed the $800,000 funding for the agency, and now certain special interests are attempting to scare the public into pushing for a reversal.

When hospitals, nursing homes, and other facilities want to add new medical services, build or purchase new medical equipment, they must demonstrate a “need” to a South Carolina regulatory agency. The agency then determines whether or not the organization will be allowed to have it.

<sarcasm>Yay, freedom!</sarcasm>

Corey Hutchins says that such regulation is “supposed to keep costs in check.”

On that point, he is correct—but those prices are kept “in check” at a high price, due to limits on competition and the inability to purchase high-dollar equipment for business expansion (economic stimulus, job creation, etc.).

Let’s call CON by its real name: Protectionism. The healthcare lobby is one of the strongest voices in the halls of government, and CON is used by many of those voices to try to limit competition and protect the profits of well-established medical firms—and that means higher costs, for YOU.

So what if “Skeebo” wanted to buy an MRI machine?

First of all, I doubt a corner “bait shop” would have the money to purchase a mega-bucks MRI scanner—and part of the reason why they cost so much is because government limits how many can be purchased, and by whom. Again, those costs are passed along to YOU, the patient, in the form of higher procedure costs and insurance premiums.

Second, if “Skeebo” did purchase an MRI scanner, got training to “certify” his expertise with the device, offered shorter waiting room times, charged less, was more conveniently located, and gave a more personalized level of service and care, why wouldn’t I choose “Skeebo” over the high-priced medical facility that was located several miles away?

That’s exactly why they are being limited. Like I said, protectionism.

Corey Hutchins basically says that anything other than tight control of your healthcare options is throwing the industry into “chaos.”

Governor Haley said, “The Certificate of Need program does three things: restricts access, drives down quality and drives up costs”—and she’s absolutely right.

Apparently, “my body, my choice” only applies to abortion. Everything else having to do with my body must be regulated, limited, controlled, taxed, permitted, licensed and manipulated.

So, Free Times, will you promote choice in everything concerning my body, or will hypocrisy rule the day?

26
Mar
13

Governor Mike Huckabee’s Gay Marriage Strawman

On his radio show, yesterday (03-25-13), former governor Mike Huckabee voiced strong opposition to gay marriage, because he says he is against “changing the definition of marriage” (“one man and one woman”).

When a caller pressed him by saying that another couple’s gay marriage did not affect governor Huckabee’s marriage, Mr. Huckabee became a little more animated and said that a gay couple’s marriage could indeed affect him.

Mr. Huckabee used a ‘what if’ (strawman) example of a priest hiring for a position in his church, saying–and I’m paraphrasing, here–that the priest couldn’t discriminate and might be forced to hire a gay person, in violation of the church’s stance on the subject.

Sorry, but another couple’s marital status isn’t what would be affecting him, the priest or anyone else; it is the anti-discrimination laws that are on the books that would affect them and force them to accept these things that they do not support, so their anger is misplaced. They should be focusing their anger toward their beloved government, not the peaceful people who simply want to have the same things that everyone else enjoys.

Mr. Huckabee seems to be angered by not being able to make his own choices, when it comes to relationships and associations, yet he would deny those very things to others with whom he disagrees. Where I come from, we call that “hypocrisy.”

But why anyone would push to have government regulate their marriage (family law), grant permission slips (marriage licenses), and have government be a third party to their marriage–complete with co-ownership of the “products” of the relationship (the children)–is beyond me.

Do I care for homosexuality or “gay marriage”? Nope, not at all. Definitely not my thing. I simply believe in freedom–of choice, association, everything. Get government out of marriage and we won’t have to deal with this type of divisive nonsense, any longer.

13
Sep
11

Open Letter to Government

To Whom It May Concern:

We constantly hear you say words words like “freedom” and “liberty,” yet your actions show that you have no respect for, or belief in, such things.

You have a group of people that call themselves the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Supposedly, they are working to keep us safe from contaminated foods and fake medicines, but the FDA kills people through such activities as delaying the approval of new drugs, by ten years on average.

How many people have died waiting for your FDA group to allow them to try to save themselves with new treatments? Shouldn’t it be up to the dying person to weigh the risks involved with a treatment that might save his/her life? Seems to me that your lengthy approval process is defeating its stated purpose–or maybe population reduction is your purpose.

In addition to attempts to control, water-down and/or ban dietary supplements altogether (herbal treatments, vitamins, etc.), I see state and federal officials raiding storehouses of natural (non-genetically modified, no pesticides) foods and raw milk. In one instance, alone, 50,000 pounds of unprocessed cheese was ordered destroyed—and for what purpose? I dare say the people seem much healthier than the rest of the Fast Food Nation, so why bother them? To me, it seems more about food control than protection and health.

And how many starving, homeless, malnourished people could 50,000 pounds of cheese fed? Again, your purpose is in question.

If you don’t have the freedom to decide what you will put into your own body, you have no freedom at all–and, obviously, someone else thinks they own you.

The Federal Reserve is a non-governmental corporation that magically creates fiat “money” out of thin air and then loans that created “money” to the US Government. Government then taxes the People to pay the interest on that funny “money.” It’s a brilliant plan for separating the unenlightened masses from their wealth–and it’s absolutely criminal for you to allow it to continue.

Cut all ties to the Federal Reserve. Now.

Instead of listening to what We The People have to say, and meeting our demands, you have spent billions on monitoring our Internet connections; reading what we post on social networking sites; checking what we buy in stores (through loyalty cards and credit/debit card purchases); listening in on our phone calls; tracking us through our cell phones (E911); trying to change (instead of listening to) our opinions, by planting psy-ops operatives in major media outlets; ignoring our letters and phone calls; militarizing the police against us; trying to stop us from peacefully assembling (and attacking us when we do); herding us into out-of-sight “free speech zones”; molesting us at airports in the name of some measure of safety that you cannot truly provide; arresting us for growing our own food; destroying our wealth and employment opportunities through currency manipulation and interference in the marketplace; secretly experimenting on us with drugs, radiation and biological agents; watching us with camera-equipped drone aircraft, and cameras on street corners and in neighborhoods; dumbing us down through the use of regimented education techniques and social promotion; forcing children to submit to having potentially deadly/crippling substances injected into their bodies; genetically-modifying our food, in order to find a way–among other things–to “vaccinate” us through it; instituting plans for civilian internment, and posting ads online for “Internment Specialists”; stopping us on the street to make sure we’ve paid money to the government for certain permissions (free people don’t need permission), and to see if you can extract even more wealth from us once you have us stopped…and that doesn’t even scratch the surface.

You claim that the aforementioned activities are being done in the name of fighting terrorism, but the only real terrorists I’ve ever come into actual contact with are government officials–you folks with nice offices and fancy titles, who get paid for controlling and forcibly extracting wealth from everyone else. If we refuse to comply with your orders, rules, mandates, whims and decrees, we are assaulted, kidnapped and caged. You ridicule us, insult us, steal from us and control us, but when we show our displeasure you arrest us for insulting you. That doesn’t sound like freedom, respect, or being a “public servant,” to me. Animal Farm much?

If you’re supposedly fighting terrorists because they hate our so-called “free” way of life, you can stop fighting and spending our wealth; the terrorists won that battle, a long time ago. If you really think we’re going to believe your nonsense about them bombing us because of our way of life, you’re out of your mind. We’re not as stupid as you seem to think we are–and I’m not convinced that these “terrorists” you speak of (and always at the most opportune times, for government) even exist, in the first place.

The World Trade Center buildings were destroyed on September 11, 2001. Whether or not you had a hand in it, or allowed it to happen, you used it to immediately push through the freedom-crushing PATRIOT Act and institute a Police State and surveillance society, through implementation of the Department of Homeland Security.

The world has seen a “Fatherland” and a “Motherland,” and now we have a “Homeland”–complete with parallels to Nazi Germany. How fitting.

Your  real enemy seems to be The People of the US. A government that has a higher prison population than that of all other countries, combined, cannot claim to be a friend of freedom–or its People.

Government has far outlived any initially-perceived benefit to society (not that there ever was one). It is time to abolish institutionalized slavery–government–and begin to work together for a more prosperous and peaceful coexistence. If humans cannot be trusted with governing themselves, surely they cannot be trusted with governing others–and let’s not forget that you are human, too.

In the famous words of Neo (The Matrix), “I know you’re out there. I can feel you now. I know that you’re afraid; you’re afraid of us. You’re afraid of change. I don’t know the future. I didn’t come here to tell you how this is going to end. I came here to tell you how it’s going to begin. I’m going to hang up this phone, and then I’m going to show these people what you don’t want them to see; I’m going to show them a world…without you. A world without rules and controls, without borders or boundaries, a world where anything is possible. Where we go from there is a choice I leave to you.”

09
Oct
09

Freedom and the Constitution

I frequently hear people use “freedom” and “Constitution” in the same sentence, as if freedom is dependent upon the document. I hate to burst a few bubbles out there, but it just isn’t true.

Now, before anyone jumps to conclusions and gets their panties in a wad I want you all to take a deep breath, calm down, open your minds and try to think outside of your conditioning.

Here are a couple of things to keep in the back of your mind as you read further.

Webster’s Dictionary online says that “slavery” is “submission to a dominating influence.” It also says that definition of “free” is “not subject to the control or domination of another.”

So, to recap, if you are forced to submit to a dominating influence you are a slave.

By its very nature, government is a “dominating influence” to which you must submit or suffer loss.

Citizens are forced to get permission for everything under the Sun, including but not limited to building a house, getting married, starting a business, driving a car, selling certain types of merchandise, etc. In addition, your wealth is forcibly taken from you through taxation and fines.

“How does the Constitution fit into all this,” you ask? The Constitution is the foundation of the United States’ system of government which basically enables these types of things, either directly or indirectly.

Examples include:

“Legislative power” (control): Article 1, Section 1

“Taxes” (theft): Article 1, Sections 2, 7, 8, 9 & 10

“Regulate Commerce” (interfere in the marketplace): Article 1, Section 8

“Bankruptcy” (using government power to get out of repaying all or part of a person’s debt): Article 1, Section 8

Manipulate the value of currency: Article 1, Section 8

Hold you against your will when they determine emergency conditions exist in the country: Article 1, Section 9

Inspecting your imported or exported goods, and taxing you to fund it all: Article I, Section 10

“Executive Power” (control): Article 2, Section 1

President’s salary (funded through theft): Article 2, Section 1

Presidential Oath (he must swear to uphold this document and all of its slavery-enabling clauses!): Article 2, Section 1

President’s job to make sure all laws are “faithfully executed” (control): Article 2, Section 2

“Judicial Power” (control): Article 3, Section 1

Drag you into court and deliver punishment for crimes: Article 4, Section 2 (and some examples of “crime” around the US include walking down the street with an ice cream cone in your pocket (KY), putting a couch in your garage (FL), or conducting a puppet show from your balcony (NY).)

Guarantee a Republican form of government (promise of the manner in which they will rule you): Article 3, Section 4

Constitution will be the “supreme Law of the Land” (control): Article 6

Soldiers can be quartered in your home if “prescribed by law”: Amendment 3

Government can break in and search your belongings if it feels the need: Amendment 4

Government can kidnap you and force you to stand trial: Amendment 5

Government can take your property for a public use, if they give you what they feel is “just compensation”: Amendment 5

If government kidnaps you and forces you to stand trial, they will make every effort to give you a speedy trial and allow to bring witnesses to testify on your behalf: Amendment 6

No slavery or involuntary servitude, unless you violate one of their laws: Amendment 13

Government can deprive you of “life, liberty or property” with due process of law: Amendment 14, Section 1

“Public debt” (they spend, you pay): Amendment 14, Section 4

Stealing your money (income tax): Amendment 16

Prohibited alcoholic beverages: Amendment 18 (eventually repealed)

And let’s not forget that owning slaves was recognized and permitted under this Constitution.

As I was saying, “Freedom” and “Constitution” should never be used together, because they are incompatible–and (police) actions always speak louder than words (on paper).

03
Jul
09

Celebrate Your So-Called Independence

This July 4th, “Independence Day,” celebrate your freedom and independence!

When you wake, make sure the property tax (annual lease payment to government) on your home has been paid, so you can continue to live in it and claim it.

When you call your friends and neighbors, to tell them about your BBQ cookout, be happy about the government taxing you and jacking up your phone bill in order to provide phone service to those who won’t get out and work to get it (Universal Service fee).

Also, be glad that government has banned certain foods – foods that you used to enjoy – that are considered to be “unhealthy.”

Make sure you get the required permit (government permission and a pay-off) to hold a large gathering at your home or place of business.

If friends fly in from out of town for your party, don’t get angry if some of them are delayed or detained, due to Homeland Security. After all, it’s for your safety – and you wouldn’t want them to get lax and make a mistake that would allow some terrorist to come in and blow everyone up, right?

Be sure the property tax on your car(s) has been paid (see above), so you can get a driver’s license (more permission and pay-offs), tags and vehicle registration (ditto) and drive to the store to get supplies – and remember that the price you paid for that car would have been about half, without all the embedded and hidden taxes on nearly every stage of an automobile’s production.

As you get into your car, be sure you have filled out all the required paperwork and received government’s permission to own and carry your gun – even though government’s own official, founding documents say that government shall not infringe on the keeping and bearing of arms.

While at the store, note the sale tax that has been applied to your final bill, because government feels it should get a cut of nearly every monetary transaction you make.

When you drive your car to the fireworks stand – if fireworks are even permitted in your area – be sure to follow all of the driving rules and regulations, including limits on how fast you may travel, and be sure to stop firing off the fireworks you are allowed to purchase (some rockets and firecrackers are outlawed, in some places) at a certain time or risk a fine or imprisonment (kidnapping).

If you still have a job and can actually afford to buy fireworks, be thankful that government’s destructive regulation of the marketplace, nationalizing industries (communism) and manipulating the fiat currency hasn’t affected you enough to keep you from enjoying some firecrackers.

If you are stopped on the way by a police compliance checkpoint, be sure to keep your hands on the wheel (so they won’t feel compelled to draw their guns on you) and make sure to quickly produce the documents they require (*in Nazi soldier fashion* “Your papers, please!”) in order for you to be permitted to travel.

If you are ticketed, pay the fine and rejoice in the fact that it’s all done for your own good and safety.

If you decide to attend the local fireworks event, follow instructions from police officers on where you will be permitted to park. We certainly don’t want you to get another ticket!

On the way home, again follow the rules of the road and be ready to have everything ready, this time, in case you meet with another Naz…I mean police checkpoint.

After all the festivities have died down, settle into your favorite easy chair and turn on the TV (propaganda box) – and take comfort in the knowledge that your government has censored certain television programming which may go against official FCC, decency or “community” standards.

As you watch the news about government and IBM working together to control traffic through congestion pricing (a daily fee, just to travel into town) and developing ways of tracking your vehicle and controlling your thermostat so you don’t use too much energy, don’t get angry. This is all done for the good of the country – and you don’t want to be viewed as behind the times or hindering progress, do you?

As you listen to Obama’s health care plan – a plan to basically ration health services to those who government officials feel really need them – don’t let thoughts of population control creep into your head. That kind of thing could never happen, here, in the good ol’ US of A.

If you had to make a trip to the hospital, instead – due to a fireworks accident, for example – don’t complain about the long wait and ridiculously high cost of treatment that are mainly due to government rules, regulations and compliance costs.

When you are able to return to work, smile knowing that nearly half of your annual income is taken by government in some form or fashion (taxes, fees, fines, permits, licenses, etc.), so that it can be given to other countries (foreign aid bribes), large corporations who are supposedly “too big to fail” (bailouts), or fellow citizens who would rather sit on their butts than provide for themselves (welfare).

If this angers you, call your Congressman – and get his Administrative Assistant or an intern, who may or may not take a message. Wait for a form letter thanking you for contacting his office. He’ll be sure to keep your views in mind (not), in the future.

If your Congressman disappoints you, you can always run for office – if you can afford the prohibitive filing fees.

If you register to run as any other Party than Republican or Democrat, you may be required to get tens of thousands of signatures from residents before you will be allowed to have your name on the ballot – if your state even allows candidates who aren’t R or D (ballot access laws).

And don’t forget that the political system is rigged, anyway, and voting is a waste of time–over 230 years of voting, with things only getting worse, proves it–so there aren’t many viable options left for making positive change, are there? Well, there are, but you’re probably too comfy in front of the TV, or playing games on your smartphone, to concern yourself with something that would require a bit of effort and bravery.

If you protest or spout off about freedom, the IRS or the Federal Reserve system, don’t get angry if you are placed on a domestic terrorist watch list. According to some law enforcement trainers, even the Founding Fathers were “terrorists,” because they rebelled against their government.

Yes, sheeple of the United States, celebrate your freedom and independence from a tyrannical government – and try not to think about how your forefathers broke free from one slavery system, only to leave us with another.

Government-granted liberties are NOT the same as freedom!