A rallying cry...Submitted by pgiboney on Mon, 05/07/2012 - 23:52
“When the government's boot is on your throat, whether it is a left boot or a right boot is of no consequence” - Gary Lloyd
The world has tried communism. It has tried socialism. It has tried fascism. It has tried corporatism, autocracy, plutocracy, monarchism, oligarchies, and military juntas. It has tried redistributing wealth. It has tried regulations. It has tried tariffs, subsidies, and every form of protectionism. It has tried serfdom, mercantilism, keynesianism, and all forms of centrally planned economies. It has tried inflating the currency, deflating it, quantitative easing, manipulating interest rates, and bailouts for failing banks and corporations. It has waged wars on poverty, drugs, terrorism, and each other. These forms of government, these philosophies, these religions, these legislative acts, these "ideas", have all been tried - and they have all failed. To the extent they've failed, the people have always paid the price. And most tragically, no matter how much suffering is left in their wake, how many men and women are reduced to squalor and poverty, or how many men and woman are murdered for the sake of these "ideas", they continue to be tried in the vain hope that "it will be different this time." It wont be.
But there is another way. It is the only way that allows all men and women to rise above their circumstances. It is the only way that protects the natural rights of both the rich and the poor, the politician and the citizen, the powerful and the powerless. It is the only way that allows all men and woman, of any social class, religion, or background, to live as they choose, to live according to their own plans, and to make their own decisions. It is the obvious way, but the one seldom tried, if ever.
It is the way of liberty. And it alone is the final answer to all suffering and oppression. And though we have always reached for it, it has continued to elude our grasp. No more.
For Freedom. No one but Paul.
"There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root" - Henry David Thoreau