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Winning is Only Achievable Once We Stop Living in Fear

There is only one thing that is keeping us from achieving our freedom once again in this country and it can be described with only one simple word: Fear.

Franklin D. Roosevelt stated “There is nothing to fear but fear itself,” and I cannot think of a more applicable statement than that right now. Fear is our greatest enemy: Fear of the IRS, fear of stepping outside the lines, fear of disobeying so-called “authority.” And the biggest fear of all: Fear of losing our stuff. If there was ever a time in our history when outright civil disobedience was required, it is right now. And if that civil disobedience leads to outright uncivil acts from the enemy, than I say let it come, let everyone see them for exactly what they are - criminals, cowards and murderers.

They can only do what they are doing to us if we ALLOW them to. If enough Americans would just draw that line and say “No More! You can take my house, take my car, take my bank accounts and even take my life, but you’re not going to do it anymore with my consent,” it would just be a matter of time until the whole house of cards fell apart. They don’t have the manpower to enforce their servitude upon an unwilling populace

Stand up America and live up to the fierce, proud and courageous blood line that you descended from! Don’t you understand that you don’t really have anything anymore anyway?! You don’t own your home if it can taken from you (try missing a few property tax payments and you’ll quickly see who REALLY owns it). You don’t even own the fruits of your own labor. Whatever bank account you may have, dwindles each day with the inflation of the never ending printing of their monopoly money. You’ve got shackles around your ankles and wrists and you’re all sitting around thinking that the next draconian law they pass is finally going to be your breaking point, except it’s already the hundredth time you’ve moved that line and tyranny keeps right on steam rolling over you while you wait to act!

Snap yourself out of the trance that they have you in and realize that if we don’t act swiftly, the time to act will be gone and chains will have been forged so tightly around your children and grandchildren’s necks that they will never escape...those of them that survive it that is. And stop kidding yourself that that is not EXACTLY what is at stake here. Make no mistake about it, these people mean to do you and your family harm. In fact, they already have and you’re all just too scared or too blind to admit it. How many more dead or maimed soldiers need to come back from fighting unjust wars to make these scum of the earth more filthy rich than they already are? How many more innocent people have to be slaughtered overseas? How many more people have to lose their jobs, their homes and any dignity they have left? How much more poison needs to be put in your food and your drinking water and your child’s vaccines before you will call it was it is? How many more elections need to be stolen from you?

So many people today will look back to WWII and ask themselves how it was possible that the Jewish people were just led to slaughter the way that they were and didn’t fight back until it was too late...Well if you really want an answer all you have to do is look in the mirror and you’ll have it.

One of my favorite lines from Mel Gibson’s “The Patriot” happens shortly after he goes out and savagely fights to bring his son back from the British troops that had seized him to hang him. He had just watched another son be murdered in front of his eyes and this second one was also about to be killed so he hunted them down and savagely killed the British troops and brought his son home. Afterwards, he is sitting reflecting on what had just happened. He had fought to stay out of the whole revolution for freedom because he thought he was protecting his children and instead he had already lost one and nearly another. His sister in law approaches him because she assumes he feels bad about killing the British soldiers the way he did and she says to him “You have done nothing for which you should be ashamed”, and he looks back at her and says “I have done nothing, and for that I am ashamed”.

This is a plea to all of you that you don’t find yourselves in the same situation someday...wishing you could go back in time and do things differently so that your children don’t pay the ultimate price for your inaction.

This August is our last hope of turning the tide of tyranny which seeks to destroy this country and everything our forbears fought so valiantly to leave for us. I say we give everything we’ve got to get Ron Paul nominated. The people that are delegates need to stop living in fear of what could or might happen and vote for the only person that really cares about saving this once great country and let the chips fall where they may. If necessary, cause a raucous for the whole world to see on national television and show that the American people are not going to go down without a fight. At least you won’t have to look back one day and utter the words “I have done nothing, and for that I am ashamed”.

And If God forbid, Ron Paul does not get the nomination, then the rest of us better realize that this will be the last line in the sand to be drawn. Four more years of anyone else and our country will not survive. The time will have come to withdraw your consent or face utter ruination. You won’t be able to claim that you weren’t warned.

NOTE: Least I be called a hypocrite, I made my stand a long time ago and as a result, I own nothing and never will again without it being unlawfully seized from me. There was not yet enough people willing to stand with me, but my stand in my eyes was not in vain. My biggest fear had always been losing my home and my stuff, and my biggest surprise was that after they were gone, my life did not end. In fact, the process removed my fear because I now know that standing up for truth and justice brings a much deeper happiness and contentment than any worldly possession could ever provide, even when you yourself don’t reap the immediate benefit from it.

Lose your fear and we will win this war.

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This is more reason to put aside our fear!




I thought it was 3 words:

Fear, Doubt, and Superstition.

1 John  4:18

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

Michael Badnarik - No, I will not comply, PERIOD!

Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
~ Joyce Meyer

Speech by Patrick Henry March 23, 1775

MR. PRESIDENT: No man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed the House. But different men often see the same subject in different lights; and, therefore, I hope it will not be thought disrespectful to those gentlemen if, entertaining as I do, opinions of a character very opposite to theirs, I shall speak forth my sentiments freely, and without reserve. This is no time for ceremony. The question before the House is one of awful moment to this country. For my own part, I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery; and in proportion to the magnitude of the subject ought to be the freedom of the debate. It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at truth, and fulfil the great responsibility which we hold to God and our country. Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offence, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the majesty of heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings.

Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.

I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided; and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging of the future but by the past. And judging by the past, I wish to know what there has been in the conduct of the British ministry for the last ten years, to justify those hopes with which gentlemen have been pleased to solace themselves, and the House? Is it that insidious smile with which our petition has been lately received? Trust it not, sir; it will prove a snare to your feet. Suffer not yourselves to be betrayed with a kiss. Ask yourselves how this gracious reception of our petition comports with these war-like preparations which cover our waters and darken our land. Are fleets and armies necessary to a work of love and reconciliation? Have we shown ourselves so unwilling to be reconciled, that force must be called in to win back our love? Let us not deceive ourselves, sir. These are the implements of war and subjugation; the last arguments to which kings resort. I ask, gentlemen, sir, what means this martial array, if its purpose be not to force us to submission? Can gentlemen assign any other possible motive for it? Has Great Britain any enemy, in this quarter of the world, to call for all this accumulation of navies and armies? No, sir, she has none. They are meant for us; they can be meant for no other. They are sent over to bind and rivet upon us those chains which the British ministry have been so long forging. And what have we to oppose to them? Shall we try argument? Sir, we have been trying that for the last ten years. Have we anything new to offer upon the subject? Nothing. We have held the subject up in every light of which it is capable; but it has been all in vain. Shall we resort to entreaty and humble supplication? What terms shall we find which have not been already exhausted? Let us not, I beseech you, sir, deceive ourselves. Sir, we have done everything that could be done, to avert the storm which is now coming on. We have petitioned; we have remonstrated; we have supplicated; we have prostrated ourselves before the throne, and have implored its interposition to arrest the tyrannical hands of the ministry and Parliament. Our petitions have been slighted; our remonstrances have produced additional violence and insult; our supplications have been disregarded; and we have been spurned, with contempt, from the foot of the throne. In vain, after these things, may we indulge the fond hope of peace and reconciliation. There is no longer any room for hope. If we wish to be free² if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending²if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained, we must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight! An appeal to arms and to the God of Hosts is all that is left us!

They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance, by lying supinely on our backs, and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot? Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power. Three millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations; and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable²and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come.

It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace²but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!

ecorob's picture

spot on!

A speech for today...

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Lose the fear

What a great column. I agree wholeheartedly. We must think and act like our Founders because we have just about lost everything already. Four years of anyone but Ron Paul will seal the fate of America forever.
Be of great courage. Perseverance is the key. Never give up and fight until the last breath. The God of righteousness will lead us. Believe and achieve. The truth will always win.


Jefferson's picture

If you

haven't seen this I would suggest taking 13 minutes to learn how they use fear to control us and keep us divided.

"The story of your enslavement"

fear is control...

only the slaves will argue otherwise.

Thank You. Amazing Post.

THIS is why I read The Daily Paul!

Beautiful and inspiring words. Thank you so much Denise. We can only lose if we quit. If we never give up, the only question is how long it will take to take back our beloved country - and that is in God's hands. This is a call to all Patriots. Mount up and ride to the sound of the guns!

I take my marching orders from the Constitution!


Is like a Dark Room all you can do there is produce Negatives.

Do your best have no expectations

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This is so very inspiring and needed! You are a liberty motivational communicator for sure, Denise! Thanks, and please continue to inspire! I hope to read more of your positive, uplifting posts!

Worlds Largest Army

I copied and pasted this story from another forum I frequent but I thought it was interesting. I don't agree with the OP that Japan could have hit the west coast as well but Much of this post is true. Obama needs to understand that. We will not go down without a fight.

True Story.
Here's an interesting side bar. After the Japanese ravaged the US Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor Dec 7, 1941, they could have sent their troop ships And carriers directly into California to finish what they started. The prediction from our Chief of Staff was that we wouldn't be able to stop them until they reached the Mississippi River. Remember, we had a 2 million man army and the bulk of our Navy ... fighting the Nazis in Europe; So, why did they not invade?

After the war, this question was poised to what was left of the Japanese Army's General Staff and their Naval
Admiralty. In response, their consistent Answer was astounding:
They knew that almost every home in America had guns and that the Americans knew how to use them .......
The world's largest army... America 's hunters! I had never thought about this....

A blogger added up the deer license sales in just a handful of states and arrived at a striking conclusion:
There were over 600,000 hunters this season in the state of Wisconsin .

Over the last several months, Wisconsin 's hunters became the eighth largest army in the world. More men under arms than in Iran. More than in France and Germany combined.

These men deployed to the woods of a single American state to hunt with firearms, and no one was killed.
AND That number pales in comparison to the 750,000 who hunted the woods of Pennsylvania and Michigan 's 700,000 hunters, All of whom have now returned home.

Toss in a quarter million hunters in West Virginia and it literally establishes the fact that the hunters of those four states alone would comprise the largest army in the world.

And the point is?
To me people who wander are not lost.
Beyond a well trained gun, you're everyday American Hunter is ... Hearty, ... Very Good with Maps and Orienteering ... A Skilled Woodsman ... Well Equipped ... And Very Capable of Surviving the Extremes at Length if Necessary!

America will forever be safe from foreign invasion with that kind of home-grown firepower.
Hunting -- it's not just a way to fill the freezer.
Hunting is a matter of national security.
Reminds me of this:
"In World War II, the Swiss had defenses no other country had. Let's begin with the rifle in every home combined with the Alpine terrain. When the German Kaiser asked in 1912 what the quarter of a million Swiss militiamen would do if invaded by a half million German soldiers, a Swiss replied: shoot twice and go home.

No Fear

The IRS is taking my stuff too. They say you are allowed to challenge the underlying liability (a 1099 saying you had taxable income)but when you challenge the underlying liability they say it's frivolous and take your stuff.

May our efforts in support of Congressman Ron Paul be blessed with supernatural success.

No Fear

The IRS is taking my stuff too. They say you are allowed to challenge the underlying liability (a 1099 saying you had taxable income)but when you challenge the underlying liability they say it's frivolous and take your stuff.

May our efforts in support of Congressman Ron Paul be blessed with supernatural success.

Robert Rodat's "The Patriot"

When you quote dialogue, especially, and the story in which it appears, the proper credit should go to the writer who thunk it up. Yes, the director and many others contribute to a movie, and somewhere I'm sure a studio executive thinks they deserve credit for greenlighting it, too, but actors should not be given credit for lines, or ideas, or the lessons that come from films; they express them, but they did not originate them.

I agree, whole-heartedly, with everything you said. We need to serve on juries where one person can take a stand, and we need to set a good example for others, and stop living in fear.

Enjoy "STRICTLY BALLROOM" (movie written by Baz Luhrmann) and "HOW I FOUND FREEDOM IN AN UNFREE WORLD" by Harry Browne. Both should be available through the DP's Amazon link.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

I love Strictly Ballroom!

"A life lived in fear is a life half lived"!

"Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten."
— G.K. Chesterton

The problem today

Is like you said Denise Fear. Fear of Death. Fear of the unknown. Fear of what would happen if you tried by yourself to turn it around. I feel like I am backed into a wall. I like many here have not much left to offer. My hopes and aspirations of the American Dream which our children and grand children may never achieve and I have not. I had a good job. I had a business of my own. I had good health. Most of which I have lost to these bastards. in 1968 I joined the Army. I gave an oath to defend this country and the constitution of the united states of America. I am ready to do that. I am an Oath Keeper. We are all a breath away from death. What are willing to do to turn this around. I am ready and willing to do my part we are many and they are few. Who will start and when. Count me in.

You haven't convinced the people

Ron Paul got a little over 2 million votes in the Republican primaries - he got less than 500 thousand votes when he ran on a third party ticket in 1988 - his philosophy has engaged and energized a sizable minority but it is exactly that - a minority - who is this guy who has already lost everything due to unlawful seizure - I have never had a single dime seized from me unlawfully - I consider the taxes I pay to be an unfair and immoral seizure of my property but unfortunately it is very legal.

Although Obama has started to use the IRS as a political weapon of intimidation - it has been directed up to now against only a few very wealthy Republican donors. So I wonder how and why his assets were seized unlawfully - if it was unlawful, get an attorney and you will get your money back - most likely with a little bonus for the unlawful part of it.

Talk is cheap - I think that this guy had inspiring words but I strongly doubt that his assets were unlawfully seized because of his political beliefs - I just don't buy it - not yet anyway - we are headed that way but Obama hasn't completed the change yet.

Denise B's picture

First of all, I am a she...

not a he. When you say something is "legal", which laws are you referring to? The ones that are written in accordance with the only authority that really matters in this country i.e. The Constitution, or the ones that are passed by the outlaw Congress acting outside of the authority which was granted to them by the Constitution?

It would take me a couple of days to give the back history of my particular circumstances, but let me assure that I only sought to have the laws enforced as they are written, in accordance with the U.S. Constitution, and I was told by a government employee that although "technically" I was correct, it didn't matter, I was going to lose anyway. That my friend, is what tyranny looks like.

My response to people that say we can not win this war because we are outnumbered and outgunned is "I believe those were the exact sentiments of King George III, a little over 200 years ago" - we all know how that one turned out...

The only thing that can ever truly defeat us is ourselves.

To Denise. MLJ is a troll

To Denise. MLJ is a troll from the Romney Camp.

200 Years Ago

King George III had the best army and navy in the world but he did not have the support of the people of the colonies which is why he lost (that plus some really bone-headed generals and the timely intervention of the French). My point is that you do not have the people on your side - there is a movement of people towards Ron Paul's philosophy but it is still in the developmental stage - at this stage you don't have the people to stop Obama, you don't have the people to stop Romney and by 2016 Obama will have bought the votes of millions of illegal immigrants with citizenship so you will be even more behind in numbers. The core question is what can you do to help that is actually achievable - take to the streets with your guns and you will either die or end up in a prison for "hate crimes". So I thought your comment was and is silly - there is nothing you can do in rebellion against what is happening because you haven't won the hearts and minds of the people. And your analogy to George III is patently stupid.

I'm looking for someone with some brains with ideas of how to stop the Obama change - some strategy will be required because you guys are far too few to stop it and will just get run over if you don't have an intelligent plan. Compromises will have to be made, deals cut with devils, whatever is necessary to buy time and then the people have to be convinced - and they won't be convinced by calling them sheeples - insult them and lose forever the chance of getting their support. So I jumped on you because I find these brave declarations of resistance ridiculous - bravery doesn't win wars - strategy does - and I don't see an intelligent strategy past August when Ron Paul will not win the nomination. The Paul movement party line is we will win somehow - well it is not happening and Ron Paul knows it.

My question remains - we are going to hell - what do you plan on doing about it?

Haha. Again...what have you

Haha. Again...what have you done for the Liberty movement besides spread around your garbage? What? You think you know something? Let's hear it buddy.

Spread the word and pass the torch.

I agree with you. The turnouts in the thousands at the Ron Paul rallies gave me the impression that there really was enough support for him of boys and girls and men and women who would register in time as Republicans so that there would be overwhelming support at the meetings and conventions where delegates were chosen.

Some did thankfully in my own district so we felt the joy of sweeping Romney's home district but you all know what has happened now as all the delegates we voted for were replaced by Romney hacks based on a spurious "just cause."

I read www.kingworldnews.com most every day and agree with those of you who are saying we cannot survive another four years of anyone other than Ron Paul who would address the financial crisis brought on by egregious federal spending to the point of bankruptcy. This may be what O has intended to bring about as he hasn't learned his lesson that his ideology is wrong and destructive.

I am aware of the existence of so many organizations which are trying to enlighten the younger generation and can only hope that they succeed in growing exponentially in the short time we have left to deal with the real problems we face.

So I contribute some money to IHS the Institute For Humane Studies; Reason: Foundation for Economic Education; Future of Freedom Foundation; Hillsdale College; Advocates For Self Government; Young Americans For Liberty and www.studentsforliberty.com; Atlas Society.

Knowledge is power. Much of it is free these days. See www.mises.com where so much of von Mises works are available as well as Rothbard and Bastiat and others.

We should stay in touch in the tough times ahead so we may be inspired by the progress we make. It is good to know that you are not alone in this struggle.

No Man's need constitutes an obligation on the part of another man to fulfill that need.

you missed the whole point



piece. A raucous they shall have if they try to silence the truth.

I just read the title

but that's true of anything in life.

Fantastic presentation...

Yes, yes, and yes.

"There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love." 1 John 4

"Pogo" cartoonist Walt Kelly's most memorable quote.

"We have met the enemy and he is us."

as Thomas Jefferson would say

I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent. Our country is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road it will pass to destruction, to wit: by consolidation of power first, and then corruption, its necessary consequence.

His name is Edward Snowden

What is Capitalism?

The truth frees us and your

The truth frees us and your words are the truth.