Liberty & How Things Are Not Always As They SeemSubmitted by Marc Clair on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 10:17
Chris Rossini wrote what I believe to be a very important article yesterday at EPJ. I encourage you all to give it a read!
By, Chris Rossini
We live in a time where the prospects for liberty do not look good. The advances of The State (over the last decade especially) have been extraordinary.
In the blink of an eye, our every move is now up for grabs to be monitored; and unfortunately prying eyes are not the limit. Prying hands grab and grope our most intimate spots at airports....Stop-and-Frisk campaigns in NYC...Military Lockdown in Boston....checkpoints while driving...
So much liberty lost, in such a short period of time. How can the ideas of liberty succeed in such an environment?
Well, there are some lessons of history that can provide some encouragement. For things are not always as they seem. We may actually be living in a time that has never been better for the ideas of liberty to break through and sweep the world.
Massive changes often happen when they are least expected.
Let's go back to the year 1763.
The British Empire had soundly defeated the French around the globe, and the French and Indian War came to an end. As the Annual Register recorded of Britain,“In no one year since she was a nation has she been favored with so many successes, both by sea and by land, and in every quarter of the globe.”
Horace Walpole, an English letter writer and chronicler of English life and politics wrote: “Victories come so tumbling over one another from distant parts of the globe that it looks like the handiwork of a lady romance writer…The park guns will never have time to cool. We ruin ourselves with gun-powder and sky-rockets.”