What is freedom?Submitted by dwalters on Fri, 07/19/2013 - 18:45
Freedom is the ability to perform any action that does not infringe upon the liberty of another person coupled with the ability to say “I won’t!” – whereas tyranny is someone saying “You must!” at the point of a gun. Tyranny cannot exist without the concept of freedom. Absolute tyranny is akin to absolute zero on the scale of temperature. Cold is a lack of heat, and tyranny is a lack of freedom. How much tyranny exists in the United States today – to what degree is freedom lacking?
When the government wants to give part of your paycheck to people that you have never met – including wealthy bankers – can you say “I won’t!”?
When the government says that you must stop using particular substances that may bring harm to yourself, can you say “I won’t!”?
When the government wants you to pay a yearly rent on the property that you supposedly own, can you say “I won’t!”?
When agents of the government stop you at a roadblock and ask you to produce your papers, can you say “I won’t!”?
Please repeat after me: I won’t! I won’t! I won’t!