Statism is the DiseaseSubmitted by PH's Liberty on Thu, 07/24/2014 - 23:47
By Douglas V. Gibbs July 24, 2014
The principles embedded in the United States Constitution are based on the belief by the founders that mankind is flawed. We are slaves to our human nature, and our human nature is sinful at best. Left to our own devices, we are willing to descend into moral depravity, and become slaves to tyranny orchestrated by those that hunger for power and wealth. Tyranny is the norm in history, and liberty is the exception. Liberty takes work. Freedom requires individuals to rise up and disallow tyranny. The Constitution is only ink and paper if we fail to defend it.
Freedom is not something that comes around often. Freedom is a rare jewel that must be coveted, protected, preserved, and promoted. But to ensure freedom, the government must be limited. Nobody is above the law, including kings, legislators, presidents, and judges. We are free men, seeking to reserve our rights, our freedoms, and our ability to be a consenting voice in the machinations of government.
The statists believe otherwise. They believe it is their responsibility to micromanage your lives. They use permits, and government programs, and mandates, and fines to force us to act within the parameters of their will. Why do we have to ask government permission to do anything? We don’t need them to run our lives, and we don’t need them to make our decisions for us. If we allow them to do these things, the essence of liberty will be deceased.
The disease is statism, and our complacency has allowed the madness to get this far.
The founders, in their wisdom, through documents and correspondence, gave us five tools to turn this all around...
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