Comment: A Power Struggle

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A Power Struggle

I think that the freedom message is not simply a list of things that are done when someone is not suffering as a victim under the thumb of a criminal with a badge or a criminal without a badge.

I think that the freedom message includes all those things that have to be done by enough people, in time, to ensure that criminals are not in the process of perpetuating a crime upon some one, or many people.

Freedom, as a message, is both carrot and stick, in the sense that yes, there are many rewards to being able to use your own power to make your own life better, and on the other end of that equation, is the rotten end of the stick, where people will take your power and use your power to steal more, if no one will stop them.

Here is where some people confuse Ron Paul with anarchists, which can only be a confusion if there is an intent to confuse, by someone, as someone may actually know better than to be confused.

If the freedom message was strictly limited to being only those things done by people when people are not suffering from any oppression by any other person, then that set of actions by all those people living under those conditions could have a name for such a condition, such as: Liberty.

Freedom.

Freedom from what - exactly?

Liberty works better, since there is a concept internal to the meaning of the word, whereby people are alive, sure, but they are also alive in a condition that is free from something, or liberated from something, and the something that people are liberated from, or free from, is as specific - exactly - as freedom is, when freedom is IN Liberty.

What are free people liberated from - exactly?

If the message is not clear, is it likely that people will work to be free, to liberate themselves, and end up working in the wrong direction?

Joe