Comment: In Black History Month, we know so little of our own enslavement

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In Black History Month, we know so little of our own enslavement

The enslavement of heart, mind, and soul, are all measured by our giving of our time, talents, and affections to the demands of those unworthy of them. If representatives were to faithfully do as they ought, and NO MORE than they ought, we wouldn't be giving up our freedom to endorse their actions by a vote of confidence; but once that trusted power is exceeded, the penalty to that rep ought be swift and sure, or at that point, we are enslaved to their whims.

Jefferson taught us that it's better to deal with the problems that follow too much freedom, than not enough of it. We've been sold our incremental enslavement, and now we're looking back to where we bought into it, and why.

Since we are made in the image and likeness of our Creator, shouldn't we look to His perspective on our freedoms to love and know Him, and yes, even serve Him; as the best foundation to build our case for liberty in dealing with one another. The tyrants of church and state have been selling us chains to themselves, rather than recognizing the freedom of conscience we all ought to enjoy. Shouldn't we be the keepers of the fruits of our labor, and offer to God and others of what we believe we ought? It's time to become conscientious asserters, rather than just objecters, eh?

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass