The Principles of Freedom vs Agenda 21

April 22, 2014

The principles of freedom vs Agenda 21
[this is a slightly condensed version, dropping remarks directed to the legislators in particular, with added unauthorized notes by A.R. Nash]In February, 2014, I was invited to present the keynote address to the annual Clouds Over America conference in Oklahoma City, OK. Part of the program that evening was the presentation of awards to members of the Oklahoma state legislature who had distinguished themselves as defenders of freedom during the legislative session. I then had the privilege of speaking to this esteemed audience. Though some of this material has been published in a recent issue of the DeWeese Report, many in that audience asked for copies of this presentation. So I decided to reprint it. TAD

http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/deweese/140422

“Freedom.” We use that word a lot. Do we all really know what that word means? It’s used in so many different ways. Do we understand how it is attained? Most importantly, do we understand how it is used by some to actually take freedom away?Simply put, freedom is the ability to act without hindrance or restraint. Freedom is owning your life, your actions, your labor. We say we support the “principles” of freedom. But what are those principles and where did they come from?

First of all, we must understand principles are not legislated or invented. Principles are discovered. Someone doesn’t just come up with an idea and start to sell it as a principle. A principle exists and you are subject to it, whether or not you know it.

For example, for centuries men were ignorant of the laws of physics but they were subject to them nonetheless. Man couldn’t fly or fit two objects in the same space, no matter how hard he tried because the laws (or principles) of physics are fact, whether known or unknown.

The same is true with the principles of freedom. The basic principles of freedom are consistent with man’s nature and that’s why they work. When the principles of freedom are recognized and adhered to, there is prosperity, justice and happiness. When the principles have been ignored or rejected, men have suffered poverty, stagnation and political tyranny. [and far worse, -mass starvation, mass displacement, mass detention, and mass murder.]

So to obtain freedom it’s vital that we know what the principles are. There are three, actually. Individualism, Private property, and Free Enterprise. They are all necessary for freedom to exist. Leave just one out, and freedom is eroded.  [“eroded” is a bit too mild, -more like “destroyed” to a large degree.]

Individualism – your personal choices – the ability to pursue your own rational self-interest. Choices like the religion you choose; the size home you build; the car you drive; the kind of spouse you select. In short, individualism is fulfilling a life of one’s own.

Private Property. We start with the concept of the right to own and control private property. Your own body is the most important property you will ever own.

[or does the government really own it and you?  The collectivist, new world order folks do not believe that individual rights supersede the authority of government.  Rights are instead only what, in their “wisdom” they choose to allow (for “the common good”, of course).]
So private property is not just land. It is your thoughts, your possessions and the fruits of your own labor. Without the right to own and dispose of the products of ones own life, the individual is dependent upon the State (or someone) for his very existence. So, it is obvious that one can’t be individualistic without the ability to own and control private property.
[“individualistic” might not be the best word since it implies an attitude that the surrenderists would view as negative.  “a free individual” might be better as it conveys a nature with which humans are born, -unless they are born as sheep and not “men” (which many are, unfortunately)].
It can be argued that one can have no other rights without property rights. George Washington said, “private property and freedom are inseparable.” Property Rights activist and rancher, Wayne Hage said, “Either you have the right to own property or you are property.“And that brings us to the Third Principle of Freedom – Free Enterprise. Free markets. Capitalism. The process whereby free men buy and sell and trade the products of their own lives free from interference.

These are the three principles of Freedom and these are what we are fighting for.

One of the most difficult issues of all to understand and defend against is Agenda 21; “Sustainable Development”; “Conservation”; “Panned Growth”; “Environmental Protection” – Agenda 21 comes wrapped in each of these names, and many more. Like spoiling fish, the wrapping hides the smell.

[correct as to the rot inside but inaccurate as to the wrapping.  No wrapping could be more illustrious than those of the above named crusades.  They are sheathed in the gold of the moral high ground, superior wisdom, “up-to-date & cutting-edge” science, higher consciousness of the world’s eco-systems, greater concern for the future, etc.  All of those contain an initial large grain of truth, but the LIE is that their approaches to addressing their concerns are proper, justified, and should be acceptable to free people who actually have no desire nor intention to surrender their freedom and the natural rights they have and should have.
They began with the moral high ground that men do not have the moral right and liberty to poison the environment to the detriment of their fellow man and the creatures of nature damaged by such greedy conduct.  From there they got laws passed, departments created, bureaus established, boards populated, etc. and then proceeded to acquired ever greater power over everything and everyone based on finer and finer minutia (substance presence) that was detectible by astonishingly sensitive modern equipment and detection methods.]
But, as a result, we seem to be drowning in a sea of endless political fights and issues that affect our actions every day. Where do these issues come from? Who has time to think them up? Who is advocating them?Recently a local activist asked me to name six issues that would surprise most people to learn are directly connected to Agenda 21.

Agenda 21, according to the Planners, the Greens, and Progressives (I know, I repeat myself) is just an innocuous 20 year old document that has no connection to local planning. Moreover, they tell us it is just a guideline for conservation and “smart growth” of our communities. Nothing more.  [but only they are the ones who get to determine what “smart” is.  Your uninformed opinion is irrelevant since you “don’t get it”.]

In fact, in their own words, they assure us that, “Sustainable communities encourage people to work together to create healthy communities where natural resources and historic resources are preserved, jobs are available, sprawl is contained, neighborhoods are secure, education is lifelong, transportation and health care is accessible, and all citizens have opportunities to improve the quality of their lives.”

[“healthy communities”, “healthy” is defined solely by them, -not you.  If you disagree with their firm limitations on your liberty of movement and activity, then you are the enemy of society.  “where resources are preserved”, but liberty is not.  “Jobs are available” but in insufficient volume since strong limitations on the harvesting of natural resources are strongly enforced, leaving traditional employment unavailable.  “Sprawl is contained” not by natural market forces but by artificial force and mandates of government for which there is no appeal.  “neighborhoods are secure” but like life in prison, Liberty is not secure.]
It all sounds so innocent. What could possibly be wrong with that? Well, putting these plans into place is where the problems begin.Here are six leading issues that are rarely mentioned or connected to Agenda 21 and Sustainable Development (especially when we are told that Agenda 21 has nothing to do with federal, state or local government policy). And I’m going to add direct quotes from the proponents of these policies so there can be no doubt of their true purpose and origin.

Issue 1: Global Warming/Climate Change. It has been so discredited in the true scientific community that proponents have become almost silly in their continued attempts to push it. So, why don’t they stop? Why is it so vitally important that they continue to promote something that clearly is unproven, to say the least?  [more like disproven]

It’s because all of Agenda 21 policy is built on the premise that Man is destroying the Earth. Climate Change is their “Proof.” To eliminate that premise is to remove all credibility and purpose for their entire agenda. They are willing to go to any length, even lies, to keep the climate change foot on our throats.

[only if global warming were actually happening would their expansive concerns and agendas based on it be possibly legitimate.  If it is not real, then everything loses its moral source of legitimacy for justifying mandatory compliance and martial force to change everything.  If the world’s temperature actually was rising at the rate they predicted, it would have melted the arctic ice and much of the antarctic ice as well, resulting in radical changes to the ocean currents and world climate.  “That is to be avoided even at the loss of your liberty to ‘pollute’ the atmosphere” with the same gas you are exhaling every day of your life, -the gas that is like fertilizer to plants.  But if their foundation assumption is false, then all of the actions they aim to implement as their course of prevention are unnecessary abrogations of human liberty and thus totally unjustified.  Don’t look now, but their foundation has crumbled as all of their predictions have proven false.]
But don’t take my word for it. I’ll let them speak for themselves:Christine Stewart (Former Canadian Minister of the Environment) said:

“No matter if the science of global warming is all phony…climate change provides the greatest opportunity to bring about justice and equality in the world.”

[so there it is; their real agenda is not the maintenance of the world’s climate status quo; it is purely ideological, -the support of their view of what justice and equality are, -and not yours.  In their ideological heart & soul “Justice and Equality” are definitely superior to Liberty and Individuality.  But why?
Because their cause’s buzzwords are simply covers for something else; security.  They value security much higher than liberty.  They do not want to go on the hunt for their meat, to have to engage the environment for their survival.  They want it provided for them by others or at least fully guaranteed by government. (remember Roosevelt’s  New Bill of Rights?) They are the afraid and insecure, the incompetent and mediocre, led like sheep by overlords who seek to exploit them to gain power so they can become the new establishment instead of the Capitalists.  But all new establishments soon become the same as those they replace as they seek to expand their power and defend it against the “reactionaries” who prefer Freedom to enslavement.]
Timothy Wirth (President, UN Foundation) and former official of the Clinton Administration said,“We’ve got to ride this global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing in terms of economic and environmental policy.”

Paul Watson (Co-Founder of Green Peace) said,

“It doesn’t matter what is true. It only matters what people believe is true.”

Issue 2:  Fear of over population is the central driving force behind nearly every Sustainable policy initiative. The fact is, in developed nations population is actually going down. The only real growth in the US population in recent years has been from immigration, legal or otherwise.

[the birth rate in all or nearly all major developed nations is negative, -below the replacement rated needed to sustain their current population size.  The number of seniors is sky-rocketing while the number of young is decreasing as a result of contraception and abortion. In the U.S. it’s said that 10,000 Americans turn 65 everyday, and that will continue for 15-20 years.]
There is a major divide in the Green movement over the issue of population. Some in the Sierra Club advocate that US borders be closed to stop population growth here, just as you and I do, and for mostly the same reasons. Illegals, they say, overcrowd our cities and damage our way of life, including our environment and use up our natural resources.The majority of Environmentalists, however, insist that the borders must be open to allow as many to immigrate here as possible. They argue that the US has a greater ability to control them and protect the environment than if we left them in third world countries. That’s because the Greens have already strangled our nation and our industry with massive environmental regulations.

[so with job creation throttled, and the growth that exists being simply the result of a massive Federal Reserve created economic bubble inflated by printing money backed by nothing, how are the illegal immigrants supposed to sustain themselves if there is no work?  “Preserving” the environment has killed millions of jobs, eliminated growth that is “sustainable” without the Fed pumping money into the economy, so short of millions of jobs appearing out of nowhere, or millions of the “excess population” just dying, there is no solution to the situation that protects both the sustainability of humans as well as the Green’s view of how pristine Nature should remain.]
In the face of their fear of overpopulation, however, it’s interesting to note that studies have shown that there is no world-wide over population crisis. In fact one study insists that we could put the entire population of the world in an area the size of Texas with a population density of Paris, France.  [I don’t know the density of Paris, -not too bad I suppose, but I know that Texas is dang big! -the size of France?]Over population, and its accompanying environmental degradation, is a problem only in poor countries that lack the ability by the poor to improve their conditions. [they also lack contraception while having a tradition of pride based on the number of children fathered.  One could be remedied, -the other?  When the only major success that life allows one is that of people creation, one will take what they can get.]  Nations that refuse to legalize private property ownership for the masses, for example, is a primary reason for poverty in these nations.

Meanwhile, Sustainablists work to ban these nations from developing or increasing energy use, thereby keeping them poor. Green regulations stop the building of infrastructure. They panic at the idea of increased energy use in developing nations. And move to stop that growth at all costs.

Instead of working to solve the real problem – poverty – they exploit the excuse of over population, and advocate enforcing polices to drastically reduce populations. China’s brutal one child policy of forced abortions and sterilization has become their model.

Do you think I’m joking? Then consider this quote from David Brower (Sierra Club):

“Childbearing should be a punishable crime against society, unless the parents hold a government license. All potential parents should be required to use contraceptive chemicals, the government issuing antidotes to citizens chosen for childbearing.”  [Government as God, Man as slave.]

Or this one from the United Nations Global Biodiversity Assessment:

“A reasonable estimate for an industrialized world society at the present North American material standard of living would be 1 billion. At a more frugal European standard of living, 2 to 3 billion would be possible.”

That report is, of course, advocating that we live on less – actually advocating poverty as a means of achieving sustainability. In other words, enforcing the very thing that would cause populations to skyrocket instead of diminish. (!!!)

Issue 3: The goal of Agenda 21 is the destruction of the Free Market system.

We have heard statement after statement from the UN, from Members of Congress, the news media and from Hollywood, all deriding the free market system as evil, corrupt and a tool of the rich to hold down the poor.
They are [only] worried about the poor – if it leads to their ability to raid our bank accounts. So, are they really worried about protecting the environment – or honoring the tactics of Jesse James? Redistribution of income is behind every policy that comes out of the UN, and now the Obama Administration as well.The EPA is the attack dog to shut down entire industries like coal. It has become very difficult to operate a manufacturing business in the US, and nearly impossible to start a new one. Environmental protection is always the excuse, even when Obama’s own State Department says the Keystone Pipeline is not an environmental threat. Just last week, radical greens with torches demonstrated outside the house of the head of the Keystone pipeline company. Does that scene not bring back visions of the terror of the Dark Ages?

At the UN’s Rio + 20 Summit last year. The idea of “Zero Economic Growth” was advocated – in order to keep things fair. It was stated that even the building of new roads upsets the status quo and disrupts a well ordered society. Such idiotic ideas are the driving force behind Sustainable Development. Again, images of the Dark Ages.  [fear of change = feeling of insecurity.  They want to feel secure but change threatens that.]

And again, not my words. Let them tell you themselves:

Dave Foreman, (Earth First), said “We must make this an insecure and inhospitable place for capitalists and their projects. We must reclaim the roads and plowed lands, halt dam construction, tear down existing dams, free shackled rivers and return to wilderness millions of acres of presently settled land.”

Have you had pressure put on you to support legislation to tear down dams and grab (I mean preserve) thousands of acres of open space? Now you know its origin.

[There is an active and successful movement in the region where I live to remove large dams on the Klamath River to allow the Salmon to return upstream to their ancestral breeding grounds.  (Finding the money for it is another issue.  But parties on all sides have come to an agreement.)  At least that agenda has a reasonable justification since their numbers are determined by the health of the environment, and many jobs depend on catching and selling them.  But what other decent reason is there to remove a dam that prevents flooding, provides irrigation water, hydro-electric power, and recreational area?
As for the “millions of acres of presently settle land”; I’ve read that they are mostly owned but presently unsettled because there is no work and the owners have had to move to where the jobs are.  So it is more like abandoned but not released land.  I assume that that implies it remains highly fenced.  No open prairie as in the past, which would return but for the fencing.  But my impression leaves doubts open since there is big money to be made in growing corn as it is mandatory for creating ethanol for vehicles.  So if Greens were behind the focus on ethanol (a renewable and sustainable source) as apposed to fossil fuels, then now other Greens want to stop the corn production and not use the land at all? It would seem they just can’t get their priorities in alignment.]
A minute ago I stated that their goal is to make us all poor. You thought I was just making that up. Sorry, all of what I’m telling you is their works. I’m just the messenger whom they love to call a fringe nut.Professor Maurice King (Population Control Advocate) said:

“Global sustainability requires the deliberate quest of poverty, reduced resource consumption and set levels of mortality control”

[well I give him credit for being candid and not hiding his true aim.  Most leftists are highly gullible Kool-Aid drinkers or highly practiced liars and hiders of their real goals.  It’s a change of pace when one actually puts his cards on the table because he is not willing to live a lying life.  But what is meant by “mortality control?  That sounds positively Orwellian.  Population-rate control or birth-rate control are not synonymous with “mortality” control, which implies the rate of dying.  Could that be what he meant?  I can’t suppose that “set levels” of “mortality” control (the death rate) are even conceivable.  Reminds one of “Logan’s Run” the book and movie.]
Now, planning groups like to assure you that their projects are all local, made with local input and have absolutely nothing to do with Agenda 21. Well, not so fast. This quote is directly from the website, plannersnetwork.org and its Statement of Principles.“We believe planning should be a tool for allocating resources…and eliminating the great inequalities of wealth and power in our society… because the free market has proven itself incapable of doing this.”

[what absurd talk!  It’s dated jargon fashioned for a world that has not existed in “the first world” for over 100 years.  In societies where you only have the very wealthy and the poor, with only a small middle-class, one can talk of “great inequalities” but in the present world of developed nations, that era is long gone, -but not the fervent ideological buzzwords that it spawned.
They are still being used to spark the flames of fervent devotion to a cause that has long ago been won.  But enough is never enough when you fancy yourself a rebel against “the system” and a patriot of idealism.  You have to rail against something and rally for something to provide your soul with a sense of meaning and purpose.  So it isn’t really that they are seeking to “correct”, -it is merely “change” that they hope to effect in order to feel good about themselves. “Yes, junior, I made a difference!  I even helped lead the charge!”
The economic system may be corrupt, and yet not greatly unfair to the mass of the population.  Today, “the system” is now the vast, almost endless government complexes, whether military or civilian, which have taken actual or de facto control of every major aspect of life.  And with the present Obama regime, the outsiders have now become the insiders.  The former opponents are now the ones with the power to implement (to the degree to which executive orders and bureaucratic directives allow, -which is very broad).]
The largest and most respected planning group in the nation, the American Planning Association is a supporter of these principles.Issue 4: Cheap Energy is the enemy of the Earth. To the average person, the drive to stop any ability to obtain cheap energy makes no sense. People are hurting economically. Jobs are lost. Energy costs are skyrocketing. Any attempt to drill oil, fracking of shale gas, and mining coal are all vigorously blocked by government and green policy. [all of the huge increases of production have been on private lands or lands already under lease from the government] Yet the government spends billions of dollars on “alternative energy” such as wind and solar, which provides less than 3% of our energy needs. Why? What is the motivation to put such shackles on the US economic engine?

The excuse is that energy use drives up CO2 emissions and accelerates global warming – the excuse necessary to “harmonize” the US into the socialist, Sustainable global noose.

[their justification for their quest for enormous power is not as that which is needed to respond to a crisis, but what is needed to prevent one, maybe, possibly, or maybe none at all, but liberty should be surrendered just because government and leftist ideologues are just smartly than everyone else and naturally should be in control, and in greater control than ever before. -and that would make them feel really secure,.. and powerful, -and that is a very good thing in their statist, authoritarian view.]
But, according to some anti-energy advocates, the fear of cheap energy goes beyond environmental protection. Energy availability, they say, helps build wealth for individuals and removes them from the rolls of the dependent. And you see, dependency on government is a little-mentioned, but major goal of sustainable policy.
[creating a dependent class assures the votes needed to stay in power, so restricting the one thing that is the foundation of a booming economy (easily affordable energy) is vital to preventing the affluence that will keep people out of poverty and thus not dependent on government largess and the party that provides it, -or seems to support it the most.]
Prof. Paul Ehrlich (Professor of Population Studies, Stanford University), said: “Giving society cheap, abundant energy is the worst thing that could ever happen to the planet.”
[“to the planet” -not to the species whose home it is, -the human race.  So the planet is more important than mankind.  Then the question is: “How much more important?  Important enough to “sacrifice a few hundred million excess humans?”  “Throw them overboard?”  Is that question really out of the question?  I hope so.
Amory Lovins (Rocky Mountain Institute), said:“Complex technology of any sort is an assault on human dignity. It would be little short of disastrous for us to discover a source of clean, cheap, abundant energy, because of what we might do with it.”

  [so we should be highly suspicious of man’s supposed inclination to always do the right thing, and yet when we come to the issue of giving an equally abundant amount of power to a handful of government men, we should suddenly not be suspicious at all that they would ever in any way abuse it?]
Jeremy Rifkin (Greenhouse Crisis Foundation),“The prospect of cheap fusion energy is the worst thing that could happen to the planet.” 

[so fuel prices so high that they suck out a great deal of one’s discretionary spending money are preferrable to easily affordable prices that allow them to keep most of that money for other uses, -uses which spur “unwanted” economic activity?  They answer yes if those high prices provide rich revenue to the government via a carbon tax, along with a far greater magnitude of power over people and the economy.  People are just ants to them, and they get to adjust the ant farm as they please, after all, they are its rightful administrators because they are so superiorly smart.]
Issue 5: Common Core. Many people see the reorganization of the public school issue as separate from Agenda 21. It’s not. Those who are promoting what they call the Agenda for the 21st Century understand that it is going to be a long drawn out process.To reform a nation that has been created on the ideals of limited government, free enterprise and individual liberty into one that unquestioningly accepts government top down control – will take time. They must wait out those of us who were educated in the old system, we who were taught that we were born with our rights and that government’s job is to protect those rights.

The sustainable system says government will grant us our rights. To enforce such a radical turn-around of our society requires that the children be indoctrinated to accept it.

The effort started in earnest in the 1990s under the Clinton Administration through the Department of Education and programs including Goals 2000, “School To Work” and “Workforce Development” boards. These programs set children on the path to accepting top down control as schools became mainly training centers to create the workers of tomorrow.

The original American education system effectively provided an overall academic education from which students could choose their own futures. No longer. Today, the new curriculum has morphed into what is called Common Core. It’s a State run central curriculum that revamps schools as little more than job training and indoctrination centers.

Because, you see, today’s curriculum is also designed to strip the children of their attitudes, values and beliefs that parents may instill in them, and indoctrinate them into accepting global valuesglobal citizenship and a global economy based on the sustainable agenda.

[-not accepting “a global economy…” but accepting a global elite power structure, -a single world government.  That is a fools asinine dream.  Real human leaders have no interest in surrendering their sovereignty unless they themselves are the brain-washed acolytes of such globalist thinking, -like Barack Obama, -the highly indoctrinated, socialist redistributionist, environmental ideology supporting community organizer.]
Little of American Civics and History is taught in today’s classroom. But text books contain whole chapters on the Five Pillars of Islam, while ignoring the 10 Commandments of Judaism. The children are fed an unending diet of the evils of capitalism; the selfishness of individualism, and the social justice of redistribution of wealth. It punishes students for possessing individuality and is designed to eliminate such natural human tendencies.
[they view the natural human tendencies of individuality as weeds that must not be allow to grow in the Edenic garden of slave-state utopia.  At least under communism they had the respectable goal of supporting and honoring the workers in seeking to build a worker’s paradise, but under this perverted version of liberal democratic tyranny, the workers are not honored, and are not supported unless they are in a corrupt union.  And the goal is not a better world for workers but a better system of global power to redistribute income around the world, -to make richer nations poorer (to their detriment) and poor nations richer instead of to the benefit of both.]
That is the “common” in Common Core. Common values, common goals, common future. [through a common ideology of the power elites] Don’t rock the boat of a well ordered society. Common Core is the curriculum necessary for the acceptance and implementation of Agenda 21.
And today nearly every adult up to the age of 40 has gone thought this indoctrination, trained to accept a future chosen for them by someone else.Issue 6. Healthcare. How is healthcare connected to Agenda 21? Simply Google “Sustainable Medicine” and you will find more than 5,850,000 English language references to the subject. Read through the ideas expressed there and you will find nearly every provision of Obamacare.

A friend of mine and an expert on Sustainable Medicine, the late Dr. Madeleine Cosman, put it this way: “Sustainable Medicine + Sustainable Development = Duty to Die.” How do we handle the preconceived over-population problem?  Central control of the health care system – aka, Obamacare.

Sustainable medicine makes decisions through visioning councils (usually [atheist, elitist] bureaucrats with little or no medical knowledge) assigned the power to determine what shall be done or not done to each body in its “group” in its “native habitat.” Sustainable medicine “experts” do not refer to citizens in sovereign nations, but to “humans” in their “settlements.”

[in such a mind set, ideology and philosophy, and certainly religion are viewed as obtrusive relics of an obsolete framework of human existence.  But the idea that a philosophical foundation of existence, -one grounded in unalienable Natural Rights (with which mankind was “Created”) is “unnatural” to human nature is itself a pernicious and false ideology, and one they pretend is non-existent.  They want to “be perfectly clear” that they only want what is supposedly natural and best for everyone, -no ideology attached.  And they have a bridge they’ll sell you if you’re interested.]
Sustainable Medicine is the pivot around which all other Sustainable Development revolves. Principle #1 of the Rio Declaration that introduced Agenda 21 is that all humans must “live in harmony” with nature. It means rationing healthcare, low technology for health care treatment and emphasis on medical care – not cure.These are the stories that are not usually discussed or connected to Agenda 21. Americans must understand and connect these dots to every day policy so that they can understand the root and long term goals of policies that are affecting them in their personal lives.

Agenda 21 is the “common core” and it has already invaded every corner of our lives. Sometimes it feels hopeless to stop it. But let me just leave you with this thought.

When you feel overwhelmed in your fight to preserve our freedom, when you feel there is no hope, remember this – there are millions in the world who really want freedom – we are not alone.

There is a great uprising beginning to take place around the world. The Internet has become an incredible tool to spread the word of freedom. And oppressed people are reading our founding documents and dreaming of freedom for themselves.

[but the affluent and the children of the affluent are not.  They are too absorbed in their sports entertainment, and all other forms of entertainment, intoxication, and diversion, -like gambling.  What person who gambles and plays the lottery is living in the real world, knowing what the odds of winning are?  What person with a smile on their face from the comedy of a happy “smart-ass” comic performer or TV host is really in any kind of a serious mood to take serious things seriously?
The last time there was a serious atmosphere in the Western world was after Sept. 11, 2001.  With the invasion of Afghanistan that seriousness went away and everyone returned to their normal superficial frame of mind.  Such a frame of mind never saved anyone from anything, (it certainly did not exist in 1775 and after) and it won’t save anyone from anything in the future.  Reality may not return to America until something like the San Andreas Fault finally ruptures.]
Truth is on our side. Right is on our side. And I believe time is on our side. Call me Pollyanna if you will, but I see signs of change. The immigration battle; the battle against Obamacare; the entire Tea Party movement – all show that people are alert. The sleeping giant is awakening.
[if ever the usurpation of American freedom were to come so close to happening, this is the time for it to happen in.  The internet is the top reason to have hope because it can unite in a way that nothing else ever could when the government is against the People.  It is there and usable, but where are the great numbers of liberty-loving souls that are uniting via it???]
The truth is, in our lifetime we are probably not going to see America become what we might envision to be the perfect world. Frankly, many of us would disagree among ourselves about what that perfect world should be.But, in the face of the forces of tyranny which we now fight everyday, if we can preserve our nation’s sovereignty and independence and keep the Bill of Rights alive – a document based on the three principles of freedom – then frankly that will be an incredible victory.

And for our children and grandchildren to have a hope of living in Freedom – that will be enough.

© Tom DeWeese

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“When you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect.” - Mark Twain - Politicians and diapers - change 'em often, for the same reason. "Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other." Ronald Reagan "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley, Jr. “The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.” - Bertrand Russell The people are the masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert it. Abraham Lincoln “Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.” - George Orwell “Satan will use a lake of truth to hide a pint of poison”.

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