On Liberty and Freedom

Liberty and Freedom in America are under attack by the very people designated with safeguarding our country, and our Constitution. It's time for America to awaken, and take back our nation.

11/06/2009

Voltaire and the Awakening of America

Posted by JAW

One of my favorite quotes of all time actually comes from a Frenchman, if you can believe it. I guess even the most ridiculous of countries can produce a man of strong character, strong values, and with beliefs steeped in freedom from time to time.

You will most likely never see me quote another Frenchman in my life--so this is unique and special--but the ideas expressed by Voltaire in this simple passage convey so much meaning relevant to our current political temperature.

He said:

"So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom,
those who wish to tyrannize will do so;
for tyrants are active and ardent,
and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods,
religious and otherwise,
to put shackles upon sleeping men."

America has been asleep for a long time now, and we are starting to see the rustling of wakefulness happening across this nation. People are starting to arise, to shake away the cobwebs of dream, and look out the window to see a country changed from the one they knew upon laying down for the night.

For, as we slumbered, a thief waltzed into our midst; stealing and plundering the coffers of freedom and liberty while we nestled under the blankets and dreamed our dreams.

Awakening can be stark and alarming, and as America stumbles from bed to find that the landscape has changed into a figment of our very nightmares, that alarm is ever so slowly transforming to outrage, fear--and determination.

Determination to fight against the transgressions of corruption and tyranny. Determination to secure the blessings bestowed upon our nation, the rights to freedom and liberty, for our children and for prosperity. The determination to reject those in Washington, too immoral and corrupt, to keep in place as the guardians of our future--and of our now.

Make no mistake, this awakening is still in it's begin stage. Soon, contrary to the wishes of those radicals in Washington intent on transforming this nation into a European clone of socialism, the tidal wave of righteousness will sweep across this land once again--washing away anyone who dares attempt to shackle this nation and it's citizens. For what they don't understand--what they never will understand--is that individuality, and the ability to determine ones own destination, flows within the very lifeblood of this citizenry.

The fires of freedom and liberty are dim, but that flame will not be extinguished so long as The People continue to awake, continue to arise, and continue to recognize the truth through all the deception our leaders are directing toward this nation.

The enemies of freedom have worked in darkness; building their plans, laying down the foundation, plotting and scheming---and we arise now to find those plans are being enacted right before our very eyes. We awaken to find their grimy hands coiled around the neck of freedom, clinching more tightly with each passing second--and we can linger in comfort and solitude no longer. For the very fate and future of a nation baptised in personal liberty and justice is in grave danger.

Awake and rise---for freedom needs you now. No man, woman, or child, who values freedom can sit on the sidelines any longer.

Awake and rise.

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