A message from Thomas Jefferson. Two of them. Bear in mind that Jefferson was a stone cold genius, a polymath.
"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."
Recently, I was doing a piece on the new NFL pat downs of patrons attending football games. I began to think about the scope of that and just how to fight it. I realized that there was no win. People will not fight something that they think was designed to help them. Even if they lose a little freedom in the process. This erosion of your freedom takes time. It starts small and gets bigger and bigger.
Never forget that for every action- there is an equal and opposite reaction. It is the yin and yang- the relativity of life. Anytime somebody proposes or takes an action, think about the opposite reaction that will be created.
That is precisely the problem with statists. It's not that their initial intentions are bad. It is that they do not consider the consequences of their actions. They are short sighted. They never consider the long term yang of their short term yin- solutions. Yang time is here.
One day, America is going to collectively wake up. That day will be the day when Americans find themselves completely bankrupt, slaves to a government that tells them what they can do. Fueled by greedy bankers that can never have too much. We are virtually socialist now. You don't own your property- the government does- through property taxation. You can't buy or sell anything without paying off the government. Health care is the perfect example. Those with insurance are paying the health care needs of those without.
People don't like talking about violence and blood shed. They think that somehow if they can avoid talking about it, it won't happen. They think that catering to their fear makes them reasonable. Like minded. The history of mankind on this planet is one of oppression. Those in power ultimately abuse that power...to the extent that there is a backlash and a revolt. People in power always think that they have the right and the advantage. The full force of existing law and the government. They do not relinquish their positions. Our government is no different. All three branches have become terribly distorted. Ugly renditions of what was originally intended.
I think the future is going to sting a little bit.