This post began its journey on an evening a few weeks ago when Papa and I were discussing some event in the news and I was frustrated. I was frustrated, not so much with the insanity of the event, but frustrated because I was feeling the need to watch what I say online about these worldwide events in order to protect my family. And I started thinking about how much our first amendment right has been under attack, to the point that a family discussing their opinion on the need for justice can easily end up being targeted for their constitutional and libertarian beliefs.
So, forgive me for my blunt language and for venting periodically, but if I am to be honest with myself and you, I must speak on behalf of our freedom. I will try, somewhat, not to upset people, but the fact remains that some things just need to be said. Someone needs to speak up for those without a voice. Someone needs to stand up for what is right and true. Because, what will come of our world if we grow so afraid to speak (simply to speak!!) that we keep our mouths shut and let evil run unchecked?
I am so tired. So tired of pussyfooting around “sensitive issues”, trying not to offend anyone when talking about dangerous, oppressive, socialist government. I’m tired of pretending life goes on normally, as if it doesn’t exist. I’m tired of trying to be careful of what I say out of fear that someone will try to find something they can take issue with us. I should be able to say whatever I damn well please without fear of someone knocking on my door and threatening me and my children; I’m not breaking any laws, and neither are the majority of Americans who subscribe to these ideologies.
Think about all the “little” things that people want to be blind to, hoping for some pretense of normalcy in their lives – police officers (defenders of the peace) are raping women, Obamacare is going to put paycheck-to-paycheck families on the street, the FDA is illegally harassing and arresting raw dairy distributors, DHS says gun owners are terrorists, the NYPD wants to put naked body scanners on the street corners (violating your 4th amendment right) to make sure you aren’t using your 2nd amendment right, and right now, a couple in Indiana are facing jail time for saving a baby deer from certain death (the additional stories on that link are sure to make your jaw drop), and those are just the ones I could think of off the top of my head! And yet we’re told to just bend over and take it!
Oh wait, it’s “just turn off the radio and life will go on!” as if putting this imaginary bubble around ourselves will make the injustice going on around us disappear, and we can go on believing life is great, even though our lives are controlled by others who are completely evil.
There are a lot of crazy things going on in our country right now – we are fast losing our freedoms to control freaks, and even though we know how we want to spend our days as a family we can’t guarantee we’ll be able to do it without a fight. In some ways that is a scary thought for us (as it should be for anyone) but like I’ve said here before, all we want is for our family to live in peace, together. If we have to fight for that right, so be it. May God grant our family the strength and resolve it will take to find our way to the other side of the coming revolution.
Some of you have been thinking of similar things. You’ve been thinking about the past, of how much you care about your family, concerned you will not be permitted to do what’s best for yours for much longer, similar to the path Russia and Germany have taken. Remember this, we live on free ground. The land of the free. It’s being threatened – your freedom, your God-given rights, your way of life. We all must remember that our families are what is important, and be ready to defend them from oppressive government, together. If we all stand up for what is right, if we all stick together, we will get through this. We will replace our evil government (R and D alike) with good men, we will survive, and we will pass on a legacy to our children, just like the founding fathers did in their day.
And I believe it starts with admitting the fact that our government has stage four cancer. We can’t kill the sickness if we won’t first admit that it is there. Even worse, if we don’t admit it and do our part to cure it, that cancer will kill our free republic. There will be no normalcy left if we ignore the disease and let those with money and power decide our future for us. Such individuals (and no, I’m not singling out the president) have a different plan in mind, one that involves a complete paradigm shift about the very purpose of our country.
But if enough of us stand up and say hell no, the government will be forced to remember that this country is based not the judgement of a select few, but on the people themselves. If we want to have a say in our future, we must remind them of that regularly, and we must encourage each other to remember that, no matter the subtle lies they spew through the media. No matter what you hear, this country still stands on you, and me, and all the rest of the citizens of this country. We still have the right to speak up for truth, we still have the freedom to rebuke injustice within the system, and we must do so. It is our duty to our country, and our freedom depends on it. Please, if you haven’t exercised your voice, start using it. We all need each other in this fight over the future of our country.