Monday, November 3, 2008

Liberty and Independence

From the Declaration of Independence:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident..."
This is so obvious we don't even need to belabor the point, "DUH!"

"...All men are created equal"
Created means we acknowledge a Creator, and nobody has a special standing in the eyes of a just system.

"...they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights"
Your rights are God-given and are inviolate, not privileges of the State

"...among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness"
You have a right to your own life (and the right to defend that life from those who would attempt to harm you); You have a right to be free and to live in any manner that you see fit, so long as you do not infringe on the rights of others; You have the right to achieve to the level of your industry and effort, but with no guarantee of success.

These are the principles upon which this country was founded.

As a Citizen, you have the right to pursue your living in whatever way you feel is best for you. The government has no obligation to provide for your livelihood. If you think they do, move to Cuba. You are not a ward of the state. You have no rightful claim on the industry of others. You have no legal claim to the output of another. Only Thugs, Criminals, and Politicians will tell you differently.

Any person who attempts to gain your favor by offering to you the fruits of someone else's labor is nothing more than a thief. Accepting that ill-gotten gain makes you a thief too, and no amount of self delusion will change this. If you attempt to better your station in life at the expense of another, you have infringed on their rights as an individual, and your victory is hollow. If you attempt to influence the government process to "Game" the system in your favor, you are engaging in legalized thuggery.

The system of governance which protects the rights of the individual above all else is the system that is the most free. Liberty demands that the system protect the rights of the individual to be secure in their property and possessions. Liberty demands that the system protect the rights of individuals against those who would try to do harm to them. Liberty demands that the system not be the aggressor.

If the person you vote for tomorrow does not represent the ideals of Liberty, then you have no claim of injury when YOUR liberty is threatened by his actions. You have a clear choice in front of you.

Make an informed decision.

Choose Liberty.



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