Government mandates and legislates. Unions demand. Both are antithetical to the concept of liberty as envisioned by America's founding fathers and the vision of a nation free from tyranny, open to the four freedoms of the First Amendment. Yet we have government and union tyranny in 21st century America.
the money manipulators run both the government and the unions, as well
as the media that backs up one or both. Liberty was first the victim
of manipulated media before it became the victim of government and the
trade unions. Deliberately created "victim" classes looked for help
and looked in the wrong places, to huge capital and finding no help there,
sought help from government, the last resort before slavery.
has forced massive layoffs, nearly as much as government and banking interests
have forced entrepreneurs to jump through hoops of red tape and paper
mills in order to be permitted to exist. The whack environmentalists
have plunged whole areas of farmers, loggers and other land users into
poverty and workers into unemployment by egregious rules they pay to have
our "representatives" pass into legislation.
cannot play on that stage, it can't become a part of that plot.
Liberty stands as the God-given right of man to be free of tyrants, regardless
of which interests they claim to represent. But liberty is tied
to both personal responsibility and control by the people over any amount
of limited government they agree upon to mint the money and maintain some
form of national defense.
people cannot or will not build a nation around the God-ordained nucleus
of all society, the family, then one has hired their home out to strangers
and sent their children to the Wicked Witch to be indoctrinated in the
fine art of deconstructing family, home, church and liberty, and their
nation has no future other than those innumerable failures recited in
our history books.
cry for government aid is the first nail in the coffin of a nation's liberty.
Those who cannot find their own way by cooperation, association, family
ties and the community effort of neighbors with a common interest, will
soon become the serfs that evil leaders seek out to exploit by multiplying
their numbers through the cheese on the mousetrap called government aid
or government programs.
think that after Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal, the nation would
have kicked and screamed for Barry Goldwater to be elected president rather
than the socialist Lyndon B. Johnson. It was, obviously, far too
late then. The unions put their money behind Johnson, and the deconstructed
family unit -- torn asunder by World Wars I and II -- had left the United
States with too many people who depended on too many other people, most
of them government program leaders.
also divorced people from the land and the basic unit of private property,
that of land ownership. Most Americans do not own homes, they own thirty
to forty year mortgages. The houses come with hardly enough land
to plant a tree and a half dozen small shrubs, much less enough land to
use for growing food and living without total dependency on every form
had quite enough growth without turning its large cities into enclaves
for the homeless and non-English speaking peoples who have come here legally
or illegally. To most of these people, liberty is meaningless and there
is more security in jail for some of them. How can one appreciate liberty
if they have never known liberty? They will consider anything better than
a cardboard box house next to an open sewer gutter as "liberty" and government
never intends to educate in liberty, it intends to indoctrinate in government-run
Americans took their own liberty for granted, which is the fastest and
most direct route to losing it.
became propaganda machines for a myth about an America that never existed,
about leaders who, like Lincoln, wanted the strength of the nation to
reside with the federal government rather than the sovereign states.
People took it for granted that either way, we would always have our freedom
because we were created a nation conceived in liberty and dedicated to
the proposition that all men are created equal (under the rule of law).
Did no one consider that this could change?
puppeteers were pulling the financial and war machine strings, the people
waved their flags in patriotic obedience to the America they were taught
was always right, good, honest, fair and superior to other nations.
Military men and civilians died and still are dying in foreign wars in
spite of our founders' warnings that entanglements with foreign countries
would present a threat to our own national security and liberty.
war became all about liberty, one that was being decimated continually
by lawmakers, special interest groups, and academics with a Marxist agenda
to bring this nation down.
cannot play on the same stage with tyrants, dictators, elitist manipulators
or victim mentalities.
that is why the show going on in Washington, D.C. is a multi-trillion
dollar experiment in transferring the concept of liberty to the concept
of the welfare collective with two classes: rulers and serfs.
Since Liberty cannot play on that stage, the collective is dressed up
with a tiara and a torch held high, a flagpole and a flag, all substitutes
for the real thing. It's sort of like watching the twin searchlights
beaming light into the skies where the Twin Towers once stood. It's
empty of substance.
was once of great value in the American mindset. Now it is money,
whoever has it and who can get it. Yet money has no intrinsic value on
its own. Paper money is nothing more than an IOU, and even gold
has no more worth than someone says it does. Only land produces
food, room for animals, trees from which housing can be constructed, and
the rights of landowners to tell the government just what it may or may
why the government owns so much land, and why it has put so many restrictions
on the use of private property that one is not free to use their own land
as they see fit.
declared, "Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.
It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other."
I came from a traditionally Democrat household. After the JKF assassination, I knew there was far more to it than just Lee Harvey Oswald, and I began to think about American politics as I had never done before. I had resented trade unions, but my dad was in one of the many unions that control Hollywood's motion picture and television industry. I began to see that they had grown large, corrupt and controlling.
By the time Lyndon B. Johnson was elected and promised a "great society" it seemed government intended to reach into every facet of our lives. Having become an Arizona resident in 1962, I studied Goldwater and his campaign for the 1964 presidential election. A member of our Republican committee told me that the party would not run Goldwater unless they knew he had no chance of winning. Excuse me? The hypocrisy stunned me, and I knew then that voting Americans were not free.
while still working, I began to write for a small Arizona town's home-owned
newspaper to fight Clinton's socialized healthcare program, and moved
to internet writing in 1999 with my website The
Flagship Log. And I am still a "Goldwater"
Republican and an Arizonan.