FROM “IN DEFENSE OF RURAL AMERICA”
by Ron Ewart, ©2015, President, NARLO
So let’s face it, ladies and gentlemen. Freedom is a facade, an illusion, a fantasy, a mirage. You have the perception and the presumption of being free in America but the perception is a lie. Freedom means having the freedom to choose and making decisions for yourself and those in your charge. Freedom also means taking responsibility for your actions and respecting the rights of others.
But if you are so free, then why do you need a Social Security number at birth? The reason is that government tracks you from birth with that number. Why does the government need to track you from birth in a free society? Because the government needs the money you will earn to pay its debt to its borrowers, including the Federal Reserve. You and your earnings during your lifetime are nothing but collateral for what government borrows. How do you like the idea that your worth as a natural born sovereign citizen is to collateralize the debt of your government? That makes you just chattel, like a domestic animal grown for food, not a human with unalienable rights bestowed upon you by nature, not by man or government.
Why do you need a license to get married? Why do you need a driver’s license? Why do you need a fishing and hunting license? Why do you need a permit to build a home? Why are you being forced to buy health insurance? Each question can be answered in one sentence, “To charge you for the privilege granted to you by government to do something you have the right to do anyway and to track you from birth to death and control your behavior while alive and tax you even after death.” How people live with and accept this knowledge is anyone’s guess. The problem is that the people, by and large, don’t even know they are being cajoled, manipulated and controlled, and most of them don’t care.
The fact is that in America, you have freedom of choice up until you bump into the millions of government laws, regulations, restriction and ordinances. You don’t have to go very far with free choice before you hit the wall of government regulations. Just try starting a business or figure out your income taxes. Government allows you to operate “freely” within a bubble they have prescribed for you within the confines of a zillion laws. But there is life outside government’s imposed bubble that they don’t want you to see.
Why are your children being indoctrinated and brainwashed in school? Their education is not to foster freedom and make them ready for an adult life with a broad education in a free land. It is to (teach) promote a specific agenda. The agenda is socialism, social justice, multi-culturalism, environmentalism, collectivism and diversity and to eliminate the idea of individualism and individual rights, not to mention property rights. Your children are being “schooled” in the art of being compliant little robots to a new world order collective. If you don’t think so, start reading their textbooks.
If you think No Child Left Behind and Common Core State Standards are for improving the learning experience in K-12, you are suffering from a grand illusion, planted there by government. Check out this mother from Arkansas who takes real issue with Common Core. Her testimony is compelling.
Everything you believe about government is an illusion and a lie. Government is not benevolent, and it cheats, lies and steals with abandon. It does not exist to protect your individual rights. Government is about control of the masses by force of law and force of violence. The longer government power goes unchallenged, the more powerful it gets, and boy, is the American government, at all levels, powerful.
If you are so free, why do you put up with paying taxes to a government that wastes 20% of what you pay them and a government tax collection agency that is wholly corrupt and acts more like the Nazi Gestapo? Why do you allow government to run up $18 Trillion in debt and run a $1 Trillion annual deficit well into the future? Why do you just roll your eyes with a wide-open border and a flawed situation that allows illegal aliens to get money from the government (your money) on the child tax credit and the earned income tax credit by the billions of dollars when they pay little or no taxes?
Did you know that Chinese women will pay $80,000 to come to America to have their “anchor babies” so that all their Chinese relatives can come to America on visas and then overstay their visas and live here in the shadows, taking advantage of your tax dollars? That’s right! They are living off of you.
Why is it OK with you that your president grants amnesty to 5,000,000 illegal aliens by changing the law with an executive order? He has no authority to change the law under our Constitution. He can only enforce the law. Only Congress can write new law or change old law. Do you think Congress represents you under the Constitution? Then why hasn’t Congress or the U.S. Supreme Court stopped the President?
Why do you sit back and watch as government bureaucracies pass millions of laws to control your behavior when under the Constitution only the Congress has the power to make law?
Why do you allow your tax money to be paid to dictators, despots and our enemies under the guise of foreign aid?
Why do you let radical environmental laws, lobbied by rich international environmental groups and passed by your government, TAKE your property rights from you and not put up a fight? If you don’t have property rights, you have no rights.
And finally, why did you let the government take over your health care? They nationalized one-sixth of the American economy without your permission and they did it for political and monetary reasons, not because it benefited you.
Under our constitution, government has an obligation and a duty to protect your individual rights, but they haven’t been doing that since the ink was dry on the Constitution. They swear on oath that they will do so and then they violate that oath every time they open their mouth or pass a law.
But laws are only for the people. Politicians, judges and bureaucrats are above the law and show a reckless disregard for the law and a reckless disregard for your money.
What are the people going to do about it? Mostly nothing. But only the people can reverse what is wrong with America and the people are not in the mood! As long as “other people’s money” holds out and they can be entertained with mindless violence and debauchery, they are just fine with the way things are going. Hey! Why try to stop a good thing, right?
It is all about power, ladies and gentlemen, but most people don’t get it. These socialist policies we have described above, promoted by government, buy votes, and it is the votes that perpetuate their power, especially in a Democracy, which America has become. A Democracy is nothing more than mob rule as manipulated by government where the mob is essentially a clueless herd and basically ignorant! Democrats have become masters at manipulating mob rule for votes and dividing us so that we fight with each other.
Socialism is a massive Ponzi scheme that plays on the innate weakness of man. But it is doomed to fail, as it did for the Romans and every other country that has tried it. Eventually, there is no money to distribute, and those providing the money revolt and those not getting the money riot. Government then steps in and declares martial law, a direct path to a dictatorship.
Once the socialism cycle begins, there is no turning it off until it fails on its own accord, or the people arrest the system before it fails. If socialism isn’t arrested by the people, history repeats itself ….. AGAIN! It would appear that repeating history is in our immediate future.
But this we can guarantee. The longer the people wait to stop government and rein in its rising power, the greater the chance that the only alternative left to the people will come out of the muzzle of a gun, the outcome of which is totally unpredictable.
Based on the foregoing, we have decided to drop our idea of the “Exclosers” organization to expose government corruption. After over a month of promoting the idea, the response was not just underwhelming; it was almost nonexistent. By now we expected at least a hundred people or more would join the effort. Only FOUR did!
The book we wrote on “How To Free America in 5 Years” will go to the shredder and the website has been taken down. After eight years of trying, this is our last overture to get people involved in the effort to preserve their freedom.
People love to talk or write about freedom, but they don’t have the will or the courage to do anything about it. Sure, there are a few, but way too few. Maybe sometime in the future the people will rise up en masse, but by then the government will really be all-powerful. We wish those who try Godspeed. However, victory will not be assured. The forces that are pushing all people and all nations toward a one-world-order are more powerful than the will of the people to challenge that power.
A free nation like America will probably never rise again. The planet will have been conquered by an elite few who control the money, the land, the food, the water, the energy and health care. The people will be subjugated and become nothing more than subjects without rights. They will have done it without a shot being fired. This was the dream of all megalomaniacs of the past, like Genghis Khan, Attila the Hun, Alexander the Great, Lenin, Stalin, Hitler and now Al Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood, ISIS, Putin and who knows, maybe even Obama. That dream is on the verge of coming true. The American people could still stop it, but right now most of them are apathetic, disengaged and too comfortable to lift a finger. It’s just easier to ignore reality, and people are preprogrammed to take the easy path.
And that is what we were “A-Fixin to Esplain To You.”
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Ron Ewart, a nationally known author and speaker on freedom and property rights issues and author of this weekly column, “In Defense of Rural America,” is the president of the National Association of Rural Landowners (NARLO) (http://www.narlo.org/), a non-profit corporation headquartered in Washington State, an advocate and consultant for urban and rural landowners. He can be reached for comment at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.