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Milton J. Madison - An American Refugee Now Living in China, Where Liberty is Ascending

Federalism, Free Markets and the Liberty To Let One's Mind Wander. I Am Very Worried About the Fate of Liberty in the USA, Where Government is Taking people's Lives ____________________________________________________________________________________________ "Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice. Tolerance in the face of tyranny is no virtue." -Barry Goldwater-

Saturday, February 28, 2009

I Hope All of You Americans Are Looking Forward to Being Servants of the 'Golden Calf'....

As philosopher Etienne de la Boetie wrote in his Discourse on Voluntary Servitude while being a subject of Roman emperors....
Tyrants would distribute largess, a bushel of wheat, a gallon of wine, and a sesterce: and then everybody would shamelessly cry, “Long live the King!” The fools did not realize that they were merely recovering a portion of their own property, and that their ruler could not have given them what they were receiving without having first taken it from them. … The mob has always behaved in this way — eagerly open to bribes that cannot be honorably accepted and dissolutely callous to degradation and insult that cannot be honorably endured.
American fools waiting around to receive back from their overlords what they earned have lost their liberty. But even more disturbing is that a large swath of American society now thinks that somehow they are entitled to this handout. Ask Rick Santelli opined on CNBC on national TV, it about the difference between the people that carry the water vs,. those that drink that water.

I foresee that as the economy adjusts to further downward due to the misappropriation of resources away from productive uses to those determined by the state, that there will be people that are adversely affected through actual confiscation of their work through taxes or due to a lack of opportunity.

Coercion of the state to control will naturally move towards actual violence over the next several years as people take to the streets to protest the loss of what is already rightfully theirs. Governments have no right and particularly the US Government has no Constitutional right to confiscate one's property particularly since it is arbitrarily determined. The confiscation of people's property is especially egregious when the overlords confiscate more of one's individuals property over another's.

As I readhere we either rise and fight or we accept the deadly slide towards serfdom....
This is why we must be ever vigilant to our entering into a state of voluntary servitude. There are real dangers that if we leave it to the next generation to deal with the loss of liberty, they will not even recognize what they no longer have. Diminished liberty will be the new normal, and those of us who believe in limited government, the right of the individual, and the ultimate authority of the people will be left on the fringes of political philosophy. Perhaps that will not be the case, and our children will be the ones embodied with the boldness to act. They will be acting against interests that will be more entrenched and that will make their job more difficult. If we ever determine that we are in fact becoming a servile people, we cannot stand idly by while liberty is dismembered.
This is our parent's legacy the legacy of dead socialism. A socialism that they are forced to support since if they do not, they have no legacy at all.


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