THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE
Number 554, January 21, 2010
"We don't need permission."
Secession and the Bankruptcy of Ideas
Special to The Libertarian Enterprise
I was on a conference call Thursday night with the leadership of a state secessionist movement. The general theme of the call was the need to present a unified message to all seekers of truth.
Later, as I tried to slow my mind down before sleep, I had an "AHA!" moment which is why you're reading this now.
There is a war being waged for your mind. There are only two sides in this fight.
One side believes that government is good, and more government is better. They want to minimize individual liberty, and they promote the interests of groups.
They believe in:
No restrictions on the power to tax, spend and regulate
The other combatant camp believes in individual liberty and natural rights bestowed upon man by his Creator. They know that power corrupts. They know that any government must be bound with strong chains to protect life, liberty and property.
They believe in:
Tightly defined government
No matter what you see on TV, hear on the radio, or read on the printed page... all of the rhetoric and rumble boils down to you deciding which side you support.
It's ALL ABOUT your guiding principles. Your world view defines your actions.
The big government side is intellectually bankrupt. Every scheme they have tried for 150 years has eventually failed. They have no new ideas that don't begin with a preconception of government solutions. They have no solutions that protect liberty and restrict government. They cannot fix the problems of today, and are clueless about how to move into the future. They exhibit no willingness to return to the Constitution. Their regime is repressive and exhibits the low, negative energy of tyranny and despotism.
The small government camp has the solutions. Their message is one of high-energy and a positive attitude. Their ideas harken back to the Reformation and Enlightenment principles of God-granted liberty and self-determination. At the same time they project a realistic, achievable vision of tomorrow.
The decision you must make is whether to take action or not. If you take no action whatsoever, you will default into the big government camp. They already own you. So you need to do nothing at all to keep moving on toward destruction.
If you do not want to go down with the big government ship, it will be required of you that you take some sort of action in opposition to the despots and tyrants. Happily, the small government camp does not force you to act. You're free to take any action you choose to throw off such oppressive government and embrace liberty. The natural tendency is to come together with others of like mind.
But act you must if you ever want to live truly free.
Secession is the hope for mankind. Who will be first?
DumpDC. Six Letters That Can Change History.