A Liberty Moment
The American Revolution Part 2
The American Revolution of 1776 gave a wonderful gift to the world. It allowed the masses to experience what only royalty and wealth were able to possess. Through individual liberty the poor of the 21st Century experience running water, flushing toilets, electricity, modes of transportation and communication that kings and queens of long ago never dreamed of. As a matter of fact today’s generation is one of the first to even keep all of their teeth during their lifetime. The real poor who do not have the advantage of these amenities can be found in societies where individual liberty is non-existent.
The idea that government officials are installed as servants to protect and secure the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is the essence of America. Government officials are not to be masters and rulers. America is not about government officials providing health care, transportation, retirement, money, education, and the myriad of life’s necessities and desires. It is totally impossible for government officials to provide such needs and wants without first taking them from someone else.
To create all of today’s wants and desires requires the creativity of the individual. Individual creativity requires individual liberty. The individual freedom to think, try, and express ideas without fear from or control by government provides solutions for the myriad of individual wants and needs.
Over the last Century, though, the American Republic has followed a path similar to one taken by the Roman Republic of the 4th Century B.C. when it began its decline into socialism and empire. It took Rome several hundred years to spread its military all over the world and provide for its citizenry, tax its citizens in order to support such adventures, and eventually bankrupting and collapsing into ruin the greatest society of all time through excessive inflation and taxation.
Likewise, the 20th Century and the early part of the 21st Century is proof positive that government officials can solve very few, if any, of mankind’s situations. Government officials, through all kinds of interventions in people’s lives, cause wars, economic depressions, and devaluations of money making it extremely difficult for individuals to create the wealth needed for others around the world. Government is not the solution to mankind’s situations, as the American founders so stated, but rather it is getting government out of the way limiting it to very few and enumerated areas of concern.
The American founders established a constitution so that the American Republic would not repeat such a venture. However, today, Americans find their republic devolving itself into empire and socialism just as the Romans did. The Romans did not see fit to curtail their demise into empire and tyranny. Americans, though, have an opportunity to change the course of history and re-establish the great American Republic where the individual is king not the government official.
The Ron Paul Revolution is about re-establishing that idea. Although mainstream media may try to hide or not even report the current ongoing revolution, the American Revolution Part 2 is nevertheless taking place. There are literally millions of Americans and others from around the world that remain true to the idea that states, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.” The beauty of this revolution is that it requires no violence this time around due specifically to the way in which our American ancestors established the American Republic.
The founders also understood, though, that “Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.” This is the reason it takes so long for real change to come. Real change will come as more and more individuals, especially the young, join the ranks of the remnant who understand the principles of liberty that the American founders gave to their posterity.
Unlike the 4th Century B.C. that marked the beginning of the Roman Republic becoming The Roman Empire, the year 2008 can mark the beginnings of the American Empire reverting back to the American Republic re-establishing that beacon of liberty upon the hill for all the world to emulate. This can and will happen if individuals stop clamouring for government officials to solve any and every situation that arises, from global warming to injuries on bicycles.
In Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, Francisco D’Anconia remarked, “When you see that in order to produce you must obtain permission from men who produce nothing… and your laws do not protect you against them but protect them against you …you may know that your society is doomed.”
The great author H.L. Mencken also noted that “The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.”
If Americans and the rest of the world want real change, they will see that that demanding more from government is not the solution to mankind’s ills.
More and more individuals are realizing that their precious liberty is being sacrificed for their security and that one cannot have any security without individual liberty. The American Revolution Part 2 and real change is upon us. Be ready for it.
Howard J. Blitz
Founder, The Freedom Library, Inc.
That offers scholarships to those interested in learning about the principles of liberty.