Sunday, August 31, 2014

I Don't Like The Saying "We Need To Take Our Country Back"

By Chris Rossini

I've taken notice that there are plenty of well-meaning people, who can see that Leviathan is closing in, and they spout out the phrase "We need to take our country back!"

I don't like it.

It rings of collectivism, brings to mind a mob with pitchforks, and really doesn't say anything specific. Where do we want to take our country back to?

George W. Bush? .... Are you out of your mind?

The 1980's? .... Murray Rothbard smashed that illusion.

The 1970's? .... That's when Ron Paul decided to leave his medical practice, and throw on his Superman suit.

The World Wars? .... Allow me to introduce you to Ralph Raico.

1913? .... Don't get me started.

1865? .... Say it again, and I'll unleash Tom DiLorenzo on you.

1787? .... To the Coup In Philadelphia? Patrick Henry tried to warn everyone!

1776? .... Much too violent! How about peace for a change?

To make a long story short, there's no need to go back. Much better to move forward.

I, myself, am not interested in some arbitrary geographical area, where a bunch of narcissistic bandits rule with aggressive force. You can keep the word "country".

I'm much more interested in Liberty, where no individual (or group of individuals) have a legal ability to aggress against anyone else. No exceptions!

That's something to look forward to.

You can find the seeds for such a society from our American ancestors. However, they (obviously) didn't fully get it. They messed up! They gave certain individuals the ability to use aggressive violence against others. Grant that to human beings and you're only a hop, skip and a jump away from Empire.

Is Liberty something that has to be "taken back"? Kind of, but not in a way that most people would think. Liberty does not come from government, so you can't approach the narcissist de jour and say: "Give me my Liberty". It's not something that he can hand you. It's not a tangible object. It's an idea.

The narcissists desperately want people to believe in superpowers that they do not possess. Stop believing and the Iron Fist starts to go limp.

Unfortunately, our American ancestors maintained their belief in the narcissists. They bought the snake oil. They granted some individuals the ability to use aggressive violence. We're all paying for that bad decision.

The narcissists aren't stupid. They understand the power of ideas and beliefs. It's not an accident that the first 18 years of a person's life are spent in government's indoctrination centers. That diploma says a lot more than "This guy passed". It also says: "This guy has consumed 18 years of snake oil. Let's start taxing him".

Fortunately, beliefs aren't set in stone. They can change in an instant.

We don't need to "take our country back"....No thanks....We need to believe in Liberty.

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