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Do we have liberty, or merely the illusion of freedom?

So what is liberty and what does it mean for the intellectually challenged?  Let us look at what liberty and freedom are. Liberty is the ability to do as you please, act as you please and to speak your mind freely. So, how would that look if we were all truly free?  Liberty and freedom requires personal responsibility and a sense of right and wrong that lives within its people. This is why one of the things communists must do to conquer a society is to degrade its moral foundations and promote decadence and immorality. They need the people to become so bad that the citizenry calls out for more laws and regulations to protect them from the sick and twisted people.  This is only one of the many ways we are manipulated!

Security no replacement for freedom

Freedom also leaves people open to consequences from their stupidity that are not enforced by the government. Meaning, that when there is an accident people cannot sue or incarcerate people for their stupid acts. After all, in a free moral society, an accident is handled privately by the two parties. If both sides are decent moral people who are not only willing to compensate for their error, but they are understanding of the damages they have caused then the problem will be easily solved. If, however, the state controls such a thing, people only do the minimum required to satisfy the courts so they do not go to jail. The result is less trust of fellow man, a degraded sense of responsible behavior and more fear of the government. Personal relationships that could have been made are now cold sterile interactions with a central government agency.

Additionally, they suffer from their own mistakes they may actually learn from them, instead of just feeling like they barely escape judicial punishment. Allowing people to make mistakes and have accidents is how we all learn. If we are not ever allowed to fail we will never appreciate success and thus be more productive, happy people. Consider the movie “The Matrix”, why did the first artificial construct fail? It was because it was too perfect. People need struggle, mistakes and problems to grow as individuals and as a society. It is how we find it in ourselves to have compassion for each other, opportunities to work together and a common enemy. All things that unites us as a people. The result would be much fewer stupid and ignorant people in the society as a whole.

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People would need to have a sense of morality to prevent deviants and perverse people from destroying others. It is why America was so successful for so long. We are a society of polite, courteous, helpful and moral people. When people behave as if everything they do matters, everything does! People are not as ignorant of foolish. When you know that any accident you cause you will be held responsible, you tend to be more careful. Thus ignorance and stupidity decrease as people learn from their mistakes and pay for them. Take car insurance, for example. Car insurance has made us less careful. When you pay in advance for any accident, you have less reason to avoid such an accident. However, when you live in a free society, you do not pay in advance and the friends and family members hurt by your accident are free to pursue you until to give proper restitution for your damages.  When you face that possibility you tend to be more careful with what you do. But if the government has set limits to what punishment it can give.  It is easy to find something acceptable as long as you are willing to pay the minimum fine or punishment doled out. This can be particularly true of revenge “accidents”.

Scales of justice tilted

Unfortunately, we have forgotten what liberty is and have allowed those with nefarious plans to convince us that with enough laws and regulations we can create happiness, safety and peace. Nothing is further from the truth. This is why we have so many foolish, ignorant and deluded deviants running amok through our nation. Ask anyone who have lived under totalitarian rule, they would rather risk injury from a fool than have their entire existence controlled by an over bloated government who does not care about any individual. Not even those who enforce those very overbearing laws!

In conclusion, we must stop and think about what freedom really is and restore morality to our society of we are going to regain our freedom.  We must stop calling for lawsuits to punish those who have made mistakes or errors that hurt someone.  We must stop demanding new laws be created to remedy every slight, accident or malady that is caused by man. The more we involve the government into personal affairs the less free we become. Today in America, that means we are no longer in fact free, since everything we do has laws for it and regulation to tell us how to do it.  The average American today has only an illusion of freedom and no actual freedoms to draw on. We really are the batteries that feed the machine!

 

Conspiracy Theorists

Conspiracy theories, they are everywhere; but don’t let anyone catch you looking into them or they will label you one too. There is so much “hype” over conspiracy theories that it is blinding people to the truth.

What is a conspiracy theory? Basically, it is the belief that there are people controlling events to achieve a goal that requires secrecy to accomplish its goal. So, I say that conspiracy theories are not the evidence that someone is mentally ill or delusional (although they may be) as many people today have accused others of. There are many, many people who are part of a conspiracy theory. Do you cheat on your spouse and are deliberately hiding and lying to them about where you are going and with whom? If they are suspicious then they just became a conspiracy theorist. Ok, this is an oversimplified example but it illustrates my point. Basically, anyone who suspects there is more to the story we are given by the government and media, are conspiracy theorists. But if you accept everything they say as being the whole story, then you are not a conspiracy theorist, you are a sheeple. So which one are you?

Do you believe that Obama is a good president? Do you believe he is honest with us? Do you think your senator, who has been in Washington for longer than your children/grandchildren have been alive, is still working for you? If you answered “yes” to any of these you might be a sheeple. Do you believe there are things our government officials do to pad their pockets and corrupt deals to gain campaign contributions? Do you believe that there are people in our government trying to take away our rights? Do you believe some or most politicians are crooked? Do you think there is a plan for this country that the average person is not privy to? If you answered “yes” to any of these you might be a conspiracy theorist. You see, being a “conspiracy theorist” is much easier than you might think.

The people propagating that conspiracy theorists are nuts, are the ones propagating the conspiracy. Our politicians do not want us aware of what they are doing. Be it for money, politics or for some grand “one world order”, our politicians do not want us looking at their actions. They want us quietly accepting everything they do with applause. We all want to be praised for what we do but why praise corruption and failure?

If our politicians, media and any other public official were totally honest with us, then there would be no Conspiracy Theories. Humans have a natural need to know the truth and the whole story; but it has to make sense. There shouldn’t be anything our government needs to do, at least on domestic policy, that should leave us feeling confused, lied to or that there is an alternative plan. Yet, millions of Americans have begun to suspect that there are things going on that we don’t know about. Given the nature of humans and the innate sense of perception many people have, there seems a likely argument that there is in fact something going on behind the scenes. It is our intuition that is leading us not insanity; our intuition knows there is more to these stories than we are being given. Politicians label all doubters, dissenters and opponents as “conspiracy theorists” so they can put us in a box and discredit us all at once. Think on this and tell me why I am wrong. Is your senator so honest you can trust his or her opinion, comments, or performance with total abandon? If not, then tread carefully, you are on the verge of being a conspiracy theorist!

Are some conspiracy theorists crazy? ABSOLUTELY! Some of the theories even sound like they came from a drug induced stupor. For example, the idea that our president is really an alien lizard man (Bush AND Obama,) wearing a human skin is ridiculous. They have supposed all kinds of things about our many presidents that are ridiculous. Yet, I have seen it on the internet; clearly, some people are buying this crap. I believe these are either nuts or government operatives putting crazy stuff out there to prove they are right about conspiracy theorists. I tend to think they are all just nuts.

Do you know what Liberty is?

Do you know what liberty is? It is freedom. Do you know that freedom requires tolerance? It does not require the government to intervene in the lives of men, unless there is no agreement reached.

Liberty is the ability to do as you please, and this comes with dissenting criticism. It behooves us to prepare for those criticisms and not get our feelings hurt when other free people have a different view of things.

Liberty requires a thick skin and a strong constitution, one must be able and willing to fight anyone who encroaches on said freedoms — even (or especially) if the one doing the encroaching is the government itself. The government should never engage itself in social issues, personal property rights or any of the protected items in the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of rights.

Yet, today we have a government that dictates to us what we own, what we do and what we think.

Millions of Americans do not complain, instead they demand more encroachment from federal overseers. They demand an invasion of foreigners, they demand acceptance of divergent lifestyles, they demand action when their feelings are hurt. There is no longer any freedom of speech or thought that does not go unpunished. To be a free, patriotic American is to be an enemy of the very government that is supposed to protect the freedoms they usurp.

How much is America willing to tolerate? How willing are we to stand up for freedom? Will you turn off your favorite show or video game for it?

Would you protest it? Will you speak out for it? If you answered yes to any of these, where the heck have you been? We have been losing it piece by piece, and no one has stood up. Instead we all collectively condemn those who do stand for freedom as if they are crazy wackos who deserve punishment.

I thought we were all free to have different opinions. They why do we disassociate with people who disagree with us? Why do we slander them and report them to the government for being different? How dare you not like the same things as me? How dare you not like my presidential candidate. How dare you not embrace every deviant or perverse thing someone else does. How dare you not be just like me.

Freedom — the most misunderstood thing in the world today. Do you know what freedom really is? If you think you do and you think you are free today, you are wrong.

We are oppressed and don’t even know it. In fact, many of us are demanding more. For example: Tell me one thing you can do or buy that is not regulated, berated or taxed? I doubt very much there is anything.

So I ask: Tell me one thing that is currently going on that you are willing to fight for while turning off your favorite TV show or video game.12654332_950286598374464_5920232603788637122_n

I have gone down the rabbit hole, have you?

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Most of us live our lives in our own world, with our jobs and friends keeping us grounded. We take life for granted and avoid talking about politics or religion. This is how I lived most of my life. However, in the last few years I have become more interested in political things, my faith and the internet. I started a blog about politics which created a need for me to find information, read stories and follow the news. So began my journey down the rabbit hole.

I have been trying real hard to balance truth from paranoid stories, conspiracy theories, and propaganda. This became a full time job! However the more I looked and watched current events the more I began to realize just how bad things really are. Some conspiracy theories are nonsensical, paranoid fears. However, all too many have facts and documents that back them up. There are so many that I have come to the conclusion that several have been deliberately planted in our social media. There is no doubt in my mind that our very own government is spending resources watching us as well as infiltrating people’s accounts, groups we are in and organizations to gain knowledge of who is and is not believing what. Weather they are likely to act on those beliefs and if they trust the government or not.

Those who believe conspiracy theories are generally the first to be watched. The thing is, if there was nothing to those theories then why would the government care about what these people believe? The only reason I can think of is that there is more to these theories than our government wants us to believe. The more I watch what is and is not reported on the news, the bias in the reporting, and the strong arm tactics of government officials, the more concerned I am over what is really happening in our world.

Americans have been deliberately lulled to sleep by the national media, talk show hosts, and government spokes people. Politicians do not represent us, care about us, nor do they even attempt to obey the constitution. We have ignored what they have done for so long that they no longer even try to pretend our opinion matters. In fact they tell us what our opinion is. Citizens, as a whole, have abdicated our authority over our own lives So much we no longer have control of our lives, rather just the illusion of control over our lives.

The government is so over-bloated and in control there is no way left to reverse the situation peacefully, rationally or by our voting. I am not even sure it can be fixed with force. The reason I say that is because the government has been preparing for and planning how to handle an uprising for decades (if not longer). We are not only out gunned and out smarted. We are complicit. After all we do not complain when they kill people like they did at Waco or the many others who have died for their beliefs. Waco should have been the sign that our government is at war with it’s own people.

Our government has total control over our lives and we are likely the only ones who do not know it! We have the government we deserve. The one our forefathers warned us about. But unlike our forefathers, Americans are so divided, passive and deluded we will not rise up. We will silently go into slavery proud of ourselves for obeying the law like good little citizens! May our children and grandchildren forgive us for not protecting their liberty!

If you understand things like I do, then welcome to wonderland, Alice! If you do not understand, then just keep on being the copper top that keeps the matrix alive! Because, there are things you just can not have happening in a free society and still remain free, but you can hide yourself in ignorance of them. Most people today do.Connect the dots

CNN Presidential Debate

The other problem I had with the debate was the way the moderator stopped the candidates when their answers went too far in making a point. It seemed they had some comments they didn’t like and directions of thought they didn’t want the candidates to say.  I realize time is a factor, but it certainly seemed sometimes, they just didn’t want the candidates to finish a thought and sound reasonable. Which wouldn’t have been as big of a deal if they didn’t let them interrupt and bicker for longer when arguing as they did when they made great points.

There were a couple of topics that didn’t come up that I wish they would discuss.  I do not believe it was mentioned at all. The black lives matter and the war on the police did not get discussed. The refugee situation was not mentioned and thus the threat from terrorists hiding in them was not discussed either. I was glad though, that states’ rights and gun control came up, unfortunately they did not spend much time on the subjects. Common Core is a significant problem for the future of America and it was only brought up once in a jab aimed at Bush by Trump. Would have been good to hear who supports it and who does not.

The question about who was worried about Trump having his hand on the nuke codes was stupid.  The idea Trump would be more dangerous than anyone else with those codes was ridiculous! Just because he is bombastic does not mean others wouldn’t be as dangerous as he would. At least we know he would fire them if the situation warranted it. Cannot imagine some of the others having the nerve to do it without permission from their special interests groups or donors. Rand Paul would likely not use them even if the situation really called for it. The question should have been “would you attack another country if provoked without going through congress?” That would have been a much better question.

None of the moderators (this debate or the last one) seem to be willing to address the constitutional violations our government has allowed to go on under Obama. Certainly none of the media will discuss the eligibility questions because they would have to admit they allowed Obama to get away with not being a Natural Born Citizen. So that is one issue that will not be discussed in the media, possibly ever again!

I tend to think Carly Fiorina did very well if not actually having “won” the debate. But many had great moments so it is hard to call any one a winner. But the big loser was the moderators! They did not handle things in a way where we the voters could come away feeling like we learned more about the candidates except for how well they can speak zingers.

Jeb Bush showed himself more engaged. Did it make him more electable? I don’t think so. He is still a polished politician who is part of the establishment. However, he did stand up to Donald Trump fairly well. Too bad it took more time away from other candidates and the time they could have used.

Marco Rubio spoke from a well-informed position. I did like some of what he had to say. He certainly says good stuff about foreign policy, but he is also a political insider, hard to believe any insider actually means what they say.

Carly Fiorina made a great speech about Planned Parenthood. But the meaning of her final words may just be misunderstood by the press. She concluded with “This is about the character of our nation, and if we will not stand up in and force President Obama to veto this bill, shame on us.” Given her words against Planned Parenthood it sounds as if she is talking about the de-fund PP bill, so why is she saying we need to make Obama veto it? Shouldn’t she have said he need to NOT veto it?? It almost sounded like she wants the government to be shut down. That may not be a bad thing, but it is certain the Republicans will get blamed for it even if Obama openly does it himself.

This is the comment by Kasich that she was responding to:

KASICH: “No, no, it’s really important, Dana. We got to talk about what we would be willing to shut down for. Why don’t we put tax reform on this president’s desk, and make him veto it if that’s what he wants to do? Why haven’t we repealed and replaced Obamacare?”

And there was this one: “We’re not — what I can tell you is this. We didn’t surrender in New Jersey, six years ago, as the brand new first ever pro-life governor of New Jersey since Roe versus Wade, I defended Planned Parenthood. And I’ve vetoed Planned Parenthood funding, now, eight times in New Jersey. Since the day I walked in as governor, Planned Parenthood has not been funded in New Jersey. We stood up and every one of those vetoes has been sustained.”

I felt Ben Carson was making good points, but he is clearly not a debater. He expresses himself much better making a speech. However, on illegal immigration, he made a good point about needing the border secure before anything else will work.  The rest of his ideas will have a mixed response from many.

Carson said:

”Well, what I said, after we seal the borders, after we turn off the spigot that dispenses all the goodies so we don’t have people coming in here, including employment, that people who had a pristine record, we should consider allowing them to become guest workers, primarily in the agricultural sphere, because that’s the place where Americans don’t seem to want to work. That’s what I said. And they have a six-month period to do that. If they don’t do it within that time period, then they become illegal, and as illegals, they will be treated as such.”

Chris Christy had a couple of good moments for example:

“The fact is that we don’t want to hear about your careers, back and forth and volleying back and forth about who did well and who did poorly. You’re both successful people. Congratulations. You know who’s not successful? The middle class in this country who’s getting plowed over by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Let’s start talking about those issues tonight and stop this childish back-and-forth between the two of you.”

And

“CHRISTIE: Well, Jake, I was named U.S. attorney by President Bush on September 10th, 2001. And that next day my wife Mary Pat did what she did every day, she traveled through the World Trade Center and went to her office two blocks from the World Trade Center. And after those planes hit, for five-and-a-half-hours after that, I couldn’t reach her, didn’t know whether she was dead or alive, and we had three children at the time, 8, 5 and 1. And I had to confront what so many thousands of others in my region had to confront, the idea I might become a single parent, the idea that my life and my children’s life might be changed forever.

We lost friends that day. We went to the funerals. And I will tell you that what those people wanted and what they deserved was for America to answer back against what had been done to them. And I support what President Bush did at that time, going into Afghanistan, hunting al Qaeda and its leaders, getting its sanctuary out of place, and making it as difficult around the world for them to move people and money. And then he went to prosecutors like us, and he said, never again. Don’t prosecute these people after the crime is committed. Intervene before the crime happens. I absolutely believe that what the president did at the time was right. And I am proud to have been one of the people on the stage who was part of making sure that what Governor Bush said before was the truth. America was safe for those seven years and Barack Obama has taken that safety away from us.”

There were other good moments during the debate (too many to go through all of them here) and things that were said that really made good points. Unfortunately, the number of participants and the apparent desire to get sound bites and not substance took away from the benefit of having the debate.  I do not understand why they just didn’t divide the field in half and hold two evenly divided debates. Just because it was prime time doesn’t mean we would not have enjoyed or even watched both debates. The next one I would like to see it evenly split in half and held on two separate nights during prime time. It seems it would be a much more fair way to do things. With the huge number of candidates on the debate stage at the same time, it resulted in a poorly orchestrated debate and a lack of real focus on any of the issues.
They spent more time pointing fingers and asking questions like “What do you think about what the Senator said about you?” It ended up sounding like a polite middle school argument. No significant information was presented to enable an undecided voter to come to any new conclusions about who they will vote for.

A WOMAN’S PERSPECTIVE

I have heard (from my sister) that a man prophesied over America years ago that America will be doomed when we have a female president. I have to say that I find this plausible and I will explain why. First of all, we have Hillary who wants to be president so badly that she just might pull it off (by hook or by crook). However, considering the current state of the Muslim world and their lack of respect for women, we just may be attacked severely with a woman in charge. They certainly will not respect any woman leader; of any political party! This is why, at this time, I do not support any woman for president or for Secretary of State.

You cannot make male chauvinists respect women by giving her power you will only make him an antagonist. The Muslim world is antagonistic enough we do not need to exacerbate the problem. Do I think we should or can have a woman president? Yes, yes I do, but not with worldly affairs so consumed with Muslims who do not see women as equals. America needs to learn the reality of the rest of the world and not just expect other countries, with different ideals, to embrace our way of things. We have been foolish long enough it is time we started dealing with the world from where they are, not where we want them to be.

We need a strong dominate male president who will not be afraid to stand up to radical Muslims and be prepared to act on any threats given. Until this happens we will continue to struggle with radical Muslims. America cannot capitulate, pander, or coddle the Muslim world; not as a long as their ideals are so contradictory to our own. They will not join our thought process because we think we are superior, or that our way is better. They will only see it as a weakness they can exploit. Just like they think a woman is a lesser vessel, this is how they will they see America if we put women in charge. Having a woman as president will invite them to attack us as they do not respect any female.

It behooves us to consider these types of issues in up-coming elections. While many may think America is ready for a woman president, we really need to ask: is the rest of the world ready? Radicals are spreading Islam all over the globe and taking over many countries, is it wise to put a woman in charge at such a time as this? One day, I truly hope we do have a woman as president. Just because we have finally elected our first black president does not mean it is time for a woman to do it. Besides, look how our first black president has divided the races, can you imagine if men and women become so divided?

There is a time and a place for everything. This is not the time for women in leadership in America. For our own safety, vote male!