Read this quote:
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.”We are the sons and daughters of this revolution - this man's blood flows through our psyche!
― Samuel Adams
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. Memoirs of the life and writings of Benjamin Franklin (1818).
The foundation of our government was based on liberty. Was given to us by the sacrifice of hundreds of thousands. People who laid it all on the line for concepts. People who not accept the yoke of servitude and subjugation. People who would die free rather than suffer collar of indenture.
Now look at us.
Seriously. Do the Old Spice thing. Look at your country. Look at your country's founding. Now back here. Not the same is it? No huddled masses yearning to breathe free(Emma Lazarus). We are happier to let somebody else protect us. We are happier to let someone else educate us. We entrust our paycheck to be divided up without anything on our part. We beg for somebody to tell us what to eat, what to smoke, what to wear, where to live, how much water can flow through our toilette, what type of lightbulbs to put in our lamps.
While light of liberty starts to flicker.
This blog is my attempt to find where we went wrong, and how to get back to where we need to be. I am no poet, no writer... I am not Samuel Clemens or James Adams... But I love my country, and will fight for her until there is no strength in these fingers to type or breath to scream out my hoarse warnings in the night of collapse.
(you will find many quotes here- I will do my best to attribute them accurately, and also ensure that they are not taken out of context)
(you will find many quotes here because there are so many more that have said what I am feeling, and I detest reinventing the wheel. Besides these guys are more eloquent than I am)