We fought a war for independence. We wanted to be independent of the British government, which had grown increasingly tyrannical. The early Patriots fought and died so that their descendants could live in a free country. There was never any doubt about that.
But the Founders weren’t naïve. They knew that tyranny was always lurking around the corner, and that freedom and liberty would thrive only with constant vigilance. That vigilance has since faded, to put it mildly, and we’ve grown complacent and apathetic as a nation, leaving a vacuum, which is being occupied with tyranny once again, this time from our own government.
Take a step back and look at all the things our government does “for our own good.” The intelligence community isn’t just keeping tabs on what our enemies are doing. They’re logging everything American citizens do on electronic devices, whether it be emails, cell phone calls, internet activity or instant messages.
We see the IRS harassing the government’s political opponents. We see elected representatives demonizing and going after the 2nd Amendment. Our own Department of (in)Justice is involved with wiretapping and intercepting e-mails from certain news reporters and attempting to cover up their own gun-running operation. Homeland Security views anyone who is pro-life, against high taxes, critical of the Federal Reserve, in favor of sound money, etc. to be a potential domestic terrorist and therefore an “enemy combatant” in their never-ending “war on terror.”
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