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The Path to Liberty, Justice And Enlightenment

Posted in Liberty, Unalienable Rights with tags , , , , , , on August 23, 2016 by authorcarloscardoso

Day-42-41The American government envisioned by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin among many others is disappearing before our eyes. Everything they warned us about has come to pass. We have far too many Americans willingly giving up OUR liberties for the empty promise of security from a corrupt federal government (Franklin). We have become entangled in a system of politics that is essentially been hijacked by two political parties whose interests come before those of the nation they are supposed to serve (Washington).

The American values and principles of pursuing liberty understanding that it comes with the price of being responsible for yourself is not the values held by many Americans especially in the large cities. As Jefferson warned,” When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we will become as corrupt as Europe.” Jefferson also said, “I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.”

All of these warnings have not been heeded and now everything they sacrificed so much for us is being stolen from us right before our eyes. This election may be too late to turn the tide of history peacefully through the ballot box. The last chance to reclaim our birthright to our unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness may need to take the path it originally took. A reawakening must spread across our land.

It will require us to embrace our ideals of our rights coming from the Creator and claiming our liberty as a birthright and realizing that it cannot be taken from us. That government without our consent is an illegitimate power. Then we can reclaim the continent our forefathers conquered and bequeathed to us, uniting as one people and rejecting the narrative of division. We are all Americans regardless of race, religion or creed. That which unites us is stronger than what they seek to use to divide us, working together America cannot be defeated. Abraham Lincoln said, “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” We owe it to ourselves and our posterity to ensure that liberty does not perish from this Earth.

Our generation must once again take up the call of duty to ensure that liberty and freedom not only prevail but spreads across the Earth. To live together in righteous liberty, understanding the importance of the power, responsibility and mutual respect required to live in peaceful harmony. To evolve past the need for government control and reach the point of enlightenment where we understand that we are capable of governing ourselves as we embrace the concept of liberty and justice for all. It is then that we can become the example that Washington said we would become a system of government to be envied and copied around the world. This is the Creator’s intended destiny for all of Mankind.