By, Schuyler Montague
Benjamin Franklin stated it best when he said: “Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”
What beautiful words of wisdom, that apply today in America, as much if not more so, than the day he was first quoted. With the proposal of each new bill and the passing of each new law today, we find ourselves deeper and deeper in debt. Not just in the financial sense, but equally if not more importantly, in our deficit of freedom.
Government today is completely and totally reactionary and utilizes each and every opportunity to grab another handful of our rights, liberties and freedoms. These are all rights that we will never see again. Each liberty that we allow to be taken away today will be just one more freedom that children born tomorrow will never know.
No right nor freedom has ever been provided or given by any government. All of our liberties were endowed to us by our Creator at birth. Governments only possess the ability to limit, restrict or completely absolve us of our God-given rights. The freedoms that we enjoy today and the rights we allow to slip away were preserved, protected and passed down by the bloodshed of our ancestors. Our brave and courageous grandfathers shed their blood in valleys, on hillsides and from sea to shining sea, just to ensure our rights were secure for us today.
Our government instills the fear factor and any other tool at their disposal to bring the citizens into submission. They utilize conditioning and desensitizing techniques to slowly lure us down the path to servitude. We cannot turn on the news today without being subjected to around the clock shootings that are updated every hour on the hour. This is just a method of saturation used to bring all of the sheeple into lock-step and march them off the cliff to serfdom. All that is truly necessary for the government to succeed is for the people to remain silent or give in to their demands. We could more than likely make it another thousand years without the creation of one more new law. What we really need is simply for the government to enforce the laws that are already on the books, not create new ones. All we truly need is to be proactive as a society.
We place armed guards everywhere in our society today where something of value to us is possessed. We have armed guards in our banks to protect our money. We have armed guards at our Smithsonian Museum to protect the artwork. We have armed guards at our military installations to protect our equipment. We have armed guards at the CIA and NSA to protect our secrets. We have armed guards at the Federal Reserve and Fort Knox to protect our gold reserves. So, here is my question: Which of the above is more valuable to us than our children? Absolutely none of them. Then, why not immediately place armed guards in our schools? We do not need new laws to place restrictions on gun owners but rather, what we need is common sense.
Just think of the jobs that would be created if we placed at least two well-trained, certified armed guards in all of our childrens’s schools over the next 30 days. But more importantly, think of the security and piece of mind that our children and parents would benefit and not at the cost of even one of our constitutional rights.
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