Number Two in a Series
In my first article of this series, I defined Rights, Values, Principles, Property ownership and the marriage contract.
Several years ago, I read a story about a young immigrant Japanese man, living in this country, who decided he could make money by starting a motivational seminar. He charged $200.00 per person and filled the hall with persons seeking motivation. He appeared on stage, sat down, crossed his legs and began a mantra, saying over and over, “The thing to do is Begin.”
The thought I suggest to the reader is “To begin.” The thing to begin is an understanding of Personal Freedom and private ownership of property. Two seemingly misunderstood concepts. And I say that because it’s inconceivable to me that this nation has wound up in the crisis we face, unless it’s because we do not really understand Freedom and property ownership. Perhaps it’s because we inherited the idea of Freedom as something we would always have, without having to do anything to sustain it. Plus the fact we live a lifestyle of having most everything we want, emerging from a period in our history with a horn of plenty.
It’s difficult for many to face the fact that things have changed, and we are now in a period of facing a life under socialism. A system which is anti-private ownership. We face an indebtedness in this country so staggering, we can’t really fathom. Many jobless and homeless.
Once a great nation of productivity, most of the means of production have been shipped out to other countries. Higher costs for everything, plus heavy duty taxes on everything we need and must have. Rules, regulations, edicts and policies imposed on every facet of our lives. We are ruled, regimented and controlled by an unseen hand of centralized power with no end in sight, as the march to a totalitarian political government continues.
This could not have happened if we really understood the meaning of Freedom, and valued it above and beyond the “nanny” state.
Marx said, “From each according to their ability to each according to their needs.” It was way back there in the sixties, Lyndon Johnson told us he would take from the “haves and give to the have-nots.” And so it has happened, a re-distribution of property, taking from producers to re-distribute to non-producers. That which you work to acquire, does not belong to you. It is taken and re-distributed.
The complete takeover of property ownership by a centralized political power, the 535 in Congress, is not quite there yet, but very close. Everyday we wake up, we have less control of our lives and property than we did the day before.
Freedom is self-control and private ownership of property is a total concept. We no longer have control of that which we work for and acquire. It is taken for re-distribution.
This could not have happened if we understood and valued Personal Freedom. Consciously, or sub-consciously, we allowed our thought process to accept the notion, someone else could manage our lives better than we could individually. We abandoned self-responsibility and handed over control to others. That which we handed over, expanded to takeover.
Those who are seduced by power, always seek more and more power. It’s not in the nature of politicians to relinquish power. They always seek more. History proves this.
In 1924, Lenin the Communist laid out the plan of taking over Europe and Asia, then said, “The United States, we shall not have to attack, it will fall into our hands like overripe fruit.”
We acquired and created so much we were the envy of the world. Step by step, bit by bit, we relinquished our self-responsibility and freedoms to the politicians and a centralized government. How did it begin? Much began before most of us were born, back there in1913, when the graduated income tax was rammed through congress and into law.
But our biggest mistake was turning our children over to government via socialized schooling. Now we are in the fifth or sixth generation of millions of school children being indoctrinated into socialism via socialized schools. We have accepted socialism, because of the generations of millions being taught it.
Now in all 50 states, half the State tax-collected monies go to support of socialized schools. Because some complained and some rejected home-schooling, the Government came up with the idea of Charter schools. Just two weeks ago, I received a newsletter about schools which read, “Charter schools provide the replica of a private school without the private school cost.” Still the same old tax-supported socialistic system under a new name.
How can anyone expect students to be taught about the Principles of Freedom upon which this nation was founded in a socialized system? A socialist system teaches the basic tenets of socialism. Is it any wonder this nation has not rejected socialism? Five or six generations of millions being taught to accept it has landed us in this current crisis. This is what Lenin meant when he said this country would fall like overripe fruit.
But even home schooling requires the textbooks which are filled with the teachings of socialism. Much of the content in textbooks is directed towards preparation for college, where students move on for another dose of socialism by many tenured socialist professors.
How, when, why and by whom we reached this precipice of bondage, continues in article three.
LET FREEDOM RING