“Know thy enemy and know thyself, the art of war is of vital importance to the State. It is a matter of life and death, a road, either to safety or ruin. Hence under no circumstances can it be neglected.” So states the great military strategist and philosopher, Sun Tzu.
We are witnessing Global upheaval, spreading like wildfire in the “War of Ideas.” Seems so complex as we watch the rebellion in such countries as Egypt and Libya. But it all boils down to Freedom or Bondage, no matter where the battles are taking place. Up until a few weeks ago, most thought it couldn’t happen here, when suddenly there’s an uprising in Wisconsin, as thousands gather at the state capitol, protesting. About what? The bottom line is, whether or not individuals are going to be free, and responsible for their lives or property, or whether or not those greedy for power over their lives and property, political governments or unions, will be in charge.
As the drama unfolds, groups are organizing, pro and con across this country. “Save the American Dream” is now the battle cry. From all the news reports, the battle is heating up quite rapidly. Some teaming up as Democrats versus Republicans. Some as Conservatives vs. Liberals, some tea-partiers vs. non-tea-partiers. Some union members vs. non-union members. Money & Power. No matter where you as an individual stand on the issues, all are affected, and none are exempt from the battles now taking place, which erupted in Wisconsin over school issues.
If you are still one of those individuals who has been sitting idly by, apathetically on a fence, unconcerned, and disinterested in what has been taking place in this country, the wake-up call is at your back door. I hear some say, things are so bad, “I just stopped listening to the news.” As if that’s a defense, not to be involved. Everyone is affected by what’s happening, therefore you are in a better position to cope with all that’s coming down the pike, if you take the time to be informed. Start by being informed as to what your “Rights” are. Then taking a stand for “your Rights.” Because, the bottom line is, your Rights have been usurped, and under seige. And your Rights begin with your Right to Life, and from that extends other Rights.
As a result of the uprising in Wisconsin, and the dispute between the state government and union teachers, I keep hearing the term, “Collective Rights.” It appears this very large powerful government teachers union, have a battle cry of Collective Rights. That’s just a propagandi ploy, because there ain’t no such thing as a “collective Right.” A “Right” only relates to individuals.
The great French economist, statesman and author, Frederic Bastiat, stated it more eloquently than I can, saying: “If every person has the right to defend – even by force – his person, his Liberty and his property, then it follows, that a group of men have a right to organize and support a common force to protect these rights constantly. Thus the principle of collective right – its reason for existing, its lawfulness – is based on individual right. And the common force that protects this collective right cannot logically have any other purpose or any other mission than that which it acts as a substitute. Thus, since an individual cannot lawfully use force against the person, liberty, or property of another individual, then the common force – for the same reason – cannot lawfully be used to destroy the person, liberty, or property of individuals or groups.”
There you have it in a nutshell. Individual Rights are specific and can be defined. Because we have the guaranteed Right of Assembly in the US Constitution, this refers to individual rights, to gather with others, and in no way, shape nor fashion, implies there’s some other vague and nebulous right that supersedes one’s individual Rights, by virtue of the fact they joined with others.
The current pervasive verbiage in reference to unions and organized groups, repetitiously using the term, “collective Rights” is Orwell double think, double talk, in an attempt to convey to their opposition, because they are so unionized, they somehow have a greater right, that supersedes one’s individual Rights. And in essence boils down to a bullying tactic of propagandi by the organized unions. To imply theirs is a greater force, disguised as a superior right.
The drafter of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson, said: “We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with inherent and inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, that to secure these rights governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”
Now, as never before in our history, it’s a time to reflect upon our “Rights” endowed by our creator, inherent and inalienable, and not be bullied by this feigned threat of organized unions, claiming superiority by claims of a collective right. A group so in bed with the forces of political government, their leader brags about his trips to the White House, to meet with President Obama and his regime, several times a week.
LET FREEDOM RING