When I jumped out of bed this morning, I had an unusual number of situations to deal with.

Yesterday, I switched from AT&T television service to another company. When I called At&T to pick up their modem, they informed me I would have to take it to one of their offices. When I explained to the young man that I did not drive, did not know where their office was, and inasmuch as At&T brought the equipment here they should pick it up. He further elucidated on “company policy” and I should go turn it in.

Then opened my City Services bill, to see it had jumped $20.00 from last month. Called them and the very courteous lady on the phone tried to explain in numbers and letters, the sewage bill was always 3 times my water bill, their policy.

Then two more problems out of the blue to deal with which I’ll be writing another article on. I poured a second cup of coffee, muttering to myself, why is it government offices as well as private business make it so difficult to handle everyday ordinary services? Then I read my emails, comments and quotes. One commenter wrote, “I’m really impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself? Either way keep up the excellent quality of your writing, it’s rare to see a nice blog like this on the net.”

Perked me up, stroked my ego, then the phone rang, a call from AT&T wanting me to give feedback on the transaction yesterday. No, I’m not responding on the phone, instead writing a letter to AT&T.

The next thing I did was read two quotes I received. The first one was from Ron Paul, which read, “We have depended on government for so much for so long that we as people have become less vigilant of our liberties. As long as the government provides largesse for the majority, the special interest lobbyists will succeed in continuing the re-distribution of welfare programs that occupies most of Congress’s legislative time.”

A telling statement I agree with. But here’s the problem, why is it Ron Paul, an elected official in Congress 24 years, did not deal with this problem. He has been a long time resident sitting in Washington, making these laws. I’m not aware of anything he did to change the course of events, drawing tax-paid salary lo these many years. Instead of spending his time pitching the notion to audit the Feds, why did he not act to change the direction he so eloquently speaks of, now out of office? Now writing a book about the problems in tax-supporting public schools, why did he not do something about it when he was in a position of power to change things in the public school system?

The second quote came from the Chinese Communist revolutionary, Sun Yar-sen, the founding father of the Republic of China, stating, “An individual should not have too much freedom, a nation should have absolute Freedom.”

I can only interpret he means by “nation,” the political government in power should have a la carte freedom to do as they choose, when they choose and how they choose, over the people.

Which is pretty much where we are today, inasmuch as Congress has power over the IRS, and does nothing but hold hearings on all the latest revelations about political government tapping in on phone calls, opening emails, and admitting they send out drones overhead to spy on all of us. Grinding out more and more laws, to take the money away from the producers in this country.

If the concept of the Philosophy of Freedom is a total concept, i.e., 100%, and if the nation, or political government should have absolute Freedom, that’s contradictory, can’t have it both ways.

The proof is in the pudding, because we are living under a nation of political government, which has seized so much power, we are close to that nation of absolute power.

The third quote I read today, from Edward Crane, founder of Cato Institute, reads, “There are at bottom, basically two ways to order social affairs. Coercially through the mechanisms of the State – what we call political society. In a civil society, you make the decisions. In a political society, someone else does. Civil society is based on reason, eloquence and persuasion, which is to say voluntarism. Political society, on the other hand is based on force.”

In this connection, one must ask, how does a political society acquire this power based upon force? From a nation “conceived in Liberty and dedicated to the proposition of equality,” and in the beginning of the formation of this nation, the people enjoyed and lived in Freedom. We are overdue to stop and ask how we evolved from freedom of the individual and private property ownership, to a condition today living under a different system of Socialism, which is bondage?

It’s my contention, it has been accomplished via two things. Dependency upon political government and opposition to it. That is the means by which we have evolved to where we are today.

I ask my readers to go back and re-read the statement by Ron Paul, one who has sat in the seat of power of political government 24 years, and says, “we have depended on government for so much so long——” Not my words but out of the mouth of one who has been a part of all of it.

We have evolved to where we are today, and most feeling the brunt of this awesome power wielded by a very few sitting in the seats of power in Washington. It’s not rocket science to understand how we evolved into the conditions we face. Just simply, “dependency upon it and opposition to it.”

There is an energy to dependency and opposition. And it is this energy which has propelled these very few into power over our lives.


Email: annecleveland@bellsouth.net

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