We do not live in a truly free country. In a free country, there would be a free market, not government regulation of business; parents could educate their children as they saw fit instead of sending them to a failing public school system; privacy would not be invaded by atrocities like the Patriot Act; taxation would not exist because every person would be in control of the money he earned; the military would strictly be used for national defense because foreign alliances would not be tolerated; social issues like gay marriage and abortion would not exist because individual rights would reign supreme; immigrants would receive no handouts and would either sink or swim like all other citizens. None of these are true in the United States. I cannot understand how our society so willingly relinquishes freedom in exchange for a false sense of security. Thomas Jefferson said, "When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty." I stand for liberty.
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So the Obama administration just passed the NDAA, which authorizes U.S. military to imprison civilians — including Americans — without charge or trial, anywhere in the world.
(Source: worldawakening17, via uniteordie-deactivated20120818)
5:20 am • 6 January 2012 • 46 notes
“Society does not want individuals who are alert, keen, revolutionary, because such individuals will not fit into the established social patten and they may break it up. This is why society seeks to hold your mind in its pattern, & why your so-called education encourages you to imitate, to follow, to conform.”
— J. Krishnamurti (via delucazade)
(Source: meowjuana, via unapologeticallylibertarian)
7:14 pm • 5 January 2012 • 737 notes
“Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.”
— Thomas Jefferson (via basedgodzilla)
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4:34 pm • 5 January 2012 • 29 notes
“But let it not be said that we did nothing. Let not those who love the power of the welfare/warfare state label the dissenters of authoritarianism as unpatriotic or uncaring. Patriotism is more closely linked to dissent than it is to conformity and a blind desire for safety and security. Understanding the magnificent rewards of a free society makes us unbashful in its promotion, fully realizing that maximum wealth is created and the greatest chance for peace comes from a society respectful of individual liberty.” - Ron Paul
8:08 am • 5 January 2012 • 45 notes
How President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act — which includes a provision that would allow for the indefinite detention of U.S. citizens suspected of terrorist ties — via The Daily Show
Because he signed it with…reluctance. I am reluctantly signing a bill that could detain any US citizen for pretty much any reason I want (as long as I call it “terrorism”) for as long as I want without allowing them any of their rights. This is the beginning of totalitarianism.
10:19 pm • 4 January 2012 • 820 notes
“The original American patriots were those individuals brave enough to resist with force the oppressive power of King George. I accept the definition of patriotism as that effort to resist oppressive state power. The true patriot is motivated by a sense of responsibility, and out of self interest — for himself, his family, and the future of his country — to resist government abuse of power. He rejects the notion that patriotism means obedience to the state.”
— Ron Paul (via ronpaulrevolution)
10:40 am • 4 January 2012 • 38 notes
“Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give the appearance of solidity to pure wind.”
— George Orwell (via unapologeticallylibertarian)
8:10 am • 4 January 2012 • 19 notes