The Libertarian Patriot
We Americans believe we live in the "land of the free" but is our freedom merely an illusion? Yes, we have a Constitution, and included in it a Bill of Rights, that tells us we are free but if you think about it for a moment we are only as free as Leviathan allows us to be. It's just that many Americans have not "seen the fence".
So, what do I mean by "seeing the fence"?
It's quite simple actually; we are all happy to go through our daily lives with a few apparent intrusions by Leviathan. Sure, we have those laws that we are subject to on a daily basis, but they are for our safety and as a polite society we need some regulations many believe.
But what about those laws that many don't see? Laws like the PATRIOT Act, NDAA, HR 347 (also known as the Trespass Bill) or the National Defense Resources Preparedness that give Leviathan carte blanche to strip us of our liberties.
These are innocuous laws that Leviathan says are for our protection and many Americans go along with them under the pretext that if you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear. But, as Benjamin Franklin is commonly quoted, "People willing to trade their freedom for temporary security deserve neither and will lose both."
These laws are "the fence" and we are only free as long as Leviathan allows us to be.
The citizens of Germany in the 1930's did not "see the fence" until it was too late. Then, as in the US today, people were blind to the creeping totalitarianism of the regime and even when it became obvious, it had happened so gradually that they had been conditioned to accept it.
Want proof, just look at the TSA.
After 9/11 it was just a simple check and a walk through a metal detector. Then came the "shoe bomber" and we were required to remove our shoes for scanning. Next was the "underwear bomber" and now we can only bring liquids in containers under 100 ml onto a plane and they need to be removed and scaned too. Fast forward to today and we are required to go through full-body scanning machines just to get on a plane. Additionally, the TSA is now operating at bus and train stations with checkpoints on our highways.
This conditioning was more apparent in New York City on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 when armed law enforcement patrolled the city because of a rumored terrorist threat.
Even when we "see the fence" we turn a blind eye to it. Our "land of the free" is anything but and until we open our eyes, we will continue to be sheeple living in a cage as free as Leviathan allows us to be.