Secession and the Bankruptcy of Ideas

“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” ~Arthur Schopenhauer

I was on a conference call Thursday night with the leadership of a state secessionist movement. The general theme of the call was the need to present a unified message to all seekers of truth.

Later, as I tried to slow my mind down before sleep, I had an “AHA!” moment which is why you’re reading this now.

There is a war being waged for your mind. There are only two sides in this fight.

One side believes that government is good, and more government is better. They want to minimize individual liberty, and they promote the interests of groups.

They believe in:

No restrictions on the power to tax, spend and regulate
Their superiority to make decisions for your own good
State ownership of your assets and liberties and their right to take either or both
Deficit spending
The Federal Reserve
Printing counterfeit money
Planned inflation
Fractional reserve banking
Bailouts of banks, insurers and automakers
Unending foreign wars
Acceptable death and casualty tolls of American military personnel on foreign soil
Imperialistic foreign policy
Social Security
Health Care “reform” legislation
Meaningless elections
Voting fraud
The military-industrial complex
The Patriot Act
Thousands of pages of new laws and regulations every year
Constant, mind-numbing propaganda through the Main Stream Media
Government schools, low achievement and substandard educational quality
The Supreme Court’s rulings on which laws DC will obey
Abortions on demand
Preventing American energy independence
Alienating all of our world allies
Selling our sovereignty to foreign nations who buy American debt

The other combatant camp believes in individual liberty and natural rights bestowed upon man by his Creator. They know that power corrupts. They know that any government must be bound with strong chains to protect life, liberty and property.

They believe in:

Tightly defined government
Enforcement of restrictions on government
Free Enterprise
Balanced budgets
Honest elections
Gold and silver-backed money (hard money)
No counterfeiting
Property rights
Protection of human life
The sanctity of contracts
Justice that defends the innocent and restores the injured
Defense by militia

No matter what you see on TV, hear on the radio, or read on the printed page…all of the rhetoric and rumble boils down to you deciding which side you support.

It’s ALL ABOUT your guiding principles. Your world view defines your actions.

The “AHA” moment was that the big government side is intellectually bankrupt. Every scheme they have tried for 150 years has eventually failed. They have no new ideas that don’t begin with a preconception of government solutions. They have no solutions that protect liberty and restrict government. They exhibit no willingness to return to the Constitution. Their regime is repressive and exhibits the low, negative energy of tyranny and despotism.

The small government camp has the solutions. Their message is one of high-energy and a positive attitude. Their ideas harken back to the Reformation and Enlightenment principles of God-granted liberty and self-determination. At the same time they project a realistic, achievable vision of tomorrow.

The decision you must make is whether to take action or not. If you take no action whatsoever, you will default into the big government camp. They already own you. So you need to do nothing at all to keep moving on toward destruction.

If you do not want to go down with the big government ship, it will be required of you that you take some sort of action in opposition to the despots and tyrants. Happily, the small government camp does not force you to act. You’re free to take any action you choose to throw off such oppressive government and embrace liberty.

But act you must if you ever want to live free.

Secession is the hope for mankind. Who will be first?

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© Copyright 2010, Russell D. Longcore. Permission to reprint in whole or in part is gladly granted, provided full credit is given.

5 Responses to Secession and the Bankruptcy of Ideas

  1. […] and the Bankruptcy of Ideas Posted on January 18, 2010 by Bill Miller This Article by Russell D. Longcore on One side believes that government is good, and more government is better. They want to minimize […]

  2. Old Rebel says:

    “The small government camp has the solutions.”

    Ay, there’s the rub! Because with the Federal government, solutions are never the answer to any problem.

    Instead, the answer to any problem is ALWAYS more government:

    Terrorists slip past the world’s most overgrown “intelligence” and military bureaucracy? Then legalize warrantless searches!

    Mass murderer wannabe smuggles a bomb onto a passenger plane, despite a trail of dead giveways a mile wide? Force innocent passengers into even more degrading personal searches.

    And on and on …

  3. Jones Family says:

    You MUST choose which side you support, or you will, by default, consign yourself and your posterity to serfdom…

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