THE CONCEPT OF LIBERTY HAS BEEN LOST.
BECAUSE WE ARE LIVING IN A TIME
IN WHICH PEOPLE HAVE THE
CONCEPT, THAT FREEDOM COMES
FROM THE GOVERNMENT, OR THAT
LIBERTY IS A GRANT OF
The problem with checking government power is the widespread belief from people, many who have no idea what the facts are, that freedom comes from the government down. Government comes from the people up. It is held hostage by the unelected members of departments who interpret what the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial branch's intend for the laws passed to be implemented.
Some where in the process the political power, vested interests, and activist groups push and pull for implementation in their vision of what is best for someone else. This becomes the basis of power.
My favorite saying is "power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely." To oppose the bullying and open threats from various agencies brings threats of destroying reputation, livelihood, and even threat to life. This is why we first need to oppose the regulatory agencies (all 72) from having SWAT Teams.
We also have the added factor of people who will not argue facts but will defame character and resort to personal attack and threat of violence. When listing actions that various agencies of the Federal government that have taken place over the last few years, opponents will throw everything from hater, race mongerer, and conspiracy theorist.
The day of discussing differences has ended when parents are arrested for asking questions at school board meetings by going over the time limit or wanting simple answers of why the Common Core Standards are being allowed to take the children's education into the field of revision and indoctrination.
Families who have ranched in the West are being threatened and jailed for standing against tyrannical government agencies. Common sense has been replaced by bureaucratic mandate and court orders obtained by groups that have no stake in the outcome other than assuming a position of power.
The day of dealing in facts has been overturned to the popular, emotional, and pop science of the time. The public pronouncement of the now held position of the administration, and the world, that climate change is irrefutable and happening now is delivered by a Theoretical Physicist. But the Climatologists that actually study these things don't agree.
Science has never been absolute yet the history of the Scientific Hierarchy has always been proven wrong over time. Doctors would not believe in germs, microbes, and viruses for hundreds of years. Even when a nurse in the 1800's in London insisted that doctors wash their hands between delivering babies. When they did the survival rate rose 800%. Yet they still did not believe in germs. That is what consensus is. They all agree until it is proven beyond a doubt. Then it is a hundred years being accepted.
Where is all this leading? To a division of the people and manipulating what is best for the vested interests and for the power of others. It is it's own tyranny. When you oppose the things that are wrong be prepared to stand alone for your beliefs, and the rights bestowed by God, thus articulated in the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights.
Beware of shouting, grieving, threatening words and behavior directed at your right to stand opposed to the mob mentality. Never before has the LAND OF THE FREE AND HOME OF THE BRAVE been threatened to become THE LAND OF THE DEFEATED AND HOME OF THE PARTY.