The United States of America was founded first and foremost upon a “radical” notion: Individual Human Liberty. No king would rule America. [One of the earliest battle cries of the American Revolution was “No king but King Jesus!”] Government cannot and must not dictate religious doctrine, political ideology, economic policy or scientific methods.
Thomas Jefferson did not invent American Liberty. Nor did James Madison or George Washington. America’s Founders and Framers looked far back into all of human history and analyzed governments past and present.
The very idea of American Liberty was and is rooted in the concept of Natural Law — the Law(s) of Nature and of Nature’s God. Follow the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God and you will succeed. You will be happy and prosperous despite those who hate you or want to suppress you. Disregard those laws and you will fail. You will be miserable and you will blame anyone and everyone for your failures except yourself.
Liberty is the near absolute right of any individual human being to think, to say and to do anything and everything he wants as long as he is responsible to the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God.
Justice happens when any and every person is punished (or forced to give retribution) for any violation of the Law(s) of Nature and/or of Nature’s God.
Tyranny is the opposite of Liberty. Liberty is founded upon Truth — the Word and the Will of man’s Creator and the Author of Law. Tyranny is manifest in the philosophies (“wisdom”) of man. Tyranny is achieved when the “wisdom” of man supersedes Truth. Tyranny happens whenever the word and the will of man supplants the Word and the Will of God.
Dependence upon the word and the will of man is the opposite of Liberty. It is tyranny! Even the slightest degree of reliance on government invites tyranny. Any idea of “domestic policy” violates Natural Law, the U.S. Constitution and common sense.
Dependence (reliance) upon Truth — the Word and the Will of God — is Liberty!
Before 1775, the idea of Liberty was an extremist notion. Stupid “masses” governing themselves?! Perish the thought! Absurd! Extreme!!
At least 150 years subsequent to 1775, the United States of America became the freest, greatest, most productive, most creative, most generous nation in human history. Why? Liberty: that “extremist notion.”
There have always been and will always be men and women — mostly men! — who crave power and control. They want you, the “stupid, unruly masses,” dependent upon them.
Liberty — profound respect for the U.S. Constitution with its principle of enumerated and limited powers of government, and love for bottom-up government sans bloated bureaucracies — is an extremist notion to only two types of people: 1) Those who seek power and control over you and me, and 2) Those who are willing to cede their rights, responsibilities and liberties to an all-powerful government.
On the very day that these two types of people become the majority in the United States of America, Liberty will be vanquished from the earth.
By: Sam Weaver