A Renewed Fight for Liberty

Liberty

Liberty (lib’er-ti), n.; pl. ties (-tiz). [OF. Liberte (F. liberte’) <L. libertas, <liber, free. ] The state of being free; freedom or release from bondage or slavery (as, to grant liberty to slaves); freedom from arbitrary or despotic government, or, often, from other rule or law thanthat of a self governing community (as, “John… returned… to find the nobles … united in a definite claim of liberty and law,” Green’s short hist. Of the Eng. People,” iii. 2; freedom from foreign rule, or independence;

From New Century Dictionary Copyright 1944

LIB’ERTY, n. [L. libertas, from liber, free.]

1. Freedom from restraint, in a general sense, and applicable to the body, or to the will or mind. The body is at liberty, when not confined; the will or mind is at liberty, when not checked or controlled. A man enjoys liberty, when no physical force operates to restrain his actions or volitions.
2. Natural liberty, consists in the power of acting as one thinks fit, without any restraint or control, except from the laws of nature. It is a state of exemption from the control of others, and from positive laws and the institutions of social life. This liberty is abridged by the establishment of government.
3. Civil liberty, is the liberty of men in a state of society, or natural liberty, so far only abridged and restrained, as is necessary and expedient for the safety and interest of the society, state or nation. A restraint of natural liberty, not necessary or expedient for the public, is tyranny or oppression. civil liberty is an exemption from the arbitrary will of others, which exemption is secured by established laws, which restrain every man from injuring or controlling another. Hence the restraints of law are essential to civil liberty.
The liberty of one depends not so much on the removal of all restraint from him, as on the due restraint upon the liberty of others.
In this sentence, the latter word liberty denotes natural liberty.
4. Political liberty, is sometimes used as synonymous with civil liberty. But it more properly designates the liberty of a nation, the freedom of a nation or state from all unjust abridgment of its rights and independence by another nation. Hence we often speak of the political liberties of Europe, or the nations of Europe.
5. Religious liberty, is the free right of adopting and enjoying opinions on religious subjects, and of worshiping the Supreme Being according to the dictates of conscience, without external control.
Websters 1828
I have listed two dictionaries for the various definitions of “Liberty. “
Our founding fathers bought liberty with their lives, monies, and with the blood of patriots.
It is argued today that we live in a free society, we can travel unhindered from town to town, county to county, state to state, we can own property, we have freedom of speech. Yet those living in the New World before the War of Independence from England had those same abilities. In fact, they had even greater liberties than we do. They could travel with firearms, they could hunt in the wilderness without permit, they could cart their goods without requirement of yearly license plate fees, or being licensed themselves.
YET, they felt they did not have free liberty from the King of England. Taxation without representation was the proverbial straw that broke the camels back. In the Declaration of Independence, the Founding Fathers laid out a list of grievances that the British Royalty had imposed upon the Colonies of America.
It is indeed interesting that we Citizens of the United States of America have once again come under a tyrannous government that neither listens nor cares to it’s citizens. Unfortunately today it also has the “Free Press”, which many refer to as the Main Stream Media, or Old Media Establishment which is bent on making the current President of the United States a great messiah. They feel compelled to adorn him with utmost praise and at every event of his failings try to cover up those shortcomings in lieu of the liberty of the people.
We are currently having pushed upon us an UNCONSTITUTIONAL power grab by the Federal Government, by which they are going to impose a tax with disregard to the will of the citizens of the United States. By disregarding the clear intention of the Constitution of the United States of America, in that, what is not enumerated to the Federal Government in said Constitution is to be reserved to the Several States. Health Care is NOT an enumerated item, and being that the current law does not allow Interstate trade in Health Insurance, the interstate commerce clause does not apply. Thus, with the imposition of a “health care” tax on every man, woman and child in the United States, our government has ceased to be a Constitutional Representative Government, but has become tyrannical with a despot as it’s head.
Many citizens passionately petitioned their so called representatives in regards to this issue, and were turned away, some injuriously. We are now petitioning our Great Judge, for our defense against this despotism. We will continue to do so until this grievous act is quelled by those who WE elected to represent us, not the demigod who sits in the People’s House in Washington, D.C.
I call on all fellow citizens and patriots to call on those who are suppose to represent you, and your state in Washington D. C. to actually be the public servants they were elected to be. If they will not hear, I ask that you gather petitions with your grievances to recall them. In so doing, you will accomplish a great action that will allow those who are suppose to represent the people to understand
YOU are the boss, and THEY are the servants or employees for YOU pay their salaries.
Remember, in order for your freedoms to continue, you must not sit idly by, but must use due diligence to maintain what was bought by the blood of our forefathers and the patriots.
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