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A Liberty Manifesto

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Published on Jun 11, 2011

Thoughts I've penned to address the indifference I regularly encounter as it relates to our national demise (with parenthetics-not included in video due to time constraints):

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Coercion is firmly rooted in the domain of the weak—true power is irreconcilably at variance to it. The peasant who abides by this understanding is counted greater than the king which undermines it.
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The problem with whistling past the graveyard is that too often, the last grave you see has your own name on it.
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The soundness of any idea rises and falls on the merits of its own arguments.
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If you put ground underneath my feet, I will use it to stand up against corruption.
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If we fail to act against what we know is wrong, we are complicit in that wrong. The criminal has a vested stake in the betrayal of truth--the casual observer serves as his unwitting accomplice so long as he fails to act against the deed.
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Everything's fine until it's not fine.
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If one refuses to engage a problem, they contribute to it.
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You ought not to restrain that which seeks after the truth.
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The failure to examine any ideology that serves to advance the interests of a few against that of the majority is often borne of a misplaced intent to not offend. This process paradoxically aids the invariable rise of certain evil outgrowths of such ideas that even the most ardent expositor would scarcely defend. By exercise of its well-meaning nature, the conforming majority is thus turned into the unwitting victim of a cunning few. The lesson remains—examine every idea with diligence. If you want a free society, unbeholden to entrenched interests, there is no other approach than to vigilantly test reality.
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When there is no effective oversight of an entity that under the guise of propriety decrees the rules we all have to live by, yet which can change these rules at any time in order to maintain its dominance, there should be no question that the eventual results were not intended in the first place. There should also be no question that the entity that most practically demonstrates this process in its operations is the Federal Reserve.
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(That we allow lawmakers known by their past dereliction to continue along at the helm of the public trust is tantamount to entrusting one's childcare needs to a band of pedophiles. The most corrosive of governments is in place solely because the governed have permitted it's existence.)
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(Everything is a store of value. It's just that some things make better depositories than others)
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We are to be free to assess that which works and that which doesn't and further, to correct any inequities found in a given system. Suppression of that process must be some form of tyranny.
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I find myself having less and less patience for those who by their otherwise innocuous routine, safeguard corruption.
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Most of us are educated beyond our ability to employ common sense (which begs the question who is "educating" our "educators" and why?).
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It is never wrong to stand up for what is right.
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A classic statist mantra asserts that all of our problems result from a lack of government intervention, thereby fostering the continual growth of the state at the expense of individual liberty. The statist never bothers to ask whether our problems resulted from the overreach of government in the first place.
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The effectiveness of any theory is directly tied to how well its past predictions align with current reality—no matter how untenable a given theory seems at first glance. They who so readily deride new ideas carefully bury all traces of their prior scorn upon the validation of the theory.
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There is a difference between paranoia and vigilance (gapped as far as night is from day).
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Eternal vigilance is a necessary prop of freedom. Indifference to this notion serves as the means by which a people secures their own oppression.
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So long as the ostrich buries it's head in the dirt, it won't see the encroaching lion.
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When the smoke alarm is blaring, you have two choices: put out the fire or remove the batteries. The pages of history are written in the blood of those who've opted for the latter.
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Whereas all lies are self-serving, the truth remains the inseparable servant to justice for all.
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I will attest to the uncomfortable reality for those who are blunted by the immensity of it.
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We are either moving closer to freedom or further away from it.
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(one other relevant quote--too long for this view--can be found on my channel/about me)

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