Security over freedom is a formula for oppression

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Security over freedom is a formula for oppression

Sat, 07/17/2021 - 20:49
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Life is unpredictable. Physical and mental health can change like the weather. We go through periods of splendid health and then have an accident or an illness or even a debilitating disease. No matter how healthy or lucky an individual is, everyone has phases of emotional and physical highs and lows. No one remains on an even keel for their entire life. We all have to “roll with the punches” until we can regain our equilibrium to make necessary adjustments in our lives.
 Every time we drive, we are putting ourselves in potential danger of an accident. Most adults do drive although there is a small segment of the people who are too afraid to get behind the wheel. There are some who do not leave their homes due to fear of germs. Life is full of potential dangers that cause people to do strange things to create a false sense of security.

 Some of us sacrifice freedom for security while others fight to preserve freedom over illusionary security. The Corona-virus epidemic has convinced many to “follow the science” instead of retaining their individual freedom. But rather than “science” we received contradictory official edicts. Fear of the epidemic became the guiding force of decision making for too many people. These people discard their freedoms for commands given by arrogant elites. “Don’t wear masks, wear masks, stay 6 feet apart, don’t stay apart and a host of other demands.” These confusing directives created more fear in some people.

 This decision of who to follow, the authorities or one’s own mind has been a dilemma throughout the ages. Historically leaders usually dictate to their underlings what they should do, often leaving little personal choice. The Constitution of the United States was the first to devise a system that would ensure individual freedom. The founders believed that individuals’ collective decisions were a better means of making political and economic decisions. These wise men rejected the historical top-down approach.

 During the period of the Enlightenment Period, Adam Smith’s book, The Wealth of Nations, greatly influenced the leaders of the US revolution. These wisemen learned that the freedom of choice of moral individuals leads to justice and lawfulness. These freedoms encouraged all colonists to do things they never thought they could do, even becoming self-made men. They concluded that a free-market economy would encourage competition that would usher in prosperity. They were right.

 Whenever citizens allow their freedom to be diminished by corrupt political leaders, inevitably they are entering the world of oppression. At this particular juncture, anyone who goes against the government will be punished by losing freedoms or even their life for expressing any contrary ideas. Ultimately, if this government policy continues, individual’s liberty will be squashed and replaced by more government edicts concerning all aspects of life.

 During the recent epidemic and many other crises like war and natural disasters, personal freedoms are sometimes exploited by evil, powerful authorities. As elite politicians say, “never let a crisis go to waste.”  Almost any national incident is being blown out of proportion to create a crisis, which increases fear and the loss of freedom.

 The freest nation in the world, the USA, is on a crossroad. We either want the right to make our own choices through our representatives or we will have all of our choices decided by power hungry dictatorial politicians as seen during the Covid shutdown. The answer is in the hands of the US citizens. Our voices have to be united behind our freedoms, not our fears.

 These narratives of pending disaster are not speculative, it is happening with greater frequency. In the US we are currently hearing about many government plans to control the temperature in our homes, the speed we can drive and the type of vehicle, food we can eat, the moral values and history we must believe, as well as the ownership of weapons. Our Bill of Rights and our Constitutional Republic are being dismantled in front of us. Even the choice of which pharmaceutical drugs or other methods you must use to heal your body is being mandated by the government.

This July 4th, 2021, our sacred United States freedoms have existed for 245 years. Every one of the freedoms in our Constitutional Republic is under attack. Either we stand up against this tyranny at this critical moment or we will become just another “has been” oppressed nation.

 The difference between big government deception that creates false security or constitutional protection of individual freedom is being tested and determined. Silence will not be a vote for security, it will be a vote for losing everything we cherish.
 
Either US citizens speak out with a united voice preserving our hard-fought liberties or we will be existing in a dehumanized Orwellian world.
 
Domenick Maglio, PhD. is a columnist carried by various newspapers and blogs, an author of several books and owner/director of Wider Horizons School, a college prep program. Dr. Maglio is an author of weekly newspaper articles, INVASION WITHIN  and a recent book entitled, IN CHARGE PARENTING In a PC World. You can see many of Dr. Maglio’s articles at www.drmaglioblogspot.com.

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