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"The people never give up their liberties, but under some delusion." - Edmund Burke
On July 4, 1776 the American colonies declared their independence from tyrannical bondage. They wrote, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness"
From this Grand Seed sprouted the mighty United States Constitution. Which guaranteed that the government of the people, would be a government by the people, and a government for the people.
Through the Bill of Rights the individual's liberties were strengthened, rather than subdued. It's principle purpose was to empower the individual over the collective in order to provide defense against the potential tyrannies of government. Chief among these provisions were the First and Second Amendments. The First Amendment guaranteed free speech to defend against the Tyranny of Opinion. The Second Amendment guaranteed the right to bear arms to defend against the Tyranny of Force.
These principle provisions, that our founders planted, have prospered our nation. They have empowered us, by empowering the individual. Our ancestors knew that a forest does not grow mighty by feeding a single oak; rather it flourishes when the roots of all its trees are nourished with the waters of life.
It is incumbent upon the patriot to shine light upon a Dark Tyranny which has led to "some delusion". Namely the Tyranny of Money which has usurped the individual's right of ownership over their own money.
The First Amendment provides the right of the individual to free speech; not to replace the government's speech, but to hold it accountable. The Second Amendment provides the right of the individual to bear arms; not to replace the government's arms, but to hold it accountable. Providence provides us with the right to a secure and decentralized means of exchange; not as a replacement to the government's money supply, but as a means to hold it accountable.
"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle." - Edmund Burke
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