Give up freedom for security and you have neither freedom nor security.

The Title is a bit of a paraphrase of a quote from Benjamin Franklin.  I find that it is true.

Today I am going to quote from Simon Black of  The full article is well worth the read, but I want to make a particular point so I am excerpting it here:

The world learned on Sunday that PGA all-star Phil Mickelson is considering ‘drastic personal changes’ thanks to the pitiful direction of America’s tax policy. According to Mickelson:

“If you add up all the federal and you look at the disability and the unemployment and the Social Security and state, my tax rate is 62, 63 percent. So I’ve got to make some decisions on what to do.”
Though politicians never understand, it’s obvious to the rest of us: everyone has a breaking point. When governments continue pushing, continue bleeding, and continue eroding freedom, people start hitting their breaking points. Apparently Phil has reached his.

So, it seems, has Glenn Beck. The popular media personality has recently announced that he is planning a $2 billion libertarian community somewhere in Texas that will generate its own power and grow its own food.

Beck sees the writing on the wall with respect to inflation, police state tactics, and erosion of freedom. He understands the West is full of corrupt politicians who are driving their countries into the ground… and of dim-witted citizens who believe they cannot exist without the government’s continued support. “Take our guns! Bail us out! Give us healthcare!”

The conclusion is simple. When you no longer share any core values with your neighbors, it’s time to get new neighbors.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if a few states followed the lead of Wyoming, Montana, Texas and others to enforce the tenth amendment to The Constitution and simply make it against the law for local authorities or Federal ones to enforce laws which are patently against the constitution.  His Highness Obummer the First  in his coronation, er inaugural speech he attempted to make the case that liberty is not timeless; that it must adjust to the times, and that “preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action”–not to defend those freedoms from infringement, but to give them “meaning” through government regulation and redistribution.


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