Where liberty dwells, there is my country.
I have written about this on the Rio Norte Line, and, most times, I am met with opposition from both sides of the political divide. To my friends on the Right, I say: understand your sentimental attachment to the memory of America, but you are not using sound logic. The nation you pine for is no more. And to those on the Left who seek to control as many people as possible, I say: it is not the place of any person to control the conscience of another and no intention can or will ever be noble enough to change this truth. Sadly, the two sides – liberty vs. tyranny – are growing farther and farther apart, to the point where I no longer believe they can be reconciled. Therefore, I have grown more and more convinced that the only hope of man preserving the lamp of individual rights and liberty on the face of this earth lies in secession of those States which still embrace the founding principles and ideals of America from those States which seek to control them.
I have come to the conclusion that the ‘Red’ States should be given a chance to vote on secession. I came to this conclusion for many reasons, but mostly, because I am sincere in my belief that no person has the right to control another. So long as we are not actively causing harm to another person or their property, or the society in general, we should seek to allow maximum liberty and to exercise minimal control over others. Sadly, a growing number in this country no longer agree with this foundational American value. What’s more – and what’s more ominous – is that the government is now using our tax money to indoctrinate our children to believe that the government should be in control of everyone – for the good of the whole. And to go one further, the government is now using its power to attack those who oppose big, controlling government. In effect, the government that swore to protect freedom-loving Americans is now using their money to attack them and their children. This is precisely what these two stories represent:
Here me out, read the rest…