Why God is necessary for Freedom in America

9 01 2013

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The Way it Works

There was a time in America where it was already assumed that these two principles (God and freedom) go hand in hand. But that concept has been lost since there has been such a spiritual upheaval in American society today. So in this blog I set out to prove that without God there is no freedom. My argument is that essentially God is necessary for freedom to exist.

What is Freedom? 

We hear this word thrown around a lot and to many people the concept is elusive. What are we talking about when we say, “I fight for freedom”. Or the soldiers on the front lines fight for my “freedom”. Freedom to do what? Or freedom from what? That is the real question, what kind of freedom are they fighting for? Freedom is a by-product. It is a by-product from understanding another philosophical idea which are Rights and Privileges

What is a Right vs. Privilege

These two terms couldn’t be more opposite from each other but every day they are the most confused terms by many young Americans. “It is my right to have healthcare!”  but is it? “It is my right to party at night!” But is it really? A right is something that cannot be taken from you. No one can remove your rights, however, someone can take away a privilege. The hard part is discerning between the two in today’s society.

Let’s make an example:

Let’s say you have a dream at night. Am I able to steal your dream? Or borrow your dream? Can I manipulate the dream you had? Of course not. Your thoughts and your ideas are yours you own them! They belong to you. Another example: your mouth, can I take away your right to speak? Of course not! I can suppress it or hinder it. But I didn’t give you your mandible so therefore I cannot take it away I can only hinder you from using it.

However, if you owned a piece of land and I asked to cross it and you said, “OK” you are giving me a privilege to cross your land I don’t have the right to do it. I cannot just cross your land at will I must ask you for permission. Let’s say one day I asked you if I can cross the piece of land and you said “NO!” do you have the right to tell me no? Yes! Must I abide by that? Yes! But in today’s society they believe they have the right to cross other peoples rights because it is their right. This is not true.

Back to the argument

So if you have a clear understanding of a Right and a privilege then the rest should make sense.

The first idea we need to settle is that there is no force on earth stronger than government when it comes to power. Just think about it, govt is the only entity that breaks into peoples homes (FBI) and no one calls the cops. They are the only force to take money from you whether you like it or not (Taxes) and no one can stop them. Govt is the strongest force on earth.

If this force is what “grants” us our rights then they technically are not rights correct? They are privileges. This means the government can take the privileges away at will. So then, it stands to reason that if we want to protect our rights FROM govt then they cannot COME from govt. They must come from somewhere else. That somewhere else would have to be a force greater than government, stronger than government and keep politicians accountable for their actions. The only known force strong enough for all of that is this guy we call God.

Hence, in the declaration it is stated: When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

In layman’s terms this is what it says: During the natural course of human history, there are times when people feel the need to secede from the governments which hold the humans together and to latch onto the powers of the earth which the laws of Nature and the God ENTITLE them so therefore we should list all the things which cause us to want to disband.

Did you notice that they draw their power to do this from nature (physical being) and God? The only way one can rise against the machine is to believe there is a power stronger than the machine that allows them to do so.

So what is Freedom?

Freedom is the ability to openly practice your God given rights without suppression from the only force that is strong enough to suppress them which is govt. Without God there are no rights. One might try to derive rights from evolution but the problem is that evolution has no political authority. In fact, to believe in evolution is to say that there is nothing wrong with the strongest lording over the weakest because there is no sense of true morality. It is only wrong because it feels wrong but what kind of basis is a feeling? The strong would merely ignore the sentiments of the weak.

So when the Founding father’s set up the nation they claimed that the people have the authority based on their God given rights and that this authority GRANTS government to be present among them to secure ability to practice freedom. But as soon as the government tries to play the role of God and it starts teaching people that govt is the giver of freedom and rights then the people have the right to dissolve the government and start a new one. This is because they knew that government is corrupt.

As the saying goes, “Unchecked power always becomes corrupt”

Basic argument in a nut shell

1)No force on earth stronger than government

2) Freedom is derived from fighting govt that suppresses rights

3) rights do not come from govt they come from a higher authority

4) The only higher authority is God

5)God gives rights, rights fight for freedom

Therefore God is necessary for Freedom.

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The real intent of Gun Control

9 01 2013

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Why is gun control really in the news? Is it because of local shootings? Is it logical to ditch guns because bad guys use them? I think if we look at this economically and politically we will see what is going on with the gun control debate. 

Before we delve deep into the context I speak of we have to understand the real purpose of the founding fathers putting guns into the constitution. Remember, they came from a land where tyranny reigned. Soldiers could do anything they wanted and they can take whatever they wanted so when the founders created the nation they built it around one basic philosophy: the difference between a right and a privilege. 

After they discussed the difference in terms they came to a conclusion that people needed the right to protect themselves against tyrants who looted their hard work. It is not lawful for government to steal so the people had the accord to protect themselves from government. 

 

Fast forward to today, we hardly see the need for gun control because the government doesn’t knock on your door to take money anymore. So we reasoned that the use of guns were there for open season hunting and gaming. However, government never forgot the purpose of gun freedoms. They also knew their purpose which was to keep government officials in check. 

Today we stand on the brink of tyranny, the last four presidents paid little to no regard for the constitution which is a document that is meant to state the obvious not to govern or direct freedoms in some way. The people and government both know there will be major changes in our society. 

1) Because the ideals of American society are changing toward socialism and 

2) The dollar is decreasing at a rapid rate

There may be a transition of government authority as we saw with the EU and the government intent is to render the people defenseless to make the transition easier. Of course, with all the socializing happening in school people believe it is okay for govt to take over. The only ones who will fight are those who know their history. 

The intent of gun control is not to make a safer society its to make an unarmed society.  








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