THE DESTRUCTION OF LIBERTY
Liberty: Freedom with Morality
It is true that our founding fathers went to war against the British to gain freedom from their tyrannical form of government. But it is not true to say that they formed simply a free nation, what they formed was a nation that was ruled by Liberty. And the best definition I have heard to explain the Liberty they gave us is that Liberty is not simply freedom but is freedom with morality.
And morality is nothing more than laws that a people will live under.
Our founding fathers gave us a Republic. A Republic is a nation where the governed have consented to live under a set of laws for all. Meaning no matter your amount of wealth, your skin color, your gender or whatever we all live under the same law.
That is not the case anymore. Our Federal government does not live under the same laws as the governed. They do not have the same social security we have to live under; they no longer have the same health care we have to live under. They are often not punished for lying, cheating or stealing as “We the People” are.
And you might ask why that is? Why do they seem to live under different rules than we do?
I believe the answer is simple. It starts with the Law of the United States, which is the U. S. Constitution.
There seems to be a large amount of disregard for our Constitution among most of the elected officials of this nation. And why is that? Another simple answer is quite evident. And that answer is found in another great document that helped form this government we were given by our founding fathers and that is The Declaration of Independence. The Declaration of Independence was the morality part of our founding Liberty and the Constitution is the form of government that was designed under the morality of the Declaration of Independence.
Our founding fathers knew that man was not capable of governing himself if left to his own methods. And this is clearly stated in the first part of the Declaration of Independence. Our founding fathers knew that there is and will always be a set of Laws that any nation had to abide by to be a nation under Liberty. The proof that our founding fathers believed this is found in these words forever written in the Declaration of Independence.
“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.
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.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”
From this excerpt from our Declaration it is quite evident also that our founding fathers believed in Laws that came from a higher power than themselves in which we were to develop the laws of our land under. And they called this higher power their Creator.
But around the late 1800’s and early 1900’s their came a teaching from across the ocean (mostly from socialist Germany, and we all know what happened to that country) which was being taught in our Institutions of Higher learning that we had developed as a people beyond the understanding of our founding fathers. This teaching became known as Progressivism and has been the slow and steady demise of Liberty for over the last century.
Progressivism teaches that we do not need to live under the laws of a Creator, but under the laws of a group of elite people that are more intelligent than most of us. And these self-proclaimed elite fill the halls of DC and many of the State Capitols in our day and age. Do you know a lot about Progressivism? Not many do. But if these letters will keep being printed you will learn as I have how Progressivism is destroying the Liberty we once had.