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Thursday, May 13, 2010

My Unk

One of my great-great- great uncles had a woman slave that he kept for several years.

As near as I can find out she was treated like one of the family. In his will he set her free, and gave her a little start out money. I have a copy of his will along with brief history of the family. He was the only one in the family that was a slave holder.

Freedom is a word that all men cherish, but in reality it is at best only a limited freedom.

No matter which nation you have citizenship in, that nation has full control over you. You are controlled by the laws that are set forth by a few men.

So when we think of being free, it means that we can do what the laws allow.

The three documents we treasure most highly are the bill of rights, the constitution, and the declaration of independence. On these documents hinge all our rights. These rights are being nullified year after year by less than a thousand people, who control the government. A thousand people sounds like a large group. I suppose if you had them over for dinner it would be quite a bit of company at your house. When they control 340 million people it shows the power they yield

The Four Freedoms were goals articulated by US President Franklin D. Roosevelt on January 6, 1941. In an address known as the Four Freedoms speech (technically the 1941 State of the Union address). He proposed four fundamental freedoms that people "everywhere in the world" ought to enjoy:

Freedom of speech and expression
Freedom of religion
Freedom from want
Freedom from fear

His inclusion of the latter two freedoms went beyond the traditional US Constitutional values protected by its First Amendment. They endorsed a right to economic security, and an internationalist view of foreign policy, that have come to be central tenets of modern American liberalism.

They also anticipated what would become known decades later, as the "human security" paradigm in social science, and economic development.

The experimental paradigm that has been set forth by the present administration, is the next step in changing our dependency on ones self, to a dependency on the federal government.

This concept makes me totally indentured for life, to ole Massa in the big house. It’s not true slavery, but the term will do, until a better name for the real thing comes along.

One could compare it to a form of serfdom where the feudal lord permits us to work the land, and then the lord decides how much of the crop he allows us to keep.

A quote from F.A. HAYEK says; "Most of the people whose views influence developments, are in some measure socialists. They believe that our economic life should be ‘consciously directed,’ that we should substitute ‘economic planning’ for the competitive system. Yet is there a greater tragedy imaginable than
that, in our endeavor consciously to shape our future in accordance with high ideals, we should in fact unwittingly produce the very opposite of what we have been striving for?”

This is the downhill path we are on at the present time.

His full article can be found at: http://Jim.com/hayek.html

Another don’t miss reading can be found at: http://www.tnellen.com/cybereng/harrison.html

And one more: http://townhall.com/columnists/JohnStossel/2010/02/10/hurtling_down_the_road_to_serfdom?page=full&comments=true

How does all this affect those who are of the Christian Persuasion?

It simply means we must be aware of what is going on, and be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.

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