Wednesday, October 3, 2007

The Government that Hated its People

Once upon a time there was a dream of freedom. It began with a precise and complete declaration - a Declaration of Independence from a maniacal monarchy bent on the enslavement of any and all to appease the lust and gluttony of a very few aristocrats.

That declaration was soon backed by a group of brave men and women willing to lay down their lives to establish their own form of government - a government of themselves, backed by constitutional law, and separated into many layers of power in the form of states united and branches of government in check.

But like all things controlled by men, the trusting fell prey to the greedy time and time again. As wealth was established it soon became consolidated. As one group of enslaved were
"freed", plans to form new principals of enslavement unfolded throughout the generations.

A government founded by people that loved freedom, and through that, loved each other and themselves, brought forth the power for a people to believe in themseslves, and to create and expand their minds as a precursor to their pocketbooks.

And through that, the government loved it's people, for they made the government powerful. And as that power grew in wealth and arms, the greedy looked to takeover that power as part of their gluttony. And the trusting saluted the flags and sang the songs and believed that the government they loved still loved them back.

How tragic a time it is then, when these believers must slowly face the outcome of their trust. Their jobs are sold for pennies to foreigners. Their money and economy is given away to foreign banks and governments. Their morals are divided and destroyed. Their children are sent to war to die, and indebted as if indentured, as are their children and their children for generations to come. Their lands are polluted with foreigners that have no loyalty or care for the lives of the people. And finally, their freedom is destroyed and their lives become property of a maniacal oligarchy bent on the enslavement of any and all to appease the lust and gluttony of a very few aristocrats.

And so they must gather again men and women of bravery and purpose. Men and women willing to declare their independence. Men and women that love their freedom so much that they will demand with their lives that the government they live under will love them as much as they will love it. The people were impassioned, the government hateful of them. But as has happened throughout all of history, every time, the people won out, and destroyed those that would take and not give.

As you read this, ask yourself, are you a giver to this nation, or a taker? You cannot be both, you must decide this instant if you are one or the other. Takers beware, for there will come a time, very soon, when the givers stop giving. Find a big rock, and hide.

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