People who are already free can only be controlled if they, as a people, decide to voluntarily give up their freedom, explains Gary Barnett at LewRockwell.com. he writes (abridged):
Any restraint of freedom at any level is a restraint of freedom at every level.
This truth destroys the insane ‘thinking’ that it is proper to give up a ‘little’ freedom for some safety. That is simply idiocy posited by government criminals, and those supporting those criminals. Freedom can only be given up voluntarily, so once a people understand this, and concern themselves only with the task of living free instead of succumbing to the abhorrent commands of the state, no government will have the ability to claim power over them. This is the solution to our problems, as simple as it might seem, but since each individual has to come to his own decision to act free, we are a long way from that desired state, and a long way from absolute freedom.
“Between the government which does evil and the people who accept it – there is a certain shameful solidarity.” – Victor Hugo.
Gary D. Barnett is a retired investment professional that has been writing about freedom and liberty matters, politics, and history for two decades. He is against all war and aggression, and against the state. He recently finished a collaboration with former U.S. Congresswoman, Cynthia McKinney, and was a contributor to her new book, “When China Sneezes” From the Coronavirus Lockdown to the Global Political-Economic Crisis.” Currently, he lives in Montana with his wife and son.
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