Is Liberty for everyone?

Once upon a time I thought that if we all had Liberty; everything would be fine.  Then I grew up.  I learned along the way that most humans, do not want liberty.  I also learned and am constantly reminded by looking at my kids college textbooks, that there is a concerted effort to distort the entire period of the enlightenment and demonize those who created it and by virtue the very concept of Liberty.

Talk about Liberty to someone who has grown up in a country dominated by religion and for the most party they will reject it out of hand.  Talk to someone in a communist country about Liberty and they may not even have a word for it.

In Puerto Rico the effort to brainwash the public against Liberty has succeeded on a scale unmatched under the U.S. flag.  Mention Liberty to many Puerto Ricans and you get an angry response as if you had just advocated killing and eating babies.  Somehow, despite the abject failure of government in Puerto Rico the majority of Puerto Ricans still advocate for government solutions for social problems.

Somehow, socialism, progressiveness and even communism seem to get a better response even if mentioned by name.  Even those who traditionally advocate for Independence (otherwise known as Liberty) are Marxists.

Liberty (and independence) requires an assumption of responsibility.  It requires dedication to the cause of other peoples’ freedom.  It requires a basic loathing of government and collective solutions.  It requires logical thinking in order to establish a government and economic system that will actually work.

So what happens when you give the power of the vote to unions who are led by socialists? Will they suddenly encourage their membership to vote against more subsidized wages and benefits?  What happens when you give communists and dedicated Marxists the right to vote?  Do they suddenly begin reading Thomas Jefferson quotes and vote for less government?

What happens is what you see in Puerto Rico, the United States and Europe right now.  The results are bloated government, insane mountains of regulation; out of control spending and so many laws that those charged with enforcing the law don’t even know the law.

As I have mentioned before on this blog, the tragic irony is that for Liberty to survive, those who support it must be in control over government and empowered to protect it and to educate the populace on the fundamentals of liberty and personal responsibility.  Some have referred to this idea as Libertarian Fascism.

Call it what you like.  Today, those who hold the strings of power across all of Latin America are opposed to personal Liberty and in favor of centralized power in government. Those who support limited government and personal liberty are marginalized and forced (by force) to suffer the daily onslaught against their personal freedom.

There is no better way for conservatives and libertarians to achieve the dream of personal and national liberty than to hold the strings of power themselves and use the force of government to force the changes needed to create a free republic that relies of Liberty to build a great economy.

There is no greater irony than that.


About worleyf

Semi-retired Media Relations guy, former radio and TV reporter and legislative aide. Middle of the road Libertarian (as if that actually existed) who reviews current news items and stories, and offers an alternative point of view.
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3 Responses to Is Liberty for everyone?

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  3. Jose Lopez says:

    Puerto Rico is the best example of the United States government’s record on human rights
    Puerto Rico has been a colony of the United States (US) government for the past 116 years. The United Nations (UN) declared colonialism a crime against humanity in 1960. The UN has issued thus far 33 resolutions asking the US government to immediately decolonize Puerto Rico. In other words, those 33 resolutions are the democratic will of the UN. Therefore, the US government has thus far ignored the democratic will of the UN. Furthermore, it has held, against heavy international pressure, Puerto Rico’s political prisoner of 33 years, Oscar López Rivera.
    All nations have the inalienable right to self-determination and independence as a basic human right. Because of this, all colonized people have the right, under international law, to use all means necessary to decolonize themselves. That means that the criminal, with regards to Puerto Rico’s colonial relationship with the United States, is the US government, and not Oscar López Rivera. Therefore, the US government has violated for the past 116 years the human rights of about 4 million people on the island of Puerto Rico!
    The US government has used state terrorism to maintain Puerto Rico as its colony. Again, the best example of this is Oscar’s 33 years of imprisonment. This is more than the 27 years that Nelson Mandela was incarcerated. It is also important to note that 12 of those years were in solitary confinement. That length of time is another human rights violation.
    The US government keeps this in the closet to conceal it. That way, the US government could then charge other nations of human rights violations. Obviously, the US government has no problem with human right violations, since it violates them all the time at home. Its only interest in making these human right charges is to control the affairs of other countries in order to obtain financial benefits of interest to the 1% for whom the US government works for.
    José M López Sierra


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