What will you do without freedom?
This question was asked by William Wallace in the the movie, Braveheart. He was addressing his army before going into battle with the English.
(To be read with a Scottish accent)
"I see a whole army of my countrymen, here, in defiance of tyranny. You have come to fight as free men, and free men, you are. What will you do without freedom? Will you fight?"
"Fight against that? (the much larger English army) NO. We will run, and we will live."
"Aye. Fight and you may die. Run. You'll live. At least for a while. And, dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willing to trade all the days from this day to that for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they can take our lives, but they can never take our freedom!"
I love the movie "Braveheart." That speech always gives me chills. Yes, I realize that William Wallace was not one of our founding fathers, but he was a Scottish freedom fighter.
So, what would you do without freedom? How much freedom are you willing to give up for "security"? For "health"? For "saving the environment"? For "safety"?
Our government is systematically taking away our freedoms, slowly but surely. But, rest assured, it is all for our own good.
Here's a list of 52 taxes that Americans did not pay 100 years ago. And,if we allow it, our elected officials will continue to take more and more. They will never have enough of our hard-earned money.
Here are a few words of wisdom from some of our Founding Fathers.
Benjamin Franklin said, "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the Tranquility of servitude better than the Animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were once our countrymen." - Samuel Adams, speech at the Philadelphia State House, August 1,1776
"A constitution of government once changed from freedom, can never be restored. Liberty once lost, is lost forever." - John Adams
I hope that more Americans will become aware of what is happening, and we will preserve and defend the freedoms that have made this nation great.