Monday, July 4, 2016

Independence Day

Today is July 4, 2016.  Last night I could hear fireworks going off in celebration.  But frankly, I have not felt like celebrating 4th of July in a long time.  As I have said in the past, we now live in a land called the USA, but it no longer is.  I call it the Former United States of America, FUSA for short.  I have also noted how lawless the FUSA has become, and have also noted that what no longer binds them no longer binds me as well.  But these ideas are now going mainstream with the publication today of Kurt Schlicter's piece entitled You Owe Them Nothing=Not Respect, Not Loyalty, Not Obedience. It is a decidedly bitter piece, no doubt because the author feels betrayed by those he was taught to respect, to obey, and to be loyal. Here are Mr. Schlicter's words:
So if you are still obeying the law when you don’t absolutely have to, when there isn’t some government enforcer with a gun lurking right there to make you, aren’t you kind of a sucker?
The Romans had principles for a while. Then they got tempted to abandon principle for – wait for it – short term political gain. Then they got Caesar. Then the emperors. Then the barbarians. And then the Dark Ages. But hey, we’re much smarter and more sophisticated than the Romans, who were so dumb they didn’t even know that gender is a matter of choice. Our civilization is permanent and indestructible – it’s not like we are threatened by barbarians who want to come massacre us.
They don’t realize that by rejecting the rule of law, they have set us free. We are independent. We owe them nothing - not respect, not loyalty, not obedience. But with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we will still mutually pledge those who have earned our loyalty with their adherence to the rule of law, our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.
It is long past time that we take our rights (and our responsibilities as well) and quit asking for permission just because they say we should. We do in fact, owe then nothing, and our rights are granted by God, not by Government permission. To those who would point to the Apostle Paul that Governments are appointed by God, I would say this: Governments are to be obeyed as long as Governments act in accordance with God's word. Our so called masters have not for a long time, and it is time we cease recognizing any authority the may claim over us.

Today I declare my independence.

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