Thursday, March 14, 2013

Freedom; what it is, and what it is not.

    Unadulterated freedom is an unattainable goal; that is what the founders of America knew and understood, which was their impetus behind the documents that established our great nation. They also knew that one of the primary driving forces in human nature is the unconscious desire to be truly free. This meant to them that mankind if totally left completely unrestricted would pursue all things in life without any awareness or acknowledgement of the consequences of his/her own actions leaving only the individual conscience if they had one as a control on behavior. This would not bode well in the development of a great society. Yet the founders of America chose to allow men/women as much liberty as could be, with minimum impact on the freedom or liberties of others.
   In this light the government at all levels has lost sight by the introduction of laws that changes us from the freest nation on earth into a nation of serfs. This raises the question about the purpose or value of laws beyond those set forth in our founding.
   A law does not make a person behave in any specific way; it only represents a threat of reprisal and cannot stop a free person from taking the liberty to violate it. The sum of more laws only means more punishments and imprisonment to be carried-out by the government on the free people of our nation. Our laws should be more like; “don’t sweat the small violations and all violations are small”. Did or have you ever considered why the founders didn’t create a civil or federal police force and left policing if necessary to we the people. That as we as a nation grew we didn’t create law enforcement agencies we created police agencies for the purpose of keeping the peace, not enforcing the laws but to protect us from violence and crime and investigation, where law enforcement was strictly the purview of the legal system and the courts.
   Today our government has changed policing into surveillance of everything we do, and call it law enforcement that’s what is called a “police state” which no longer allows the liberty of being free people.
   I view myself as a free person and if someone or group approaches me in an aggressive manner and worse yet is armed I will perceive it as a threat and will aggressively defend myself, and a uniform or badge is not a permission slip for such behavior. GAP
P.S. America is a nation that desperately needs to be reset and rebooted.

1 comment:

  1. Memorial Day
    William P. Frasca

    Memorial Day is a holiday when we as a society celebrate with eager anticipation of the unofficial start of summer. The grills come out, propane tanks are filled. Rentals, hotels, motels and time shares are reserved. Pools are cleaned up and ready to go. Lakes and the beaches are open, with wishes of golden sands and swimming in unpolluted crisp clear blue waters. Boats are set in placed and stacked with essential gear and fishing poles

    This is a time when most have a day off from work and school. Sales are offered at most retail stores and malls. Restaurants and eateries are packed, while family and friends are reuniting in an elated celebrating atmosphere.

    We must never though lose the true meaning of this most deserving holiday, by having us all stand together taking time out from our hectic schedule of events and offer respect and recognition to the remembrance of all our fallen heroes. These courageous individuals, who fought for God and Country, and relinquished the ultimate supreme, sacrifice in defending our great Nation, the United States of America in each and every war, conflict, or police action.

    We must never forget, with a complete and extended acknowledgement from all our hearts, to each and every brave man and woman serving in all our branches of the United States Military, including all civilian personnel, and our loyal allies. We must continually thank every one of them, relentlessly, no matter where they are stationed, at home or abroad, for their unselfish dedication and bravery.

    These gallant individuals generously protect each and every single American. Their courageousness in these hazardous life threatening situations is given freely and without total regard for their self-preservation. They unselfishly and without question extend their infinite acts of bravery to every American, without prejudice. They liberally administer their complete dedication, affection and faithfulness to defend all our precious freedoms, our Constitution, and our Flag while preserving a Nation of, by and for the people. Their audacious, noble, heroic unending love for America and all its people, must be totally appreciated

    We must never develop a case of amnesia, no mater how slight on remembering their tremendous sacrifices. We must never deny them or their families any deserving rightful benefits, including monetary, medical, or educational.

    Always remember to Thank a Veteran, for their service in preserving American Freedom.

    Let us all pray for the “Unknown Soldier” and all our fallen Brothers and Sisters, "May They Rest in Peace", in God's love and protection. May Almighty God also bless and protect all those presently serving, and their loving families always. Pray they all come home safe and sound?

    These heroic champions of liberty must never be forgotten. Stand Tall with Them America and May God Bless Us All!

    William P. Frasca
    Copyright 2013