Do We Have What it Takes to Reclaim our Liberty?


Do we have the moxie needed to regain our liberty, to defeat tyranny and aggression, to retake control of our lives and property? Will the masses ever rise up? Will the sheeple wake up? I see these questions posed frequently, and usually with a negative response. Yet they are the wrong questions. The hidden subtext to these questions is, “When is someone else going to take my liberty back for me?”

The Right Question

The right question is, “What am I prepared to do right now to regain my liberty?” Liberty is an individual matter. Each of us must assert it in our way, defend it for ourselves and maintain it with daily action. We can collaborate on these tasks, but you can’t cede the responsibility for keeping your liberty to another person without losing your liberty along with it.

Ignore the Masses

So stop worrying about the We’s and the They’s and let’s start considering the Me’s and I’s. It doesn’t matter if the whole world chooses apathy and tyranny. You can choose something different and defeat them all. Victory is a matter of conviction and commitment. How much force do your convictions carry? How committed are you? What are you willing to do – today – for your life and liberty?

Damned Fool Crusades?

If the answer is silence, evasion or any other excuse, just forget about it. Give up. Stay on the couch. Keep drinking. What does it matter anyway? Tell yourself you’re being practical. You’re being sensible. These dreams of liberty are damned fool crusades anyway – right?

Let’s Keep Talking

If, on the other hand, you’re ready for a challenge, willing to take risks and even prepared to rearrange your life, let’s keep talking. The journey can start with something as simple and painless as reading a book or putting your thoughts on paper. Whatever you do, don’t give up. Anything is possible.

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By George Donnelly

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2 replies on “Do We Have What it Takes to Reclaim our Liberty?”

You nailed it, George. It’s not “us vs. them”, but rather “me and you”. We are so helpless when it is us vs. them, but not at all helpless when we realize that we have control over what we do (“I”) and who we choose to associate with (“you”). Changing my perspective to “me and you” has empowered me in more ways than I can count.

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