Slave or Citizen? The Truth Will Set Us Free!

Are you a slave or a citizen of this nation? If you say “citizen”, think again. This “free country” of ours ranks in the top three nations of the world – in prison population. Our competition? Russian and China – that’s right the two major communist nations vie with us for the top spot in jailing people. Still think you’re free?

Ask yourself – is your labor your own? Let’s say you started a small shop on the corner selling, oh, slightly used items. You’re in business for a week and someone comes in through your door and tells you if you want to stay in business, you need to pay him and his people. You know who I’m talking about… right? Correct! The government is “that guy”, except he won’t visit your shop after a week. You’ll need permission before you ever open your doors. Not only that but you’ll likely have to add a percentage to every sale and give it it “that guy” too. Of course you were thinking of some organized crime thug – you’d be correct also. What needs to hit us all in the face is “that guy” and the organized crime thug are the same guy. Keep in mind “the government” is not evil in itself, it is the thugs we’ve allowed in – from the person holding public office to the millions of henchmen they’ve employed.

Okay, so say you decide to just go to work for someone else. Great. Make sure you fill out your W-4 form so your new boss can give part of your hard-earned money to the government. IS your labor your own? You tell me. Try working without paying the man. What about your car? Oh, yeah, even if you “own” it outright you have to pay to use it and maybe even pay to simply own it. Your house? What will happen if you fail to pay your property taxes every year? Is it really “your” home? Do you really own your car?

What about that money our government lets you keep. That’s yours… right? Well, except part of nearly every nickle you spend goes to the government. Sales taxes, excise taxes, use taxes – oh and don’t forget the companies providing those goods and services all pay taxes – or more accurately collect taxes for the government’s coffers. They don’t really “pay” those taxes, they simply hide them in your bill. You pay those taxes.

So are you really “free”? There’s this old joke: “I’m the boss of my house – I know because my wife says so.” The “freedoms” we enjoy today are only those our government allows. Wait a minute! Aren’t “we” the government? You know, we govern ourselves – of the people, by the people and for the people… right? Yeah, sure, go with that. The next time you’re in court for a speeding ticket, tell the judge you weren’t really speeding because everybody who travels that road – “the people” ignore the speed limit. Just hope s/he has a sense of humor.

Work with me on this: if our governments truly represented the citizens and the citizens by consensus gravitate to a certain speed – why are not all “speed limits” in sync with how people drive? You know the answer. Speed limits are determined not by the will of the people but by the will of faceless bureaucrats, hired by our “representatives” who have unilaterally decided what is “good for us”. Would it surprise you to learn what they think is “good for us” is to raise revenue for their serfdoms? Whether you’re talking about speed limits, TSA searches, or your local zoning ordinances – the purpose is the same… control. Controllers control – that is who they are and what they do.

By the way “serf” is a more accurate term here than “slave”. A slave is owned by another person whereas a serf is owned by the land. Since the end result is the same, why quibble about terms? Free is free and owned is owned. Does it really matter who holds our pink slips? Now let’s consider the idea of freedom.

Remember the title – “The Truth Will Set Us Free”? The previous paragraphs woke you to the reality we all face. We’ve been lied to and cheated out of our freedom. The controllers have lied to us about the truth of our situation and have hidden the greater truth: they have replaced our free nation with a serfdom right under out noses while touting “ it’s a free country” all along. They’ve buried us under a massive system of rules and regulations nipping away at our freedoms until we can do little or nothing without some official’s permission. How does knowing this set us free? When you couple this knowledge with the real truth of our situation – their perceived power vanishes!

Wait! What do you mean by “perceived power”? This is the crux of the issue. The only “power” they have is what they have deceived us into thinking they have. Read that again. Let it sink in. If this is true what is real power? The only real power on this planet is held by or given by Almighty God. Anything, and I do mean ANYTHING else is smoke and mirrors.

Romans 13:1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

Now there is a contingent of those who would have you believe this verse refers to government. I will leave it to you to look up and consider the context. For the moment let us simply consider the implications of such an idea. We are to obey government because government is ordained of God. Thus it would follow that the herding of men, women and children into cattle cars and eventually, to their deaths was ordained of God. Or Stalin’s gulags were ordained of God. Must I go on? Please.

In this nation, the highest power of the land is documented in our Constitution – the framework of our Republic. Rather than a King, a dictator, or some other singular individual – we are ordained by God Himself to rule ourselves via representatives of our choosing. This authority is not given to one person but spread among many to ensure we all have an equal say. Furthermore, the scope of what our representatives are allowed to do is severely limited. Consider the Second Amendment:

A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Much attention is ladled upon the first part of this sentence “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State”. When one understands this “Militia” consists of all able-bodied citizens, there is little room for dispute. The wind totally goes out of those sails when the term “well-regulated” is correctly defined as “well-equipped”. Oh. Yeah.

This leaves the question asked by so many: “What part of “ the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” do they NOT understand? Hear this, the problem is not understanding, it is acceptance. They fully know what the Second Amendment and the entire Constitution means – they choose to reject it in favor of their folly. WE need to reject their folly! WE need to refuse to allow them to deflect from the real issue. WE need to force them to return to the principles on which this nation was founded and recognize the God-given blessings of liberty!

Our Constitution was ordained by God Almighty. It is a limiting document, meaning the intent is not to empower government but to limit it. Yes, certain authority was and is granted but said authority is exceeded in every respect. The phrase “Government Gone Wild!” comes to mind.

The power is not theirs – it is ours – the citizens and we need to take it back. We need to fire the controllers and their minions. We need to tell them “NO MORE!”. No more will you infringe upon our liberty. No more will you be allowed to regulate the life from us. No more will you spy on us. You are done. Finished. You not only defy us – the citizens of this nation but Almighty God who established and blessed it.

I STAND for Liberty!

Andy Havens