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Liberty or death: struggle for freedom



A symbol of liberty - and unity and separation - and also of orneriness. Tommy Robinson got ornery in England. He faces summary execution by inmate for it.

One reader asked me, “Mr. Porter, why do you write about Liberty or Freedom so much?” I do realize that I seem to write in the defense of Liberty a lot. The question prompted me to write another:

The all-important struggle for liberty

Human life is one long struggle for Freedom. People struggle individually for Freedom from different personal things in their lives. You have your personal struggles and I have mine. But there is a struggle for Freedom that is paramount in importance to our personal ones. It is the one Freedom which binds us all together. It is Freedom from the bondage of another individual or the bondage of a big overbearing, regulating government. It is the Freedom of living the way you desire to live in happiness, and the Freedom to pursue that happiness. If we find ourselves without this Freedom, none other matters. Death would be better than suffering the consequences of the loss of this Liberty. That’s why Patrick Henry uttered those profound words, “Give me Liberty or give me death.”

The citizens of the thirteen American Colonies were delivered from the human bondage of an overbearing King and his government with our long and bloody fight for independence from England. Citizens of the United States were delivered from human bondage of other citizens with our long and bloody Civil War. My writings on this subject are efforts on my part to hopefully help Americans see that we have been allowing ourselves to once again fall into bondage to a large, all-powerful and overbearing Federal Government by continuing to elect (hire) people to serve us in Washington who believe it should be just that. They, in turn, are powerfully supported by various news media outlets whose intentions are to shape and direct how we are to think.

Only six short months ago we elected a man who is doing his best to reverse those past actions which are placing us in jeopardy of living in bondage to a powerful overbearing Federal Government.

Perspective on Trump

Donnie Dillehey expresses my sentiments when he says:

I have lived through President DDE, President JFK, President Johnson, President Nixon, President Ford, President Jimmy Carter, President Ronald Reagan, President George H. W. Bush, President Bill Clinton, President George W. Bush and that piece of work Obama. In my lifetime have I never seen or heard of a President being scrutinized over every word he speaks, humiliated by the public to the point of wanting to hurt someone, slander, ridicule, insulted, lied to, threatened to murder him, threatened to rape our Beautiful First Lady, and have his children also insulted and humiliated.

I am truly ashamed of the people of this country. I am ashamed of the ruthless, hating, cruel, Trump haters who have no morals, and news reporters who feel they have the right to purposely lie and do the things they are doing. Every other President after they were elected and took the oath of office were left alone, they weren’t on the news 24/7 being dissected by every word out of their mouth, ALWAYS BEING PRESSURED to do this or that and never being given the support to do the important work that needs to be done. ENOUGH is ENOUGH is ENOUGH, LEAVE THE MAN ALONE AND LET HIM DO HIS JOB FOR GOD’S SAKE!

Liberty in our hands

Our Freedom is in our hands. We are the caretakers of it, not only for ourselves, the living, but for those yet to be born generations who will follow. If the burning desire for it is not in our hearts we will surely lose it. In 1944, Judge Learned Hand said, “Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; if it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it.” So in answer to my email friend’s question; I am doing the very best I can to rekindle the flame of Liberty in the hearts of those who may have lost it, and keep it alive in those whom yet it flickers.

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