2014 It’s time to get
Andy Stevens January 2014
People, we need to get involved and be
involved in preserving our freedoms and rights as provided for under the
Constitution and Bill of Rights, God given and handed down to us by our
Forefathers after much painstaking soul searching and forethought.
Every word, every sentence and every paragraph in those documents was
labored over, analyzed and designed to preserve our individual freedoms
and protect each of us,(that’s you and that’s me) from tyranny, anarchy,
communism and socialism. By design they provided for us a
Republic, built on the rule of law designed to protect all of the
people, all of the time.
Many are under misguided concept that we live
in a Democracy. A Democracy is based on the premise of “Majority Rules”
and would seemingly be idealistic. In reality, however, a
government under Democracy is flawed and unrealistic in that it is mob
rule under constant flux and change and does nothing to protect the
rights and freedoms of the individual.
Also chosen for us under the Constitution is
a structured government, ‘for the people’ and ‘by the people’ for the
purpose of collective defense of our God given freedoms and rights.
The duties of the government are articulately described therein,
limiting and specifically defining what the government “Shall” or “Shall
In a nutshell, it does not allow the
government to provide a service or a benefit to one individual at the
expense of another individual. This is described and articulated in the
next three paragraphs taken from the book published by Frederick
Bastiat, entitled “The Law”.
What, then, is law? It is the collective
organization of the individual right to lawful defense.
Each of us has a natural right—from God—to
defend his person, his liberty, and his property. These are the three
basic requirements of life, and the preservation of any one of them is
completely dependent upon the preservation of the other two. For what
are our faculties but the extension of our individuality? And what is
property but an extension of our faculties?
If every person has the right to defend—even
by force—his person, his liberty, and his property, then it follows that
a group of men have the right to organize and support a common force to
protect these rights constantly. Thus the principle of collective
right—its reason for existing, its lawfulness—is based on individual
right. And the common force that protects this collective right cannot
logically have any other purpose or any other mission than that for
which it acts as a substitute. Thus, since an individual cannot lawfully
use force against the person, liberty, or property of another
individual, then the common force—for the same reason—cannot lawfully be
used to destroy the person, liberty, or property of individuals or
The entire book, “The Law” can be
downloaded from my Website. I would suggest downloading it and
making it available to all. The entire book is a mere 85 pages and worth
Unfortunately, over time and at an
exceedingly rapid rate the politicians we’ve elected to do the bidding
of the people have found ways to circumvent these limits and
restrictions via political promises, cronyism and executive order.
It’s 2014, a brand new year and it’s
incumbent on each of us, (again, that’s you and I) to involve ourselves
as we never have before in preserving the rights we do have left as well
as making an effort to roll back the government control over the rights
and privileges that have been lost. This has to be more than a
token effort or we all lose, big time. Take every opportunity to
express your opinion, on every subject beginning with your local level
politics on up to the state and federal level. They will listen.
We just have to shout louder with bigger collective voices.
Keep in mind, Phil Robinson, ABC and the Duck
Dynasty, a case where the powers that be got the message of
the people loud and clear.
What can we do? Take a look around you.
Set forth and change those things you can but don’t wait until they come
knocking on your door. By that time it’ll be too late!!!