It is a word we claim to be the backbone of our existence.
We even have a declaration of it.
We were for centuries very independent. As a country, as a society, as a culture, and as individuals.
But something happened. We let politicians make us dependent upon them (the government) for most basic needs: affordable housing; food stamps; emergency fuel; unemployment; etc.
We let big business, under the disguise of bigger dividends and stock values destroy our manufacturing capabilities and making us very much dependent upon an enemy who is FLUSH with American cash, building up its military, hacking our computers, and getting ready to take over other parts of the world to further enrich itself.
We let bleeding heart liberals cut into our constitutional rights – specifically our right to bare arms. So, now the only ones with easy access to guns are the bad guys. We become less and less able to defend ourselves from an invasion and occupation.
We let these very same liberals convince us that energy independence is bad. So, now as we watch another enemy invade its neighbor we do nothing but to continue to buy oil from it and our dependency on this enemy is well established and our gas prices sky rocket.
We aren’t the “greatest country in the world” when we become more and more less independent of others.
Side note – I am NOT anti-vaccination. However, it is PROVEN that it does NOT prevent Covid or its variants. I do AGREE it does increase your chances of survival and lessens the severity of your symptoms. So, in my mind, this is really all about trying to keep people from taking up hospital beds. My opinion is that if you believe you should be vaccinated please to get it. But don’t accuse me of endangering your health if I’m not vaccinated because then you’re just spewing propaganda.
If you are a young parent and you are legitimately torn about vaccines for your child – not because you’re ignorant and are following “advice” and “news” on social media, you might consider stepping back into your History / Social Studies class and review your rights.
The 10th Amendment is for Rights Reserved to States or People. The amendment was passed in Congress on 9/25/1979 and ratified two years later on 12/15/1791.
It states, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
You can read the Constitution up and down all day and it says NOTHING about the power of the Federal Government to decide if you and / or your child should be vaccinated. That power is yours and yours alone.
Depending upon how serious you are about defending your rights, whether it is to be vaccinated or not to be vaccinated, the next time some crazed vaccine mandate or anti-vaccine mandate (the most recent sweeping Federal mandate was shot down by the US Supreme Court) consider getting an attorney and filing a massive lawsuit with the goal of reaching the US Supreme Court so you can become part of history and establish case law to protect future generations of parents.
Permanent crisis justifies permanent control of everybody and everything by the agencies of the central government. And permanent crises (in the form of the Cornavirus) is what we have to expect in a world in which over population (change that to – continued virus outbreaks) is producing a state of things, in which dictatorship under Communist (or Socialist) auspices becomes almost inevitable. Aldous Huxley “Brave New World” – 1932.