Choose: Fly or Wear

If you’re an American, you still get to choose: fly or wear your colors. Americans can still at this time in history choose to be free and to maintain and defend their liberty or they can choose to abrogate their responsibilities and hope that others will continue to grant them their freedom and their lives.

Armed vs. Disarmed
Populations – Armed vs. Disarmed

That is what I’ve had a problem with about Patrick Henry’s famed March 23, 1775 speech to the Virginia House of Burgesses in which he said, “Give me liberty or give me death!” If you feel that someone must give you liberty, you will never truly have it and, without that liberty, they may give you and yours death at their leisure.

And no, this is not some far-fetched ranting. History has proven time and time again that liberty can only be maintained through force or the threat of force and that, once it is lost, tyranny ending in murder and genocide is often the result.

Ask survivors of any of the various groups that Nazi Germany enslaved and then sought to eradicate, such as the Jews who made up approximately 50% of the 12 million victims of the Holocaust, what happens to a disarmed population when their overlords decide they’re no longer welcome or of value.

Related Reading:

Copyright: Its History and Its Law
The Tyranny of Cliches: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas
The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust
Resistance to Tyranny: A Primer
Nazism as Fascism: Violence, Ideology, and the Ground of Consent in Germany 1930-1945

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2 Responses to “Choose: Fly or Wear”

  1. Alex Says:

    Right on the money with this one. Great posting.

  2. jonolan Says:

    Thank you, Alex.

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