“Do You Think Your Vote in November Will Restore Freedom?”

By Ron Ewart,

National Association of Rural
nationally recognized author on freedom and property rights

© Copyright September 23, 2010 –
All Rights Reserved
"Dependence begets subservience and venality,
suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of

Way too many Americans dwell in la-la
land, on either side of the political spectrum.  Naiveté is the rule,
rather than the exception.  Truth is all but obscured by lies and
propaganda, from both parties. 
It took over 100 years to destroy
freedom, from "carry a big stick" Roosevelt, to
"16th Amendment" Wilson, to the "New
" FDR, to the "Great Society"
Johnson, to the "inept and outright mentally
" Carter, to the "I did not have sex
with that woman
" Clinton and now to the "Great
Socialist Transformation of America
" Obama.  Does anyone
think that one vote in one election cycle can restore liberty?  If they do,
naive isn’t a strong enough word to define their mental state.  It’s a
start, but it is a long road back to freedom.
Even if the Republicans take back the
House and the Senate in November, what will that change?  The lust for
power in a Republican is just as strong as the lust for power in a
Democrat.  That’s human nature.   The only thing that can offset
the lust for power in a politician is the greater power of the "Consent of the
Governed" who demand freedom.
How many unconstitutional laws that
have been passed in the last 100 years, will be repealed in the next session of
the Congress, if the Republicans do take back both Houses?  And can they
override a presidential veto?  Probably not.  Obama won’t stand for
wiping out his socialist agenda and legacy, while he remains president. 
How many U. S. Supreme Court
in the last 100 years can be overturned, decisions that acted
contrary to literal constitutional interpretation? 
Will the decision in the 1880’s by Justice Oliver Wendell
Holmes and the Dean of the Harvard Law School, that changed constitutional
adjudication from strict interpretation of the Constitution, to adjudication by
evolving case law and court precedent, be overturned?  A draconian
decision, in-aptly named "Positivism", that turned the Constitution into a
"living document" instead of a fixed set of principles for the foundation of
Will the Republicans be able to
repeal or de-fund Obama care?  Will they open up America’s energy
resources to truly get us off foreign oil?  How many bloated
bureaucracies will they disband?  Will they kill, repeal or dismantle the
Environmental Protection Agency that has designated CO2 a pollutant, or the
Occupational Safety and Health Act that takes 30 pages to define a ladder, or
the Endangered Species Act that has decimated private property rights, or UN
Agenda 21 policies that have sent freedom into the scrap heap, or the Department
of Energy
that has a $24 billion annual budget and 16,000 employees, or the
Department of Education that has taken public education out of the hands of
local jurisdictions and placed it squarely in that seed of corruption,
Washington DC?  Will they repeal treaties that act contrary to the
Constitution?   Can the Republicans restore freedom with
legislation?  Hardly!
But the bigger question is, can any
politician or group of politicians be able to break apart the structures of
industrial and financial power that have been built up around a powerful
government?  Can they for example, limit the power of corporations and the
giant industrial complex?  Can they roll back the power of the
unions?  Can they ward off the power of the national and international
money changers and power brokers that influence government decisions?  The
answer of course, is no.  Only the people, en masse, can undo that
power, if they are of one mind.
The road back to freedom can only be
taken by those Americans who demand freedom, no matter what the cost.  If
elections won’t restore freedom, are there other peaceful ways to reclaim our
Constitutional Republic, when the nation is so divided between the millions who
want something FROM government and those other millions who want to be left
ALONE by government?  Can freedom be restored without violence? 
We teeter on the brink of enslavement and revolution.  An ill wind could
determine which way the teeter totter will fall.
And even more complicated than the
method to restore American freedom, is to define what freedom really means in
the year 2010, when over 300,000,000 Americans now reside in the 50
states.  In our first revolution to establish freedom, there were only
about 3,000,000 people in 13 loosely-knit colonies who claimed to be Americans
and wanted to BE Americans, not British subjects.  And even just a small
portion of those 3,000,000 were willing to take up the sword and the gun against
the dictatorial rule of King George III.  That small portion won liberty
for all Americans.  Will a small portion of our 300,000,000 people again be
required to restore freedom?  And will that small portion be enough to
override the power of the masses that now demand all kinds of
goodies FROM government, paid for by the fruits of production and those
that are responsible for that production?
It must be realized that our enemy is
not so much the tyranny of government, as it is the scourge of dependence on
government.  With dependence comes strings.  With strings comes
enslavement.  To be free of government tyranny we must be independent,
self-reliant, self-sufficient and responsible for our actions.  
Secondly, if we want to be able to trust government, we must become trust worthy
ourselves.  History has proven, time and time again, that a people and a
government devoid of honor, will fail.
So no!  One election victory
this November will not restore freedom.  Only a collective realization by
millions of Americans that freedom has evaporated and must now be reclaimed by
whatever means, will start us on the road to freedom.  The damage that has
been wrought against freedom must be unraveled.  The mindset of those
Americans who find themselves dependent on government and are satisfied with
that dependence, must be altered.  To be free of government, we must be
stronger than government and we must be of one mind in our determination to
break the shackles that government has placed upon us.  Freedom is a
powerful stimulus and it can be infectious, if freedom is the engine that
drives our souls. 
Yes, we encourage all
freedom-loving individuals to vote this November, but that one vote will
mean nothing unless those individuals then make a parallel commitment
to continue the battle to restore our Constitutional Republic and regain the
great spirit that thrives under the umbrella of American freedom and
exceptionalism.  The fate of a free America is in the hands of those
who cherish freedom and are willing to go the extra mile to secure
Ron Ewart,
P. O.
Box 1031, Issaquah, WA  98027
425 837-5365 or 1 800 682-7848
(Fax No.
425 222-4743)
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