Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson wrote that the price of freedom is eternal vigilance. Our vigilance, not to mention our willingness to resist tyranny, have been lost due to the twin towers of greed and fear . . . with our tacit consent.

John Stuart Mill, recognized liberty as the combination of two factors: the freedom to act and the absence of coercion. Liberty today is so eroded from those two concepts as to be scarcely recognizable.

We use a system of fiat money, intrinsically useless and suitable only as a medium of exchange. A more accurate definition perhaps is that money is, “an idea backed by confidence.” Our money is currently worth less than at any time in our history, deteriorating daily along with our confidence in it.

Similar to the driver who suddenly finds himself down the road with no memory of how he got there, we have been hypnotized by a constant, focused diet of fear and the dangerous environment, intentionally created.

The attention of the nation is alternatively fixated on disaster, glee, and dispersal – keeping us in a constant state of turbulence and disassociation in a unending search for sanity, security and a chance to catch our collective breath.

We have become blind to evidence of blatant illegality, immorality, injustice due to dj sitting behind computerour own reasonableness and inaction and have become unable to spot the true source of our troubles. Even when the facts are revealed, we find them so incredible that we dismiss them as unbelievable, to our disgrace.

Criminality is the source of this downward slide and the studies on the “criminal mind” apply fully.

We have ended up electing a cabal of self-righteous criminals pretending to be upstanding citizens looking out for our best interests.

Our low confront of evil has protected the individuals with nefarious intent, hiding behind a curtain of deceit.

However, I don’t feel that all is lost and that we should just abandon ship and surrender with all flags struck.

The technological advances have made spontaneous transmission of information possible at a rate never before imagined. And it is growing exponentially by the day.

Though often fought, the spotlight of truth, through the communication of true information can awaken the people from their deep slumber.When this does occur, they can and will rise up to throw the bums out.

I just hope the next crew is better.

daniel w. jacobs
Jan. 19, 2008

Disclaimer: This article is intended to stimulate critical thought and awareness of the issues involved. The author is happily not a lawyer nor a legal scholar and makes no guarantee of the accuracy of the writings beyond a common sense observation of the obvious and a graduate degree in the school of hard knocks.

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