Ever wonder why America stands as a symbol of Freedom amongst all the nations? History can teach us about cycles. The Roman Empire was a Republic too. What happened and how can we be part of the solution? A well-known self-destructive cycle of democratic behavior has been attributed to an eighteenth century Scottish judge and historian by the name of Alexander Tytler.
Tytler lived at the same time as the American Founding Fathers and described a repeating cycle in history. Whether Tytler is the original author or not; focus upon the truth in these words. The concept of democratic self-destruction has been proven accurate, right here in America. I quote the following:
- From bondage to spiritual faith – Our ancestors fled the tyranny of King George
- From spiritual faith to great courage – The Declaration of Independence
- From courage to liberty – The American Revolution
- From liberty to abundance – The Industrial Revolution
- From abundance to complacency – The signing of the Federal Reserve Act
- From complacency to apathy – The Great Depression
- From apathy to dependence – The entry into the United Nations
- From dependence back into bondage – Everything that has happened since: wars, socialism, the patriot act, etc.
The final stage of the cycle is the fall back into bondage. Thomas Jefferson provided the perfect warning with this statement, “A government big enough to give you anything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.”
America’s founding fathers warned us repeatedly to remain forever vigilant in the protection and preservation of individual liberty and freedom.
“Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves, therefore, are its only safe depositories.” – Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, Query 14, 1781
What is complacency?
Complacency is the feeling of contentment or self-satisfaction, especially when coupled with an unawareness of danger, trouble, or controversy. Extended periods of peace and prosperity have resulted in American complacency and today, generations who no longer understand the foundations of our abundance, what it took to achieve it and what it takes to conserve or preserve it for future generations, are on the verge of losing it all.
What is apathy?
Apathy is the absence or suppression of passion, emotion, or excitement; – lack of interest in or concern for things that others find moving or exciting. Since the early 1960’s American complacency has led to apathy. American voters stopped taking the time to engage in self-governance at all, not even finding so much as an hour of their time once every four years to go to a voting booth and play a part in deciding the direction of their free nation . www.grandfather-economic-report.com/voting.htm#trend
Today, over 50% of Americans are now dependent upon the federal government and the federal trough for their happiness. Every national election is about what our federal government can do for us personally, not what we are able to do for ourselves as a result of individual freedom and liberty in the land of equal promise. www.grandfather-economic-report.com/piechart.htm
Increasingly ill-suited to navigate the individual choices inherent with freedom, a growing number of Americans have come to rely (depend) upon politicians and their government to solve personal challenges they no longer feel capable of solving themselves.
“Do we really think that a government-dominated education is going to produce citizens capable of dominating their government, as the education of a truly vigilant self-governing people requires?” — Alan Keyes
There’s been plenty of education about rights, but very little education about responsibilities. Even in those cases where responsibilities are being taught, the emphasis isn’t on being vigilant in the manner that would be required of us in order to protect and preserve our republican form of government, the original vision of our founding fathers.
Benjamin Franklin said, “A nation of well-informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins.”
What happens next is up to us. We do not have to repeat history and end up back as slaves. What will you do to break this brutal cycle of tyranny to liberty, and the slow descent back into tyranny? Albert Einstein wrote, “The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”
Only you can stop tyranny. Only you can break the bonds of apathy that infects and destroys our desire to care about whether our children will grow up as slaves. What you are willing to tolerate – you will never change.
We can choose to follow one of two paths in life. One path leads to action; and is filled with reason that leads to the light of knowledge. The other path leads to inaction and is filled with doubt and uncertainty that leads to darkness and despair. You make the choice on which path you want to travel.
In June 1961, Robert F. Kennedy wrote, “Laws can embody standards; governments can enforce laws – but the final task is not a task for government. It is a task for each and every one of us. Every time we turn our heads the other way when we see the law flouted – when we tolerate what we know to be wrong – when we close our eyes and ears to the corrupt because we are too busy, or too frightened – when we fail to speak up and speak out – we strike a blow against freedom and decency and justice.”
When we join the Republic we are committing ourselves to change. How do we do that? It begins with a decision to change from our complacent and apathetic ways. Standing up and saying, No more will we remain in the same condition. We must do it deliberately and on purpose. Yes, we do have a choice, it is called involvement. It is called contribution. It is called doing.
As our Republic grows we are blessed with so many with talents, abilities and skills. Your participation is invaluable. No effort is too small. We all have a stake in our success. The Republic and your fellow Americans are counting on you. Here are some ways you can participate.
- Go to your Assembly meetings.
- Attend the calls.
- Self educate.
- Volunteer to help.
- Ask questions.
- Offer your skills.
- Bring your ideas.
- Share your expertise.
- Give your input.
- Commit to your Assembly.
- Vow to take part.
- Form committees.
- Donate equipment & supplies.
- Take time – make time.
- Spread the word.
- Run for an office.