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Today as I was driving I was thinking of all the things that society is restricting through legislation. This then got me thinking about the war in Heaven. Now I know I am LDS, many here are not, but here me out. In the War in Heaven (according to my belief) all of Heaven was at war over how things should go when "man" got to earth. Lucifer said. "Send Me" as he wanted the glory of making (forcing) all of mankind to do right and return to God. Christ said, Send me," and gave all the glory to God. Well, we know Christ came to earth for all of us, and that Lucifer (often called the Devil) had his plan denied. he got so angry he took 1/3 of the hosts of heaven with him and they try to influence us for evil everyday.

Well, when it comes right down to it I see all the legislation going on to force everyone to do the "right" thing. Some of those legislated things are: Auto Insurance, bike helmets/pads (maybe not here but in some places it is a requirement), seat belts, no shooting in the city limits, no shooting in the county unless at specified pay for use sites, booster seats in cars, no speeding, no flying within 100' of a road, no shooting from a vehicle (even for those who want to hunt who are disabled) and many many other laws/rules etc.

Much of these legislated items are really nothing more than an enslavement of the people, keeping us from really being free. If you really think about it you may see how over time more and more things we all do are severely being limited or outlawed because the mentality is that "We must hold your hand because you can't be trusted to do it yourself." I see this as being as aggressive as Lucifer in trying to force mankind to do right, rather than mankind being allowed to choose, or to learn for themselves. Which do you think is really more free? I don't think the choice is difficult, but the more things keep going the way they are, the worse it gets concerning legislation. Legislation is ok, but to legislate for the sake of legislating, or for "feel good" band aids to minor at best, or contrived problems is really not in anyone's best interest.

Anyway, these are some of the things I thought of as I drove today. Anyone else have any quandries or observations to speak of? I would love to hear them.
 

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Yep that is basically how it goes. It's unfortunate that beginning with Andrew Jackson (1830's) people began to accept this as the role of government. FDR put the final nail in the coffin in the 1930's and ensured our enslavement. The Presidents afterwards continued it and it continues today until the American people wake up and study history, especially our founding and the literal word and meaning of the constitution.

It is frustrating that I personally had no say with the softening of America since I wasn't alive during those destructive times. It took 100 years to destroy America but they surely did it. The mainstream media furthers this enslavement by filling people with nonsense news. Then the debt driven society keeps everyone quiet. As long as people can feed their kids, buy a house and enjoy life they won't care about their government. A debt driven society allows for overwhelming wealth for a time period (now) but eventually the bottom falls out (the great depression). They reassembled the pieces with a more restrictive government and the aid of war, but the mess we are in now, no restrictions and no war will stop the fall again. I hope it won't be soon, but someday we will have a depression that will make the 1930's look like a joke.

My thoughts are unless it infringes on someone else's rights then there should be no law against it.

A few great resources and people are still fighting the good fight, but they are few and far between.

John Stossel just today he did his best to convince the idiots that surround us that employers should be allowed to hire whomever the desire regardless of age, background or race.

Pat Buchanan, Ron Paul, Lew Rockwell and Drew Carey also are great guys.

http://www.lewrockwell.com/

Drew Carey: Lady gets 30 days of jail for selling back wrapped hot dogs:
http://reason.tv/video/show/392.html

I especially like the Drew Carey Project. Most of his videos are worthwhile.

Yet with any man, their philosophy has its flaws. It's important you embrace that which you feel is correct on and ignore the things which you feel are wrong.
 

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Safety is a tyrants tool, no one can be against safety. I read that the other day and have been thinking a lot about it and the history of how tyrants have repeatedly taken freedom from their subjects under the guise of safety. Guns aren't safe so we should take them away. Think of the children. To many religious zealots are hurting people in the name of God, let's abolish those religions set up a state religion so everyone will believe the same thing and then we will be safe. It goes on and on. All to make the people safe. Safe in their warm tight blanket of bondage and oppression.

The other thing that I think is destroying us is the sense of entitlement that pervades the people. Everyone feels they deserve anything they want for no effort, it should just be handed to them. And they demand that the government give it to them. I don't know when it started but I've seen it growing more and more. I can't tell if they aren't educated enough to understand, or just don't care, that the money the government has comes from their fellow man. I lived in French Canada for while and it was the same there. It's an attitude of laziness that socialism seems to spread and they don't care if they make anything of themselves, just so long as they get what they want. Like spoiled children petitioning their doting parents. No one should work for it since they deserve it anyway. They demand it just as adamantly as we demand that our Right be not infringed.

"Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?" is my new sig. It's latin for who guards the guardians? It's another thing I've been thinking about with the upcoming election and the changing of the balance of power than can come from the appointments that can be made and the possible collaboration of the 3 groups who control and what that could mean to our way of life.
heres an excerpt from wiki about it
The essential problem was posed by Plato in the Republic, his work on government and morality. The perfect society as described by Socrates, the main character of the work (see Socratic dialogue), relies on laborers, slaves and tradesmen. The guardian class is to protect the city. The question is put to Socrates, "Who will guard the guardians?" or, "Who will protect us against the protectors?". Plato's answer to this is that they will guard themselves against themselves. We must tell the guardians a "noble lie". The noble lie will inform them that they are better than those they serve and it is therefore their responsibility to guard and protect those lesser than themselves. We will instill in them a distaste for power or privilege; they will rule because they believe it right, not because they desire it.

The saying has since been used by many people to ponder the insoluble question of where ultimate power should reside. The way in which modern democracies attempt to solve this problem is in the separation of powers. The idea is to never give ultimate power to any one group; the executive, legislative, or judicial; have the interests of each compete and conflict. Each group will then find it in its best interest to impede the functioning of the rest and this will keep ultimate power under constant struggle and, thereby, out of any one group's hands.
Although not everything is doom and gloom. We just won a huge 2A judgment and are now on the offense. I'm meeting more and more people who are patriots and stand up daily to the problems that I see, and they make a difference. By teaching their children the value of freedom and the meaning of Rights. By exercising their rights, by voting, by getting involved in politics. There is so much good that doesn't get focused on and is often forgotten since the bad sells more newspapers and gets better ratings.
 

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I think you're both spot on.

Although, I wouldn't call the 2A ruling "huge." It was frighteningly close. 4 out of 9 justices were willing to throw out the 2nd Amendment! All we need is 1 Obama SCOTUS nominee, and it can easily go the other way. I know you're not advocating any relaxing of our vigilance, but we need to be careful about how comfortable this ruling makes us. It was a victory, but it was a very narrow victory, and we need to be more vigilant than ever - not only about 2A, but about all of our rights and freedoms.
 

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I've always believed (and this is the Gospel according to Jared) that Satan's plan was not necessarily to force us to do good, but to remove accountability. THE plan allowed choice, but naturally required accountability for those choices. Satan's alternate plan removed accountability, thus negating choice altogether. 1/3 knew that life would be difficult and that they were likely to make bad choices, so they opted for the plan that favored socialism and entitlement over a plan that provided growth and freedom.

However you look at it and even if you think the LDS beliefs of pre-mortal existence are rubbish, you can't argue against the proposition that mankind is on the path to following the lesser of the plans now.
 
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