Grassroots Commentary

Dependents of Society

Anton D. Rehling · Aug. 14, 2013

I provide for my own daily bread and safety and will protect my freedom through if necessary the force of arms.

Then there are those who look for, what they say are the same things, but are unwilling to provide it for themselves. Those who will not provide for themselves, use all excuses under the sun, to rationalize their dependence on government redistribution of another’s efforts to their sad daily existence. Government that enables that redistribution has nothing to do with liberty and the rights of a free people or the reality of the real world.

There is the problem; those that won’t provide for themselves want those that will to extend that safety net over them through the force of government seizure of assets and sweat from the independent to provide for those who don’t believe they are responsible to provide for their own existence.

Federal and State governments and the tyranny they serve to the American people are presented as for our own good, for the disadvantaged, the poor, for the children, for our safety; those who oppose government seizure of their assets for redistribution are demonized as bigots, hate mongers and selfish racists, evil capitalists.

There are two sides on the subjects argued; one side promotes the freedom this country was created to protect; the other side is for the so called collective good, anti-freedom, pro-government, nanny regulation and control of every aspect of their lives; they give up freedom for the perceived security of slavery, where the slave master provides all that is needed to exist through the theft from those who produce. A crime at any level of society unless protected under the guise of government philanthropy.

Today there is a clear dividing line between those that need freedom to take a breath, to live without direction except by the moral compass of God. And then there are those who have never grown beyond parental control; these are the ones who need a nanny state to provide and direct their lives, that accept government knows best as their new father and mother and is the all-knowing and wise and protecting government, a government that makes the animating daily decisions that give life excitement and meaning unnecessary. Those dependents live in the grey twilight of life that does not know victory or defeat and sees government as their deity and guidance.

Let me modify the last statement those government dependents do know defeat but recognize it not as that is the extent of their lives, defeated in acceptance of totalitarian rule and are conditioned to it as the sheep are conditioned to the slaughter.

In my early adulthood I was looking forward to my independence from parental control. I wanted the responsibility of my life; to make my own decisions determine my own direction, accept the risks of my own decisions, I never once felt intimidated by the unknown. In my early adulthood I suffered failure and lived on pinto beans and rice for a couple months as all I could afford was rent, utilities beans and rice, I did not look for a handout I looked for a job, that experience strengthened me and sent me off into the direction of a self-reliance that has given me a life time of freedom and independence free of any control on my life other than my own.

Those that love freedom and love the animating contest of independence are the same ones that will defend their safety, security and freedom from all that would come to take it. The freedom loving provides arms for themselves to defend against the wolves and do not cower in fear. Those that love freedom and independence know the protections of the second amendment do no assure us of government allowed hunting firearm ownership to shoot Game Birds, Rabbits, Deer and target practice for sport. The second amendment was created for those who love the freedom of self-reliance to defend against the wolves of society and the tyranny of government.

Then there is the alternative, those who fear the independence of self-reliance, fear the possibility of failure, fear the wolves that may appear at your door; they are the ones that fear making life altering decisions, those who want the security of someone who is viewed as smarter than they to direct their lives to avoid the agony of defeat. BUT, without the agony of defeat and the humbling experience of failure, you can never experience the elation of victory the satisfaction of success in your endeavors. Success for the dependent class is the security of the government guarantee of daily bread and promised security. The only way government can provide for their subject slaves is for despots to steal it from those who have worked for it. Take from the responsible group and give to the irresponsible group which has created government institutionalized poverty; a poverty that could never exist on a large scale in a free society with a limited restrained government.

The nanny state dependents have no need for armed self-defense as they do not accept the responsibility to defend or provide for their existence, the government they need to direct their lives is the opposite type of government the free need to live their lives of Independence and Liberty.

So there it is, the developing storm, the one we find ourselves in now. The storm clouds are upon us and the violence of the winds is threatening our survival. The wolves are at the door, scratching for a way in, to devour all we hold dear. Those who fear the responsibility to face that evil will throw out a sacrificial lamb to temporarily appease the appetite of the ravenous wolves for a short respite. Those of us who face the world as free men will step out the door armed to confront the assaulting wolves and engage them at the risk of their own lives to permanently provide for the safety of their family and the safety of their children’s future.

We live in dangerous times where those of us who would live as a free people are facing the destruction of our Liberty, the confiscation of our wealth and the enslavement of our posterity by a government that has left the limits “We the People” imposed upon them and the reasons why they were put in power, to defend and protect our Liberty and Rights. Our elected have transformed themselves into totalitarian tyrants who have assumed the mantle of righteous lawmakers and regulators, rationalizing to their subjects the need for their action are but to protect the people when in reality we are viewed by those self-promoted elites to be, the mud sill to their elite status.

We that love our independence are being corralled into the same arena of those poor souls that never grew beyond parental control that are oblivious to the animating contest of life. Those who love Liberty are being backed into a corner with the brute force of tyrannical government staring down at us, daring us to attempt to make any feeble attempt at resistance so the despots can rationalize the destruction of all the opposition that oppose their totalitarian agenda.

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