This is a rather serious topic, that one can either take seriously, ignore, or just for the heck of it, add more fuel to pointless debate.  My dad gave a talk in church last Sunday about being self-reliant, having food storage, and being prepared.  Prepared for what you may be asking? To have the ability to say no…

That ability is not to be taken lightly.  Just think of all the trivial things that you wish you could say no to.  Getting up in the morning, going to school or to work, having to eat food you don’t like.  Now think of all the non-trivial things you wish you could say no to.  Taking abuse at work, school or home.  Selling poor product to customers, allowing laws to pass that hinder your freedom because of scare tactics…hence the title of this post.

When 9-11 happened the patriot act was pass, allowing all sorts of things that hurt mostly the sincerest of law abiders.  Now we have a whole slue of laws that are trying to be passed to control the internet.  Yes their is terrible things on the internet, but there is also a lot of good things happening.  In Canada they are pushing the whole child pornography scare.  Yes this is a severely terrible thing and those responsible should be punished.  But I have a little secret, these laws will not deter these vermin in the least.

Another thing that has been under attack forever has been the right to bear arms in the United States.  I am not here to debate it, but I am here to say that if we get scared into giving up that right, that only the honest law abider will be hurt.

Something that always comes to my mind is George Washington.  A great man, who if the history was different, would be labeled a villain, traitor, and all around scoundrel. Yet he is not, instead he is on the dollar and the quarter.  I have come to the conclusion that sooner or later it will be requisite to blatantly disobey the law to maintain freedoms.  This was most apparent when I read that it was illegal to play DVD’s on Linux, I mean really?  That was not a pointless and selfish law on some parties that I don’t really need to name!

Don’t misread what I am trying to say here.  In 1st Peter 2:16 it states:

“As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as servants of God.”

Don’t be stupid about it, but do fight for your freedoms.