“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” – John 10:10 NKJV
The federal government’s control of our lives has increased exponentially over the last two decades.
It started after 9/11 when President Bush vastly increased the ability of the government to spy on we the people in the name of “national security.” Warrantless searches became available to federal law enforcement agencies with the creation of the Department of Homeland Security and the secret FISA courts.
Following Bush was Obama who took control of our nation’s healthcare system via the “Affordable Care Act” (a.k.a. Obamacare). This was the largest takeover of our freedom to choose how, and from whom, we may get our healthcare. Our freedom of healthcare choice was taken away by the passage of Obamacare, with no Republicans voting for it. My body my choice no longer applies.
Then came a brief respite when Donald J. Trump was elected in 2016. Trump, during his inauguration speech, promised to transfer control from Washington, D.C. and return it back to we the people. He kept his promises and reduced regulation, taxes and the governments control over we the people. While his efforts were successful in making America great again, it was short lived.
Since the November 2020 election we now have Biden and his administration undoing everything that President Trump did to empower the people over government bureaucrats. Now we have “control via mandates” from the Biden White House.
Control by Crisis
Former Senior Advisor to President Clinton Rahm Emanuel said, “You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”
Crisis’ are means to a variety of political ends. The crisis in many cases is truly an illusion which inexplicably leads to governments taking more and more individual freedoms away until we see ourselves in a mess with no way out.
Here’s a short list of the most recent big “C” crisis’ which have fundamentally changed our freedom to choose:
- Climate Change (a.k.a. global warming, global cooling). Via the Green New Deal politicians have used changes in the climate to institute policies that have impacted the cost of fossil fuels, how we produce electricity (e.g. wind farms and solar power), how government regulates the energy, transportation and food sectors and much much more. The government wants to pick the kind of car, truck or SUV we drive (e.g. the push for all electric vehicles). All of this in the name of saving the planet from total destruction, which hasn’t happened and never will. There’s no government policy that can ever control the weather. All these climate policies do is reduce our freedom of choice. Click here to learn more about the Green New Deal.
- Cost of Biden’s Build Back Better agenda. Biden has made it a priority to expand government spending and control via the Build Back Better agenda. Currently the cost, according to Biden to we the people, is zero dollars. However, the bill before Congress has a price tag of $3.5 trillion. Click here to learn more about the Build Back Better agenda.
- COVID. Covid has become the goto crisis in the making by Biden, his handlers and the media. The idea is to “mandate” getting vaxxed. The weapon of choice is “the vaccination”, get jabbed or lose your job. It doesn’t matter if you have natural immunity, or that you don’t want to take the vaccine, for medical or religious reasons, you must obey or else. Doctor patient privilege be damned. Click here to learn more about getting jabbed.
The devil is in the details of each and everyone of the policies of our federal, state and local governments. And there are many devils out there.
From our public schools forcing Critical Race Theory on our children, and if parents object they are deemed enemies of the state. To embracing the LGBTQ+ agenda, the Black Lives Matter campaign to defund our police, to the idea that just because you were born white you are automatically considered to be “privileged “, “racist” and a “white supremacist.”
The uncontested absurdities of yesterday have now become public policy.
Ayn Rand wrote, “A ‘right’…means freedom from physical compulsion, coercion or interference by other men.”
Such as the unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Today we the people have no rights, more and more it’s only the government bureaucrats who have rights and they are using them to make we the people slaves to the state.
As we approach the 2022 mid-term elections we are collectively holding our breaths to see if enough conservatives can take back one or both houses of Congress. If we don’t then Build Back Better will become the law of the land and with it the loss of our individual freedoms and right to choose our futures.
Ayn Rand wrote, “Freedom…comes down to a single question: do you consider it moral to treat men as sacrificial animals and to rule them by physical force?”
This is the question on the ballot this month in Virginia and in 2022.
Please think about Ayn Rand’s question when you go to the polls on Tuesday, November 8th, 2022.
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