Monday, March 30, 2009

Why people fear change

This is all too true...
“Because we fear the responsibility for our actions, we have allowed ourselves to develop the mentality of slaves. Contrary to the stirring sentiments of the Declaration of Independence, we now pledge “our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor” not to one another for our mutual protection, but to the state, whose actions continue to exploit, despoil, and destroy us.”

— Butler D. Shaffer

If the trend toward tyranny is not checked, all of the creativity that has marked progress in the United States and (historically) in the State of Ohio will be extinguished. That loss will impoverish all of us.

Virtual buckeye to Benja Sariwatta at the Ohio Freedom Alliance.


Sebastian Ronin said...

"Because we fear the responsibility for our actions."

This phrase, IMO, contains a universe of political thought and action. One has to wonder if any Western constitutional document captures its essence. One has to further wonder if such essence can actually be captured and applied to the governance of a peoples.

Such would seem to be hybrid territory between the spiritual and the political.

Barga said...

Change is both good and bad, depending on what the chain is