What is the Price of Freedom?

What would you trade for freedom? Would you trade your home, your family, your insurance policy? It’s Memorial Day, 2019 and I wonder, if many have forgotten what freedom costs.

Our freedom comes from God, yet it is incumbent upon all of us to preserve it. Once we become short sighted or obsessed with dominating the other side, we forsake our own future. The pendulum always swings and the farther it travels to one side, eventually it will swing even hard to the “opposing” side.

Only 18 months remain until the 2020 election. I will not be voting for President Trump. My reason is simple, Fix NICS, Bump-Stock Ban, Federal and State Red Flag Laws pending. I will not support anyone who wants to trade jobs for the future freedom of our nation. I will not vote for a person who so easily pens and signs executive orders. This may seem minor to some and easily overlooked.

Job numbers, taxes and polls mean nothing without freedom.

What are you willing to make a stand for?

A vote for or against is still a vote. What are you willing to swallow for a win?

I realize that Trump is not alone and he is not a king. But if I can’t hold to my values and I cannot hold the person whom I voted for accountable, then what’s the point? I may as well simply ask for more porridge and kiss the ring.

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27 thoughts on “What is the Price of Freedom?

    1. bottomlesscoffee007

      I honestly don’t know Goldie. Trump has proven himself to me to be a secretive gun control advocate and every single candidate so far has voiced their support for more gun control.

      Trump has really set a dangerous precedent for those coming up behind him. Obama and Trump seem to have more in common as time passes by.

        1. bottomlesscoffee007

          Yeah, that’s the blessing and the curse. At what point does everyone realize the mantra of “my rights begin where yours end”, is how this nonsense continues?

  1. I won’t be involved in any demonstrations. I won’t be involved in any protests. I won’t be voting. Dems dat run da world do not care what we think or what we want. And, as long as people are more interested in TWD, GOT, Instagram and their next phone app, this madness will continue. Same old, same old…

    All I can do is fly under the radar. If they storm my home, it will be death by [insert your choice of executioner]. I will either have a peaceful life or…I’m leaving.

    1. bottomlesscoffee007

      Red Flag Laws are a backdoor to gun confiscation and gun control based solely on perception and not actions. People are encouraged to report “scary” behavior to the police. They petition a court to order a confiscation. The person being reported has no notification until the police show up to their home to take their firearms, then they are ordered to appear in court to plead for their 2A rights back. Not a shot is fired and no crime is committed. It’s a witch hunt persay.

      You can read more about it here:
      https://gunowners.org/goa-warns-senators-on-dangers-of-red-flag-laws/

      The Bump Stock Ban was an executive order drafted and signed into law by President Trump. It never went through Congress or any part of the actual process for laws in our country. A Bump Stock is a device that is affixed to a firearm, it reciprocates back and forward. It further empowers the ATF to basically create and enforce laws without the three branches. Basically, allowing government employees, not elected representatives to decide what is and what is not considered legal.

      You can read more about it here:
      https://gunowners.org/goa-on-bump-stocks/

    1. bottomlesscoffee007

      I think in your case Fandango, you view the government as a monarchy. So, I guess you would view government as God.

      1. Wrong on both counts, BC. Trump views his government/presidency as a monarchy with him sitting on throne as our king. As to God, it is a figment of our imagination.

        1. bottomlesscoffee007

          Like how King Obama did? Or maybe how lord Bernie will, maybe you’re talking about Lady Hillary?

          Where do you feel that our rights come from Fandango?

            1. bottomlesscoffee007

              Dayum straight God is Merican!!! But seriously, where do you think our rights come from then?

              1. Depends upon which rights you’re talking about. Civil rights come from the US Constitution, including the Bill of Rights, and from laws. Human rights are intrinsic. Are you suggesting that, we’re it not for this God that we made up as the answer to our unanswerable questions, we would have no rights? Are the people of North Korea not, based upon a belief in God, God’s children? Is he not their creator, just as you claim he’s our creator. So why don’t the people of North Korea (and a whole host of other autocratic countries) have the same rights and freedoms as most Americans have if rights and freedom comes from God?

                1. bottomlesscoffee007

                  Because the founders understood to problem with the government granting rights. That is why our rights come from God, our creator. The only entity that is not beholden to a king, chancellor or president. If our rights come from one another or the constitution or the government, then they are as fragile as the paper they are written upon.

                  That is why everyone wants to come to America, Fandango. The more we lose sight of our rights, the further we move from being free to ultimately being beholden to our elected representatives.

                  1. Women are losing their rights (state by state) to manage their own bodies, as are transgender people and gay people, and others losing their rights. And it’s mostly “God-fearing” people who are behind the loss of those rights. So if our human rights and freedoms are granted only by God, are women, gays, transgenders, and non-whites lesser humans than white, male, straight, Christian, American-born humans? Apparently you and God think so. My belief is that God is not our creator. We are God’s creator.

                    1. Rights and freedoms should be inherent, but governments and government leaders, even the one supposedly “blessed by God,” limit rights and freedoms to those who don’t look, think, and act like they do. Birds of a feather flock together…and screw everyone else.

                    2. bottomlesscoffee007

                      Totally concur Fandango. Whenever someone claims to be chosen by God or any other entity for that matter, including those claiming to seek Social Justice. Birds of a feather without a doubt.

  2. Interesting views. As always, good food for thought. I will vote for anyone who WILL NOT take us and our country to Socialism! I will vote for anyone who will protect our country, our values, our jobs, our homes, etc. I will NOT vote for anyone who puts the “needs” of others before those of our own citizens, and particularly, our veterans. Yes, we are all part of the “human” race, however, we can only take care of others if we can take care of ourselves first. Right now, we have a lot of problems and issues here at home that need to be taken care of before we start caring for others.

    1. bottomlesscoffee007

      Exactly Jeanne. I just can’t sit idly by and vote for someone who levies gum control in exchange for jobs.

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