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Liberty and Tiny Houses: A Patriot’s view of Alternative Housing

This is a paper that I wrote for school about tiny houses.  I fully support tiny house living (also here, here, and here) in terms of financial freedom and individuality.  I do not support the eugenics based false environmental and artificial scarcity narrative that is driven by the United Nations in order to control the population.  My family and I are personally intending to live in multiple tiny homes equaling approximately 1000 square feet.  Let’s take back control of our lives and finances.  Let’s free ourselves from debt burden through hard work now.

http://thenaturaladvantage.wordpress.com/2014/12/02/liberty-and-tiny-houses-a-patriots-view-of-alternative-living/

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On Freedom or Liberty

I was recently asked about freedom or liberty.  The question being: Should we seek liberty or should we seek absolute freedom?  I initially chose freedom, with greater reflection I have chosen liberty.  The reasons for this in a few.  First though let us discuss the differences.

Definitions by online Oxford dictionary.

Freedom
Syllabification: free·dom
Pronunciation: /ˈfrēdəm /
NOUN

1 The power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint:

we do have some freedom of choice
he talks of revoking some of the freedoms

Liberty

Syllabification: lib·er·ty
Pronunciation: /ˈlibərdē /
NOUN (plural liberties)

1 The state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one’s way of life, behavior, or political views:
compulsory retirement would interfere with individual liberty

Rest of definitions below at end of post:

The argument that was presented to me was that the term liberty was a term that was created by the monarchs, oligarchs and other elites of society in order to subjugate the people under a false freedom.  You see, freedom assumes absolute freedom from any form of control, while liberty assumes as great a freedom as possible as a member of society for the benefits of that society.  We as individuals are all free men and women.  We as sovereign beings are inherently free from birth.  Historically though, we as individuals have always persisted within a group of others.  From the family unit to organized religion and government.  These associations have had positives and negatives.  Government itself has been the greatest killer throughout history.  Organized religion as well.  In fact most if not all major organizations have paved a destructive path.

There will always be wolves amongst society.  There will always be sheep.  The character of society is determined through the strength of the sheepdogs.  Those individuals that choose selfless service for the betterment of all.  Society is currently laid bare in terms of sheepdogs.

Now,  those that choose freedom over liberty must by necessity choose absolute freedom over liberty.  Therefore, those that choose freedom over liberty are choosing anarchy.  I am not an anarchist and I, like many before, am interested in the benefits of limited government over the benefits of absolute freedom.

The truth is, absolute freedom limits productivity and freedom.  The founders understood this concept.  Our current society believes in a left-right paradigm.  The truth is that the paradigm is a tyranny-anarchy paradigm.  The founders chose people’s law through a constitutional republic.  This choice allowed the people to have the greatest control over their government, while ensuring the greatest liberties for themselves.  The introduction of the US Constitution clearly states the six intended purposes of the US governmental system.

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

These purposes began with the people.  These purposes are clear and concise.  The constitution then goes on to dictate elaborate safeguards from conspiratorial elements of the government.  The founders understood that the people were the defenders of their rights.  The constitution being a guide to assist the people in the maintenance of their liberties.  Many of these safeguards have since been eroded through the amendment process.

The benefits of the constitution far outweigh the benefits of absolute freedom.  Absolute freedom, while initially quite desirable, is far more dangerous than one might suspect.  Absolute freedom forces the people to either act individually in self defense at all times, therefore decreasing the productivity of that individual, or to form bonds with other people in order to assist in the protection of oneself, giving up the absolute freedom that was initially sought.  Therefore absolute freedom decreases productivity through greater demands on time (search for water, food, shelter, protection from enemies due to decreased societal benefits) or actively pressures one to give up some freedom for liberty.

Many today decry the American system of government.  We live in a time of apathy and ignorance.  We live in a  time where the elites of our system have systematically eliminated and sidestepped the safeguards of the US Constitution.  The naysayers of the constitution and the founding principles use this as fodder to attack the constitution.  The truth is that regular manipulation of the constitution as well as decreased understanding and political involvement is what has led the American people to our current predicament.

A constitutional republic protects the sheep from the wolves.

The path to liberty is clear and available.  The path has been written.  The path has been followed with great success.  America was an extremely productive nation with great freedoms for some time.  The people have allowed our current situation, and without action, the people will become slaves.

Stand for the US Constitution and join the Liberty Blitz on Oct. 20th.  Lets educate Americans on their rights and true system of government.

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Read “The Making of America” by W. Cleon Skousen for more information.

 

Freedom:

Rest of definition

1.1 Absence of subjection to foreign domination or despotic government:
he was a champion of Irish freedom

1.2 The state of not being imprisoned or enslaved:
the shark thrashed its way to freedom

1.3 The state of being physically unrestricted and able to move easily:
the shorts have a side split for freedom of movement

1.4 (freedom from) The state of not being subject to or affected by (a particular undesirable thing):
government policies to achieve freedom from want

1.5 The power of self-determination attributed to the will; the quality of being independent of fate or necessity.

1.6 Unrestricted use of something:
the dog is happy having the freedom of the house when we are out

1.7 ARCHAIC Familiarity or openness in speech or behavior.

Origin

Old English frēodōm (see free, -dom).

Liberty:

Rest of definition

1.1 (usually liberties) An instance of this; a right or privilege, especially a statutory one:
the Bill of Rights was intended to secure basic civil liberties

1.2 The state of not being imprisoned or enslaved:
people who have lost property or liberty without due process

1.3 (Liberty) The personification of liberty as a female figure.

2 The power or scope to act as one pleases:
individuals should enjoy the liberty to pursue their own interests and preferences

2.1 Philosophy A person’s freedom from control by fate or necessity.

2.2 INFORMAL A presumptuous remark or action:
how did he know what she was thinking?—it was a liberty!

2.3 Nautical Shore leave granted to a sailor.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French liberte, from Latin libertas, from liber ‘free’.

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Principles of Liberty 1 page printout with explanation, small writing

This is a 1 page print out of the principles of liberty as well as the explanations.  Lets leave these all over the US and forward the education of liberty.  It might be small writing, and that may turn some off from reading it, however the ideas are not.

founding principles explanation 1 page.pdf

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Educate and inform the mass of the people…they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.

I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.

Thomas Jefferson

 

Principles of Liberty

Discover the 28 fundamental beliefs of the Founding Fathers which they said must be understood and perpetuated by every people who desired peace, prosperity, and freedom.

These beliefs have made possible more progress in 200 years than was made previously in over 5,000 years.

The following is a brief overview of the principles found in The Five Thousand Year Leap, and one chapter is devotes to each of these 28 principles.

Principle 1The only reliable basis for sound government and just human relations is Natural Law.

Natural law is God’s law. There are certain laws which govern the entire universe, and just as Thomas Jefferson said in the Declaration of Independence, there are laws which govern in the affairs of men which are “the laws of nature and of nature’s God.”

Principle 2A free people cannot survive under a republican constitution unless they remain virtuous and morally strong.

“Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.” – Benjamin Franklin

Principle 3The most promising method of securing a virtuous people is to elect virtuous leaders.

“Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt. He therefore is the truest friend to the liberty of his country who tries most to promote its virtue, and who … will not suffer a man to be chosen into any office of power and trust who is not a wise and virtuous man.” – Samuel Adams

Principle 4Without religion the government of a free people cannot be maintained.

“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports…. And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion.” – George Washington

Principle 5All things were created by God, therefore upon him all mankind are equally dependent, and to him they are equally responsible.

The American Founding Fathers considered the existence of the Creator as the most fundamental premise underlying all self-evident truth. They felt a person who boasted he or she was an atheist had just simply failed to apply his or her divine capacity for reason and observation.

Principle 6All mankind were created equal.

The Founders knew that in these three ways, all mankind are theoretically treated as:

1.  Equal before God.

2.  Equal before the law.

3.  Equal in their rights.

Principle 7The proper role of government is to protect equal rights, not provide equal things.

The Founders recognized that the people cannot delegate to their government any power except that which they have the lawful right to exercise themselves.

Principle 8Mankind are endowed by God with certain unalienable rights.

“Those rights, then, which God and nature have established, and are therefore called natural rights, such as are life and liberty, need not the aid of human laws to be more effectually invested in every man than they are; neither do they receive any additional strength when declared by the municipal [or state] laws to be inviolable. On the contrary, no human legislation has power to abridge or destroy them, unless the owner [of the right] shall himself commit some act that amounts to forfeiture.” – William Blackstone

Principle 9To protect human rights, God has revealed a code of divine law.

“The doctrines thus delivered we call the revealed or divine law, and they are to be found only in the Holy Scriptures. These precepts, when revealed, are found by comparison to be really a part of the original law of nature, as they tend in all their consequences to man’s felicity.” – William Blackstone

Principle 10The God-given right to govern is vested in the sovereign authority of the whole people.

“The fabric of American empire ought to rest on the solid basis of the consent of the people. The streams of national power ought to flow immediately from that pure, original fountain of all legislative authority.” – Alexander Hamilton

Principle 11The majority of the people may alter or abolish a government which has become tyrannical.

“Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes … but when a long train of abuses and usurpations … evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.” – Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence

Principle 12The United States of America shall be a republic.

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America
and to the republic for which it stands….”

Principle 13 – A Constitution should protect the people from the frailties of their rulers.

“If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary…. [But lacking these] you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.” – James Madison

Principle 14Life and liberty are secure only so long as the rights of property are secure.

John Locke reasoned that God gave the earth and everything in it to the whole human family as a gift. Therefore the land, the sea, the acorns in the forest, the deer feeding in the meadow belong to everyone “in common.” However, the moment someone takes the trouble to change something from its original state of nature, that person has added his ingenuity or labor to make that change. Herein lies the secret to the origin of “property rights.”

Principle 15The highest level of prosperity occurs when there is a free-market economy and a minimum of government regulations.

Prosperity depends upon a climate of wholesome stimulation with four basic freedoms in operation:

1.  The Freedom to try.

2.  The Freedom to buy.

3.  The Freedom to sell.

4.  The Freedom to fail.

Principle 16The government should be separated into three branches.

“I call you to witness that I was the first member of the Congress who ventured to come out in public, as I did in January 1776, in my Thoughts on Government … in favor of a government with three branches and an independent judiciary. This pamphlet, you know, was very unpopular. No man appeared in public to support it but yourself.” – John Adams

Principle 17A system of checks and balances should be adopted to prevent the abuse of power by the different branches of government.

“It will not be denied that power is of an encroaching nature and that it ought to be effectually restrained from passing the limits assigned to it.” – James Madison

Principle 18The unalienable rights of the people are most likely to be preserved if the principles of government are set forth in a written Constitution.

The structure of the American system is set forth in the Constitution of the United States and the only weaknesses which have appeared are those which were allowed to creep in despite the Constitution.

Principle 19Only limited and carefully defined powers should be delegated to government, all others being retained by the people.

The Tenth Amendment is the most widely violated provision of the bill of rights. If it had been respected and enforced America would be an amazingly different country than it is today. This amendment provides:

“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

Principle 20Efficiency and dispatch require that the government operate according to the will of the majority, but constitutional provisions must be made to protect the rights of the minority.

“Every man, by consenting with others to make one body politic under one government, puts himself under an obligation to every one of that society to submit to the determination of the majority, and to be concluded [bound] by it.” – John Locke

Principle 21Strong local self-government is the keystone to preserving human freedom.

“The way to have good and safe government is not to trust it all to one, but to divide it among the many, distributing to every one exactly the functions he is competent [to perform best]. – Thomas Jefferson

Principle 22A free people should be governed by law and not by the whims of men.

“The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom. For in all the states of created beings, capable of laws, where there is no law there is no freedom. For liberty is to be free from restraint and violence of others, which cannot be where there is no law.” – John Locke

Principle 23A free society cannot survive as a republic without a broad program of general education.

“They made an early provision by law that every town consisting of so many families should be always furnished with a grammar school. They made it a crime for such a town to be destitute of a grammar schoolmaster for a few months, and subjected it to a heavy penalty. So that the education of all ranks of people was made the care and expense of the public, in a manner that I believe has been unknown to any other people, ancient or modern. The consequences of these establishments we see and feel every day [written in 1765]. A native of America who cannot read and write is as rare … as a comet or an earthquake.” John Adams

Principle 24A free people will not survive unless they stay strong.

“To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.” – George Washington

Principle 25“Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations — entangling alliances with none.”- Thomas Jefferson, given in his first inaugural address.

Principle 26The core unit which determines the strength of any society is the family; therefore the government should foster and protect its integrity.

“There is certainly no country in the world where the tie of marriage is more respected than in America, or where conjugal happiness is more highly or worthily appreciated.” Alexis de Tocqueville

Principle 27The burden of debt is as destructive to human freedom as subjugation by conquest.

“We are bound to defray expenses [of the war] within our own time, and are unauthorized to burden posterity with them…. We shall all consider ourselves morally bound to pay them ourselves and consequently within the life [expectancy] of the majority.” – Thomas Jefferson

Principle 28The United States has manifest destiny to eventually become a glorious example of God’s law under a restored Constitution that will inspire the entire human race.

The Founders sensed from the very beginning that they were on a divine mission. Their great disappointment was that it didn’t all come to pass in their day, but they knew that someday it would. John Adams wrote:

“I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in Providence for the illumination of the ignorant, and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth.”

Sourced from 5000 Year Leap by W. Cleon Skousen

Follow up information:

Declaration of Independence

US Constitution

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Principles of liberty, Declaration of Independence, US Constitution compiled in easy to print form

We face a well informed enemy.  This enemy has the power of the mainstream media to use against us.  Our own government propagandizes against us openly.  The ideals of the founders have been lost to many.  Therefore, I compiled these documents and put them into a simple pdf for ease of printing.  The founders used the power of the printing press in order to generate support for their causes.  We can as well.  Most everyone in this nation has access to a printer at home, the office or at school.  If every one of us printed some of these out and left them in places throughout our day we could flood this nation with the ideals of liberty.  Let us take action and let us distribute these documents widely.

It is a mere 21 pages for the pdf.

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Founding Documents.pdf

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Easy print Declaration of Independence and US Constitution for sharing with others

The link at the end of the page is an easy print 18 page .pdf that contains the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution.  If we intend to restore the republic we must first educate the public and ourselves about the founding of this nation.

Let’s flood America with our founding documents. Print these out. Staple them and hand them out to your friends, family, and co-workers. Print a pile and leave them at offices or schools. Hand them out on the street corner. Let’s restore the republic through education.
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