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Philosophy of Liberty

Posted by Orrin Woodward on February 23, 2009

Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”—2 Corinthians 3:17

I want to thank the best readers in the country for constantly sending me incredible content to share with all.  Like I said from the beginning, this is our blog and I am just the administrator.  Americans must remember the roots of our liberties.  The Rule of law – Cicero, Magna Carta, the English Civil War (Locke), and the American Revolution (to name just a few) are all required readings to understand the roots of our American liberties.  Here is a fascinating video that captures some of the basics of our philosophy of liberty.  How many of these principles are being violated right before our eyes today.  I have experienced attempted force to deprive me of liberties to pursue my chosen path and know these principles to be true first hand.  We must all learn the philosophy of liberty and recognize that a man or woman convinced against their will is of the same opinion still.  A team is only a team when everyone volutarily buys into the philosophy.  A country is only a country when everyone buys into the philosophy of that country.  America was born on a philosophy of liberty, but how can we defend this philosophy when most American’s do not even know nor understand it?  Here is a simple video teaching the underlying principles of liberty.  Enjoy.  God Bless, Orrin Woodward

Every man has the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
 
The Constitution being the document limiting the powers of government.
 
You OWN your life – it is yours and yours alone
 
You cannot choose this path for others without their permission.
 
To lose your life is to lose your future.
 
To lose your liberty is to lose your present.
 
Product of your life, the time of your past, and your liberty is your property or the fruit of your labor.
 
The only way property can be exchanged is through mutual exchange.  Any other manner is theft from the other party: either through and unacceptable contract or the taking of the property without their knowledge.
 
At times some people use force or fraud to take from others without their consent or knowledge
 
To initiation of Force or Fraud to take:
1. Life is murder
2. Liberty is slavery
3. Property is theft
 
Only by succeeding or failing in the pursuit of happiness can you learn and grow.
 
Virtue can only exist where there is freedom of choice.  A society is only virtuous when it does not inhibit the freedom to choose one’s goals and values.
 
Anytime there is an initiation of force, there is a crime being committed. 
 
People need to stop asking government to initiate force and committ crimes on their behalf.

One Response to “Philosophy of Liberty”

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