Sunday, August 9, 2015

Knowledge is Power in Numbers

We recently posed a brief quiz based on the set of 4 questions asked when writing our book Vigilance The Price of Liberty and the responses were consistent and interesting.  The great majority of people surveyed believe the Constitution grants them rights.  This perspective is understandable as media, educators and constitutional scholars make constant reference to our “constitutional rights.”  But let us read the First Amendment of the Constitution:
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Does this read at all as if the government is granting you any rights?  Just look at the first five words: “Congress shall make no law”.  The Bill of Rights of the Constitution is actually negative covenants against the government from usurping those rights that are considered absolute to an individual’s freedom.  And, for emphasis, note the predator to freedom is the government.

We have written on this subject before, but it is so critical to understand that we must continually address it until the few who have this knowledge become the many.  And when that happens, a vigilant majority can demand a well-managed government that ensures the blessings of liberty for themselves and their posterity.

Visit our website to link to the Constitution to read for yourself and join the “Be Vigilant. Be Free” movement! #bevigilantbbefree

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