Another election passes. Many of you are angry about the outcome. I am too. But truthfully, I’ve been angry with the direction our government is heading for quite some time now. The Patriot Act, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), our country’s insurmountable debt, the list goes on.
Last night was but another reminder that liberty dies to the sound of applause.
As I’ve said in several previous posts, I believe our country faces very tough times ahead. With problems this big, it’s easy to have a feeling of helplessness – believe me, I understand. But take heart, all is not lost. Not yet at least. This nation is still teeming with Patriots that love America, love the American people, and love liberty.
The Republic will only truly be lost when there are none left to fight for it.
What You Can Do
The first thing you can do is to remain vigilant. As much as some of us hate politics, and believe me I count myself among that number, we cannot ignore it. As the Greek statesman Pericles once said, “Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you.”
When the next piece of liberty stealing legislation gets introduced, fight it. Write letters, make phone calls, inform your friends and family, do something. Don’t just sit around and wait for someone else to fight the good fight.
The second thing you can do is live as freely and independently as possible. Some call this the prepper lifestyle, others call it self-sufficiency and self-reliance. I simply call it common sense.
Get out of debt to the best of your ability. Have enough food and water stored to feed yourself and your family in the event of a crisis, longer if possible. Work on backup power supplies or even towards personal energy independence. Consider moving some portion of your wealth out of the market and into things like land, precious metals (I recommend Silver and copper jacketed lead) and food. Grow your own food. Hunt for your own food.
Third, repair any damage you have caused with your friends and loved ones. Some of you need to remember that your brother isn’t just the guy who has the same parents that you have. We are in this together, Democrats, Republicans, and everyone else.
Lastly, be prepared to stand and defend all of the above if necessary.