“I wanna be free. I want you to be free. A lot easier for me to be free if you’re free”
Credo of the American Indian Movement
“Let me be a free man, free to travel, free to stop, free to work, free to trade where I choose, free to choose my own teachers, free to follow the religion of my fathers, free to talk, think and act for myself-and I will obey every law or submit to the penalty.”
The title quote is by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger. Taken from the Alex Jones Radio Show, September 24, 2012.
I cannot help but agree with Mr. Adams.
The use of cash as payment for common goods is not only being frowned upon, but is more strongly discouraged every day. In fact, the steady and unconstitutional criminalization of a once ordinary and harmless act like this is fast becoming the “new normal”.
Don’t believe me? Try and lay down a large bill these days at most any retail store and watch for that disdainful look. Or worse. The stories are now flying about like autumn leaves on the freshening wind.
It’s true, and it’s sad, and it sets a most dangerous precedent. It is yet another attack on our freedoms and our peace of mind as the cashless society grows closer.
Have you asked yourself why this is happening?
Did you ever consider that paying with cash could one day be deemed an illegal action, or interpreted as a threat or an act of resistance?
Do you think there could be much more to the story?
I have not the answers, but I am willing to ask the questions.
The reference above is a most heady quote from an anonymous homeowner in a private, gated community in western Colorado. His use of the words “control” and “freedom” in the same sentence gave me pause.
It apparently had not occurred to this gentleman that control does not create freedom, nor community. Common sense and common history can tell us that. His line of reasoning simply escapes me, although it seems to be a common way of thinking these days.
Why are so many of us so eager to assist in the creation of the pretty prisons of our own design?
I wish I had an easy answer. For now, my brain can only categorize his statement under the ever more popular category – “You can’t make this stuff up!”.
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“If I had one thing to say to the USDA and the FDA, I guess my question would be why do you hate freedom so much? What is it about freedom, whether it’s the consumer’s freedom to choose the food they want to drink, whether it’s me as a farmer choosing the customer who wants to buy my product, or how I want to make my product. What is it about freedom that is so horrendous to you that you are willing to take my property, take my life, take my customers, take my animals, take my land, that you are willing to do this in order for me to not have the freedom to even sell a porkchop to my neighbor?”.