Country Living Series

Saturday, July 5, 2014

The price of liberty

Here's my WND column for this weekend entitled Will the United States Ever Be Free Again? (Originally entitled The Price of Liberty.)

10 comments:

  1. Very, very, VERY well said, Patrice! While you often 'hit it out of the park' with your articles, this one is a grand slam!

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  2. Very, very, VERY well said, Patrice! While you often hit a home run with your articles, this one is a grand slam!

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  3. Another good article Patrice! Glad you and your family made your own Independence day!

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  4. The UNITED STATES OF AMERICA will never be free. But someday, hopefully, the territory covered by these united States will see some semblance of freedom again.

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  5. We are witnessing history, the equivalent of the decline of Rome. Nero Obama fiddled while America was destroyed from within and without. Make no mistake Hillary Clinton or Jeb Bush isn't gonna "fix" this. Obama's 8 years of destruction will stand and the statists politicians that take his place won't "fix" the country. The federal government spends in excess of $1.2 trillion a year in 2400 different "welfare" programs spread out over 5 different cabinet level departments. The politicians want it this way. The politicians are quite happy with millions of illegals coming across the border and getting welfare. Call the 800 number for food stamps and the first thing you will hear is "press 1 for Spanish...". Think about that for a few minutes. They claim the ilegals are ineligile for welfare but the welfare system is in Spanish! We are toast. The best you can hope for is to survive without them taking everything you have for taxes to pay for the massive welfare state and regulating you out of business. Eventually it will all collapse and the news of our demise will be reported in Spanish. It will be a sad day indeed when an illegal alien can't come here and get free housing, food, heatlh care, education, EITC, bi-lingual education, quotas for jobs and school, etc.

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  6. Excellent article Patrice!

    Those (usually a lawyer) who say we have no right to secede missed the whole point of the Declaration of Independence. Patrice, you nailed it.

    As for 'America', I believe she was lost to apathy and dependence on government; or more appropriate squandered. Are some people willing to pay the price for liberty? I don't know but we will soon find out. Dark days are coming (not necessarily tribulation). I strongly believe that God expect us to provide and protect my love ones. That said, most Americans (including virtually all helpless city dwellers with no life skills) are already slaves to tyranny and don't even know it. Exaggerated you say? OK, try starting a new business, or build a new home.
    Montana Guy



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  7. Well done, Patrice, and I share your hope for America's future freedom. It's certainly not too late for Americans to wake up, even at this late stage of things.

    Off topic: a while back you made a post here on Rural Revolution showing how Don 'wizzarded' the problem of sagging piano keys. I'd like to revisit it, but I'm not sure where to look. Is it still available?

    A. McSp

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    1. Try this:

      http://www.rural-revolution.com/2011/04/random-pix_08.html

      - Patrice

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    2. Thank you!

      A. McSp

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  8. It's not yet too late. People on BOTH sides of the political spectrum are starting to wake up. It must seem strange to find radical liberals as, in so many ways, bedfellows; I know it seemed strange to me, as a 20-something (now ex-) liberal to find that I had somehow grown to have more in common with the radical right.

    People ARE starting to wake up. Even my kids' school (yes, I'm still sending my kids to a public school) now teaches the Constitution, that the kids are going to have to grow up to rely on themselves instead of an employer or a government, and that we must be the keepers of our freedoms.

    OK, I had to scrape my jaw up off the road as this realization dawned on me walking my two oldest to the bus stop one morning...

    ...and I'm pretty sure it's that we have some smart, rebellious teachers rather than the wished-for shift in institutional policy...

    ...but it was still a happy chore of scraping my lower jaw off the pavement. There is still hope. Maybe. If the good and independent-minded people of this country keep on doing what we're doing.

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