Mourning Freedom in America
- Duration 5:06
- Date Dec 15, 2011
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Does the government work for us and we work for the government what of the liberties enshrined in our constitution have been transformed into a meth.
What if the idea of a constitution guaranteeing freedom is Richard rhetorical flourish and patriotic fervor but absent of real meaning.
Tonight what -- the state of freedom and America is actually worse than you think.
What of American prosperity had nothing to do with the government.
What -- prosperity came from a self reliant work ethic and entrepreneurial drive and optimistic perseverance.
That actually resisted the government.
What of America was made special -- -- exercise of freedoms in spite of the government.
One of Americans are special when we don't take freedom and prosperity for granted.
What of Americans really understood that we could be more productive and more prosperous.
If we were more free.
What the poor state of our economy was the result of letting the government get in the way of the free market one of our economic indicators did not accurately measure.
How far we've strayed from the road to prosperity.
What are the government intentionally gave us the wrong information.
And diluted -- at the thinking it is doing the right thing.
What if we had become too reliant on the government what if the government wants to make us dependent upon it.
What -- big government from Theodore Roosevelt to Barack Obama actually set out to accomplish this.
What -- the expansion of government into ever more industries and the intrusion of government.
Into ever more personal lives actually served the purpose of tender rising Americans.
-- -- the government is actually an intentionally made a soft.
One of the unintended consequences of every government intervention in the economy.
Was met with more government intervention to address the problems created by the government in the first place.
One of nobody was hiring because we've lost the free market and America.
What -- excessive regulations burdensome and intrusive record keeping and reporting requirements.
And bitter government bureaucrats.
Have emaciated America -- American businesses.
What -- government got so big the big business had to get in bed with big government just to survive.
What -- those businesses that refused to capitulate to government became its targets what does the government forced some of the states and for some big businesses.
To accept the government's money and the strings that came with that money.
What the federal government bribe the states to do was the Fed's wished what -- the states except that that bribery.
What if that's happening today.
What government we're accelerating its control of the economy by using the rhetoric of class warfare to divide us.
What of government lies by scapegoating the drivers of the free market and laying the blame on them for the destruction that the government itself has caused.
What -- that's -- government will come to control the entire economy.
What we were stuck in a vicious cycle of government intervention.
Combined with government manipulation that has driven much of the population willingly into the controlling arms of the government.
What -- the government took away your cell phone.
What -- claimed it was unsafe for you to use it.
One of only the police could use cellphones.
What -- the -- even hands free cell phones in cars was just the first step toward being -- all cellphones.
-- -- roles were written by a faceless government bureaucrat.
What if the congress just look the other way.
What of the government had no intention of keeping it safe.
But only of using your fears to curb your freedoms that the government transition to effortlessly.
Between rhetoric that referred to foreign enemies and rhetoric that referred to policies at home.
What the government gave itself the power to treat you the same way it treats an enemy on the battlefield.
What if your elected representatives actually voted to declare the United States of America a battlefield.
What -- that -- your backyard.
What if you woke up one day and soldiers were there because the president sent them.
What -- they -- for you because of your political views.
What if the freedom we have was possible in the first place only because we once had a constitution.
And once had governments that were faithful to it.
What the constitution has just become a piece of Paper that the government last sat.
What if the government didn't feel bound by the constitution anymore what -- our rates were conditioned on government approval.
What if they were rarely taken away openly and obviously in the day of late but we're chipped away slowly through regulation and fear.
What if that's how you -- control.
What if anyone could be detained indefinitely because we're all on a battlefield.
What if the government could turn off the media the criticized it.
With the Fed's canceled fox for a week.
Because within like what we say here.
What if one day the government targeted freedom watch.
What if one night the government targeted you.