America is not a free country. Those who believe it is, have their heads in the sand.
“None of us are free if one of us is chained” -Lynyrd Skynyrd
The quote above is so true. How can anyone claim that the United States of America is a free country when it has the highest percentage of incarcerated individuals in the WORLD? That’s right, the US houses 25% of the world’s population of incarcerated people. That is more than the next 14 countries COMBINED! Why are there so many in jail? Is it because ‘we’ in the US have more crime? Well, that depends on how you define crime. If you define crime as individuals initiating force on other individuals, such as stealing or physically hurting someone, then no. If you define crime by the government’s definition, ‘doing something we don’t like” then, yes.
See, the Federal & Local governments in the US like to put people in cages for what are called victimless crimes. These, like the name suggests are crimes without a victim. Want to put something in your body that the State deems bad for you? Cage. Want to keep the fruits of your labor? Cage. Want to have a voluntary exchange without giving the state it’s cut? Cage. The State doesn’t always send people to jail if they do things the State doesn’t like; sometimes they’ll just extort money from you, then send you on your way.
Think you have “rights” in this country? Not if the government doesn’t want you to. Rights are inalienable. They cannot be taken away, whether you believe they come from a creator or from nature, you were born with them. If a right can be take away by a vote, an edict, or a presidential order, then it is not a right. It is a privilege. That’s what people in the US have, privileges, granted to them by the ruling class, those in government. The Constitution was created to ‘protect’ each indivduals’ right, but it does not.
Think you have the right to a Trial By Jury? Not if the court makes a clerical error & sends your mail to the wrong address, like what happened to Ademo Freeman of Copblock.org. Ademo was to have a jury trial stemming from the Chalking 8 incident. However he was denied this ‘right’ by 2 different ‘judges’ in 2 different courts. Even though the evidence showed that the court made an error, his motions were denied. Now, he sits in a jail cell, on the tax payers dime for writing with children’s chalk.
Think you have freedom of speech? Not if the State doesn’t like what you have to say. Just ask Ian Freeman of Freekeene.com and Free Talk Live, who is banned from half a dozen places in Keene for saying things the State didn’t like, or passing out information that was not State approved. You, of course, could always use a State approved ‘Free Speech Zone” – but that’s an oxymoron. How can speech be free if it’s restricted to a zone? You could also talk to Julian Heicklan who was forced to flee the country due to the State continually aggressing upon him for passing out Fully Informed Jury Nullification pamphlets. Which, again, like the name suggests, informs potential jurors about their right to judge the morality of the law, not just whether the accused violated the ‘law.’
In a country where the State has the ‘right’ to indefinitely detain you, listen to your phone calls, grope you before you travel, tell you who you can love, or how many people you can love, tell you what you can or cannot do with your own property, steal money from you, steal property from you, force children into indoctrination centers, force you to ask permission for some of the most mundane things like driving, or extort money from you just to use your own property, basically strip away every natural right an individual has all in the name of ‘safety’ and ‘freedom.’ How could you possibly think you live in a Free Country?
Individuals living in the geographical location known as the US have become so complacent that they have let their liberties, and the liberties of their children be slowly stripped away.
No one, no matter who they are, or what their job title is, has the right to initiate force on another individual or group of individuals. The intiation of force is wrong. No matter what kind of pretty package you put it in. No matter what fancy name you give it.
I as an individual have the right to do whatever I want with my own body, & with my own property so long as I do not initiate force on another or their property. I and no one else can govern my life better than me. The same goes for every individual who has ever existed. The government has a monopoly on the use of force, this cannot be denied, as it is the truth.
I moved to New Hampshire just under a year ago as apart of the Free State Project. I moved to Keene, because the people here were living free & working towards a truly free society. If what I have written today has spoken to you, inspired you, or sparked liberty in you, then I suggest you consider making the move to NH to be with other liberty-minded individuals who are furthering the ideals of liberty, one heart at a time. If you do want to make the move, consider Keene. Keene is my Goldie Lock-zone, just right. Who knows, it might be yours too.