Subjection – and all that goes with it…

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"These are modern day Paul Revere days. We know they are coming, but we just need to know where and how. Stick close to your brothers and sisters who are liberty lovers. We will need each other in the coming struggle. If you think this is fantasy, it is not. The struggle is real, and coming soon. Sooner than most think."

Subjection. A word which makes the skin crawl, and the hair on the back of the neck stand up on many liberty loving Americans. Why? Historical reasons. The root word in subjection of course is subject. As in to be a subject. Like a subject of a monarch, ruler or dictator. In this country, we fought a war of independence so we could be citizens and no longer subjects. But be advised folks. There are powerful forces in our country who would love to see you become subjects once again.
For those who are not familiar with the infrequently used word subjection, a brief definition. "One who is placed under authority or control." Even writing that short abridged definition was hard for me. It smacks against every drop of liberty blood which flows through my veins.
Watching the new Congress in Washington as well as our new legislature in Minnesota, gives me pause. What exactly are we trying to do in each of those bodies? Reaffirm our freedoms and liberties as spelled out in our state and national constitutions? Or chip away at them? And the "chipping away" does not have to be big chunks all at once. The statists and progressives are often satisfied with getting a "drip, drip, drip" until the underpinnings of a freedom is weakened.
When we elect leaders in a republic, we elect people to represent us. Not to control us. Not to have dominion over us. Not to make us subjects. The government is a tool to be used by the people - the people are not tools of the government. And this ladies and gentlemen - is the great divide between the two major parties in this country. One party yearns for subjection - the other yearns for liberty. And the two opposing viewpoints are as comparable as oil and water.
A famous quote of John Adams is "liberty once lost is lost forever". Bingo. He was warning his contemporaries as well as those of us who would follow to be vigilant. Liberty is a fragile thing. Powerful forces are always at the ready to take yours away. Either all at once, or by the "drip, drip, drip".
I don't believe in my lifetime, I have seen as many forces against our freedoms and liberties aligned in power like we have now. Avowed and committed socialists. Statists. Progressives. Marxists. Anarchists. People who cannot stand the liberties as defined in our Constitution. And the Constitution itself? That old, outdated document, MUST be changed. Include healthcare as a right, and delete the Second Amendment. Yes, they would love to do this.
These are modern day Paul Revere days. We know they are coming, but we just need to know where and how. Stick close to your brothers and sisters who are liberty lovers. We will need each other in the coming struggle. If you think this is fantasy, it is not. The struggle is real, and coming soon. Sooner than most think.