Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. No Freedom, No Peace!

 

Freedom has so many dimensions that it is easy to lose some in one area while retaining it in others such that the incremental loss goes virtually unnoticed. For example, property rights: As long as theft is illegal and courts enforce contracts, the people tend to let zoning law decisions slide and are understanding when police and prosecutors have higher priority crimes to deal with. 

And then you get the pandemic. All of a sudden wholesale rights are disturbed for the law abiding. Then various criminals are favored as their conduct is let to pass while you are threatened for going to church, going to a restaurant, going to a gym, or not wearing you mask between bites.

And then you have an odd election. One candidate promotes maximum personal liberty and draws crowds. The other candidate hides in the basement, doesn’t take questions, and promotes collective “safety” over individual liberty. The latter guy “wins”?

2021 is going to be a challenge to the notion of freedom either way things play out. If Biden is inaugurated whole swaths of the country will be relying on states’ rights as never before. If President Trump somehow prevails and stays in office, the furies that have attacked him seemingly forever will be unleashed at levels not yet seen.

Either way, our individual wills will be tested in ways as never before.

But for me, No Freedom, No Peace! 

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  1. MISTER BITCOIN Member

    civil disobedience!

    Notice how that phrase is no longer in vogue

     

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    • November 25, 2020, at 12:48 PM PST
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  2. RushBabe49 Thatcher

    It is our turn to “take to the streets”. We need to do this. And make sure we are all armed, to the extent the law allows.

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    • November 25, 2020, at 12:49 PM PST
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  3. Phil Turmel Coolidge

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    It is our turn to “take to the streets”. We need to do this. And make sure we are all armed, to the extent the law Constitution allows.

    FIFY.

    • #3
    • November 25, 2020, at 1:54 PM PST
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  4. Chris Gregerson Member
    Chris GregersonJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Is it time for a million armed citizens march on Washington, D.C?

    • #4
    • November 25, 2020, at 3:05 PM PST
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  5. Basil Fawlty Member
    Basil FawltyJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Chris Gregerson (View Comment):

    Is it time for a million armed citizens march on Washington, D.C?

    To paraphrase Mark Steyn, he used to worry that there will be a new civil war. Now he worries that there won’t be.

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    • November 25, 2020, at 3:22 PM PST
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  6. Unsk Member

    What ever happened to the phrase “Question Authority”? Wasn’t the saying of all hip, cool kids once?

    To paraphrase Mark Steyn, he used to worry that there will be a new civil war. Now he worries that there won’t be.

    Check out the Giuliani hearing before Pennsylvania Legislature. I think it is the beginning of the end for the Democrats and their Stasi State.

    From CTh:

    “The ballot anomalies in Pennsylvania took center stage today as the legislature heard about statistically implausible returns uploaded to the PA election system overnight from areas with very sketchy election activity. During one segment of the testimony the data was explained leaving jaws agape. The crowd responds to the ridiculous nature of what took place.  WATCH:” ( Can’t reproduce You tube Video) but:

    Dinesh D’Sousa on the video:

    Listen VERY Closely to the what this ( TrumpComputer) witness in PA says happened with roughly 600K votes during curious “spikes of the vote count”

    Rudy: “How many for Biden? “

    Witness: “about 570,000”

    Rudy : “How many for Trump?”

    Witness: “3,200”

    Which illicit a roar of laugher from the crowd.

    Rudy on Lou Dobbs:

    “PA sent out 1.8 million mail-in Ballots and got back 2.5 million.”

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    • November 25, 2020, at 10:48 PM PST
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  7. Tedley Member

    Unsk (View Comment):

    What ever happened to the phrase “Question Authority”? Wasn’t the saying of all hip, cool kids once?

    To paraphrase Mark Steyn, he used to worry that there will be a new civil war. Now he worries that there won’t be.

    Check out the Giuliani hearing before Pennsylvania Legislature. I think it is the beginning of the end for the Democrats and their Stasi State.

    From CTh:

    “The ballot anomalies in Pennsylvania took center stage today as the legislature heard about statistically implausible returns uploaded to the PA election system overnight from areas with very sketchy election activity. During one segment of the testimony the data was explained leaving jaws agape. The crowd responds to the ridiculous nature of what took place. WATCH:” ( Can’t reproduce You tube Video) but:

    Dinesh D’Sousa on the video:

    Listen VERY Closely to the what this ( TrumpComputer) witness in PA says happened with roughly 600K votes during curious “spikes of the vote count”

    Rudy: “How many for Biden? “

    Witness: “about 570,000”

    Rudy : “How many for Trump?”

    Witness: “3,200”

    Which illicit a roar of laugher from the crowd.

    Rudy on Lou Dobbs:

    “PA sent out 1.8 million mail-in Ballots and got back 2.5 million.”

    No link for the video?

    • #7
    • November 26, 2020, at 8:16 AM PST
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  8. EHerring Coolidge

    Chris Gregerson (View Comment):

    Is it time for a million armed citizens march on Washington, D.C?

    The first place to march will be our state capital, to let the governor, attorney general, and General Assembly know they must be that firewall against an oppressive federal government. If that firewall falls, so will the rest.

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    • November 27, 2020, at 8:04 AM PST
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