Tag Archive: independence

Apr 09 2016

Liberty vs Mob Psychology

Tyranny depends upon mobs and their psychology. Tyrants both feed mobs and feed upon them, in order to gain control and power. Liberty is the opposite of this. Liberty demands action by the individual, to take responsibility and show self motivation and initiative. We can insist on retaining our independence and liberty or we can …

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May 01 2015

A Healthy Fear of Tyranny

The United States of America was founded by men who feared tyranny because they had experienced it. In most cases, either their direct ancestors or they themselves had come to America to escape some form of tyranny in the old world. Then, they found themselves dealing with a remote government that did not understand them …

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Jun 21 2013

Liberty versus Freedom

Freedom and liberty – these two words are etched into our political core, but we tend to take them for granted, without examining what they actually mean. Freedom is the absence of restriction and control, while liberty implies a state of freedom, but with an added framework of responsibility and accountability added to it. Liberty, …

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Aug 07 2012

Independence Means Not Dependent

Independence means freedom from control or influence or needed support. It can be applied to an individual or a group of individuals. It usually implies self sovereignty, meaning self rule and self government with no outside higher authority. We often tend to focus on independence as the lack of outside coercion through force and that …

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