Posts Tagged ‘liberty’

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As a follow up to the Entrepreneur Manifesto – I believe this one goes hand in hand!

I was born free and I intend to live like it.
This means that I will live my life while I’m alive.
No one owns me.
No one can put me in a box, a category, a social group, a voting bloc, or a classification.
I am fiercely independent,
and with those aligned with me in common purpose, interdependent.
 I know that with my freedom comes responsibility.
I take responsibility for my own actions, and I hold the bar high on myself.
I am not afraid to struggle, because it’s the struggle that makes me great.
I know that excellence always lies on the other side of inconvenience.
I am a learning machine.
I read, I confront brutal reality, I grow.
Long term, no one and nothing can defeat me, because I will keep coming back, stronger and better than before.
I will educate myself about the true principles of freedom,
and I will strive mightily to preserve freedom for the next generation.
I rely on no man and no government to provide for me.
I will not follow the herd of mediocrity and victim-thinking.
I don’t follow herds, instead I run with a pack – a pack of Rascals.
Let others bask in their privileges, as for me, I will invest them in my purpose.
I will defy tyranny.
I will charge the hill.
I will make a difference.
I’m a Rascal!

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I don’t like to delve into politics on this site, but prefer to discuss principles. However the last speech Ron Paul gave to congress is too important to not share it, and the only politics involved stems from Ron Paul being in Congress himself.

As political as you may find it, it was all about principle. It’s about looking at what it going on around us, and why we got to our current situation. If we don’t know what it is really happening and how we got here, how can we fix it? It comes down to working more on our own education and our own actions.

You can read the whole thing here, or watch it on YouTube here.

Here are some of my favorite parts from it that should be considered by everyone, in whatever country you live in. (more…)

19131913. It was the year everything changed. In his book ‘Freedom Shift‘, Oliver DeMille explained how nations go through what he calls world shifts. He explained that these shifts either put a nation on a path towards more freedom through a freedom shift, or towards more oppression through a force shift.

In that book he mentioned that the last shift, a force shift, started in 1913 and he gave a brief explanation on why. In his latest book ‘1913’ he spells out in more detail just what it was that happened, and why these events have had such on huge impact on our lives today.

What I love about this book is that it is not a doomsday book forecasting our downfall, but a lesson in history intended to educate us about the principles of freedom and why they are so important. Not only is it a lesson on history, but it maps out a plan for our future. By showing where everything went wrong and why he sets us up for his plan to restore freedom, which he goes through in the second half. He gives a road map to making sure the next shift we experience is a freedom shift and not another force shift.
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Ron PaulIt’s not often that you find someone in politics that has the character to do what’s right, and stand by what he believes regardless of the consequences to his career. It takes courage to stand up for what you believe in and never waver, even when you know that you can get ahead by going along with the majority.

In Orrin Woodward’s book ‘Resolved: 13 Resolutions for Life‘ he devotes a chapter to having character; Choosing character over reputation anytime they conflict. He gave a great example of a man who displayed character using Ludwig Von Mises, and how he promoted the Austrian theory of economics knowing it to be correct. He did this when everyone else around him was getting ahead and accepted by the establishment by saying what people wanted them to say. Ludwig Von Mises stood by his beliefs at great personal cost, because it was the right thing to do. That is character.
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freedomAs I’m usually doing these days, I was listening to a CD from the LIFE Freedom Pack called ‘History of Freedom’ by Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady. These are two gentlemen who have studied so much history, and understand what it means to be free. More importantly, they understand where freedom comes from. It’s important to understand the history of freedom, because without it, we don’t truly understand what it means to be free. There is truth to the saying that you don’t know what you have until it’s gone, however I don’t believe that you need to lose something; you just need to know what it is to not have it. If you can picture it in your mind, it can be almost as real as having it happen.

Hopefully, by summarizing the CD here, you can get a better idea of what it means, and a better understanding of how to keep your freedoms. Most of this is from the CD, except where I bring in a Canadian perspective, or use ‘I’.

As Chris Brady starts off,

Freedom is something around which all of us should be able to rally. Freedom is something that ought to be a universal agreement by individuals everywhere that freedom is a shared, sacred ideal. Something that is valuable, and, as a matter of fact invaluable in the lives of people. But yet freedom doesn’t seem to be understood. It seems to be misunderstood. It seems to get mistreated, shoved in the back corner, abused, tortured and even water boarded.

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