Posts Tagged ‘liberty’

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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