Stand together to protect eroding freedoms

Why does freedom appear to be “free” to so many? What have the vast majority of Americans actually done to support or defend freedom and rights? Most have grown up with freedom and liberty, never having earned it or never having made any payment toward it, but certainly receiving the benefit of it on a daily basis. We understand about paying our bills (well, at least those willing to work), all the benefits we receive, but what about for freedom? Is it a universal law that simply creates itself and we benefit from that?

Why, then, is so much of humanity not truly free? We have domestic terrorists in our midst who seek to destroy our way of life, out-of-control government and law enforcement, the lazy and corrupt and lawless who know no self-discipline or self-control. Our rights are being trampled in the courts. Our freedoms are being restricted by pharisaical laws, and only recently are some waking up to the fact that the freedom bank has been broke and needs serious and regular funding or we will go freedom-bankrupt.

Consider beginning making a regular payment toward freedom by educating yourself on the Constitution and Bill of Rights, learning about the serious threats taking place against our liberties and joining with others in our areas who are standing together to defend the laws and Constitution. Unless we understand that freedom is not free, we will certainly lose the rest of it and find ourselves in chains far heavier than we now have. The answers are simple: We simply all stand together and say, “No more, not on our watch.” As Edmund Burke stated, “Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.” Let’s do it!

Jeff Maehr

Pagosa Springs

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