by Garrett O’Brien, originally published 17-December-2016; updated 13-October-2022
Someone shared ‘without respect, there is no freedom’
Though a good start, here’s why we believe this fell short…
Respect is only 1 of the 6 pillars of good character,
meaning respect can’t do it alone and can’t provide freedom.
The other 5 pillars?
- just (fairness)
Someone can be respectful yet not trustworthy, responsible, just, or compassionate… yes?
Wisdom and Discernment Underline Good Character
Liberty is not the same as freedom – freedom , as a concept, only surfaced in the 14th century and Liberty is found in the oldest of books.
Liberty is of and for the people as a whole.
Freedom is of and for the individual.
Yet – neither means you have a ‘card blanch to do and say as you so damn well desire…
You have to be trusted to do the right – and righteous – thing, to know right from wrong (discernment)
17 Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
Then there is this little matter of evil.
People will embrace it for whatever excuses they can conjure up but when pressed with questioning they are not doing so for any good solid reasons.
There is no good in evil as it is the very nature of evil to destroy anything good for others but not for themselves.
Seems to describe the globalists quite well, eh?
“You will own nothing and you will be happy,” they say…
When has anyone been happy with fewer possessions never mind any?
Possessions are an extension of ourselves – it is how we express ourselves.
And Liberty permits this – so how to get rid of any expression that is an extension of ourselves?
They want to get rid of God and replace Him with themselves making you totally dependent on a group of people who will tell you how to react, what to think, what feelings are permissible, and what you can say and not say…
We have that already – in China and North Korea, how well is that working out for them?
So, to keep the Liberty we have now we MUST return to learning how to develop good character.
Thomas Jefferson saw the need to feed the tree of liberty and saw the only way Liberty can be retained due to the very nature of evil wandering the earth…
What country before ever existed a century and half without a rebellion? And what country can preserve it’s liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon, and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it’s natural manure.
The globalists took the learning of good character out of our education system in the 1960s for their own selfish reasons.
We the People MUST return the learning of good character to our education system now for everyone’s future as it is the ONLY way Liberty will exist.
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About Garrett O’Brien
Garrett is the owner of DecisiveLiberty.News. Formerly a Liberal then a Republican, Garrett has seen political parties by default look out for themselves and not the people. Garrett now focuses specifically on our Constitution as it is written. He uses Decisive Liberty as a platform to provide a voice to those that believe neither political party are protecting our Constitution nor our Rights to their fullest as our Founding Fathers wrote them in the First 10 Amendments. For the moment, Garrett resides in Brazil with his wife.
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