Our freedom slowly being taken away

Saturday is July 4th. The day we celebrate our independence. In 1776 our Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress.

Signers of this document knew full well it could be a death sentence for them. They knew they did not have the resources nor the numbers compared to the British army. Still they were willing to risk it all — their lives, their families and the future destiny of the country were were willing to die to protect.

So, July 4th is America’s birthday.

The colonists were tired of British rule, tired of taxation without representations and tired of British domination over their lives. They wanted freedom to make their own decisions, to govern themselves and be free.

The first celebration took place four days later in Philadelphia as the Continental Congress was still in session. They read the declaration, took down England’s coat of arms and held a parade with cannons booming and the liberty bell ringing. As the people cheered a new nation was born.

John Adams thought a celebration should be held from that time forth. A more elaborate celebration was held in 1788 after ratification of the Constitution.

Between those two celebrations there was war and death. This freedom came at a terrible price.

Benjamin Franklin said, “They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little, temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

I imagine our founding fathers bewildered if they knew how far our nation has come from the original charter. Yes, some changes have been slow, but the recent pandemic has escalated government power and lack of personal freedoms. 

It breaks my heart how quickly people are giving up civil liberties for “security”. The liberty most of us cherish, was paid for by the blood of patriots and we not relinquish them so easily if we care about them and our nation.

Some in government was to track people, police citizens for social distancing and shutting down livelihoods. People are being herded like sheep to slaughter by elected officials who are supposed to be representing us.

Business owners and citizens are being arrested for violating quarantine measures and some are even being fined  and/or given jail time. The House introduced legislation (HR 6666) the Testing, Reaching and Contacting Everyone Act (TRACE) which awards grants for testing and “for other purposes”.

People need to wake up. Is this still the America we love and want? Sounds more like a third world country where freedom is non-existent. Believe me, if you don’t appreciate your liberty and freedoms, you will wish that you had when they are gone. 

People are advocating for socialism. No matter what they want to call it, it is still socialism. It is important your voice is used at the pools if you want your freedoms preserves.

Olur country’s usual charters and constitution acknowledged God’s authority and recognized that the state was subject to and accountable to God. People are denying these roots which is what made our country the envy of the world. Freedoms that make us great are the same ones the liberals are using to destroy us as they try and do away with history to fit their purposes of a one world order. 

From the very start of the pandemic with the unprecedented restricts on life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, I and others have said something is not right. As every week goes by, more and more people are starting to see that and some are starting to ask the good questions.

Still there are others that just don’t get it and prefer living in fear of a virus that is no more deadlier than the flu because they are told to, than freedom.  People, who previously seemed to have some common sense, have become bullies and name callers of those who do not hold the same opinion on the virus, the lockdown and masks. 

Recognizing there is a powerful agenda riding on this virus does not mean you are insensitive to the illness or the deaths involved or that you are selfish.

Some government officials are pushing draconian measures like immunity certificates, microchipping, forced vaccinations and children being removed from their homes. They also approve of making our rights subject to the acceptance of government and technology. 

The lockdown is a cataclysm for a world economy as people around the world are in shock at the rapid changes which have followed COVID-19. Many of these involve tighter restrictions of rights and freedoms with the subliminal message that a vaccine for all and round the clock tracking and surveillance are the only way out.

I’m hopeful, however that more and more people are waking up and recognizing not only the duplicity by the self-interest of those offering false hope.

Each of us, if we value our rights and freedoms, needs to do our part to expose these issues and stand up for individual sovereignty and work to stop the transition to a totalitarian singularity. It is is even more “despotic” than Orwell could ever imagine.

Fear mongering is a way to keep you enslaved and easier to control. It’s time to take a stand and choose a side. If you don’t, you are willing to give up your liberty, roll over to a tyrannical government and to be herded like cattle, having no say in your future. It’s happening folks and you just have to look at history to see that it has happened before in other countries. It started with the things we see going on in our country today. You can ignore it, not use your common sense and cower in the corner from fear or start standing up for freedom.

I personally believe our country is still worth fighting for — one that is for the people and by t he people. I had nothing to do with the battle lines that have been drawn but they are there and we do have to choose sides.

United we stand, divided we fall. Educate yourself, don’t listen to the main stream media’s propaganda and think logically. More important, pray like you have never done before. Stand up for your freedom or I promise you, it will be gone. Evil succeeds when good men stand idly by and do nothing. 

The narrative they are feeding you does not make sense and depending on which side they are on, the law only applies to the other side, not them. When we say no more? Will you wait until your rights and freedoms are gone.

Each of us has office to uphold, as one of God’s children and as a patriot. Take the oath and mean it: I do solemnly affirm that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God”.

One nation under God. Remember those freedoms Saturday as you celebrate America’s birthday, but don’t forget it on every day either. 

VICTORIA SIMMONS Is a columnist, author, motivational speaker, minister and publisher of The Georgia Post/Byron Buzz. Contact her at: vsimmons54@gmail.com 

About vsimmons54

Veteran journalist of 40 years. Editor, Motivational Speaker, Ordained Minister, CEO of A Light in the Darkness Ministries, Copy Editor, Copywriting, Event Planner, Lensclusive Photography, Babbling Brook Consulting and Design, event planner and author. I love to write and speak and I love Jesus. I also do copy writing and editing. Recently co-authored Vanished Towns Revisited.
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