It has taken me quite some time to get the nerve to sit down and actually publish something on this blog of mine.
I tossed around ideas in my brain; mentally organizing them from best to worst, thinking of what exactly I wanted to get across in that particular post, and most of all, not sounding like a complete lunatic in the process. Fortunately, I finally came to the conclusion that all of the ideas can wait (at least for now).
Instead, I would like to attempt to establish the whole reason of why I think writing a blog about liberty is worth it in the first place.
So what is liberty?
Liberty, to me, is every individual’s birthright to interact with other individuals freely and without coercion to achieve goals and make advancements, so as they do not infringe on another individual’s right to do the same. This infringement could come in the form of force, violence, or intimidation.
The brilliant minds behind the Constitution of the United States understood liberty very well, and because of this, strictly limited the powers of the federal government while empowering the states and the people. This brings up a very important distinction; one that many simply misunderstand or flat-out just don’t know:
The Constitution does not give you liberties; instead it prohibits the government from infringing on the liberty of individuals that already exist.
That point cannot be stressed enough. When the government tells us that we have to give up our liberty in order to be protected, they are explicitly breaking their constitutional obligations – and get away with it! Why? Because we as a people have forgotten what it truly means to have individual liberty and have remained silent while our birthright is trampled day after day.
All that it takes to preserve the liberty of a people is a small and vocal minority that make the abuses known to all. It is only when no one speaks out that liberty is lost, and once that happens, it is nearly impossible to take back.
This is why I have decided to create this blog.