“What if democratic voting isn’t the key to securing freedoms at all? More pointedly, if it is, why have Americans lost their freedoms at an increasing rate since we inaugurated our full fledged democracy around the turn of the 20th century?” Orrin Woodward states in his article, The American Constituation – A Republic if you can keep it.
2012 is a year of new beginnings for some with hope and possibilities for many. But very few Americans recognize or even acknowledge the reality of their free country. While many are excited about a fresh new start, millions are facing fear and desperation and hanging on to only thin threads of hope.
About 6 months ago, the-life-business founder George Guzzardo gave a talk discussing a well known self-destructive cycle of democratic behavior. The cycle identifies eight stages of a process which demonstrates exactly how history tends to repeat itself. These stages are attributed to Alexander Tytler:
- From bondage to spiritual faith;
- From spiritual faith to great courage;
- From courage to liberty;
- From liberty to abundance;
- From abundance to complacency;
- From complacency to apathy;
- From apathy to dependence;
- From dependence back into bondage.
America 2012 finds itself in the seventh stage, from apathy to dependence.
America’s founding fathers were all men of great spiritual faith who had escaped political and religious bondage in Europe. It was that faith that drove them and gave them the courage to seek a new land of freedom and individual liberty, where they could design and build a nation where all men were created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, chief among them the right to Life itself, individual Liberty and the right to individually define and pursue (earn) Happiness. It was individual freedom and liberty that gave every American the right and the motivation to create the most productive, prosperous and abundant nation ever known to man. And it is the earned abundance that would lead the wealthiest nation on earth into a state of complacency. Extended periods of peace and prosperity have resulted in American complacency and today, generations who no longer understand the foundations of our abundance, what it took to achieve it and what it takes to conserve or preserve it for future generations, are on the verge of losing it all.
Apathy is defined as an absence or suppression of passion, emotion, or excitement; lack of interest in or concern for things that others find moving or exciting. Orrin Woodward states “With taxes increasing yearly, government regulations increasing monthly, the money supply increasing weekly, government bureaucracy increasing daily, government power increasing hourly, our national debt increasing by the minute and our freedoms waning by the second…” we are headed down a long dark slippery slope.
A short one hundred years ago, when our nation was building the infrastructure of the greatest nation on earth, our federal government and its budget was but a mere insignificant fraction of our country’s productivity and nobody was dependent upon the federal government for their personal well-being. Every man, woman and child was free to define and pursue (earn) their own destiny and no American looked to the federal government as their personal nanny. Today, an increasing number of Americans are now dependent upon the federal government for their happiness. “If given the choice, the majority of people will choose handouts rather than work” Orrin Woodward. Every national election is about what our federal government can do for us personally, not what we are able to do for ourselves as a result of individual freedom and liberty.
“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves”. Abraham Lincoln
United upon founding principles, we have stood as the world’s beacon of individual freedom and liberty for more than 230 years. But divided as we are today, the nation is collapsing. Though we are at war with many international enemies, no threat is greater than the threat posed from within.
The more I study history and learn from the-life-business founders, specifically Orrin Woodward and George Guzzardo, the more I recognize histories repeating trends. As Oliver DeMille states in his recent CD titled Freedom Matters, “I believe God created me to restore freedom back into this country. And I am not the only one.” I encourage anyone who wants to play their part in restoring America’s freedom to study the-life-business information. I believe God gave us this blessing to have a vehicle of reaching millions through truthful information and it may be this country’s only saving grace. Will you join us in the fight?