Freedom begins in the home
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Freedom begins in the homeBy Don Harkins 06/11/03
Our entire nation, from sea to shining sea, is dotted with people who feel like aliens in the land of their birth. We show our friends and family how they are being taxed and regulated into slavery; how our people are being maimed, killed and betrayed by government at every turn only to be viewed as crazy, or worse, a threat to national security. Many of us have become so scarred by the battles with family, with friends, with government agencies, with the court system and police that we view the only hope for our country is for a total collapse. But what if it never happens? What if this totalitarian, boil-the-frog-slowly nonsense continues forever?
It is more intelligent to prepare for a future as if we have one, than to carry our hopeless baggage around with us like some perverse badge of rebelliousness.
Until the Free State Project came along, there was no plan to change our world for the better except to hope that the death and misery of social collapse would somehow allow freedom to be reborn. It took the optimism of a young man named Jason Sorens to state the obvious: If you rebuild it they will come.
So, the scattered remnant must stop telling people how horrible slavery is and prove how marvelous freedom can be. To accomplish this task, they must move into an area and apply their freedom principles to the real world and lead the nation back to freedom by example.
The remnant's mission is to rebuild our nation and reteach our countrymen what it's like to be free. Freedom will take root in our homes and in our communities and, even in the rockiest of soil, if it's viable, will spread like morning glories.
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