Liberty Is Spelled F-r-e-e-d-o-m by Robert Socha
“If the Son, therefore, shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.” John 8:36
The resonating song of Liberty, intensely burning in the souls of men, ignites the passion for standing up and letting those holding elected positions hear our voices. The neverending draconianism has crescendoed into massive public displays of discontent. From England to Australia, the people are reminding those who hold power-wielding offices that the usurpation of their liberties must immediately end.
“Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other men, but a right that belongs to us by the laws of God and nature.” Benjamin Franklin
I write this morning to stir the song of Freedom in our souls and remind us that governments are instituted among men to secure our rights, not impose them. Any government that abuses this power deserves the harshest rebuke and robust chains to bring it back into submission.
One of the most egregious violations of our autonomy is the inhumane, neverending mask mandates. These rules are bent on subjugating the populace, not health or wellness. “At least 47 published scientific papers confirm that face masks are utterly useless at preventing Wuhan coronavirus infection and spread, while another 32 point out specific health damage caused by wearing a mask.” (1)
Having just returned from an international trip, where every traveler must prove a negative test before entering the airport terminal (a flagrant violation of human dignity), even the attendants who are required to enforce this irrational behavior lambast the idiocy. Yet every traveler, myself included, complied lest our journey be canceled and liberties curtailed because of overzealous, reactionary enforcement and the threat of losing Liberty.
I have questioned the efficacy of stopping a pebble going through a chain-link fence with parchment from the beginning of their suggested worldwide use. Still, those who implement the madness double-down on the mandate instead of humbly rescinding the facial obfuscation orders.
We must all fight these dictatorial restrictions as best we can because, unfortunately, the government’s abuse of power has morphed into more severe subjugation. Mengele himself could not have dreamed how successful their drumbeat would be to have a skin-piercing device inject an unproven liquid into the body’s bloodstream. In addition, the conformity requirements have become so severe that many countries have eradicated personal autonomy through a new passport system.
And the people are insulted, maligned, and castigated when they rise up against this madness.
The irrational measures have even given some governments authority to create a new criminal class and the wherewithal to prosecute. For example, the country I recently visited had police manned roadblocks regularly strewn on the highways to ensure the people’s compliance to a nationwide lockdown (although tourists could freely traverse the land). This behavior has manifest itself in western countries, too, albeit not so straightforward as a roadblock but just as severe.
Officials publicly threaten the people, suggesting forced inoculations. Furthermore, the everchanging corona landscape provides no comfort or rest, keeping the people in a constant state of agitation. And those brave enough to speak out questioning the narrative are censored, de-platformed, demonetized, and maligned. The free public debate upon the world’s response to corona must be allowed to vigorously stir the hearts of men to discern the truth, not simply submit to the most propagated measures.
Benjamin Franklin gave a great encouragement to persevere: “When you get into a tight place, and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. Where you’re down to nothing, God is up to something. The faithful see the invisible, believe the incredible, and then receive the impossible.” (2)
Don’t stop vigilantly churning the song of Freedom. All God’s children yearn for her ways.
“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
I echo Franklin’s conclusion, “Where Liberty dwells, there is my country.”
About the Author
Robert Socha, BIO Robert Socha (so-ha), was born in southern California. He served 5 years 3 months active duty in the United States Air Force; honorably. After his service he took an Associate’s Degree in Practical Theology, where, through his studies, developed a deep love of God and Country and sincere appreciation of the value of Liberty. Robert and his beloved wife of 21-plus years are raising 4 beautiful Texan children. They moved to Hillsdale, Michigan, in 2013, to put their children in Hillsdale Academy. Robert is a sales professional. He and his wife consider Michigan a hidden gem, and absolutely love this city and state (current political environment notwithstanding) they’ve adopted.