The issue for me is simply this: I don't want to re-write the Constitution, or go to war with the powers that be, or move to another country, or take a county in Wyoming and make it ours and push out from there. I don't want to do anything. I want to work, make money, send my kids to college and die on my father's place. Between now and then I would like to walk the ground my Great Grandfather's Great Grandfather walked in Kentucky.
It doesn't seem like so much to ask for, unless you expect the freedom that will allow all of that.
Here are a few more things I don't want to do: I don't want to harness my daughter to a government loan that will enslave her to do as they say with that education; I don't want to use their light bulbs, or buy their cars, or worship Gaia instead of God, or submit to Fourth Amendment violations to fly in a plane, ride a train, or even get on the interstate. (by THEY, I mean Government Extremists)
The trouble is we are about two years away from stopping at TSA checkpoints on the interstate on ramp and showing our papers, explaining where we are going and why we want to go there. Perhaps they might want to separate us from our children and ask these questions separately...you know, just to keep us all safe.
We are about two years away from sitting in front of some TSA flunkie moved down to Obamacare Central because she couldn't keep from sniffing people's underwear at the airport and trying to explain why I think I merit an appendectomy given my age and likelihood of dying anyway. I don't want to get permission to get medical treatment I pay for so that others who don't pay for it can have their sex changed. I darn sure don't want to have to sit with my wife while she argues why she should get cancer treatment given her age and likelihood of dying anyway. (no, my wife does not have cancer and probably never will)
We are about two years away from having to get a menu from the state, that we take to our national grocer in order to have filled, by then grocery stores will have to have been nationalized to keep us safe from ourselves and becoming obese that would further tax the resources now scarcely available through the transformation of the health care system from one that could transplant hearts to save anyone's life no matter how dire it appeared, to one that cannot save anyone's life (because it would be a waste of resources on someone who might die anyway) but can treat everyone's boo boo, change their sex or provide abortion on demand.
To Continue...once we have the Gaia friendly ingredients which contain nothing harmful (or good) we can go home to our wind-powered home which is monitored and kept the right temperature by the power company who got subsidies to build their wind plant, so it is not too cold in the summer or too warm in the winter, but the right amount of electricity used to not be too big of a tax on the electric grid they forgot to fix while they were mandating the purchase of Government Motors Volts to be charged when everyone is trying to cool their homes and cook dinner. We might even have to wait until a slot opens up when we can use the oven, so as not to tax the grid, sometime around 11:00 pm.
We are about two years away from having to manually separate our garbage into appropriate bins and weigh them so that we do not exceed the capacity of the new ecologically-friendly landfill equipped with tarps and water to accelerate the decomposition process and that creates usable methane gas (a thing hated from cows, but loved from trash), but must be continually monitored so as not to over tax the size of the tarp or cause undue water use, or emit too much Co2 by using too many trucks to pick up the weighed and sorted garbage, or risk a fine for going over the limit, improper disposal of articles, unseparated garbage and unfiltered liquids. Fines imposed by the county and enforced by the sheriff.
We are about two years away from all of it, it is all trending this way.
Instead, I would rather choose my own food, throw away what I want to, use light bulbs that help me see, flush my toilet with the amount of water I think will do the job, build something on my property if I want it there, drive what sort of vehicle that seems to fit the lifestyle I have come to enjoy, drive where I want to, when I want to, get on a plane and fly where I want to, when I want to, send my daughter to college without watching her break down in tears when her dreams cannot be fulfilled because the government needs more teachers and not so many...whatever it is that she wants to do. (keep in mind that all of these things are limited by my ability to pay for them, which is the only reason I work as hard as I do and that might change in two years).
In short, I would rather be free than compliant. Is that so much to ask? It didn't used to be this way and that is why instead of drifting along until all this comes to pass I will take the steps necessary to prevent it, with my freedom if necessary and my life if necessary. And then, if it all comes to pass anyway and everyone left is resigned to it, I won't have to see that dead look in the eyes of everyone I love, who have been force-fed this hell by any Government Extremist.