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Month: January 2013

Progressivism Explained

Bill Collier- Under Progressivism the model of governance is based on a leadership philosophy that says “authority flows from the center and responsibility flows to the center.” Decisions are made at the central point and lower level authorities carry them out until the regulations and rules are given to the individual. This may involve a majority vote by the populace, but even then the choices given to the population are limited by the leaders at the core through clever messaging, political correctness, and efforts to demonize anyone who doesn’t buy the party line. Responsibility, on the other hand, goes from individuals who answer to the first outermost circle of petty officials and from them towards the next inner circle so that, ultimately, everyone is responsible to the central authority for their choices and actions. Why do the Progressive spend so much, tax so much, print so much paper currency, make so many laws, create so many swarms of officials and agencies, and have so many complicated regulations, while saying they are “for the People”? The answer is simple- their leadership philosophy leaves them with no alternative but to originate authority over everyone from the center and to make everyone responsible towards the center. They do not consider that they are making private people, private businesses, free associations of private people, and local communities all responsible to the government while...

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A New Common Sense- Start Local For Freedom

In 1776 Thomas Paine penned his booklet, “Common Sense”, which denied the validity of the “Divine right of kings”, urged Americans to pursue independence, proposed that American and British interests were divergent, and made the case for the Colonies’ inherent ability to be independent. Such a case must be made again, but this time we must deny the validity of progressive federalist doctrines, we must urge Americans to pursue true freedom (based on godliness, self-reliance, and true self-governance), we must show that the inherent interests of the Federal Power and the People in their communities are divergent, we must make the case for the inherent ability of people and communities to fend for themselves, and we must do so within a strong spiritual and ideational framework rooted in eternally valid but presently practicable truths and principles. In short, we need a NEW Common Sense for our generation, and that is what I propose to pen and distribute far and wide via the internet so as to inspire as many people as possible to think, and then act, differently about freedom and their relationship to the government. My proposal is to take the fight for freedom and engage and use local government as our best defense against encroachments by state and Federal governments. The impetus for this is not merely individual freedom but the preservation of our national union as...

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The Freedomist Pledge

I pledge myself, according to the framework of freedom, to work daily to proclaim freedom to others, to stand up whenever anyone’s freedom is called into question, and to do my level best as a free citizen to assert and defend the rights, persons, and property of my fellow citizens against all sources of danger, whatever their origin, by all reasonable and legitimate means, SO HELP ME GOD!

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