There was a time in the not so recent past when I had a lot of angst. I wrote about the need for personal independence and the protection of individual rights under what I perceived as big government and tyranny. It may surprise you to learn that those thoughts have not changed and if anything, have accelerated in light of our current divisive political climate.
Today I feel I can no longer remain quiet. This week is Independence Day in the United States and I for one, am fearful of what we may become. I am full of angst.
Let me explain.
Since I began blogging in 2010, I have championed our right to freedom, free speech, and independence from cruel, unreasonable, or arbitrary use of power or control. That is, by the way, the definition of tyranny. In support of that, I have done my best to stay focused on what we as individuals can do on our own to become self-reliant and prepared for the uncertain times that we face.
There have been the expected bumps along the way, including a change in my perspective on certain aspects of prepping that no longer seem relevant. Likewise, there have been the ebbs and tides of the risks inherent in my personal situation.
All that being said, one risk I have personally prepared for is the dismantling of one of the basic tenants upon which our nation was formed, namely the Declaration of Independence. That brings me around to Independence Day and the 4th of July.
I have shared Independence Day sentiments in the past and quite honestly, nothing much has changed since my first Independence Day article in 2011. The bag of woes we face as a nation still weighs a ton with the only difference being the contents of that bag.