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Saturday, August 8, 2009

Bumper Sticker

I saw a great bumper sticker today:

"Stay free. Govern yourself."

Well said.

It got me thinking about self-government and its relationship to external government. The amount of external government a people need is directly related to the amount of self-government that same people possess. And its a double-edge sword. The more external government imposed on a people, the less their need to govern themselves, and therefore a dependency is created by which more and more external control is needed. Freedom is awarded to and kept by those who have learned to govern themselves.

Think about it.

If we would govern our own finances, we wouldn't have need for government bailouts.
If we would govern our own bodies, we wouldn't have need for government welfare to support our illegitimate children.
If we took more responsibility for our own lives and futures, there'd be a lot fewer laws on the books.

Our country is headed in the wrong direction on this spectrum. So "stay free, govern yourself." And help others learn to do the same.