A Message to individuals seeking Freedom

"I guard my treasures: my thought, my will, my freedom. And the greatest of these is freedom." - Ayn Rand

In the area of freedom, there are basically two types of people: those who are for freedom, and those who are against freedom. Those who are against freedom typically masquerade as "government", or are involved in similar coercive occupations.

The reason is quite simply because the less freedom you have, the more they profit. Think about it, the more "laws", "regulations", "taxes", "duties", "levies", etc., etc., they have, the more they can profit, and when you allow yourself to be enslaved by "complying" with them, the less freedom you have - and with no potential benefit whatsoever to yourself.

Here are four of the many ways to peacefully and legitimately achieve freedom (or more freedom). I advocate the last one (#4), because it results in you being able to enjoy almost complete freedom right now(!), but you may find it useful to compare it with others:

  1. Convince those who "write the laws", to "change" or "repeal" "them". To do this you would have to deal with bureaucrats who generally have no interest in your ideas. You could spend endless hours preparing bills, requests, demands, etc. - and no matter how convincing they are - the bureaucrats only have to take their "representative vote" of "reject" on the matter, and you lose. They don't benefit from reducing the "taxes" on you or your business; or from ending their monopolies; or eliminating "taxes" which pay for "government" programs which hire their friends and family. Those "in government" do not benefit from keeping their "government" the same size or by eliminating themselves - they benefit from making their "systems" bigger (more exploitive, oppressive, and misleading)! Such attempts are almost always futile. Besides, even if you are successful, they can rewrite their pretended "laws" at any time. (However, variations of this which have proven to be significantly effective, are strikes and demonstrations.)

  2. "Vote" for the Libertarian Party - or the equivalent "in" other "countries". Or if no such party exists, then create it, and encourage everyone to "vote" for it. However, for the Libertarian Party to win, a massive, comprehensive educational campaign would be required - and it's unlikely that they'll ever have the resources to do this - unless they receive some major financial backing. Some people (grateful slaves?) are scared of freedom. So long as most people want as many "benefits" as they can be bribed into "voting" for, there is no probability of the Libertarian Party winning. Even if the Libertarian Party wins, then they can only grant you as much freedom as they are able to, from within the limits of the same misleading "government" system which brought about the oppression and exploitation. Then there is also no guarantee that they will win the next time around, so the previous tyrants may be re-"elected" for the following term. Either way, there is only ever the hope of freedom some time in the distant future with this method.

    "Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs, and hugging the delusive phantom of Hope, until our enemies have bound us hand and foot?" - Patrick Henry

    Whilst writing about the American political system, Frederick Mann (author of the many Reports) commented that most American political "elections" are rigged. He strongly recommends that you read Votescam: The Stealing of America by James M. Collier and Kenneth F. Collier (Victoria House Press, NY; 1993). In most American political "elections" there isn't necessarily any correlation between the reported "vote counts" and the actual "votes". The "government" bureaucrats in control can press a few buttons, make "vote-counting" computers break down at strategic times, and in many cases make the "votes" come out as they want.

    I wouldn't be surprised if the "elections" of every "country" are corrupt, at least in some way. If you can recognise the absurd lengths they go to, to get people believing in their "systems", then how they tell people who they can "vote" for, and some of them saying how they must "vote", then maybe it isn't a much bigger step to recognise that the whole thing is and always has been a hoax and fraud from the outset. They do as they wish, and get away with it so easily, and they pay themselves for it out of your pocket ("taxes") too!

  3. Apply Trial by Jury, as it was originally intended to be used, to progressively nullify all oppressive and unjust "laws" - or at least in the particular cases where jury-nullification is exercised. Join FIJA - an organisation intended to educate people about doing this. Create a FIJA-type organisation "in" your "country", if one doesn't already exist.

    One problem with this is that it requires a large educational campaign, to make sure that at least one of the jurors in each case is sufficiently informed on the matter (since the corrupt "judges" don't inform jurors about this), and whom is also willing to assert him/herself and stand up for the rights of others (since the corrupt "judges" will try to stop them). Another problem is that the jurors are typically selected by "government" bureaucrats from their "good citizens" lists, then the "court" personnel scrutinise each juror - selecting only those who don't appear to know much about "law", "courts", "juries", etc.; so they are easily misled and ordered around by the "judges". They especially like jurors who won't feel guilty about "convicting" someone who's really innocent, but the "judge" says (s)he's "guilty" because (s)he supposedly "violated" a "law". The terrocrats "in" some "countries" are willing to do almost anything to keep their "systems" in place - so if a juror uses jury-nullification, the terrocrat "judge" could do something simple like call a "mistrial", or charge the juror with "contempt of court", or whatever else they can get away with. Or, even simpler, they can simply not "allow" trials by jury in the first place - as mentioned earlier.

  4. Shift from being a "subject" or "citizen", to being a Sovereign Individual - most of this shift occurs in your own mind! Freedom isn't something you can be given, it's what you seize! You are free and sovereign by nature! Unlike the first three options, you don't have to educate or change anyone or anything but yourself. Stop believing in all the terrocrat "systems", their pretended "laws", etc.; discover that all coercive political "systems" (not just "voting") are frauds and hoaxes, and withdraw your support from them, both mentally and physically (financially). Think and live free right now by learning about and applying Freedom Technology. You always have the option to stop "complying" - you owe it yourself.

Of course there's a great deal more to all of this, but before I refer you to some of the details, here are some words of wisdom, especially for those who are trying to change or fight the (pretended) "system":

Albert Einstein is reported to have observed on many occasions: "You can NOT solve a problem with the same kind of thinking that has created the problem."

"All efforts to cure a disease without removing the cause, will always be inadequate." - Lysander Spooner, 1846

[What if the problems and diseases are primarily the contents of individual human minds?]

"Political activity alone cannot make a man free." - Booker T. Washington

"What counts alone is the innovator, the dissenter, the harbinger of things unheard of, the man who rejects the traditional standards and aims at substituting new values and ideas for old ones." - Ludwig von Mises

"The thought of how far the human race would have advanced without government simply staggers the imagination." - Doug Casey, 1979

"If we look at the black record of mass murder, exploitation, and tyranny levied on society by governments over the ages, we need not be loath to abandon the Leviathan State and ... try freedom." - Murray Rothbard, For a New Liberty.

"Stop fighting tyranny and start building freedom." - A. J. Galambos

"The [one] who knows what freedom is will find a way to be free" - Robert LeFevre

Well, you've almost found many ways to be as free as you want right now! If you wish to learn more about the many issues discussed or alluded to in all of this booklet, then explore the rest of the Personal Empowerment Resources Web-Site, starting with the Main Page (HOME), where you'll find a wealth of material on a large range of topics -- which I believe you'll find very useful.

Or, if you'd prefer to go directly to reading more about some of the points mentioned above in this last item, then skip to Report #01: Introductory Freedom Guide.

"Those who walk on the well-trodden path always throw stones at those who are showing the new road." - Voltaire


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