Elements Of Human Freedom: The Double Sided Sword

Freedom is the single greatest blessing on any society, yet Freedom is a double sided sword. God created man a free and happy soul. Freedom is in our spirit and part of our nature. We were made to live free by the design of the Creator. When freedom is used to violate the rights of others, the desire for government starts to take hold on a society. People want a province wide or country wide collective body to tell everybody what they can’t do. What people usually do at this point is appoint a “Leader or Chief” from among the people. Soon a system is established to protect and promote the rights of all peoples of the territory. This means that the ones, who take part in the new government, have the right to limit freedom for all of the other people complete with penalties for non compliance.

It takes a firm liberal education to come to the conclusion that man should be controlled. What I mean to say is that you must be taught something unnatural and contrary to your natural and rational programming to come to a belief that men are better off as slaves. This is a short list of necessary Freedoms. First Element: Freedom from Oppression: Men are never better off as slaves, not a slave to Government Taxes, or a slave to the Government itself, Yet Mature Free Enterprise Societies always move towards slavery as there government attempts to protect itself from its own constituents. This tendency is as natural for any governing body as Freedom is to the individual. Therefore the two are eventually at odds with each other. This is why Government must be kept under control, because it will oppress the populous just as fast as it things it can get away with it.

Second Element: Freedom from Fear: Every Positive has a negative, and every negative has a positive. This fact is true in all sciences and so it is with freedom. Raw freedom is always the best way for a person to create opportunities and build his or her life. Yet there are always troubles with raw open freedom. Although men need freedom they also need limits. These limits are given by God from our birth through our conscience. Freedom without limits creates fear. Fear is oppressive not free. Ever spent time around a person with an explosive temper? Who knows what will set them off? That is what oppression feels like. This feeling is rather like walking on thin paper trying not to wrinkle it. Or like trying to figure out a complex puzzle knowing there is a deadline and a penalty. Man cannot be happy or free under such circumstances.

Let us go back for a moment to a time and place where there was no government. A time when men were just learning to trade, stay in one place and stay in multiple family groups. This would be a society ruled by the law in the heart. This is a society that may live in full freedom. However, Problems begin when the law of the heart is not followed, and intentionally deviated from by “unscrupulous Fellows”. The second problem is that when these “unscrupulous Fellows” break the laws in their heart there is no written penalty for the breaking of the same. Here is where the negative of the positive is felt. The most enjoyable raw freedom that allows one to operate without the interference of the Government also allows your neighbor to come on to your property at night to take your things. When you have and enjoy raw freedom so does he.

That’s right, any time the Government does anything, the action taken takes rights directly away from the people and does so with the money of the people. Civilized Society needs the “unscrupulous Fellows” to know that they cannot do anything they want. All civilized societies need a set of behavioral limits; in fact these same behavioral limits are what make any society civilized. There must be a penalty for wrong doing. This fact makes government a necessary evil. A government once formed begins to change and morph and obtains an insatiable Desire for more power. Anyone who enters the fold of power and public money, will be intoxicated by this Desire and do their part to fill the wishes of said desire by the gathering and maintaining of Government freedoms at the expense of the public freedoms.