McManigal: No reason to fear liberty
October 25, 2016
Real liberty can be scary. It feels safer to hand your responsibilities to someone else.
Don’t educate your children; hand them over to be schooled instead. Don’t protect yourself and your property; live as a distracted lamb and let the police protect you. Don’t watch yourself and your surroundings as you drive; depend on checkpoints, traffic signs, signals, and laws to catch all the dangerous people so you can drive around in a daze.
Don’t think for yourself or observe the world and come to difficult conclusions; let the authorities tell you what they want you to know, and how you should feel about the information you are fed.
Feel better yet?
Few people realize this is how they are living. They believe anyone pointing this out is being outrageous or extreme.
But you can do it. There’s no reason to be scared. You can live in liberty while respecting the liberty of those around you.
All the supposed protections and services you believe you are getting by handing over your rights, property, and responsibilities are inferior to those you could provide for yourself.
Often, the results are the opposite of what you are told you are getting for the tax money and compliance, anyway. You can do better, or find better providers, on your own.
Observe what goes on and draw your own conclusions. Humans have been doing so with varying degrees of success for a long time.
Be willing to let go of bad ideas and false beliefs — especially the ones with real-world bad consequences — and accept the truth even when it upsets you. You will be fine. At least as fine as you would have been if you continued on your previous path of dependency.
There are never any guarantees, either way.
Even if you don’t want the responsibility for your own life, no one will force you to give up your comfort. They can’t force you to be free, nor can you continue to force them to be your slave. Live and let live, in mutual consent.
If you have trouble there are people who will lend a helping hand. Surround yourself with good people who understand liberty.
The aggressors and thieves support one another against the outside threat of liberty to their gangs’ activities; how much more helpful do you think those who actually support each other against the bad guys can afford to be?
Don’t be scared. Take the first step now.
Farwell’s Kent McManigal champions liberty. Contact him at: