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By Kent McManigal
Local columnist 

Opinion: Let's adapt to something positive

 

August 5, 2020



Humans are adaptable. More so than any creature other than, possibly, cockroaches. It’s our greatest strength.

We have adapted to living almost everywhere on the planet and, soon, with the right technology — an adaptation we’ve created — off-planet, too.

We’ve adapted to a different diet than our ancestors ate. In some cases, we probably haven’t adapted well enough yet, and our health can suffer the consequences, but we’re getting there.

Not all adaptations are helpful. We have adapted to some things we should have resisted.

We’ve adapted to having our freedom and property rights trashed by the worst among us. Ironically, in the beginning they used the excuse of protecting our freedom and property rights as to why we should go along with what they were doing to us. They were lying.

We’ve adapted to the demand to hand our children over to the state to be indoctrinated during their most impressionable years. We are told this is for the purpose of educating them because we are incapable and too ignorant to educate them ourselves. If that’s true, it’s only because we were victims of the same indoctrination system in our youth. It’s time to break the cycle.

We’ve adapted to tax burdens far beyond the levels that caused our ancestors to violently throw a government out of the country. Some people have adapted so well they want taxes to be even higher.

We recently adapted to stifling conditions imposed by governments using the excuse of COVID-19. Whether or not the restrictions were necessary, or even helpful in the slightest, most of us complied and adapted. Probably more than was healthy.

As bad as these things are on their own, it’s more tragic to passively accept them. Most people have adapted so completely they don’t even notice and accept it as “just how it is done.” It doesn’t have to be.

To adapt to certain conditions isn’t anything to be proud of. You shouldn’t tolerate having your natural human rights violated by anyone under any circumstances, but most of us do to some extent.

You are expected to adapt to even more restrictions with each new year. It’s time to make a stand. If we lose this fight — if we don’t resist — our grandchildren won’t understand what they’ve lost.

Let’s adapt to some positive things for a change, such as a life of liberty, including real property rights. The future can be great. It’s up to us to make it so.

Farwell’s Kent McManigal champions liberty. Contact him at:

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