Renewing the American Spirit

Patriot Week begins on 9/11 and ends on 9/17 (the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution (Constitution Day)) and renews America’s spirit by celebrating the First Principles, Founding Fathers and other Patriots, vital documents and speeches, and flags that make America the greatest nation in world history. Many of current holidays have become overly commercialized or have lost their deeper meaning. We need to invigorate our appreciation and understanding of America’s spirit. This blog is dedicated to keeping the spirit of Patriot Week - and America - alive all year long.....

Thursday, December 15, 2011

"Liberty means responsibility. That's why most men dread it." George Bernard Shaw.

Shaws quote seems counter-intuitive - why would men and women fear liberty? Because then they are responsible - and accountable - for their actions.  It is much easy to lay back and have others tell you what to do - and if something goes wrong, you can always blame those in charge who made you do it.  Of course, this also breeds complacency, sloth, and mushy thinking - and that leads to dependency and paternalism, which in turn leads to tyranny.

Liberty is not meant to be easy, but it is the only way to enable all of us to reach our true potential and to enjoy our unalienable rights.

For more on liberty, visit Patriot Week and America's Survival Guide.

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