FREEDOM, COMPLIANCE AND PRECOGNITION
By Michael LeMieux
November 8, 2010
The United States has been known, in both story and song, as the “Land of the Free.” But it seems that year after year we become less free and more controlled. Today we are managed from cradle to grave by city, county, state, and federal statutes. We were even told this year, by our city attorney, that the zoning laws in our city supersede city statute and that if our home zoning code does not specifically permit you to have or do something, then it is, by their definition, illegal and they can fine or confiscate property.
Things like this are happening across the United States at every level of government. When Ed Schultz petitioned the federal government to show the American people which law makes the average private sector worker liable for income tax, they would not do it. There response was “we will show them by enforcement.”
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines freedom as: “The quality or state of being free a: the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action.”