Excerpt from the Book
This book is about liberty.
What are the liberty-limiting factors and beliefs that converge
and contribute to the building and maintenance of the institutional structures (boxes or prisons) we each may find ourselves
What kind of mindset must we develop to empower ourselves to
live a fulfilling life free from the institutional forces working
together to break our spirit, destroy our dreams, and that leave
us unwittingly resigned to live out our existence on earth within
the boundaries set by other people and/or the institutions they
seem to revere?
As we have always valued the ideas and honor of those stalwart
souls who managed to walk straight paths unencumbered by the
popular, but false, beliefs of their day and age, we also find joy
in seeking out those ideas that are capable of withstanding intellectual
scrutiny and that can be validated by reason.
Do truly sound ideas require those entertaining them to sever
their minds from their bodies? Or, is it the other way around
whereby, in actuality, it is the unsound ideas that require the
intellectual decapitation of their victims?
We will share those exploratory questions we’ve asked in our
quest for liberty with the hope of motivating others to continue
Who can provide a convincing counter argument to the claim
that most grief and human suffering, individually or collectively,
have been the result of man not seeking and/or ignoring
natural law in preference for an inferior, man-conceived, unjust,
unequally applied, ever-changing, irresponsible, liberty-limiting,
and centralized form of governance embracing political
law, favors, graft, and corruption?
Is not the remedy to the human grief, suffering, and exploitation
we see around us ultimately manifested in the abandonment of
our dependency and subservience to an inferior, man-conceived
form of governance?
Is not a form of governance whereby we voluntarily and individually
adopt and embrace a more natural, superior, and liberating
form of governance, in harmony with the laws of nature,
a more humane and just societal existence?
Is not a form of governance that recognizes, in theory and practice,
the equality of mankind, with each individual being
granted autonomous freewill to be exercised within the framework
of the golden rule, a much more superior form of governance?
Is not a form of governance that honors true equality also one
that, quite naturally, expects individuals to be solely responsible
for the consequences of their own decisions and actions?
Is not a form of governance whereby each individual is responsible
for their own outcomes a much better form of governance
than what we’ve recently witnessed with financial bailout after
bailout of those who feel entitled to a free pass?
Can one honestly profess to believe in true equality while, at the
same time, promote the creation of taxpayer-subsidized social
safety nets for those who take risks and suffer losses?