By Chris Rossini
Were we to live in a free society, grounded in property rights, voluntary interactions and peace, it would be very easy to proclaim the ideas of Liberty. Anyone could do it. There would be very little fear of ridicule, and you'd basically be "preaching to the choir."
However, the dynamic changes when freedom is eroded, when property rights are tossed aside, and government force is embraced at every turn. During such times, proclaiming the ideas of Liberty becomes an act of courage. Only the few are willing to do it, and ridicule from others is virtually guaranteed.
Today we find ourselves living in the second scenario. The free society developed by our ancestors has yielded to the ideas of Empire. The slide downward was gradual at first, and then picked up speed over the last century. During the last fifteen years, the slide has become evermore precipitous.
As the inevitable cliff approaches, there appears to be no shortage of authoritarian maestros, who are all jockeying to lead the way. There is the white knight, who claims that his smarts and his iron fist will "make America great again," and there's the devout believer in Socialism, who claims that if you desire something, it is your "right" to have government provide it for you.
The ideas of Liberty never cross their lips, and never cross their followers' minds. The idea inscribed on the famous Liberty Bell to "Proclaim liberty throughout all the land, unto all the inhabitants thereof" has been tossed into the dustbin.
Now, more than ever, is the time for the few to proclaim the ideas of Liberty with passion. If the ideas of freedom intrigue you, then your first order of business is to understand exactly what they mean. Fortunately, with the Internet, it has never been easier to learn. As a matter of fact, there is more that you'll have to unlearn.
Liberty is simple. So simple that all of us can adhere to it.
If you've already become knowledgable and proficient in understanding the ideas of freedom, then the world needs you to SPEAK as much as you can. Silence is surrender. The knowledge that you've gained cannot remain between your ears.
It is always the few who change the direction of history.
The only question is: "Will we?"