To “live free” means to be able to fully control your own life and to avoid violence, or the threat of violence, by others. What you do and how you do it will almost always determine whether or not freedom will be yours. But YOU must take the responsibility for creating your own freedom.
No one, especially not the “government” will create freedom for you. The government controls your entire life based on the social security number they assign you at birth. If you don’t have this government identification number, the government will prevent you from going about your daily life. Of course, it is wrong for the government to do this. You should be able to enter into agreements with employers without government approval. You should be able to open a bank account, sign up for private classes, and get on a plane without government paperwork and permission.
There are evil people who would destroy your freedom. They want to control you so that you cannot become the free person that you want to be. In order to control you, they use the police forces to take away the liberty that you were born with. You must never underestimate the prowess or cruelty of these evil people. Evil people will seize your property, confiscate your money, destroy your virtue and spill your blood. Most people are not evil; most people try to create and not to destroy. However, evil people do exist and they are extremely dangerous. They are called government authority, leaders, or the elite.
Authority is the right to exercise power, which can be formalized by a state and exercised by way of the police, judges, appointed executives of government, or the ecclesiastical or priestly appointed representatives of a God or other deities. Authority, in the sense of “authorization”, can also mean the right to complete an action or execute an order.
In government, authority is often used interchangeably with power. However, their meanings differ: while power is the ability to order or accomplish a goal or to influence others, authority refers to a claim of legitimacy, the justification and right to exercise that power with force.
There is no authority on earth that can rightfully govern your life. Born to this world, you and you alone control your eyes, your ears, your tongue, your hands and your mind. All authority which claims to be able to dispose of you and your abilities is deceit.
You were born to this world so that you might have the free agency of life. Life is liberty. With liberty and faith in this world, you can learn and do anything. Anyone who tells you that you must yield your mind, your body, or your possessions to their authority is evil.
Government authority always places harsh demands on people by force. Government authority never asks for permission to control or destroy you.
There are also other powerful authorities in your everyday life. The schools and the news media are dramatically more dangerous, more profitable and more subtle. They teach you through distorted ideas that you are not capable or worthy of living free. these authorities teach that other people in the government can manage your life better than you can.
With a callous disregard for your worth, you are commanded on all sides to behave according to someone else’s ideas. The height of the danger can be seen in the extent to which these commands are commonly accepted by society as good. We know them as culture. You will find such subterfuge everywhere that you have value in your life. If something is valuable to you, you can be sure that someone, somewhere, wants to take it from you. While they all bear the same evil as the common thief, the methods of sophisticated culture are normally much, much more powerful.
You were born to this world with sovereignty over your mind and over your life. Your abilities to think, to feel, to learn and to love are your liberty. In you, these capacities are infinite. You have infinite worth. Government seeks to destroy your liberty. It seeks to be in authority over you. It does not want you to have liberty. Evil government seeks to destroy your mind so that it can use you as a puppet. Authority limits your ability to learn, to think, to feel, to love and to grow. This is why all authority is evil.
Authorities are specifically created by intelligent people to control you. Culture and violence are the two main tools that evil people use in order to accomplish this. Both tools destroy your basic freedom. Each of these arms of authority have weapons which are used to attack your liberty. The weapons of violence are theft, imprisonment, torture, rape and death. The weapons of culture are law and the control of speech.
Evil is implemented by police force into the lives of the people. Evil wants you to instantly obey its authority. It uses the weapon of violence on everyone who will not obey. It uses the weapon of culture to sustain whatever obedience it manages to achieve.
The authority principle controls the behavior of people who live under the rule of law. The authority principle shows that people obey anything and anyone that they believe is an authority. Though the who, the why and the what have changed in history, the behavior of complacent people is the same; they obey.
When people are taught that obedience is principle, they obey. When they are taught that the source of worth and knowledge is found in another person, rather than in themselves, they obey. This is the rule of law, and it teaches people that their will is subjective to the will of law and the judges who control the law. People obey authority in their lives either out of fear of violence, or because culture conditions them to accept obedience as proper and good. Authorities always use both of those tools to control. The most successful authorities do not have to use violence as often because of the strength of their cultures. Both culture and violence enforce authority.
People will obey government authority no matter what is asked of them. They obey because they have been lied to. They have been falsely taught that principle is found in law. Cultures with the most influential authorities are the most violent, and by definition, slaves to their governments. Anytime you are compelled to act in obedience to authority, you are being influenced by this principle. Evil uses the authority principle to condition people to obey without questioning what, why or whom they are obeying. Destroying your personal identity to gain power over you is the modus operandi of government evil.
It is most certainly not right that the government destroys your freedom and your life in this way.