|The words below have numerous dictionary definitions, but I’ve chosen those I’d appreciate readers discussing and comparing, please.|
1. exempt from external authority, interference, restriction, etc., as a person or one’s will, thought, choice, action, etc.; independent; unrestricted.
1. control, government, or dominion: under the rule of a dictator.
2. a principle or regulation governing conduct, action, procedure, arrangement, etc.
Governed: 1. to rule over by right of authority: to govern a nation.
|1.||acting to control, suppress, or restrain|
|2.||subjecting people, a society, etc, to a state of subjugation|
Controlled: 1) to exercise restraint or direction over; dominate; command.
1. a person exercising absolute power, especially a ruler who has absolute, unrestricted control in a government without hereditary succession.
2. (in ancient Rome) a person invested with supreme authority during a crisis, the regular magistracy being subordinated to him until the crisis was met.
We have been taught we are free. I agree we have always had a certain degree of freedom. We don’t have total freedom and never have had total freedom. The experts like to say that total freedom is chaotic anarchy. Bear in mind the experts say a LOT OF THINGS THAT ARE NOT TRUE.
Some of us want as much total freedom as it is possible to have. I believe all of us want a few laws that help prevent chaos and total anarchy, such as laws against murder, child molestation, rape, theft, etc.
Do you believe we really do need 3000 pounds of federal laws, goodness knows how many state laws, county laws and city ordinances? Are we THAT un-evolved? Have we really progressed in our evolution so much more slowly than have 4 legged animals who can take care of themselves in the absence of humans. Are we, or are we not, more capable of taking care of ourselves since we are blessed with both thumbs and brains that can reason? Do we sincerely NEED “government” in order to survive as a species? Or, do we simply have governments that have run amok, become self indulged and careless? If we do NOT need government, especially when it is corrupt and reckless, why do we continue to maintain one in high style while we can barely afford to put food on our own tables while putting lobster in the mouths of those who work for us and who write laws for us to OBEY, BUT THAT THEY SEEM TO BE EXEMPT FROM?
Many people who post online cite the enemy of America as “big business”, “corporations”, “lobbyists”, or “bankers” – and in doing so they are dividing us because we don’t all agree with every one of those groups. Why is it so difficult for so many erstwhile intelligent people to understand that NONE of these entities is a danger to Americans WITHOUT OUR GOVERNMENT’S BLESSINGS allowing them to do what they do? We have, in my view, FAR more government than we need. We have a government that is strangling us, and it seems not to notice OR care. We chastise and punish those who are producing while at the same time coddling criminals, corrupt elected officials, and other people who only drain society without doing a single thing positive for our people and our nation. What is WRONG with us? SOMETHING CERTAINLY IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE WHO PUT UP WITH THAT!!!
I see us as once having a once representative government that no longer represents us.
I see us as once having a proud and productive government that no longer produces anything but pain and anger and absolute corruption.
I see us as citizens who once took pride in our accomplishments and were rewarded by praise and thanksgiving – but who are now denigrated, chastised and hated by those who are jealous and by the politicians who can benefit by denigrating them.
I see the USA as a grand, amazing, fantastic land that has “citizens” who no longer deserve such a grand nation and as a result have destroyed it, and politicians who no longer serve it, but who use it essentially the same ways they use prostitutes – solely for their own sick pleasures.
Our government tries and imprisons soldiers who desert their duties. Why cannot we citizens imprison our government when it deserts us whom it supposedly represents?