Live Free Or Die In The Show-Me State


This giant billboard was posted along I-70 in Lafayette County, Missouri. If you can’t quite make it out, it displays this message: “A Citizens Guide to Revolution of a corrupt government.”

It then displays the following list of actions:

1. Starve the Beast.
2. Vote out incumbents.
3. If steps, 1 & 2 fail?

Prepare for War –Live Free or Die

That billboard replaced a previous one:


According to Think Progress: “It’s unclear who the owner of the billboard is, but the first one was the work of a ‘Missouri businessman.'”

Radical?

Maybe, maybe.

And yet in any society — and perhaps America most especially — you can restrict freedom only so much before people will naturally revolt, as people naturally should.

Freedom is not “granted” by bureaucrats. Freedom is a birthright — to every single human being.

4 Comments

  • Redmond

    April 11, 2010

    Wow this is getting serious
    Here is a great quote from Jefferson.
    “Does the government fear us? Or do we fear the government? When the people fear the government, tyranny has found victory. The federal government is our servant, not our master!” THOMAS JEFFERSON
    I was wondering – his many of you have read the enemy belligerent act?
    Which American citizen will be the first one snatched off the street if it passes?

  • Ray

    April 11, 2010

    Enemy Belligerent Act?

    Not I, said the fly.

  • Taxpayer

    April 12, 2010

    I was sitting in the bar sipping a Tanqueray and tonic (Ray pours a good drink) and chatting with a nice young fellow who aspired to teach. In spite of the liberal inclinations of the education system, this guy realized on his own that liberalism was not the road to prosperity and freedom. It was reassuring to find one able to overcome all that ideological indoctrination on his own.

    However, when I asked if someone making six figures was wealthy, he said “yes!” I explained how someone of common stock could work their whole lives, finally moving into that income bracket in their fifties, and not be wealthy. In other words, a political elite whining about “tax breaks for the rich” from the entry of their private jet on their way to one of their mansions to vacation and sail on their yacht need a wheelbarrow to roll their balls onto the plane when they base “rich” on the notion of income.

    Perhaps a better measure is this: take away a politician’s income, and ask “what will they need to give up?” Answer: nothing, except maybe “More.” Now, that’s wealth. Take away that fifty-something’s six figures, and what do they give up? Answer: their home, their savings, their ability to pay for their own doctor, their ability to have a steak once in a while. So, do you really think income a fair basis to define “rich” or “the wealthy?”

    Another example: student works hard for 12-15 years, incurring enormous debt to become a medical doctor. With a sea bag full of clothes (and nothing else), he gets a job making $250k. Is he wealthy? If you say yes, please share the kool-aid, I need a good high.

    I paid more federal taxes last year than my young friend made in income. Am I wealthy? What happens if I lose my job? I’ll have to search for another, sell my home, cut back on eating out, give up the occasional Tanqueray and tonic, etc. You want to talk about fair, let’s have a clear definition of “wealthy”, and I guarantee you that 100% of politicians qualify. We should provide an extra perk to them: wheelbarrows for their egos and balls.

    In case you haven’t guessed, Redmond’s link to an article equating capitalism to crony capitalism hit me hard, so I can honestly assume the moniker “Taxpayer” whether I like it or not.

    I also have some friends that voted for (ug, hurl) Obama. Boy, are they pissed off. They still hate Bush with a passion, but they feel like idiots for buying that lying sack of shit’s propaganda. The more I talked to them, the more optimistic I got. Liberalism’s true agenda is now plain for all to see: tax, spend, lie, rob freedom, shred the Constitution, shred the state Constitution, lie about it, denigrate all who disagree, ignore the facts of what caused our economic problems, ignore the facts about global warming, lie some more, spew hate while demanding respect, lie again, justify discrimination on the basis of accusations of prejudice in the absence of evidence, a hint of honesty (“I don’t care about the Constitution”), and fall back on accusations of racism when you can’t win the argument on substance.

    It was one of these friends that brought up the idea that “we’re animals, and when backed into a corner we will fight.” Hmm, sounds like “live free or die” to me… and this from one who voted for (more hurl) Obama.

    How many others have learned that lesson, I wonder.

  • E.A. Blair

    April 14, 2010

    Hello Taxpayer

    Were you once known as “capitalist”? If you were referring to article I think you are, the point wasn’t that capitalism = crony capitalism, it was that the good ole USA is a corporatist state, and has been for quite a long time.

    Calling itself capitalist is a nice dodge – a famous Austrian once called his corporatist(aka national socialist) state capitalist as well.

    Speaking of drinking the cool-aid, I think you’ll enjoy this post!

    http://wittenburgchurchdoor.wordpress.com/2010/03/23/rebuttal-to-bbf/

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