Freedom And Our Future… Or Loss Of It?

Freedom is becoming more and more crucial in today’s society. Looking back to our history gives us an idea of what to expect in the years to come without some action. As LIFE Founder Laurie Woodward says, “Lesson repeated until lesson learned”. We are at that crossroads today. We as a nation were at these same crossroads before, once in 1860 and again in 1939. In the book “Freedom Shift“, Oliver DeMille clears the confusion up about the subject. (Where I got most of this information) He says that we are coming to a “shift period” again. There are two directions we can go; Force Shift or Freedom Shift. He states that our decisions in the next few years will determine what type of shift we have. The problems leading up to this period have been affected by the following. (Ask yourself if we are here today)

  1. The people stop giving heed to the wisdom of the Gurus.
  2. Voters (or those in power) replace Statesmen with politicians, whereupon freedom steadily decreases.
  3. The natural result is increased regulations and taxation, frivolous lawsuits and judicial decrees, and government policies that discourage and then attack producers, initiative, and the abundance mentality in general.
  4. Investment capital flees the nation to follow the Rule of Capital–it goes where it is treated well.
  5. Finally the people have a scarcity mentality, refuse to heed to the Gurus or to empower Statesmen. Entrepreneurs leave to go where investment gives them opportunity and intrapreneurs likewise lose their place. The nation stagnates and declines.

Egypt, Israel, Greece, Rome, Spain, Italy, Bismarck’s Germany, and Han China all followed this Pattern. Each was a center of world power, influence and prosperity, and many declined into third world nations. France copied this pattern in the 1800s; Britain followed it in the 1900s. The United States is on an identical track today.

Recently I was reading a blog post by George Guzzardo and in there he talked about the Cycle of Democracy… “The ‘Cycle of Democracy’ has been documented through the ages. As you can see the Pilgrims went from “Bondage to spiritual faith”, then from “Spiritual faith to great courage.” By studying history you will find reasons why democracy fails to exist. The voters discover they can vote themselves largess from the public treasury. They vote for the candidate promising them the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy. As the cycle continues it leads from “Selfishness to apathy”, then from “Apathy to dependence”, then from dependency back to bondage”. Where is Western Civilization in that cycle today? This cycle will have a direct impact on a people’s hunger to pursue their dreams verses staying in their comfort zones.

Cycle of Democracy

From bondage to spiritual faith;
From spiritual faith to great courage;
From courage to liberty;
From liberty to abundance;
From abundance to selfishness;
From selfishness to complacency;
From complacency to apathy;
From apathy to dependency;
From dependency back again to bondage.

Honestly look at where we are today and ask yourself ‘At which point are we as a nation on the chart of the Cycle of Democracy?’ Does it seem that we are already a nation dependant on big government? Do you see complacency or apathy in today’s society; people just scurrying back and forth from home to work and just struggling to pay the bills? Many people have stopped striving for great achievement in their lives. Is it because of the inflation that is causing the dollar to become worth(less), which is limiting the length that one’s money can go for purchasing power?

As it states in the Declaration of Independence “…endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.—That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and institute new Government…”

Do you think that people have forgotten that they are the ones who give the government consent to secure these rights? Have they forgotten the rights to alter or abolish the problem government we face today?

For the preservation of our Great Nation and for our Freedom of our unalienable rights of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, I strongly encourage you to read 1913 by Oliver DeMille, and “Leadership and Liberty” by LIFE founders Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady. Dig into the LIFE materials and the Team Training System and study the principles that this United States of America was founded on!

Until next time God Bless!

Jeremy Pethke