Independence Is Still a Revolutionary Act

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Independence is about a whole lot more than firing up the barbecue, drinking some beer with friends, and shooting off fireworks. It’s about more than blindly waving a flag.

It’s about the way we live our lives every single day. And 241 years later, independence is still the most revolutionary act you can commit.

Now, regardless of how you feel about this administration or the previous one, I think we can all agree that many of the liberties our parents took for granted are now in trouble.

The government, in general, cannot be trusted. The media cannot be trusted.  Those agencies that make all the onerous rules “to keep us safe” cannot be trusted.

Real liberty is up to you. Use it or lose it.

Many Americans are completely dependent upon the work of others to survive.

I’ve often written about how we’ve become a nation of consumers instead of a nation of producers, and with that decline in productivity, we have lost much of the freedom we once treasured.

This is because they are not independent. They are the opposite of that – they’re dependent.

  • Their food comes in little cartons that have been inspected and labeled as safe, despite the numerous carcinogens and unpronounceable chemicals within.
  • Their meat is raised in horrific conditions in a facility crowded in with other animals. These animals are so sick and stressed that they have to be constantly medicated and treated with hormones to make them grow faster and keep them alive until slaughter time. Those chemicals pass on to the consumer, of course.
  • Their fruits, vegetables, and grains are doused with a chemical so carcinogenic that it isn’t allowed to be used in Europe and one state has insisted that all food so treated must be labeled as potentially carcinogenic.
  • Their medicine comes from the pharmacy. They purchase it for enormous sums of money after a doctor’s visit that isn’t actually covered by the massively expensive insurance they are forced to buy, so he’s paid from their pocket too.
  • Their utility usage is without thought. Their heat comes from a dial, their water comes from a faucet, and their electricity comes from those little plugs in the wall. If for some reason those things worked no longer, most people would have no idea how to function.
  • Their children learn at a state-sponsored school what the state wants the children to know. Practical skills that will get them through life, like shop class or home economics, are now ignored and have been replaced with classes on social justice and health, which is far from anything in the health classes of the past.
  • Their HOAs, cities, and communities pass rules about how their property can and cannot be used. These rules state that they can’t grow food in their own yards, they can’t raise hens for fresh eggs, and they can’t even hang laundry on the line to dry outside their homes.
  • Their right to freely travel is infringed upon by thugs with the power to touch them inappropriately, go through their luggage, and make them miss their planes if they do not comply. They have to take off their shoes, earrings, and belts and walk through a metal detector to get on a plane.
  • Each year, fees are extorted from them so that larger fees won’t be extorted. They pay fees to live on the property they purchased. They pay fees to drive the cars that they own, to have a license that confirms they know how to drive, to own a business, and in some places, to do something as simple as selling the eggs their backyard hens produce. If they’re caught skipping the payment of those fees, they can be kidnapped and put in a cage until they’ve learned their lessons.

And yet, they comply. They truly believe that this is what freedom looks like. When they lose freedoms they comfort themselves with, “This is the price we pay to live somewhere safe and civilized.”

How far we have sunk…

How distant we’ve ventured from those original settlers who said, “No more!” and declared their freedom. They fought and sacrificed to be free of a government that oppressed them, taxed them, stole from them, and enforced rules without any type of representation upon them.

And yet here we stand on July 4, 2023. We have somehow forgotten what freedom really means, and so we have lost it, incrementally and for many people, voluntarily.

The rights that were demanded nearly 250 years ago when the founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence have been systematically crushed “for our own good.” We’re being oppressed and stolen from. Rules are being enforced on us without representation. Because let’s face it, the only people that most of our members of Congress are serving are the ones lining their pockets. The President of the United States and his family have been caught on tape selling favors to China, our enemy, and nobody with the power to fix this is doing a darn thing about it.

We are taxed unreasonably, and if we don’t pay, they will take the money right from our bank accounts or steal our possessions.

In many states, we must ask for permission to catch a fish, drive a car, own a gun, or build an extra room onto our homes, just to name a few.

Permits and licenses are big revenue generators from start to finish – and if you proceed without asking permission, they will extort more money from you in the form of fines. If you refuse to pay the fines (or if you can’t), they’ll kidnap you and lock you in a cage, where you’ll be forced to perform manual labor for 10 cents an hour for whatever length of time the legal authorities feel is sufficient to teach you a lesson.

Then there’s civil asset forfeiture. In many instances, without due process or a trial, our possessions and money can be taken from us on the “suspicion” that they are the benefits of some crime we haven’t been convicted of. And even if we’re cleared, good luck getting that stuff back.

We’re unable to voice our opinions without incurring the wrath of so-called social justice warriors, who perhaps once actually meant well in an idealistic kind of way, but now just want to silence everyone with a dissenting opinion. These people can and will ruin someone’s life without hesitation, simply for the sin of wrongthink.

Every time a bad act occurs, people plead to give away even more of their freedom because they believe it will make them safer.  They are willing to be fondled and naked-body-scanned by the TSA in order to board a plane. They want to make a phone call and wait for the police to save them instead of picking up their own firearm and refusing to be a victim. They want to be surrounded by gun-free zones, safe spaces, and armed guards instead of taking responsibility for their own safety.

People believe that they must go and vote and choose “the lesser of two evils” in a presidential election that has been shown to be a sham directed by the media and social networks.  Why must we choose between evils? Are there really no good people in America that could take on that office? Perhaps the candidates we get are the candidates we deserve when we refuse to demand better.

Somehow, this land of rugged individuals has become largely populated with scared children who expect to be cared for, fed, protected, and made to feel good about themselves, all by government mandate. Many people seem to have no desire whatsoever to earn their keep, provide for their families, or take responsibility for their own safety. They expect the workplace to be one of sunshine and lollipops, with ample time off, equal pay for all, and., don’t forget, yoga with baby goats and lots of kind words for everyone.

Our culture is just so incredibly dependent.

And to some extent, we, the rugged independents who are left, have let this happen because the dependents are louder than us.

Freedom is terrifying to most people because it means that they, and they alone, are responsible for the actions that they take. An independent person succeeds or fails on his or her own merit. Independence, by its very nature, means that the possibility of failure exists. It requires a sense of adventure, confidence, and the ability to fail and get right back up again, and it seems like these things are being bred out of the American people.

It doesn’t have to be like this.

Whether you call it freedom, liberty, sovereignty, or self-governance, the point remains the same: if you’re reading this, you probably want to determine your own life, whether the result is success or failure. You want to have control over your ability to live, truly live, and not merely exist as a slave to the powers that be.

There actually is something we can do.

We can say no.

Hell, no.

We can be the squeaky wheel.

We can be louder than those dependent, noisy individuals who want to throw away liberty. We can.

You may feel like you aren’t in the right place in life to declare your independence. Perhaps you don’t have room to raise your own food. Perhaps you have a physical handicap that bars you from living 30 miles from civilization in a yurt located down a dirt road, over a creek, and in the woods. Maybe it’s all you can do financially to keep the refrigerator full of groceries for the week. Heck, maybe you don’t want to live in a yurt in the forest.

But wherever you are right now, that’s okay. Wherever you are, know that every single person, even the very free-est person you know, started at a place that was less free than where they are right now. The most important thing is to begin to recognize the chains that are on you so that you can begin, link by link, to break them.

How do you break free of the life that nearly every single person around you lives?

It’s simple, yet so complicated.

Here it is, the ultimate act of revolution.

It is so very simple.

You have to need less.

When you need less, you have less to fear.

Now, every year when I write about this topic, a few people come out of the woodwork to claim, “It’s not enough.”  Not everyone is a warrior, but taking steps to become freer than you were the day before is a cause for celebration.

It is simply reality that most of us cannot make a stand in every single aspect of our lives. We have children that could be taken away from us. We have homes that could be seized. We fear being imprisoned in a cage. We don’t want to lose our jobs because in this economy, we’re barely hanging on as it is. I get that, truly. I don’t want to lose my daughter or my home or be thrown in jail either. The folks in control have done their job in that respect, but we can work around it.

We can refuse to eat the poisoned apple that they graciously hand to us. We can stop sending our children to public schools for “free” education, or if they do go to public school, we can spend time working with them to teach them our values too.We can all stop purchasing processed food that originated as the bastard child of factory farming and a chemistry project. We can refuse to shop at Wal-Mart, K-Mart, or any of those corporate discount stores that have their products manufactured in sweat shops overseas so that they can undercut the Mom & Pop stores right out of business. We can buy as often as possible from businesses that align with our personal values.

Every single day, I strive to reduce my vulnerability to coercion.  Because the less I need, the more difficult I am to manipulate.

And you?

You don’t need this stuff they are offering, either. There is so much that you can do to free yourself from them.

You have a natural human right to be free.

This freedom is also supposed to be protected by our Constitution, which gets undermined on a regular basis. If you aren’t free, then revolution is your duty. Part of the power that the government holds over people is the fact that they hold the keys to the stuff we need. So, true independence is not to need the stuff they have.  When there is nothing that you require enough to submit, then bullying you becomes much more difficult.

Make your life a declaration of independence.

Here are a few steps you can take to make yourself less dependent on the whims of the economy, the government, and corporate interests. Don’t worry if they seem impractical to you. They may not all be possible right this moment. Pick one and act on it, then another.  Every journey begins with the decision to start the trip.

  1. If you reduce your consumerist habits, you will lower your cost of living. Then, you’ll need less money. If you need less money, you can stop exchanging as much of your time for dollars.
  2. If you grow your own food, you will never be dependent on the government to help you to afford to buy food made more expensive by their onerous regulations and made less healthy by for-profit companies that process it beyond recognition, all with a government stamp of approval. (Not to mention how much better the quality will be.)
  3. If you barter your goods or services for someone else’s goods or services, then no one else needs to be involved. (Although I’m sure both parties will be happy to pay the government the taxes due for the barter exchange. *cough*)
  4. If you don’t send your kids to school and instead educate them at home, then you don’t need to jump through medical hoops if you disagree with those hoops, just so they can attend school. You don’t have to watch them get brainwashed into dependency like the other kids. You don’t have to send them to a place that is so akin to prison that they can only go to the bathroom in the minutes between bells.
  5. If you don’t make much money, you don’t pay much in the way of taxes.
  6. If you are self-employed, you can’t be threatened with the loss of your job for non-compliance with *pick a ridiculous law*
  7. If you shop locally, from farms and craftsmen, you don’t need the big box stores.
  8. If you turn off your television and turn off TikTok and turn off the noise from the folks who just don’t get it and want to convince you that you’re wrong and a bigot and evil, you are free of those ridiculous influences that make you question whether or not you’re doing the right thing and if you really need those new whatchamacallits that everyone else is wearing.
  9. If you have the ability and equipment to defend yourself, you don’t need to call 911 and wait helplessly for the police to arrive.
  10. If you always object to unfairness, unconstitutional behavior, and dishonesty, you can help shed light on the issues at hand, and that is the first step towards resolving them.

The way you lead your life every single day can be a personal Declaration of Independence.

By refusing to concede your natural rights, quietly and resolutely, you are performing an act of revolution.

This only requires one thing: your consistent determination not to be infringed upon.

Make that decision today, and you will really have something to celebrate on Independence Day.

Go ahead. Be free.

What do you think?

What do you think about this philosophy? Are you making changes to free yourself from the system?

Let’s discuss it. Let me know how you are declaring your independence in the comments section.​​

About Daisy

Daisy Luther is a coffee-swigging, adventure-seeking, globe-trotting blogger. She is the founder and publisher of three websites.  1) The Organic Prepper, which is about current events, preparedness, self-reliance, and the pursuit of liberty; 2)  The Frugalite, a website with thrifty tips and solutions to help people get a handle on their personal finances without feeling deprived; and 3), an aggregate site where you can find links to all the most important news for those who wish to be prepared. Her work is widely republished across alternative media and she has appeared in many interviews.

Daisy is the best-selling author of 5 traditionally published books, 12 self-published books, and runs a small digital publishing company with PDF guides, printables, and courses at SelfRelianceand You can find her on FacebookPinterest, Gab, MeWe, Parler, Instagram, and Twitter.

Daisy Luther

Daisy Luther

Daisy Luther is a coffee-swigging, globe-trotting blogger. She is the founder and publisher of three websites.  1) The Organic Prepper, which is about current events, preparedness, self-reliance, and the pursuit of liberty on her website, 2)  The Frugalite, a website with thrifty tips and solutions to help people get a handle on their personal finances without feeling deprived, and 3), an aggregate site where you can find links to all the most important news for those who wish to be prepared. She is widely republished across alternative media and  Daisy is the best-selling author of 5 traditionally published books and runs a small digital publishing company with PDF guides, printables, and courses. You can find her on FacebookPinterest, Gab, MeWe, Parler, Instagram, and Twitter.

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  • Independence day is just another form of propaganda. Even the US government itself is a slave to private banks. So what independence are they celebrating again?
    But if people are told enough times that they are independent and are made to attach emotional value to that lie then they will believe that they are independent even against the obvious evidence to the contrary. Independence day is just another chance to repeat the lie and make people attach emotional value to it. Personally I do not even celebrate holidays like this. I do not need a big corporation (like a government controlled by private banks) to decide for me when and what to celebrate.

    • Seems to me this day was something to celebrate long before big corporations or a big government existed.
      Here is something. Go to the Ukraine and criticize the war and Zelensky. See how well that goes for you.

      • Go to Russia and criticize Putin’s war of invasion of Ukraine, and see how well that goes for you.

  • This is excellent! We are so ready for a “soft” revolution like this. I’d like to post this on my Facebook page.

  • Cyber, as you say, “Independence Day is just another form of propaganda.” And you are correct, in one respect. That would be if WE LET IT be propaganda. July 4th is just another day – unless YOU give it a purposeful meaning that resonates with you. We don’t have to care what anyone else thinks Independence Day means – not your neighbor, not the media, not the government. Make it mean something especially for you. Will it mean being thankful that you were born in this country (as opposed to say, Saudi Arabia, Russia, or?)? Will it mean that you will spend the day with your family and grateful for them? Or will it mean just another day to hate the government and all they do and stand for?

    You get to choose! I don’t know about you, but I’m going to choose celebrating with family and friends and reflecting on how very lucky I am to be born in a country where we can even speak the words “freedom” and “liberty” and “independence”, let alone fight for them!

    • Thanks right Joan, We choose our happiness not someone else!! The quote of the Month ” When you need less, you have Less to fear”. I’m going to use that one Daisy…..

  • I write about the topic of independence quite often myself, and I am marginalized and attacked by so-called patriots on a daily basis. However, I and a growing few, actually know the truth of how we have been subjugated in law and know that, with our consent, we have chosen voluntary servitude.
    The people have become mere persons, slaves if you will, subject to a federal government who stole the individual states’ sovereignties through clever and stealth public policy which is the norm for conquered nations. Your protections of the original constitution, and of your individual state constitutions, you have willfully turned your back on to become citizens of a corrupt corporation known as The United States.
    Read LB Bork’s Red Amendment if you want to know remedy. If you take the time to truly comprehend what has happened, you will see the folly in all of the fake patriots’ words on all of the so-called independent sites.
    It is true:
    You own nothing;
    you have no rights;
    and the only remedy is in law – God’s Law. But you must first correct your status, as is implied in Chapter CCXLIX of the Statutes at Large.

  • Taxes and permits are just another form of control. That is definitely true! Our grandparents would laugh at some of the permission slips grown adults are supposed to pay for-to have the privilege of living their own lives. And because of the taxes on property, cars, etc. you truly never own anything-you just rent it from the government. With Illinois going into a collapse, and California and other states not far behind-you would think that some gubbermint shill would get a clue. But, no: California governor just gave all of the states representatives a raise! Of course, that means more taxes. People are suffering because of this overlord mentality. So, I am trying to need less, buy less, and do a better job of cash to producer transactions. Each of us should commit to a personal Declaration of Independence.

  • Yes, Daisy! Be the squeaky wheel, turn your TV off and get outside, read, learn a new language, how to garden, etc, etc. If you can, move out of the city limits. And like you say, learn to live with less. Be a minimalist in some form or another. And like my granddad used to say, “eat it up, wear it out, make it do or do without”.


    • Ah, Dave, that’s one of my favorite sayings of all time! Grandparents are a wellspring of knowledge, mine them while you can. A return to a “simpler way” of living like they knew would do our country and souls good.

    • I would love to ditch most of the things I have, get a small cabin or something, in the woods, and live simply. at my age I dont have a lot of strength for most things, so I’d be happy with a pot for potty, a roof over my head, bit of water, and some food, and some pets for company; I dont need the majority of junk I have, dont care about tv, computer, cellphones, etc. love the sun, rain, wind in the trees, sunsets and sunrises, listening and watching birds and animals, stars in the sky, and enjoying the peace and quiet. husband is materialistic…so here I am….we’ve worked hard for what we have, but I’d give up the furniture, vehicles (*would love a horse), etc, most everything for the peacefulness back in my heart and soul I had many years ago…..

  • Daisy, you are preachin’ to the choir. If I wasn’t so old for it not to matter any more, I’d give you a humongous hug and kiss — for your insight, research, and spunk.

    What you describe today is similar to an expression “going Galt”, which derives from Ayn Rand’s pre-internet 1957 “Atlas Shrugged” mega-book in which one of her heroes, John Galt, becomes so fed up with an oppressive central government that he flees to the isolation of Colorado mountains to live on minimum earnings away from the bureaucrats and tax thieves.

    Today, that’s a lot more difficult within the US boundaries, given the 1984 style surveillance state, a veritable explosion in tax regulations, local government regulations, hidden inflation (around 8-10%/year per the that the federal government denies is happening, to keep Social Security checks suppressed), skyrocketing property taxes that if you can’t pay, your local government steals your house to auction to the highest bidding replacement tax slave, etc, etc. Some people who live in the few states that have redemption rights, if they ever learn of those rights, get to file a lawsuit to at least get back any overage (how much more the highest bidder brought in, over the tax bill the local government set as the minimum bid) from such an auction so the former homeowner’s loss isn’t 100%.

    In other places, there are sizeable groups of permanent RV, van, converted truck, and even car dwellers, some working to save up, and some just surviving on whatever pension and/or Social Security might be available.

    There is even a different example of the ultimate bug-out process. There is a true story (easy to find all over the internet, and on YouTube) of a Russian family, part of a religious group called “Old Believers”, which fearing Stalin’s murderous purges in 1937, fled to the wilderness of Siberia, away from all human contact. They were so isolated that they were unaware of World War II’s coming and passing. They were not discovered until 1970 by exploring Russians. There is a story of one mother in that family who starved so that her children could have food to live. Today, the sole survivor is one lady in her early 70s. This is in contrast to other groups of “Old Believers” who migrated to other countries around the world, and benefitted and thrived from the division of labor and trade with locals. The moral of these stories is that the Robinson Crusoes eventually die out. Those who embrace new communities can potentially do well, just as did many of the 30,000 or so Confederates who fled this country, after the failed War for Southern Independence, to Cuba, to Mexico, and to Brazil. Today, many of their descendants live in Americanos, Brazil. The 2000 book, “The lost colony of the Confederacy” tells their story.

    Today, there are others still making that bigger jump, and moving to a foreign country altogether, even if it means learning a second language. At least abroad, there is approximately a $100,000 exemption on earnings before the IRS can dip in again, and in many countries one can live quite comfortably on less than $100,000, even with whatever local taxes are. (The US is the ONLY major country that claims a right to your worldwide earnings, an obscenity for which “going Galt” abroad seems to be an effective remedy).

    I have a longtime friend who moved her family to one such country, and now has a business doing relocation learning tours. I’m sure that many other countries have similar “learn before committing” opportunities.

    All my ancestors came to this country during times when it seemed the most free place on the planet. Many of them had been chased from country to country over the centuries all over Europe, as the political climate deteriorated in place after place. The idea that such could never happen in America now seems as primitive as the notion that human nature here could never be like thousands of years of tragedies of wars, ruined currencies, oppressive dictators, and destroyed families as happened in the Old World.

    So Daisy, you have justifiably hit a raw nerve in millions of people, many of whom don’t know their full range of options, in the face of freedoms that have been long lost to the classic “totalitarian tiptoe” and who have been kept ignorant of that damage by government school “history” books and the establishment propaganda media.

  • It’s all true. All of this was sold to us as God’s blessings on righteous people, all the while not thinking “The Global Wizards” could possibly be in control and herding us into thoughtless and obedient slavery with our sole responsibility being the productive back on which they ride.

  • While freedom is something to be preserved and cherished, for all generations, some of these things are quite unavoidable.

    Taxes pay for public roads, so you can visit other places. They pay for dams, for electrical infrastructure, for the police, for 911, for prisons that keep real criminals away from our families. While being able to protect yourself is great, what about things like house fires? Or wild fires? Or ambulances, doctors, hospitals and public schools? You need to pay taxes so these organisations can work. You can’t perform major surgery on yourself, or stop a ten thousand acre wild fire coming your way, or fix broken sewer pipes after an earthquake. Not on your own. This is why taxes exist, to pay for the things individuals can’t do. The problems start when the people in charge of this money (the government) make stupid decisions when spending their money.

    And rules and regulations seem stupid and pointless, but originally they had a purpose. To stop people advertising dog meat as beef, to prevent parasites, bugs and other disease factors from making it into our food. To prevent buildings from being very shoddily built, thus preventing buildings from becoming fire traps, or not being able to withstand earthquakes in an earthquake prone area. You pay a registration fee for your car so that the government can track it down using licence plate scanners, so it can be found if it is stolen. House fees pay for garbage men and other small areas, such as stormwater drainage or powerlines. These minor regulations and fees were invented for good reasons, so don’t blame them for bad people taking them too far.

    Public schools are there because in the 19th century, literacy rates were so low that many of the adult population couldn’t even read or write. Without public education, the US would likely become even greater in debt, as there would be less engineers, teachers, professors, scientists and an overall stupider population. Public schools should be seen as a blessing, not a curse. It would be difficult to barter with a neighbour if they had not learned basic math.

    Vaccines are also safe, except for a tiny percentage of the population. All concerns about depopulation, sterilisation, harmful toxins, causing autism and even increasing your chance of getting sick and dying are, for most of the population, true. Only the very young, the very old and those with a genetically damaged immune system really need to be concerned. The biggest reason that schools need vaccinated children is to stop measle outbreaks, or outbreaks of much more serious diseases, such as hepatitis. But, despite all the science staring in their faces, people refuse to believe this.

    But that’s okay, because you can’t have freedom unless you allow people to make their own decisions. Like not vaccinating, being a creationist, being atheist, secular, religious, climate change denier or supporter. Despite your interpretation of freedom coming off as strange to me, it doesn’t matter. Because freedom includes the first amendment, the right to say what you want even if others don’t want to hear it, or don’t like what your saying.

    This whole situation could be summed up in a Monty Python sketch, where three Jews are talking about how much they hate the Romans and paying taxes and living under the Roman’s rule. And I’m pretty sure that this sketch is called, “What did the Roman do for us?”, where the complaining Jews come up with a long list of what the tyrannical Roman Empire did for public roads, education, life expectancy and defence of the homeland.

    So remember, freedom is important to protect, but also keep in mind what the tyrannical government has done to make the country reach this stage ????

    • we pay taxes for those things you mentioned, but the money is not being put towards those things! its being put in govt’s pockets! and all this that is supposed to be done….is being destroyed piece by piece….

  • Daisy, independence isn’t so much being bred out of us as it is being conditioned out of us.

    Your piece contains an enormous amount of truth, especially the parts dealing with the myriad ways we are not free, and the observation that most people don’t want to be truly free. When dealing with statists of all stripes, the thing that astonishes me the most is how hard “conservatives” will resist the obvious truth of their enslavement, and resist the notion of real freedom with equal intensity. As I like to say, Liberty is a hard sell.

    Great piece, as always.

  • This was just what I needed. Phenomenal! I agree/associate with 99% of this posting, and want to print out copies to read o my kids and hang up at work. Thank you!

  • WHAT A GREAT ARTICLE!! straight to the point, and concise. it all sounds good, but hard to do. do we have the time, can we really accomplish even a small part of it, do we really want to? seems to me that most people arent of the mind to do so, me, I would love to, but I’m up in age now, not best of health, so what does it matter to me? if I were much younger, yes I would go for every part, I hate being obligated to anyone for anything, I’ve worked hard in my life for all I have, its irked me to pay so many taxes, have to have so many “permits”, see the crap they teach in school now, and so on. I hate having my taxes go for schools that I dont believe in, have no children to go to, and see the way schools want to control a child’s life! I hate that from a small age, we had to have shots to go to school, govt has put so much fake and chemical stuff in our foods, medicines are nothing but chemicals that make us sicker and dependent on them for life; current govt has no compunction about killing off millions of our animals, wanting to close down our energy sources, destroying our food supplies, and so on. I look to the future and pity the poor folks and kids who dont and wont have the pleasures I did growing up. I’m sick to see the destruction of this beautiful country that God gave us, to see the hatred, and loss of values that our country was built on, everything is eroding thanks to those who think they are better than anyone, and have the money and power to make it so. Daisy, you have a unique sense of intelligence to see things others dont, and the guts to follow your dreams. too bad others dont have that gumption and force to do something together to save our country! they will continue to sit back and wait, to be given everything, to continue to be sheeple following the rules set forth and will not question the powers that be. after all our forefathers went thru to establish our country, our military has gone thru to protect it, and those who fought to keep freedom, it now is falling down and no one to prop it back up. our military has gone queer, the roaches are coming outa the closet in droves, they try to push their sick and depraved ways on all of us, especially the children, govt has turned the media to wimps who will say whatever they want them to for money, and so on. Wish I could see US rise up again, and take back what is ours, restore our freedoms, restore the unity and love we had for one another, the helping hand, the respect and honor for each other……but as the saying goes…I’m afraid its “gone with the wind” and will never return. God bless

  • I am with you 100% but there are things happening behind the scenes that no matter what you do you are being forced into doing things you don’t want to do. From vaccines to eating fake meat to having to register your gardens to accepting things you don’t agree with, things being shoved down our throats. And if you do stand up for yourself instead of waiting for the police you are thrown in jail for not allowing the suspect to steal from you or harm you, and he is left free. You are being fed things that go against your beliefs and religion and if you disagree you are labeled a racist, terrorist or worse. What was good is now evil, bad is good, good is bad, corruption at every corner. And then there are those out there who don’t want us to have our freedoms. Who want to take away everything we have so we are reliant on the government. You will own nothing and you will be happy. Its happening fast and we are the frog in the pot, the water started to simmer, now its starting to heat up fast. No one is stopping it. So much is happening all at the same time they are hitting us from every angle. Not sure how to hold on to our freedoms in this society.

  • Becoming ungovernable. That’s been my new manta since the covid scam kicked off. I just say “no” and press on. No I won’t wear a mask. No I won’t get your clot shot. No I won’t fill out your “American Community Survey”. No I won’t register my garden, even though it’s “voluntary” at this point. No I won’t send my kids to the government schools (starting our 14th and final year of homeschooling). Just say “NO” to whatever idiocy they come up with, and press on. It’s a soft Atlas Shrugged.

  • Right on Daisy!! I am working towards freeing myself more and more everyday. My kids are being homeschooled with our values and I’m growing some of my own food. I want to really ramp that up and add more things to make us more self sufficient. Thanks for this kick in the pants article this morning. ❤️🇺🇸❤️

  • Today, I am going to grill out and eat meat that the government tells me is bad for me.
    I will consume some kind of alcoholic beverage that the government tells me is bad for me.
    I will gather with friends and discuss things that in other countries would get me arrested and put in jail, like criticizing the government.
    I will make it a point to use the words “man, woman, female, male, mother, father.”
    I may shoot a firearm just because I can.

    Happy 4th all!

  • Outstanding article Daisy! This is a keeper. My first garden is flourishing & I’m anticipating adding on this fall. I’ll leave the livestock to someone else. 😉

    Thank you for such a great article.

  • Cyber you can opt out w/ fellow prepper Patriots! Check out Freedom Cells (.org) in your area.You can Exit existing authoritarian centralized system & Build a parallel society w/ like minded folks in a variety of ways. You can just use cash for a start. Places that don’t, walk away. Or eventually precious metals (BRICS will come out after their meeting by September w/ a hybrid currency backed by a % gold to slowly get away from the U.S./ Anglo banking $$ stronghold). There’s also true crypto that the millennials have embraced well & Bitcoin to transact that the Banksters are fighting by going after exchanges to eventually enact CBDC and their monitored 15 min cities. Just say No.
    You just have to make sure it’s in your private wallet not in KYC (know your client 🤢) exchanges. You barter for localized organic food & stuff. Last but not least pay off all debt, get out of the big city & you will be free from Banksters. Buy Real Estate, develop your land with permaculture & off grid planning & enjoy yourself.
    Freedom Liberty & Pursuit of Happiness! My 2c! Happy 4th of July..

  • The US Pacific Fleet Twitter account wished all followers a “Happy 4th of July”

    Only problem.. the soldier saluting in silhouette was facing other silhouettes.. of (get this) a Russian destroyer and five Su-27 Flanker jets! Lol! They were trolled by Russians (who thanked them and reciprocated) before they deleted the tweet. Lol!

    I’m going to go cut hay now guys. Happy Independence Day.

  • Independence at the cost of self reliance is not independence. Extraconstitutional method’s will be required to regain our Independence. Let the tree of liberty be nourished!

  • Revolutions are fought and independence from tyranny is achieved by people organized and acting together for common ends. Human survival under any circumstances generally depends on people working together for common ends. Maybe interdependence is a better word for the essentially social nature of our species.

    No, dependence definitely is not an individual or social good when that amounts to people bound to others’ dictates, and most people, national mythology notwithstanding, are variously enslaved to an economic system of class rule, and class war, that keeps us on treadmills as long as each of us keeps scrambling on our own. Rugged individualism may offer a way out for a few, especially when they have resources to their moves. But this will not challenge or change the social system of population control and engineering that keeps encroaching on all across the planet. It will only buy a little more time before the rot spreads and reaches one’s doorstep, again.

    You can’t run away from this fight finally, because it goes to the roots of who we are, and want to be, as human beings with the potential, and responsibility, to co-create the world. The consumer culture of the American dream machine has been built on nightmares of exploitation and oppression of nameless others, while middle class beneficiaries imagine themselves to have earned their rewards in suburbia or wherever they live cut off from community and common sense. Such dependency goes hand in hand with illusions of individualism.

    The depoliticization of people under the tyranny of the so-called free market is more complex than this comment conveys, but maybe enough has been said to suggest that the revolution for human emancipation is still to be fought, but won’t be if we remain bound to lies of liberty.

  • All I can say is my 5G-grandfather who was a true patriot who fought during the Revolutionary War would be totally appalled at most who call themselves “patriots” these days. My 3G-grandfather who fought for the Union in the Civil War (from KY but realized the “confederacy” was a losing cause) would also be appalled as well as totally disgusted that the hate and racism still exists. Gen. Sherman (shoe string relation) left too much standing and President-by-death Johnson should have came down on what was left of the “confederacy” like stink on shit.
    Upside is times continue to change and for the most part, for the better. I read today that texasistan is 38% Caucasian – won’t be long before they can cram all the minorities into a couple of congressional districts, much less win majority control of the state legislature. Change or die and too many are choosing to die OR nature does her job.

  • 100% – the way to freedom is to expect less and look out for each other more. More true education and less listening to the Dividers.

  • I went into the military when I was 15 years old… yes, my folks lied about my age, which allowed me to join the national guard. I spent 22 years in the military. I love my country. I am one of those who have actually been involved in trying to help another country become free. I care not what some people think of me for that.
    I hate how the left has destroyed our country, and I hate how the right has allowed it by staying silent. Yes, I am one of the latter.
    I have decided that I will not relinquish any more of my rights as a God- liberated human being. I refuse to back up another inch. I’m too old to fight. And I most certainly will protect my wife, myself, and all members of my family that are nearby me in any given situation. I cannot understand the mindset of some people in these other countries, because I’ve never walked in their shoes. I don’t blame them. But I will do anything that is necessary to protect mine, even if it means becoming as maniacal as the maniac.
    Old Duffer.

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