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Let's take a moment to discuss the meaning of Freedom!

By Stephen Flanagan - October 15, 2008

Americans talk about Freedom with the utmost pride and satisfaction. Americans have fought for freedom since the inception of our country and millions have placed their lives on the line to maintain that freedom. Thousands more have made the supreme sacrifice in defense of that freedom.

There is no higher ideal in the American spirit.

But the threat to freedom has never been greater than right now, for the assault on our freedom is NOT coming from without, it is coming from within.

One of the World's most cherished and successful systems of government is under assault right now. The American FREE Enterprise system.

The American economic model is the envy of the world. It has produced the highest standard of living for its people. It has resulted in the most advanced and innovative technology in world history. It has resulted in economic strength that allows America's 320 million citizens to compete head-to-head with countries having 2 or 5 times the population.

Many economic models have been tried throughout history, including feudal kingdoms, massive military empires, communism, fascism, socialism and dictatorships.

Of all systems of government tried in the history of the World, only one system has resulted in unparalleled Freedom, Prosperity, Innovation, Security, and Dignity for its citizens!

It is the American Free Enterprise system!

As amazing at it sounds, that Great System is now being attacked. These threats are coming from a coalition of ideologues lead by Barrack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank, George Soros, Christopher Dodd, and Bernie Sanders, not to mention a gaggle of university, press, and other ideologues thoughout our country.

Despite their pleas to help the needy, their promise for change will mean one thing, central government control of the United States of America and its People.

It means you will have to check with a Medical Czar before you call your doctor. It means your house will have to be inspected by an environmental Czar before you can sell it. It means you will end up rationing gasoline and home heating oil so you won't use too much. It means you will have to apply to a government bureaucrat for a mortgage. It means a government Czar will decide what kind of car you are allowed to buy. It means you will have to publicly declare HOW you voted in union elections because there's no more secret ballot. It means Americans will be issued a national ID card that contains information on your income, investments, assets, medical history, and even your travel and purchasing history as they monitor your credit card use (but NOT used for voter ID).

There are powers at work in Washington today that want America to join the mediocrity of the rest of the world. Well if America joins the rest of the world, what will happen to that shining light that still attracts immigrants from around the globe?

When my ancestors came to America, they came here because they wanted a BETTER life and a BETTER country for their children. Immigrants like those in my family did NOT come here to maintain the status quo. They came here and they MADE America a country that WAS better in a thousand ways. The next time you hear someone say that America does not deserve its prosperity or its security or its success, you ask them "why not?"

We earned it with our blood. We earned it with our hard work. We earned it with immigrant generations that sent their kids to school so they would be better off than themselves.

America is not an accident of history.

America was built on well-defined principals the primary being

Do you really want our Representatives to destroy that system? If you say NO, then:

  • You must fight efforts by Washington to CONTROL heath care.
  • You must fight Washington's desire to CONTROL the energy industry.
  • You must fight Washington's attempt to CONTROL the financial institutions.
  • And you must fight Washington's efforts to CONTROL our auto and other industries.

Please look up the meaning of the word CONTROL. You will find that the opposite of control is FREEDOM.

Let's remain a free country and a free people!

Please join the fight to keep America FREE!


Stephen Flanagan, Founder
Conservative Society for Action

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"Do not blame Caesar, blame the people of Rome who have so enthusiastically acclaimed and adored him and rejoiced in their loss of freedom and danced in his path and given him triumphal processions.

Blame the people who hail him when he speaks in the Forum of the "new wonderful good society" which shall now be Rome's, interpreted to mean "more money, more ease, more security, and more living fatly at the expense of the industrious".

- Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BC)


"It does not take a majority to prevail - but an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."

-- Samuel Adams

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."

-- Ronald Reagan

"The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism, but under the name of liberalism, they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation without ever knowing how it happened".

-- Norman Thomas
Socialist Candidate for President of the United States 1944