Why Liberty?

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You can live without liberty. Most assuredly you can. People all around the world do it every day.

They get up. They get dressed. Maybe they go to work. If they do, the government takes most of the money they earned, or maybe they’re just assigned a job and the government gives them what they need or maybe it doesn’t. There are lots of laws to obey. They must obey the laws of the state or there are severe consequences. Maybe they don’t talk too much about the state, because that can get them into a lot of trouble.

Maybe…just maybe, they are real careful about who they talk to and what they say. Just maybe there are some people who will tell the authorities about some bad things someone said so they can get a little extra food as a reward.

Maybe the government is just a few guys who no one chose. And just maybe you just keep your mouth shut because you don’t want to end up in a prison or worse.

Maybe your nosey neighbor is always peering out her window to watch what you do, because she suspects you might be talking to the wrong people. So maybe you never have anyone come over to your apartment, it’s really not big enough for visitors anyway. Maybe you keep the same routine day after day, so you don’t draw any attention to yourself.

Maybe you live in Syria or North Korea or Turkmenistan or Saudi Arabia or Somalia or the Sudan. Maybe you’re not even sure which country you live in anymore, but one thing you do know for sure, the state has guns and you don’t.

You can live without liberty, but why would you want to?

Patrick Henry was a patriot who understood liberty. He said:

“Guard with jealous attention the public liberty! Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force, and whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined!”

What did he mean by force? He meant guns.

He also said:

“Oh, Sir, we should have fine times indeed, if to punish tyrants, it were only sufficient to assemble the people. Your arms wherewith you could defend yourselves, are gone… Did you ever read of any revolution in a nation, brought about by the punishment of those in power, inflicted by those who had no power at all?

He meant, if we give up our guns, and those in power become tyrannical, we’re through.

The Second Amendment is important because it prohibits the government from taking our only means of preserving liberty. Don’t be swayed by promises of protection.

The Democrats and, yes, some Republicans are susceptible to arguments for safety. Taking our guns is not the answer. I will never support the infringement or our Second Amendment rights. You should not support any politician who does.

Brandon Martin is seeking the Republican nomination for U. S. Congressman at the 2020 election. He is a Constitutionalist Conservative Republican.

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Brandon Martin is seeking the Republican nomination for U. S. Congressman at the 2020 election. He is a Constitutionalist Conservative Republican.


  1. Absolutely true! Folks all over the world are fighting for freedom…. the students in Hong Kong for example. Freedom is one privilege we take for granted…. mustn’t ever take it for granted!

  2. Your words speak of Mexico
    Mexician people have no libertys
    Every word you say is how Mexico is Run
    Hugs not Guns
    These people dont have a say
    The Cartels have the run of towns farms lil mom and pop stores etc
    Coca cola closed up Car dealers closed up
    The President backed down and let Drug lords rule with guns
    But its against the law in Mexico to own guns But Cartels own militery style guns and never get caught or put in jail
    Mexico is Run by tyrannts
    But the mass of people wont fight back againt them Why
    Because the police and state cops etc are on the payroll of the Cartels They kill innocents that say one word against the drug lords or if you refuse to sell their drugs, You’ll get shot by the police. Yes the Police
    Cant trust your own kid
    Your kids will turn you over to the Cartels if you fight back againt them Sad Sad
    Now this is a Country that needs to be liberated from the rule of Drug Cartels and Pansey Presidents that refuses to arrest a drug lord
    Hugs not bullets he says
    More innocents have died since this leftist presidents been in office
    Build the Wall or Liberate Mexico from the Drug lords
    The people of mexico need to fight back for their own liberty
    Or Ask America for help to be liberated because nothing is going to change for the better for you

  3. This article is so right on! If you take our guns, you take our freedom and then our liberty. All true patriots know this!

  4. We need you!
    On Dec 17 @ 9 AM, the Moms who hate America will be at the Pima County Board Meeting attacking the Gun Shows. We need everyone to show up and fill out a speaker card. Please!!! Make an appearance.130 W Congress, Tucson, AZ.

  5. This is a candidate I take seriously. One who will fight for our liberty by protecting our second amendment rights. Thank God we have a real winner in this race to beat Ann Kirkpatrick

  6. Cannot imagine living with out liberty! Blessed and grateful to be born an American. The truth shall set us free.2 Peter 2:19 – While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.

  7. Thank you Brandon, truer words are rarely spoken. Give me Liberty or give me death. The colonists were willing to die for our freedoms, that we take for granted.

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