Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Liberty

Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Liberty

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We've all probably heard the famous quote: 

"Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Liberty."

But what does it really mean? 

Many people in the United States seem to have forgotten this warning, and failure to heed it will result in grave consequence. 

"Warning?" Indeed, it is a warning.

Thumbing through the annals of world history it is evident, in almost every era and geographical location, that the concept and virtue of freedom was suppressed through monarchy, oligarchy, authoritarianism, autocracy, theocracy or other various forms of centralized corruption.

Our tumultuous past reveals to us a stark realization; that freedom is both precious and fragile. 

Freedom, or anything that can possibly be construed as such, has proven difficult, if not impossible to obtain, throughout civilization's timeline.

The preservation and expansion of that most sacred to us, our freedom, requires arduous struggle. 

Prevalent within the whole of human existence resides the seemingly inherent desire to conquer others-- some have quelled the desire through principled reason while others demonstrate a lust to fulfill it. 

In other words, at any given time there are individuals or groups that are vying for the acquisition of power and control over you. 

The instant that you let your guard down is the exact moment that those forces will move to invade and conquer; external forces as well as from within.

It is, thus, necessary to remain vigilant at all times. Freedom is not something that is assured; a guarantee (such as with the U.S. constitution) is often fleeting. 

Good men and women, who understand and value the concept of liberty, are charged with the task of preserving it. This is why we must always remain armed.

Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty. 



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