• Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Liberty

June 04, 2019 2 Comments

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. 


2 Responses

Brad A Kennett Sr
Brad A Kennett Sr

September 09, 2021

Very well written Blaise, did you ever think of running for office? Keep your powder dry.


Blaise Dornisch
Blaise Dornisch

June 07, 2019

The Loss of Liberty

In our republic, our founding documents established that government was instituted to secure every man, woman, and child’s God given Right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.
How is it that, government at all levels, has become the single greatest threat to these Blessings?
Is it that generations have been indoctrinated by the government controlled education system, supported by compliant educators, and no longer know what is theirs?
Or is it that “We the People” are distracted by pretentious government shutdowns, the blather of Hollywood celebrities, grandiose sporting events, and endless falsehoods from the political class?
Is it that our lawmakers, many of our law enforcers, and most all of our courts, in complete violation of their sacred oath, have devised and administrate, an oppressive system of extortion? A system so convoluted by the verbiage of Ivy league educated wordsmiths, that the average person is unable to comprehend or oppose it.
Is it that “We the People” have become so beat down by this corrupted system that it is just easier to cower, and submit?
Government at all levels has become an out of control behemoth, with an insatiable appetite for growth, funded by a never ending barrage of fees, fines, and penalties, and as government grows Liberty shrinks.
“We the People” can either surrender the Blessings provided by the blood, and sacrifices of our forefathers, or rise from our collective backsides, and take back Liberty, for our posterity.
“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.” Ronald Reagan
In Liberty;
Blaise Dornisch

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