Bringing back freedom


I can’t speak for all the Bible thumping, gun toting freedom lovers out there, but I have an idea for bringing freedom back to our country.

In order for people to have freedom, the governing bodies need to be afraid of the people. The founders knew this because they understood history. Tyranny can only run rampant when the people are afraid of their government. Guess what? We, the people, as a collective whole, are afraid of our government.

Our beloved country is in a very, dangerous position. There are countless things that need to be fixed.

Sadly, most of the solutions that I have heard from people involve taking the pacifist approach. I have to say that I find it to be quite, ironic when I hear the same people griping about 1964. I will be honest with you all. The pacifist approach to solving the problems in our government has failed. Since no one else seems to be bringing any feasible solutions to the table, I guess I will set one on the table.

The government is clearly not afraid of we, the people. You can probably gather that much from watching any, 30-second segment of the nightly news. This must stop! We, the people, need to give our government something to be afraid of. This is the only way that can become a free nation, once again.

We, the people, are not free. Free people do not need to sift through a massive pile of law books to see if they have permission to do something. Do you understand what I am getting at? Free people do not have to deal with zoning commissions, the Grass Length Gestapo, unwarranted searches, or gun confiscations. Free people do not have worry about over-zealous cops that abuse their power.

If you really want to work for the government, your entire life should be made public. I think it would be a great idea for a bunch of private citizens to volunteer their time to create a database with detailed information about various government employees.

These are some of the things that should be included, but not limited to: full names, addresses, landlines, and cell phone numbers.

It would have to be easily accessible, so that we, the people, can obtain that information. Political offices, police departments, and public schools would be a great place to start because they have the largest, direct impact on society, especially its children.

If you work for the government, you and your family should be living in an exemplary fashion for your community. If you or any of your family is engaging in any criminal acts, you need to face consequences for that. If you are not engaging in any types of misconduct, you will not have anything to worry about.

If an average citizen steps out of line, they will have to face consequences for their misconduct. That should also be applied to the public sector.

Here is what that would do. If the word gets out that there is a dirty cop, corrupt politician, or a public school employee that is engaging in any criminal activities, and nobody is being held accountable, they will have a legitimate reason to be very afraid of the people. Obviously, you would have to follow the chain of command. If you don’t get results from the bottom, work your way up.

Eventually, somebody will buckle from the pressure. Depending on what kind of injustices that government employee willingly participated in, the people might start kicking down some doors, in the process. After a few rounds of that, the government would surely think twice before stepping outside of their legal boundaries.

I will not apologize for saying any of this. I have not, do not, and will not sugar coat anything that I have to say. I do not expect anyone to agree with me. I do not expect people to like what I have to say. If anyone would want to take my freedoms, they will have take them from my cold, dead hands!

I pray that it would never come to down to that, but I understand that there is a strong possibility of it getting that bad. I am willing to suffer for it. I am even willing to pay for it with my blood, if the situation would require it. Do you know why I am willing to go to such measures? I am a patriot. Are you a patriot?

Anthony J. Schabel

Niagara, Wis.