Liberty & Cognitive Dissonance

Liberty & Cognitive Dissonance

Yesterday someone called me an “anarchist” because I write articles that expose the unconstitutionally expanded nature of our government and how that is destroying our Liberty. This name calling came from a conservative. I am not upset with this person and hold no fault with them. Here is why and here is the thought I would like you to consider:

Most of my writing deals with current laws and their Constitutionality based upon fact, law, and history. I work very hard to keep opinions out of it. When the true concept of limited government is presented it causes internal conflict, even within our conservative groups.

We have been, for generations, convinced to accept more and more government intrusion in our lives. Over the course of the years our government has grown to exercise nearly unlimited power to regulate every aspect of our lives…from the milk and the cereal we eat in the morning to the sheets and bed that we sleep in at night. We have been conditioned not only to accept this but to believe that we NEED it. The consequence now is that we are being consumed by these regulations and now have a government with unlimited power of surveillance. New generations could grow just as comfortable as we are with camera’s on street corners, computer and internet intrusions, and cell phone tapping.

So when we attempt to present the TRUTH about these intrusions upon our Rights and the destruction of our Liberty, because for generations we have been made to feel comfortable and safe within them, it will scare people. Shining a light in a room where no light has been seen for days is painful…but we are talking not about days, but generations. Liberty will seem radical. Liberty will seem extreme. Liberty will challenge what we have known to be true our entire lives. And it will make people call you names and want to deny its truth.

Do not get angry with them. It is what psychologists call “Cognitive Dissonance.” You should expect it. Everyone must come about their awakening to Liberty in their own way. Unfortunately some will never come to it at all. Just know that we have a responsibility to speak truth and seek wisdom. Be patient with them. But more importantly, no matter how much they deny the truth, no matter how many names they call you, DON’T STOP SPEAKING THE TRUTH!

I promise I won’t. I am no more an anarchist than Thomas Jefferson, George Mason, or James Otis, Jr. I would love to live in a place where no government is necessary, I just understand the depravity of man will never allow that to be reality. So I stand with Thomas Paine and believe that “government in its best form is a necessary evil, in its worst form, an intolerable one.”

Can we work together to break the Cognitive Dissonance? Can we endeavor to speak truth with love in patience? Can we refuse to tolerate lies and manipulations for comfort and peace? Can we say, “if there be trouble, let it be in my day so my child may have peace?”

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Hall is an attorney and former prosecutor who travels the country teaching the Constitution and the history that gave us our founding documents. A disabled Army veteran, KrisAnne is also a mother, a pastor’s wife and a patriot. From St. Louis, MO, she received her undergraduate degree in Bio-Chemistry from Blackburn College in 1991 and her J.D. from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law and is a former Russian Linguist for the US Army.

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