Nothing warms my heart more than watching people stand up for their freedoms.

It gives me hope to know that there are still people out there that are willing to take a stand for what’s right rather than sit on the sideline and let people control their lives.

This is the spirit upon which America was BUILT.

The first settlers came to the New World in search of freedom, including the freedom to worship God as they saw fit, a right that was in opposition to what the European clergy and rulers of the day wanted.

It was this same spirit that forced our Founding Fathers to stand up to the tyranny of King George, who had DOUBLED taxes on goods going to and from the colonies. These fledgling Americans had enough and declared their independence from the crown.

And it was this same spirit that motivated men of all ages to volunteer for the second World War to fight for the freedom of Europe, even as hordes of Nazis tried to institute their brand of totalitarianism.

Freedom should be the most important for ANY individual to keep in mind when making decisions.

Freedom: Our Most Important Right

More than safety…

More than security…

More than wealth.

Freedom should always be our focus.

To be honest, if the elected officials of the past two decades had kept freedom as the main goal of their policies and actions, America (and the world) would be in a much better place right now.

If that were the case, none of our politicians would be mandating vaccines, masks, lockdowns, because each of these policies goes against the very fabric of American identity.

However, in the 21st Century, there are too many of us that are content or too concerned with our own “safety.”

We’d rather waste away in our little worlds than stand up for what’s right in the REAL world. We’d rather stay safe behind locked doors, like prisoners, than do what’s right and show the world that the American spirit is NOT dead.

This is why what happened on Sunday in New York City was so motivating. It showed the world that there are still people who view freedom as paramount to our way of life.

Thousands of New Yorker workers showed the world that freedom is THEIR focus when they marched across the Brooklyn Bridge in protest of the vaccine mandate made by Bill de Blasio for city workers, set to go into effect on November 1.

But de Blasio’s city is about to descend into chaos, as thousands of workers will not comply with his order to receive at least one dose of the COVID vaccine by Friday at 5pm or else be put on unpaid leave and possibly lose their jobs.

This means that come Saturday, many aspects of the city will come to a grinding halt…and it will all be because de Blasio is trying to force a vaccine that isn’t anywhere near 100% effective.

Does that make sense to you?

The Heart Of A City Is Its Workers

It was similarly perplexing to the THOUSANDS of city workers who took their beef public and effectively closed down the Brooklyn Bridge as they marched across it in protest. The NYC Police Benevolent Association even filed a lawsuit against the city in hopes of getting this mandate removed.

Cops, firefighters, and transportation and maintenance workers alike joined together to let city officials know that, if they follow through with their mandate, there will be a LOT more problems than just traffic during rush hour.

One protestor, retired FDNY Lt. James Finnegan, told a local news outlet, “This is not ‘following the science,’ this is like totalitarianism. He [de Blasio] doesn’t remember that when it started a year and a half ago, we worked through it all. Ok? I got my family sick. Really what they’re doing is forcing their will on people at this point, and that’s what I’m against. I don’t really have a problem with people taking the vaccine, if that’s what they want to do.”

Everything he’s said is 100% correct.

Everything.

What’s more troubling than these people having to march for their freedom of choice is the fact that not ONE major news outlet reported on what happened in the city that day. Sure, local news outlets reported on it…but none of the major news outlets did.

Why do you think that is?

That’s a rhetorical question. We know why they didn’t mention it.

However, as I said, we should take hope that THOUSANDS are willing to stand up to oppression.

Let’s just hope this feeling is even MORE infectious than COVID. We need more of it in our country.

 

“The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.” — Albert Einstein