Comments about Occupy

The "99%" occupy movements seem to be searching for something. I have to ask are they searching for Freedom or Socialism. A few years ago, last millennium (1970) I was asked to join a protest on a college campus in Northeast Ohio. We were protesting for Freedom. The Freedom to not be Drafted and forced to fight and die in an illegal war. How did the government handle that protest? 4 dead and 9 wounded. If you know our history, which I question is still being taught in schools, 19 year olds, the normal draft age, could not vote. What a captive group the government had to exploit. After 40 years of government education and conditioning now they have the vote, but don't know how. Hope and change, is what was selected in 2008 not peace and freedom. Freedom means you have to work and earn, but the education has been, everything should be equal no one should have more than anyone else you know "all are created equal."

"Equality, rightly understood as our founding fathers understood it, leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences; wrongly understood, as it has been so tragically in our time, it leads first to conformity and then to despotism." Barry Goldwater

What was said is that movements like the occupiers is a movement to government control of the redistribution of wealth, the famous socialist agenda from those that have to those that need. I really have to question the misguided agenda of this movement. I blame our generation and my parent's generation desire to give the "next generation" a better life. We have allowed the government to become a monster. Both major political parties are corrupt, Democrats have progressives and Republicans have Neo-cons, both groups support large government control. That is why I am a Libertarian and child of Freedom and Liberty.

In another famous quote from Barry Goldwater's convention speech, "Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue."
Libertarians are considered to be radicals, but we love this REPUBLIC and will fight to return the government to the constraints of the Constitution. Patrick Henry warned us of this and thankfully was a leader of the Anti-federalist movements which produced the Bill of Rights.

"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined." Patrick Henry

I hope the occupiers educate themselves on the wrongs that have been committed by government, the system, and correct their course of protests. When they do I will be there with them, until then I am suspect of the agenda.

In Liberty,
Michael R. Carmany