Based on current events, it’s safe to say that liberty and the American way are in critical condition. Freedom, much like a wounded soldier, is strong but in urgent need of first responder aid. Most Americans may never have the privilege of tending to a soldier in need of medical treatment in a far away land. On the other hand, we all can tend to the wounds of freedom here at home. The basics of treating a patient are often called ABC's- Airway, Breathing, and Circulation.
Airway: The airway of liberty is already open. On a daily basis millions of Americans log on to their various web accounts. There is a free flow of information at our fingertips. The average American spends roughly 30 hours online every month. If everyone took just a fraction of that time to review the constitution or find out the legality of government actions, we'd be on our way to restoring our nation.
Breathing: Exactly what this blog and several others like it intend to accomplish. Upon doing a bit of research and contrasting the key factors with the basic principles of freedom; we all have a basic civic duty to get involved. Help others understand what is happening and how to fix it. "Because freedom can't protect itself."(A.C.L.U.) I know A.C.L.U. gets a bad rep from the conservative crowd, but, they are trying to defend freedom the way they see fit. What are those critics doing?
Circulation: When the American people get informed and begin to take action, liberty will hemorrhage no more. The breath of freedom will once again oxygenate every cell of American life. Only then can we enjoy the stability of a truly free society again.The role of a first responder is to stabilize a patient until they can receive superior care, usually from a surgeon or doctor. Now I leave you with the words of, Congressman and 2012 Presidential Candidate, Dr. Ron Paul: "Refusing to reassess our mistakes and insisting on just more and more of a failed remedy is destined to kill the patient. In this case, the casualties will be our liberties and prosperity, here at home, and peace abroad."