“Preppers” owe much to our nation’s founders. We are the folks who are working so we can form an acceptable future for ourselves and others, especially our children. Most of us may well be lacking a sound basic understanding of what it actually took for the founders to create the free nation that they envisioned—what is now the United States of America.
We owe much to the few who dared to even conceive that it would be possible to revolt against an uncaring, passive, overbearing government. They dared to fight against, what was then, the single most powerful nation on the entire planet.
In 1776 our enemy was an island named England and a king who ruled by military might. He ruled with war ships and his chosen governors and appointed judges.
And now, we “Preppers”, are preparing to isolate ourselves from an inevitable collapse of the system that has evolved. Our government’s representatives have been allowed to manipulate our reality and transform our freedoms. It is a record of moral failure. It is the legacy of a people that have forgotten that freedom is a principle, that freedom is a way of life, and that our freedom is a gift from God.
Freedom will be our heritage only so long as it is cherished and loved; protected and taught to our youth. When it is not protected and taught, it will be taken from us by evil ambitions and evil people!
Q & A’s
Now is an excellent time for us to process just a few, seldom-discussed, Questions and Answers. We need to address who we are and what our responsibilities are as “Preppers” to the future and to our children who live with us.
Are we preparing our Youth?
We, who are self-named “the Preppers,” have made ourselves fully aware of the sound principles of wise self-government. We should, and must, bring that with us into that professed survivalist community. We must because we can.
Why aren’t we?
This kind of concern just hasn’t been at the top of our list. Perhaps we are too busy putting food on the table and scratching cash for extra medical supplies and a few more boxes of 223’s. Perhaps we didn’t know what we didn’t know.
What concept can help us the most?
We must believe we can change the world one day at a time. Our purpose must be to be a better person today than we were yesterday. The great Indian leader, Mahatma Gandhi said, “If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change.”
Just a few hundred years ago, a self-taught, local community leader was asked how he was able to create within their community such a strong bond among the many different types and social levels of people in such a peaceful manner. His answer was both simplistic and powerful. He said, “In both the schools and in the homes, we teach by word and by example proper principles, and the children then grow up to be self-governed and responsible young adults who look after the training of the youth and who care about and care for the elderly. We teach them correct principles and they govern themselves well.”
This must be the type of character and integrity we survivalists must carry into our future. If not, we too will have failed.
How involved does the individual need to be?
We must know and we must teach, that the individual’s non-participation in local and state governments has been the foundation of the dominance and corruption of the upper levels of our present government. One “I didn’t vote” at a time has become the graveyard of freedom and free people.
We have a constitution that many still cling to and sincerely believe to be inspired by God. It has been the supreme example to all the world for more than two hundred years. We must renew our allegiance and our personal protection of that special concept of freedom. It is not broken and not in need of repair.
Our founding Patriots warned us that the constitution could only be used to govern a goodly people who followed the ten commandments and were God-fearing. Now we are suffering the unintended consequences of past negligence and errant ways. Our people have allowed the principles and standards of honor and honesty to be cast aside in the quest for more possessions and less responsibility
We can, and we must, regain the forgotten principles of honesty in government, of integrity in our hearts and minds, of higher standards of personal character being taught in our schools, and we must cherish responsible citizenship as a way of life
We must agree and teach others that the principle of “the knowledgeable vote” is both an opportunity and a specific “obligation” of every citizen. Our schools must teach and enable our youth to be self-reliant and responsible for both their actions and their omissions. They should be able to defend this strong society.
There will be opposition! There will always be an effort to tear down our freedom flag and rule us once again by the powerful few who need power over us to justify their very existence.
What kind of changes will be necessary?
We must change who we are so as to then change what we do and what we allow to be done in our name. We must be strongly involved with local government and stop the growth of petty rules that are simple interference in our lives by folks who feel it necessary that they make rules to control others and to enhance their self-importance.
List of “Never Again Will We” Principles:
Be an unarmed, untrained nation of uneducated sheep
Allow anyone to create rules to disarm the population.
Allow any child to be malnourished or illiterate.
How Can We Do These Things?
You ask, “How can we do these things when our financial system fails? When our transportation system has collapsed? When our manufacturing base has been sold to the highest foreign bidders? When our medical system is governed by politicians and insurance companies? When our politicians vote to have benefits for themselves that we pay for but do not have?
1–My answer is, ”The single strongest word in the entire world, in every language, in every people’s history is “NO!”:
There is no better place to foster freedoms for all than an honest ballot box. There is no better place to foster freedoms for all than the homes supported by the schools.
2–A Government-Dependent Education System Must Discontinue:
Currently our education system is nearly completely dependent on government financing, government standards, government controls and government mistruths. This cannot be allowed to continue. We are, as “Preppers”, obligated to stand up and say, “No more government controlled schools.” Children must be taught authenticated and verified history, correct civil government and responsible citizenship. They must be taught the value of an enquiring mind, be allowed to disagree, and allowed to keep an open mind.
3–The Key to Successful Change:
The real key to successful changes will be difficult, as most good things are. The real key to successful changes of every type, time, or place is the process of changing ourselves into new persons.
We who call ourselves “Preppers”, will have a much better success probability than those who have not yet learned to look ahead and to plan for a better life. “Prepper” goals should definitely include provisions for creating, in advance, the desired aspects of local and other government bodies. We cannot limit our efforts to simply a good supply of beans bullets and band-aids. That is not enough. The same rules of problem-solving and the proven methods of successful achievement are readily available in any of the many “Internet Search Engines,” which will enable each of us as individuals and as members of a group to do better in the future.
The key to family and community success in the future is to start NOW, not tomorrow, and not next week. Start now! Start making notes on methods of survival. Start making that list of names and phone numbers NOW. Download those free “kindle” ebooks NOW. Begin to accumulate the thousands of available topics and using protected SurvivalBlog archives with thousands of success tips on “how to do stuff”. Do it NOW!
There is a simple rule of commonsense that says to all of us, “You cannot teach that which you do not know.” Therefore, start reading the true history of our free nation – NOW..
Success without a written plan is generally referred to as “dumb luck.”
Thanks and good luck on your change efforts.