Free People Are Non-Conformists And Fiercely Independent

“If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, but he is also obligated to do so.” Thomas Jefferson



By Don Jans

A free society requires people who ask questions, people who insist on transparency, people who are curious, and mostly people who do not trust bureaucrats, experts, and technocrats, which means people who do not trust government. When a people believe those in government have the best interest of the people at heart, they are a people who have lost or are about to lose their freedom.

The Soviet dissident and human rights activist, Natan Sharansky said, that what it meant to be a loyal Soviet citizen was to say what you’re supposed to say, to read what you’re permitted to read, and to vote the way you’re supposed to vote, and to know it was all a lie. We would interpret Sharansky’s statement to say that what it meant to be a good communist was to accept the government telling you how to live your life and what to think.

This is the very thing the American left, the Democrats and the RINO’s, are telling the American people today; you must live your life and you must think as we dictate. You must believe that the Bible and the United States Constitution are misleading, really evil, because the Bible is judgmental, and the Constitution was written by evil white men who were racist and sexist. Therefore, both must be abolished from society.

You must believe and accept anything the government tells you.

You must believe that climate change can mean anything the left wants it to mean at any given time. You must agree to any rules and penalties imposed, not because the rules and penalties have anything to do with climate, but because they will fairly and justly redistribute wealth around the world. If you ask why, or request an explanation, you are a selfish individual and not a good citizen.

You must believe and willingly comply with the draconian and freedom denying rules and regulations that are imposed, you are told, for health reasons and not to control the public and grab power. When you ask why you must stay home, wear a mask, forfeit your business or job, make believe what is called a vaccine is really a vaccine even though it does not prevent contracting the virus nor transmitting it, all to supposedly protect you from a virus with an almost 100% recovery rate, you are a selfish individual and not a good citizen.

You must believe that American elections are still determined by the voters and not the vote counters. If you ask why mass mailings of ballots, which violated voting laws, were allowed, why fake ballots were counted, why illegal ballots were counted, why voting was stopped, why poll watchers were restricted from observing, or why voting machines were connected to the internet and thus allowed an arbitrary change in voter tallies, you are a selfish individual and not a good citizen.

Our founders told us that a good citizen is a citizen that demands a completely transparent government and insists on honest and complete answers to questions.

“It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.” Benjamin Franklin

“If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, but he is also obligated to do so.” Thomas Jefferson

“A true patriot would keep the attention of his fellow citizens awake to their grievances, and not allow them to rest till the causes of their just complaints are removed.” Samuel Adams

To be a good American citizen is the antithesis of what it was to be a good Soviet or collectivist citizen. A good American citizen demands a limited, a non-dictatorial, and a fully transparent government and will always ask why. A good Soviet or collectivist citizen never questioned the government but only said yes and did what was dictated. Many people living in the United States have abandoned the characteristics required to be a good American citizen and instead desire the constraints of conformity demanded by a tyrannical government. These people are conformists and are not independent. They are what is needed to be a good Soviet or collectivist citizen.  Which are you?


Don Jans is a national acclaimed author and speaker.  He is also a lifelong student of history, with a special emphasis on Russian history.  His study of Russian history led to 1917 which led to the study of the teachings of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.  Don has written five books on the topic of Collectivism (Marxism, Communism, Socialism, Fascism, and Progressivism). 

Don has been a guest on numerous nationally and regionally broadcast radio programs.  He is a weekly guest on a nationally broadcast radio program where he discusses collectivism and how it is impacting the United States, relating current happenings to the collectivist agenda.

Don has spoken to numerous groups across the nation on the topic of who and what is the United States and who and what is collectivism. The collectivist movement has called for a transformation of the United States. What is critical for all to understand is what is the transformation; what are we now and into what will we be transformed.  

Don’s speaking approach is the same as his writing approach, and that is to be direct and straight forward with no regard for the current mandated approach of political correctness. 

Samuel Adams said, “It does not take a majority to prevail… but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.” If we are to remain free, we must be about setting brushfires of freedom.

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William Hicks

Ironically this used to be the motto of anti-war zealots during the Vietnam War. How things change.