The Proper Course for a Person who loves Freedom



By Don Jans

To say that the United States is not at a crossroads, that is will we be free men or will we be slaves, as was asked by Samuel Adams, is to deny reality. Yes, this day of reckoning has been coming for decades as people were no longer taught that our Constitution was written not to protect the government from the people but to protect the people from government. We must never forget that our nation is an incredibly unique nation. We were founded on that very principle that people should always be aware of and thus protect themselves from the tyranny of government. Nothing was more feared than was that reality that government, which is comprised of people, would more and more desire to control the lives and thoughts of the people who elected them to be servants and not sovereigns.

Being at that crossroads, we Freedom Loving Americans must ask ourselves what road we take. We can no longer hide behind the claim that all we have to do is honor our Constitution and all freedom will once again be restored. Those who are telling us that the supremacy of government, or violating the very principle upon which we were founded and the very principle which made us so unique, should and must replace that outdated concept that people can better run their own lives and make their own choices. After all those were the ideas of misguided “white men who were slave owners” and thus must be totally discarded say these enemies of freedom.

We are at a time when those who wish to destroy the very society that was built upon individual freedoms and liberties, freedoms and liberties endowed upon all people by the Creator and not man nor government, have become so emboldened that they overtly committed voter fraud and vote manipulation to claim victory despite indisputable evidence and all rational and reasonable facts to the contrary. These who oppose individual liberties and freedoms did so simply because they could. They knew from past experience that many who profess to be Freedom Loving Americans would once again claim that it is best for our country to accept the grave misdeeds of those who wish to destroy the very country these charlatans are claiming to save. 

If we Freedom Loving Americans are dedicated to the very principle that, “all men are created equally and are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, amongst them the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” we must listen to and then act upon the instructions given to us by those great champions of individual liberty and freedom. We were warned that there would be those who would despise all the unique principles upon which we were founded. These same people would try to tell us that freedom and liberty lies not within individuals but arises through the control and dictates of government and those wise bureaucrats, technocrats, and experts who have our safety as their number one concern. Even though our founders decentralized government and told us government closest to the people was always best, they warned us about the tyranny that arises when the power of government is centralized and governs from the power of a large central government down to that government closest to the people.

Through decades we have ignored the warnings of those wise founders. We now find ourselves at a time when the unique founding principles are no longer just ignored but are scorned upon and those of us who still proclaim their wisdom are demonized, ostracized, and are being threatened with elimination if we continue to voice our beliefs that individual liberty and freedom is best.

So, what are we Freedom Loving Americans to do? My suggestion is that we follow the example of those who were not willing to settle for allowing tyrants in government dictate their lives and thoughts but said freedom and liberty was the only choice.

““The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men.” Samuel Adams

““Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.” Thomas Paine

“And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, fortunes and sacred honor.” The signors of the Declaration of Independence and should be applicable for all those who are committed Freedom Loving Americans

This means, we no longer “go along to get along”, we no longer honor or obey dictatorial declarations of aspiring tyrants, we oppose tyranny in every form, we honor individual freedom and liberty in every form, and we become astute and dedicated Americans who unabashedly go about “Setting Brushfires of Freedom” everyday and all day. 


The views and opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official position of Citizens Journal.

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. Visit his website:

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