Personal sovereignty to some is a very scary subject. Just the thought that they have to be completely responsible for themselves and their families is enough to make some people run and hide. We have been told that no matter what happens there will be someone or an organization that will be there to pick us up. Many, myself included, have found this not to be the case. In today's episode we talk about the realization that personal sovereignty matters.
At some point in most people's life something happens that jolts their personal sense of justice. It can be political, crime, social, work, or even family related. It really doesn't matter what the cause. It doesn't have to be anything really traumatic, it can be something as simple as someone with whom you thought there was a good level of mutual respect and finding out that you are simply a source of something they need. Whatever the cause, there are events that will force us to step back and take a hard look at our world. For many of us we realize that we just don't like the way things are going.
I have talked to many people who feel that they are being used by someone or something and that their lives are being programmed by someone on the outside. How we react next will determine a lot of our attitude and future. The reactions vary widely. Some people just sink themselves into reality television or sports. Some people drink alcohol or do drugs. Others will go to the doctor and get a prescription for antidepressants. A very small group of people look around and decide they have had enough. They want to live a more free and full life. Great!! Some even go so far as to make a public declaration. After the exhilaration of this defiant act has passed they are faced with a looming question. Now What?
Sovereign CitizensThere is a movement out there called the sovereign citizen movement. I understand their ideals, but their methodology is what I question. They believe that they can just abstain from the entire system. They try to avoid taxes by filing a form in court, they avoid all of the aspects of the governmental system. I like what they are trying to do, but the way they are trying to do it is causing a lot of them to wind up in jail and or prison. I am of the opinion that we should work within the system that we have been handed and try to open people's eyes to the fact that individuals do a much better job of taking care of their family, friends, and neighbors than any bureaucracy. The bureaucracy really doesn't care about you all they care about is maintaining power.
Some people just don't see it and for others it is obvious. Our system is set up to make sure that everyone is locked into it. It doesn't matter what your situation, the system has a place for you. I am serious. If you will think about it the welfare system is a perfect example. There are people that are on the welfare system is set up in a way that once you get on it, it is very difficult to get off. I have known people that have had to be on the system for a short period of time and as soon as they start working they have a realized loss of living conditions working from what they had while on the system.
Personal sovereignty is a path not a destination. I don't know anyone that is completely self reliant. That shouldn't stop us from working toward being more so. As we continue we will talk about individual ways to become more sovereign.
I hope you enjoy the podcast.
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