What Makes Me Passionate About Liberty! (And why I won't settle for anything less...) -- NEW original poem and 60sec video!

5 months ago
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I posted to Steemit a few months ago announcing that Libertarianism.org was hosting a contest asking for 30-60 second videos that answer the question: "What Makes You Passionate About Liberty?"

Well, I've JUST submitted my entry—told in a "poetry slam" style—and I hope that it inspires YOU to protect and defend YOUR liberty as well! (The full poem is also written out below...)

It's worth noting that I'm actually one of 20,000+ libertarians & voluntaryists who've moved/are moving to New Hampshire to create a truly free society as part of the Free State Project. To learn more about me and the activism/protests I've participated in since moving to NH in April 2015, check out my recent Steemit introduction post here: http://st33m.it/randyintro

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Is this 1938 East Germany?
Politicians are starting World War 3

They tell us we’re free and call it democracy
but all I see is an aristocracy riddled with hypocrisy
They pardon Hillary
for broken confidentiality
while invading OUR privacy
and ignoring OUR calls for ANY kind of transparency

Freeze! On your knees!
They caught ya smokin trees!
Now take the plea, pay the fee,
go directly to penitentiary,
forever branded in their registry

Meanwhile the commander-in-chief drone bombs schools and hospitals indiscriminately

They claim it’s for our safety
but it forces blind conformity
When did we become their property?

Since when did liberty come with conditions like these?
What gives them the authority to cause such atrocities?

Why do whistleblowers have to seek amnesties in other country’s embassies
when they reveal it's the U.S. committing terrorist activities?
Did we all develop some mental disease …
Stockholm Syndrome with unhealthy co-dependencies?

Well, I'm speaking out for the world to see:
This isn’t the land of the free; it’s just pretending to be.

What makes me passionate about liberty
is knowing anything less is tyranny and slavery.

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(Music credit: "Covered In Oil" by Broke For Free)

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  ·  5 months ago

Well done! I'm resteeming this. I wish Steemit had a notification system because I completely missed your mention months ago.

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70
  ·  5 months ago

maybe good old 'google alerts' would work in the meantime?

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69
  ·  5 months ago

That is a great idea. I'll have to tinker with it and see if it can be restricted to a single domain.

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70
  ·  5 months ago

site:steemit.com ?

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61
  ·  5 months ago

Let me know what you find out @lukestokes! I've missed some good notifications/tags on Steemit too!

68
  ·  5 months ago

Outstanding! Bravo! Nicely done!
Thank you very much.

63
  ·  5 months ago

Fantastic!

66
  ·  5 months ago

Great! Let's move to New Hampshire!
See also my latest post
https://steemit.com/usa/@freiheit50/yes-we-can-vote-for-hillary-or-donald-but-what-else