Originally started in response to the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), Maximus Libertas began with the humble hope of sharing information and/or stories not covered (or at least not making the headlines) in the major media. The ultimate goal: to promote self-directed thought, consideration of points often omitted by the main-stream media…like history or the actual documents, and a grassroots information train. I have limited time to devote; as like you I have family, responsibilities, and I sometimes want to get out and enjoy life. So, as time permits I will continue to provide food for thought, historical quotes and references, and relevant stories that I hope you devour…and share with our fellow brothers and sisters. As you read these words there are people actively campaigning/working to derail the very principles that made this country great; not necessarily out of spite, but their own ignorance and indoctrination. Our most effectual weapon is to educate, but this is a long and difficult road which may very well take more than a generation to realize any lasting benefit. The longer we wait, the more difficult it will be. I am only one person, but incredible dreams have been birthed from “We the People,” and have often exceeded expectations.
Only We can turn things around to ensure opportunity and liberty for our children, but We must be dedicated enough to set aside some of our entertainment. I am reminded of the movie Gladiator, when Russell Crowe’s character, Maximus, screamed out to the spectators of his slaughter, “ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!” We are witnessing the moral decay of our country; ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?! We are watching broken families, unsupportive parents, and failing schools across our country; ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?! We are watching the continued increase of our country’s debt that will be paid by our children; ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?! We are observing people attempting to re-write the founding ideals of our country; ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?! We are watching liberties being pulled away in little strips; ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?! We are witness to the stigmatization of God and His guiding principles that shaped our country; ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!
WE must make a commitment. This is not for the weak of heart…or of mind. I hope you’ll join me on this journey, and I pray that We will have the heart and mind to be of some benefit.
“Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.” -Benjamin Franklin