How is Independent Thinking Connected to Freedom and Prosperity?

David Redick

Independent thinking is the basis for understanding the world around us. This means that you only believe and support information and ideas that make sense to you, after proper analysis, based on facts and logic. That is the opposite of accepting whatever the masses, your church, political party, or the government says is “right” or “true.”  For those people, Lemming, sheep, follower, and herd mentality come to mind.

Independent thinking means that you are rational and take responsibility for your life and thoughts, rather than seeking emotional security, or righteousness, from being a “normal” submissive dupe, or “believer” in whatever is most accepted around you. It means no-fair labeling those who are Independent Thinkers as “conspiracy theorists,” “kooks,” or “radicals,” just because they disagree with mainstream thought.  Especially if they: A) Base their opinions on fact and logic.  B) Are non-violent.  C) Their goals tend to restore liberty, honesty, rule of law, and the Constitution to our nation.

Don’t think this only applies to the ill-informed masses. Many educated and successful people also reside in the security and convenience of the willing-dupe pit; in fact, many are active parasites who seek government money or special laws for personal gain. Hence, our national decline of ethics, peace, and prosperity.

Most people don’t care much beyond their current wants and needs, but they should; it is the future, and a broader view of national affairs that they should be concerned about — if only for their children and future generations. Key future issues (some in 1 to 5 years) are:  A) Costly and deadly wars for Empire (not defense).  B) Corruption in government.  C)  Reduced living standards caused by crash of the US Dollar.

Successful leaders make strong use of Independent Thinking, hopefully mixed with an ample supply of ethics. We need more of them.  H.L. Mencken said it well:

The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who is able to think things out for himself without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitable he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable, and so, if he is romantic, he tries to change it. And even if he is not romantic personally he is apt to spread discontent among those who are.

Author, David Redick

David Redick is the author of two books about restoring America to independence:   Monetary Revolution-USA: Allow Gold-Backed Money from Private Mints, Abolish Legal Tender Laws and the Fed (Volume 1) and Rebuild America Now: Restore Liberty, Honesty, Rule of Law, and the Constitution .  

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