Thursday, December 19, 2002

So how do I become free? I have much freedom but I believe that there is more for my family and me. Freedom to not have to rely on the gov for things that God has given us the ability to produce.

I am going to be using this analogy of slavery. I need to qualify that with the statement that we are not slaves in the same sense. But our minds have a slave mentality.

In the time of slavery, black men walking down the road in a slave state could be stopped by any white man and told to show their papers. For a freedman it would be his papers of emancipation, for a slave it would be papers from his master showing that he had permission to be there. Now remember, white men did not ever need to carry papers of any kind. The burden of proof was always on the black man. Frederick tells that a group of ruffians had been known to arrest a freeman, ask to see his papers, and upon the showing of his papers, the ruffians would tear up his papers and sell him to a life of slavery. How awful! My point is that he was never really free while in a slave state. You are not free as long as you can be taken against your will and your possessions seized. So how do you find protection against the IRS? It is not by using their forms and still using their number. I am starting to believe that the only way to true freedom would be to run away, to a free state.

"Free your mind!" - Morpheous

Run away. Freedom is after all our birthright as Americans. So run away from the slave system. How can you be free as long as you still identify with the "name" that they have given to you? I am talking about the SSN that was assigned to you by them. It is not my number. Nor is it yours. You are a free man. So live free. Does the thought of running away frighten you? It sure does frighten me. If I try to run away I just might get clobbered over the head. I have a family to provide for. My son will be born in a free state, with no numeric identifier. Yet I still have one. Does that make me less of a man? Not in God's eyes. He sees that I am taking the information I have received and being faithful with it. Truth demands action and act I will, but not out of frustration or haste. Like a seed that was planted, it is growing and I am feeding it. One day I will run to freedom and the IRS will say, "what ever happened to Christian Bowman?" I will be nowhere to be found, for I will have run far away to my freedom. I am thankful to live in this great land. Where I can make the choice to lay down my ignorance and choose complete freedom. Thank you Lord for all of your blessings! A beautiful Proverbs 31 wife, a roof over my head, transportation, a job that provides for my family, a great church, and great friends and family.