Caesar is Coming to America: Trading Self-Sufficiency for Self Indulgence

Two hundred years ago, only four percent of Americans lived in cities.

The vast majority of citizens of the American populous were farmers, ranchers, and fisherman.

Now, it is estimated that eighty three percent of Americans live in urban areas, which means that eighty three percent of Americans are dependent on other people (mainly commercial agriculture) to supply them with food.

The only exception to this is the small percentage of urban farmers, who grow their own food and even raise animals within city limits.

Since 1950, we have seen the steady decline of small farms replaced by the exponential increase of urbanization and commercialization.

I admit, cities have benefits, such as increased innovation and education but they also have higher rates of disease and crime.

In addition, masses herded together are much easier to control then those spread out throughout the countryside, especially when those people depend on the government and commercial agriculture for their daily bread.

This begs the question, what really is the motive behind the exponential urbanization of the United States and the world as a whole?

Are YOU willing to sacrifice your freedoms, mainly food security, for the luxuries afforded to those who live in the city?

What has become of the once resilient, self sufficient American people?

A Warning From the Founding Fathers

John Adams warned the young nation of America to be on guard against the deceptive decadence offered by European nations.

He believed in hard work, practicality, and frugality. He had a garden in which he grew his family’s food, as did many of the founding fathers.

Benjamin Franklin was a prominent supporter of agriculture and was quoted as saying-

“There seem to be but three ways for a nation to acquire wealth. The first is by war, as the Romans did, in plundering their conquered neighbors. This is robbery. The second by commerce, which is generally cheating. The third by agriculture, the only honest way, wherein man receives a real increase of the seed thrown into the ground, in a kind of continual miracle, wrought by the hand of God in his favor, as a reward for his innocent life and his virtuous industry.”

Indeed, the admirable attribute of self-reliance is one of the many ways in which the colonists were able to stand against up British tyranny.

In order to avoid reliance on Britain, our founding fathers encouraged the first colonists to be independent. Whatever goods the people could not due without, they hand-fashioned.

Americans proudly wore coats hewn of animal skins in place of more fashionable British woolen coats.

Call to Action

As much as I feel blessed to live in the United States in which I am allowed opportunities which are withheld from so many others, I feel it is time for Americans to make a stand once again against tyranny.

I am not calling for a revolution, that is not my place.

But rather, I am calling for Americans to reestablish the practice of self sufficiency.

Plant a garden, learn to hunt and sew, and shop at local farmer’s markets instead of massive food chains.

It is only by the testimony of the Lord Jesus and the reconstitution of our self reliant practices that we will be able to stand up against the tyranny rising up in the United States.

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