These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated.
Before the coronavirus crisis, we were living under a brutal and tyrannical system, one that had destroyed our liberty, peace, prosperity, health, and harmony.
The Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Reserve had been plundering and looting our income and savings for decades.
The welfare state damaged people's faith in themselves, others, and God. It also harmed the sense of self-reliance and voluntary charity that once characterized the American people.
The warfare state brought us nothing but endless conflict and enmity abroad as well as the destruction of liberty and privacy at the hands of our own government here at home.
The drug war eviscerated our liberty and privacy and drew brutal racial bigotry into both federal and state law enforcement.
The centrally managed, regulated economy guaranteed poverty for those at the bottom of the economic ladder.