The Path of the Warrior:A Liberal Manifesto

In my first post titled the “Path of the Warrior:A Liberal Manifesto” I outlined the importance of principles from the eyes of a former secular Marxist turned liberal convert. This time I bring you an excerpt from the Manifesto itself. The extended version of the liberal manifesto will be up for free viewing at my  GOP site in a PDF file format. Those who hold constitutionalists principles and those of like mind are welcome to read the manifesto in its most pure and unapologetic state. But here is the argument from chapter one that introduces the manifesto:

The Path of the Warrior: A Liberal Manifesto

written by Matthew J. Jordan

Chapter 1: Freedom as our Weapon

“For freedom as our weapon, one in which no man made bomb nor blade can deter”-From ‘The Path of the Warrior:A Liberal  Manifesto’ written by Matthew Jason Jordan

It has been revealed in our time that politicians with a thirst for power attempt to bring reason to their assault on liberty. Some say: “It’s for the good of the people”, many argue that they hold a moral obligation to rob us of the very essence of our being:freedom. To me freedom is like the sky above, it’s vast, everlasting, and a wondrous sight to behold. This manifesto outlines to basic tools we need in order to promote freedom as well as preserve her. We cannot relegate freedom to the shore lines and prairie fields of America. We must expand the idea of freedom to the four corners of the earth. And to conservatives like Dr. Ron Paul who believe in an isolationist America, I must disagree with all due respect. We owe it to ourselves to promote freedom because all men, women, and children deserve a chance to be free, am I wrong?

But still many people within our own party will argue that America is best served as an isolationist country. Pat Buchanan and Ron Paul are two names that come to mind when you talk about the idea of America only in it for America. But I can argue these two men and say while I believe we should only be in it for America when it comes to economics, foreign affairs are a different matter in my humble opinion. If we are to ensure freedom then we must police the world. Now, there are different ways to go about that. We have the world’s foremost advanced and powerful Military, but we mustn’t use our force as if it were some endless array of power. With power comes great responsibility and we have to keep in mind the reckless nature in which we could devalue our Armed Forces. But to the extent Dr. Ron Paul and Pat Buchanan believe well, I must reject that notion, though I respect both men a great deal.

Yes, freedom is the long standing cause of great struggle in the world. From the time of Moses demanding the Israelites be set free from the clutches of the Pharaoh, to the era of Adolf Hitler and Nazism that spread across eastern and western Europe. Hell even in our own history we’ve fought to grant ourselves freedom from a British Empire We’ve even had the misfortune of turning arms on our brothers so that slaves could be set free. America has been in the middle of every major war for freedom. We’re the ones who liberated a continent and defeated an evil that threatened millions of innocent Jews in Germany, Denmark, and Austria. We’ve defeated Tojo and Imperial Japan, the Soviet Union and communism, Marxism, Stalinism, we’ve been the driving force behind freedom in Europe and Asia. And as I watch the events going on in the world, with their increasingly bold actions against Tibetan monks we may eventually have to confront communist red China.

But that is the hard price to pay for freedom my friends. Freedom is worth it, because it’s the most precious bounty granted to men by almighty god. Freedom is the reason why men get rich, it’s the reason women are able to run for high office and work in corporations, freedom made it possible for a black man to get elected to the most powerful office in the world; despite what you think about Barack Obama, he is a prime example of freedom and the opportunities that unfolds.

So there you have it, an excerpt from The Path of the Warrior. Hopefully if anyone reads the full version online they’ll take from it more than just liberalism, but a sense of history and who we are as a people.Just keep this in mind whenever you hear someone doubt freedom and our ability to preserve it or promote it around the world read these quotes to them:

“Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.”-George Washington

“The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.”-Thomas Jefferson

“Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.”-John Quincy Adams

“The individual who refuses to defend his rights when called by his government, deserves to be a slave, and must be punished as an enemy of his country and friend to her foe.”-Andrew Jackson

“Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”-George Washington