By Ron Ewart, President

National Association of Rural Landowners

and nationally recognized author on freedom and property rights issues.
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© Copyright Sunday, January 29, 2012 – All Rights Reserved

“Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.”   Theodore Roosevelt

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In each of us there lies a gland (adrenal) that activates a fight-or-flight response, when we are confronted by danger, provided that is, if a person is cognizant of the danger in the first place.  When danger to our own life or a loved one is thrust upon us, this gland injects a hormone (adrenalin) into the blood stream that almost instantly increases the heart rate and breathing rhythm.  All of our senses become super charged.  In some, this surge of adrenalin triggers instant panic and the person becomes like a deer frozen in the headlights.  In others it prepares them to meet any threat with force and energy many times their normal strength.  Under these conditions, frail little women have been known to lift a car off a victim.

However, many dangers are so subtle they do not signal their presence until it is too late to retreat or charge.  The adrenal gland is never activated.  One of the most onerous of those subtle dangers is the slow rise of government tyranny. 

As an example of not recognizing a danger, many years ago we took a trip to a farm in Nodaway County,Missouri, located in the northwest corner of the state.  We stayed on the farm for about a week.  On one of those days the skies grew dark and ominous.  Strange colors crossed the sky between the dark clouds and the air grew suddenly quiet.  You could feel the electricity almost crackling in the space around you.   More