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Economic Freedom is the First Freedom

Because it deals with the things we require first

This is a fundamental truth that many people don't appreciate.

We need food, clothes, and shelter to survive. Until those elements are addressed, nothing else matters. If our freedom to pursue survival is interfered with, our other freedoms suffer.

It's that simple.

If you rely on someone else for survival, you are controlled to some extent, which means less freedom.

If someone else can interfere with your survival, that person can interfere with your other freedoms. If he tells you, "If you say X, Y, or Z, you won't be allowed to buy A, B, or C," you are less likely to say X, Y, or Z.

The other freedoms mean nothing if your economic freedom isn't in place.

Economic freedom comes first.

An exclusive centralized digital currency will kill economic freedom. If we have no hard money, the central government will know every economic transaction and can prohibit any type of transaction, and can prohibit people from engaging in transactions based on how they behave.

You oppose vaccines? Then you can't buy a house.

You think the vaccine originated in a lab? No car.

You say mail-in ballots are fraught? Then you can't buy alcohol.

You support Trump? Well, you just lost your digital wallet altogether, creep.

We know the federal government is already censoring speech. What makes us think it wouldn't use the far more effective means of simply killing people's economic freedom?

To be honest, if I had to choose between writing this blog and being allowed to travel or buy groceries without restrictions, I'd abandon the blog. Economics is prior to speech.

Sound the alarm. If this article is accurate, an Orwellian world is coming fast. It'll all be done for the sake of the children, of course, but Orwellian nonetheless.

American Totalitarian “Crypto Dollar” May Come Before the Election ⋆ Brownstone Institute
Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) threaten to replace the cash we use with programmable, trackable, and censorable tokens controlled by governments. Your financial choices could be suppressed, and privacy eliminated. Based on what I’ve learned and experienced directly, this could happen before the 2024 election. The best way to stop it is through direct action, not through politics.