The following Opinion Editorial was submitted to Montana 1st News for publication by retired Lt. Colonel Darin Gaub of “Restore Liberty.”
America – 2075
There was a small window of time between the years 2020 and 2024 to turn back the tide of tyranny washing over the shores of the Constitutional Republic that was once the free United States of America. But the few who saw it coming had no voice to warn people, and for many who finally did, it was too late. Those who knew what was happening spent weeks and months working to get people organized and moving in ways that could help change the momentum back to liberty and away from tyranny. But there were too few. Too many passively watched as liberty continuously eroded before it finally washed away. Many held on to their savings accounts until they were worthless, and their currency was only good for lighting fires to stay warm or to cook their scarce food supplies.
America is different in 2075.
Those same people often wondered what it must have been like in the days when liberty ruled, and these United States lived free and prosperous. They wondered why so many stood by and let tyranny take over. What was so important to cause them to value their comfort over their freedom? Why did they not love their families enough to stand up to tyranny rather than let it consume their children and grandchildren? Why are things so different now? Can those in America in the year 2075 understand liberty? The problem was more likely than not enough Americans in the years 2020-2024 understood liberty either.
Many would say this move to tyrannical dictatorship started in the year 2020, but historians would point out that it started at least 100 years prior and only accelerated in 2020 after America’s enemies did everything they could to remove the previous president (which included committing large-scale election fraud). These same groups worked to destroy the freedoms under which they also thrived pretending that they would be part of the ruling class. Instead, they became unwitting victims of the same dictatorship they helped to gain power. Realized, too late, they were the pawns on the chessboard, not the bishops, knights, and rooks. History proved, once again, that kings and queens do not share power; they consume it and destroy those who get in their way.
Our founders said things like this:
“If you love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility
of servitude better than the animating contest of
freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your
counsels or arms. Crouch down and like the hands
which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you,
and may posterity forget that ye were our
What happened to courage? Where are today’s Sons of Liberty? What kind of America do our descendants inherit?
What will America look like in the year 2075? That answer will likely come in the next two to four years as liberty-loving Americans awaken from their slumber and remember that our government is accountable to us. Or do we allow the tyrannical Marxist left to pull the levers of power in government in ways that destroy this nation instead? There is no doubt that socialism, marxism, communism, fascism, and all such ideologies leave the same marks – those of destruction and human suffering.
I fear we may soon be homeless in our own homeland.
Socialists, marxists, and fascists turn government into their god, and at that throne, they continually bow seeking the dispensation of the royals. Tyranny is tyranny no matter the label applied to your oppressor. We cannot adopt one tyrant over fear of another. “We the People” must govern in America; we must take responsibility for our own nation and not make the same mistake of turning government into our version of another false god. Government is not the solution; it remains a necessary evil that we must take back as its rightful masters. We are a constitutional republic based on the inalienable rights and dignity of the individual not the collective or the commune.
It is time to stop looking to others to save this nation from the encroaching tyranny. It is time for each person to know they are the leader they are looking for and that local actions lead to national reform. Courage cannot collapse in front of tyranny but must rise and be strengthened. Look not to any celebrity, nor any other person, only look to yourself and ask, “What must I do?”
The Great We-Set starts with YOU for this is a Republic only if YOU can keep it. America can still look different in 2075 when we all work to Restore Liberty.
Lt Col (ret), US Army, Darin Gaub is a Co-founder of Restore Liberty, an international military strategist and foreign policy analyst, an executive leadership coach, and serves on the boards of multiple volunteer international, national, and state level organizations. The views presented are those of the author and do not represent the views of the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, or its components.