I ate lunch today at a Chinese Buffet and received 50 cents back in change when I paid the bill. The owner was handling the two quarters and said that something was not right about one of them. He dropped it and said it did not sound right. I asked to look at them and at first thought he meant the Iowa quarter from 2017. I said that it was a legal quarter and took them both.
As soon as I looked down, I saw that he meant the other quarter which was a 1964 silver quarter. The proprietor thought the quarter was counterfeit when in fact, it was actually the real money. The current value of a 1964 silver quarter starts at $4.37. People have been conditioned to accept fiat currency as real money. Real money is not recognized as such by most people today after 57 years of government debasement.
As I was thinking about this further, an analogy came to me. People today have a different concept of Liberty than those of our founding fathers. The Constitution that they sacrificed so much to give us is now considered to be counterfeit by our current fraudulent government. The tragedy is that people do not understand the value of Liberty: their concept is a bastardized version of true Liberty.
When people do not understand the value of money after 57 years, imagine their value of Liberty after 233 years.
Here is Joe Biden’s version of Liberty:
I need you to get vaccinated when it’s your turn and when you can find an opportunity and to help your family, your friends, your neighbors get vaccinated as well. Because here’s the point. If we do all this, if we do our part, we do this together, by July the 4th, there’s a good chance you, your families and friends will be able to get together in your backyard or in your neighborhood and have a cookout and a barbecue and celebrate Independence Day.
I remember and understand the true value of Liberty and its cost.