12 Step Program to Liberty

Eric Wilson - 2014

I’m Eric Wilson and I am in bondage in our nation. 

Step 1: We admitted we were powerless over the bureaucracy - that it had become unmanageable. You need to admit you have a problem; the system is not only broken but actively working against you on both sides of the aisle.

Step 2: We understand we have been duped by the political propaganda and allowed it to influence our actions.  You must recognize the power the system has over you. If you believe voting for a “letter” for the sake of a “letter” or “not to lose a seat” then you not only have been lied too but you may be the problem yourself.

Step 3: We admit to ourselves and others the exact nature of our wrongs. You need to understand the consequences. This country is where it is today because you lost the meaning, power, and privilege of liberty.  That your’ s and people’s actions or lack of actions are the reason for our bondage and a nation under tyranny.

Step 4: We believe that only a Power greater than ourselves can restore sanity.  You render yourselves powerless to fix things on your own. It is understanding that there is not be a political solution. You need to have and find faith in order to make a decision to turn your will over to principles not politics.

Step 5: We will make a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. You should strengthen your self-culture. Unless you yourself are grounded with a foundation of principles and values you will continue to be the political elite serf and your behavior will never change.

Step 6: We are entirely ready to have a firm reliance on Divine Providence. There are three aspects to the concept of providence: 1) there is a Higher Power or God, 2) God has a specific purpose and is in control, and 3) firm reliance only comes from an understanding of one’s own depravity.

Step 7: We follow in faith and lead by principle. You must embrace that which is new with faith. America’s founders left the tyrannical bondage of England and removed themselves to the wilderness of America. That removal and subsequent hardship moved them to rely on God and develop Spiritual Faith, Courage, and Liberty in a way they may not have otherwise.

Step 8: We will humbly and willing accept the consequences and risk of the decisions we make. You must take control and take responsibility.  It is with great humility that we pledge our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.

Step 9: We will make Meaning a central focus of our learning, conversations and thinking.You focus on things that are important. Tests, trials and struggles bring important lessons, and the opportunity to consider what is truly important like self, family, and community and what is not like wasting time worrying about what a politician said.

Step 10: We continue to take personal inventory and when we are wrong promptly admit it. The biggest enemy to liberty is not apathy but “self”. You can just as easily be manipulated by greed, power, and control than you can by laziness or ignorance. Those that set out on the journey to liberty often times become corrupted themselves; don’t let it be you. 

Step 11: We seek through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out. To get out of bondage we must as a society develop spiritual faith and become a people of high humility, high integrity, high literacy, and devotion to God.

Step 12: Having had an awakening as the result of these steps, we continue to do so through life. From a spiritual awakening we achieve the courage we need to fight for and win our freedom. BUT LET THIS STAND AS A WARNING TO GENERATIONS AND SOCIETIES THAT MAY COME. History has told us that it follows, through the benefits of freedom, we generally achieve abundance in material things.  With abundance we get selfishness and laziness setting in. Then we get apathy and finally dependence. Then we arrive back up at bondage again.