INDEPENDENCE: freedom from the control, influence, support, aid, or the like, of others.
In order to have an independent nation, we must be an independent people and in order to be an independent people, we must be an independent person. It all boils down to… the individual. The collective does not exist, without the individuals. Each of us must personally make a choice to be part of an independent collective, as our United States Constitution speaks of. Knowledge of information, self sufficiency, personal responsibility, etc… these are independent traits within an individual person, they are independent traits within We the People and they are independent traits within a nation. If we value FREEDOM, we must first value INDEPENDENCE. These are my thoughts, I believe that if the masses do not return to valuing these individually, there is no Constitutional Republic.