Wednesday, August 25, 2021

American Debacle


Perhaps it’s time to call a lid on Biden’s presidency before he calls a (permanent) lid on America. (Here’s an idea out of The Left’s own playbook: everyone who voted for Biden should be forced to receive all 3 COVID-1984 vaccines…at once. And their booster shots. Turnabout is fair play. We can show them we non-vaccinated folks care about them just as much as they purport to care about us.)

But seriously, there is an interesting—and telling—paradox here. Conservatives and the non-vaccinated don’t wish to tell others what to do. That respect is rarely reciprocated. I should not have to bake a cake for a transgender party or a gay wedding. But that most assuredly doesn’t mean I disdain transgenders and gays or wish to deny them their natural rights. If I was one I would still think the same way, were I rational. Personal liberty must be paramount, as granted by God and protected by the Founders and the Constitution. I don’t wish to keep transgender people and/or members of the LGBTQ community out of planes, restaurants, bars, movie theaters, etc. Yet, the self-same Leftists who might claim that I am bigoted and guilty of “marginalizing” certain “underrepresented groups,” want to prevent me from appearing in a public space if I don’t get vaccinated.

If leftists are successful at leaving individual liberty on the ash heap of history, the republic is dead. This is not hyperbole, but a simple statement of fact, as this was the uniqueness and the founding basis of America.

Why do progressives harbor this death wish for America, domestically and in terms of foreign policy? Why does a significant minority want to utterly destroy the most successful society in history? The one demonstrably the most beneficial to the most people in human history?

 Some are jealous, as they don’t have everything others may have. Those of whom they are jealous, those who “have it all,” are often racked by guilt. These two pathetic groups join forces against the once vast (but now shrinking) middle class. The elites take advantage of this dynamic, seeking to divide, demonize and demoralize so that they can further enhance their power, and eventually remake society into a Marxist hellhole “paradise.” And, when the patriotic rubes in the middle class-- and many of the Republicans who are supposed to represent them-- finally recognize what’s happening and decide to push back, the elites point at them and scream, “Radical right-wing extremist hate-monger(s)!”

Far-left taskmasters frame the narrative, in part by skillfully using every “crisis” to advance their agenda, while playing many in the national media as if they were the very rubes they love to mock. “Never let a crisis go to waste,” has long been their depraved motto, and they rarely leave a serviceable catastrophe behind. They have used the recent “pandemic” to get people accustomed to receiving money for not working, for calling many jobs and small businesses “non-essential,” and for forcing millions of workers to decide between their personal autonomy and continued employment. Now they are using vaccine mandates to do the same thing. What could go wrong?     

Back when politicians and heads of government occasionally spoke the truth, Winston Churchill noted: “The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings, the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.”

Due to a broken educational system and a consequent lack of accurate historical knowledge, combined with the left’s embarrassing stranglehold on American media and most of its other institutions, roughly half of Americans are profoundly ignorant. This is enabling Democratic-Socialists to push independent thinkers into a virtual American Gulag-- and the United States itself towards an American Armageddon. It is not beyond the realm of possibility that we will someday soon become a larger version of Venezuela.  

The National Center for Constitutional Studies’ extraordinary book, “The 5,000 Year Leap: A Miracle that Changed the World,” was written by W. Cleon Skousen and should be required reading in every high school in the nation. It designates one chapter for each of 28 key principles of government in a free and virtuous republic. Among them:

 Principle 1 The only reliable basis for sound government and just human relations is Natural Law. Natural law is God's law. There are certain laws which govern the entire universe, and just as Thomas Jefferson said in the Declaration of Independence, there are laws which govern in the affairs of men which are "the laws of nature and of nature's God."

Principle 2 A free people cannot survive under a republican constitution unless they remain virtuous and morally strong. "Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters." - Benjamin Franklin

 Principle 3 The most promising method of securing a virtuous people is to elect virtuous leaders.

"Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt. He therefore is the truest friend to the liberty of his country who tries most to promote its virtue, and who ... will not suffer a man to be chosen into any office of power and trust who is not a wise and virtuous man." - Samuel Adams

Principle 7 The proper role of government is to protect equal rights, not provide equal things.

The Founders recognized that the people cannot delegate to their government any power except that which they have the lawful right to exercise themselves.

Principle 8 Mankind are endowed by God with certain unalienable rights.

"Those rights, then, which God and nature have established, and are therefore called natural rights, such as are life and liberty, need not the aid of human laws to be more effectually invested in every man than they are; neither do they receive any additional strength when declared by the municipal [or state] laws to be inviolable. On the contrary, no human legislation has power to abridge or destroy them, unless the owner [of the right] shall himself commit some act that amounts to a forfeiture." - William Blackstone

These are some of the principles on which the United States was founded. Principles 1 and 8 cannot be altered, whether or not we still believe in them. How are we doing on the others? Not so good on principle number 2. Our bad. As for principle number 3…Clinton, Obama and Biden have been the last three Democratic presidents. Kamala Harris may be the next. Which is unfortunate because today’s Democratic Party has literally reversed the revelatory wisdom in principle number 7.

America’s founding principles led to that 5,000-year leap which astounded the world.

The principles of today’s Democratic-Socialist Party, both domestically and abroad, instead of being “progressive,” will take us back towards a darker time.



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