At the core of the political crisis that has engulfed America in recent years is a swing from economic capitalism to democratic socialism.
The price we are asked to pay for this reform is the freedom and liberty of all Americans.
What most Americans don’t seem to understand is how fleeting and rare freedom actually has been throughout history. We have become spoiled by 200 years of liberty and take for granted much of what our ancestors died for. Particularly, the post-World War II generations have little concept of sacrifice and the incalculable cost of freedom. This ignorance, born of complacency, is dangerous for all of us.
Too many Americans today are ready to trade in their freedom for security – even a false security.
Most Americans simply don’t know their own history, much less that of the rest of the world. They seem to go through life believing everything that happens is coincidental and happens by accident. Many are totally ignorant of the behind-the-scenes agenda of a ruthless elite bent on controlling the world. As American philosopher and writer George Santayana said, “those who don’t learn from the past are doomed to repeat it.”
Quite honestly, I believe unless something changes radically in the next few years, we are on the verge of losing this great nation to those who hate all that it stands for.
Dr. Paul on Obama’s inauguration speech.
Most Americans are oblivious to this serpentine monster looming over them, and few recognize it as Socialism. Some feel perfectly comfortable in their present condition and simply ignore what is going on. Some are simply apathetic toward anything that doesn’t directly and immediately impact their lives and therefore dismiss it.
Others feel powerless to do anything about it so they sit on the sidelines wringing their hands in despair. Some just dismiss it all as some so-called “conspiracy theory” held by right-wing whackos. Others are sucked in by the immense propaganda machine and have come to believe it to be a positive step forward.
Probably most Americans are simply lazy for some of the above mentioned reasons and take their freedom for granted and don’t have a clue there are those working to take it from them. There are even some who believe they will profit from it and therefore embrace it. Some others truly believe in the philosophies of Marx and promote it.
Then there is a remnant who recognize it for what it is and are fighting to preserve this country from its influence.
We have been told that Socialism is all right, when in fact it is not all right. It is slavery with a beautiful face. It has been tried many times in the past and in many places and in every case has brought misery to the people and ultimately failed.
The passage of unconstitutional law and a denial of liberty to men all happen because we permit it.
Our leaders seem to forget the Federal Government was created by the States, not the other way around. This nation was established by God and the people, not by any government. Yet, “we the people” have permitted our government to become too big and powerful and now it exerts far more control over us than our founders originally intended.
It is through falsified crisis creation that provides the enemy the perfect means and opportunity to ram through its nefarious political agenda. You must not ignore how Hitler hijacked crisis-hit Germany in the 1930’s to offer up his own policies as the only solution, while blaming his political enemies for the chaos.
In response to the Wuhan coronavirus, Governors in state after state have issued wide-ranging executive orders closing businesses deemed “non-essential,” and effectively prohibited religious gatherings in order to enforce their social distancing guidelines. These government officials do not have the authority to order the closure of private businesses, whether essential or nonessential, not the authority to prohibit religious gatherings. Government can determine essential versus non-essential workers within its own employees in the context of a shutdown, but there is no constitutional authority on the federal or state level that allows government to subjectively determine who and what is essential for private workers, including during a national health emergency. The state doesn’t have the authority under the U.S. Constitution to deprive any American of their right to earn an honest living. Virus or no virus.
Using a divide and conquer tactic, people are being herded into groups, those deemed “essential” keep working while the “non-essential” are being social distanced and told to stay at home. In state after state, jurisdiction after jurisdiction, Americans seem to have meekly accepted the suspension of the Constitution: The closure of houses of worship, the arrest of ministers and religious leaders, freedom to worship God in your car in parking lots is banned, and the suspension of the right to assemble and petition the government.
Those business closures, though, are not equal. We are allowing the powers that shouldn’t be to redefine for us what is essential and what’s non-essential. Some local and governments have even told stores what they can and cannot sell, placing restrictions on the types of items that essential business can sell. Despite being open, these stores you are “allowed” to visit are being forced to empty shelves or rope off aisles in order to prevent shoppers from browsing non-essential goods. Walmart, liquor stores, and abortion clinics are deemed “essential” while your church is “non-essential”. How do you balance that from a Constitutional standpoint?
To President Trump’s credit, on May 22, 2020 declared houses of worship “essential” and said if governors did not allow churches, synagogues, and mosques to open, he would override those governors. The CDC has released it’s guidance on opening churches.
With large parts of the population afraid of this invisible enemy, federal, state, and local governments across the county have felt comfortable violating Section 242 of Title 18 that makes it a crime for a person acting under color of any law to willfully deprive a person of a right or privilege protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States.
Acting under a supposed public health authority and emergency powers, they have deprived Americans of their rights:
- First Amendment right to peaceably assemble or go to church.
- The Raleigh N.C. police declared “protesting is a non-essential activity” and arrested a woman for exercising her 1st. Amendment right.
- Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer decreed, “All public gatherings of any size are prohibited.”
- The Fourth Amendment is violated as Americans are required to pass health screenings in order to work and conduct business.
- The right to move freely within and among states is also infringed with travel bans and quarantines. Article IV, Section 2, says “The citizens of each state shall be entitled to the privileges and immunities of citizens in the several states.”
- And the liberty and pursuit of happiness affirmed in the Declaration of Independence is violated in all sorts of ways, including mandatory quarantine of healthy people and forced unemployment for millions of Americans.
For any politician to tell any small business that they are “non-essential” based on the advice of Bill Gates-funded quacks is tantamount to the central committee of the USSR telling kulaks to get off their land and go work in a factory. Under Stalin, the Soviet state couldn’t control kulaks working on the land, so they expropriated it. Took it. Is that the same strategy Gates has for the many small mom and pop businesses in America? Force them out and make them go to work for Amazon, Walmart or some other mega-corporation where they can be more closely monitored.
In this pandemic, the government does indeed present a compelling state interest to preserve the health, safety, and welfare of its communities. So the constitutional question becomes whether the actions by state and local leaders are narrowly tailored by the least restrictive means. In other words, do these orders result in the least possible infringement on our fundamental rights and liberty while still achieving the government’s purpose of protecting us from COVID-19?
This determination should turn on whether the government’s orders are neutral and objective. Do social distancing and other health safety measures apply equally to all entities regardless of their type? COVID-19 does not distinguish between 10 or more people in a restaurant versus 10 or more people in a church, so neither should government restrictions. [The Federalist]
In a demonstration of their hypocrisy, I just watched a video of a President Trump Cabinet Meeting where NONE were practicing what they preach. No social distancing or wearing masks. As I’ve said elsewhere, it’s all a big show. These bureaucrats are quick to restrict YOUR gathering with others, ask you to keep YOUR social distance of standing 6 feet apart, and wearing a mask to protect others in public places, but they don’t even do it. Sure, through creative selective editing of the official presentation the mainstream fake news media shows you pictures of these people apparently conforming to social distancing measures when ON CAMERA. But, if you watch closely, you’ll see that when OFF CAMERA in the more relaxed private parts, they are NOT conforming.
“Americans should pause and reflect on the lies they are being sold. Masks are just a form of psychological manipulation. Many reputable physicians and scientists have said they are worthless and potentially harmful. Lockdowns are meant to condition people to obey without question. A nation of people who just do what they are told by the “experts” without question is a nation ripe for a descent into total tyranny. This is no empty warning – it’s backed up by history. Time to stand up to all the petty tyrants from our hometowns to Washington DC. It is time to reclaim our freedom.” – Ron Paul
Authorities have ratcheted up enforcement, conducting warrantless “compliance checks” and issuing fines to citizens who dare leave their homes for such dangerous actions as gardening in their own backyard. A paddle-boarder out on the water far from anyone was arrested at Malibu Beach. In California, police gave $1,000 tickets to people watching the sunset in their cars.
So long as I have a breath left in me, I will encourage more Americans to embrace the moral superiority of personal liberty and its main ingredient of limited government. This nation is about your freedom to choose, not government control over your life.
I took an oath to this country nearly forty years ago to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic,” and I intend to follow that oath.
What is the Role of Government?
The role of government in America has always been to be that of servant to the people, not the master.
Our Declaration of Independence asserts…
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”
- Our rights are NOT granted by the government, they are unalienable rights endowed by our Creator.
- The role of government is to “secure these rights” on behalf or “consent of the governed.”
Those brave patriots that declared our independence over 200 years ago went on to fight a bloody war to secure these rights and consummated their revolution with a document called the Constitution of the United States and Bill of Rights that’s sole purpose was to safeguard our God-given rights by limiting government power.
However, most collectivist politicians and others in society have been trying to expand government over the years, and have succeed to convince many people that the role of government is to grant you certain rights and will take care of you.
In other words, the government becomes the master and we the servants.
One of the most iconic symbols of America is the Statue of Liberty. Liberty holds a torch (representing progress) in her right hand and a tablet in her left. The tablet shows the inscription JULY IV MDCCLXXVI—July 4, 1776, the date of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. A broken chain lies at her feet as she walks forward.
Today, collectivists in our society are doing everything they can to bring the concept of individual liberty to her knees. They may call themselves “progressives,” but their idea of progressive is to extinguish the torch and revert to socialism. It is to erase the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution. If allowed to succeed, they will halt the progress of liberty and reattached the chains of slavery. The land of the free will be dead.
America and the Constitution is Under Assault Today
Godless collectivists throughout our government and society are working hard to destroy this nation’s legacy and replace it with one ruled by Marxist ideologies. The process has been in the making for many years.
- Our educational system has been infiltrated with cultural marxism.
- Our political system has been reduced to division rather than unity.
- Our economic system had been eroded by greed.
- Our justice system has been distorted by special interests.
- Our churches have been weakened by a rebellion against God.
It would appear we have just about reached the critical mass necessary for America’s fall and have entered the 21st century with a complete new set of values.
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It’s not too difficult to see that we have precious little time left before a complete deprivation of freedom when you consider what’s transpired in recent years with technology, the growth of the federal government and its reach into private lives, and the long-term ramifications of September 11, 2001.
Today, Americans are being politically profiled, with Americans being profiled not for the color of their skin, but for the “color of their thoughts,” with those who believe in the Constitution being smeared as dangerous extremists. A good example of this is the infamous MIAC report out of Missouri that implied Ron Paul and Bob Barr supporters were potential terrorists.
“The tyrant, who in order to hold his power, suppresses every superiority, does away with good men, forbids education and light, controls every movement of the citizens and, keeping them under a perpetual servitude, wants them to grow accustomed to baseness and cowardice, has his spies everywhere to listen to what is said in the meetings, and spreads dissension and calumny among the citizens and impoverishes them, is obliged to make war in order to keep his subjects occupied and impose on them permanent need of a chief.” – Aristotle
Americas slide toward Socialism took hold in America in the early 1900’s when globalist bankers took control of our financial system and manipulated that system to profit from at least two world wars. Their godless aims leaped forward again in 1929 following the Stock Market Crash, when America suddenly needed a “New Deal” in the form of social welfare. Since Roosevelt established the government as the rescuer of individuals, social engineers have been busy creating new classes of “victims” to be rescued. Whether they are black, handicapped, homosexual, or children… the goal is always the same: for government programs to rescue them from society by restricting the liberties of a targeted oppressor.
The rate of the transformation in more recent years has been dizzying as one collectivist after another has seized the power seats of government at both the federal and local levels. They have brought with them every imaginable program to loot the U.S. Treasury and individual retirement savings, redistributing wealth from hardworking Americans into the hands of an elite few, all while appropriating power over our lives with oppressive taxation, regulation, and controls.
Economist Milton Friedman recently observed that “in 1950, total government spending, federal, state, and local, amounted to less than 30 percent of national income; in 1992, to nearly 45. In addition, government-mandated expenditures by individuals and businesses have multiplied manifold … The U.S. is today more than half socialist, compared to perhaps a third in 1950.” [Rush Limbaugh, See, I Told You So, pg. 267.]
Dismantling the Constitution
Standing in opposition to this collectivist takeover of America is the United States Constitution. If they are to succeed in transitioning America to socialism, the Constitution needs to be either replaced, rewritten, or reinterpreted.
An outright revocation of the Constitution would likely precipitate an immediate armed uprising of the population along with the resulting death and destruction of our way of life. Instead, the Fabian Socialist strategy of incrementalism is their preferred approach. That is to change a small piece at a time, over time to defer opposition.
If you drop a frog in a pot of boiling water, it will of course frantically try to clamber out. But if you place it gently in a pot of tepid water and turn the heat on low, it will float there quite placidly. As the water gradually heats up, the frog will sink into a tranquil stupor, exactly like one of us in a hot bath, and before long, with a smile on its face, it will unresistingly allow itself to be boiled to death.
The boiling frog story illustrates how even gradual change can bring about eventual undesirable consequences. It can be combined with a slippery slope argument as a caution against creeping normality. What, at one time, was unbelievable becomes the new norm.
Part of the Collectivist strategy is to have you believe the Constitution is a living document that changes over time to reflect an evolving society. The trouble with reading more rights into the Constitution, Justice Scalia says is that if you can read in rights, you can read them out as well. This, of course, is what we see happening today.
Instead of re-writing the Constitution, it is being incrementally reinterpreted for our modern circumstances, which basically means, “Why not just ignore the clear intent of the Founding Fathers and just draw from the Constitution whatever we want it to say…”
What we chose to ignore
The influence of wealthy and powerful corporate interests and lobbies, legislation “created” via Executive Orders and court rulings, and the corrupt schemes of increasingly bloated and centralized bureaucracies have allowed a culture in Washington to take root in which the Constitution is either selectively followed or ignored outright.
In fact, many of those in power have become so twisted in their collective thinking that those who insist on Constitutional compliance are ridiculed as “radicals” and prosecuted as “terrorists”.
Congress, the courts, and lawyers today use the law to “bend” or find loopholes in our legal system as morals, ethics, and our freedoms are challenged in courts everyday. Slowly but surely our freedom is slipping away from us.
“Such matters need not concern you,” we are told. So, many Americans faithfully and ignorantly believe our appointed and elected officials that run the government. “They would not pass any law that takes something away from us,” so many think. “All the laws that we pass are for your protection,” those in office say. Or are they?
A careful analysis will show that these unconstitutional laws are not passed for “our protection” from business or government, but to increase those seeking power and governmental powers. Many laws for “protection,” “public interest,” and so forth, are denials of our Constitutional rights and are unconstitutional ex post facto laws.
Critical to the establishment of a Collectivist State is the dismantling of the United States Constitution.
To what degree have they already achieved their goal?
Consider the liberties granted in the Bill of Rights we have already lost or are in the process of losing:
Because the violation of our constitutional rights has become so commonplace and has been made secure through ignorance on the part of the American people, the way is now being paved for continuing violations of our liberty for “safety,” “national interests,” “homeland security,” “for the children,” and so forth. Obvious examples include the war on drugs, hate crime, gun control, “eminent domain” legislation, and the U.S. Patriot Act. The only result and desire of those violators is to increase government power over us.
Perhaps the largest grab for power in recent years is the War on Terrorism which has proved an even better excuse for infringing civil rights. Thanks to the events of September 11, 2001, the U.S. government was handed on a silver platter it’s best hope for creating a police state, without having a foreign adversary as frightening as the Nazis or the Communists to justify its actions.
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No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed.
– United States Constitution, Article 1, Section 9
In the simplest terms, Article 1, Sec 9 of the U.S. Constitution prohibits legislation punishing or penalizing a specific person or group without trial. In the Federalist Papers #44, James Madison wrote in 1788, “Bills of attainder, ex-post-facto laws, and laws impairing the obligation of contracts, are contrary to the first principles of the social compact, and to every principle of sound legislation.”
The U.S. federal courts have muddied this part of the Constitution over the past two centuries, narrowing the ex-post-facto clauses that prohibit retroactive statutes, while greatly widening the bill-of-attainder clause. The once-mighty contract clause waned long ago. For example, until recently, I couldn’t understand how credit card companies were allowed to change the terms of their contract with card holders enabling them to change interest rates whenever they wanted to.
In 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives including all but six Democrats and nearly half of the Republicans in the House passed an unconstitutional tax bill designed to recoup most of the bonus money given to AIG executives. In yet another example of Hegelian Dialectic, using public hysteria regarding taxpayer money used to enrich a group of people accused of causing a financial crisis, traitors in the House used a situation they created themselves as an excuse to further dismantle the Constitution. Connecticut Sen. Christopher Dodd acknowledged he was responsible, with the support of the Treasury Department, for inserting an amendment to the $787 billion economic stimulus bill that prevented the imposition of retroactive limits on bonuses paid to executives at bailed-out firms. And, of course had President Obama not signed the stimulus bill in the first place, AIG executives wouldn’t be getting $165 million in bonuses funded by American taxpayers.
It’s not totally surprising that Congress might pass unjust and oppressive statutes that target highly specific groups of people. AIG executives might be in the crosshairs right now, but it wasn’t that long ago that Tobacco executives were the target of indignant lawmakers. The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 imposed ex post facto laws to sex offenders, as did the so-called Lautenberg law where firearms prohibitions were imposed on those convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence offenses and subjects of restraining orders (which do not require a criminal conviction).
Dismantling ex post facto law prohibitions is necessary for collectivists in our government to eventually pass a form of ex post facto law commonly known as an amnesty law that will decriminalize the millions of illegal aliens in our country. Watch for it… it’s coming soon.
If we the people continue to allow our Congress and the courts to destroy our countries founding documents, the next person to be targeted for oppression might just be you.
American politics is no longer about Democrats, Republicans, or Independents …
It’s not a fight between the Liberal Left and the Christian Right …
It is about WHAT America is.
It’s a war of competing ideas and worldviews. It’s a conflict over beliefs and values, over the ideas that will rule society. It’s about whether certain individuals are above the law or are all Americans equal under the law. It’s about truth… or is truth even important? It’s about the direction we want this country to go in the future. It’s about the world we leave for our children. It’s about what god we acknowledge or whether we acknowledge any god at all. It’s about the same struggle man has gone through since the beginning of time, the struggle between good and evil.
John Adams said, “Our Constitution was made only for moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” If we are to allow America to no longer be comprised of a moral and religious people (a Biblical literate people), then perhaps the struggle to maintain our Constitution is indeed lost. As Adams said, it is wholly inadequate to the government of any other, and what we see happening in America today is the rise to power of a immoral and irreligious people not wanting to be governed by the current Constitution or a sovereign God.
As the delegates of the Constitutional Convention in 1787 left the building, a woman asked Benjamin Franklin, “Well, Doctor, what have we got? Franklin repied, “A republic, if you can keep it.”