Tolerance is the virtue of a man without conviction
I shudder when I hear the word “democracy”. Democracy is nothing short of the rule of the mob. It is as tyrannical as a dictatorship. It is, in fact, a dictatorship of your neighbors.
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb deciding what to have for dinner. Liberty is a well-armed lamb vetoing the decision.
Author unknown but often attributed to Ben Franklin
This country is not a democracy, it is a republic. Democracy is mob rule. Republics have a constitution that restricts the whims of the majority and protects the Rights of the minority. Our particular republic has its philosophical foundations in Natural Law and, particularly, as it was perceived by John Locke in Second Treatise on Civil Government. Any fair-minded person who has read Second Treatise blushes on behalf of Thomas Jefferson when he is cited as the author of the Declaration of Independence.
When I see that the right and means of absolute command are conferred on any power whatever, be it called a people or a king, an aristocracy or a democracy, a monarchy or a republic, I say there is a germ of tyranny, and I seek to live elsewhere under other laws.
Alexis de Toqueville, Democracy in America
The foundations of this country, having been firmly embedded in Natural Law, recognize that Rights are not given or bestowed by government but rather are given and bestowed by the Creator. The Constitution is merely a tool to safeguard the Rights bestowed on us by God. The Constitution is a social contract (and perhaps more) that cements an agreement amongst the American people to not impinge upon each other’s freedom.
The Progressives and Liberals of modern day America are products of the public school system and the dominant liberal mainstream media but they are also products of their own cognitive abilities. Many of us attended public school. All of us have been exposed to the mainstream media. The simple fact is the truth can’t be hidden from those seeking it. All of us have traveled the path to understanding the true historical foundations of this country and know that anyone who seeks it out will find the truth. In light of this, how should we deal with our Progressive countrymen? We know them to be willfully ignorant of the history of our nation. We know them to be intentionally pursuing a mechanism to restrain our God-given freedoms. We see their machinations boldly plastered on their web sites and we see their media machine spewing lies and ignoring truth on a daily basis.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
In which Article and Section of the Constitution does one find the justification for government control over healthcare? Where does the Constitution grant the federal government the Right to take our money and give it to corporations to keep them in business? The authority for the federal government to take partial ownership of corporations comes from where? Seizure of property without due process is outlined in which Article?
Fellow Conservatives, I submit to you that attacking or ignoring the Constitution is destructive of this country, by definition. It is a de facto (and in some cases de jure) declaration of a sizable portion of the citizenry of the United States that they no longer intend to honor the social contract that binds us together, prima facie. Again, I ask, how are we to deal with our willfully ignorant and statist Progressive countrymen?
…he who attempts to get another man into his absolute power, does thereby put himself into a state of war with him; it being understood as a declaration of a design upon his life. For I have reason to conclude that he who would get me into his power without my consent, would use me as he pleased when he had got me there, and destroy me too, when he had a fancy for it; for nobody can desire to have me in his absolute power unless it be to compel me by force to that which is against the right of my freedom, ie. make me a slave.
John Locke, Second Treatise on Civil Government
Across this great nation, every day, the culture war rages. One can see it in the comments section of every major news story. It is broadcast to the world in a million ways. The seething, Alinsky-style personal attacks of the left and the intentional avoidance of logical discussion combine to drive many Conservative and Libertarian voices out of the discussion. The ringing cries of “hypocrite” and “racist” spew from every dark, malodorous corner as the leftist “purpleshirts” march to the cadence of Horst Wessel Lied, many of them completely unaware of its baleful origin.
What do we mean by revolution? The war? That was no part of the revolution; it was only an effect and consequence of it. The revolution was in the minds of the people, and was effected from 1760 to 1775, in the course of fifteen years, before a drop of blood was shed at Lexington.
John Adams, August 24, 1815 letter to Thomas Jefferson, The Works of John Adams, ed. Charles Frances Adams, 1856.
How do we deal with our Progressive countrymen? The answer is obvious: we fight them. We drag them kicking and screaming into the light of day and we rejoice in revealing their ignorance to the world. We shrug off their reeking personal assaults and we educate those who are willing to be educated. We show our fellow citizens that we know how to fix the problems besieging this country. We persevere. We endure. We reveal to the world that these malcontents are willfully breaching the social contract. We do this by engaging them in every forum available. We do this by electing representatives that are well educated and truly understand the foundations of this great nation. Representatives that are unafraid to challenge the lies and willing to stand up in ferocious opposition to the continuing assault on the very tenets that form the foundations of our culture and society.
I am a REAL American, unafraid to stand for the cause of freedom and sworn to defend our Constitution against all enemies–foreign and domestic. I do not acknowledge the term “loyal opposition” because the left is not loyal. They are not loyal to the Constitution and they are not loyal to the people of this country. They stand in willful breach of contract by their very actions and the issues they promote. The President is their standard-bearer and his opinions as well as his actions place him firmly in the UNAmerican column and, again, in breach of contract with the American people at-large. How could someone who loves America say that we should no longer be the most dominant nation? How could he say that the multitude of UNAmerican things he says? How could he befriend someone like Chavez if he is such a great American? Sneer at our allies and provide aid and comfort to our enemies and those that wish us harm? How can he find more common ground with the President of Iran than the Prime Minister of Great Britain? How could he? These are not aberrations or mistakes–they are the policy of the President of the United States and if you don’t know that you haven’t been paying attention. They represent a prior and continuing intent to attack the very foundations of this nation! They are the same policies promoted and supported by our Progressive countrymen.
The left can apologize for him all they want but we must force them, in every venue, to stop trying to twist and bend his actions, as they desperately try to make him look American. He most certainly is not. He is a traitor that hates this country and he has an entire political movement behind him.
I suggest that the only course of action available to us is to save this country. The difficult truth is that this is the last reasonable government on Earth. Let’s see there’s….no wait, they are socialist now. But there is….um, no they are too now. Oh I know…….wait, no they are communist. I hope my point is clear: our backs are to the wall. We are cornered. We have no choice but to win this war or be sucked into socialism (at best). The terrible truth is that the enemy is inside the gates. History, again, repeats itself.
These are the fruits of the policy of statesmen who have risen from beggary to opulence, from obscurity to distinction, whose private mansions are more splendid than our public buildings, and whose fortunes are exalted in exact proportion to the decline of the interests of the state. What is the cause of this change? The simple fact, gentlemen, that formerly the people, having the courage to act, and to see service in person, controlled our statesmen and was master of all our emoluments; and any of the citizens in general was content to receive from the people his own share of honor or office or advantage; whereas now, it is the statesmen that dispose of our emoluments; it is through their agency that everything is done; while you, the people, gentlemen, reft of all your strength, stripped of your treasure and allies, have become mere underlings and appendages, and are satisfied if your statesmen present you with a dole from the festival fund, and the manliest part of all! you are even grateful for receiving from them what is your own all the while. They coop you up in the city, and entice you to your pleasures, and make you tame and submissive to their hands. But it is impossible as I hold to have a high and noble spirit, while engaging in petty and mean pursuits: men’s pursuits must necessarily have an influence on their character. I should not be surprised if, for merely mentioning these matters, I were to suffer more than those who are themselves responsible for the state of things. It is not every subject on which you permit your boasted liberty of speech: I wonder that you have permitted it to-day.
But if, gentlemen, you would only renounce these practices and be ready to take to the field…you might, you might perhaps, secure some solid and important advantage.
The Greek Statesman Demosthenes (384–322 BC), in the Third Olynthiac
The 2010 elections are not the goal. The 2012 elections are not the goal. The goal is to achieve an educated public that thinks for themselves and understands their responsibilities as citizens of the greatest nation on Earth. We must act now to secure the blessings of liberty for our posterity.
This is where I am supposed to say “Send me your money!”, right? Not a chance. Don’t send me your money. I want more than just money: I want your active participation every day. The days of pretending that we can win this war by sending money to elect Sen. whatshisname or to fund an initiative by the latest greatest conservative whatever ARE OVER. There is no shortcut. There is no miracle solution. There is no easy way back to prosperity and liberty. There is only the task before each and every one of us. Americans used to be hard workers. Well, that is exactly what we will have to be to get our country back.
If one expects to enjoy the blessings of liberty, one must first undergo the fatigue of supporting it.
Join me in this endeavor. If you are already in this war then recommit yourselves to it. If you are not, then go out and educate yourselves and get into it! Exercise your Rights! Be truthful, moral, unafraid, ferocious, strong, tough, inventive and educated. Be American. Be Free.
There is a Just God who presides over the destinies of nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave…It is vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, peace, peace- but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it Almighty God!–I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!