Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
This is the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. An amendment to the Constitution of the United States becomes a part of the Constitution of the United States. The Constitution of the United State is the law of the land. That is right, not Congress, the President, the Supreme Court, a governor, a mayor, or anybody is above the Constitution of the United States. So please tell me, from where does a governor or anybody claim to get the authority to authority to limit the right to peaceably assemble.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam criminalized gatherings of more than 10 people, even if they’re attending a religious service.
This Marxist announced Monday that, effective Tuesday at midnight, “all public and private in person gatherings of 10 or more individuals are prohibited” in the state of Virginia. Guidance issued by the governor’s office regarding the order notes that religious institutions are not excluded from this order.
Northam’s announcement is further expanded in Executive Order 53, which placed temporary restrictions on restaurants, recreational and entertainment gatherings, and non-essential retail businesses, as well as closed K-12 schools throughout the state due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“Virginians are strongly encouraged to seek alternative means of attending religious services, such as virtually or via ‘drive-through’ worship,” the guidance says. “Places of worship that do conduct in-person services must limit gatherings to 10 people, to comply with the statewide 10-person ban.”
Violation of this order will be considered a Class 1 misdemeanor. In Virginia, a Class 1 misdemeanor is punishable by confinement in jail for up to 12 months and a fine of up to $2,500, or both.
If the Virginians or any American does not assemble because of an anti-Constitutional or illegal order, they are surrendering their protected liberties.
People will say to us that this is in the best interest of the people of Virginia and the United States. That is absolutely wrong. If a group decides not to assemble for any reason, that is fine. That is their right, but government cannot order it. Today, it is the Chinese virus. Tomorrow it will be because driving to a place to assemble will produce carbon emissions and endanger the planet.
There was a reason we were given the First Amendment and that is protect us, protect us from aspiring despots who place themselves above the Constitution of the United States. That my friends is a crisis.
We have learned much from this frenzy through which we are currently passing. We have learned how much power and sovereignty the United States surrendered during the years of the Bushes, Clinton, and Obama. We willingly gave away our manufacturing base. We willingly gave away national security by becoming reliant on others for so many of our basic needs including medicine and medical supplies. We have learned that for our security we must become self-reliant again in all crucial areas just as we have become independent for our energy needs. We have learned that China is not our friend. We have learned that Iran cannot be trusted in any way. We have learned that we must put America first, because many forces in the world today wish to destroy America. Thank you, President Trump, for understanding what a person would hope every American President would understand, but clearly the four preceding you did not.
What has been reinforced is that a major political party (Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) in the United States despises the American ideals for which so many have suffered and even died. The ideals of natural rights endowed by the Creator on each individual and the ideal of a Republic that protects the rights of all, including the minority, are just two of these American ideals that now occupy the despise list of that party. Just like all collectivists (Marxists, communists, socialists, progressives, Democrats – all virtually the same), the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) will use their two predominant maxims: the ends always justify the means and never let a crisis go to waste. We have had reinforced that they will lie, manipulate, cheat, and connive to bring about their promised and desired transition from a free Republic to a dictatorial democracy under the rule of the “Dictatorship of the Proletariat.”
What has been reinforced is that the same who desire a transition from an individualist society to a collectivist (Marxist, communist, socialist, progressive, Democrat – all virtually the same) society with complete and total control and dominance by the state will use anything to advance their agenda. This has been so fervently reinforced over the happenings of the last several weeks. Everything is dispensable to their agenda of total control and dominance.
What we, the American people have surrendered is mind boggling. The irony is that we have not surrendered these rights to the federal government, but instead we have surrendered these rights and liberties to our state and local governments. This is because the federal government, or our president, understands that liberties are endowed by our Creator and are unalienable, and governments only role is to protect those liberties. It is the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) in our state and local governments that will gladly usurp what we abdicated.
What we have willing surrendered is our critical liberty, it is one of the five protected in the First Amendment, and that is to freely assemble. Many of our state and local governments are defining the terms under which we can assemble including the number and reason. Every aspiring despot immediately limits the liberties of free speech, assembly, and the press. Inmost situations, the freedom of the press has already become a tool of the aspiring despots. We have surrendered our liberty of property. A business is a property, our right to earn a living is property, ad our right to come and go freely is property. Yet, we have told these state and local power grabbers that they can dictate what property we can retain and what we must surrender.
State and local governments have assumed the role to determine not only assembly, but what hours a business can operate, what business is considered essential, who and when people can access that business, and where and when people can use even public facilities. These restrictions are being enforced by the use of fines and having essentials such as power and water eliminated. Gun and ammunition businesses are being considered non-essential while abortion clinics, liquor stores, and marijuana dispensaries are considered essential. Sounds like a political agenda. The Nevada governor has now even determined how medical personnel are to practice medicine by defining what medicine can and cannot be used. This is also political agenda.
Now American public, we are at a crossroads. Will we learn? Will we bring strong action against those who would use any means to achieve their ends as well as use any crisis to achieve their anti American agenda by electing President Trump in November, insuring a conservative majority in the Senate, and sending Pelosi back to San Francisco so she can live in the squalor she desires for us? Will we immediately reclaim our rights, our liberties, and our property by refuting the illegal, unconstitutional, and anti-American restrictions on our God given and Constitutionally protected natural rights of life, liberty, and property? The choice is ours, live free or surrender to the collectivists and live as slaves to the state.
Have you paid any attention to Dementia Joe (by the way where is Hunter) Biden? You are correct, it has been difficult. His handlers have done the best they can to keep him from the public. They did make one huge mistake, however. They allowed Dementia Joe (by the way where is Hunter) to create a studio in his home and then do a speech from the home studio. I understand none of the collaborating stations carried it live nor have they shown a tape. It did get on YouTube however, and it was painful.
Dementia Joe (by the way where is Hunter) Biden had problems reading from the teleprompter. And then for some reason the teleprompter crashed. If you thought Dementia Joe (by the way where is Hunter) Biden looked foolish when he tried to quote from the Declaration of Independence, this was so much worse. He stumbled and searched not just for words, but for thoughts as well. He forgot about which topic he was speaking.
The DNC had to take notice. They have accomplished their goal of getting rid of Sanders, or so it seems. Now they have the perfect out to move beyond Dementia Joe (by the way where is Hunter) Biden. Nobody ever accused him of being an intellect by any stretch of the imagination, but he was capable of remembering his main topic, oh yes, he always strayed and rambled incoherently, but not like this. It was and is not only embarrassing, but very sad.
The DNC has broken their own rules in this primary on a consistent basis. They have established new rules to accomplish their goal of eliminating Bernie Sanders. Now they have a great opportunity to move beyond the catastrophe of nominating Dementia Joe (by the way where is Hunter) Biden. Both dementia and Hunter would become points for which the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) would have no defense. The DNC could simply change the rules, cancel all future primaries, and go to the convention understanding they would go to the second or third ballot, perhaps beyond. No problem, they could still get the result they wanted, perhaps Governor Cuomo.
Two rules the Marxist/Progressives never break: The ends always justify the means and never let a crisis go to waste. This time the crisis could be their means to arrive at the ends they are beginning to realize they need; Bernie who holds the same collectivist (Marxist, communist, socialist, progressive, Democrat – all virtually the same) ideals as they do but because he openly claims them, cannot be nominated, and they can rid themselves of Dementia Joe (by the way where is Hunter) Biden, who has become as abhorrent as Bernie.
We have been warned just how horrible this pandemic is. We have been told that we must stay home and, surrender our right to assemble and allow the government to dictate how we run our private businesses. We even have calls from Cuomo and De Blasio to nationalize different parts of our economy. What we can say with certainty is that none of this would have happened had not the China Virus become the headline in every newspaper and dominated every electronic and print news outlet.
If the China Virus had not become the top story and center of every conversation, these FLU numbers would still be the same. These are numbers for the United States only and unlike the China Virus numbers, do not include any worldwide numbers. The CDC is telling us that through March 14,2020 there will be between 38,000,000 – 54,000,000 people that will have contacted the FLU virus. 17,000,000 – 25,000,000 will have seen a doctor. 390,000 – 710,000 will have been hospitalized. 23,000 – 59,000 will have died from the FLU.
Not one meeting will have been canceled because of these numbers. Not one business will have been regulated by a government entity because of these numbers. Very limited news coverage will have taken place.
When this worldwide overreaction will have come to an end over the China Virus, and there are already strong indications in places like China, areas of Europe, and Asia that we are on the downward slope, we will begin to hear the overreaction blame game being played. The primary recipient of these attacks will be President Trump, the same President Trump who has been blamed for not reacting quickly enough or as forcefully as they claim he should have reacted, even though when he closed the border with China very early, he was called a racist.
China is already being excused for their role. In fact, many on the left are blaming the United States for the origination of the China Virus, as well as implicating that by calling this the China Virus, that reference has somehow made the virus even worse. This is totally irrational of course.
What every American can only hope is that President Trump is overwhelmingly re-elected this fall along with expanding the conservative majority in the Senate and a conservative majority in the house. If in fact this does happen, we will witness a cleansing of what is referred to as the swamp or deep state in Washington D.C. Even you on the left should support President Trump. You will also greatly benefit, you will also be far freer, and you will also have liberties restored that have been taken over the last thirty years.
To work to cleanse the bureaucracy and congress from those who believe sovereignty should rest with government is truly American. Yes, you liberals who still believe that free speech and assembly are critical to our freedom, join us Americans in restoring the people as the true sovereign in America. You will be welcomed and appreciated.
I hope all use this time wisely. What a great time to study and learn why entitlements are not rights, why we are a Republic and not a democracy, why natural rights are inalienable, and the only role government is to have over natural rights is to protect them. Read and study the Constitution. Read and study the Federalist Papers and Madison's notes on the Constitution. Understand why the Constitution was an instrument for the protection of the rights of the people and not to protect the power of government. Read and understand why the biggest lie Obama ever told us was that Government was our friend.
Educate yourselves, not with bumper stickers and 30 second sound bites, but by reading, studying, contemplating, and discerning, and then decide if it is wise to surrender willingly to those who say government is your friend and has your best interest at heart.
Donald Trump has made it his mission to take power from government -bureaucrats or individuals who have been hired and subsequently deem that they are important and knowledgeable, and power hungry elected officials who believe they best know how people should live their lives and even think - and give it back to the people, and for this Donald Trump is hated and despised. Ronald Reagan so wisely told us, "Government is not the solution, Government is the problem.
You owe it to yourself to do an honest and thorough study of the philosophies of FDR and Obama - government is the only answer and solution and must be controller of all - and Reagan and Trump - government control and regulation always reduces freedom and reduces innovation, production, happiness, and strong families proportionately.
Once you have studied these differences and understand the repercussions of both, you can than determine if it is wise to willingly surrender our rights and freedoms for the promises by government that their control and decisions are best for us. Is government your friend that wants to promote your freedom and liberties, or is government the problem? Before you answer the question, be sure you have studied the situation and can make a wise decision. Our founders studied and concluded that government that governs least is best. Marx, Lenin, Hitler, Mao, Castro, Chavez, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, and Barack Obama studied and concluded our founders were wrong and government control is the proper solution. On which side of the question are you. Again, do not answer until you have thoroughly studied.
With this in mind, this would be a great time for you to go to Amazon or www.mygrandchildrensamerica.com and order and then read “The Road to Tyranny” and “Two Visions of America.” By the time you have digested these two fabulous explanations, a new book will be available that will be called, “Setting Brushfires of Freedom” that will give you the means to restore our freedoms and liberties.
I have said this before and will say this many more times in the future. When our founders formed our government, they knew they were forming the single biggest threat to the freedoms they had just won. They did everything they could to protect those rights. They formed a limited government, a divided government, said the Constitution was the king and the people in government were servants, servants to the people of the country.
Our founders were wise people. They understood that when people, because that is all government is, who had a taste of power or control would be uncontrollable more often than not. They had lived under that very scenario. They understood the only way future Americans would remain free would be if they were also skeptical of those in power or government.
When people are no longer skeptical but trust what is supposed to be a servant without question, the people will be losing or will have already lost their freedom. In about a weeks time the people of the United States have forfeited their constitutional right to freely and peaceable assemble. Individuals have forfeited their right to freely move about. Business owners have forfeited their right to run their business. What history has proven is that once a right is forfeited it is gone.
I saw a comment on Facebook that confirmed everything I have stated above. It was chilling. The young lady said, "People just do what the government tells you to do so we can move on." I fear this is the predominant belief. This young lady has just totally surrendered her sovereignty to the government and has begged every American to do the same.
Two weeks ago I would have said this is far fetched, it could never happen in the United States. Today I would say this scenario is not only possible but probable in the United States. That scenario would be the government telling us that the devastation of this virus is potentially the greatest crisis humanity could possibly face, which they have, therefore only we can save you and you must do exactly what we tell you. We believe this virus can not survive in hot weather, therefore we will bring trains with cattle cars, you must go to certain areas, voluntarily get into those cattle cars, you and your family and friends, and we will take you to this safe place in the middle of the desert.
Scenarios like this have happened throughout history. We self-righteously ask why would anybody be so gullible? The young lady on Facebook answered that question. She said that we should just do whatever government tells us to do. She believes, like Comrade Obama told those students, "government is your friend." That is the lie every aspiring dictator wants people to believe. Government will not usurp the sovereignty from the people, people will willingly abdicate their right to sovereignty, people will willing become servants, serfs, and slaves to a despotic government.
It is now politically correct to claim that to error on the side of caution is in the interest of the public. People buy into this nonsense. All situations should be looked upon logically. The problem with that is that in today’s political environment logically to the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) means anything that will destroy our freedom and liberty, our Constitution, and especially Donald Trump is logical. Yes, even if we close our nation and place our economy in a deep recession which places our national security in danger as well. But never forget these America haters truly believe in their age-old axiom, “The ends always justify the means.”
States and cities have literally closed. Commie Newsom announced that California schools might be closed for the rest of the year. Businesses have been closed by the dictatorial left, even though they have no legal right to do so. Some mayors have declared that guns and ammunition can not be sold. The Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) are declaring that assembly, free movement, and implementation of controls such as their healthcare and green new deal are the only solution. The saddest part is that the American public, even Freedom Loving Americans, are buying into this nonsense and adhering to this politically correct dictum that to error on the side of caution is best. Would you amputate your arm because you had a hangnail that an “expert” told you could kill you? Of course, not because you would look at the evidence and tell them they are nuts. Yet, we the public have opted for amputation over a hang nail.
This so-called horrible virus began in Wuhan, China, despite what the Chinese and the left-wing press are claiming today. Wuhan is a city of between 6 o 7 million people. China has a population of 1.44 billion people. Nearly four months after the first cases of COVID-19 were discovered in Wuhan, the Chinese city has reported just one new case for the second day straight. Wuhan and the surrounding Hubai providence confirmed only one new case of the new coronavirus Monday and Tuesday, China's National Health Commission reported. Overall, the Chinese mainland has reported 80,894 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 3,237 deaths, but since, the number of new cases has dwindled, and more than 65,000 people recovered from the virus. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released data from the second week of the 2020 influenza season. The FluView report, which includes data for the week ending January 11, 2020, indicates that influenza activity remains high, but severity is not considered high at this point in the season.
Nevertheless, the world is closed. In the meantime, we have numbers from the flu this year and not one news story, not one school closed, not one meeting canceled, not one business closed, if fact life goes on as normal.
At this point in the season, CDC estimates indicate that there have been 13 million influenza illnesses, 120,000 hospitalizations, and 6600 flu-related deaths, reported in the middle of January.
The CDC notes that the number of respiratory specimens that tested positive for the flu at clinical laboratories decreased over the past week from 23.6% to 22.9%. Visits to clinicians for influenza-like illness also decreased from 5.7% last week to 4.7% this week; however, activity for all US regions remain above baseline. In fact, 34 jurisdictions are experiencing high influenza-like illness activity.
The percentage of deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza also increased from 6.0% to 6.9%, but remains below the epidemic threshold
According to the report, the overall rate of influenza-associated hospitalization increased to 1.9 per 100,000. The highest rate of hospitalization has been observed among adults aged ≥65 (47.6 per 100,000 population), followed by children aged 0-4 years (34.4 per 100,000 population) and adults aged 50-64 years (23.2 per 100,000 population). This report was as of the middle of January. The number of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths could only have increased since them. Yet, NOTHING.
So when we who naturally question anything that has to do with government using anything to gain more and more control over our lives, the naturally cynical, do you realize why we say, no I will not amputate my arm because I have a hangnail. I understand the hangnail will be an inconvenience for a short time but once my arm is gone, I can never get it back. Once our liberties our gone, once we have surrendered more of our sovereignty, we can never get them back.
The politically correct statement that it is better to error on the side of caution is just another way of telling us that “the ends always justify the means.”
The left has always hated freedom. When we speak of freedom and liberty, we are talking about being free from the enslavement of government. This is the very reason our Constitution enumerates the powers of government and why the 10th Amendment was a part of the Bill of Rights. Enslavement is when a power directs how people live their lives and how they are to think. The left has always advocated that a power, government, be in charge of how people live their lives and how they think. The left has advocated this position because they do not believe the individual is capable of making good, or what the left would call good, decisions. Therefore, government must tell people how they must think through indoctrination and government directives. The left does not believe the individual can determine what type of health insurance they need or if they need health insurance. The left does not believe people are capable of determining which school is best for their children including home schooling, so they must decide.
The sad part of this scenario is that so many people, even people living in America, agree that government is capable of making better decisions for their lives than they are. These people support and vote for the Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) party. In my talk, I will use the phrase that it is not government that will usurp the sovereignty from the people, but that the people will willing abdicate their right to sovereignty; that people will willing once again become servants, serfs, and slaves to government. We are witnessing that today.
The left has told us two whopping lies. The intent of those lies is to do exactly what is happening; people willing surrendering their sovereignty to government and willingly becoming servants, serfs and slaves to the enslaving the government the left desires. The first lie is that we are facing a world ending crisis of climate cooling, warming, change or whatever term they wish to use at the time. They are telling us that day to day change in weather is caused because we wish to be energy independent and wish to control our own destiny as a nation. The other evening Biden said he would end all production of fossil fuels. This is not only economically a disaster, but it is a complete surrender of our individual and national sovereignty. Of course, the left is telling us that 239% of all scientists say unless we do what they want, the world will end in 8 years 5 months and 23 days or some other concocted numbers. This is an absolute lie. We have heard these claims of inevitable catastrophes for well over 50 years now, and not one has come true. That does not matter, they just make bigger and more wild claims and fools believe it.
Today, this same left is claiming that a virus that started in China, but according to them if we associate the virus with China, we are racist, is going to end our world unless we completely destroy our economy and surrender all our liberties while giving government complete control over our lives and businesses, we will suffer some catastrophic result. Here are some facts, but then the left says facts do not matter if they do not support their catastrophic claim that fool’s claim are the reasons we must surrender to their outlandish claims. To date, there are 181,000 confirmed cases worldwide with just over 7,100 deaths. More than 81,000 of those cases were recorded in China, with over 3,200 deaths. The United States now has more than 4,600 cases with 80 or so deaths reported. In Chicago and Baltimore that is considered and acceptable number of murders for a month.
Nevertheless, the left and the media have convinced Americans that they must surrender their 1st Amendment right to assemble and allow city, county, or state bureaucrats determine new rules for assembly. We have willingly surrendered our rights to these city, county, or state bureaucrats to tell local businesses how they can run their business and how we the people can utilize those businesses. We are told this surrender of our rights is to protect us from a virus that, if you even contact it, will cause a low-grade fever and perhaps some discomfort in the vast majority of the few that contact the virus. The exception to this would be elderly people who already are suffering from a serious illness that has greatly diminished their immune system.
I was on the Andrea Kaye show the other evening and made a statement that would have been outlandish as little as two months ago, but today is very probable. In today’s outlandish environment, if a mayors or governors like Garcetii, Breed, de Blasio, Cuomo, or Newsom told the people if they went down to the railroad tracks, there would be trains with cattle cars that would take them to a safe and virus free environment, those cattle cars would be overflowing.
Yes, my friends, it will not be government that will usurp the sovereignty from the people, it will be the people who will willingly abdicate their right to sovereignty, it will be the people who will willingly once again become servants, serfs, and slaves to government.
There are many lessons to be learned and the first and scariest is that people are extremely gullible and can be easily manipulated. If I were an Islamic Jihad terrorist, you know the kind Comrade Obama supports, I would be taking notes on how to bring about worldwide chaos. If I were a Globalist aspiring to rule the world, you know, like Comrade Obama, I would be taking notes on how to bring about worldwide chaos.
The world has closed for business and people are in a panic. For ideologues, yes that includes you Marxist/Progressives (Democrats), facts and rationale arguments do not matter. For those that want to look at this so-called crisis realistically, here are some facts and statistics. Those numbers dealing with the virus are from the WHO. The world’s population is 7.8 billion people. Globally there were about 160,000 cases reported with 6,000 deaths. China has a population of 1.44 billion people. They had reported 81,000 cases with just over 3,000 deaths. The United States has a population of 333 million people. We had just over 4,000 reported cases with 71 deaths. In the United States, it is estimated we will have between 22,000 and 55,000 deaths from the flu this season. It appears the actual number will be closer to 55,000.
The death rate, that is of those who contact the virus and actually die is around 1%. This is much lower when you consider that cases have gone unreported. The death rate for people over 80 is 15% and 70-80 it is 8%. Those elderly who have died have almost always had underlying health issues such as heart problems, diabetes, emphysema, or other issues. The recovery rate is extremely high and those who have recovered have reported they ran a fever and suffered from aches and chills.
Yet, the world has closed. Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) have called for nationalizing industry, controlling manufacturers and retailers, and placing health care units of all kinds under federal control. American citizens have willingly surrendered liberties. We have willingly surrendered our first amendment protected right to freedom of assembly. Dementia Joe said the other evening that he would use the military to control movement. Governors and Mayors have closed private businesses. The mayor of Los Angeles said that it was necessary because the private businesses were not enforcing proper social distancing requirements.
The people worldwide have accepted the total control of government over all aspects of our lives based on a media hyped crisis that at worst is a very mild flu outbreak. The people worldwide have willingly surrendered their liberties and freedoms and in some cases begged government to control all aspects of their lives. The mild outbreak of the virus will pass, but the government restrictions on our freedoms and liberties will not. We have told government that we will quickly surrender all our freedoms and liberties if they and the media are skillful enough to create a worldwide panic. The friends of Comrade Obama, the Islamic Jihad terrorists and Globalists who are aspiring to control the world population should be, if they are not, taking notes. The coronavirus fiasco has proven how easy it is to create a situation where the people beg the government to take away all liberties and rights and control there every movement and thought.
They started with a field of two dozen plus extremely weak candidates and are now down to two very weak old white men candidates, neither of which is an American. Yes, they have met the criteria to be a citizen of the United States. They both at times will mention the words United States Constitution, and at times they will mention restoring American values. They do not understand the principles and values upon which this nation was founded.
What we heard during the discussion or debate was that the solution to all problems is to spend more money under bigger and more enslaving government programs. They are calling this solution an American solution. If they, and every single United States citizen will honestly seek for the American Revolutionary spirit, they will learn this is not an American value. The American spirit fears government. Our founders understood that the government they had to form was in fact the biggest single threat to the freedoms they had just won. Listening to the two US citizens on the stage we understand why.
Our founders divided power between the people, the states and the federal government. Within the United States Constitution, the founders listed the powers we the people would grant the federal government. This list was a limiting list as was noted in the Tenth Amendment of the Bill of Rights where we the people said that if a power was not listed it was not the federal governments.
The two US citizens paid no attention to the United States Constitution as would an American. An American would not propose and support policies and programs that violated the United States Constitution by moving beyond the powers granted the federal government. For instance, no where in the enumerated powers can you find that the federal government has the power to confiscate the assets of one citizen to pay for another to go to college, or to pay for another to have health care, or to pay for another to help murder their unborn children, and on and on we can go.
The US citizens on the debate stage continuously denounced dictatorships but kept referring to the Untied States as a democracy. Democracy is a form of dictatorship and Marxist dictators have used democracy to bring about a despotic government and then narrowed the ruling power in the democracy from the majority to an oligarchy or an autocracy. An American would understand what our founders understood and that is that a democracy is a form of dictatorship, but a Republic places the essentials of a free society at the core of rule, and that is rule of law and protection of all liberties for all, especially the minority.
The US citizens on stage continuously referred to entitlements as rights and then called for natural rights endowed by God that are in fact inalienable rights to be reduced or eliminated. An American would understand that inalienable means the one to whom the natural right was granted by God, can neither surrender that right nor have it taken.
An American would and should understand what it means to be an American. Unfortunately, in our nation today we have many US citizens. Many of our US citizens denounce everything it means to be an American. The opposite of American is socialism. We heard two US citizens sing the praise of socialism because they are anti-American.
We have many US citizens who disagreed with the two on the stage, but do not understand the anti-American rhetoric was the whole program. It is imperative, if you as a US citizen want to live in a country that believes in American values, that you thoroughly understand what these values are and why the founders were so adamant about forming a nation based on those values.
Never forget, that our founders understood when they formed our government, they were forming the single biggest threat to the freedoms they had just won. We witnessed their biggest fear last night; an argument for a big bureaucratic, dictatorial, dominating government that believes it is the right of government to dominate the lives and the interests of the people.
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