More than two-thirds of U.S. voters say that democracy in the country needs to be fixed, according to a new Hill-HarrisX poll conducted in the lead-up to the November election.
Sixty-nine percent of registered voters in the survey said democracy in the United States needs to be "fixed," while 31 percent said democracy "is working the way it was designed to."
What really needs to be fixed is the citizens of the United States understanding who the United States was intended to be and what the United States has become. The United States was never intended to be a Democracy. Our founders said that democracy was nothing more than mob rule and correctly stated that democracy is in fact a dictatorship, a dictatorship of the majority over the minority that quickly becomes a dictatorship of the few over the many. The founders were absolutely correct. They were not clairvoyant but had studied history.
History showed how majorities would deny essential rights to people who disagreed with them. As more and more rights were denied it allowed fewer and fewer people to comprise the voting majority until the few had control over everybody. We are seeing this advocated by the left today as they deny essential liberties to those who disagree with them. The left is seeking to limit the essential rights of religion speech, and assembly, while controlling the press which is destroying a free press.
Our citizens are now being taught that the very concepts that are so essential to a free society, those concepts that were enshrined in our Constitution, are no longer taught as the essentials for freedom but are being demonized as racist, sexist, and all the other terms used to demonize our founders and those of us who believe in freedom, liberty, and individualism or the basics of our founding.
Our founders wrote our Constitution with the intent of protecting the citizen from the inevitable tyranny of government. This is why we have separation of powers in the three branches, why we have checks and balances on power, why we have the enumerated permissible powers granted to the federal government with all other powers being relegated to the states and the people, why we have named specific rights and liberties that cannot be abridged in any way and then in the 9th amendment state that all the rights and liberties of the people could not be named and so the protection extends to those not named as well, and why we have a legal system where the burden of proof always falls on the prosecutor or the state and not on the defendant or the citizen.
Our founders feared the tyranny of the majority so much that they allowed direct election by the people of only the House. It was later that we amended the Constitution and allowed the direct election of Senators per the 17th amendment. They specifically implemented the electoral college to ensure that all sections of the country, big states and small states, industrial states, and agricultural states, would have an impact on the one person that was elected nationally, the president.
Our founders clearly recognized that a democracy is a form of government that is susceptible to emotion. They thought a government that was based on reason would be more free and would survive the danger of emotion, and thus they made us a republic.
Our citizens, even many who are Freedom Loving American do not understand the basics of our founding and why so many safeguards were implemented against the tyranny inevitable with a democracy. We are witnessing democracy in our streets today. We are witnessing democracy in different parts of our government today, and we are understanding the true evil of democracy as we witness one of our major political parties continually advocate we transform to a government based on emotion and not on reason.
Censorship is the suppression of speech, public communication, or other information, on the basis that such material is considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, or "inconvenient."
Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech is a part of the First Amendment.
“For if Men are to be precluded from offering their Sentiments on a matter, which may involve the most serious and alarming consequences, that can invite the consideration of Mankind, reason is of no use to us; the freedom of Speech may be taken away, and, dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep, to the Slaughter.”
Free speech, that means no censorship, is an essential liberty for a free society. When a government, organization, or individual takes upon themselves to determine what would be harmful for the public to hear or read, they are in fact controlling the minds and thoughts of the people. A free society cannot exist when censorship of any kind prevails. Inherent to freedom is the right to have available all information and then for the citizen to discern what information should be used as a basis for their decision. The most critical information that must be available is that information that makes known the possible evil of government.
When one makes a Revolution, one cannot mark time; one must always go forward - or go back. He who now talks about the 'freedom of the press' goes backward, and halts our headlong course towards Socialism. Vladimir Lenin
Not every item of news should be published. Rather must those who control news policies endeavor to make every item of news serve a certain purpose. Joseph Goebbels
Control of the public, which is the goal of collectivists (Marxists, communists, socialists, progressives, Democrats – all virtually the same) is dependent on censorship. For collectivism to be implemented, or tyranny of any kind to be implemented, it is necessary for the public to have available to them only the information that will assist the aspiring tyrant. This is accomplished in two ways. One way is by eliminating any information that would be detrimental to the cause. The other way would be to plant false information that promotes the views of the aspiring tyrant and then censor any information that would prove it is false.
This is what has taken place over the last couple of weeks and over the last couple of years. The MSM has censored or limited availability to the public that indicates Joe Biden knew about his son’s business and actually participated in running it. The other example would be the MSM assisting in limiting information that would prove that Donald Trump colluded with the Russians, and that he tried to blackmail the Ukrainians.
The very reason the founder’s found it necessary to protect free speech in the first amendment, would be because of what we are seeing taking place in our nation today. All censorship must be removed so citizens have full and complete access to information and can make their own determination.
What we have known for a long time, but had made clear once again, is that the Democrats have no understanding what Separation of Powers means. The hearings we witnessed, and the arguments we have heard since, prove once again that the Democrats do not understand, strongly disagree, or both with the intent of the Judicial branch or Article III branch and how it is supposed to function.
The Judicial branch was always intended to be the weakest branch. It was intended to be a non-political branch. The decisions of the Supreme Court were never to be treated as law but simply opinions on how the law was to be applied according to the Constitution. If you took the time to listen to the confirmation hearings and the acceptance speech of Justice Amy Barrett, you would have a much better understanding as to the intended and proper role of the court.
That the Democrats would have even taken the time to question or comment on healthcare, or abortion, or any other policy matter reinforced the ignorance of these senators when it comes to Constitutional understanding.
All of the matters they discussed are matters that were always intended to be matters for the congress, which is a political branch because it is directly responsible to the people. The Judicial branch would only giving an opinion when an individual was harmed and brought a case and it reached the Supreme Court.
The Democrats are so outraged because they perceived, and I believe correctly so, that Justice Barrett will not do their work for them. For instance, a Justice Barrett, unlike Chief Justice Roberts, were have told the congress that the ACA was unconstitutional the way it was written. If they wanted it to fit within the framework of the Constitution, they would have to go back to work and change penalty to tax. Justice Barrett would not have said that she could change the word as written in the law. A court is not supposed to rewrite the law so it meets constitutional requirements. Justice Barrett will not do Congresses work for them and that is why the Democrats are so angry.
This is an election that has clear choices. This is an election that will have far reaching consequences. This is an election that will define the United States for many years to come. The huge change that was the result of the 2016 election will continue that movement of open and transparent government or we will revert to a government where all decisions are made by entrenched bureaucrats and not the representatives elected by the people.
When you are asking yourself how you should mark your ballot, you must first ask yourself in what kind of a country do you wish to live and what kind of a country do want to pass on to future generations.
You will vote for Donald Trump and the Republicans if you determine you want to live in a country where we honor the Declaration of Independence and adhere to our founding belief that all rights and liberties come from God and not from man nor government. If you believe that limited government, government that does not dictate how people are to live and think, is best because it allows all people to make their own choices, you will do the same. You will support Trump if you believe in separation of power per the three branches of government while sovereignty rests with the people. You will support Trump if you believe that all should have equal protection under the law. You will vote for Trump if you believe in the Constitution of the United States and its limitations on government, so the rights and liberties of the people are protected.
You will vote for Biden and the Democrats if you believe essentially the opposite. Biden and the Democrats believe that bigger government is always better government so that government can make your decisions for you. The Democrats believe it is the role of government to run the lives of the people and teach them how to think so all conform to one way of thinking. You will vote for Democrats if you believe that government must control rights and liberties and limit them to only those who will conform to the demands of the bureaucrats, who Democrats say should have ultimate control. You will support the Democrats if you believe that laws should be made by bureaucrats and judges and not by elected representatives. You will vote for Biden and the Democrats if you believe the people are to be the servants and the government is to be the sovereign.
The choice is so clear. You will vote for Trump and the Republicans if you believe government is a necessary evil that must be controlled and limited. You will vote for Biden and the Democrats if you believe that government must be the controller over all social and economic aspects of the people.
President Trump, along with our founding fathers, believes that Individualism brings about liberty and prosperity and provides opportunity for all. Biden and the Democrats believe in the ideals of collectivism with its version of social justice, total conformity, and economic equality, as defined by bureaucrats and that the party is the source of all solutions for the ills of society.
Go vote accordingly.
What we know is that polls are no longer indicators but have become political tools and this is and will destroy the industry. The polling industry began to decline rapidly when polls themselves became news headlines and not an honest attempt to reflect voter sentiment. We have learned over the last at least 20 years, both in the United States and abroad, that the only way to read a poll is not the numbers but the trend. The trend in the polls in the United States today would indicate that President Donald Trump will have a resounding victory and it looks like his coat tails could be long.
Assuming my tea leaf reading is accurate, it is necessary to start to discuss the work that lies ahead. The next four years will be crucial in determining the direction of the United States. We must acknowledge that Obama was a successful president, if we measure success in terms of achieving the goals you had set for yourself. Obama promised that he would fundamentally transform the United States. He showed by his actions that he meant he would transform the United States into a Marxist totalitarian state, which includes installing a bureaucracy that believes in controlling the public as opposed to serving the public. We have seen this in the State Department, the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, the CIA, the FBI, the EPA, and you get the idea.
During the first four years under President Donald Trump, this swamp has been exposed. What we now realize is that the swamp runs much deeper than anybody ever believed. It in fact runs so deep that we now know that bureaucrats in the FBI and the State Department protected Joe Biden and his International Crime Family. The State Department knew about the Burisma corruption and did nothing about it. The FBI had Hunter’s hard drive and buried it. Both acts that should be investigated, exposed, and perhaps prosecuted.
This is the challenge that will face the Trump Administration the next four years. We now know that a complete and fully transparent exposure of the corruption that has become the bureaucracy and the Washington DC swamp, will expose people that have been deemed to be good and honorable servants. An honest and thorough investigation will expose long serving members of congress as well. The left will fight with any and every means possible as they see real inroads in exposing and curtailing their expressed purpose of fundamentally transferring the United States into a Marxist totalitarian state.
It is paramount that President Trump be given our full and total support in his call to totally revamp the education system that had been transformed into what is truly a cesspool of indoctrination. This must include the reversing of the power of all public employee trade unions including the Teachers Unions. The public-school system will go through a real change. President Trump has called for funding to follow students. This is necessary. Many public schools will close while charter schools and private schools will show real growth. The most important factor will be that the curriculum will be changed to education and not to the social justice indoctrination it has become. A revamping of the education in our colleges and universities must be a part of this change. Parents will have to be more aware of what their kids are being taught and search for schools that will educate and not indoctrinate.
There is so much that must be done along with restoring a vibrant economy by promoting capitalism. The more individualism can be restored and collectivism can be eliminated, the greater will be the chance of another true individualist to follow President Trump and continue the restoring of American ideals, freedom and liberty, to be passed to our children and grandchildren. The Democrat party strongly opposes American ideals and will do all they can to continue their efforts to fundamentally transform the United States. That we know. What we will learn is, will those of us who believe in the American ideals, stand and fight with President Trump.
We are able to say debate. The first insight is, if people watched the whole debate, it was evident that Basement Joe became unraveled. It appeared that Basement Joe was truly angry and defensive. I do not recall a time that President was but on the defensive.
A couple of highlights. Joe did nothing to move the minorities to him. If anything, he lost. Joe angered his far left on fracking and healthcare. Joe was not at all clear on the topic of the climate.
President Trump solidified his base. He should have swung some Democrats and Independents. President Trump will post the video where Basement Joe said no fracking. President Trump put before the nation the Biden International Crime Family. The story is becoming bigger and bigger.
I think President Trump sealed the election. The polls were already moving. The election should be able to be called on November 3rd unless the voter fraud is even more massive than anybody could dream.
The question is, will the coat tails of President Trump be long enough to hold the Senate and turn the House. If so, there will be a real move to drain the swamp. That will be best for all America. The lefties will cause problems, however.
What will tonight bring; surprises, chaos, or a calm discussion with Basement Joe telling us what he does after he puts on the lid??? Your guess is as good as any.
What should be front, and center of the debate is the Biden International Crime Family. I do not think the son being a pervert and druggie should be part of this debate but must be investigated by an honest FBI, which will not happen until President Trump nominates a head that has never been a part of the FBI.
We know the moderator will not broach the topic, so it will be left to President Trump. President Trump must bring it up often and demand answers. The idea that this was some Russian hoax or this is some smear campaign is beyond question, it was not but it was Where is Hunter’s laptop with his email and his photos.
Even the Deep State controlled FBI thinks so. They released this statement: “The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced this evening that the information contained on Hunter Biden’s laptop is NOT a Russian Disinformation campaign and that they are in possession of the material and are conducting a further investigation.”
This could be the first time for some Americans to learn about the extent of the Biden International Crime Family headed by Basement Joe.
The election of 2020 will change America. Regardless of who wins the election, or should we say who is declared the winner, our nation will never be the same. What we know is, if the election is indeed close, the odds go to the Democrats because they have proven time after time they are not above using election fraud to swing the results. We have seen this done many times but the most notable was the presidential election of 1960 when Mayor Daily of Chicago rallied the people in the cemeteries who had been dead for years, to move Illinois into the Kennedy camp. More recently we saw how the Democrats found just enough ballots to swing several house elections into the Democrat camp in California in 2018.
If indeed, one way or the other, the Democrats are declared the winner of the presidency, the senate, and the house, the fundamental transformation that was begun over a century ago and was moved to almost full completion under Comrade Obama, will be totally completed. What this means is that our country will become a true collectivist (Marxist, communist, socialist, progressive – all virtually the same) nation. In a collectivist nation all citizens are required to give full and total allegiance to the state.
The state will make all decisions for everybody. Total conformity will be required. Rights and liberties will be rationed and granted to only those who abide by the dictates of the state. We have already been promised that any who have or continue to oppose the repressive government, will be eradicated. Speech, assembly, and redress will be controlled so only what honors the state will be allowed. Biblical Christianity will be deemed to be anti-state, which it would be, and Bible believing Christians will be labeled as enemies of the state.
So long as the citizen obeys the dictates of the state, subjugates their dreams, desires, and ambitions, to what is in the best interest of the collective, they will be declared to be good and honorable people. If an individual expresses in any way contradictions to the demands of the state, they will be eliminated. Free speech, free thought, and free expression of any kind will not be tolerated. Yes, the Untied States will become a controlled society as were the members of the Soviet bloc and as is China today.
If enough people who love and cherish freedom go to the polls and save the presidency, flip the house, and retain the senate, the United States will continue to drain the swamp and reverse the Communist transformation movement that is the Democrat Party of today. The next couple of years will, however, be tumultuous. The evil that is collectivism, knows only one rule, and that rule is that the ends justify the means. We will see upheaval in the streets. The good news is that those favoring freedom will strengthen law enforcement and take the power from the thugs.
We will also see a total revamping of the executive branch. Those who were planted within the bureaucracy by the communist regime of Obama to implement the transformation will continue to be removed. Heads of the different security agencies like the FBI and CIA will have to come from outside the agency so their complicity and friendships do not shape the cleansing process. A cleansing must be done.
The House and Senate committees must conduct complete and transparent investigations, allowing the chips fall where they might. This would include a complete investigation of the Clinton Foundation, the Biden International Crime Family, the shenanigans of the House Intelligence Committee under the leadership of Adam Schiff and so many more. It is essential that all is exposed.
We who are Freedom Loving Americans must be willing and have the fortitude to expose corruption but to not take revenge. We Freedom Loving Americans must understand what it means to have the people as the sovereign and the government as the servant. Requirements are that we embrace being self-reliant and responsible for our own actions and that we set the type of example that others will want this as well. We must endure the pain that will come as we once again restore what have become institutions of indoctrination to institutions of education. We must recognize what it means to be sure all people are endowed by the Creator with life, liberty, and property. We must restore our nation to being a Republic while understanding the danger of democracy.
We must also recognize that freedom is difficult and requires much work. And we must understand that those who despise freedom will never cease to seek and end to freedom, so we must become fervent in our dedication to “Setting Brushfires of Freedom.” We must instill that same dedication in the hearts of our children and grandchildren.
To make and keep America free requires constant work. Freedom is worth the effort and the cost.
I remember several years ago as I drove throughout California and listened to talk radio, the term Christian began to change. Initially it was Christian, then it became Right Wing Christian, and then it became Radical Right-Wing Christian. A dictionary definition of Christian is vaguely defined by using Christian to define it as in, of or relating to Christianity. I would assume that from a secular standpoint Christian means anything you want it to mean.
Chris Cuomo gave us a very good understanding as to how the secularist defines Christian while interviewing Sen. Mazie Hirono, Cuomo expressed concern that Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s faith appears “more central to her value system and her behavior and thoughts than it would be for just an ordinary Catholic.”
Cuomo went on to suggest in an interview with former 2020 Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg that people’s faith “doesn’t matter,” but their policy positions affected by it do. What on earth does this mean?
“It doesn’t matter if you have faith; it matters about your positions. Fine, you’re a Christian. I’m a Christian,” Cuomo said to Buttigieg, going on to smear the “devout organization” People of Praise. “This is more than just every Sunday. This is more than just a moral backstop in [Barrett’s] life. This is a fundamentalist approach to her faith.”
This is why many today refer to Biblical Christians as Radical Right-Wing Christians. A Christian is an individual who has recognized he is a sinner, has asked God for forgiveness and has confessed with his mouth and believes in his heart that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and salvation and redemption only come by Grace, or through the blood of Christ that was shed on the cross. Being good and doing good works, or attending church on Sunday’s does not bring you salvation and redemption according to the Bible, which a Christian understands is the Word of God.
A Christian cannot live their lives and not have their faith in Christ be the essence of their existence. This is what a Christian will do and that is to seek the will of God in everything they do, so yes their faith does dictate their values and their principles and yes, their Christian faith does leave the church with them on Sunday and is who they should strive to be all week long.
When Christ was asked what the greatest commandment is, he said that it is to love the Lord your God with all of your heart and all of your soul, that would be your total person. This means you follow the greatest commandment 24/7 every week, every month, and every year. To ask, or demand, that anybody live their Christian faith only on Sunday is to ask a Christian to deny God, and that a Christian will not do.
The term Christian has become perverted, and we are told, to be used only in a politically correct manner. This is why Cuomo would say that people should not allow their faith to have an impact on their principles. This is why Cuomo would say that faith should be left in the church on Sunday morning and not be taken into the secular world from Sunday afternoon to the next Sunday morning. It is because the secular Christian believes the Biblical Christian faith is evil and perverted, and that the United States, and the world's problems are caused by them. Sin and wickedness is every place we look including the halls of governments, schools, society, and in many churches because secularism has become the national religion.
The United States of America is not the country it was intended to be. Yes, we have the biggest economy and best military in the world. Yes, people throughout the world still want to come to the United States because of opportunity. Yes, it is always great to come through customs when returning home from traveling abroad. And yet, the fundamental principles that made the United States are despised by so many who are citizens of this country. Those who despise are telling us that the very things that have made us what we are must be transformed.
This transformation movement has been present for over a century. It did not happen by accident but has been a concerted and definite movement. Anybody who paid any attention, was well aware of the movement. Yes, that means that Freedom Loving Americans were aware of the effort to take away their beloved freedoms and liberties, but did not directly acknowledge or confront it. There are lots of reasons, but all of the reasons are nothing but excuses.
All of this has brought us to the year 2020, about 230 years from the ratifying of our Constitution that was written and ratified to protect the people from the tyranny of government, the exact happening that is very close to eliminating all that we Freedom Loving Americans hold dear. This has occurred mostly, because we Freedom Loving Americans were to busy enjoying the freedom and liberty we were given to take the time, make the effort, or to sacrifice what we must in order to keep and enhance freedom and liberty. All to often we went along to get along and nominated as our candidate people like McCain and Romney who are and were Globalists and supported the very policies we knew would continue to erode freedom and liberty.
We have arrived at the point we are today were a non-politician has exposed the evil that we have tried to ignore as it grew just like any cancer grows unless it is eradicated. When evil is exposed, when all that is dark is exposed to light, it reacts violently and irrationally. This is what we are witnessing, but the reality of the evil is so evident that it cannot be rationalized and must be addressed.
We have witnessed the violence that accompanies all transfers from freedom to enslavement. We have witnessed the lies and irrational attacks that accompanies all transfers from freedom to enslavement. We have and are about to witness the immorality and criminality that accompanies all transfers from freedom to enslavement.
We are facing three possible scenarios; one that is hopeful, and two that make our plight even more desperate. The two bad outcomes would be that the evil movement that is today encased in the Democrat party and what we call the left, would be where the evil that is the left takes control of the White House and both houses of Congress or where the evil that is the left takes control of two of the three. Under either of these scenarios the move to communism or tyranny and surrendering our sovereignty to a world power would be greatly enhanced if not totally accomplished. The result of this would be a total elimination of our Natural Rights and Liberties with a government dictating our lives and our thoughts for what they would call the greater good as has always been done when freedom is transformed to tyranny.
The other scenario that gives all Freedom Loving Americans hope would be that President Trump would win the election, the house would be taken, and the senate would emerge with a majority of Freedom Loving Americans. This would only win a battle and would not win the war. This happening would enable those who cherish freedom and liberty to continue to drain the evil that has become the swamp, it would enable those who cherish freedom and liberty to eliminate Teachers Unions that are now controlled by communists whose goal is to indoctrinate, it would enable our economy to flourish and help even more people escape poverty and the enslavement of government, and it would enable those of us who cherish freedom and liberty to become dedicated to “Setting Brushfires of Freedom.”
We who cherish freedom and liberty, must always remember that there will always be a faction that aspires to control the lives and thoughts of others. When we realize and understand this truth, we will know that the war is never really won but we can greatly enhance the belief in true American principles, those principles upon which our nation was founded; our right and liberties come from God and not government, and we are a Republic and not a democracy.
Samuel Adams stated, “All might be free if they valued freedom and valued it as they should.” This is what “Setting Brushfires of Freedom” is all about, helping people value freedom and value it as they should.
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