We have a habit of using slogans and what I refer to as Bumper Sticker and 30 second sound bite phrases today. These are generalities. When we are ‘Setting Brushfires of Freedom” it is critical we ask those who are supporting the transformation of the United States to this Democratic Socialist nation or whatever phrase they use to do research and use concrete examples in their research.
For instance, the left and many on the right refer to the United States as a democracy. First, we are not a democracy. We are a republic and to be a republic was a specific and conscious decision made by our founders. They understood that a democracy is in fact a dictatorship of the majority over the minority and they chose to protect rights for all, not just for those in power. They chose a Constitutional Republic because in a Constitutional Republic the rights per the constitution given to the people must be protected for the people and can not be taken from one, the few, or the many.
We have an example of how a Democracy and Constitutional Republic differ. Like I said, in a Democracy the will of the majority prevails. Recently we saw Adam Schiff of the House Intelligence Committee operate as a true Democracy. The majority of the committee, by majority vote, denied to a defendant, President Trump, his constitutionally protected rights to due process of law; he was denied the right to be present in the proceedings, to question his accusers, and to have legal representation. If Schiff and the majority operated as required by a Constitutional Republic, they, the majority would not have been able to deny these rights to President Trump or any other defendant. It is for reasons such as this the left is so adamant that we abandoned our Constitutional Republic and adopt all aspects of Democracy. When “Setting Brushfires of Freedom” you can ask the other person, using a different example of course, if this is the way they would want to be treated assuming they were the defendant.
Another example of differences in how the right and left differ is in how the China Flu has been approached. The left believes that all should adhere to the dictates of experts, technocrats, and bureaucrats, as opposed to being free to make their own decisions. The left believes that these experts, technocrats, and bureaucrats, with all the knowledge and information they have, are better able to run the lives of the individual than is the individual. This is a basic belief of a collectivist (Marxist, communist, socialist, progressive, Democrat, - all virtually the same). This is how communist countries are operated, both economically and socially.
An example of how these differences occur in practice and not just in theory would be to compare New York to South Dakota in how they are handling the China Flu happening. In New York, with Gov. Cuomo and Mayor De Blasio, we have a true communist mentality. The state is controlling every aspect of people’s lives. The state and the city are economic and social disasters as the state is dictating a general policy for all areas and individuals. When mistakes are obvious, such as mandating that elderly people who have the virus be accepted into elderly care facilities where the most susceptible population resides, the officials lie and attempt to do a full scale cover-up of their obvious mistake, because in the communist mind the state can never be wrong.
On the right hand, we have as an example Gov Noem who as a true believer in freedom and liberty. She gave the people of South Dakota all the information that was available and told them they are free and independent and as such they should run their own lives acting reasonably and responsibly. The result is a state flourishing both economically and socially and the China flu having a medical impact comparable to the flu.
The most effective way of “Setting Brushfires of Freedom” would be to not use specifics but generalities in the above examples and phrase the statement in the form of a question. Your goal is to generate enough curiosity so when you suggest that you both do a “little” research on the question and then discuss your findings in a day or so. If a person is led to arrive at their own conclusion, the conclusion becomes a belief. It the person arrives at the same conclusion because they were told, it will be a conclusion to go along to get along and is fleeting at best.
If you read what the left advocates, they are calling more and more for an administrative government. Administrative governments are tyrannical governments. This would in no way be a progressive move for the United States but a regressive move to the days when the people had nothing to say about who enacted laws that affected their lives.
This is what was so unique about the American Revolution. The Americans said we are done with bureaucrats telling us how we must live. They said, we the people will in fact have control over those who are given the power to make laws that affect us.
The Democrat party or the progressives (which is also collectivist) have openly opposed this concept of the people having control over the laws that are made and have been moving toward an administrative state since 1900.
An administrative government is a government where the experts, the bureaucrats, the technocrats, or those who have all been indoctrinated in the same schools and in the same ideology are put into positions in the government and make regulations and proclamations that over time become accepted as laws. We have moved even farther down the road to tyranny now with congress agreeing with having an administrative government by passing a law in theory and then telling the different agencies to draft the appropriate rules for the law.
When Nancy Pelosi said in regard to Obamacare that we would have to pass the law to learn what is in it, she was speaking literally. The law was drafted as are so many laws today where the congress passes an idea and has the agencies write the details. For instance, that all employers would have to provide contraceptives for their employees was not in the law but was in a regulation written by some unknown administrative person or persons.
This relieves congress from doing their jobs and allows them to operate as pontificators who only have to deal in broad generalities. More importantly, it removes the people from their rightful position of having direct control over those who pass the laws under which they must live.
In addition, congress has removed themselves from direct responsibility for laws also by having removed themselves from the process of lawmaking by abdicating their power to the judicial branch as well as the administrative agencies. For instance, an honest look at Roe v Wade must bring anyone to the constitutional conclusion that the Supreme Court greatly exceeded their constitutional authority. They had no constitutional authority to create such a law and should have passed the issue back to congress and told congress to do their duty and make a law allowing the murder of babies or reject the law.
To believe we are a nation where the people elect those who make the laws is a fallacy. The left believes this is the best way to run a country. The left believes that people are incapable of governing themselves and must be told how to live their lives and how to think by bureaucrats, technocrats, and experts. We have no better example than the current example of people being told they have to stay home, what jobs are essential, and how they are to dress and act. This my friend is tyranny. Tyranny is what collectivists have always advocated and since Democrats are collectivists, it follows that Democrats are advocating for tyranny.
We have seen a lot of outrage coming from the right. The Democrats and the left have outdone themselves believing they can do what they want to win elections and control policy because they have in prior elections and nothing has happened. That election fraud is new is a farce. Election fraud has been a part of our elections for years. At least 90% of fraud that has been made known to the public has been to favor Democrats and the left. The result is that these people have had their hands slapped and told not to make the same “mistake” again. The result is that when there are no consequences for breaking the law, people will continue to break the law.
That Fox News has swung to being a part of the mainstream media ever since Rupert Murdoch retired and Paul Ryan was put on the board should not be a secret to anybody. I am surprised that anybody who was looking for a news outlet would have continued to watch an organization that was nothing more than an opinion outlet. Keep in mind, if you are looking for news, you should not look at an opinion source whether they agree with you or not. It is critical, as an independent thinker that you get honest news with facts only, that you get opinion on both sides, and then you exercise independent thinking to arrive at your conclusion.
My question is, how long will this outrage last. If it lasts for a few months, we all must ask if it was worth the effort. If it continues and grows, then we can say that it is absolutely worth it. People tend to choose the course of least resistance. The course of least resistance requires the least effort and it always brings about a people who become government reliant and government dependent; they become slaves to the state.
To get on the road of resistance and stay on that road takes effort and at times it is difficult. Any people who have remained free, have been willing to fight the fight against the inevitability of tyranny. They have taken the time to study and to understand what is necessary to be free. They have learned how to effectively set the seed of freedom in the minds of their fellow citizens. Specifically, they have been Americans.
President Ronald Reagan told us that freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. If our outrage does not continue, our generation will be the last one to live in a free America.
If let us all step back a moment and speak honestly without the expletives and you are bad name calling. If we could just accept that individuals are just that individuals and have different ideas and thoughts for many reasons. Some of those differences come about because of DNA and some come about because of environment and society, but they are differences, nevertheless.
I have had the opportunity to travel to many different places, places where people dress differently from me, eat different food, live in different conditions, and were raised in different atmospheres. What I have come to learn is that people are people and have ideas, have loyalties, yearn for a better life, are members of families and different social groups, but over all people are people. Most are kind and concerned, inquisitive, and will even go out of their way to be kind to a lost person from another country or state.
With this being said, the logical question would have to be, so why do we have so much confrontation, why do we have wars, why do we have groups of people intentionally destroying property and killing other people. Sadly, this has been the situation virtually since the beginning of time.
To answer this question, we must go back to our first statement that people are different. Most people only want to live within their own community and not be bothered with anything but their immediate needs and happiness. The other people look well beyond their immediate community and believe they must influence the lives of many. Neither viewpoint is good or bad nor is either viewpoint right or wrong, it is simply who we are, how we were created, and the DNA God gave us.
The problems and confrontations in the world are of course caused by the small number of people who look to influence beyond their immediate community. The reason they have so much influence, even though they are a much smaller group, is simply because they are able to convince portions of most of the people that they are going to somehow change their situations that will make their lives much better.
The group that looks beyond their immediate community are influencers. These influencers have dramatically different ideas that fall into primarily two different categories. We have the one category that has this idea that if they can only influence all the people to have the same dreams and beliefs that they have, they could lead the world into a state of utopia. These people understand that in order to have all people come into total conformity where all believe that the good of the community or the collective should be their only goal, also state that there must be a time of great conflict before the arrival of the utopia. Marx called this the revolutionary transformation from capitalism to communism. People living in America who advocate this philosophy call it transformation, change, new deal, and so forth.
The other influencing group has a completely different belief system. They advocate that the best society is a society where we celebrate the differences in people. That we understand these differences will cause conflicts, but they will also bring about a much more prosperous and free society. This group believes that all people should have the same liberty and rights regardless as to whether or not they conform with any singular political belief system.
It is this basis upon which the United States came into existence. Samuel Adams sated that a people must choose whether they will be a free people where all are free and encouraged to express their belief and strive to achieve their goals with limited government interference, or if they will choose to be slaves which means government reliant and government compliant.
Our founders set a new path and went against the common beliefs of the time and the past when they chose a system where the individual was supreme and the collective, government, or community was established with its goal and purpose being to enable all individuals to be just that; individuals.
Over the past hundred years or so the conflict between these two ideas has been brewing until it has come to the point where it is now boiling. On the one had we have those who belief in conformity and government control over all individuals versus those who advocate belief in the individual recognizing and championing that equal outcome and individual liberty cannot coexist.
Those who belief in conformity live by one rule and that rule is that the ends always justify the means with absolutely no limits to those means, while the other side believes it is essential to establish rules and laws and sometimes foolishly believe all people live by rules and laws and not by necessary means.
Sadly, the American people are no longer taught that these differences exist now and have existed for centuries. Not understanding the differences complicates the process of choice.
Everybody has the right to choose either concept. That would be equal outcome is better than individual liberty or that individual liberty is superior to equal outcome. But the choice must be made so it is critical we all understand the consequences of our choice.
It is critical that those people who are not consumed with politics and wish only to live a quiet life, nevertheless, take the time to understand on which side the person stands for whom they cast a vote because their vote does affect their lives. They can live with a guaranteed equal outcome and have their life decisions made for them by bureaucrats and technocrats, or they can live with freedom and liberty and make their own life choices. They cannot live with both.
Over the last 100 years we have had the collectivists (Marxists, communists, socialists, Democrats, - all virtually the same) tell us that the United States must be remade. (When I say collectivist, I am specifically meaning the Democrat party.) The collectivist has been telling America for over 100 years we must be remade because our founders were wrong in how they formed our nation.
We have had the movement of Wilson to make us a parliamentary government. Franklin Roosevelt promised the “New Deal”, Truman’s “Fair Deal”, Carter’s “A leader for a change”, Mondale’s “America needs a change”, and Obama’s “Hope and Change”, to name a few. In addition, we were told by Obama that he would “fundamentally transform the United States of America”. And now we have Schumer telling us that the collectivist can change America.
So, the question is into what do the collectivists want to transform or change the United States. This is no secret because they have been telling us since the days of Woodrow Wilson. The collectivists want to change the United States into what they believe is the utopia described by philosophers, pundits and politicians including the likes of Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin. Marx said the world must become a classless society. That means all in the world must think and act alike and must have the same goals and dreams.
This is what the collectivists are telling us must happen in the United States. We have already been told by the likes of Kamala and AOC that anybody who supported Trump must be punished for their contrarian views. We have been threatened that a Truth Board will be formed to search out any who disagree with the collectivist society. This is what every aspiring collectivist group has done. They have punished those who disagree with them by segregating or eliminating the dissident.
If the collectivist is successful in stealing this election, this is some of what will happen as they continue their quest to transform or change America.
We will see a continuing onslaught on all of our individual rights and freedoms including persecution of Bible believing Christians, further restrictions on speech and assembly, and our right to bear arms protected by the 2nd amendment eliminated through regulation.
We will have law enforcement more concerned about political dissidents than they are with criminal activity including murder, assaults, and robbery.
We will see outright attacks on education by demanding all forms of education be transformed into indoctrination.
We will see an attack on the core family by promoting sexual deviance of all kinds, pornography, minimalizing the influence of the parent, and promoting the murder of children in the womb and even beyond the womb.
We will see a further assault on the Bible and along with this we will see a complete elimination of any pretense of adhering to the United States Constitution.
We will see a further requirement that all adhere do the dictates of technocrats and experts in the bureaucracy with power being assumed by them and taken from elected officials.
We will see the removal of individual rights and freedoms in the name of the good of the collective. The individual that does not conform will be an enemy of the state and be segregated or eliminated. This can not be stated enough.
You say, how do you know this to be true. And I say I know it to be true because I have studied collectivism and their takeovers, and this is the course they always follow. I know this to be true because based on the stated policies and practices of the Democrat party they are clearly a collectivist organization, and this is what collectivists do.
Accomplice is defined as a person who knowingly helps another in a crime or wrongdoing, often as a subordinate.
In the definition of accomplice, notice motivation is not a qualification for whether or not your act makes you an accomplice. You could have what you consider righteous reasons for your assistance, but that does not sanctify you.
Europe must rethink its open-border Schengen area, including a more robust protection of the zone’s external frontiers, President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday, after a spate of Islamist attacks in France and Austria.
The tighter controls were needed to curb clandestine immigration, said Macron, adding that the criminal gangs illegally trafficking migrants into Europe were often linked to terror networks.
“I am in favor of a deep overhaul of Schengen to re-think its organization and to strengthen our common border security with a proper border force,” Macron said during a visit to the Franco-Spanish border.
The French people are accomplices in these crimes. It was the French along with other members of the EU that threw open their doors and encouraged the mass immigration of people from Muslim countries to come into theirs. That many of these people would commit acts of terrorism against the citizens of France and the EU was beyond questioning. Yet, the French and the EU justified their actions as being humanitarian acts, and perhaps they were. That does not change the fact that the French and EU citizens who supported this action are accomplices to the terrorist acts recently committed and all terrorist acts previously committed within their territory.
Likewise, we in the United States are witnessing acts of fraud and corruption in our recent election. It was widely known that members of the Democrat party would commit voter fraud. Joe Biden bragged about what a great Voter Fraud Organization the Democrats had during the campaign. The Democrats have been committing voter fraud for decades. The difference between now and 50 years ago is that it is more perfected and on a much greater scale than it was in the past. We learned in the California house elections of 2018 to what limits the Democrats would go. Those limits have been greatly increased in 2020.
Anybody who voted for and supported the Democrat party in this election and in elections in the past is an accomplice to the crime of voter fraud. Your motivation for your vote might have been for what you considered a worthy cause, but that does not relieve you from the fact that you were an accomplice to the crime of voter fraud. You performed an act that you knew or should have known would aid a party to commit a crime or wrongdoing.
Yes, the French and the EU are suffering greatly because they acted as an accomplice to assist terrorists. Yes, the Democrats are assisting a group of power hungry and immoral people to achieve their ultimate goal of transforming the United States to a Marxist totalitarian nation. Your reasons or motivations do not excuse you from the fact that you are assisting in having yours and other persons freedom and rights eliminated. You are an accomplice to this action.
“You can fool some of the people all of the time and you can fool all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.”
We have seen games played with our elections in the past. The first time I remember was in 1960 when Illinois was the deciding state and Mayor Dailey went to the graveyards in Chicago to get the required numbers of votes to put John Kennedy over the top. One of the most famous times was the Bush- Gore election when Broward County in Florida did all they could to assure Gore of a win.
We in California remember all to well election eve of 2018 when Republicans were leading by as many as 10 points and went to bed only to learn that votes were found during the night and the races were much closer. Surprisingly votes kept being found, they always favored the Democrat. Finally, when the Democrat had the lead, no more votes were found.
Now we run into election night 2020 and surprisingly in states, all with Democrat controlled governments, just the right number of votes were found during the night to give Biden the lead. It was the same scenario in every situation that took place in California in 2018. As Biden said, they have their vote fraud machine in tune and ready.
The United States is in a crisis. In a free society, the people must have trust in their government and their institutions. When enough people lose faith and trust in government, and such a critical part of government as elections is clearly manipulated, a crisis is created. The last four years have shown us that our government is not worthy of our trust and faith. The Russian Hoax, which has been proven to be a total sham, the corruption in the FBI, the DOJ, the CIA, the State Department, and so many other aspects of our government have added to this crisis.
Now we learn that the Biden Family is a large scale international crime enterprise, and the press refuses to investigate at all and is more interested in the flavor of ice cream Biden eats, gives us real reason, plus many other previous examples, to have no confidence in the press. The purpose of the press is supposed to keep the government honest, not assist government officials in their crime sprees.
Our congress is totally untrustworthy. They conducted a totally political and sham impeachment hearing. They use their committees, not to conduct government business such as holding hearings on budgets, but for political purposes only.
There is no reason to have faith and trust in our government and our press. We are told in the Declaration of Independence that when our government is no longer serving the proper purpose which is to protect our natural rights and liberties, our government should be replaced. Any and all Freedom Loving Americans who believe in and honor our founding documents and the principles stated therein, must rise in unison and demand a total revamping of our institutions.
The only alternative would be to step back, go about our business, and act surprised when all of our freedoms, including our freedom of speech, assembly, religion, property, and to pursue our happiness is completely controlled by a despotic government. This is not farfetched. This is and has been the promise of the Democrat party for many years. They have continued to pursue their promise. Each day, we are less free than we were the day before and now we have learned that our elections are no different from what they are in any collectivist nation where the result is predetermined and whatever is necessary to achieve that result will be done.
Freedom is fragile and we have a huge crack in ours that is about to break open and bring our freedom to a crushing end.
Samuel Adams told the American colonist in words that are as or more applicable today, “It is high time the people of this country explicitly declare whether they will be free men or they will be slaves.”
Right now, we are choosing slaves. I say we explicitly declare. free men.
If the left should happen to prevail, let us look at who would be winners and losers.
Jill Biden will be a winner because her ability to become extremely wealthy will be assured.
Hunter Biden will be a winner because he will be protected from being investigated.
China will be a big-time winner.
Iran will be a big-time winner.
Islamic terrorism in the United States will be winner.
Individual freedom and liberty will be a bit loser.
The possibility of having fair elections will be a big-time loser.
Biblical believing Christians will be persecuted. I cannot call a Christian a loser because they know where they will spend eternity.
Education will be a loser as indoctrination will be solidified.
Many who have supported the left will be a loser as they have their freedoms removed.
If President Trump prevails.
The American people who believe in individual freedom and liberty will be a huge winner.
Our Republic will be a winner as the drain will be further drained.
Bible believing Christians will be on earth winners because they will be free to worship.
Education will be a winner.
Israel and peace in the Middle East will be a winner.
All Americans who believe in opportunity will be winners.
China will be a loser.
Iran will be a loser.
The deep state will be a loser.
I am sure people can and will add to these lists, at least in their own mind. The final assessment is that if the left prevails, the transformation of the United States to a Marxist totalitarian state will be the winner and if President Trump prevails the transformation will suffer a big setback. They will continue in their effort to transform the United States, and we who oppose this transformation must become even more diligent in “Setting Brushfires of Freedom.”
‘I Will Never, Ever Forgive Them’: Maxine Waters Blasts Black Voters Who Choose Trump. Maxine Waters said Friday that it was “shameful” that young black voters might consider casting a ballot for President Donald Trump. Waters said that she didn’t understand how any black American could cast a vote for Trump, saying, “It just hurts me so bad to see blacks talking about supporting Trump. I don’t know why they would be doing it. I don’t know why it is on their minds.”
This is like the parent who beat their kids saying they cannot forgive their kids for leaving home and not coming to visit every week. The Democrats have beaten the black population and have convinced them that they are not capable of competing with others. The Democrats have told the black population that they must depend on government subsidies to survive.
Unfortunately for Maxine Waters and others in the Democrat party, Donald Trump came along and told all Americans that they are all human beings and can and will survive and excel if they believe in themselves and understand that being self-reliant is far better than being government reliant where others dictate your situation.
During the last four years, these young black men learned that opportunity allowed them to throw off the yoke of victimhood and allowed them to take pride in who they are and what they can accomplish. These young black people learned that the Democrat party has been lying to them, their parents, and their grandparents and they are as capable as anybody. Yes, their skin is darker than some other people’s skin color, but other than the color of their skin they are as capable as anybody.
What Maxine Waters and her fellow Democrats are realizing is that their lie has been exposed. Their automatic election to office, which gave them power and the means to make themselves and their families rich through fraud and corruption, are seeing their gravy train being run off the tracks. They should be apologizing to not only the black population, but to the many Americans they have kept enslaved to government.
The wisest decision these black people, that Maxine Waters will not forgive, is that they will vote to free all people who have been told by the Democrat party that there is no value in individual liberty and opportunity. Donald Trump has proven that Maxine Waters and the Democrat party were and are wrong.
To be an American has come to mean that you believe in individual rights and liberties which means that all people have the right and are in fact encouraged to pursue their happiness. To be an American has come to mean that people ought to be free to be self-reliant and not live under the constraints of bureaucrats and local judges and officials. To be an American has come to mean that you are a generous, a fair, and a kind individual who abhors the maxim of the left and the current Democrat party that the “ends justify the means.” Americans are known as people who are willing to establish rules and then adhere to those rules.
It is for the above reasons that people throughout the world have as their dream to be an American, and yet the left in America has stated that the formula that has built our nation is outdated. The left is telling us that America must resort to the policies and attitudes that have ruined great empires and nations by establishing tyrannical governments with bureaucrats who believe they are better equipped to make decisions for people. These policies say that government reliance and government dependence is superior to self-reliance.
If you consider yourself an American but voted for Biden or any Democrat, you should hope that President Trump has a resounding victory on Tuesday. You should wish this happens because when you call yourself an American you are saying you believe in individual liberties. Individual liberties will be taken from us with a Biden win. Our freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and freedom to pursue our own happiness will all be limited to what the bureaucrat states is in the best interest of the collective or the state. The concept of truth and fairness will be changed to propaganda or whatever the state says is truth and fairness will be determined on the basis of did the action further the cause of state control.
With a resounding Trump victory, we will continue the effort President Trump started in 2017, which is to return sovereignty to the people and place government as the servant to carry out the wishes of the sovereign. Several things are yet to be accomplished to restore America to a nation of individual liberties and freedoms. All public servant employee unions must be greatly limited in scope if not outright eliminated. The federal government must remove itself from having any role in education. Truth in journalism must be restored. The federal judiciary must continue to be revamped by appointing judges who understand the role of the judge is to give an opinion and not to establish law or change the course of society. Above all, the swamp that is Washington DC must be totally exposed. That would include a complete and open investigation of the Biden Crime family, the Jeffrey Epstein escapades, the FBI, the CIA, the DOJ, the State Department, and the Soros influence.
President Trump has proven he has the desire and the energy to restore to America a government that serves and does not control. The swamp is powerful and deep. President Trump will need the complete support and backing of any and all who believe in American values, and that includes you Democrats who did not vote for him but are American enough to understand that we do have a President that truly believes that individual liberty and freedom is and always has been the reason for the greatness of America.
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