Most people would say that people on the extremes of the political spectrum are the problem with societies. I say the real problem are those who claim to be moderates, those who claim to seek compromise, those who claim to forget party doctrine and vote for what they call the best person. This philosophy only works in a society or a nation when the extremes have the same goal but differ in how to arrive at that goal. In the summer of 1787 in Philadelphia, we saw this work. There were two sides. They disagreed on how much power government should be given. They both agreed that the primary goal was protecting individual liberties and rights as proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence, while at the same time having a functioning government. Moderation and compromise resulted in the United States Constitution. This compromise continued during the ratification process when the people said we will consent to your compromise if you consent to our requirement that the protection of our individual liberties and rights be more clearly defined. The Bill of Rights was added as a part of the United States Constitution.
However, moderation and compromise never work when the goals of the two extremes are in total contradiction to each other. This is the position in which our nation is today. The right and the left no longer have the same goal. The right still has the goal of protecting the individual liberties and rights and maintaining the least intrusive government as possible to protects those rights while protecting the nation from all enemies foreign and domestic. The left has as its goal that the United States Constitution, including the Bill of Rights, be eliminated. They advocate that all liberties and rights no longer be free from the control of government, but that government be in control of all liberties and rights, using them in such a manner as to have total control over the actions of the individuals. The left believes the federal government must have control of all activities, choices, and thoughts of the people. The left in the United States today is stating that our nation must be transformed from a nation of individual liberties and freedoms to a Marxist totalitarian nation.
What I have stated is not hyperbole, but it is fact. The transformation called for by the left has been happening for over 100 years. It continued because too many Americans refused to admit that their fellow citizens wished to overturn the United States Constitution and transform our society from a nation that protects individual liberties and rights to a Marxist totalitarian state. Their moderation and compromise have proven to be the predominant reason this transformation is so far along.
Key differences between a nation adhering to individual liberties and rights, and a Marxist totalitarian state would be individual control and ownership of private property, or state ownership or control of property; does rule of law or arbitrary law prevail; and does the government or individual make decisions and who is responsible for those decisions. As you can see, this is the difference between a nation of free people and a nation of people who are slaves to the state.
As I mentioned earlier, this movement toward a nation where the people are slaves to the state has been happening for over 100 years. The evidence that we have almost arrived at the state of slavery is all around us today.
Our government is no longer a government where our representatives make the law, but it is now a government where the bureaucrats, technocrats, and experts of the bureaucracy make the laws. We are no longer a nation where individual liberties and rights prevail, but we are a nation where the state tells us what liberties and rights we can have if any. Recently a bureaucrat, the head of the CDC unilaterally proclaimed, despite a Supreme Court Ruling to the contrary, that property is under the control of the government. She said it is government who can and will decide that people do not have to honor their contracts and pay rent for the property they occupy. In other words, a bureaucrat made a law that said people are free from being renters and can become legal occupiers.
Our laws are applied in an arbitrary manner. If you support the Marxist totalitarian state, you can, you are encouraged, to riot, loot, commit arson, assault, and murder, especially law enforcement personnel. The only consequence for these unlawful acts will be that you will be praised for your brave actions protesting a nation that honors individual liberties and rights, which the left says were proclaimed by and honored by racists. If you voice opposition to the overthrow of our Constitution protecting those individual liberties and rights, you will be pursued by the FBI, you will be indicted by the Department of Justice, you will be denied constitutionally guaranteed due process including bail, and you will be imprisoned and held in solitary confinement.
Choices for your person, your business or work, and you children are no longer yours. The Marxist totalitarian movement states that these decisions will be made by bureaucrats, technocrats, and experts. In American today we are told what freedoms or lack thereof we have depending on if we agree to receive a shot of a substance that appears to do at least as much harm as it does good. If you do not capitulate, you will not be able to engage in society. You are told when and with whom you can congregate, if your business can be opened or closed and under what conditions, if your kids can attend school and under what conditions, and with what values your children will be indoctrinated. If you object, you will lose your right to free speech and you will be demonized and ostracized.
Every occurrence I have mentioned is happening this very day. There is little too no outcry against these attacks on our nation and on our Constitution that is entirely based on the premise of protecting and guaranteeing individual liberties and rights and limiting the totalitarianism inherent in government. This is occurring, not because of the extreme leftist movement, that is what they do. It is happening because of the overwhelming number of Americans who have refused to be involved, informed, and interested in their government. Yes, you who claim to be moderates, you who claim to want compromise, you who claim to vote for the best person, you who claim those people who wish to deny you your individual liberties and rights are really good people with your best interests at heart. Yes, you who are not interested, informed, or involved, you are the problem.
If you are a member of the problem group, those people who believe moderation and compromise are the way to pass on to our children, grandchildren, and future generations a nation that protects and guarantees individual liberties and freedoms, you are the best asset the transformation movement has. You are what the transformation crowd call a “useful idiot.” You are the frog that was thrown into a bucket of comfortable water and never realized the transformation movement had turned on a flame to bring the water to a boil so it could eliminate you and complete its promised transformation.
What can you do? First, you must become interested. You can say to yourself, “perhaps what this person is writing is true”. Then you must become informed. This does take some time and effort. After you have become interested and informed you must become involved. This includes you making a decision. On which side you will be. You can no longer straddle the fence. You can not be half free and half slave.
Involvement is next. Yes, you must take the time and understand for whom you vote for national and state offices. If they are a pretty face, if they are capable of expressing thoughts in an understandable manner, if they run lots of ads, if they have an R or a D behind their names is not important. After all Romney has a pretty face, can form a coherent statement, and has an R behind his name. The only important characteristic you should consider is, do they support individual liberties and rights or do they support big government.
You must become interested, informed, and involved in local government and school boards. When all people in local government and school boards who support big government, government controls and regulations, and government indoctrination are removed from office, we will have made giant steps in reversing the evil of the transformation movement.
You must become an individual dedicated to “Setting Brushfires of Freedom” in the minds of your fellow citizens. Remember there will still be many people like you were. There will still be many people who will believe in the fallacy of moderation and compromise. “Setting Brushfires of Freedom” means you will converse with these people, you will ask them questions, you will not argue or debate with these people, but only be concerned with introducing them to the evils of this transformation movement and encourage them to become informed. They too must make their own decision, just like you did.
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