That the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) have been abolishing our long-standing principles as outlined in our founding documents, The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution of the United States, and The Bill of Rights, is documented fact. A few examples would be Obama singing DACA which clearly is a violation of separation of powers, growing an unlimited government which is a direct attack on limited government, not prosecuting either Clinton or Comey for violating laws dealing with classified information and encouraging people to lie about Kavanaugh and then claiming he had the burden of proof is a clear violation of “rule of law.” Examples abound and extend back at least 100 years.
Any rational person cannot argue against this fact. It is clearly documented. I have known this for many years, so with recent attacks by Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) in encouraging fraudulent voting and then following the communist methods of running elections, which is again not new but a part of their strategy for decades, I tried to decipher why I had such an uncomfortable feeling after the recent election. Yes, the fraudulent voting was repeated again, and the communist methods of running elections is on full display, but my discomfort was greater than ever.
In trying to come to grips with this, it finally dawned on me what was obvious. Yes, all the tactics of the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats), encouraging MOB intimidation, employing to the full extent the tactics of Saul Alinsky, practicing their core rule of “the ends justify the means" to name a few, where all in full force. Then while speaking the other evening, I was discussing Karl Marx’s call for the abolition of all morality. Yes, it is evident that the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) have called for immorality for years in social issues, financial issues, and governance issues for years, but now they have taken their practice of promoting fraudulent voting and communist vote counting to new heights.
Our nation has endured the assault of the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) so far, but what was at the core of my discomfort was revealed in the article below. When I found this article and read it, I knew that the blatant attack on the heart of our freedom, our elections and our peaceful transfer of power, was destroying those core elements of our liberty. The Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) are demolishing both. At the heart of these attacks on such core issues is the fact that the Marx dictate of abolishing all morality by his followers is real. An election official officially tells a non-citizen they can vote. She does not even try to hide it. The same official openly destroys votes and openly creates votes. What she has done in Broward County was now becoming a common practice elsewhere, such as in Arizona, California, and perhaps many other states. The virtue of election officials, along with Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) officials is now open and praised by the officials of the Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) Party so long as the ends justify the means.
No Liberty without Virtue
To our Founding Fathers it was obvious, or “self-evident,” that self-government, or a democratic republic, could only be perpetuated by the self-governed. Reflecting these precepts, a contemporary German writer to the Founders, J. W. von Goethe, stated: "What is the best government? -- That which teaches us to govern ourselves." And, a later, prominent 19th Century minister, Henry Ward Beecher, simply said: “There is no liberty to men who know not how to govern themselves.” Self-governance consists of self-regulation of our behavior, ambitions and passions. To this end, the Founders fundamentally believed that the ability to govern ourselves rests with our individual and collective virtue (or moral character).
John Adams stated it this way, “Public virtue cannot exist in a Nation without private Virtue, and public Virtue is the only Foundation of Republics.” In this regard, the revolutionary war was as much a battle against “the corruption of 18th century British high society,” as it was against financial oppression. While the Founders and American colonists were very concerned with their civil liberty and economic freedom, demanding “no taxation without representation,” they were equally concerned with their religious liberty, particularly in preserving their rights of individual conscience and public morality. With respect to the vital need for virtue in order to establish and maintain a republic, the Founders were in complete harmony:
George Washington said: “Virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government,” and “Human rights can only be assured among a virtuous people.”
Benjamin Franklin said: “Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom.”
James Madison stated: “To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical [imaginary] idea.”
Thomas Jefferson wrote, “No government can continue good but under the control of the people; and … their minds are to be informed by education what is right and what wrong; to be encouraged in habits of virtue and to be deterred from those of vice … These are the inculcations necessary to render the people a sure basis for the structure and order of government.”
Samuel Adams said: “Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt. He therefore is the truest friend of the liberty of his country who tries most to promote its virtue.”
Patrick Henry stated that: “A vitiated [impure] state of morals, a corrupted public conscience, is incompatible with freedom.”
John Adams stated: “We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
Virtue ennobles individual character and lifts society as a whole. Virtuous principles eschew prejudice and discrimination, confirming that “all men are created equal.” Virtue encompasses characteristics of goodwill, patience, tolerance, kindness, respect, humility, gratitude, courage, honor, industry, honesty, chastity and fidelity. These precepts serve as the cornerstones for both individual happiness and societal governance.