If the Crown represented anything to the Founding Fathers, it was the danger of central power. So, they took pains to avoid this when drafting the new Constitution To that end, the Constitution gives broad powers to the states while intentionally limiting federal power.
Tyranny comes about when power is centralized. Collectivists have understood this and go about consolidating power. The collectivist (Marxists, communists, socialists, progressives, Democrats, - all virtually the same) have realized this from the beginning of time. In the United States of America, in their quest to transform the United States to a Marxist totalitarian state, we have witnessed this centralizing of power by the Democrat party. To accomplish this, power must be removed from the states as well as from elected officials and it must be placed in the bureaucracy or in the hands of bureaucrats, technocrats, and experts.
We have seen this centralizing of power take place over the last 100 year or more. The times centralization is at its greatest is during a crisis. The greatest accumulation of centralization has come about during World War I under Wilson, the depression and World War II under FDR, the unrest in the 1960’s under LBJ, the aftermath of 9/11 under George W Bush, the financial crisis under Bush and Obama, and now the fear of President Trump and the China Virus under a known head of an international crime family, Biden.
In each and every one of these times, powers were taken from the people and the states and placed in different agencies of the federal government. As bureaucracy sprawls, nobody can say with complete authority exactly how many federal agencies exist. Many of these agencies have become their own investigators, prosecutors, judges, and juries. If you are accused by an agency, you are assumed to be guilty and must prove your innocence. This is in direct contrast to the Constitution and the founding principles. This is in direct alignment with any totalitarian regime.
Today, we are witnessing many assaults on freedom. The House of Representatives is considering simply making a law that would negate a critical section of our Constitution. In Article 2 of the Constitution, it specifically states that only state legislatures can regulate elections. We saw that violated when judges, governors, secretaries of state, and other officials made massive changes to election laws that resulted in a stolen national election. And now the house is looking to say that it is the federal government who should have power over elections. Not only is this centralizing a critical power, but it is doing by law what constitutionally must be done through the amendment process.
Along with centralizing power, we are seeing a concerted effort to outlaw one of the political parties and create a one-party system just like we have seen and see in every Communist nation. The Democrats have concluded that their comrade Lenin was correct when he said, “The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves.”
For years, we have effectively had a one-party nation. Yes, there were two names, Democrats and Republicans, but both of these parties had the same goal of centralizing power in the federal government. The difference between the parties was the speed at which this should be done. The Republicans had people like Nelson Rockefeller, George H W Bush, Robert Dole, George W Bush, John McCain, and Mitt Romney, head the Republican ticket, or vie for the head of the ticket. They all leaned far to the left on the political scale. For all practical purposes, the Democrats did control the Republicans and were thus leading their opposition.
This was not the case with Donald Trump. Donald Trump was and is an independent entity. He was and is not beholding to the political forces in what is now called the “deep state” or those who seek to centralize power. Trump specifically stated that it was his goal to remove power from the federal government and return it to the states and to the people. This movement, if it were to continue, would destroy everything the collectivist movement had accomplished over the past 100 plus years. It would also expose the graft, waste, and corruption that is an accepted part of a collectivist government.
The hatred for Trump continued to build when the collectivists soon understood that Donald Trump was not the typical politician who would say one thing but cave under the collectivist demands like they had become accustomed to with the McConnell’s and McCarthy’s. Donald Trump was a fighter and would not be intimidated. Donald Trump was a serious threat to the collectivist movement.
The Democrats understood, as did their comrades like Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Castro, and the others that those like Donald Trump and their supporters must be destroyed. This is what we are witnessing in the United States today and that is the destruction of those who oppose collectivism, centralization, and the control of the lives and thoughts of the people.
Ironically, at this time, we are witnessing the exact same destruction of opposition in both Russia and Belarus. The opposition leaders and party members in both countries are being jailed, demonized, ostracized, and destroyed to maintain one-party rule. The actions of Pelosi, Schumer, and the other Democrats are no different from those of Putin and Lukashenko.
“Setting a Brushfire of Freedom” is something every Freedom Loving American can and should be doing every day. “Setting a Brushfire of Freedom” is not telling somebody how to think but it is encouraging them to think. People have been indoctrinated. Indoctrination is telling people the solution and then having them constantly proving that solution as opposed to education, which is having people do their own due diligence and arriving at a conclusion based on their research. Indoctrination says this is the solution while education says you research and arrive at a solution.
In addition to Americans being indoctrinated, we are witnessing the left using propaganda. Propaganda is similar to indoctrination in that it tells people the solution even though reality would say differently. Propaganda is defined as the spreading of information, ideas, or rumors deliberately to help or harm a person, group, movement, institution, nation. It is influencing the outcome as opposed to providing factual information so people can arrive at their own conclusion.
The purpose of indoctrination and propaganda is to have all people conform to one ideology. That is what Marx meant when he said we must be a “classless” society by eliminating all oppressors. Oppressors and all who denounce the evils of collectivism are defined as “enemies of the people” and must therefore be eliminated.
Our goal, as we are about “Setting Brushfires of Freedom”, is to raise doubt in the minds of these who are professing the goodness of collectivism. We do this best by asking questions and not making statements. When we make a statement, we are inviting an argument. When we ask a question, we are inviting a conversation and an exchange of ideas. Our goal is to plant a seed of doubt that perhaps what these people have been told, could be wrong. Always encourage everybody to do their own research. Explain to them that research is trying to discover truth, so it requires research from all perspectives.
We must understand that nobody likes to be told that what they believe is wrong. They must arrive at truth on their own. We can only lead them by conversing with them and raising doubt in their minds. Again, asking questions is superior to making statements.
For you to be effective in your quest to be about “Setting Brushfires of Freedom” you must have a good understanding of what you believe as well as what they believe. If that requires you spending time to refreshing yourself or learning for the first time, it is time well spent. It is always best to have a good grasp on what we believe and why we believe it as well as what the other believes.
Remember, we are not telling, but leading as we go about “Setting Brushfires of Freedom”.
I ask that question realizing that some Democrats and RINOs are truly American but for some reason continue to identify otherwise. That would mean that most Democrats and RINOs are not American.
It is important that I define what I mean by American. America would be a person who agrees with the principles upon which our nation was founded and instituted a new type of government, a type that had never been instituted before, or frankly since. The other important part of this discussion is to ask if you have ever read and studied the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States including the reasons for them and why they were written as they were. If not, and this would be applicable to everybody, do so.
What you will find in the Declaration of Independence is a call to have a government that understands it is the servant to a sovereign people. The government understands and respects that the rights of the people come from God and government is to never have any authority to limit those rights and liberties. The role of government is to be limited.
We find this same theme in the United States Constitution. The Constitution is more specific about the rights and liberties of the people and extends them beyond life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. The founders were so concerned that government would attempt to take control of the lives and thoughts of the people and so they added the Bill of Rights where they became even more specific. An American believes that government is to never have any control over rights and liberties of the people.
The founders understood that only government can enslave the people of a nation. They understood that the more power and authority government assumed, the less free were the people. Because of this the founders specifically enumerated the powers we the people would give to government with the stated intent of always having a limited government.
The founders understood that every time a law was passed and signed by the executive, the less freedom the people had. Because of this the founders purposefully made it an involved and complicated process to pass a law. First, they were specific that only the legislative branch of government had the authority to make law. The executive and judicial branches were given no authority to make law. The founders further complicated the process by having to separate houses as a part of the legislative process. It was the intent that the legislative branch be the most powerful, the executive branch would be second, and the judicial branch would be the weakest. This was again based on the inherent fear of government every American has. We want the most powerful branch of government to be the branch over which we have the most control.
The founders also were aware of the dangers of democracy. They specifically told us that democracy is indeed a dictatorship and they abhorred dictatorship as does every American. In a democracy, the majority or the people in power have the authority to eliminate individual rights and liberties for some or for all of the people. This is why we are a republic. In a republic, rights and liberties are protected for every individual.
Americans believe in individual liberties and rights that are given to us by God and only protected by government. Americans believe in limited government. Americans believe fewer laws and less government is always better government. Americans do not believe in dictatorship and thus reject democracy and embrace republic. Americans believe that self-responsibility is always better for all than is government reliance. Which are you, a Democrat, a RINO, or an American?
An order was issued by Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin that all members of the US Armed Forces must stand down to address “extremism”.
Austin’s memo, titled “Stand-Down to Address Extremism in the Ranks,” does not define the “extremism” ostensibly addressed by the secretary’s 60-day “stand down” order. He described the measure as the beginning of a broader campaign against “extremism.”
We must ask ourselves why we would have to have a “stand-Down” to address “extremism” when we do not even know what “extremism” is.
What we learn is that the terms “extreme” or “extremism” are relative terms. They can mean whatever somebody wants them to mean. A definition of extremism is a tendency or disposition to go to extremes or an instance of going to extremes, especially in political matters.
Extreme left politics is anti-capitalist policies. It wishes to abolish the present order of the economy and replace it with something better. You can broadly categorize the extreme left into three categories. They don’t have broadly agreed upon names, but these will give you some idea: socialism, communism and anarchism. What were not long ago considered extreme ideas, are today the mainstream of the Democrat party and those of us who disagree with socialism and communism today are deemed to be extreme by the left.
To develop searches for extremists in the military would be to develop the kind of political litmus test that Communist China, Communist Cuba, Communist Venezuela, and Marxist Russia have employed to indoctrinate the members of their military as a way to make them politically correct and compliant. We, the American public, must ask ourselves if there could possibly be any other reason to test for extremism in the military, without having any definition of extremism such as extreme Islamic terrorists who openly declare “death to America”, or those extremists who declare that the United States of America must be transformed to a Marxist totalitarian state.
This edict by the Biden regime through Lloyd Austin should be feared by any American who does not support the transformation of the United States of America to a Marxist totalitarian state. The action to purge our military of people who do not agree with the Democrats desired transformation of the United States to a Marxist totalitarian state should be feared by all Americans who support individual liberty and freedom.
Diversity of political beliefs in our military is critical to a nation striving to preserve individual liberty and freedom, and it is just as critical that diversity be eliminated, and total conformity be imposed by those who strive to transform the United States to a Marxist totalitarian state. This action, taken by the Biden regime, is an action that is totally consistent with the actions taken by other nations who found themselves under control of “the dictatorship of the proletariat” in their efforts to complete the transformation from a capitalist society to a communist society.
Here is a list of some of the things I do not understand.
A text message sent from Europe to a person in the United States, arrives on the exact phone for which it was intended.
I burn coal, I build a dam, I have a solar panel, and from that action the heater in my home makes me warm, the air conditioner keeps me cool, I have light in my home, my computer works, and I can receive information from anywhere in the world.
The earth circles the sun and stays in the same orbit while making a complete rotation every 24 hours.
How can God have no beginning and no end?
How did God create everything from nothing?
How great is God and how much love can he have?
Why is it so confusing for so many people to not be able to distinguish between a male and a female? We can differentiate between a rock and a tree.
Why is it so difficult to distinguish between progressive and regressive? Why is it called progressive when those saying they are progressive wish to regress to the days of government controlling the lives and the thoughts of the people? Why are those who believe people should be more free to make their own decisions and have their own thoughts called regressive?
Why are those who say all people should be treated as individuals and not categorized by similar characteristics such as color of skin called racist by those who believe people should be categorized because of characteristics such as the color of their skin and not recognized as individuals?
Why is the murder of a baby called health care?
Why do we punish the innovative and productive people while celebrating the takers and call them forward thinking?
Why will people criticize me, demonize me, call me a racist, a bigot, because I have asked some questions to which I do not have answers and would welcome honest and thought provoking insight into that which I do not understand? May we, can we, have an open and honest discussion????
The American people have been told that we will be transformed from a Constitutional Republic founded on Individualism to a Communist style democracy that is under the control of the revolutionary dictatorship of the proletariat. This means our rights and liberties given to us by God will now be controlled by the state to ensure state control over our lives and our thoughts. Our economic system will be changed from a market driven economy to a centrally controlled economy where the state determines what the consumer will be allowed to purchase because the state will control what is produced.
The purpose for the transformation, we are told, is to have a harmonious state where all people conform to one ideology, the ideology of collectivism. In a collectivist state each individual sacrifices all personal desires for the good of the collective as dictated by the state. Each individual will produce to their maximum ability, but will receive what the state determines is sufficient for their needs. Anybody who would try to better their position would be declared to be stealing from the collective and punished for their greed.
To ensure conformity, all people will be told what to think through the process of indoctrination and propaganda. Any individual seeking to learn beyond the information provided by the state will be deemed to be an enemy of the state and will be punished. Likewise, anybody who would question what the state told them, would be deemed to be an enemy of the state, and would be punished.
Those who desire to live under collectivism or communism, and there are some, believe that all people must think as they do. Any who would question what the collectivist thinks, would be deemed to be heretics, extremists, and enemies of the state. Yes, they must be and would be punished. Those who desire to live under collectivism or communism, believe that the philosophy they spiel is so critical that they must be supported by the production of others so they can direct and control society.
Collectivism or communism is an easy system under which to live if you have little to no intellect, you are not inquisitive and have little desire to learn, if you have little to no desire to better your lifestyle, if you prefer to have all decisions made for you, and if your nature is to obey without questioning. The typical proponent of collectivism or communism believes they are the smartest and most clever of all people and are capable of making decisions for others.
To live in a free society is far more demanding. In a free society, the individual must make decisions and then be responsible for those decisions. An inquisitive person who likes to solve problems will generally flourish in a free society. The individual who helps others achieve and realizes that others success and his success make for a more prosperous society for all, prefer freedom. People who flourish in a free society are inquisitive, industrious, responsible, generous, and kind individuals.
To live under collectivism or communism is simple and undemanding. To live in a free society or an individualist society requires effort, energy, self-determination and self-responsibility. Which do you choose?
That is a question that needs to be discussed and action taken. We America First citizens must decide if we move to a totally new structure or if we spend the same effort purging the evil from within us and build by transforming the GOP to what many in GOP leadership say they support, which is a nation based on the founding principles of all rights endowed to us by God and not government and that we are a republic and not a democracy. The current GOP leadership, however, voices support for these principles, but their actions do not match their words.
The current leadership of McConnell, McCarthy, Cheney, and others like Romney, Collins, Sasse, Murkowski, have proven to be “useful idiots” to those who are transforming the Untied States into a Marxist Totalitarian State. Each one of the above mentioned would adamantly deny my statement and denounce me for stating it. However, when we look at their actions, their denials, and their denunciations ring hollow. Their commitment to surrender to the transformation movement based on the false claim that surrender is for the good of the party and the country is their old and failed proclamation.
Their mindset of surrender sadly places the good of the party first and the good of the country as a distant second. They, like the Democrats, place party above county. The good of the country should always be placed first. When President Trump placed the good of the country first, it was this group that cautioned him that his policies could hurt the party. President Trump’s response was America before the Republican Party. McConnell, McCarthy, Cheney, and the rest believe Republican Party before America as much as the Democrats believe Democrats first and America way down the list.
The collectivist movement within the Democrat party faced the same dilemma these last 100 years; do we build an American Communist Party or do we take over the Democrat Party. The International Communist Party had already declared that in order to transform the United States to a communist country they would have to take control of the American education system, the American entertainment industry, the American media, and one of the American major political parties. They saw that the Democrat party had a faction of their party that already supported communism and so that is where the communists concentrated.
The communist movement gained a foothold in the Democrat party and continued to move it to the left until in 2008 they were able to engineer the election of a devoted Marxist, Comrade Obama. Through the efforts of Comrade Obama, the communists were able to gain full control of the Democrat Party to the point where it truly is the Communist Party of the United States supporting communism not only in the United States but throughout the world.
The communists gained control by purging from their party any who did not “glory” in the transformation movement, and would not conform to the ideology. They took over the party from the bottom. They taught their supporters that they must adhere to the collectivist axiom of “the ends always justify the means.” Within the Democrat party and then to the American public, truth became whatever the party said it was. No matter how ridiculous the lie might be, the party leadership kept repeating it until it became accepted as truth. One of the most devastating lies the left told was that the United States is a democracy. They have been so successful in selling this lie that it is repeated throughout the halls of congress by all members as well as throughout the American population.
The communists took over an existing party. We Freedom Loving Americans have a stronghold in the Republican Party. I dare say the vast majority of those who identify as Republicans are America First believers. No, it does not hold true for the current Republican leadership, but it does hold true for many in congress, for many in the state legislatures, for many rank and file, and I know it holds true for perhaps the most effective group of Republicans which is the Republican women groups around the nation. We America First proponents must understand that strong parties are built from the ground up. Our foundation is established, I believe.
What do we do? First, we must always remember that we are first Americans and after that Republicans. We must support our strong local Republican organizations who are America First supporters. We must become members of Central Committees and purge the evil from those committees. We must become active in local politics. We must be willing to run for office. We must always remember to tell the truth because means are important, and most importantly we must always be about “Setting Brushfires of Freedom”. We can no longer be silent to protect ourselves from the hatred thrown at us by the left. The communist movement has always excelled at intimidation. That is what the politically correct and cancel culture movements are.
If we believe in individual freedom and liberty over conformity and equal outcome, we must be willing to make the same commitment as did the founders when they signed the Declaration of Independence, “And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”
Always remember, the cost to live free from the tyranny of government is high. To be a slave to government gives you the security of a minimal existence but costs you freedom and your dignity. The America First movement sings the virtue of individual freedom and liberty while the Democrats and the RINO’s would have you believe there is respect and honor in total surrender to their tyranny. Which do you believe?? Which will you choose??
In today’s America, we hear far more often that we are a democracy, especially from the collectivists who are also telling us that the United States of America must be transformed. The term democracy is also used by those who would refer to themselves as Freedom Loving Americans or conservative. Those of you have read my books or my writings or both know that I have stated that a fundamental part of the transformation called for by the collectivists is to have the American public accept that we are a democracy. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The United States was formed as a Republic. Our founders specifically rejected democracy, and they did so for the very reasons the collectivists are making such a concerted effort to transform the United States to a democracy and convince Americans that it is in our best interest. I found this article on Founding Father Blog. They took it from wethepeople.com. It is an excellent article on “Democracy or Republic”.
NOTE: This is a reprint of an article, with permission, on http://www.wethepeoplegame.com/
Despite clear historical evidence showing that the United States was established as a republic and not a democracy, there is still confusion regarding the difference between these two very different systems of government. Some confusion stems because the word "democracy" is used to describe both a "type" and a "form" of government. As a "type" of government, it means that generally free elections are held periodically, which America has. But, as a "form" of government, it means rule by the majority, which America does not have; America is a republic. Webster`s 1828 dictionary states that a Republic is: "A commonwealth; a state in which the exercise of the sovereign power is lodged in representatives elected by the people. In modern usage, it differs from a democracy or democratic state, in which the people exercise the powers of sovereignty in person…" In a democratic form of government, the populace votes on all matters that affect them, and do not elect others to represent their interests. Therefore, a majority-rules direct democracy gives unlimited power to the majority with no protection of the individual`s God-given inalienable rights or the rights of minority groups. In contrast, in a Republic, the power of the majority is limited by a written constitution which safeguards the God-given inalienable rights of minority groups and individuals alike. It is historically relevant to note that since the birth of our nation in 1776, no American president referred to America as a democracy until Woodrow Wilson misapplied the term during World War I. Sadly, today, it has become common to use the term democracy in describing our form of government, including in recent years by both Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
So why is this distinction between words important? It may be that President Obama was right when he asserted that "words matter." Although meanings of words do evolve over time to reflect changes in culture, it appears, in this case, that progressives have intentionally sought to distort the terms "democracy" and “republic" so the misapplied term "democracy" could serve as an ideological Trojan horse that would help transform the republic into a system of government it was never meant to become.
The Founders never used the words" republic" and "democracy" interchangeably. They had studied various forms and systems of government from throughout history in order to establish a system of government that would best deter a tyrant (in their case King George III), or a group of tyrants, from denying God-given rights to Americans. Interestingly, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution do not use the term democracy to describe our form of government. Furthermore, "Neither the Articles of Confederation nor the Constitution set up direct democracies." The authors of these founding documents disagreed on many points, but on one point they ALL agreed wholeheartedly: "The United States is not a democracy, never was, and never was intended to be. It is a Republic." The following statements represent a small sampling of what the Founding Fathers thought about democracies.
Alexander Hamilton asserted that "We are now forming a Republican form of government. Real liberty is not found in the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments. If we incline too much to democracy we shall soon shoot into a monarchy, or some other form of a dictatorship." Hamilton, in the last letter he ever wrote, warned that "our real disease…is DEMOCRACY."
Thomas Jefferson declared: "A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine."
Benjamin Franklin had similar concerns of a democracy when he warned that “Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!” After the Constitutional Convention was concluded, in 1787, a bystander inquired of Franklin: "Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?" Franklin replied, "A Republic, if you can keep it."
John Adams, our second president, wrote: “Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself.”
James Madison, the father of the Constitution wrote in Federalist Paper No. 10 that pure democracies “have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths.”
The Constitution itself, in Article IV, Section 4, declares: "The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government.” Obviously, the Framers were not speaking of a political party, as no political parties existed at that time. The Pledge of Allegiance, although not a founding document, does strike the right chord when it asks Americans to "…pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands…"
Clearly, the Founders have given us ample warning that democracies have historically led to tyranny and that, in their wisdom, they never intended our nation to devolve into a democracy. But it bears repeating–why does this distinction between the word’s "republic" and "democracy" matter today? Perhaps because ignorance of our own history has made it easier for statists in America to blur distinctions that have traditionally defined our Republic. If people are oblivious of America`s history and the changes that are slowly being made, they would naturally have little interest in defending it or the Founders` original intent. So, what is the transformation for which progressives seek? It is the "total rejection in theory, and a partial rejection in practice, of the principles and policies on which America [has] been founded…" By using the word "democracy," progressives (in both political parties) have effectively begun to convert our Republican system that preserves unalienable and individual rights to an increasingly socialist system that replaces the individual`s rights with government distributed entitlements. Sadly, legislatively, on many counts, progressives have been successful in this quiet revolution.
What have you done today to better inform yourself about the serious thereat to no longer being a nation that is built on the promise of and protection of individual freedoms and rights? Have you taken the time to do some research and thus better understand what drives the Democrats and the Republican left to support the implementation of government tyranny as opposed to government serving a sovereign public? Some examples of questions we must research and ponder would be, why were our founders so adamant that we be founded on the principle of individual rights and freedoms coming from God and not government, and why were our founders so insistent that we be a republic and not a democracy. Then reverse these and research and ponder why those seeking to transform the United States are telling us that individual rights and freedoms must be under the purview of government and no we are a democracy and not a republic.
When we seek to learn and understand better what we believe and why, and what the transformation movement believes and why, we are equipping ourselves to become soldiers in the critical movement to restore the great principles upon which our nation was founded and propelled us to be that “shining city on the hill” to which the rest of the world aspired. There is a concerted and coordinated movement to bring about the fundamental transformation of the United States as promised by Comrade Barack Obama on October 30, 2008. It has become clear that Comrade Obama’s promise meant that he and the movement he represents, the communist movement, wish to implement what Karl Marx called the “dictatorship of the proletariat”. The sole goal of the “dictatorship of the proletariat” is to force through, by whatever means necessary, a classless society or a society that conforms to one ideology and brings about what Marx called an equal society socially and economically.
We who wish to reverse this evil movement of communism, which dominates the Democrat party, must understand it will not be done by force, by debating and arguing, or with cute, sarcastic, or even penetrating slogans. It will only be done with a concerted effort to enlighten the indoctrinated minds and the propaganda influenced public. People do not change their minds simply because they are told to do so. People change their minds when they come to understand that they are supporting a movement with which they fundamentally disagree.
The reality is that if the American public comes to understand what communism really is and still chooses to take that road, the United States will become a full-fledged communist nation with all that entails, including the poverty, the persecution, and the prohibition of each of us living our own lives and having our own thoughts. On the other side, if the American public again understands the significance of individual freedoms and liberties, and chooses that road, our nation will again honor our founding documents and principles and will again be that shining light on the hill.
What can we do that will make a difference? We can each become another Samuel Adams by “Setting Brushfires of Freedom” in the minds of our fellow citizens. We do this by including our family, our friends, and our acquaintances in our endeavors to better understand our founding principles and the proclamations made by the transformation movement. Should the United Sates be a nation that champions individual liberty and freedom, or should we be a nation where the government dictates how each of us lives our lives and the thoughts we each can have? Be sure you are having discussions and not arguments or debates. Understand this is a process and if we favor the concept that we each should live our own lives and have our own thoughts; we must honor that for those who might disagree with us.
When “Setting Brushfires of Freedom”, it is important to understand, some will ignite, and others will not. Samuel Adams faced the same situation, but he believed in individual liberty and freedom so strongly that he would not be deterred by any setbacks. Thank God he pushed forward. Will our children and grandchildren say that they are thankful we pushed forward, or will they say, “if only they had believed and did not tire we would not be living under the rule of communism where the state dictates how we are to live their lives and how we are to think.”
On May 14, 2008, Comrade Michelle Obama said, “We must change our conversation, we must change our traditions, our history, we must move into a new place as a nation”. The Comrade was calling for a complete transformation of the United States of America. What we now know she meant is that the United States must move from a Constitutional Republic to a democracy, to a nation under the “dictatorship of the proletariat”, and to the left’s desired state of communism where all conform to a single ideology and all are equal socially and economically except the party elite who will have special privileges in payment for their extraordinary service.
What is a Constitutional Republic and why did our founders establish us as such? It is critical that we remember and that we teach our children and grandchildren that our founders were the first nation to be founded on the concept of Natural Rights and Liberties. This concept had been expressed as proper by a few, from the time of the Greek philosophers up through John Locke. No nation had ever had the foresight to reject a government based on big controlling government which is tyrannical government.
In a republic, an official set of fundamental laws, like the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, prohibits the government from limiting or taking away certain “inalienable” rights of the people, even if that government was freely chosen by a majority of the people. In a pure democracy, the voting majority has limitless power over the minority. Our founders rejected democracy because of the unlimited power of the majority over the minority which they told us makes the democracy in fact a dictatorship of the majority over the minority. The founders also noted how history has proven that democracy quickly transcends from a dictatorship of the majority into a dictatorship of the few over the many. This is the “dictatorship of the proletariat” called for by Marx and his disciples such as Lenin, Mao, Castro, and the Obama’s.
Our founders specifically stated in the Declaration of Independence that we are given inalienable rights from our Creator and included in those rights, not limited to these named, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, or as Locke stated, property. The founders understood, again, because they studied history and understood that many people advocated enslavement by government and not freedom from government, that their new nation would be a Constitutional Republic with the rights given to men by God protected from the tyranny of government.
The day the founders feared would arrive has arrived. Today we have many within the United States who tell us that nobody has rights that come from God because all rights come from government and government can take any right it wishes from anybody at any time. These same people denounce the United States Constitution and ignore it. These people are telling us that government can declare for instance, that unborn babies do not have the right to life, that the liberties of religion, speech, and assembly can be limited and abolished when the majority so deems it is necessary for whatever reason they conceive.
These same people are now telling us that they can completely ignore the Constitution to deprive individuals of the protections afforded them by the Constitution. These who are the “dictatorship of the proletariat” are saying that a person they see as a political enemy can be impeached even though the exercise would be totally contrary to the Constitution. The Constitution specifically states that the impeachment process which includes a trial before the Senate is for the purpose of removing an individual from office. That is the only purpose of the impeachment and trial process. It is not for the process of punishing an individual who has left office. Article II and Section 4. Specifically states removed from office.
We are also being told by the “dictatorship of the proletariat” that they have the power to prohibit an individual from being a candidate for the Presidency. The Constitutional requirements to be a candidate for president are that the person be a natural born citizen, must be 35 years of age, must have lived for 14 years in the United States, and to be president, must receive a majority of the electoral college votes. The Constitution does not state that congress has the power to declare people ineligible.
Because Americans have not been taught Civics and now are not being taught real history, but are being taught a new history as called for by Comrade Michele and others, the “dictatorship of the proletariat” is declaring what they say to be the truth and it is accepted as such by Americans.
All Freedom Loving Americans must take the time to refresh what they learned in civics and their history classes, or learn what they were not taught, and then do what all Americans who wish to live under our Constitutional Republic must do, and that is be about “Setting Brushfires of Freedom”.
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