A free society and the collectivist mind set cannot co-exist. Collectivist cultures emphasize the needs and goals of the group as a whole over the needs and desires of each individual. In a collectivist society, negative consequences are determined to be because of the actions of the oppressor group or individual. The collectivist believes that all who have conformed to the demands of the group should be exempt from personal responsibility. A free society requires that each individual take personal responsibility for their actions and the consequences thereof, be they positive or negative consequences.
The United States of America was founded on principles of Individualism. Each individual is endowed by the Creator with life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Each individual is to be self-reliant and not government reliant. Each individual will make their own choices and then be responsible for the choices. The collectivist believes the opposite. The collectivist believes government reliance and dependency is acceptable and good. The collectivist believes that others are responsible for negative consequences of their choices and the collective is responsible for the positive consequences of the choices of others. Because of this, those rewards must be shared with the group.
Obama told American business builders that they did not build their business, but the business was built through the joint efforts of the collective and therefore they must share the rewards with the collective. The collectivist mindset is the core mindset of Marxism, communism, socialism, progressivism, and has become the core mindset of the Democrat party.
We have an example of the collectivist mind set demonstrated by the Texas collectivists who fled the state of Texas to avoid doing the very thing they promised they would do if elected, and that is to represent their constituents. Instead of being responsible elected officials they chose to grandstand. They chose to flee Texas, avoid the vote, and attain national publicity. The consequences of their choice have been negative consequences and not the glory filled consequences they imagined. Because their choice resulted in negative consequences, they are now claiming, as do all collectivists, that they should not be responsible for their choices, but others were the cause of the negative consequences.
These typical collectivists, the Texas Democrats, have now filed a lawsuit claiming they have been harmed and others must suffer for their bad choices.
The lawsuit filed in federal court in Austin, named Gov. Abbott, House Speaker Dade Phelan and State Rep. James White as defendants. The lawsuit alleges that the defendants "have embarked upon a course of conduct which is intended to violate State and Federal Constitutional Rights of the Plaintiffs" as it pertains to their First, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendment rights.
From the lawsuit: Plaintiffs allege that, as a direct consequence and result of the acts of Defendants herein above complained of, Plaintiffs have been deprived of liberty for substantial periods of time, suffered much anxiety and distress over the separation from their families, and much discomfort and embarrassment and their reputations impaired, and have lost much time from their homes and the companionship and care of their families and have been required to spend substantial sums of money and of time traveling to and from the State of Texas to persuade Congress to pass laws to ameliorate the harm done and redress their grievances.
Apparently the Defendants made the decision that these collectivists not perform their sworn duty to represent their constituents, but instead seek publicity in Washington D.C. This is why collectivism can never co-exist with freedom. People must be responsible for their decisions and the subsequent consequences. Freedom requires responsible behavior. Collectivism, as proven in this situation, encourages and rewards, irresponsible behavior.
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