The President stated it is his goal to appoint judges who will perform their duties and not legislate and create law which is the specific function of the Legislative branch. We again saw the same reactions. We know that our founders favored freedom, self-reliance, and independence over government domination. Patrick Henry said, “The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government — lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.”
It is the vision of the Individualist to use the Constitution for the express purpose of restraining government as was intended. It is the vision of the Collectivist to use the Constitution for the express purpose of restraining the people. The Collectivist wants to dominate the lives and the interests of the people because they believe they know what is best for all; they believe everybody should conform to their thinking, that the collective should dictate the ambitions and desires of the individual, so those ambitions and desires do not violate the standards of the collective. This is not the vision the founders had for the United States.
When young Kennedy gave his disjointed and artificial response to the SOTU by the President, we heard a convoluted outline of the collectivist belief. We heard about an America of government dependent people who would be dominated and controlled. It was a very dark vision, and even darker when you compared it to the optimistic vision of the President backed by incredible results, all because the role of the government is being reduced. The individual is being freed to believe big things and again reach for the stars.
I recently release my latest book, “The Road To Tyranny Individualism to Collectivism.” If you want to learn about and understand both visions, I would strongly suggest you get a copy for yourself and one for your family and friends. All of you should read the book and discuss it during your reading and after. You will understand Individualism and Collectivism. You will be able to make an informed decision as to which you favor. You can get the book on my website, www.mygrandchildrensamerica.com