At the time the Declaration of Independence was signed Franklin also told us, "we must all hang together or most assuredly we will all hang separately.”
Over the last seven years in particular, both of these declarations of Franklin have been terribly violated. Obama has declared himself a monarch more than once. He has told us he had to take certain actions because the congress would not act. No place in the United States Constitution does it say the Executive has the authority to make new law because the congress will not act in accordance with the wishes of the Executive. When Obama did he usurped the power of the legislative branch and in essence said when the republic did not work to his desires he would act as a monarch.
Obama has also determined it is in his best interest to divide the American public based on race, economic status, gender, and any other division he deems necessary to fulfill his promise to fundamentally transform the United States. His dictatorial actions and his successful efforts to divide the American populace have been very successful. The only area in which Obama has been a unifying force has been in his ability to create anger in Americans.
Obama has brought disunity and angry discourse to our nation. These elements are not characteristics of a free nation; they are characteristics of a totalitarian state. In a free society, freedom of speech is essential. Freedom of speech can only exist when a nations citizens understand that those who disagree have the right to disagree and it is the duty of every citizen to protect that right regardless of their individual position. We can only maintain freedom of speech when all citizens understand that the dictate of Saul Alinsky is counterproductive to this freedom; that dictate being that “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”
Our freedom of speech has been directly challenged many times by the Obama regime. They have attempted to brand those who would disagree with them as terrorists just because they disagree. Now the Obama regime is attempting to criminalize freedom of speech saying those who disagree with their stance on “climate change” should be prosecuted. These actions are very dangerous. These actions have brought about real anger.
In the United States we have had great disagreements that have created wide crevices of division. We have been able to overcome these threats of the past. That is because we have had responsible statesmen who put the good of the nation above their personal ambitions to rise to the highest positions of service in our nation. Because of the sincerity and spirit of service of these statesmen, they were able to bring about a spirit of healing that resulted in rational and reasonable discourse once again.
Today, our nation faces a great crisis. That crisis is like a two headed snake with the venom from either head as deadly as the other.
On the one side we have the divisions created by Obama ready to erupt on the streets of our cities. Obama has justified lawlessness. He has claimed that lawlessness in the name of his sort of social justice is not only justified but that the looters, killers, and rioters are to be exalted. He has demeaned and accused those in law enforcement who were acting in self-defense and protecting the public while justifying the proven and documented criminal activity of the perpetrators. He even refuses to acknowledge when one of the brave in blue is killed in cold blood by those he has emboldened.
The tension in our nation is extreme. The violence and irrationality of groups like “Black Lives Matter” is encouraged. The hatred this is spawning can only be damaging to our freedom. These poisons, along with Obama refusing to publicly recognize and condemn the Islamic Jihadist Terrorist movement, have emboldened and encourage that movement outside our borders and within our borders. The potential for rioting this summer, that includes a total disruption of our election process, is very real. We are seeing signs of it already. It makes one question if this is the intent of the Obama regime so they can then swoop in to save the day by invoking executive orders to postpone the election for the safety of the voters.
The other crisis is just as dangerous. We have a leading candidate for president who is using the anger of the American public to also bring about division just like Obama has done. This candidate is advocating he has the right to spew his vitriolic language under the protection of the first amendment and he justifies it in the name of not being politically correct. He is correct on the first account. As disgusting as much of his language is, the first amendment does protect his speech. I will defend his right to that speech. I will defend his right to invoke the Alinsky command of using “ridicule.” Sadly, it is his only policy, his only defense, and his only argument. His tactic of using the “Alinsky principle” is very dangerous.
As to his claim that his speech is justified because he is simply not conforming to the lefts demand of “political correctness,” is total nonsense. He and his followers are as misleading and destructive when they claim they are not being politically correct as is the left when they insist on being politically correct. To be politically correct is to misconstrue a situation for your own political gain. For instance, when the left says people are “undocumented workers” instead of illegal immigrants or aliens, they are wrong. These people violated the immigration laws of our nation which can be expressed in no other term than “illegal.”
On the other hand, to state that these people who have violated our immigration laws are all rapists, murderers, and thugs is also just wrong. It is irresponsible. It causes division and hate. It is a tactic that has been used by aspiring tyrants for years. This candidate has spoken irresponsibly and in broad sweeping generalities, using ridicule per Alinsky on numerous occasions; virtually every time he speaks.
The Alinsky tactic of ridicule, under the protection of the first amendment, has also brought about a hateful and distasteful discourse to our political process. When your only argument in presenting your political agenda is to “ridicule,” per Alinsky, your opponent; that is liar, biggest liar ever, commenting on their looks, belittling their proven abilities while exaggerating your own, you are creating a toxic environment that can only result in extremism. Every aspiring tyrant has understood this principle and used it to their advantage in the same manner this candidate is.
A free society is truly a unique society. To remain free, a citizenry must demand that true freedom of speech exists. It is inevitable that narcissistic individuals will take advantage of this special freedom to promote their own agenda. We are seeing this being done today by two very similar individuals, Obama and the candidate, both who speak constantly in a self-aggrandizing manor, never taking responsibility for the results of their abuse of responsible speech, and seeking only individual power and glory.
The result of the one remaining in power or the other gaining power is the inevitable loss of freedom by the citizens of this country. Yet, we cannot place all the blame at the feet of these two self-indulged individuals. Even though these two will not accept any responsibility for any of their actions and words, we the citizens of the United States must accept total responsibility for this crisis and the loss of our freedoms should that occur. Many of our citizens have followed these individuals blindly, believing in their slogans and never demanding explanations. Many of our citizens have justified the irresponsible actions and words of these individuals and then have employed the same Alinsky concept of ridicule they have learned from these two abusers of our most sacred freedom.
It is we the citizens’ responsibility to keep our republic. Those citizens who understand the dangers we face today from those who would treat our sacred freedom recklessly and irresponsibly must rise up in a unified voice and demand this division and creation of hate must stop. We must voice our opposition to this abuse, understanding that many of the nectar drinkers on both sides will not heed any responsible call. We the citizens must trust and believe that their remains enough reasonable and responsible citizens who crave to preserve a free society for posterity and join together to “keep our republic.” As Franklin told us we must all hang together or we will hang separately.