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Such a Time As This

We are truly living in an upside-down world. Faith, family, patriotism, and self-reliance, were once the moral bedrock of our society. Now, people who live by those precepts are seen as weak-minded, or eyed with suspicion. People of faith, and Christians in particular, are seen as anti-education and anti-science. Unable to think for themselves, they turn to an invented superstition to make up their minds for them. Women who choose to become single mothers* are heralded as trend setters. They are heroines who are breaking down the fettered bonds of matrimony. While women who choose to make the sacrifices necessary to have a loving marriage and a two parent household are seen as ignorant and dependent. Husbands and fathers are gleefully portrayed as abusive tyrants, or bungling buffoons. Those who love our country and the Constitution, those who are willing to fight and die for the freedoms we have left, are seen as dangerous revolutionaries. Backward crackpots who are worthy of suspicion and avoidance. Living by the consequence of your choices used to be a basic understanding, taught from childhood, but now millions of us are willing to trade our hard-won freedoms for a government controlled lifestyle. Free from worry or want, we neither know nor care how our lifestyle is funded and we are satisfied with mere subsistence.

We didn’t get this way overnight.  There has been a slow eroding ever since the Communist Manifesto was published back in 1848.  It kicked into high gear when the Baby Boomers came of age.  It seemed for a brief period in the eighties that we had beaten back the hippies, but it didn’t last long.  Now under the progressive control of the current administration, it looks like the Liberal Progressive movement might finally claim victory.

“From each according to his ability, to each according to his need”. This quote, popularized by Karl Marx, doesn’t seem so wrong at a first look.  After all, don’t those who have plenty have a moral obligation to help those in need?  This would have made perfect sense to those living in early industrial Europe.  Working class people who because of their social status, had no political power and were never truly allowed to prosper from their labor.  Ironically, the Communist philosophy that sought to equal the field by eliminating private property and distributing it equally among everyone, could only work if that property and the division of labor were placed under the control of a limited number of individuals.  These people would then dictate the balance of the labor force between manufacturing and agriculture.  They would distribute resources as they saw fit.  The Communist Manifesto that promised that every laborer would earn his subsistence from his labor, delivered only that.  Everyone could survive, but no one, except those in control of the labor force, could prosper.  The Proletariat would go from being controlled by the industrialists to being controlled by the government.  This system of government that promised economic freedom, instead took all freedoms away.

In spite of the historically documented failure of Communism in every country where it has been tried, the Liberal Progressive still insists that governmental control produces a better standard of living than personal control.  This is not what our Founding Fathers believed.   The Founders sought to create a society where individuals controlled property and the government.  There were no royalty, no titled gentry.  Without government interference, every man was free to succeed, but he was also free to fail.  In a free society, it is the risk of failure that compels the individual to better himself.  The harder you work and the better you educate yourself, the lower the risk of failure becomes.  To the liberal progressive, any risk of failure is unacceptable.  It is better that no one prosper if it means that anyone might fail.   Complete equity in the whole of society is the Liberal Progressive goal.

The most dangerous way this goal manifests itself is by the Liberal Progressive’s belief in moral relativity.  There is no good or bad, no right or wrong. No lifestyle, personal choice, or belief system is better or worse than any other. The man who sits under a shade tree all day deserves his daily bread just as much as the man who toiled in the field all day to produce it.  An Al Qaeda terrorist is just as much a freedom fighter as a Minuteman who fought in the American Revolution.  Stealing from others is acceptable if they have more than you. The only evil the Liberal Progressive recognizes, is the discernment of evil.  This is how a terrorist attack on an American military base can be called an act of workplace violence. It’s how Israel can be criticized for the heavy-handed defense of their country, while the brutal acts of the Palestinians against the Israelis, and even their own people, are ignored.  It’s how a police officer can be labeled a racist murder with no evidence proving that is the case, while a young man, who moments before his death was robbing a convenience store, is lauded as a hero.  It’s how an unborn child can be regarded as a parasite in its mother’s womb, and how mankind at large can be regarded as a parasite on the earth.  It is this defective moral compass, that compels the President, a man steeped in Liberal Progressive ideology, practically from birth, to travel the world apologizing for the country he is supposed to lead.  So warped is his thinking, that he truly believes that Islāmic terrorists are not evil, just misunderstood.

Perhaps the only truthful words uttered by this man, were his campaign promise to “Fundamentally change America”.  It’s frightening how much he, and the Liberal Progressives have succeeded.

 

 

*This passage is not meant to include women who were abandoned, widowed, or escaping abusive situations.

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There are those who would say that President Obama may be charismatic,  but he’s not too bright.  When it comes to solving the countries problems,he just doesn’t get it.

I disagree.

I say that Barak Obama is a brilliant man. A man who has a clear vision of what he wants for this country, and knows how to manipulate the system and the public to make it happen. He has a genuine belief that he can save the country and bring prosperity to everyone.

In the President’s American Utopia, every one contributes as much as he is able into the governmental bucket and everyone only takes out as much as he needs. No one will ever have to worry about housing, food, or healthcare, the government will take care of it. No one in this country will ever again be homeless, hungry, or die for lack of lifesaving medications. Since we will no longer have to find a way to supply our most basic needs, we will be free from boring, soul sucking, dead-end jobs and will find fulfillment in all sorts of charitable pursuits instead. We can spend our days building houses for others, cleaning the shorelines, repairing roads, and growing crops, all for free since we will have no need for an income. Yes indeed, Americans will live in a paradise. Free from worry and want. Where nobody has to work, and yet everyone gets fed. We will be the envy of the rest of the world.

Does he have a plan to avoid the substandard housing, the bread lines and rationed medical care? Can he soothe the discontented masses?  Those who are not happy to merely survive, but long for a purpose and a way to prosper? Does he have the vision to correct the ideological faults that doomed his heroes to failure? No. He doesn’t need to. Lenin, Stalin, Mao and Castro were not worthy of the task. Obama is.

This is the dream that keeps us up at night.  A place where the government slowly and insidiously creeps into our personal lives and dictates every aspect of it.  From what we eat, what lightbulbs we can buy and even what kind of toilet we can flush nothing is made, bought or sold without government’s approval and cut of the profits.  Gone are our rights to our own homes and personal property.  The opportunity to use our hands and minds to create wealth will no longer exist. This is the America that many of us never think will happen. Maybe we are the ones who don’t get it.

The problem is that many people share Obama’s new American Dream.  How do you convince people who are working hard, pay their taxes and yet struggle to put food on the table, and pay their mortgages that it is not the government’s responsiblity to provide relief?  How do you assure someone who cannot afford the treatment they need that there are better alternatives to government health care? How do you persuade an entire generation raised on the liberal bias of the public school system and network media, to fight for the right to work and think for themselves?

This is the challenge Mitt Romney must face if he is to be the next president.  To reignite the passion for personal responsibility in a people who no longer value personal freedom.

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