Early on, the Fabian socialists recognized that installing Marxism would be difficult in the west because our Founding principles and documents are antithetical to a collectivist State. Marxism is the founding principle of Statism - the concept that the State is the end-all-be-all. Back in the 1930's a new type of government appeared. It was a Utopian endeavor, and was embraced by Mussolini, Stalin, Hitler and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. It was called 'totalitarianism.' Back then totalitarianism meant that the State would take over the totality of its citizens lives, freeing them from the drudgery of life and let them express themselves as a collective. It wasn't used as a pejorative, it was worshiped as the final solution to the problem of labor and capital.
The problem, it turns out, is that when you give a government or State a lot of power, its natural inclination is to abuse it.
So with the advent of these Utopias, we saw Hitler murder and enslave. We found Stalin bragging to Churchill that he killed 20 million of his own people during the First Purge, Mussolini made the trains run on time, but at the expense of allying with Germany and Japan during WW2, and FDR stacked the court to get his agendas passed, and threw 100,000 Japanese-Americans in concentration camps and stole their private property. Over 60 million people died during WW2 in the fight against totalitarianism.
This is the foundational principle of the Left and Liberalism.
Sure, they've put a Smiley Face on it but deep down it has the same impetus: to glorify and empower the State, and unfrock and suppress the rights of the individual. Liberalism wants the individual enslaved to the state. Liberals throw money at issues because it makes it look like they're doing something about it. If you spend money on something, it makes it look like you care. But do Liberals care? Sure, some sincerely do and think they're doing a great thing. But they remain ignorant of history, of basic economics and from where our rights derive. Liberals use political correctness and multiculturalism to divide us. They agitate for minority groups, not realizing that dividing us into "us versus them" only causes rancor and has the State picking winners and losers. Liberals squawk on incessantly about "equality" - in fact, that is their mantra. But when they say equality, they mean that they want everyone to be the same. In other words, they want everyone to have exactly what everyone else has. They don't want any disparities in income (even though someone who places his money in a risky venture deserves a little more of the money since he's risking it right?), and they want to redistribute wealth along racial lines; all in the name of "social justice."
To the conservative, Equality means everyone having an equal chance at success, an equal opportunity if you work hard, obey the laws, and engage in the civil society ... allowing the invisible hand of the market to work its magic.
As Orwell wrote in Animal Farm,"Here on the farm all the Animals are equal, but some are more equal than others." He was pointing out the folly of socialism.
We see the Obama administration, and this congress, going full force after the individual. They're pushing every Big State scheme that they can conjure because the end is near for them. The American people have awakened. They realize that conservatism is the only antidote to the poison of the Left and Liberalism.
Why is conservatism the answer? Because we believe, like our founders, that our rights come from God - not from a senate subcommittee, a supreme court, or a sitting president. In Federalist 51, James Madison wrote:
|It may be a reflection on human nature, that such devices should be necessary to control the abuses of government. |
But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.
A dependence on the people is, no doubt, the primary control on the government; but experience has taught mankind the necessity of auxiliary precautions.
Men are NOT angels, so a government must be established - but it must be contained and limited. Government must be restrained and stood in check at all times. Thus the bicameral congress and three branches of government. There are 18 enumerated powers in the constitution. Our Liberal-Socialists handlers don't believe the Federal government should be restrained.
How are they burning through the firewalls within the constitution? By calling it a 'living breathing' document. When you sign a contract with a plumber or a contractor is that contract "living breathing"? Of course not. Contracts are enforceable. Here's how it all started.
FDR began packing the Supreme court with his cronies. They knew if they started establishing Liberal precedents, the American people would have to go along with their policies eventually.
When FDR mandated Social Security (which is clearly unconstitutional because it compels a private citizen to donate his earnings to the government with no promise he'll be repaid - it's theft plain and simple), he told everyone publicly that it was "insurance" - not a tax. When they were brought before the Supreme court, FDR's Attorney General were forced to admit that it was not an insurance plan; it was a tax. So FDR told the people one thing, but behind the scenes he knew it was a lie.
After stacking the courts, along came Wickard v. Filburn. This poor Nebraska wheat farmer was given a bill from the state because he used some of his home-grown wheat to feed his livestock. The government upheld the tax using the "commerce clause" of the constitution saying, in effect, that by withholding his wheat from the open market, he was affecting commerce. What bullshit! What an utter contrivance.
Folks, they are continuing to do such parlor tricks with the courts and with the language of debate. We now wee Obama claiming that taxes are "redistributive justice" and that new government programs - which steal from one group, and give to another, are "investments".
We conservatives (and thankfully the majority of Americans) understand that you cannot sustain an economy with unchecked immigration, nor with quadrupling a Federal budget during a recession. We also know that most of what the government is doing is unconstitutional. Nationalizing healthcare, taking over the auto industry, doling out money to Democratic-favorites like ACORN and the TIDES foundation included.
Are you a conservative? Take a look at these 10 things and let me know how many you agree with. You may be a conservative, and not even know it!
(Coldtype and Leftisbest are exempted from the test - You both get an "F"!)
If you want to read a book that puts it all together, read "Liberty and tyranny" by Mark R. Levin. It's now available in paperback. It is brilliant and an easy read.
Thanks for hanging in there on a long post. God bless you and these United States.