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Monday, December 20, 2010

“A Republic, If You Can Keep It“ (Benjamin Franklin)

 “The State is God.” 

This alarming quote reflects the ancestry of socialism and foretells what was soon to become one of the more sinister ideological tenants of communism, atheism. This ideology is not exclusive to communism it is employed in some degree by all forms of progressive or collectivist government.

The quote is from Ferdinand Lassalle, founder of the German socialist movement during the early 1800’s. His words were a fundamental inspiration to Karl Marx who authored the Communist Manifesto in 1848. The same Communist Manifesto that led to the creation of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) and nearly a century of war, suffering and the death of freedom for nearly 200 million citizens before the system failed and the Berlin Wall came down.

Of the 435 members of the House of Representatives in the 111th Congress of the United States of America there are 70 members who are avowed socialists. All of them are members of the Democratic Socialists of America. (Numerous sources confirm this fact.)

The fact that they adhere to socialist ideology reveals their goal for America.

We citizens have the need and right to know the answer to two questions:

Question one: “Are the goals of socialism consistent with the values so clearly defined and revered in the text of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution or reflected in our history?”

Neither Constitutional nor historical scholarship is required to form a strong and freedom driven “no” to answer this question with absolute certainty.  

A few familiar quotes from the founding documents of the United States of America reveal the foundation for the profound “no” answer.

From the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence:
“We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed       by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
“That to pursue these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed….” 

From the first few words of the Constitution:
“…and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity,…” 

Our history reveals our willingness to defend liberty and freedom contained in both the spirit and letter of these documents as well as to deny tyranny at the hands of government.

Question two is for our individual members of the Congress. It is: “What are you doing to uphold your Constitutional oath of office?”

The answer to question two is the responsibility our elected representatives. When their actions appear to embrace the tyranny of socialist ideals that are so profoundly in conflict with our Constitution we must shout: “GET OUT OF OUR HOUSE!” with our vote.

It is time for diligence we cannot become complacent lest we find ourselves by default eventually falling into involuntary submission to socialist ideology.

We can restore a limited trust in our Congress but we will need to elect citizen statesmen to office, not ten or twenty term politicians with only a limited view of the responsibilities of their office.
Finally, let us remember that President Ronald Reagan doubled the national debt and defeated the socialist USSR in the Cold War.

Two and a half decades later the current President with the willing consent of Congress tripled the national debt and employed communists in the Whitehouse to defeat the American principals of freedom that the USSR socialists tried to destroy during that same Cold War.

It looks like we’ll have to defeat the socialists again, this time on our own shores, in our own Whitehouse and in the halls of the Congress. But now we won’t have to modify the debt, all we must do is remove the socialists from office with our vote.

The current socialists and other occupants of the Whitehouse and Congress would engage in folly, if they did not heed the words of President Reagan: “…self delusion in the face of unpleasant fact is folly.”

And so would we.


  1. Well stated Bob. I have had these very thoughts myself, but have struggled as to how to portray them to others who may not understand that there is a familiar adversary in some uncommon places, and we have no option but to deal with their threat. " Be meek before God, but be bold before men."

  2. The Survival of Humankind, and Improving the World, Society, and Yourself!
    Yet who can the world trust to be idealistic and moral enough to help all of humanity and the environment, and at the same time, be practical enough to make extremely difficult decisions that can and will harm a great deal of people?
    Humanitism is a philosophy for the continued survival and perpetuation of the human race. Humanitists (people who believe in humanitism) do not have the luxury of trying again after failing. Humanitists must be more vigilant than environmentalists, because we will not have a second chance at survival.
    The survival of humanity is more important than the well being of our environment; however the environment is necessary for humanity to survive. That does not give the right for big businesses to continue doing whatever they want with only minimal or no consideration for the environment, so long as our surroundings support human life. We need to protect the environment for the continued survival and future well being of humanity. Keep in mind that without the human race, there would be no one and no need to protect the environment. Therefore, humanitism is more important than environmentalism.
    It seems that in the past 50 years the human race has pursued the money train, that such desire for financial gain has caused society to ignore and abandon honesty, values, morality and candidness etc.
    The race to financial gain has caused our leaders and the executives of the corporate world to disregard laws, ethics and the caring for each other and humanity as a whole. Deception, fraud and outright theft are their new motto all for the sake of financial gain, personal ego, fame and success.
    It seems that for the sake of success and profit people will step on anybody, family friends, co-workers and anyone who stands in their way or take advantage of anyone that could help them achieve what they want.
    That is not to say that honest and compassionate people who care do not exist, where honesty and integrity is a way of life for them, but they are a very small minority.
    As we begin the year 2011, we should all look at the past and decide with determination that everyone will from now on contribute to the betterment of humanity, society and mankind.
    We should all learn to live with each other and respect each other for the sustainability of mankind. Humanity should strive for harmony, tranquility and peace
    Compiled by: YJ Draiman – 1/5/2011


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