What dots am I talking about? The dots of liberalism and the agenda of the Democrats in DC today. There is a timelessness to truth and righteousness. There is a timelessness to the declaration of our Founding Fathers that all men are created equal and endowed with certain inalienable rights. They enumerated some of those rights and included life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Admittedly, some in their ranks wanted a monarchy with George Washington as the new king, but most of the wanted limited government. Overall, they desired that the moral moorings of scripture be taught in our schools and recognized in our society. They wanted to keep the federal government from becoming the overbearing behemoth it has become. They desired that the individual states have autonomy while being part of the union of states. They wanted a government of the people, by the people and for the people. They wanted something diametrically other than what we have today. They repeatedly warned us of the dangers of allowing the government to become what we have allowed it to become.
I am a Constitutionalist and believe that the Constitution must be interpreted with the Original Intent as the foundational guide. I am a Conservative and want limited government. My Christian faith compels me to have compassion on the needy who are truly needy, but my understanding of right principles rejects the idea that government is to be anyone’s sugar-daddy. We have evolved into a state unrecognizable to the constitutional guidelines and it is getting worse not better each passing year and election. It seems to matter little which party is in power, the declension continues.
We know the absolute devastation of allowing the Left to have control of the government. Need we reflect beyond the eight-years of Barack Hussein Obama to solidify that argument? The new slate of Democrats desiring to ascend to the presidency are virtually all Socialistic in their expressed views and agendas. Electing any of them would place the Republic on a collision course with total financial chaos and drastic infringement on many of our inalienable rights. Do you really think that is a good idea?
Edmund Burke, often identified as the father of conservatism, wrote in “Reflections on Revolution in France” about the incredibly destructive consequences of the French Revolution. He argued that the political climate had digressed to a state where they were ‘throwing the baby out with the bathwater’ and inviting more trouble than they could imagine. His argument was that when the tried and true are dispensed with and replaced only by reason and ideas devoid of a transcendent morality that in turn would unleash all kinds of negative consequences. Today’s liberal seems to have the attitude, “Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead into destruction.”
Burke’s philosophy can be summarized in two words, tradition and obligation. His argument and mine are that without those guiding principles any society devolves into nihilism and anarchy where selfishness and self-centeredness take center stage and sanity takes a vacation. I believe that liberalism is often, if not usually, the ideology of a myopia that lives for the moment and the gratification of the immediate. Our microwave, instant everything society is impatient and incapable of persevering to achieve excellence through hard work and handling difficult problems.
The past cannot be changed, it is etched in the annals of time and it is what it is! What happened, happened and that cannot be altered. We must reflect on the past to avoid the mistakes of those eras in both the present and the future. The sanitization of history is another exercise of liberalism attempt of developing a society that does not want to be reminded of anything unpleasant. We are in what could be identified as a Neo-Enlightenment society where the adherents to liberalism want to disown all our Judeo-Christian values and blame those values for all the ills of history.
I believe that Harry Truman and John F. Kennedy, if they held true to the views they held at the time of their presidencies, would be drummed out of the Democratic Party today. Neither would have a prayer at securing the nomination of that Party and although they likely would not be Republicans they would be far more aligned with the Elephant than the Donkey. I do not believe they were conservatives but they were not today’s liberal.
In conservatism, there are core values that are not negotiable. The core values and ideology of Conservatism include smaller government, lower taxes, and personal responsibility. As a Christian, I include moral sanity based on biblical moral principles but some who are conservative do not ascribe to that view.
Liberals today believe they are the smartest people in the room. They believe they are the rightful heirs and overseers of government. They believe that they are the guardians of progress and any views other than those aligned with their ideology and agenda are anathema. I have said that much of the time, those following the toxicity of liberalism and progressivism, which is today’s Socialism cannot see the forest for the trees. They are blind guides, leading blind followers and you would never give the keys of the car to a blind, drunken teenager. Yet, that is what millions want to do with our government.
They are like chameleons and change their agendas and postulations to fit the moment. They are like the marketers of many goods and services they must keep coming up with things to keep their customers coming back. The newest and latest and greatest is demanded. The fad of the novelty and the greed of selfishness prevails, and we are stooped in the mire and refuse their policies leave behind. It’s like walking through the cow-pen barefooted and feeling the ooze between the toes of things you really don’t want to step in.
God bless you and God bless America. Keep your eye on the goal and remember in November 2020 what America was, is, and can be!