I ascribe to the philosophy and view that was embraced in the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. I embrace the view stated in our Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag. I fully believe the declaration of the Word of God, the Bible, that God loves everyone. He does not endorse the behavior of everyone, nor does He excuse sin and wrong attitudes, but His Love is unconditional, unlike ours.
That means that I believe that if everyone is not afforded Freedom including, Freedom of Speech, Religion, and the Right to Self-Defense none of us have freedom. I believe that “all were created equal and endowed with inalienable rights from our Creator, Jehovah God.”
I believe that everyone has the right to life unimpeded by the federal government or nefarious political power brokers. I believe that everyone, including the unborn in the womb, has the constitutionally protected right to L-I-F-E and that means they must be allowed to be birthed and either raised by loving parents or allowed to be adopted by those desiring children. Murdering them is not an option! I believe that everyone has the right to pursue Happiness and that the government must be kept limited.
We are light-years from that position and condition and therefore I say, “Either it is Freedom for All or it is Freedom from None!” We have voted and now we must await the decisions of those elected as to what ideology they are going to pursue as they strive to offer their governmental edicts, they expect us to follow. We now have limited options as to how we are going to combat any nefarious infringements upon our liberties, freedoms, and inalienable rights.
Our 3rd President, Thomas Jefferson’s view is one that I hold. He said in a letter to James Madison in 1787, “I own that I am not a friend of a very energetic government. It is always oppressive.” I deeply appreciate the sentiments of Benjamin Franklin as published in Emblematical Representations in 1774. He said, “The ordaining laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another, is certainly the most erroneous and mistaken policy. An equal dispensation of protection, rights, privileges, and advantages, is what every part is entitled to, and ought to enjoy.”
I also acknowledge the wisdom and warning in the words of James Madison in Federalist 48, 1788. He said, “It will not be denied that power is an encroaching nature and that it ought to be effectually restrained from passing the limits assigned to it.” Then, the incredibly wise words of James Wilson, published in ‘Of the Study of the Law of the United States, 1790.’ He said, “Without liberty, law loses its nature and its name, and becomes oppression. Without law, liberty also loses its nature and its name, and become licentiousness.” There must be a balance and reason for us to maintain the balance of power in our federal government.
The world we now live in is a politically charged world that has gravitated toward a climate of political correctness that stifles freedom of speech, thought, and beliefs. The censorship that is being engaged in or attempted by major internet players, social media outlets, and even Congress and the Courts is destroying the American spirit that propelled us to the greatness that produced one of if not the greatest republic on the planet. Barack Obama the 44th President declared that American exceptionalism was a myth and proceeded to voice his anti-American worldview and sentiments in an apology tour of the world. America was deemed to be founded on faulty principles and had become great on the backs of the oppressed.
The demand for Freedom of expression and activity by various segments of society but the repression and censorship of those holding conservative, Christian, and Constitutional Originalist views are destroying us. Freedom must be granted to all citizens or none can be free! The objective view and desire of our founders were that everyone would enjoy those rights that were deemed God-given and therefore inalienable and untouchable by the federal government. Politicians over the past 100 years have demonstrated a political view that government is paramount and we the people are secondary. That limits freedom for some and ultimately endangers freedom for all.
If we want to maintain our freedom and constitutional guarantees it is imperative that we actively engage in a measure of political activism. What I mean is we must regularly, thoughtfully, factually, and consistently apply pressure on all elected officials to follow the Constitution not the preferences of any group of citizens.
The Framers of our American Constitution exhibited incredible restraint and foresight. They understood that for America to thrive and survive as a republic she must have more than a powerful central government. They understood that an elected official was not immune from the embracing tyrannical desires and views. They understood that those individuals were mere human beings, not angels, and therefore subject to corruption and were not infallible.
Those wise men attempted to hem in the political ruling class and divide governmental authority. They gave Congress 19 and only 19 specific powers that largely concerned taxation, coining money, and spending it on “the common Defense and general Welfare of the United States.” Simply, Congress’s job was to keep America safe not become a totalitarian oligarchy that envisioned itself as a virtual god with unlimited powers.
The Constitution specifies that any powers not enumerated for the federal government were to be understood as belonging to the individual states and the citizens. They sought to ensure that the republic would never be converted from “a limited government into an unlimited one.”
Few politicians in Washington believe that or even understand that. They demonstrate by their actions, legislation, and regulations that they believe their powers are unlimited. They seem to believe that we the people should be eternally grateful for the tidbits they throw our way. They have failed to remember that the United States of America is a republic established to operate as a Limited Government. It is time that we remind them, all of them, Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, and any other segment of that fact.
The election is over, but the republic still needs her patriots to rise and engage in a measure of political activism to counter the activism of the toxic liberal worldview that desires the fundamental transformation of this nation. The only questions are can we do that without formal organization and delegated activities? Can we achieve that as individual citizens or will we be forced to form a coalition of Freedom Loving Patriots who are willing to die for Freedom if required? Can we pressure the elected oligarchs enough to cause them to fear losing the next election to elicit a change in their mindset and proper governance? Time will tell and our efforts will dictate the outcome.
I am committed to praying for the nation as much as I was and maybe even more than before the election. America needs the guidance of the Almighty and we need to return to our moral moorings as a people. We have been a great nation and still are, but we can be greater only if we will draw a line in the sand and demand Constitutional governance. Will you join me?
God bless you and God bless America!