I’m especially seeking out the Trump hating liberals who think America is a systematically intolerant racist country who just can’t stand it here-except for the guy in the White House now.
First,let’s talk about what makes America different from socialist countries. In order to do that we have to look at the foundation of our REPUBLIC. What makes America,America. Let me stress;it’s a REPUBLIC not a democracy. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines a republic as
a government in which supreme power resides in a body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by elected officers and representatives responsible to them and governing according to law.https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/republic
Now we do elect our representatives by a democratic system of voting. The Senate is composed of 2 persons from each state.
The framers based the principles of our founding on Judeo-Christian values. They believed that all persons answered to a higher power whether that person was a President, elected official or common citizen. They especially believed that our basic rights come from God-not government. They noted this in the Declaration of Independence.You could think of the Declaration as the philosophical framework of our Republic and the Constitution as the legal framework. When people say we should look to the intent of the framers of the Constitution you could probably look to the Declaration of Independence to find their intent.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
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 secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/declaration-transcript
In socialist/Marxist ideology the state (government)IS the highest power. Another words a citizens rights are determined by what rights the state chooses to give or not give them. Socialist and especially Marxist countries are basically godless. The first step in establishing a Marxist state is to abolish religious practices either by force, intimidation or education or a combination of the 3;by whatever means necessary, let’s put it that way.
Now picture a government that only answers to itself. Picture a society that is godless & answers only to the government. Ask yourself the question,do you really believe that this is going to be the ideal country to live in?
Let’s get a couple other terms out of the way. We’re hearing a lot about striving for equity in the United States. Note that the Declaration uses the term equal as in all men are created equal. Our country strives for equality. A socialist/Marxist country strives for equity. Sounds similar, but there’s a major difference. Equal means we should all be afforded the same dignity as human beings with God given rights[among them life,liberty and the pursuit of happiness]. Unfortunately it may mean we do not all have the same outcome in this pursuit. According to Merriam-Webster equity is often related to justice or proportional fairness. Put another way we end up with the same outcome regardless of circumstances. Equality protects our individual rights. Equity could have very little if anything to do with individual rights.
In most socialist/Marxist countries everyone is equal but equally poor and destitute. There’s the outcome of trying to establish a Utopian society- in a less than perfect world- where the state is the be all and end all. Once you give the state the right to determine YOUR rights and you become dependent on the state they also have the right to take yours away.Give them the right to enforce equity and imagine how tolerant people would be. See where the law would be willing to protect you without your God given rights. In our country which protects religious freedom, we are also free not to practice religion at all.Nobody is forced to become a Christian or Jew to become an American. Nobody is forced to give up their Christian/Judaic beliefs either. Ever hear of an atheist/agnostic being shot or imprisoned in the United States because they refused to convert? In a country which does not protect religious freedom,you have a country which does not protect freedom at all.
We hear a lot about the ‘evils’ of capitalism as an economic system.i believe capitalism has given our country the ability to be one of the most generous countries on the planet. Capitalism has protected the right of the individual to earn a living for himself and care for his/her family and others. Capitalism unleashed the talents and imagination of the American people for centuries. Capitalism does not ensure people won’t be greedy or corrupt but there isn’t a system of economics that is ever going to do that. Socialism is no guarantee of virtue either. Unfortunately some people have forgotten that envy(class warfare)is as much a vice as greed. Capitalism encourages a work ethic. Socialism has taken away the incentive of people to work at all; who has the drive to work when all the fruits of their labor are given to the state to be redistributed? This doesn’t mean the state has to ignore the less fortunate but it’s a little difficult to help the poor when everyone IS poor. The redistribution of wealth-no matter how equitable it is-ignores the right of the individual to own property. [Nothing like becoming a slave to the state].
Let’s take a look at how well marxism in practice has worked out for the people of N. Korea.
When you risk being shot or imprisoned in a death camp to get out of a country maybe you should consider how people are so desperate to get INTO the United States?
In the next entry let’s talk about the importance of the nuclear family in a civil society;why it has always been central to our American way of life.