The United States of America, and the Constitution and the Bill of Rights created by our Forefathers from the imperfections of the country that they came from, which was England. The United States has always had the belief of an almighty God, which means God fearing people, a love of country and family, and the order of which those two last ones go differ with different people. The US Constitution is so perfected that it is the longest living constitution that other countries have tried to copy.
People complain that there is to much dirty politics in todays presidential campaigns, which there is, but there is nothing new about this in the American history. You have the presidential campaign of 1800, Jefferson vs. Adams, in which Jefferson hired a writer and had a creative line to say that Adams was a “hideous hermaphroditical character which has neither the force and firmness of a man, nor the gentleness and sensibility of a women.”
Adams’ Federalists carried things even further, asking voters, “are you prepared to see your dwellings in flames… female chastity violated… children writhing on the pike? GREAT GOD OF COMPASSION AND JUSTICE, SHIELD MY COUNTRY FROM DESTRUCTION.”
We had dirty politics from our infancy. What I feel makes it so dramatic now is the time line. What I mean by that is that today the news cycle is instantaneous, because of radio, cable, and the internet. I will give you an example of the news cycle in bygone years. When President Lincoln got killed it took over a whole year for the whole country to find out, in regard to the limited means we had in those days to commute the news.
Our civil war that was so sad, with families disagreeing on the war in ones own family. So many dead. President Lincoln for freeing the slaves had to make one of two choices. He could allow the South to succeed which a state had a right to then, and have two different countries, or he would by war force them to stay in our Union, and the rest is history.
Where I am heading with this is from the start of our nation, it being presidential campaigns, wars, hardships and everything in between Americas whole being was to preserve our Constitution, under God, come what may.Families main concern was always love of country and God. Why would this ever change? It would not change from the masses, it would only change from leaders who know better, or think they do, than our Constitution.
This was the American ideology and there was no President to challenge it until Woodrow Wilson became President in 1912. In 1908, as president of Princeton University and prior to ascending to the Oval Office in 1913, Wilson authored a treatise titled “Constitutional Government in the United States”.Yet, Wilson wrote not of the Constitution as is but as he wished it to be—that is, denuded of its carefully crafted limits on the central government.
Wilson asserted, “ No doubt a great deal of nonsense has been talked about the inalienable rights of the individual, and a great deal that was mere vague sentiment and pleasing speculation has been put forward as fundamental principle.”Clearly, Wilson dismissed not only the Declaration of Independence and the Founders’ announced purpose for American independence, but the Lockean exposition on natural law, the nature of man, the social compact establishing the civil society, and the essential ingredients of constitutional republicanism.In short, for Wilson, rights are awarded or denied the individual as determined by the government.pg189
What is ironic is what saved our country from Wilson was World War l. Woodrow Wilson was a hard pacifist. His pet project was to get The League of Nations active, which never happened. He suffered a stroke in office I believe because of the pressure of the war, which in turn he lost much of his activeness, and in the process was not able to implement any of his ideology.
America was speared until here came President Franklyn Roosevelt. I will call Roosevelt the Father of Socialism in America.
There is no denying Roosevelt’s revolutionary fervor. Whereas the Founders broke from tyranny, Roosevelt and the utopians broke from the Founders. Cass Sunstein, a former academic now employed by President Barack Obama as administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Office of Management and Budget, in 2004 wrote approvingly that “America’s public institutions were radically transformed under Roosevelt’s leadership.The federal government assumed powers formerly believed to rest with the states.pg205
Whittaker Chambers, who had been a member of the Communist Party USA, Soviet spy, proponent of the New Deal, editor at Time magazine, and who later condemned communism and the New Deal, wrote in his 1952 autobiography, “Witness, “I had to acknowledge the truth of what its more forthright protagonists, sometimes unwarily, sometimes defiantly, averred: the New Deal was a genuine revolution, whose deepest purpose was not simply reform within existing traditions, but a basic change in the social and, above all, the power relationships within the nation.It was not a revolution of violence. It was a revolution by bookkeeping and lawmaking. Insofar as it was successful, the power of politics had replaced business. This is the basic power shift of all the revolutions of our time. pg207
Franklin Roosevelt gave us Social Security, only because he intimidated the Supreme Court, warning the Court that he was going to attempt to add seven more justices, to the bench, as I had written in another composition. Lets talk about this subject. Until this time period, Americans were always self sufficient people. Americans always came through with the strength of the family. Americans did not ask for Social Security, it was implemented by a leader. I have written about this before that at that time the average death rate in America was 59, ok, they rounded it off to 60. There was no way in the world those economists in that era had any idea that the death rate someday would be 75, yet even with them knowing at that time the death rate was 59, they made collection of it 65, in other words most of the time the money would stay in the treasury. I feel that every time a government benefit comes into being it causes more reliance to the government and less reliance to the family. These socialists have split up the family make up, in our country. These programs have given people reason to leave their family considering of the fact Mom and Dad are now receiving Social Security. Not so much in that era, but as more entitlements have been added. All these bookkeeping laws that were put into effect, mentioned by Whittaker Chambers, that Franklin Roosevelt has received credit from the intellectual community for ending the depression, had nothing to do with ending the war, as we were taught when we were going to grammar school. What ended the war were factories producing round the clock because of the war. Giving out chicken soup, and chicken, and closing banks do not end a depression. Roosevelt used the depression to implement his socialistic programs of reliance on government, and what is ironic again as what happened to Woodrow Wilson, it is the war that halted all this socialistic expansion because the war needed 100% attention.
I have stressed that once an entitlement is implemented you can not take it away. What this does it gives one more piece to the puzzle to a complete socialistic take over. We must go back to the American dream of self reliance. America’s people today number about 47% who receive some kind of entitlement. I always said all my life, that America should help the people who really need help. The people who demand from America an entitlement as an automatic, have no place in our country. President Obama is a socialist in the highest order. Four more years of him and he will complete his mission of putting us in such a socialist state, that it will be almost impossible to go back to what our forefathers fought so hard for. One must remember, A Marxist society has never succeeded anywhere. We have to get a President who believes in the free enterprise system, and it will take a few presidencies and changing the congress to put 47% of the American people back to the ideology of self reliance. When we talk about the 47% of Americans receiving some kind of entitlements, in that number are social security and welfare recipients. These are people who have paid into the system, and the employer has put in matching taxes to match the employee’s.
Like Benjamin Franklin said when he was asked coming out of the convention, Dr. Franklin, what have you given us?, and he said, “A Republic if you can keep it”.
pg. 189 Ameritopia – Author Mark R. Levin
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