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“THE TRANSFORMATION IS UNDERWAY.”

WATCH THE PROGRESSIVES SQUIRM!

My friend and often guest writer, Ron Jenkins, sent me a copy of this message to a member of his family. There is so much wisdom, facts, and sincerity expressed I hope you find this has a message you would share with your family like I will and I hope you do.

Unfortunately I have at least one daughter, two granddaughters and eventually some great grands that will have to painfully discover common sense someday on their own. They choose not to listen to me and would at this point, deny they are even related to me. I have enough family that does understand that what the Liberal-Demoncratic-Progressives have brainwashed these destructive paid and unpaid demonstrators with is nothing more than Government Imposed Socialism.

I hope these hate-filled people watch the sometimes crude like surgical transformation of a disunited America back into the “United States of America I so dearly love. God has Saved America if these animals can’t find another Judas and kill Donald Trump. C Brewer

 

I guess most social issues have relevance to those who keep them close to their hearts. 

Recent elections have surely brought to the surface the widespread, & differing opinions held by people from coast to coast and border to border. The Civil War ended over 150 years ago, yet tensions and volatility still exist between North and South; between East and West; between cultures and religions. Vestiges of prejudice and involuntary servitude are not very far from the surface; violence envy & animosity are evident in the daily news cycle.  We are not as mature and civilized a society as we could be or should be.  We have a long way to go; however, I think that some American’s forget how lucky we are to live in this country, rather than Asia, Africa, Middle East or elsewhere; that do not have our freedoms and the opportunities for advancement that we have. You’ve lived O/S, as I have, and have seen it first-hand. 

We, as a nation, should do some comparisons with those other parts of the world and recognize that generational change does not occur overnight.  Nor does it come fast enough for the last few X, Y or Z, generations of……impatient, “I WANT it now” citizen’s. Those people who have little understanding of our early history, the heritage of the founders, many of whom came to North American to escape religious persecution and royal tyranny, and to seek the freedom to do it the way they wanted, with as little governmental interference as a Representative Republic could offer.

The keynote these days seems to be “equality”, and to use the phrase I criticized earlier in the week, that could be a “code” word for the concept behind Communism or Liberal Progressive ism.

What many in this country fail to comprehend is that Capitalism built this country and made it rich. And, under Capitalism, not all of us are equal in ability or drive or dedication to a goal. However, I believe many, if not most of the well-off US taxpayers, are willing and able to provide help and support to those able bodied citizens who are less well off, but willing to get trained and skilled, rather than always and indefinitely, relying on gov’t assistance. The three levels of gov’t should do as much as possible to curb welfare fraud and the illegitimate payments to the millions that were added to the welfare rolls, during the last eight years and beyond. Those illegal payments that go to illegal aliens, to people with fake ID’s & driver’s licenses, those who can work but choose not to.

The poor can’t afford and therefore, don’t get the same quality of health care, as does a person who has the means to pay for better health insurance coverage, medical specialist care, private hospitalization or even a funeral.  Apparently, some protesters, think they should.  A private hospital room versus an eight patient ward.  A private school versus a free Community College. Benefits that are 100% Tax free, etc., etc. That isn’t the real world, but it is the Utopian promise of the Socialist and Liberal Progressive in every country that has tried it and failed, in the past millennia.  

American’s must and will hopefully continue to evolve into a people with less prejudice towards anyone who is different, in any way, from the way they view themselves. The watch word I am continually espousing is tolerance.  Again, IMHO, to be willing and able to accept others who are different, is the standard I judge myself by. I frequently find myself falling short of my goal, when I react emotionally or viscerally to people or groups who purport to condemn all those who disagree with their pet philosophies & beliefs and who do so without an educational or historical background or the mental equipment to carry forth a sound and rational argument with an opponent.   Ron

Obama’s Free Stuff Army

 

The lure of something for nothing grows as morality crumbles.

I received permission from Robert Knight to post this article that is as topical as anything I have read recently. You will find a link to the original article in the Washington Post. Thanks Robert,  C Brewer

By Robert Knight – – Sunday, January 25, 2015

Fresh from offering “free” health care, “free” phones and “free” food to the masses, he’s upped the bribery to “free” community college tuition and “free” child care. It’s not that the Clintons oppose any of these; they just need to affect moderation in case Hillary runs for president and has to knock back boilermakers again with the good old boys in Pennsylvania taverns.

Since someone has to pay for these expensive, new entitlements to the Free Stuff Army, Mr. Obama has proposed yet another “tax the rich” scheme that, if enacted (which is unlikely) would eventually plunder working-class families. To liberals, that’s what tax “reform” is all about.

Over a few decades, the U.S. government has morphed into a gigantic income-redistribution machine, the ultimate mugger.

Since the New Deal, the only serious challenge to the mentality of plunder in both major parties came during the Reagan administration. To true believers like Mr. Obama, the Reagan years were a speed bump on the way to transforming America, and something to pretend to admire to keep the suckers ignorant.

Government is necessary because men are not angels. Its legitimate role is to secure justice by punishing evildoers, and to protect property and individual rights. Government does other things, such as delivering mail and public works — things like roads, water and sewage.

But its main focus has become redistribution of wealth in the name of “compassion” and “equality.” Its sheer growth and trillions of dollars of debt coincides with the rise of the Free Stuff Army, whose ranks have swelled exponentially with Mr. Obama’s edicts and economic malaise.

In 1850, faced with a tide of sentiment toward socialism, French legislator Frederic Bastiat confronted the left’s claims of government superiority with a timeless critique, “The Law.” In fact, after the Bible, C.S. Lewis’ “The Screwtape Letters,” and Shakespeare, “The Law” is arguably the most penetrating analysis of human nature.

Bastiat began by echoing truths about God and man that animated America’s Founders:

“[G]ifts from God precede all human legislation, and are superior to it. Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place.” Add marriage to that list.

He then explained why governments inevitably fall into redistribution:

“Man can live and satisfy his wants only by ceaseless labor; by the ceaseless application of his faculties to natural resources. This process is the origin of property. But it is also true that a man may live and satisfy his wants by seizing and consuming the products of the labor of others. This process is the origin of plunder.

“Now since man is naturally inclined to avoid pain — and since labor is pain in itself — it follows that men will resort to plunder whenever plunder is easier than work. When they can, they wish to live and prosper at the expense of others. This is no rash accusation. Nor does it come from a gloomy and uncharitable spirit. The annals of history bear witness to the truth of it.”

As such, it is easy to succeed by promising something for nothing — the politicians’ mantra. A modern, liberal fiction is that government officials are somehow immune to human foibles such as greed. They are nicer than we are — as long as other people pay for it. The system they have built is functionally Marxist, deploying government force to extract “from each according to his ability to each according to his needs.”

Armed with an accurate view of human nature, America’s Founders did their best to ensure that man’s worst tendencies would not lead to tyranny and that man’s God-given talents could flourish. Still, they apparently underestimated the power of something for nothing.

The forces cultivating personal responsibility are the church, the family and the American spirit of liberty, all of which liberals have targeted in a relentless culture war. If you still think the drive to legalize same-sex “marriage” is about marriage, you haven’t been paying attention to the leftists’ war on normalcy, privacy, religion and — ultimately — freedom. Not satisfied with plundering our wallets, they are plundering society’s moral capital.

If the Supreme Court does the dirty deed and institutionalizes a counterfeit, it will force tens of millions of Americans to lie. More power will accrue to those who expand the enforcement machinery of “equality” into all areas of life. Resistance to big government will cost far more than it does now.

Leading the charge in this radical remaking of America is Barack Obama, general of the Free Stuff Army, which grows as the moral foundations crumble.

Bastiat perhaps had someone like him in mind when he wrote 165 years ago:

“There are too many ‘great’ men in the world — legislators, organizers, do-gooders, leaders of the people, fathers of nations, and so on, and so on. Too many persons place themselves above mankind; they make a career of organizing it, patronizing it, and ruling it.”

  • Robert Knight is a senior fellow for the American Civil Rights Union and a columnist for The Washington Times.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jan/25/robert-knight-obamas-free-stuff-army/

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