The great 1800’s German author and statesman Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once stated, “Nothing is as terrible to see as ignorance in action”. I do believe that he would be more than deeply sadden at the political and social culture present in today’s America. We have two political parties who at the top seemingly differ little in ideology. Unfortunately that ideology goes counter to the fundamental principles of the Founders of the nation; that of limit government led by Judeo-Christain principles. Coupled with a populace that appears to be more engaged with what is going on with the Kardashians than what’s going with the Clinton’s, the Trumps, or the Obama’s, things look to become more worrisome for the nation.
We have become too numb to late night comedians and commentary analyst doing street surveys of the average citizens knowledge on basic American history and civics, from who won the Revolutionary War to who is the President of the United States, and barely 4% knowing the correct answers. And to many it is a joke, a laughing matter. I dare say that only a couple of generations ago this would have been shameful and embarrassing. Its become acceptable and cool to not know consequential or non-frivolous matters today. The traditional American drive to be exceptional, to be the best, and to be knowledgeable of the most basics of the nation’s history and civics, has been all but marginalize as though it were vinyl records or family dinners at the table. We are being dumbed down as a nation. Standards throughout our society and culture are being lowered to the lowest decibel. The reverence for our culture has too diminished greatly. It starts with the government educational system placing more emphasis on protecting esteem, via political correctness, and indoctrinating cultural secularism, rather than teaching the 7 sciences and American civics.
The Citizens of the United States have twice elected a man who was never publicly pressed on his affiliation with Marxist/Socialist persons, such as Frank Marshal Davis and Saul Alinsky, or his preference to Marxist ideology that he openly expressed in his own books and speeches. Not to mention his being less than honest in his presentation of his agenda establishing single-payer healthcare, via Obamacare, and “fundamentally transforming” this nation. But, he speaks well. He is young and hip. And lets not forget that he is the first true African-U. S Citizen to become President. What else could matter? We really need to get down to the truth about Tom Brady and that deflated football, eh!
Out of the entire Democrat Party it could only get an unapologetic Socialist, Barney Sanders, and another Alinsky disciple Hillary Clinton, who too has demonstrated a severe aversion to the truth; regarding her “lost papers” at Rhodes Law Firm, her public Benghazi Attack narrative, of it being due to a little known YouTube video, and with her unlawful “private” email system as Secretary of State, to run for the Presidency. Really?! Can it be little wonder that the Democrat Party has strategically scheduled few debates to showcase their prime candidates and placed them on the weekends? During the debates they can only argue which one can grant the citizenry more tokens from the treasury, that will have to be borrowed from our enemies. Thus leaving the nation as a whole more financially destitute and unsafe. But hey, the government can print more money. Right? It’s all about me and mine today. No worries. Right?
And as for the Republican side, they have a twenty-time billionaire TV personality with an extreme inferiority complex, much like Mr. O, to head line it’s Party’s Presidential Candidates line, Donald Trump. And like Mr. O, he presents a catchy campaign line, “I’ll Make America Great Again!” He’s extremely vague on policy specifics-the how. When challenged, he seeks to personally attack and destroy the challenger, rather than defend his position on the substance or merit. And he too has developed a massive cult-like following of enablers, defenders, and people who just want to be a part of the show. Kinda Alinsky-like,hmm?. The issue of character, moral governance, or whether of not one can actually govern as mandated by the Constitution, and is qualified to be the representative of the people of America is seemingly irrelevant to too many of the populace today. We do not care. Trump is hip, vociferously demonstrative as he says what many feel has gone publicly unspoken within politics. And he has good hair. What else does one need to be the President of the United States today? Right?
Hosea 4:6 says, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because thou hast rejected knowledge,…” Too many of us no longer want to know anything, but that which is easily understandable, frivolous, convenient, superficial, or trivial and most important fun. One can leave a stack a books related to politics, finances, history, and religion on the streets of many of America today and it would be untouched next week. While arguably 75% of the population is financially illiterate, do not know the proper functions of the 3 Branches of the U.S government, can not tell you who fought in the War of 1812, and believe that religion is measured on moral equivalency. Confining learning between the school walls is cool today. This has become acceptable. But this phenomena doesn’t just happen. Where people wantingly begets wanting knowledge. It starts in the educational system. It is edified through the Entertainment and Establishment Media complex. And then it is enabled in the homes and churches.
Founding Father Benjamin Franklin prophetically warned, “A nation of well informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins.”
If we as a nation wantingly continue to only be knowledgeable of matters of triviality, thus surrendering knowledge of matters of importance and consequence, and the responsibility that comes, to someone else, or the government, we can not expect to free.
It maybe hard to believe that after 60 plus years of the silent push of Progressive Liberals to incrementally slide America socially to the political left, particularly after the past 7 years of Barack Obama’s desire to “fundamentally transform” this nation from our traditional conservative foundation, it appears that they may still have some work ahead of them.
I know with all of the recent court victories that have been chalked up be the left such as, the Supreme Court striking down the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013, the Obama Administration ending band on Gays serving openly in the Military, the most infamous one, the Supreme Court’s redefining marriage in 2013, and cases such as the Colorado Baker who was ordered to bake a gay couple a wedding cake by a State court, one would think that the Progressive Left ideology is supreme across the land. But, the exaggerated perception of the demise of the traditional conservative heart of America maybe far from reality.
Lets keep in mind that in 2012, Obama, Mr. Extreme Liberal himself, was on his way to his second reign, when ever the gay agenda was openingly presented to the American people, no matter the form, the American people voted it down in dramatic fashion. CBS reported in May of 2012 that in 32 States, comprising nearly 60% of the nation’s population, where the gay agenda was on a ballot the people voted it down. A Gallup Poll in January of the same year showed that 40% of respondents self-identified as conservative, 35% moderates [fence sitters], and only 21% liberals. It is no wonder that the Progressive Left has to use the Courts and coercion to redefine societal laws to get their agenda imposed on the American majority.
Time and time again, when the citizens of the United States and the people of America have been asked to chose between the values of the left or the right, they have chosen the right. Much to the alienation of the Progressives and the Political Elite, particularly the Federal Republican Party heads. The Party most identified as the champion of traditional American values, the Republican Party, have dominated every Congressional and State General Election since Mr. O’s reelection. In the 2014 Congressional Elections the Republicans smacked down the Democrats and gained more seats in the House than since the 1920’s and retook the Senate. And it didn’t get any prettier for the leftist agenda in the heartlands that day neither as Vox.com reported, “Republicans now control state government outright in at least 24 states, one more than they did before the election. They control at least 66 of 99 state legislative chambers nationwide. And they cut the number of states with total Democratic control from 14 to seven — the lowest number since the Civil War.” Even voters in long-standing blue States of Illinois-Obama’s adopted State-, Maryland, and Massachusetts voted for a change course. Was this a grand show of support for the values and social ideology of Mr. O and his Party? Not in the slightest. Newmax.com answered that question with a heads-up to not only Democrats, but Republicans when reported, “Anti-abortion, pro-family values Republicans who didn’t mince words when it came to stating their views won — and those who ducked taking a bold position on socially conservative issues lost.”
The voters of both the U.S Citizenry and the American populace spoke loudly again in this year’s off-season Elections by saying NO! to the leftist/socialist agenda and gave the Republicans even more or a mandate to change course for the sake on that the nation’s posterity. Kentucky elected its first Republican Governor in 2 decades, in Matt Benin along with its first Black-American State-wide official as his running mate, Jenean Hampton. His election solidly place the whole south in the hands of the Republican Party. The people of Virginia tightened the leash on its new Democrat Governor by increasing Republican seats in its legislature. And on the same evening the people of Houston stumped a ballot proposal by the LGBT to carve out a special protections, outside of those already recognize in the Constitution, and would have given anyone claiming to be transgender the ability to go into the bathroom of the opposite sex. But the Republican Party Elites at the federal level inexplicably propagates the leftist agenda.
A June 2014 survey by Pew Research Center again edified that in reality America is conservative – 56%, fence sitters – 33%, and everyone else liberal. After the Great Society, the New Deal, and Obamanation, America’s is still conservative at heart. The people of the several states have spoken unequivocally and with no silent reservation. Over 60% of Americans believe America is going down the wrong track, according to a recent Rasmussen Poll, and we are hungering for a politician and Party to boldly echo our voices and bring us back on to the right track. Not for the sake of the generations of the yesterday or today, but for those of tomorrow.
The only question is with all of the Establishment Media, the government educational system, the Entertainment Industry, and the Progressive Libs, on both sides of the isle in the federal government, will they succeed in convincing or conforming us, the ideological majority, to accept that there is no absolute right and wrong, that there is no moral and immoral, that lie is now truth, that there is no real Truth? Can they have us accept that the ideology of a group that comprises less than 20% can set an agenda and path for the nation that is repugnant to the traditional values and beliefs to the majority?
The first rule in Saul Alinsky’s book Rule for Radicals states, “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.” The reason that Progressive Left has to use lies, coercion, and deception, and move its agenda in the shadows is because it can not win in the light. This is why it targets the young. It was Lenin, the Father of Communism/Socialism, who stated, “Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.”
America is the one nation where the Founders codified that power comes from the people, from the governed. We have the power to choose to be silent or speak boldly, to choose anarchy over order, servitude over freedom, and chose desecration over righteousness. Will the silent majority, the conservatives and just half of the fence sitters, of the several states voices be risen in time to defeat America’s radical transformation of our social foundation before it is too late? Our nation’s great Founders promised that we would always have a Republican form of government, but it is up to each of us to guarantee it for ourselves and our posterity.
Yes here we are again, another speech by Mr. Obama on the State of the Nation. As this being the fifth one by Mr. O, the first after his re-election, with a nation still in the grips of economic depression of historic proportions, and with the people of America thirsting for words of inspiration, a provocative and aggressive vision for a prosperous future for the nation to ensure America’s prominence in the world, and or words of a blueprint to draw a resolution to the ills of division and unrealized greatness. We are all more than likely going to get more of the same warmed-over mantra of taking from those based on their ability, to give to those based on their needs, and that America is a nation a victims and that it is the government of the United States’ duty and obligation to right the wrong. No matter the consequences to the community as a whole. It may be too much to ask for him to deliver a speech like John Kennedy or Ron Reagan, or God-forbid George Washington. But why are we being subjected to speeches of Saul Alinsky, Woodrow Wilson, and Karl Marx?
The one thing that is for certain is that Mr. O will continue in his reshaping and redefining the office of the Presidency like none of his predecessors have done, nor possibly ever envisioned for this great nation.
The 10 words that we are most certain to hear come out of the mouth Mr. Obama, if his past rhetorical history holds true:
10. Any mention of the positive effect of the Key Stone Pipeline proposal.
9. Any mention of the literal economic boom occurring in oil and natural gas rich states such as, North Dakota, Texas, which could be the blueprint out of the economic dependency on foreign nations, such as Communist China and the nations of O.P.E.C.
7. How he believes the nation can regain our Economic Freedom Rankings that have us currently as low as #12; behind nations such as, Singapore and Hong Kong.
6. That he believes that the illegal immigrants, and their enablers, in the audience should be arrested and departed, to demonstrate that he has sworn an oath to uphold ALL of the laws of the United States, even those that he may disagree with. According to the Federal Immigration and Nationality Act Section 8 U.S.C 1324(a)(1)(A)(iv)(b)(iii), “Any person who . . . encourages or induces an alien to . . . reside . . . knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such . . . residence is . . . in violation of law, shall be punished as provided . . . for each alien in respect to whom such a violation occurs . .. fined under title 18 . . . imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.” How,and why is this, any many other federal laws, being totally ignored by the Administration?
5. Any mention of the fact that for the first time in America there are more able-bodied citizens on Food Stamps.
4. Any mention of the fact that the labor participation rate is at the lowest.
3. Communist China is growing as serious military threat, as well as an economic competitor and that as a nation we should work towards regain our economic solvency to effectively address the challenge.
2. Any mention of the amazing success the Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, and other Governors, have had at economically reviving his State’s economy by reducing taxes, cutting government expenses, and encouraging business development, to be possible blueprint for the nation.
1. Sincerely apologize to the people of the United States and America for blatantly lying to, misleading, manipulating, us regarding Obamacare – and many other things.
I know, for him to say anything such as this would be too much like right for the nation. And most of us are more interested American Idol, the Super Bowl, or figuring out what to eat tonight. But as the people of America and the United States become more and more numb to not just the words of the President, but the actions of the government, so more in jeopardy are our cherished liberties and freedoms. As the prophetic warning of Founder Daniel Webster, “I apprehend no danger to our country from a foreign foe … Our destruction, should it come at all, will be from another quarter. — From the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government, from their carelessness and negligence, I must confess that I do apprehend some danger. I fear that they may place too implicit a confidence in their public servants, and fail properly to scrutinize their conduct; that in this way they may be made the dupes of designing men, and become the instruments of their own undoing. Make them intelligent, and they will be vigilant; give them the means of detecting the wrong, and they will apply the remedy.” is placed in the recesses of our mind, we need to know that historically when the people disengage from the political guidance of their nation that is purposefully dependent on its intellectual governance, personal liberties and freedoms are what is ultimately surrendered.