America was established as a federal republic, a type of nation whose strong supreme power rests in all the citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by their elected officials, who are responsible to those citizens. The basic working principle of our federal republic is it practices limited government, provides for a strong national defense, practices free enterprise in all business transactions, promotes freedom of peaceful religion, and supports a strong education system guided by parents.
As time has gone on, however, our national government has taken on more and more of the affairs that our US Constitution does not assign to them (Article I, Section 8). In short, it appears a federal republic is not immune from the natural consequence of men in office wanting more and more power. Our Founding Fathers wrote our enviable Constitution the way they did because they had lived under the authoritarian rule of the King of England and were determined to prevent that form of government in America.
We are now (2021) at a place in America’s history where a growing number of people want to turn America into a socialist/communist nation – or worse. The primary aspect of socialism/communism is that the national government is all-powerful and reduces individual liberty, or freedom, to a minimum or eliminates it altogether. Citizens have no say in what is done to them. In fact, citizens are no longer citizens but subjects. The end game of socialism is communism which is a government in complete control of all aspects of life for its subjects. It always becomes oppressive and increasingly exists solely to benefit the powerful officials in charge. It always – ALWAYS – bankrupts the nation and reduces all but the elite officials to poverty. And any rebellion against such oppression leads to more brutal oppression, incarceration, and often death. Stalin and Hitler each murdered millions of people.
Now, why is our federal government having increasing success in accelerating our political machinery toward socialism/communism? Because they have, since about the 1960s, totally compromised the government education system of America to the point that too many young people have been duped/educated into thinking that communism is a desirable system of governance. They have been lied to and too many have bought the lie. And that’s the way they vote – in abject ignorance of the facts.
But there is yet another sinister player, or two, in this ongoing saga of attempting the death of America as we have known her. Make no mistake, these are mortal enemies.
One: Militant Muslims, many of whom are living among us, are of one mind that they are on earth to ensure Islam becomes the dominant ruler of all the world. They move slowly to eventually amass enough strength in a nation’s population to become the predominant force in elections. Once installed in large numbers, they replace all laws with Sharia Law and deny all religions but Islam under penalty of death. In some of our larger cities, their numbers are such that they have already established No-Go Zones, where even the police will not go.
Two: Radicalism is the base strategy of liberalism/socialism/progressivism/communism. David Horowitz, in his booklet “Barack Obama’s Rules for Revolution – The Alinsky Model,” lays out the strategy and threat of this poisonous element in our nation. Quotes are with their page number.
“The essence of what it means to be a Radical is thus summed up in Alinsky’s praise for Satan: to be willing to destroy the values, structures and institutions that sustain the society in which we live” (18).
“Deception is the Radical’s most important weapon, and it has been a prominent one since the end of the sixties” (23).
“The issue is never the issue; the issue is always the revolution” (26).
“...Radicals who are trying to impose socialism on a country whose people understand that socialism destroys freedom: Don’t sell it as socialism; sell it as ‘progressivism’, ‘economic democracy’, and ‘social justice” (28).
“Until conservatives begin to understand exactly how dishonest Radicals are – and why – it will be hard to defend the system under attack. For Radicals the noble end – creating a new world – justifies any means. And if one actually believed, as they do, that it is possible to create heaven on earth, what institution would one not be justified in destroying to realize that future?” (34)
“The idea that the world is divided into the Haves and Have-Nots, the exploiters and the exploited, the oppressors and the oppressed, leads directly to the idea that liberation lies in the elimination of the former and the dissolution of the conflict. This, according to Radicals, will lead to the liberation of mankind. In fact, it led directly to the deaths of 100 million people in the last century murdered by Radicals in power on the way to their dream” (36).
The lie is that radicalism is a beautiful system where everyone has a wonderful life. Let me end this think-piece with some facts – meaning some truths. Here’s a partial list of those nations that have succumbed to radicalism in its guise as communism:
- Argentina: The second richest nation in the world in the 20th century. By the early 21st century unbridled socialism had bankrupted them. America is on the same timeline and near its end, too.
- Cuba: A fine island nation in the Caribbean taken over by Fidel Castro in 1959 and financially ruined within a decade. It remains in economic ruin today.
- Venezuela: This oil-rich South American nation in the early 21st century went very quickly bankrupt under communism.
- Russia: Fell under Communist rule in the early 20th Century, ruining their economy and enslaving their people. They have recovered to a degree but remain under destructive autocratic rule.
- China: Radicalism arose after WWII, ruining their economy and enslaving their people. Today it is resurging economically because they have adopted carefully controlled “free” enterprise, though the majority of their people still live in poverty or squalor.
- North Korea: Perhaps there is no better illustration of the diametric opposites of free-enterprise and radical communism than to observe two nations of one people on the same peninsula in the Far East. South Korea is a thriving nation with a vibrant economy under the free-enterprise system, while North Korea is a destitute, enslaved communist nation.
How could a thinking person want any of the radicalisms (liberalism, socialism, progressivism, and communism)? What should we do as citizens who love the freedoms in our America – even though some of them have already been severely eroded?
First: Commit this terrible issue to continuing prayer for God to deliver us from them!
Second: Share this with those who represent you in Congress.
Third: Tell all your congressmen you want them to rescind all social give-away programs and allow no more spending above federal revenues. Tell them you want them to precisely follow Section 8, Article I, and Amendment X of the US Constitution.
Always remember: faith and freedom are America’s foundation.