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 to 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. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. --Such has been the patient sufferance of these colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of government.” – The Declaration of Independence
"If men through fear, fraud or mistake, should in terms renounce and give up any essential natural right, the eternal law of reason and the great end of society, would absolutely vacate such renunciation; the right to freedom being the gift of God Almighty, it is not in the power of Man to alienate this gift, and voluntarily become a slave." --John Adams
“A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.” – Thomas Jefferson
These quotations encapsulate the philosophy of the nation’s founders better than any words that I could write. While the left has abandoned these principals and ridicules those who espouse them, the spirit behind them has not died in the American consciousness. Indeed, it was that spirit that flared up and energized the tea parties on April 15th of this year. What was the reaction of the Federal government and their lickspittles in the press? Derision, crude sexual humor, and anger that American citizens would dare to voice their opposition to runaway spending of their hard earned money and the malfeasance in office of elected officials. It has been said that a people should not fear their government, but that the government should fear the people in order for liberty to endure. That is certainly not the case today.
The leftists pour poison in the ear of the American people seeking to subdue their will and reason. They say that collectivism is superior to individualism and that the herd is the rightful place of man in society, but to belong to a herd is to surrender your liberty in the hope that the wolf will eat the other sheep. While the individual may stand alone, he may band together with like minded individuals in order to accomplish a common purpose or goal. That was the idea behind the preamble to the U.S. Constitution and the Federal government and it was the fuel behind volunteerism in America. Unfortunately the social acid that is the left has eroded individualism, our national culture, our national will, and our patriotism and morals.
The left begins with the indoctrination of your children in the public school system and then Hollywood continues that indoctrination with entertainment that reinforces the leftist lessons of the school. When the child enters American colleges and universities his political indoctrination is complete. This is why the Soviets sought to permeate every facet of American society. This is why approximately 80% of journalists are leftists. This is why a similar percentage of Academia are leftists. This is why domestic terrorists like William Ayers have tenured positions at universities. The Soviet program of “Active Measures” was far more effective at destroying the nation’s morals and values than they had ever dreamed and it was the Democrats who accomplished their agenda. It truly is a pity that all of the money, effort, and time invested by the Soviet Union only paid out after the collapse of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
Today, apologists for the left attempt to say how social changes and social justice would never have occurred without their influence in the political arena, but that argument does not address the social devastation wrought by the left in order to pursue these objectives. In order for that argument to work, one would have to accept that the ends justify the means. The Soviets said that in the service of the State there is nothing immoral or unethical so long as the Soviet State is not harmed. Every inequity and vice of man, regardless of its depravity, is permissible. This was the concept behind Saul Alinsky and his infamous rules for radicals and it is why the morals and culture of the U.S. is in tatters.
We need to remember who we are as a nation and to embrace the principals that founded our system of government. If we do not, then the blood spilled to secure our freedoms will have been for naught and America will fade to a memory of what used to be in the dreams of the oppressed.