Why American Politics and True Democracy is More Important Than You Think

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Our nation is in a political conflict. If you are not paying attention to the various news, and social, media outlets, it’s time to become aware. Will Durant, in his book Caesar and Christ, summarizes the causation of Romes decline and fall:

“A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within. The essential causes of Rome’s decline lay in her people, her morals, her class struggle, her failing trade, her bureaucratic despotism, her stifling taxes, her consuming wars.”

Historians have always recorded their observations where moral decay, corruption, and collapse of the government have a direct relationship. It takes a united nation of people to awaken from their deep slumber. To recognize the path toward national suicide and destruction. It begins with the foundation of acknowledging how a people have allowed themselves to fall prey to national depravity. A depravity that appears to violate moral law.

Once the people awaken from their political slumber, begin to discern moral truth, and begin practicing moral truth; they are capable of arising and appointing statesmen who are of an incorruptible integrity. Men with the courage and insight to begin guiding the nation back on the path of liberty and freedom.

It is this very reason that American politics, and our democracy, is of utmost importance today.

Taylor Caldwell writes in A Pillar of Iron a quote from Cicero:

I will tell you that freedom does not mean the freedom to exploit law in order to destroy it. It is not freedom which permits the Trojan Horse to be wheeled within the gates, and those within it to be heard in the name of tolerating a different point of view! He who is not for Rome and Roman Law and Roman liberty is against Rome. He who espouses tyranny and oppression and the old despotisms is against Rome. He who plots against established authority and incites the populace to violence is against Rome.

American Democracy is established in the Constitution of the United States. This established law of our society, core values, spirit of our founding fathers, and social and governmental guidelines is under threat. The Trojan Horse that has entered into the Gates of American society is that of Atheism and SocialismOur time is one of crisis. A time that was warned about decades ago. And, who is at the helm of our destruction? The American people themselves.

John Jay writes the following concerning the Constitution:

A strong sense of the value and blessings of union induced the people, at a very early period, to institute a federal government to preserve and perpetuate it. They formed it almost as soon as they had a political existence; nay, at a time when their habitations were in flames, when many of their citizens were bleeding, and when the progress of hostility and desolation left little room for those calm and mature inquires and reflections which must ever precede the formation of a wise and well-balanced government for a free people. It is not to be wondered at, that a government instituted in times so inauspicious, should on experiment be found greatly deficient and inadequate to the purpose it was intended to answer (The Federalist Papers, Concerning Dangers from Foreign Force and Influence, No. 2, pp3-4 – Stonewall Press). 

Jay further comments:

This intelligent people perceived and regretted these defects. Still continuing no less attached to union than enamored of liberty, they observed the danger which immediately threatened the former and more remotely, the latter; and being persuaded that ample security for both could only be found in a national government more wisely framed, they as with one voice, convened the late convention in Philadelphia, to take that important subject under consideration.

What did this convention compose of? Who were these men that drafted the Constitution of the United States? What were their intent on forming a more perfect unionHamilton further writes:

This convention composed of men who possessed the confidence of the people, and many of whom had become highly distinguished by their patriotism, virtue and wisdom, in times which tried the minds and hearts of men, undertook the arduous task. In the mild season, with minds unoccupied by other subjects, they passed many months in cool, uninterrupted, and daily consultation, and finally, without having been awed by power, or influenced by any passions except love for their country, they presented and recommended to the people the plan produced by their joint and very unanimous council.

For many Constitutional Independent Conservatives the Constitution is seen as a divinely inspired document. In his address, given on April 6, 1968, at a General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ezra Taft Benson stated: We live in a time of crisis. Never since the period of the Civil War has this nation faced such critical days. Americans are destroying America. 

It is now 50-years later and we are seeing the unmasking of the Trojan Horse for what it is.

Rise of Atheism and Socialism in American Society and Governance

We begin by coming to terms with the prevalent rise of atheism within the last 50 to 60 years of American Society. Ezra Taft Benson remarks on the principle truth of Government and Faith:

No people can maintain freedom unless their political institutions are founded upon faith in God and belief in the existence of moral law. God has endowed men with certain unalienable rights and no legislature and no majority, however, great, may morally limit or destroy these. The function of Government is to protect life, liberty and property, and anything more or less than this is usurpation and oppression. 

In De Re Publica Concerning the Republic or Commonwealth we read:

There is a true law, a right reason, conformable to nature, universal, unchangeable, eternal, whose commands urge us to duty, and whose prohibitions restrain us from evil. Whether it enjoins or forbids, the good respect its injunctions, and the wicked treat them with indifference. This law cannot be contradicted by any other law, and is not liable either to derogation or abrogation. Neither the senate nor the people can give us any dispensation for not obeying this universal law of justice. It needs no other expositor and interpreter than our own conscience. It is not one thing at Rome and another at Athens; one thing to–day and another to–morrow; but in all times and nations this universal law must for ever reign, eternal and imperishable. It is the sovereign master and emperor of all beings. God himself is its author,—its promulgator,—its enforcer. He who obeys it not, flies from himself, and does violence to the very nature of man. For his crime he must endure the severest penalties hereafter, even if he avoid the usual misfortunes of the present life.

Benson reflects the nature of our Constitution as a “solemn contract between the peoples of the states of this nation which all officers of government are under duty to obey.” He further states that since these “eternal moral laws expressed therein” require our adherence to them. Failure in our obedience and observance to maintain these inherent moral laws of the constitution may result in the sacrifice of our individual liberty.

While Atheism has always been a part of human civilization. American Society did not see a rise in an organized atheist movement until Madelyn Murray O’hair filed a lawsuit in 1959. This landmark Supreme Court ruling evoked the removal of prayer and scripture reading from all public schools. The foundation for this ruling? Violation of the separation clause in the First Amendment:

Murray v. Curlett case was consolidated into Abington School District v. Schemppand was decided on June 17, 1963. This landmark case held for the first time that state-mandated prayer and bible readings in public schools were a violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the Constitution. That year, the Society of Separationists (the precurser to American Atheists) was founded.

O’hair’s contention rested on the following ideologue of how a society without God is far better suited for humanity than it is for a faith based fellowship:

Your petitioners are atheists and they define their beliefs as follows. An atheist loves his fellow man instead of god. An atheist believes that heaven is something for which we should work now – here on earth for all men together to enjoy. An atheist believes that he can get no help through prayer but that he must find in himself the inner conviction and strength to meet life, to grapple with it, to subdue it, and enjoy it. An atheist believes that only in a knowledge of himself and a knowledge of his fellow man can he find the understanding that will help to a life of fulfillment. He seeks to know himself and his fellow man rather than to know a god. An atheist believes that a hospital should be built instead of a church. An atheist believes that a deed must be done instead of a prayer said. An atheist strives for involvement in life and not escape into death. He wants disease conquered, poverty vanquished, war eliminated. He wants man to understand and love man. He wants an ethical way of life. He believes that we cannot rely on a god or channel action into prayer nor hope for an end of troubles in a hereafter. He believes that we are our brother’s keepers and are keepers of our own lives; that we are responsible persons and the job is here and the time is now.

Notice the points made here:

  • Abolishing Poverty
  • Conquering disease
  • Eliminating war
  • Ethical way of living life without God
  • Love of Self and love of others, without God

These may sound familiar to us today. That is because the progressive and alt left movement is focusing on abolishing and trampling on Divinity and raising Humanity onto the pedestal of authority.

Michael Shermer published his article in the Scientific American – The Number of Americans with no religious affiliations is rising – and comments:

A 2013 Harris Poll of 2,250 American adults, for example, found that 23 percent of all Americans have forsaken religion altogether. A 2015 Pew Research Center poll reported that 34 to 36 percent of millennials (those born after 1980) are nones and corroborated the 23 percent figure, adding that this was a dramatic increase from 2007, when only 16 percent of Americans said they were affiliated with no religion. In raw numbers, this translates to an increase from 36.6 million to 55.8 million nones.

With the rise of atheism in American Society and Culture, we have also seen a rise in the favoritism of a more socialistic movement toward governance. In his book The Brothers Karamasov Fydor Destoyevsky writes:

For socialism is not merely the labour question, it is before all things the atheistic question, the question of the form taken by atheism to-day, the question of the tower of Babel built without God, not to mount to heaven from earth but to set up heaven on earth.

The appeal to socialism is becoming more and more apparent. Benson spoke wisdom, insight, and truth when he stated that American people will be the one’s to destroy America. We are seeing this happening today. A prophetic fulfillment.

The Chicago Tribune published a commentary on July 2, 2018. This commentary was written by Noah Smith. He writes:

… it would be wrong to ignore the socialist surge. The stigma around the term has waned as fewer Americans remember the Cold War and the Soviet Union, and most pay little attention to the economic disaster in Venezuela, which has a socialist government.

And how will a United Socialistic Republic of America look like? Columnist George F. Will writes, in the Washington Post:

Socialism favors maximizing government’s role supplementing, even largely supplanting, the market — voluntary private transactions — in the allocation of wealth by implementing redistributionist programs.

And,

Socialism favors vigorous government interventions in the allocation of capital, directing it to uses that far-sighted government knows, and the slow-witted market does not realize, constitute the wave of the future. So, an American socialist government might tell, say, Carrier Corp. and Harley-Davidson that the government knows better than they do where they should invest shareholders’ assets.

Socialism requires — actually, socialism is — industrial policy, whereby government picks winners and losers in conformity with the government’s vision of how the future ought to be rationally planned. What could go wrong? (Imagine, weirdly, a president practicing compassionate socialism by ordering his energy secretary to prop up yesterday’s coal industry against the market menace of fracking — cheap oil and natural gas.)

This begs the question. If true American Democracy is important, how did we the people allow this to come about? The answer, in my opinion, is that we have allowed the Trojan Horse come into the gates of our society. And, while we were slumbering away, the movement of Atheism and Socialism took root into the bedrock of our fundamental right to liberty and freedom.

On his radio show, Todd E. Herman remarks on Kamala Harris and her comments toward Brett Kavanaugh (listen at the 20:55 mark on the first hour podcast). Herman mentions how Harris is engaging in vandalism and character assassination  and the reference she made. Herman refers to that as “confiscatory” regarding “enumerated rights” as those which are “backed by force” and not based on true constitutional law.

It is no wonder the progressive and alt left of our society is ramping up its blue wave. They are in full throttle toward establishing a new form of government. One with socialistic ideals. One that is moving further and further away from the heart and spirit of the constitution. Yet, we either wake up and take seriously our freedom and liberty to vote in men of wisdom, integrity, and courage to take back our nation. Or, we awake to our own demise and destruction.

Awakening to our own destruction

Going back to Ezra Taft Benson, we read this:

I do not believe the greatest threat to our future is from bombs or guided missiles. I do not think our civilization will die that way. I think it will die when we no longer care – when the spiritual forces that make us wish to be right and noble die in the hearts of men, when we disregard the importance of law and order

Benson further contends:

If American freedom is lost – if America is destroyed – if our blood-bought freedom is surrendered – it will be because of Americans. What’s more, it will probably not be only the work of a subversive and criminal Americans. The Benedict Arnolds will not be the only ones to forfeit our freedoms.

Benson quotes Abraham Lincoln’s sentiments of how our nation will either survive or perish. In the last line of Abraham’s comment, we read “As a nation of freeman we must live through all time, or die by suicide.

American politics and true democracy is more important – more critical – today than what we may tend to believe. We are on the precipice of national suicide if we do not take our liberty, our freedom, and our constitution seriously and become more mindful at the peeling away of the wolf in sheep’s clothing. We are a nation on a slippery slope of death if we remain silent and asleep. Our nation and democracy may perish as it succumbs to more and more socialistic ideologues and propaganda.

The time to wake up is now. The time to take action is now. We the people were entrusted by our founding father’s to protect the constitution of the United States. Failure to stand for freedom, liberty, and true democracy means we have allowed an enemy to bring destruction into our dimming republic. We, the people, have caused our own downfall.


AUTHORS NOTE

To read more of what Ezra Taft Benson had to say about how Americans are destroying America, please read the full article text at Latter-day saint Conservative

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