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George Washington's Words Through the Prism of Today: Part 3

JANINE TURNER

Part three of an essay inspired by George Washington’s Farewell Address:

Faction… they are likely in the course of time and things to become potent engines by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people, and to usurp for themselves the reins of the government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.

We are at a crossroads in America. This is a choosing time. Are we going to choose Republicanism or Marxism? Free Enterprise or Socialism? Are we going to choose ignorance or reason, reality or denial? Are we going to be a nation divided or a nation united? Are we going to crumble or crawl through the fire? Do we have enough knowledge as a nation to know the demons that we face? Do we care?

I know one thing. We will care. We will care, when we see the ashes of America carried on the winds of CHANGE.

The political agenda of the cultural elite has slyly and insidiously captured the essence of America and shaped it into their vision and their desires. All of which are built on sand. They are not built on reason. It is built on an ideology that sells a mirage to the people and leaves the architect a hypocrite. Ignorance has let this happen.

One of the greatest mysteries of all times is how so many Americans could not see the change Barrack Hussein Obama sought to bring to America. Like all great leaders who manage to seduce a majority, he mastered the slick and slippery ways of doublespeak. Obama voters deliberately chose not to peer inside the looking glass that yielded focus on his true intentions. They chose denial instead. They chose to believe, mistakenly, that America could sustain herself on change. Others knowing exactly what Obama’s mission was, believed in the seduction of big government with feel good economics.

Yet, big Government cannot possibly be sustained and it cannot provide for every American. It was never the intention of our founding fathers and it is not the intention of our United States Constitution. The American debt will drown the economy and American ingenuity and free enterprise will be continually strangled by invasive federal mandates. Governmental intrusions will eventually suck the life out of the American Spirit.

This is not just random thought and fear mongering. This has been proven by the collapse of the Communist societies abroad and even in Europe today, who is moving away from socialism because it simply does not work. These are facts. These are lessons from history. These are warnings that are based on reason. Our founding fathers did not construct a Declaration of Independence and a United States Constitution on visions of utopia. They built the foundations for future generations on education, history and reason.

Where is reason? It’s as if the liberal elite and those gullible enough to follow suit, want to act like a child who plucks the dandelion and while blowing out all of the seeds with eyes closed, wishes, “Oh, I wish for a perfect society where there is no pain or poverty and I will always be taken care of by my nanny.”

A government simply cannot be everything to everybody. The people have to sustain themselves. The government is to lay the platform to give them that opportunity and then let go. Let go and let God. Modern day liberals want the government to micromanage our lives. Do children ever really find their way if parents never let them go? The liberal elite wants us to believe that we can do nothing without “Big Daddy,” or “Big Brother” as George Orwell predicted.

Another haunting prediction of what America would be like in Socialist hands, is found in Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. It is a powerful example of the crisis at hand and the insidiousness of propaganda. In Atlas Shrugged, the social realms of all levels are eventually led to believe that people who work hard, and reap from their labors, are bad people. They are led to believe that government is the answer to all the problems. The talented, the wise, the brilliant are despised by the populace and run off to exile. The ones who are left behind, the leaders of the socialist movement, watch the economy dissolve around them; the very economy they had possessed and controlled. Debt, depression, starvation and lack of spirit eventually crush America.

Sound familiar? All these events happened because people were led to believe that the government was the power, government was the answer, government would provide. Yet, incompetent and based on ideology instead of reason, the government stifled and manipulated individual, social, corporate and industrial liberties – liberties that included the ability to succeed or fail. Government promised what it couldn’t deliver.

The engine of America stopped because the soul of the American people was seduced by a bill of goods that had no bill of rights. Americans had sold their soul to the devil. They had turned away from God as their provider and instead turned to Government as their provider.

This is why our founding fathers based our fundamental principles on the solid, brilliant and inspired reason that our rights are given to us by God – life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Our declaration does not guarantee happiness. It gives us the right to pursue it, and the desire to pursue it, with liberty. Our founding fathers were motivated by God and logic, history and education.

Today, we are a nation divided. We are divided in a fundamental perspective of who gives us our rights and liberties, God or Government. The dilemma is that we will not be able to sustain our republic or rise from the mire of debt, deficit and demise, unless we unite in the primary principles of our country’s origin. Government is not the answer. Government is the problem.

The divide is perpetuated by denying our children an education in the principles of our country and the wisdom behind them. The liberal elite has infiltrated every aspect of our culture and has laid the groundwork for a takeover – like dynamite in a glass castle. Our courts, our primary schools, our movies, our television, our music, our colleges have all been slowly usurped – usurped like a slow poisoning with a propaganda that had no antidote – reason. Where is reason?

An awakening must occur. There must be a unification that defies party and unifies Americans. America has done it before but it has been in times when America still believed in, and taught their children about, the goodness of America, the basic principles of the Constitution and the fact that God has given them their right to succeed and fail and that it was up to them to decide. America was built with immigrants who yearned for such freedoms – Let me be and let me see what I am capable of doing. I will not know until I try to fly – And fly we did.

Today our children are taught to deny God in school and that loving their country is passé, that it is stingy and selfish to succeed and that the government owes them happiness. Sound familiar? Where is reason? Can we pull ourselves out of another slump if our spirit is broken – if our mantra is give me instead of let me?

George Washington warned that division and blind, ignorant allegiance to party would ruin America and give rise to dictatorship.

The alternate faction of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism…Sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able and more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation on the ruins of public liberty.

It’s in the books for us to read. The writing is on the wall. But do Americans want to face the challenge? Do we as a nation have the stamina? Our muscles are weak and our minds mush. Just the way the left, socialist agenda wants it. Do not be fooled, their goal is not a perfect state of well being for all. It is power. Americans will be snapped into the snare of ruin by the dangling carrot – free care for life. Like a donkey with blinders on, we will walk in vain, if we cannot see the truth.

Where is reason?

The effort ought to be by force of public opinion to mitigate and assuage it (Parties). A fire not to be quenched, it demands a uniform vigilance to prevent its bursting into flame, lest, instead of warming, it should consume.

Previous chapters can be found here.

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