Stand Between The Beast and Liberty


Dare I say the Dem-Marxist totalitarianism thrust on Liberty conscious Americans is an act of Satanic influence through the vehicle of COVID fearmongering? YUP! Read Justin Smith to see if you see the correlation.

 

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Stand Between The Beast and Liberty

Resist Government Forced Conformity: Live Free Or Die

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent  8/23/2020 10:12 PM

 

I should not misuse this opportunity to give you a lecture about, say, logic. I call this a misuse, for to explain a scientific matter to you it would need a course of lectures and not an hour’s paper.”  ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein, A Lecture On Ethics

 

America may have a fine appreciation for scientific facts, but we must not allow that appreciation to become such, that it allows the technocrats of our society to grow more powerful than our elected officials, and we must also stay vigilant to halt the falsification and misrepresentation of “science”, that is utilized by some, in order to weaponize science and use it as a tool of control over society. This is, in fact, what is happening in our country today, in regard to COVID-19, due to the politicization of science by the mainstream Leftist media, and the declarations of Marxist celebrities, Democrat and RINO governors and mayors, and far too many imbecilic Hollywood “celebrities”. And now, America’s science has been badly corrupted.

 

In our country and across the globe, this hyped Covid event is one of the least “pandemics” seen in the past two thousand years, however, that is not a deterrent to the power-hungry, fat, blathering bureaucrats in the Democrat strongholds, in our states, cities and federal government too, who are of the same mind as Dr Norman Oliver, Virginia’s State Health Commissioner. On August 21st, Oliver essentially stated that [JOS] he alone has the authority to make the vaccine for Covid-19 mandatory, once it is provided, possibly in 2021.

 

Standing in opposition to this rising medical tyranny, Kathleen Medaries, a mother of three and the Virginia Freedom Keepers Director of Communications, strongly asserts this is a matter of medical choice, which for me means that it is a matter of individual liberty. Medaries states: “This is not a Republican or Democrat issue. It’s not a pro-vaccine or anti-vaccine issue. … it’s an issue of being able to assess each vaccine for myself and my family one at a time. … He (Oliver) shouldn’t be the one person to make a decision for all Virginians.”

 

The Leftists of this nation and our illiberal politicians are the same people who initially railed and wailed against home schools, as they stated it deprived children of “socialization”. They now demand that we make the kids wear masks and stay six feet apart or take classes online that parents aren’t allowed to monitor, as recently seen in Rutherford County; Rutherford County had to back-track and clarify, and parents can monitor classes, but with more stipulations than Carter has liver pills.

 

There isn’t any doubt that current measures, such as lockdowns, masks, and socially distancing and all the trials and tribulations inherent to each are growing a new disease of despair. It has a greater rate of death than Covid-19 by a tenfold, and this doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of the psychological harm being done to our children and the severe harm to society’s most vulnerable, in the elderly population and the ranks of our Veterans already suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress.

 

Our children are being told that there is something inside them and everybody, that might make everybody sick, and everybody is basically sick and contagious. Now they see everybody as a health threat. But worse, at least for them and America on the whole, they are told they must obey authority, unless they want to be cast outside the social circle and the social contract, placing them beholden to government rather than government maintaining its role as the servant of the people. And in the meantime, they are being turned into pawns for the dismantling of America’s culture.

 

Let me clarify the issue for everybody, including all the Fake News Outlets fermenting in America’s underground and sewers. While nobody actually thinks Covid-19 is a hoax and we all know the virus exists, we also know it is being presented as a much greater existential threat to humanity than it is. And therein lies the hoax and a ploy advocated by too many at all levels of government, who now advance and push the notion that a virus with a 99.62% survival rate is as dangerous as Ebola and anyone trying to simply go about their life and livelihood, or who rejects wearing a mask, is a murderer. [Blog Editor: Measuring COVID data is quite fluid since data collection seems as much political as scientific. Justin found a survival rate of “99.62%” meaning way less than 1% COVID China virus victims died. According to stastita.com data collected from the disreputable CDC, as of 8/23/20 5.6 million people were infected with COVID and approximately 175,000 of that 5.6 million have died. According to my calculator that means the approximate death percentage is .03125%. This more than agrees with Justin’s little over 99% survival rate.]

 

The good and decent American people, those of us who love this America of ours so well, are sick to death of the propaganda presented as fact that our domestic enemies are using to destroy the last shreds of the economy and the last vestiges of liberty.

 

To his credit, President Trump has called for the complete reopening of all businesses and the country as a whole, without any perfected vaccine. But a large portion of the nation’s governors’ seem to think that the nation cannot and must not return to full normal operations, until an actual working vaccine is delivered to each of their citizens. Just as Governor Charlie Baker of Massachusetts has recently mandated flu shots, he is certain to mandate the Covid vaccine, and it isn’t a stretch to believe that like Virginia, many other Democratic Party governed states will also mandate the vaccine. And, some Republican governors, such as Gregg Abbott (TX), Mike DeWine (OH), Bill Lee (TN), and Gary Herbert (UT), give one little confidence that they too will not bow to the Covid vaccine upon its arrival, if their tact on mask mandates is any indication.

 

Future Americans will reflect on these times as an allegory, a cautionary tale, since all logical men and women capable of true reason and critical thinking understand that there is nothing logical or reasonable in the lockdowns across the country, or anywhere else that is using such measures. And just as disturbing, we now see Bill Gates and the Gates Foundation asserting itself into government diktats in a manner that speaks of criminality, as he has apparently bought public influence and positioned himself and his business partners as one of the faces of this hyped Covid pandemic, even though he is not trained in any medical discipline.

 

I recently ran across an extremely important video [JOS] https://www.bitchute.com/video/Ofm3QnUjcIJT/, that is the work of Dr. Carrie Madej, from McDonough, Georgia. She is an osteopathic-trained internal medical specialist, and her video is a wake-up call to America, and the world in fact. It contains current scientific facts and reality, without any hyperbole or sensationalization of the topic, and what it reveals should make each of us be extremely wary and standing in opposition of any vaccine offered to us by Gates or his people.

 

These new RNA/DNA vaccines must be placed on hold, especially the one being advanced by Moderna. Moderna has taken science to a new level that one used to think would never be seen outside of science fiction magazines, as they are working with the U.S. military’s counterpart in the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development project that is combining nanotechnology with RNA and it’s vaccine recipe. They are preparing a vaccine that combines a micro-needling platform, similar to the manner in which venomous snakes inject their victims, with nanogels that can connect with external technologies outside the person’s body, like smart phones or other smart devices tied to 5G satellites ….. Or, as I would note, they are preparing The Mark of the Beast.

 

[Blog Editor: Moderna COVID vaccine info you probably have not read:

 

 

 

 

And this is being done in partnership with the [JOS] Gates Foundation’s Quantum Dot Tattoo, which is a covert system of embedding the record of a vaccination directly into a person’s skin, instead of issuing a paper documentation or storing the info in an electronic file.

 

If Frankenstein technology is to be in our future, when these scientists arrive at my door demanding I take their vaccine, I must say, “You first”.

 

Just think of the control that can and will be exerted over all humanity through this technology. What happens if and when the government makes employment or purchasing food and other items contingent on having this vaccine? This transhumanism represents a dark day for all humanity.

 

All of this is transpiring and underway in the name of “The Virus” that has a mere 0.04% mortality rate, when we didn’t shutdown the entire nation and the economy for the Asian Flu in April 1957, that killed close to two million people worldwide, and we didn’t shut down for the 1968 Hong Kong Flu, either, that killed 100,000 people in America and a million across the globe. Currently, I wouldn’t quote the [JOS] COVID-19 death rates[JOS] since they have been greatly inflated for both financial and political purposes, exhibiting the other problem America faces today, in a government that is the most corrupt in U.S. history, not to mean the Trump administration itself, but rather our federal institutions and state and local governments, government on the whole.

 

And of late, as America has suffered, all Americans have been oppressed by science, by way of mask mandates — when real science proves masks to be ineffective — and the most draconian lockdowns in American history, the suspension of the democratic process and the Constitution and an unprecedented level of hysteria exhibited by our elected officials, news outlets, such as WSMTV Channel 4 in Nashville, that incessantly advocate for the Covid vaccine, and even the unhinged among us in society, who wag their fingers and direct harangues at anyone not wearing a mask or properly “socially distancing”. Some citizens have even suffered great physical harm at the hands of people who have bought into the government propaganda, in the same manner one would have expected under Stalin or Mao.

 

[Blog Editor: To fair there are plenty doctor/scientists that ballyhoo face mask efficacy. I suggest you investigate where those doctor/scientists get their paychecks, stock dividends and examine the values (cough – Globalism/Marxism) they support to understand their science conclusions. Here some science based on actual data rather than dividends and politics:

 

 

 

 

Presidential candidate for the Democratic Party, Joe Biden has called for all governors to mandate mask wearing for everybody in America, even when they are outside. And adding to the lunacy, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, on July 31st, Preston Cole, Wisconsin’s Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources told his employees to obey Governor Tony Evers’ mask mandate, in the [JOS] following prescribed manner: “Also, wear your mask, even if you are home, to participate in a virtual meeting that involves being seen, such as on Zoom or another video-conferencing platform, by non-DNR staff. Set the safety example which shows you, as a DNR public service employee, care about the safety and health of others.”

 

No, this isn’t about caring about anyone. They want you to show others that you’ve bent your knee to government and are willing to abandon the Bill of Rights and individual liberty. This is government forced conformity, that moves to make us chant in unison, “I must comply … I must submit.”

 

These states and agencies, the governors and mayors, and health department directors are not authorized by the Constitution to deny our rights to our own businesses, healthcare, commerce, or worship through phony emergency orders. The Covid-19 emergency powers exercised by governors are not granted in federal or state constitutions.

 

State and local government overreach becomes readily apparent, if one views it through this prism: Civil government derives all its just powers from We the People, in theory and principle, although the current “rule of law” has been twisted and bastardized beyond all recognition and far removed from constitutional. The government is only ever empowered legally and constitutionally by We the People, to do those things that we could normally do ourselves. We simply delegate duties and tasks to government that we could accomplish on our own. So, in that no one private civilian may steal property from their neighbor, vandalize his home, force him to wear a mask or prevent him from worshiping, neither can the civil government.

 

The following words from Alexander Hamilton, a Founding Father, offers a bit of a safeguard, if only we follow it with action:

 

“… [N]atural liberty is a gift of the beneficent Creator, to the whole human race; and that civil liberty is founded in that; and cannot be wrested from any people, without the most manifest violation of justice.”

 

Americans all have the right and the duty to interpose ourselves between any agency and our own well-being, whether anyone properly understands their inalienable rights or not. Government agency be damned, we still have the right to prevent them from doing harm to our loved ones, especially when they are attacking our rights, and, in taking proactive action, we must call upon our sheriffs, police forces, courts and judges, juries, and state and federal representatives to recognize and identify these violations of justice and stop the mask mandates and the numerous prohibitions on local gatherings, conducting business and worshiping in Church; we must be especially fierce in our opposition to any move towards mandatory vaccines. And, if enough support for God’s righteousness, freedom, liberty and the Constitution proves illusive in these quarters, it will fall to Americans who love liberty to defy, resist and rebel against this advancing tyranny, every step of the way, to its natural conclusion and the restoration of America, even if it requires picking up one’s rifle to drive home the point, that we shall live free or die.

 

By Justin O. Smith

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Edited by John R. Houk

Text embraced by brackets and embedded links except where indicated by “JOS” are by the Editor. Bold Text of Justin’s narrative indicates Blog Editor extreme agreement.

 

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Our God-Given Rights Are Universal


What God giveth, no man can eradicate. – Epistle of John the Houk (A little humor to state a simple truth)

 

I’m a the-Bible-is-the-voice-of-God kind of guy. I realize an atheist or a non-Judeo-Christian person discounts the Bible, but I’m definitely not one of those guys. Christians that look to God Almighty as the Author of Natural Law or Natural Rights believe God Almighty breathed what is Right and a knowing of what is Wrong into the human spirit. Hence these  God thoughts recorded in God’s Word carry an authority that no human legislature or human dictate can override in the sight of God –  Genesis 1: 1, 26-27; 2: 7; Romans 1: 19-20; 2: 14-15; Hebrews 10: 16 NKJV:

 

[Genesis] 1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

 

26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over [a]all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

 

2 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.

 

[Romans] 1 19 because what may be known of God is [a]manifest [b]in them, for God has shown it to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and [c]Godhead, so that they are without excuse,

 

2 14 for when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do the things in the law, these, although not having the law, are a law to themselves, 15 who show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and between themselves their thoughts accusing or else excusing them)

 

[Hebrews] 10 16“This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them,”

 

Justin Smith addresses some thoughts from self-asserted Conservatives from Social Media who astoundingly seem to lack an understanding of the Natural Law/Natural Rights endowed by humanity’s Creator.

 

JRH 4/26/19

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Our God-Given Rights Are Universal

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent 4/25/2019 3:38 PM

 

It’s an astounding matter to find so many so-called, self-described “conservatives” on social media sites like MeWe and Facebook who do not understand, that the very same rights enumerated and codified in Our Constitution’s Bill of Rights are God-Given Rights afforded all men and women.

 

If any nation has not codified those God-Given Rights and makes a habit of suppressing them, as so many do these days — including supposedly Free World countries like the United Kingdom, along with much of the Third World — this doesn’t mean those rights seek to exist.

 

God-Given Rights are Truisms and have been witnessed in Nature’s Law, since the beginning, and they preexist any legal system and structure and any government. They are UNIVERSAL to all mankind.

 

Our Founders acknowledged and understood this fact. Our Declaration of Independence clearly states:

 

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

 

And Our Founders had to fight to secure those RIGHTS.

 

Founding Fathers

 

The absence of a legal system that protects these rights in any nation doesn’t mean that all of a sudden these rights no longer exists. It simply means that nation’s people have somehow failed to secure those rights for their own population.

 

Everyone has the absolute right to freedom of religion, free speech, freedom of assembly, to keep and bear arms and self-defense, to be secure in one’s home and privacy, habeas corpus, a speedy trial and to face one’s accuser in criminal matters, among other things.

 

Our God-Given Rights are Universal to All mankind.

 

And when I see so many on MeWe denying this fact and misrepresenting this statement as seeking One World governance, it exhibits precisely why our nation is suffering such unrest and tumultuous times. This “Conservative” IGNORANCE is just as corrosive and destructive to the republic and Liberty as the intentional and purposeful efforts of the Democratic Party Communists.

 

To equate recognizing God-Given Rights belong to all men and women with a globalist agenda, especially when speaking of illegal immigration is a non sequitur and lacks a proper understanding that a nation’s sovereignty is derived through its own sovereign individuals, each of which has been endowed by God with these inalienable rights.

 

If one commits the crime of jumping the U.S. Border illegally, that individual doesn’t lose rights that have long been recognized by most of the Free World. That’s just a plain fact and agreed upon since the very Founding of this nation.

 

To state or suggest otherwise is revisionist history.

 

It is this marked Ignorance that makes me almost want to leave all these social media sites and everyone on them to their own devices. Sink or Swim … because I know the Truth and I’m going to make it just fine … with or without them. But the nation is certainly suffering due to the poor level of education and real knowledge on both sides of the political aisle.

 

America is in deep trouble, even with the improvements seen under President Trump, but half the American people do not have a clue, or they are complacent and apathetic, just as long as they are getting their bread and circuses.

 

~ Justin O Smith

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Edited by John R. Houk

Source links and any text embraced by brackets are by the Editor.

 

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We Knew Morality


Once upon a time long ago, men of valor who credited God Almighty as the source Natural Rights that no man has the authority to dissolve; won independence from an oppressive government. Those men of valor set out to find the best government for its citizens in which the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness would be ordained to ‘We the People’ and protected by a good government that operated on behalf and behest of the People under the Judeo-Christian principles of the Almighty Creator.

 

Then the evil virus – Secular Humanism – infected the good government diluting the morals of We the American People of the United States of America.

 

Government gridlock ensued after Secular Humanist morality has been slowly overpowering the People who still stand behind the Natural Rights endued by our Creator as opposed to elite-men (and women) who stand behind the dictates of a tyrannical government dictating to the People what is right and wrong.

 

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We Knew Morality

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent: 2/24/18 12:20 AM

 

Nothing in U.S. history has ever happened that can legitimately justify restricting Americans’ natural and God-granted right to self-defense, in any manner, and to arm themselves towards that purpose, including mass shootings at our schools. To the contrary, these atrocious and horrible events show precisely the reason America must reject the far-left Democrats’ and liberal Christians’ insistence on “gun free” zones and more gun control, since the real problem is found in a society that has embraced every immoral act imaginable as normal, rejected Our Founders as “racist” conquerors and rejected God in our schools.

 

One can make any argument one chooses, but guns are only the means of these murderous rampages, not the cause. There is something deeper and diseased in the soul of our society, and it transcends the gun debate.

 

As usual, the opportunists and gun control apologists wasted not one second to exploit the tragedy of seventeen murdered students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, on February 14th, to pursue stronger gun control measures for political gain; and for all their denials and lies, make no mistake, the anti-gun coalition’s goal is to rid the country of firearms and erode and eventually eradicate the Second Amendment, come hell or high water, through new laws, outright bans, and ultimately the confiscation of firearms in America.

 

George Skelton, an LA Times journalist, opined shortly after the Parkland, Florida shooting that “mass shootings will continue in this country until we finally ban mass shooting weapons”. This simplistic view fails to note criminals will still acquire these weapons, and it ignores any personal responsibility of the perpetrators.

 

Despite Chicago’s strict gun laws and its attempts to outlaw firearms in the city altogether, there were more than 4,000 shooting victims in Chicago in 2016, according to NPR. Still to this day, Chicago continues to suffer from a massive number of firearm related crimes.

 

Most of these murderers are the product of atheistic, secular humanist homes and public schools, which have generally not allowed Judeo-Christian morality any real voice or advocate, and our overly permissive society has enabled them, through moral relativism and Marxist cultural garbage, by blaming society for their troubles. This indoctrination blinds the weak-minded to their own bad choices, to the point that they see nothing wrong with taking a human life, for whatever the reason in their twisted and evil hearts and minds.

 

Dr. Erwin Lutzer, pastor emeritus of the Moody Memorial Church in Chicago wrote in 1986: “We have not yet seen the final result of humanism in the United States. We are still coasting on the values derived from our Judeo-Christian heritage.” Unfortunately, the immoral philosophy of socialists and their atheistic logic has put the brakes on morality in our country, since 1962, and America is witnessing the tragic results.

 

The anger and anguish of those who lost family and friends at Parkland, Florida and through other gun violence is understandable, but passion and demands, for the violation of decent law-abiding citizens’ rights and the erosion of individual liberty, are not a substitute for cogent thought and critical analysis. Whether these psychopaths use guns, cars, planes, knives, axes or hammers, murderers will always find something to use as a weapon, as seen across America’s history.

 

In 1927, a disgruntled teacher detonated over five-hundred pounds of TNT at Bath Consolidated School, in Bath, Michigan, killing 44 people. This wasn’t the first bombing in America’s history either; there was the 1886 Haymarket Square bombing in Chicago, that killed eight, and there was also the 1920 Manhattan bombing that killed thirty people.

 

Recently, Reverend Paul Blair, a Baptist minister with Reclaiming America for Christ, made the following pointed observation: “In the school parking lot, every fourth car was a pickup truck, most of which had a rifle rack in the back window, a deer rifle hung on the rack and the windows rolled down. We never heard of such a thing as a school shooting. We knew right from wrong. We knew morality. Most of the students went to church as did most of our teachers.”

 

On February 22nd, Wayne LaPierre, executive vice-president of the National Rifle Association, spoke before the Conservative Political Action Conference, stating: “Evil walks among us, and God help us if we don’t arm our schools and protect our kids … To stop a bad guy with a gun, it takes a good guy with a gun.”

 

At the same American Conservative Union CPAC meeting, Dana Loesch stated: “The government can’t keep you safe, and some people want us to give up our firearms and rely solely upon the protection of the same government that’s already failed us numerous times … “.

 

No matter one’s position on firearms, if communities really want to protect their children, they must place trained and fully capable, proven, armed guards in our schools, not spectators and cowards such as Scot Peterson [PoliceOne.com sums up plusses & minuses], a guard at Stoneman Douglas, who stood outside the school for four minutes and did nothing. We must make certain any potential mass murderer understands that schools are no longer “gun free” zones, and hard righteous men and women stand prepared to end their life with extreme prejudice.

 

I Timothy 5:8 says a man who “does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household” has “denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever”. How much worse is the man who would allow his family to be violated and murdered in his presence? Or stand outside a school as a slaughter ensues?

 

Commanded by Jesus to love our neighbor as ourselves, if we fail to do everything we possibly can to protect the innocent, are we truly seeking to obey these red-letter words?

 

Aside from all the aforementioned, our right to stand against any tyrannical government, foreign and domestic, presents the foremost reason Americans’ must retain our right to own high capacity semi-automatic weapons. While Christians are not to engage in vengeance, the right to self-defense is as ingrained in the history of God’s people as it is in that of humanity, from America’s War for Independence to resistance and revolts against Nazi Socialism and Communism. And, if not for good people using arms to defend themselves against evil people and especially evil governments, no freedom would exist on earth today.

 

Mass murders won’t be stopped in America by banning guns, but they might be slowed or halted by ensuring all children reach adulthood with substantive hope, meaning and purpose in their lives, beyond immediate and material satisfaction. We can no longer allow our children to be dragged under by the ongoing nihilistic currents in our society, that hold nothing matters, nothing is good, and nothing is evil, and all is centered on self.

 

The solution lies in advancing absolute truths in our schools once again, and God’s truth, too.

 

By Justin O. Smith

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Edited by John R. Houk

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At the Expense of Others


Justin Smith explains the original vision of the Founding Fathers’ Inalienable-Natural Rights and Liberty as opposed to the manipulative propaganda of man-made Rights currently being rammed down each American’s throat.

 

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At the Expense of Others

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent 5/13/2017 10:56 AM

 

Any alleged ‘right’ of one man which necessitates the violation of the rights of another is not and cannot be a right.” – Ayn Rand

 

Americans and our society, by and large progressives of both parties and independents, have become a wilting, withering mass of weak, needy cry-babies, who have departed far and away from the strength of back, intellect and character of America’s Founders, who created a system that none other has ever equaled. Rather than follow along the path that made America a strong, economically thriving and prosperous nation, many Americans, especially Millennials, pursue petty and paltry pleasures, as would a sloth and a glutton, and claim their slightest whim to be a “right”.

 

Some things like food, shelter, clothing, water and healthcare are critical to our life, however, they are not “rights”. Even if they were made rights, this would set in motion a confiscatory requirement to satisfy that right at the expense of others, much as America currently chafes against our current welfare system.

 

Just as many of us witnessed Tennessee’s House Democrats release a collection of fifty bills called “The People’s Bill of Rights” in February 2017, more and more, America hears a clamor from their progressive countrymen of all rank and file, for wants and desires to be provided through government funds, the taxpayers’ dollars. Now, not only do many across the nation demand healthcare as a right, they also demand a $15 per hour minimum wage and free university educations among other items.

 

In March, Chris Enloe [The Blaze] reported Senator Kamala Harris’s (D-CA) tweet, which stated: “Healthcare is a right, not a privilege.”

 

My good friend, retired U.S. Army Colonel Kurt Schlicter, editor for Townhall, tweeted back: “Guns are in the Bill of Rights, but they aren’t one (according to Democrats). The right to have one pay for your healthcare is not (in the Bill of Rights), but it’s a right?”

 

In a study published by the Heritage Foundation, Robert Rector and Rachel Sheffield detail in the ranks of America’s contemporary poor, that eighty percent have air-conditioning, fifty percent own a personal computer and can access the internet and two-thirds have cable TV. A household receiving $50,000 in welfare benefits is still considered poor, if its pre-welfare income falls below the poverty line, even though they are living, in many respects, better than the middle class of 1964.

 

According to Rector and Sheffield, our government has spent $22 trillion of U.S. taxpayer dollars fighting poverty, since 1964 and President Johnson’s Great Society. The study also documented and charted $1 trillion spent annually on 90 means-tested welfare programs.

 

Over one hundred years of Marxist propaganda, the kind found in President Woodrow Wilson’s treatise entitled ‘Constitutional Government in the United States’ and President Franklin Roosevelt’s 1944 ‘Second Bill of Rights’, seems to have done its mischief well. Arguing for corrupting the Constitution, Wilson saw it as a vessel to further the progressives’ agenda, while FDR viewed it as a means to assure equality, “economic security” and the pursuit of happiness. Wilson spoke of our rights as “privilege”, and FDR framed them as “political rights”.

 

Our rights are God-given and natural [of interest from Conservapedia:Unalienable rights], and they exist simultaneously among all people. The rights of free speech, freedom of religion, trial by jury, freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures — to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness — are inalienable rights; and, they are not privileges to be granted or rescinded, in the manner some past presidents, Obama included, would transform them. And in the pursuit of “true individual freedom” through “economic security”, Roosevelt and Obama offered the antithesis of the right to one’s own private property.

 

A true right does not impose any obligation on another. One’s rights to free speech, religious liberty, self-defense and assembly. among others, impose no obligations on anyone else, except to allow each other to use these rights without interference.

 

Ayn Rand wrote in 1961 (‘Man’s Rights’) [PDF Version]:

 

If some men are entitled by right to the product of the work of others, it means that those others are deprived of rights and condemned to slave labor.”

 

Even if most Americans are willing to accept the theft of their labor, their wealth, to fund real healthcare, we already know that government is not a trustworthy guardian of such an enormous responsibility. What did America receive under Obamacare, other than $2 trillion more debt, the loss of doctors, a rise in premiums, a massive tax and a welfare law that contained 20 new taxes and a huge expansion of Medicaid? And so far, the Republican plan isn’t much better [American Health Care Act].

 

In the meantime, Americans rename privilege and benefits “their right”, while ignoring their own misguided lifestyle and poor choices. Too many Americans spend more than they save, and too many prefer the government security blanket over the pride of one’s own independence.

 

Some Americans bemoan the public corruption our country is suffering and the associated moral and constitutional crises. However, the country on the whole has failed to promote the values that would have prevented it. Corrupt leaders continue to advocate and implement measures that negatively impact businesses and families, that also limit individual liberty and true free-market capitalism, expanding government in the process.

 

Other Americans have become fanatics for their various causes. They are in the streets ironically, demanding their own demise, as they protest against their own self-determination and for ever more autocracy and authoritarianism. When they vote, they vote to enslave not only their fellow countrymen but themselves, however unwittingly. They accept the collectivization of rights, and soon they will accept the collectivization of property.

 

Friedrich Hayek, author of ‘The Road to Serfdom’ [Mises Institute Description. PDF version], puts this struggle in proper perspective:

 

Economics has from its origins been concerned with how an extended order of human interaction comes into existence through a process of variation, winnowing and sifting far surpassing our capacity to design … motivated by [our] needs and desires within the community.” [Quote from “Fatal Conceit: The Errors of Socialism” – PDF version. The quote can be easily located at Wikiquote; Fatal Conceit; Ch. 1: Between Instinct and Reason]

 

 

Sadly, this trend towards fascism, this malaise, has permeated the ranks of our country’s future leaders, our children, and it has left them with false expectations. Outside family, churches and communities, the marketplace is the vanguard for moral truths in a free market society, and positively influencing the community through clear decent and moral principles, Judeo-Christian principles, improves businesses and betters people’s lives. In asking the next generation to return to a true capitalist value-based society, America’s conservatives ask for something that has not existed in their lifetime, but it is necessary to avoid self-induced destruction, and to ask is righteous.

 

Freedom and moral truths and the strength of men’s will in a free society, unfettered by superfluous regulations, enabled America to succeed. They are the facilitators that fuel innovation, support free-thinkers and encourage people worldwide to become who they choose to be, not who the state demands they must be. When government guarantees equality and “economic security”, it suppresses creativity, ingenuity and reward systems that enable people and nations to grow and prosper. Have Americans learned nothing from history?

 

By Justin O. Smith

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Edited by John R. Houk

Linked text outside of brackets are by Justin Smith.

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