We see politics play out year after year and election cycle after election cycle and yet even when we ‘win’ we seem to lose in the end. We support candidates that promise to change things and yet in the end when the opposition comes back into power we are farther back down the road than we were after all that effort and our hopes and dreams being dashed yet again on the rocks. It seems futile and to a large extent it is. People who believe in freedom need to learn what the differences are between us and the socialists beyond the party descriptions.
As a conservative I am one who believes in the founding and freedoms we inherently have just from being born in this nation and as a human being. I loathe big government and abhor government overreach like pretty much everyone who thinks of themselves as conservative, libertarian or simply just free Americans.
Our dreams are of a free nation unencumbered from onerous government regulations and that our fellow citizens all enjoy the prosperity and self determination we do in a safe and peaceful society. We want our nation to be the ‘Beacon on the Hill’ that it has aptly been described as in the past. ‘Land of the Free’ and ‘Home of the Brave’. We want to see term limits and the purge of career politicians from our Congress and the thinning of the bureaucracy to the bare minimum needed to maintain the peace and to keep our borders safe and closed to any illegal migration and trade. To us these are simple and comprehensive ideals that ought be easily put in place if our elected officials had the guts and determination to. We know who we are. Our beliefs are elemental and beautifully simple. We understand this.
Who or perhaps more importantly What is our enemy?
Our enemy comes with the party name of Democrat but that is a name and not their purpose. Our enemy is socialism and beyond that, tyranny. Tyranny of bloated government and tyranny of leadership that does not answer to the people. The democrats of late use the term socialism and we need to understand what that means. It is more than sharing wealth.
Socialism is the system coined by a fellow named Thomas Moore back in the early 1500’s. Moore described a ‘Utopian’ society that would include all the notions of socialism and none of the drawbacks of greed and envy. People were to be altruistic and work for the common good. This was expounded upon by Karl Marx in the 1800’s who offered an alternative version called communism. All of this, whether it is socialism or communism looks great in print but leaves the essential human behavior characteristics out. It is the failings of man that create the corruption and misery that humankind has endured for ages. Greed. Envy. Nefarious plots and plans. Wars and suffering all emanate from the pursuits of power and property by the state.
Our current crop of democrats preach socialism and forget to mention the failings of that system. If you look at the current leadership in DC you see a bunch of democratic and republican politicians who have decades of time in office each all clamoring to stay in office and hold onto their power and influence.
Ever wonder why no newcomer outside of Trump has ever made it to the presidency???? It is this cabal of power hungry politicians who will tell you anything to stay in power. Just because we change the name of our type of government or society this has no effect upon the true collection of elites who hold the reins over our society. These leaders claim to be acting in the public good but in fact, they are acting to protect their power and controls. See the fences and razor wire in DC? That is a perfect example of what I am talking about. That all serves to keep the common citizens away and so the elites all are safe as they plot and scheme to keep their power and all the while expand it.
Prior to the creation of the United States of America there had never been a ‘free’ society on earth. Never had there been a society where the government was forbidden to usurp the rights of the citizens. Prior to our inception nations were monarchies and despotic regimes or tribal societies which are in essence monarchies. They all shared traits of leadership controlling the masses and therefore perpetuating their hold on power. These leaderships could be somewhat benign or ruthless. The people had little choice but to survive as they could within the framework of their nation-state.
America was founded as a free nation but yet today we see the erosion of our rights and the ever increasing size of the governing class who rule over us. The notion of the government serving us is long gone these days. We serve them by supporting their economic plans and paying taxes for programs and actions we disapprove of and yet, even when we win elections we cannot stop them completely.
Our enemy, therefore, is not the democrats but the constant growth of government and the lack of accountability of the elected classes to the people. As I mentioned in my previous essay, we are fighting against greed and the hunger for power and our only hope of achieving our goals is to eliminate the corruption that exists in DC and our state capitals as well as even in our cities, towns and villages if need be. How this would take place is a very good and yet, difficult to answer question.
You can add to this list of elites all the brainwashed true believers (citizens) who embrace socialism all the while saying, ‘It will be different this time’, ‘Our leaders will do it right this time’ while ignoring the human factors of greed, lust and envy that permeates our history and all of the leaders you can read about. You cannot convince these drones that the failings will remain and they refuse to believe that an armed citizen is the best insurance against totalitarianism. These drones are themselves as dangerous as the elites because they willingly surrender their rights that could otherwise protect them from an unjust government.
It is more than doubtful that any of the leadership in DC will allow a meaningful term limits legislation to be passed and all that would do is slow them down. They, the socialists, are too well organized and funded to go quietly into the night and all this would accomplish if term limits were imposed is that they would run carbon copy candidates one after another to replace the last all with the same agenda goals in mind which are to disarm the populace so as to maintain complete control over society without ever the threat of being overthrown in a revolution. They have read of the French Revolution inspired by America’s new found independence and the frequent use of the guillotine by the peasants as they exacted their revenge upon the higher classes for hundreds of years of economic and societal abuse.
If you understand that the enemy is not a political party and that it is the hunger and quest for power and wealth by the political elite you then begin to understand why it is so damn difficult to advance a freedom loving agenda in our nation. They have gone to great lengths to erode our freedom and are now in the process of trying to take our last means of resisting them away from us. I am referring to the neutering of the Second Amendment and our freedom to keep and bear arms.
If this last essential freedom is rendered moot we are fairly well done for as a free nation. They will crow about a safer and better place to be but in the end when the only ones holding a lethal weapon are the government in the form of its soldiers and law enforcement, you are not free. You are a prisoner.
Once a person understands that we are fighting the oligarchs just as the founders fought the crown of England you begin to see the reasons why bargaining and reasoning with the political class in DC is pointless. We could not negotiate with the crown in 1775 just as we cannot change anything in 4 years of Trump because we are fighting not just the 535 elected representatives but also the entire bloated carcass of government agencies and officials in DC as well as our state capitals and our local communities. At some time we will be forced to decide whether we stand as a united group of citizens who oppose any further erosion of our rights in any location within our nation regardless of what has already been enacted to suppress our rights or we will surrender our remaining freedoms piecemeal to an ever burgeoning corrupt leadership class that honestly cares more about staying in power than anything else. We need to restore our nations founding beliefs and reset the government to what it was intended to be: A citizen politician who serves one or two terms and goes home. We must end this class of political elites who have taken our rights away from us a piece at a time.
It is getting to the times when we will be asked to stand and defend the founding of our nation as it was intended. Little else we will be able to do will make any more of a difference than our readiness to resist these oligarchs in DC who are ruling outside of the intent of the founders and who are conspiring to end the United States of America as it was founded, once and for all.