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The Federalist Papers John Jay #2
I'm not going to post the whole thing but here is a link if you are interested. https://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/fed02.asp Instead I will discuss portions of it I think are vitally important.
"Nothing is more certain than the indispensable necessity of government, and it is equally undeniable, that whenever and however it is instituted, the people must cede to it some of their natural rights in order to vest it with requisite powers."
What is important here is the recognition that the people have natural rights and the only powers of the government exist as a derivative of those rights. Thus to me it logically follows that:
a) the government has no power where the people have not ceded it,
b) any power granted can be withdrawn because natural rights are exclusive to the people.
"With equal pleasure I have as often taken notice that Providence has been pleased to give this one connected country to one united people--a people descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, very similar in their manners and customs, and who, by their joint counsels, arms, and efforts, fighting side by side throughout a long and bloody war, have nobly established general liberty and independence."
Well so much for diversity. But this is the point of the old axiom about the "melting pot" of America. Notice one never hears this term any more. Now why is that? And what does it mean? It means when you/an immigrant arrive on our shores you accept our traditions and values as your own. And those values are liberty and prosperity. Today there are those who arrive and refuse to sublimate their values and beliefs and instead seek to undermine and destroy the country. Why would we allow this? I don't know.
IT was clear from listening to the democrat debates they are appealing to people who hate this country and everything it stands for---yet they are seeking entrance into the highest office of the country they presumably despise. Surely that contradiction is evident to anyone with a little common sense. So why would they pander to people who hate the country (yet remain here, and support the migration of millions more into the country they hate)? The answer is simple. It is much easier to destroy a country from within than from without. Does it not follow then that they must also despise liberty and prosperity? Lets see, the opposite of liberty is tyranny, and the opposite of prosperity is poverty. It follows then that tyranny and poverty are the preeminent values of those that hate this country.
I submit that the leaders of perhaps both parties cherish the power of tyranny and relish the idea of an impoverished people to rule. In the past few years they have kept these principals quietly to themselves while working in secret to bring about these results. But the mask has slipped and their true intentions are boldly on display.
Anyway I offer this as food for thought---I don't know about the rest of you but I'm buying more ammo today. This situation can only end one of two ways. Either the enemies of the country succeed in destroying it and turning into another poverty stricken banana republic tyranny, or there is an open hot civil war and our side wins; and restores the republic as it was designed. If we fail and get killed in the process, well fine with me I'd rather be dead than live in the wretched gulag the power brokers think is a new "paradise". Screw them and their "paradise" .
I will simply say this much. My tornado evac bag is setting next to the door. Two weeks worth if I need to evacuate due to emergency conditions. Seeing if I can squeeze a few more from it.
"Never root through the trash once the garbage has been dragged to the curb. You get messy, your neighbors see you do it, and what you thought was worth digging for is never as valuable as you thought it was."- Rollo Tomassi