About Me

In writing the "About Me" portion of this blog I thought about the purpose of the blog - namely, preventing the growth of Socialism & stopping the Death Of Democracy in the American Republic & returning her to the "liberty to abundance" stage of our history. One word descriptions of people's philosophies or purposes are quite often inadequate. I feel that I am "liberal" meaning that I am broad minded, independent, generous, hospitable, & magnanimous. Under these terms "liberal" is a perfectly good word that has been corrupted over the years to mean the person is a left-winger or as Mark Levin more accurately wrote in his book "Liberty & Tyranny" a "statist" - someone looking for government or state control of society. I am certainly not that & have dedicated the blog to fighting this. I believe that I find what I am when I consider whether or not I am a "conservative" & specifically when I ask what is it that I am trying to conserve? It is the libertarian principles that America was founded upon & originally followed. That is the Return To Excellence that this blog is named for & is all about.

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Midterms Provide An Opportunity To Check Biden/Harris Progressive Agenda

Progressivism is defined as a philosophical movement intent on "progressing" or moving beyond the principles and practices of the American Founding.  This movement has accelerated in recent years to not only moving beyond but to tearing down America - our holidays, statues of our history, renaming schools for people we honor, & finding everything rotten with America - the most generous country in the world.  If you don't agree, name another.

Sadly, the Progressives have been able to gin up factions that spread discontent when & where there should be none.  

Teaching critical race theory in schools, starting with telling seven year olds that their parents are racists & continuing the brainwashing right through college with Marxist training that life is a class struggle not a unifying experience of cooperation like in a free enterprise system where everyone is free to rise to whatever level of happiness & satisfaction their talents take them has become the Progressives' standard indoctrination.

The ten most dangerous cities in America have Progressive Democrat mayors.  These mayors work hand in hand with George Soros funded DAs to form the basis of the soft on crime movement where criminals are let loose within hours of being arrested to terrorise communities all over again.  This feeds on itself so that a demoralized police force is seeing retirements & resignations go up while applications for new officers are way down amid calls to "defund the police."  Who wants the police defunded in their communities or neighborhoods?  Who else would you call for help other than the police if you see a violent crime being committed - like in your own house?

We are being taken for a ride by the Biden/Harris administration coupled with a Progressive Democrat controlled House & Senate.  As much as I have come to dislike the Republican Party, the only practical way to stop us from being taken further in a fundamentally bad direction by Biden/Harris is to vote for Republicans in the midterms so that Democrats lose control of Congress.  This will provide a constitutional check on Biden/Harris.

The enduring power of the Constitution is not that it is words on a piece of parchment but rather the structure of the government it created, & particularly the separation of powers, provides an opportunity @ times like this to reign in a rogue Executive Branch.  Midterm elections provide a mid course correction opportunity - & one is needed now.

Subscribers to this blog have told me they are paying as much attention to the midterms as they do to a presidential election because of the importance of putting a check on Biden/Harris.  Left unchecked by an invigorated newly elected Democrat controlled Congress with even bigger majorities means we can't count on Manchin & Sinema to be the last line of defense again.  Eliminating the Senate filibuster, packing the Supreme Court with Progressive justices who ignore the Constitution, & admitting Washington DC & Puerto Rico as states are some of the threats that will be made good if just a slightly bigger Democrat majority in Congress, than we have now, prevails in the midterms.

Biden campaigned for President as a moderate who could unite the country, but he has followed AOC, Bernie Sanders, & Elizabeth Warren to such a great extent, that he is so all-in the Progressive movement that he nominated the first Black woman to the Supreme Court who was so "woke" she could not say what a woman is because she is not a biologist.  Who could think her obvious attempt to hide something during her confirmation hearing will turn out well for America as she sits on the bench of the Supreme Court?

Every Democrat in the House has voted to support the Progressive Biden/Harris administration well over 90% of the time (my Congressman votes with Biden 99% of the time & with Pelosi 100% - sources FiveThirtyEight & Propublica respectively) & it is this lockstep in a fundamentally bad direction that calls for an overwhelming Republican victory on November 8.  Democrats do not deserve to be reelected.

Below is a recent article by Dennis Prager, regular columnist on the Right & Free blog that I subscribe to.  Dennis provides a vivid account of America's societal breakdown that can start to be turned around on November 8.

Parental Authority Is the Basis of Civilization by Dennis Prager

As most Americans now realize, America is experiencing a societal breakdown. This should be obvious to anyone, even those facilitating this breakdown as they openly acknowledge they seek to break down American society.

This is a society that teaches its youngest citizens a suicidal lie: that America was founded in 1619, that it was built on slavery and that even today it is systemically racist. At the same time, it does not teach the fundamental moral fact that every culture practiced slavery — Arab, Muslim, African, Asian, Native American — and usually more viciously (e.g., Arab slave masters routinely castrated black slaves so that they could not reproduce) than in America.

This is a society that robs its youngest of sexual innocence. Teachers — nearly all of them women, the sex that society has always regarded as the natural guardians of sexual innocence — now routinely sexualize young people with discussions of sexual behavior and by having drag queens perform for them.

This is a society that has taken as a given that there are more than two sexes; that has Jewish and Christian clergy sign emails with "preferred pronouns"; that will praise the Disney Corporation for dropping all references to "boys and girls" from its theme park announcements.

This is a society in which refusing to say that men give birth can lead to social banning and the loss of one's job and income.

This is a society that encourages violent crime. It elects prosecutors who allow violent criminals to avoid having to pay bail. Its elites advocate defunding police. It keeps raising the dollar amount of stolen goods that constitutes a felony. In short, America is now a society in which the dominant message to would-be criminals is that crime pays.

This is a society in which fewer and fewer young people are marrying, fewer are having children, and more and are having children without being married, usually without a father in the life of the child.

This all began with the demise of moral authority — and moral, social and intellectual chaos is the inevitable result.

Prior to the 1960s, America had moral authority — God, country, parents, the Bible, teachers, police, and clergy.

Not one of them is a normative authority today.

Starting in the 1960s, each one was overthrown. The '60s motto "Never trust anyone over 30" perfectly embodied this — given that every one of these was older than 30. Soon, teachers were called by their first names and frequently talked back to, even cursed; on college campuses, "America" was often spelled "Amerika," and the flag is now declared a symbol of white supremacy; police were referred to as "pigs"; clergy were rendered irrelevant; the American motto, "In God we trust," was ignored or mocked; and the Bible went from the dominant book in American life to the trash heap of history.

Most important, parental authority rapidly declined.

Moral stability — in other words, civilization — is dependent on parental authority. Once that breaks down, all the others mentioned here also break down.

If you look at the two tablets of the Ten Commandments, you will notice that each tablet has five commandments. The first five are laws between man and God, while the second five commandments govern behavior toward fellow human beings (do not murder, steal, etc.). The first four "rest" on the Fifth; and the second four "rest" on the Tenth.

Taking the second tablet first, the four commandments that precede the Tenth depend on obedience to the Tenth Commandment. When people murder, commit adultery, steal or offer false testimony, it is almost always because they "covet" what their neighbor has — his property, his animals, his spouse.

Likewise, the first four commandments regarding God as the One Moral Authority rest on people obeying the Fifth Commandment: "Honor your father and mother."

Parental moral authority is the vehicle to divine moral authority. That is why the Fifth Commandment, to honor one's parents, is the only human-to-human commandment on the first tablet. It is also the only one of the Ten Commandments that promises a reward — "that your days on the land will be lengthened" and "so that it goes well with you." You will have a long-lived civilization and things will go well with you when parents have moral authority.

Beginning in the '60s, parents stopped telling their children what to do and instead began asking them to do things. Parents became much more interested in being loved by their children than in being honored by their children. Children stopped fearing parents, and parents began fearing their children. Parents became much more interested in their children's feelings than in their behavior.

Today, elementary schools and high schools work to diminish all parental authority. The most obvious example is hiding from parents that their 10-year-old says he or she is not their biological sex. And should a parent tell his or her 10-year-old, "This is not so, you were born a boy and you are a boy" or "You were born a girl and you are a girl," those parents run the risk of having the child taken away from them, not to mention severe condemnation from doctors, psychotherapists and social workers.

One result of the breakdown of parental authority is that we probably have more child-parent alienation than at any time in American history. There are millions of parents whose adult child will not talk to them — many of them because of the way the parent voted (if the parent voted for former President Donald Trump, not if the parent voted for Hillary Clinton or President Joe Biden).

The bottom line is this: when parents don't rule the home, chaos will rule society. And chaos always breeds tyranny. So, the choice is stark — either we have strong parents, or we will have a strong state.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Doug - Great article, enjoyed. Three weeks from today we will see the fireworks. We will hope for a good outcome.