Thursday, June 24, 2010

Slipping Toward Tyranny

V.I. Lenin described unthinking supporters of his dictatorship in the Soviet Union as "useful idiots."

It's time to think.

It's time to ask hard questions.

It's time to become active and vocal.

"Unthinking" people are enabling an administration to build a power base that undermines the very foundations of the greatest nation on the Earth. Our fiscal foundations and our social foundations.

Here are some of the ways it is advancing.

Columnist
Thomas Sowell wrote in the Investors Business Daily this week, "When Adolf Hitler was building up his NAZI movement of the 1920s, leading up to his taking power in the 1930s, he deliberately sought to activate people who did not normally pay much attention to politics."

They were useful.

Sowell says they were particularly susceptible to Hitler's rhetoric and had far less basis for questioning his assumptions and conclusions.

Sowell and others are expressing concern about the $20 billion President Obama is extracting from BP. Not that he or others don't think BP should pay all the damages, whatever the amount----it's the way the President is using the moment.

He and others don't believe the President has constitutional "authority to extract vast sums of money from private enterprise and distribute it as he sees fit to whomever he deems worthy of compensation."

He's right. The Constitution says that private property is not to be confiscated by the government without "due process of the law."

Sowell says, "If you believe the end justifies the means, then you don't believe in constitutional government."

He says, "If the agreement with BP was an isolated event, perhaps we might hope that it would not be a precedent. But there is nothing isolated about it."

Indeed it is not isolated. This is part of a pattern of behavior that leads to tyranny. Each crisis is an opportunity. You will recall that the Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said we cannot allow a "crisis" to go to "waste" as an opportunity to expand the power of government.

The President, it appears, is also overreaching his authority of social issues.

Needing to appease the anger of the homosexual activists who helped elect him he is now announcing that he will arbitrarily take the Family Medical and Leave Act and tweak it to include homosexuals who are living together and raising children.

Can he legally do this?

Many feel, including myself, that his action violates the Defense of Marriage Act---which he has promised to repeal, that clearly defines marriage as between one man and one woman and defines "spouse" as being of the opposite sex.

Tragically, some Christians and Christian leaders continue to maintain that they feel "uncomfortable" addressing the homosexual issues of our day. If the church doesn't lead on moral issues, who will? No wonder our country has to some degree lost its moral compass.

Our Founders knew the importance of Christian leadership in the culture. Hopefully we will discover that importance before we allow an "exceptional" nation with an exceptional destiny, to slip into the dustbin of history as a former city on a hill.

The secular socialists are counting on your silence and detachment from the process.

Ramming through the Obamacare health plan is a colossal example of how a tyrannical government works.

There seems to be a pattern of imperialism---of subverting the Constitution.

And he is counting on the masses to be silent. Uninformed or simply uninterested.

Here's how it works:

America was founded on the fundamental principle stated in the Declaration of Independence---"all people are created equal---endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights."

If you want to create a tyrannical government or dictatorship for that matter, using the mechanisms of a constitutional republic, your actions must fit the historical nature of the society.
The only rightful use of force is to uphold the law, the only just law is that which protects inalienable rights, so, to increase personal power you must "discover" more "rights" and protect them.

This is insidious because it actually puts those who seek power in a position to never have to argue for more power.

This strategy enables them to become the "advocate" for the downtrodden---the disenfranchised. Those with new found rights.

This is exactly what happened with healthcare. For two and a half centuries, America provided opportunity for individuals to prosper and improve their lot in life, in any number of ways. Over time it became apparent that we needed to reform some aspects of our healthcare in America. The secular socialists seized the opportunity to remake the country rather than restore it and redistribute the wealth all in one fell swoop.

Healthcare is now a "right" and they are advocating for the downtrodden.

The far left declared, a couple of months ago, that abortion is now a "right".

Yes we can.

Homosexual "marriage" is now a "right". Social justice. Equality.

The list of new found "rights" is as long as is needed to "remake" America.

Cloaked in deception, public education is re-educating our children to these new "truths" while secular socialists continue to grab power.

Only two things need happen to allow this to continue:

First, remain indifferent, uninformed and detached to cultural moral issues and their consequences. Particularly Christians.

Second, remain silent. Intimidated by political correctness. Don't speak biblical truth to the culture.

That will get us there. Patrick Henry said, "When people forget God, tyrants forge their chains."

Be Vigilant. Be Unafraid. Be Prayerful.

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Gary Randall
President
Faith and Freedom

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4 comments:

  1. What a difference one little letter can make.

    It wasn't that long ago that folks like Gary Randall and Thomas Sowell needed a fainting couch because someone had submitted an ad to an online contest by MoveOn.org which compared Bush to Hitler. Despite the fact this ad never ran and was never endorsed by MoveOn, folks like Gary and Thomas were outraged that anyone would be so uncivil as to compare the President of the United States, The Commander in Chief of our armed forces (in a time of war no less) to Hitler.

    Today we see Thomas comparing the President of the United States, Commander in Chief of our armed forces (still in a time of war) to Hitler with Gary blithely endorsing said comparison.

    So what's changed? Just man who occupies the office, and more importantly the party with which he is affiliated. That's right folks, all you need to do is change that little (R) to a (D) and suddenly things that were previously outrageous and beyond the pale are perfectly acceptable.

    Hypocrisy.

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  2. You are an idiot. This reply is a total red herring, and not even close to the topic of Gary's blog. Quit wasting my time with pseudo-intellectual babble and stay on topic.

    The current President HAS made a major bungle of things. All of the issues Gary so wonderfully and clearly points out are true. From healthcare to expanded rights of perverts, our country is headed down a morally dark path.

    I hope we will wake up and smell the coffee before it is too late!
    As for you - get your own blog for folks like you who want to hear your nonsense. Quit trying to hijack this one.

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  3. "You are an idiot"

    I thought personal insults were against the rules on this comment moderated blog. I guess that only applies if you are insulting conservatives.

    Like I said,

    Hypocrisy.

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  4. 10:09 PM,

    I'm not trying to hijack anything, you moron. Comments on this blog are moderated by FFN and only appear with their approval. The fact that you cannot dispute my point and resort to personal insults, and then whine about my posting here at all (oh, a different point of view! break out the fainting couch and smelling salts!) shows that you lack the ability to defend your views rationally.

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