Skip to comments.November Is a Plebiscite On the American Revolution
Posted on 05/01/2012 2:26:07 AM PDT by Kaslin
Election Day 2012 will not be a presidential election. It will be a plebiscite.
Americans will not only be voting for a president (and a House and a third of the Senate). They will be participating in a plebiscite on the definition of America.
If Americans re-elect the Democrat, Barack Obama, they will have announced that America should be like Western European countries -- governed by left-wing values. Americans will have decided that America's value system -- "Liberty," "In God We Trust," "E Pluribus Unum" -- should be replaced.
The election in November is therefore a plebiscite on the American Revolution. The usual description of presidential elections -- "the most important in our lifetime" -- is true this time. In fact, it may be the most important election since the Civil War, and possibly since America's founding.
The left knows what is at stake. And the most left-wing president in American history knows what is at stake. Candidate Obama announced shortly before the 2008 election, "We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America."
He described the left's aim perfectly: to fundamentally transform America. It seeks to replace Liberty, In God We Trust, and E Pluribus Unum.
That is what "fundamentally transform" means. In fact, those words are proof that American values and leftist values are fundamentally opposed to one another.
The right, on the other hand, seeks to maintain America's values. Conservatives want to improve America, but, as its name implies, conservatism seeks to conserve, not transform.
"Liberty" means, first and foremost, limited government -- because bigger government means less individual liberty. "In God We Trust" means that America must be rooted in Creator-based values. There are no inalienable rights if no rights derive from God. And "E Pluribus Unum" means the assumption of an American identity by all citizens regardless of their racial, ethnic or national background.
The left seeks to replace Liberty with Equality. Material inequality is the great evil, and if individual liberty needs to be sacrificed to attain equality, so be it.
Creator-based values are to be replaced by government-based values. "God-fearing" is to be replaced by "State-fearing." God must be removed from schools and wherever else the left can succeed in doing so.
"E Pluribus Unum" is to be replaced by multiculturalism. For leftism, the very words "American identity" conjure up chauvinism, if not fascism.
For these reasons, this election is not just a choice between a Democrat and a Republican. It is between Americanism and leftism.
This does not mean that left-wing Americans are un-American or unpatriotic -- or that they do not love their country. The conflict between Americanism and leftism is between ideas, not between decent and indecent people. But it is an unfortunate fact of life that decent people can believe in bad ideas. If this were not so, few of the greatest evils would ever have occurred.
If this election is indeed a plebiscite on America, Mitt Romney cannot campaign solely, or even primarily, on the state of the economy. First, what if the economy even slightly improves? What happens then to Governor Romney's appeal? Moreover, relying for one's success on the suffering of one's fellow Americans is morally as well as politically perilous. Second, Americans want to vote for more than an economic Mr. Fix-It, as desirable as such a person is.
So, too, Mr. Romney should not overly personalize his campaign. He is running against Obama, but Barack Obama is not the biggest issue. The left's desire to transform America is the biggest issue. Barack Obama is to be opposed because he is a man of the left.
Mitt Romney and the entire Republican Party need to describe this election as the plebiscite on America that it is. The most urgent task in American life is to make clear, and then repeat as often as possible: leftist values and American values are in conflict.
Instead of asking, "Are you better off than you were three years ago?" Every Republican needs to ask, every day, "Do you want to fundamentally transform America?" If they do, Barack Obama is their man. If they don't, Mitt Romney is.
The 2012 Election has already been rigged for vote fraud and no viable choice in Presidential candidates, so it is neither a legitimate election or a plebiscite. It’s simply totalitarian vote fraud and election rigging. Willard Mitt Romney’s father was an admirer of Saul Alinsky, the socialist/communist activist whose organization trained numerous socialist-communist radicals such as Hillar Rodham and Barack Hussein Obama in the socialist-communist subversion tactics and strategies.
Did not know that
Not surprising though, from followers of the con man Joe Smith
See one of the sources with photographs of their meeting at:
Mitt Romneys Mentor, his Father, a Fan of Saul Alinsky
January 26, 2012, 4:24 pm By Arlen Williams
Today’s protests by OWS today could very well be a gift to Romney by default.
Aw, come on now. Has whiskey gone to your head? I would say the major point of this is well taken—that America should decide if it really wants to fundamentally change. If so, it will be going down further and faster than ever dreamed.
See the photographs of George Romney meeting with and praising Alinsky. Read the histories about George Romney’s candidacy and background. The strategy of infiltrating oppositon political parties and subverting them by putting agents in the leadership positions is as age old as the Bolshevist overthrow of the Russian Duma nearly a century ago is celebrated by communists and Bolshevists on this May 1st anniversary. Many people have warned for decades about this threat to the republican form of government while others scoffed. Now the time has come when the price for incredulity comes due. Ignorance of history carries a high price when you become doomed to relive many of its more lethal consequences.
God, what an ass! Of course they don't love this country. The Constitution IS this country and they hate that. They hate almost all of what it stands for. They only like the PARTS that they can bastardize to their own use.
I am sick of people like Prager running cover for these tyrants.
Prager is an idiot.
Plebiscite on the American Revolution my ass. Its more akin to a choice between the Brits and the loyalists.
And if Romney wins, America will be governed by slightly less left-wing values - and those left-wing values will be embraced and affirmed by much of the GOP instead of being opposed.
Where is the choice in the big questions in this election? Choices such as government-mandated health care? Crony-driven bailouts? Abortion? Gun rights?
The choice is down-ticket. It sure as heck ain't at the top of th ticket for either party.
Sadly, they will announce the same thing if they vote for the GOP's candidate. Most Americans despise Obamam now not just because he despises America, but because he's a liberal, and they now see what being a liberal truly means to the American way. So why vote for another self-absorbed liberal who will continue the downward spiral?
Much like many of our FReeper Friends that beat the, "I hate mittens so much, that I'd rather have obama for 4 more year, so we can blame the end of America on the demonRATS".
Yeah, the house burned down, and the kids all died, but it wasn't my fault, I told them not to play with matches, oh well, I didn't do it.
My conscience is clear, and I told them over and over, that I'd never, ever, ever, vote for that business man with 5 sons, one wife for 46 years, because he is a __________.
The Presidential election is now a freak show thanks to the GOP, who refuses to fight for conservatism and our constitution. The real long term battles are for grass roots conservative control of congressional and senate seats at federal and state levels.
“The Presidential election is now a freak show thanks to the GOP, who refuses to fight for conservatism and our constitution. The real long term battles are for grass roots conservative control of congressional and senate seats at federal and state levels.”
Bravo, Well said!
Love me some Prager. Thanks for the post.
Using the current vernacular, Prager seems to be making a correct statement; however, the word "values" has been so badly misused, misinterpreted, and mangled in recent years that more clarification is needed in order for conservative voters to respond meaningfully. "American values," in order to be meaningful, must refer to the enduring principles underlying the Declaration of Independence and incorporated into the Constitution's limits and restraints on men/women in government.
Prager's new book, "Still the Best Hope," expounds on the uniquely American ideas which all conservatives should fight to preserve in the ongoing fight for individual liberty and against tyranny.
Part of our problem is that so-called "progressives" have been working for decades to bring America to this deciding moment. The groundwork has been laid in many areas, but much of that work occurred in the schools of the nation.
The following is excerpted from a series entitled, "Lessons on Liberty," by La Vaughn G. Lewis, Co-Editor, "Our Ageless Constitution" & "Rediscovering the Ideas of Liberty." The "Lesson" contrasts the Founders' Ideas of Liberty" to be taught to rising generations, with the Counterfeit Ideas being promoted in the so-called "public schools" of America for decades.
The God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time; the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them. (Jefferson - 1774)
Statesmen may plan and speculate for Liberty, but it is Religion and Morality alone which can establish the principles upon which Freedom can securely stand. (John Adams - 1775)
The Sacred Rights of Mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the Hand of the Divinity itself, and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power. (Alexander Hamilton)
Without God, there could be no American form of government, nor an American way of life. Recognition of the Supreme Being is the first and the most basic expression of Americanism. Thus the founding fathers saw it, and thus, with Gods help, it will continue to be. (Dwight Eisenhower)
The same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the globe, the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God. (John F. Kennedy - 1961 Inaugural)
it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly implore His protection and favor .(George Washington)
Now the virtue which had been infused into the Constitution and was to give it the stability and duration to which it was destined, was no other than those abstract principles proclaimed in the Declaration of Independencenamely, the self-evident truths of the unalienable rights of man the sovereignty of the people, always subordinate to a rule of right and wrong, and always responsible to the Supreme Ruler of the universe for the rightful exercise of that sovereign power. (John Quincy Adams, on the occasion of The Jubilee of the Constitution - 1839)
"Today, across our nation, we see consequences of decades of gross neglect and outright censorship of the Founders ideas from textbooks and from our public discourse. We have allowed counterfeit ideas to dominate the public square, and the Founders principles have been crowded out. Unwittingly, many teachers and other unknowing officials have participated in the agenda of an unelected mind-controlling elite whose tyrannical actions have robbed generations of Americans from reading or studying the ideas that made America free. Like termites, they have eroded our foundations as effectively as if they had burned the books. Yet, not once have they been willing to call it by its rightful namecensorship. Once, in America, stifling ideas about the Creator and Creator-endowed liberty was considered unthinkable. . . .
"The ideas of liberty must be passed on from generation to generation if liberty is to survive. These ideas, when they are allowed to be examined freely, will prevail, because their appeal is to reason and to the love for liberty that is deep in the human heart. John Adams warned: The people of America now have the best opportunity and the greatest trust in their hands, that Providence ever committed to so small a number if they betray their trust, their guilt will merit even greater punishment than other nations have suffered, and the indignation of Heaven.
The idea of God is the keystone of a perverted society. The true root of liberty, equality and culture is atheism. (Karl Marx)
Our thinking is enlightened in the degree in which we cease to depend upon belief in the supernatural. (John Dewey, father of progressive education and 1st President of American Humanist Society)
democracy is a human faith and movement, unencumbered by supernatural preconceptions. (John Childs, a protégé of John Dewey at Columbia)
the majority of our youth still hold the values of their parents, and if we do not alter this pattern, if we do not resocialize ourselves to accept change, our society may decay. (John Goodlad, 1971 Report to President, Schooling for the Future)
As in 1933, humanists still believe that traditional theism, especially a faith in the prayer-hearing God, who is assumed to love and care for persons, to hear and understand their prayers, and be able to do something about them, is an unproved and outmoded faith. (Humanist Manifesto II, 1973)
the most important factor moving us toward a secular society has been the educational factor. Our schools may not teach Johnny to read properly, but the fact that Johnny is in school until he is sixteen tends to lead toward elimination of religious superstition. (Paul Blanshard, The Humanist, March-April, 1976)
It [the Natl. Education Associations publication list] includes the delegitimizing of all authority save that of the state, the degradation of traditional morality and the encouragement of citizens in general and children in particular to despise the rules and customs that make their society a functional democracy. The NEA is drifting into exceedingly dangerous waters, and probably carrying more than a few teachers and pupils with it. (Chester E. Finn, Jr., Asst. Sec. Of Education & Prof. Of Education & Public Policy, Vanderbilt Univ., 1982)
Now, my countrymen, if you have been taught doctrines which conflict with the great landmarks of the Declaration of Independence
let me entreat you to come back. Return to the fountains whose waters spring close to the blood of the Revolution. (Abraham Lincoln)
There will be insurrection in November,and it doesn’t matter who wins....our side wins, 0bama’s loonies will riot and be looking for a beatdown on us “racists”. 0bama wins,we won’t stand for it,knowing where it’s going to lead. It’s going to be very,very ugly,and it’s already scary. Gird your loins-in every way possible.