02/14/2009 (10:54 am)
Here’s another installment in my continuing effort to educate us all regarding what it is we’re losing as America becomes a socialist oligarchy with meaningless voting rights, so that when we explain it, it’s clear, and when we get the opportunity to rebuild it, we build the right thing. It’s roughly 10½ minutes long. Watch:
The video argues that in point of fact, America must choose between a limited, constitutional republic and an oligarchy. The argument is basically sound, given that both anarchy and pure democracy tend merely to be short-lived transitions leading to oligarchy. His claim that pure monarchy is never truly government by one person is a bit of a stretch — there certainly is such a thing as a personality cult government, and names like Kim Il Sung, Mao Zedong, and Fidel Castro come to mind — but he’s at least correct in observing that such a government is merely a special case of “high control” government.
His political spectrum classification is absolutely correct, profound, and essential to keep in mind. The distinction between “far left” and “far right” governments is artificial, distinguishing only between the reasons they offer for a few men controlling the lives of all other men. The real, meaningful distinction lies in the degree of control and power granted to a government, not in the reasons they offer to achieve it.
His claim that a certain, limited amount of government is essential to defend liberty is also correct. That level is arguably something like a tenth to a twentieth of our current government’s size and power, based on the success of earlier America with a government that small.
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Comment by Marion A. Valentine
Educating a Foster Child
Some of us have another dependent.
Last November 53% of Americans were so mentally immature they voted for a NANNY Government to take care of them
and supply their every need from the cradle to the grave. The 46% of us who do not need a NANNY, who took advantage of
the opportunities there for every person who is willing to make the effort, has just been given guardianship over the 53% who voted for
a Nanny. Those of us who made the effort to study in school,Worked hard and advanced on our jobs, and gained enough wealth to
take care of ourselves and our families and still have enough to give others a helping hand, we, without choice or recourse will have
our hard EARNED money stolen from us to care for the 53% of mentally immature Americans.
We must condition our new foster children that the best schools, the best teachers, the best equipment cannot teach them anything,
but CAN give them the opportunity to learn, and that opportunity is offered in ALL American schools.
We must some how dispel the belief they have that someone or something else is responsible for their condition,
We must dispel their belief that they are victims, therefore are OWED something someone else has EARNED
When our foster child takes responsibility for his/her actions, is able to sustain him/herself, and defend him/herself.
We can say that we were good foster parents.
Comment by Felipe
I saw this video in revleft.com (morons), one of them said “if a republic is the rule of law as opposed to the rule of the mob, then who makes the laws?”…. I think thats a misconception, the republic’s constitution is the higher law of the country that guaranties respect for the property and rights of all their citizens and according to that principles all the other laws are created by representatives elected by the people who also must respect and honor the constitution.