The America I was born into is dead.
When I was a kid, school prayer was legal and abortion, pornography and gambling weren’t. There weren’t such things as school shootings – ever. Mothers didn’t murder their children. God could be mentioned in public without triggering a lawsuit. Local governments didn’t seize property under eminent domain and then grant it to their developer buddies for “the public good.” Illegal immigration wasn’t heroic it was illegal. The only crooked elections were in Chicago. And the communists trying to bring us down were in the Kremlin, not the White House.
Sometimes I feel as if I’m stuck in some alternate universe like the one in that old Star Trek episode where Spock had a beard and the Federation was evil. I always used to wonder if in that universe the Klingons were the good guys. Now I read about Putin’s Russia standing up for the traditional values of Western Civilization against Islam and homosexuality. A ruthless, “ex”-communist dictator seems to be the closest thing we have to heroic in this perverse reality we live in.
There’s a lot of talk about how Conservatives can reverse the rot after the next election. They talk about retaking control of the Republican Party and turning out the Progressives. But that won’t bring back the country we used to have. Even if Conservatives did wrest control of the Republican Party from the Neo-Cons, swept the elections winning a majority everywhere and then enacted every piece of dream legislation: abolishing the IRS, the EPA, the Department of Education, the Federal Reserve and the NSA, it could all be overturned after the next election.
The problem isn’t an all-powerful government grown out of control. It’s the half of the population that voted for that in the first place. Half the population likes the freebies they get. Half the population wants a big, powerful government to stick it to the 1%. They want a massive surveillance state to protect them from gun owners and those crazy religious fanatics on the right that “want to establish an American theocracy.” You could wave a magic legislative wand and restore America to what it was and those people would immediately dive right back in to undo everything. You’d only be one election away from having it right back like it is today.
Now that half the population is no longer a “moral and religious people” the constitution we used to have can’t hold them back from doing what they want to do. It’s an obstacle to “doing good.”
Some reformers go to the extreme of working for a constitutional convention to “restore” limited government. But this is a dangerous fantasy. Such a convention would either have to exclude representatives of half the population from participation, or else risk them hijacking it. They’d give us a new constitution more suitable for the amoral and irreligious people we’re becoming, closer to the Soviet constitution. They’d delete the Bill of Rights the first day and go downhill from there.
The country is the way it is because the people who live in it are no longer the people who lived in it when I was a child. The small minority of leftist redistributionists then has swollen into a horde estimated by Mitt Romney in the last election as “47%.” His estimate was a little off. The redistributionist candidate in that election actually got 52% of the vote. Over half the people in the country like the way things are. They’re against “reform.” If anything, they wish things were even more in the direction we’ve been going.
And no amount of preaching the virtues of limited government will make any difference. They don’t believe it. They believe the very opposite. Those who stand for freedom are seen as mere stooges for the 1%, uneducated, redneck fools full of racial hatred and homophobia. In a perfect world the redistributionists would put them in mental institutions and reeducate their children into “tolerance.” And they’re working toward that perfect world.
Elections will make no difference. At best all Conservatives can hope for is to obfuscate and delay that future. We certainly can’t roll anything back, even without the obstruction of Progressive Republicans. Half the country is already against us.
As Lincoln said in 1858, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” He predicted that Civil War. And another one is coming. Unless one side surrenders and allows itself to be reeducated (and fat chance that’ll be the Progressives) war is inevitable. If Conservatives couldn’t win in 2012, when everybody knew the truth about Obama and his agenda, what makes them think they can win in the future? The Progressives are using their power now to ensure through IRS harassment, selective prosecutions (like Dinesh D’Souza’s) and outright fraud that they never lose again. America has been “fundamentally changed” and it cannot be turned back. Not through elections. Once Conservatives understand this, hot heads will be calling for revolution.
But violence isn’t going to do anything but destroy the country. Any Conservative who advocates a revolution hasn’t thought it through. Even if you win the war, half the population is still against you. Even if you win, if you restore the old constitution, after the first free election you’ll be right back where we are today. You can’t let Progressives vote their conscience because those consciences want everything you believe in destroyed. We can’t go back. Not to where we came from.
And you can’t go forward. Establishing a dictatorial “limited government” that outlaws Progressive candidates and campaigning goes against everything we stand for. We can’t have the old America with the new people who live here now, even before they import millions of Third Worlders to permanently change the voting base. The only solution is to change their hearts. But why are their hearts in the wrong place?
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” – Edmund Burke
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. (Matthew 28:18-20)
Jesus commanded us to make disciples… and we did nothing. The reason the country is in the fix it is today is because our grandparents, parents and ourselves have not made disciples like we were commanded to. We played church and didn’t stand up for what was right. We let the Progressives take the Bible out of public schools and did nothing. We let them legalize pot, abortion and pornography. We let them debase TV shows and movies. We didn’t do what was right because it wasn’t “popular.” We let the will of the people determine things, not the will of God. And now we’re going to reap the consequences of our disobedience.
Set the trumpet to thy mouth. He shall come as an eagle against the house of the LORD, because they have transgressed my covenant, and trespassed against my law. Israel shall cry unto me, My God, we know thee. Israel hath cast off the thing that is good: the enemy shall pursue him. They have set up kings, but not by me: they have made princes, and I knew it not: of their silver and their gold have they made them idols, that they may be cut off. Thy calf, O Samaria, hath cast thee off; mine anger is kindled against them: how long will it be ere they attain to innocency? For from Israel was it also: the workman made it; therefore it is not God: but the calf of Samaria shall be broken in pieces. For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: it hath no stalk: the bud shall yield no meal: if so be it yield, the strangers shall swallow it up. Israel is swallowed up: now shall they be among the Gentiles as a vessel wherein is no pleasure. For they are gone up to Assyria, a wild ass alone by himself: Ephraim hath hired lovers. Yea, though they have hired among the nations, now will I gather them, and they shall sorrow a little for the burden of the king of princes. Because Ephraim hath made many altars to sin, altars shall be unto him to sin. I have written to him the great things of my law, but they were counted as a strange thing. They sacrifice flesh for the sacrifices of mine offerings, and eat it; but the LORD accepteth them not; now will he remember their iniquity, and visit their sins: they shall return to Egypt. For Israel hath forgotten his Maker, and buildeth temples; and Judah hath multiplied fenced cities: but I will send a fire upon his cities, and it shall devour the palaces thereof. (Hosea 8:1-14)
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