Joe McCarthy went along with the real fear of Americans that Communists, enemies of the Constitution, enemies of freedom, would of course want to infiltrate the State Department and other organs of government. I mean, how dare he think the Soviet Union would want to put spies in our government?
While those warnings have proved to be oh-so-true, now here comes Kerry and blows the whistle on why these central-planning advocate politicians want to impose a government-enforced “fairness” doctrine, or “equal time” doctrine, for media (hint: it has nothing at all to do with fairness or balance):
He says the media should suppress ideas that “everybody” knows are not true. What’s next? Maybe Kerry will next introduce a bill creating a new “Ministry of Truth” like the one in Orwell’s nightmarish totalitarian world of his novel “1984”.
Are students still reading that book? They should be. I don’t know if George Orwell remained a socialist after writing it, maybe he thought he was warning against the “worst ones” like Stalin, but even if so it still stands as a monumental warning and testament against socialism altogether, and against all socialistic policies, all policies that give any government more power.
Fascism = Naziism = Socialism = National Socialism = International Socialism.
It’s a testimony against the gullible for ignorance that Kerry’s own supporters did not recoil aghast at this blatant criticism against the natural right of free speech recognized in the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.
But there is hope waiting in the sidelines. I think the infrastructure is pretty much in place to finish off illusions of freedom in the USA and the last superficial respect for it, at best to throw an unmitigated economic disaster our way if they don’t get their way, but there are a couple of things that are positive developments in our time.
One, lots of people are waking up to what is going on, people of all backgrounds. Most of them are figuratively gathering around Ron Paul as a focal point for the new awareness and new appreciation for freedom from central-planning mandates. No matter whether the mandates are political or economic, they are encroachments on our natural rights. Not all are lined up with all of Ron Paul’s ideas, but even some of those are starting to realize he represents the best ideas for saving what’s left of respect for freedom.
Two, even the youth and the left gullible are listening to the libertarian message with its walking example of an honest champion in Ron Paul. The idea is intoxicating of a politician who is in it to give more power to the people instead of themselves, instead of saying they need more power to “solve problems” (wink wink). Instead we have someone who has consistently voted against his own material interests saying the “political class”should give up power back to the people, to the individual, in order to let them solve problems much better.
Three, Ron Paul providing a focal point for this new movement, this honest intellectual revolution, is an example of the application of true Christian principles to federal governance. This is helping Christians break free of the straitjacket of what they are told to think by their own brand of Pharisees who beat the drums for a Constantine government instead of for the freedom to “make disciples of all nations”. Making disciples requires interacting with individuals with love, and sharing the gospel with them instead of invading their countries to “make” them into “democracies”.
The founders who articulated well-established principles of government into the Constitution and the Christian leaders, the devout Bible-believing Christians who forced the Bill of Rights into the constitutional package from the beginning, they said it themselves.
The same Christian politicians and writers who today invoke them for their own kind of “moral central planning” refer to quotes by them to prove they were believers, which for the most part they were, saying that this constitution or the republican form of government works only for a moral and religious people.
If a people or a culture doesn’t have a foundation of respect for your neighbor, meaning the real-life application of the Golden Rule, then any republic or “democracy” you set up will tend to be a sham.
The United States has a strong tradition since its inception of respect for the individual and for personal responsibility, coupled with another strong tradition of private charity.
These are the kinds of ideas that are bringing Christians away from demands for more Pharisee government into a philosophy that emulates more individualism as Jesus thought of it, whose kingdom is not of this world. His kingdom is in the hearts of men, not in the rule of men.
Well I went into some parenthetical related thoughts but the point is that Christians are learning to come to respect the limits of government and that you cannot just put a just man, or men, in power to issue commands that all subjects act in moral righteousness, it simply will not work and it will corrupt the idea with man’s corruption, and you can prove it by simply looking at what secular power did to the Church throughout history, with Catholics and Protestants alike.
In some cases, you can see God‘s hand in history. It’s not that any leader was perfect by any means, but just as Nebuchadnezzar was “my [God’s] servant”, God will use certain leaders sometimes to help move the world to one in which there is more peace. Sometimes it’s directly, sometimes indirectly, but eventually Christians have the end of the story in the Bible.
The fourth point to this list is that Ron Paul, the faithful Christian who says he looks to his Christian faith in everything he does, and proves it because his walk has matched his talk, is providing a testimony against the militant atheist proselytizers who say Christianity is intrinsically abusive (because they do not understand what they’re talking about).
He is providing no end of confusion for some militant “Ayn Rand” followers, who claimed that Christianity was inherently dictatorial and anti-freedom.
It’s like I’ve shared with some Ron Paul supporters, “gay” and atheists, we would rather be able to remove the distraction of central government mandates in order to love them into the kingdom. A forced conversion to morality is no conversion at all, and it’s better they decide to do what’s right for themselves and others, rather than telling them to and expecting them to just obey.