Even though the next election is one and a half years away, there are a swarm of declared candidates for president, including self-declared Socialists.
The main talking point of a Socialist is that they come close to promising that everyone in the country, including illegal immigrants, will receive free college, free healthcare, a Federally guaranteed job, while also passing some form of a Green New Deal, among other things that will cost We the Taxpayer untold trillions of dollars, and ultimately cripple - and destroy - our economy. Our country.
Some of this comes from twisting words in our U.S. Constitution or not even knowing what it says.
Such as: altering words in the Preamble to “provide for the general welfare.” It does NOT say that. It DOES say, “provide for the common defence” AND “promote the general Welfare.”
Promote the general welfare, is not providing welfare.
They completely disregard the fact that there is nothing in our U.S. Constitution stating that Congress has the power or authority to tax We the People to fund any type of benevolent, goodwill-type programs.
In fact, James Madison, our 4th president and the “Father of the Constitution,” states, in no uncertain terms, “I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents.”
They do it anyway because We the People keep voting them into office, instead of finding candidates who will actually abide by, and adhere to, their Oath of Office “to support and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
The problem for America is that there are people (i.e., voters) who actually believe all this free stuff can happen and they will be able to have a guaranteed job and life will be wonderful.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
This is the direct result of the dumbing down of America. There have been several books written about this, the first over 25 years ago. We have been dumbed down.
The evidence is all around.
Take a look at some of the high school Advanced Placement textbooks and see what they are teaching our children. Well, for those who can read proficiently, which is a whole other topic.
Think about it.
Even politicians today have no idea how our government is set up, nor how it is supposed to run. Kamala Harris (D-CA) said that government has three functions: public health, public safety and public education. (Wrong!) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has said there are three “chambers” of government: the presidency, the Senate and the House. (Oops!) Meanwhile, Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), a 30+ year vet on Capitol Hill, declared that there are “two" co-equal branches of government, the president and Congress. (Ahem!) There are probably countless other examples.
(Note, two of the above elected representatives have declared their candidacy to be our president.)
If they had read and understood our U.S. Constitution, they would know that there are three branches of government: Legislative, Executive and Judicial. And they might even then know their actual job responsibilities (such as protecting our states and not allowing illegal immigrants free, undocumented passage into our country and then providing them with food, education, medical care, etc., as paid for by We the People, to name just two.)
As James Madison also said, “Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm.” (Drop the mic.)
Unfortunately, our younger generation has either a positive or somewhat positive view of Socialism (approximately 50% of them). Why? Because they are NOT being taught what that ideology really is and are being force-fed inaccurate data (or lies) about capitalism and our Constitutional Republic.
Students today are not being taught facts and truth. Text books today contain myriad one-sided opinions and/or false ideas about our country, our Founding Documents, our Founders, our current elected officials. That is easy to check. Pick up some recent editions of high school Advanced Placement history books.
One text book actually states about the Second Amendment: “The people have the right to keep and bear arms in a state militia.” Another states that President Trump is a racist.
These are outright lies - false data being spoon-fed to our students as truth.
Our students need to be educated, not indoctrinated!
Thomas Jefferson, the principal author of our Declaration of Independence and our 3rd president said, “Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.” Several other Founders echoed Jefferson's sentiments.
Nearly two hundred years later, President Ronald Reagan said, “Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom and then lost it have never known it again.”
One generation away from extinction.
That is all it takes.
The upcoming 2020 election - when we will elect our president, 34 senators and ALL 435 seats in the House of Representatives - will test America more than any previous election.
Will we stay on the path of liberty and freedom or will Socialists (who want 16-year-olds and felons serving time and illegal immigrants to vote) convince the uneducated that everything should be (and can be) free and then promptly take us down that dreadful path where the state is in total control of all of our lives.
We the People must protect our Freedom, our Liberty and our Rights. We must ensure that all Citizens remain true to our U.S. Constitution and our Constitutional Republic.
There are many ways to learn and/or teach the basics. You can start by watching the award-winning In Search of Liberty Constitution movie. For more in-depth study you can enroll in a one-day Constitution Boot Camp from Building Blocks for Liberty or consider joining KrisAnne Hall's Liberty First University.
But, make no mistake, We the People must do something. Education is the starting point.
by Scott D. Welch, Patriot
Direct descendant of 8 Americans who fought in the Revolutionary War
Cousin of Patrick Henry