The novel coronavirus is a highly-contagious, pathogenic microorganism. It is much more than that, however. It is also symbolic of the political progressivism which has proved lethal to individual liberty since its initial outbreak during the first and second decades of the 20th century. Among the “progressive” disease’s earliest symptoms were the re-segregation of the federal civil service, forced sterilization of “inferior” races, and criminalization of speech criticizing the national government under President Woodrow Wilson.
Just as this coronavirus attacks and damages its victims’ lungs and other vital organs, so has a century of progressivism severely compromised our nation’s cultural immune system. Its harmful effects have included ongoing epidemics of failed marriages, broken families, drugged and confused children, dumbed-down schools, and fake religions preaching salvation through omnipotent, centralized government instead of through God Almighty.
The plague of progressivism has devastated the rule of law and the founding principle of limited, consensual government in America. In doing so, the leftist ideologues responsible for its transmission have fundamentally transformed our Constitution from a security pact among the sovereign states and their citizens into an instrument of surrender to an unconstrained, lawless federal government.
These leftists have thereby nullified the government’s SOLE source of legitimate authority over we the people of the United States. History teaches us that, under comparable circumstances nearly two-and-a-half centuries ago, our nation’s Founding Fathers declared their independence from a Great Britain whose tyrannical king, George III, had similarly forfeited his authority by committing a “long Train of Abuses and Usurpations” of their God-given rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
With regard to the coronavirus pandemic, I am confident that social isolation will slow its spread. I am equally confident that a vaccine and effective cures will be discovered in due course. Regrettably, some will succumb to it in the interim, but most will recover and resume their former lives. By way of caveat, my optimism is conditioned upon the assumption that the experts who are working on these remedies do not become corrupted and sell-out to their paymasters in Washington, D.C.
On the other hand, the future of our terminally-ill democratic republic is more problematic, because it can only be saved by a non-violent, grassroots movement of liberty-loving citizen CEOs (Constitution Enforcement Officers). Acting as freedom’s first responders, these volunteers must have the courage to withhold their consent from the self-serving politicians, social-engineering bureaucrats, and hyper-politicized judges infesting our nation’s capital. Restoring the rule of law and limited government will require forcing these outlaws back within their original, strict constitutional constraints.
Let there be no mistake. A crisis is upon us. Action is required–now. Unless we the people arise in defiance of our wannabe political masters, America will soon succumb to the ravages of progressivism. Unless we act, future generations will rightfully curse us for failing to secure for them that which we ourselves were blessed to inherit from our ancestors: “A nation that has a government, not the other way around” (to quote Ronald Reagan).