The Social Justice Deception: Good News For Satan’s Kingdom

In my experience, liberal evangelicals constitute a sub-set of Christians whose faith has been poisoned by politics.  These kind and well-meaning, but genuinely deluded people are disproportionately found in today’s Social Justice movement.  During the 1980s, they similarly filled the ranks of the pro-communist Liberation Theology movement.

Except for the leftist ideologues surreptitiously embedded among them, liberal evangelicals seem unaware that atheistic, secular humanism is at the very heart of both movements.  Each of them replaces individual acts of charity with collective acts of government coercion.  In addition, each substitutes compulsory taxpayer funding for gifts freely given from the heart.

In short, the Social Justice and Liberation Theology movements remove the divine elements of love and God’s Grace from Christian charity.  This is why they tend to evoke ingratitude and produce an entitlement mentality among their intended beneficiaries, whereas private charity elicits gratitude and a sincere desire to render voluntary service to others in need.

Christians who fall for this deception tend to see Jesus primarily as an glorified social worker, not as the Son of God and Savior of the world.  Such confusion among the faithful is good news for Satan’s kingdom.  It is why we must always be mindful of Blaise Pascal’s wise counsel that “clear thinking is a moral imperative.”

An American Tragedy: How A “Government Of Laws, Not Of Men” Became A Government Of Scavengers, Not Of Laws

More than a half-century ago, a gang of grifters embarked upon an audacious scheme to topple the American republic by destroying the U.S. Constitution.  In pursuit of this goal, they repeatedly employed the tactics of misdirection and evasion.  The impeachment melodrama now being staged in the nation’s capital is the latest in a long list of diversions concocted to distract gullible citizens from their treachery.

The self-serving politicians and hyper-politicized judges comprising this gang disdained  the principles of individual liberty and limited, consensual government proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence and codified in the Constitution.  They realized that these principles were irreconcilable with their desire to impose equality of outcome upon the populace through an all-powerful, collectivist state.

To give grudging credit where it’s due, these subversives have very nearly achieved their goal.  Though slow at first, their progress accelerated during the 1960s and ’70s following their escape from the constitutional constraints imposed upon the federal government’s three, lawful branches.  They were aided in their escape by unprincipled lawyers posing as impartial judges and by legions of unaccountable bureaucrats embedded in America’s unconstitutional “fourth branch” of anti-democratic regulatory agencies.

To our everlasting shame, we the people of the United States snoozed as these co-conspirators escalated their attacks upon our most vital democratic institutions.  We barely stirred as they seized regulatory control over our homes, churches, schools and other private sanctuaries traditionally deemed off-limits to government intrusion.  We did little but bellyache as they plundered our unalienable, God-given rights.

Neither did we act as they fundamentally transformed the Constitution from a security pact among the sovereign states and their citizens into an instrument of surrender to an unconstrained federal government.  Too few of us seemed to care that, as a result of the “abuses and usurpations” committed by the grifters and their bureaucratic enablers, what our second president, John Adams, had characterized as “a government of laws, not of men” became a de facto government of scavengers, not of laws.

This tragic transmutation has stricken America with a deadly affliction.  The good news is that rumors of its death have been greatly exaggerated.  A spark of life yet remains in our democratic republic.  Even better news is the fact that, with each passing day, more and more citizens are awakening to the fact that the grifters have nullified the rule of law in our beloved nation.

The newly awakened are beginning to see that our former public servants have become a lawless and subversive ruling class elite.  Some of us realize that they must be opposed by a non-partisan fellowship of liberty-loving, law-abiding citizen CEOs (Constitution Enforcement Officers) with the courage to proclaim that our federal government has forfeited its legitimate authority over us.

More than words will be required of us, however, if we are to succeed in our rescue mission.  Colonial America had Minutemen during the Revolutionary War.  Similarly,  contemporary America must have Freedom’s First Responders if the rule of law and individual liberty are to survive.  Those of us with the courage to act must must find creative, non-violent ways–both small and large, symbolic and substantive–to throw sand into the gears of the liberty-destroying machine which the government has become under the grifters’ control.

Of one thing we can be certain.  Those who rise in resistance will no more receive justice from our federal courts or administrative agencies than Thomas Jefferson would have received it from a British court on July 5, 1776.  For this reason, we must be willing to pledge our lives, fortunes and sacred honor as the eternal price of freedom.

The bottom line is this:  Individual liberty, the rule of law, and the founding principle of limited, consensual government will only endure if we the people drive the grifters from our homes, churches and schools.  We must simultaneously force them back within their original, strict constitutional constraints.

Unless we accept this challenge, America will not survive for future generations as–in the words of Ronald Reagan–“a nation that has a government, not the other way around.”  If this is America’s fate, our descendants will justly condemn us for depriving them of the blessings of liberty which we ourselves inherited from our more responsible and praise-worthy ancestors (ref. http://www.newguardsforliberty.com).

A Modest Proposal For Restoring Limited, Consensual Government To America

Headline:  9 of 20 Richest Counties Are D.C. Suburbs (cnsnews.com; December 18, 2019)

Breaking News.  Our nation’s biggest bottom-feeders are nesting in these nine counties for the same reason that Willie Sutton said he robbed banks:  “Because [D.C. is] where the money is.”  Of one thing we can be certain.  The denizens of these counties are not primarily entrepreneurs and limited-government, free-enterprise advocates.  Their presence is a function of our metastasizing federal government’s chronic, morbid obesity.

Herewith is a modest proposal for curing this deadly malady:  A non-partisan fellowship of patriotic, liberty-loving citizen CEOs (Constitution Enforcement Officers) might consider bypassing the U.S. Treasury and the IRS by sending their voluntary tax payments DIRECTLY to places where it won’t subsidize our nation’s wannabe ruling class of arrogant career politicians; unaccountable, know-it-all bureaucrats; hyper-politicized lawyers posing as impartial judges; and blood-sucking crony capitalists.

For example, law-abiding citizens could send their payments directly to legitimate departments such as the Department of Defense and the Veterans Administration.  Other worthy recipients would include local food banks, crisis pregnancy centers and charter school associations.

I can think of no better way to peacefully extricate the parasites infesting Washington, D.C., and its environs.  Success in this endeavor will have another salutary effect.  It will help assure America’s survival for future generations as–in the words of Ronald Reagan–“a nation that has a government, not the other way around” (ref. http://www.newguardsforliberty.com).

 

 

Millennials: They’re Not Hopeless

Millennials have been characterized as selfish narcissists whose enormous egos are exceeded only by their microscopic attention spans and deficient critical thinking skills.  Although it’s hard to argue with the accuracy of this broad-brush characterization, my personal belief is that millennials are not inherently dumb.  Rather, I see them as victims of snake-oil hucksters who have swindled them of a REAL education by filling their minds with leftist nostrums and such New Age nonsense as perfect soulmates, frustration-free dream jobs, and something-for-nothing fantasies.

Like it or not, this generation represents America’s future.  The news is not all bad, however.  The good news is that its members can break free from their leftist programming.  What their programmers fear most is that, like all human beings, millennials are hard-wired to seek out Truth.

These programmers realize that the light and heat produced by even a nano-second of independent, objective thought can destroy decades of indoctrination.  They know it takes only a moment to awaken in their victims the realization that they’ve been lied to throughout their lives.  They also know this recognition will predispose them to heed Socrates’ advice to question everything they’ve heretofore accepted as unchallenged gospel.

Those millennials who remove the shackles from their minds will soon enough separate themselves from their clueless contemporaries.  In the end, I am cautiously optimistic that these mavericks will come to the common sense conclusion that trading the INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY provided by democratic capitalism for the COERCIVE CONFORMITY guaranteed by socialism is the mother of all bad deals.

Ultimately, those of us who still believe that our admittedly-imperfect nation remains “the last best hope of man on earth” must pray that a critical mass of millennials acquire the wisdom to see that rejecting capitalism and embracing socialism is the equivalent of trading rare and precious gems for trinkets.  Of one thing we can be certain.  America will not survive as the land of the free and the home of the brave if it is populated by herds of mindless rubes who would willingly make this deal (ref. http://www.newguardsforliberty.com).

Tiberius, Caligula And The Future Of The American Republic

Lately, I find myself pondering the implications of the lives of two, first-century Roman emperors, Tiberius and Caligula, for America’s future.  Historians have categorized the former as depraved and soulless for his legendary abuse of power by sexually exploiting women and men, girls and boys, both citizens and slaves.  With regard to the latter, they have judged him insane for declaring himself a god and for appointing his horse to the Roman Senate.

In light of the breathtakingly-shameless behavior of elected officials and public servants in our federal government’s legislative, judicial and executive branches during the past half-century or so, the reigns of Tiberius and Caligula no longer seem as aberrant, immoral and irrational.  Rather, their excesses are illustrative of what ALWAYS happens when mere mortals are permitted to wield unconstrained power for prolonged periods over the lives of others.  Previously-unimaginable monstrosities have a way of becoming the norm under these circumstances.

If what little remains of our original American republic is to avoid Rome’s dark fate, we the people must metaphorically purge the morally-corrupt elite comprising our wannabe ruling class in Washington, D.C.  Only in doing so can we ensure America’s survival for future generations as–in the words of Ronald Reagan–“a nation that has a government, not the other way around” (ref. http://www.newguardsforliberty.com).

The Case Against Hyphens

One of the great social tragedies in my lifetime is the proliferation of the “hyphenated-American” phenomenon.  No doubt with the very best of intentions, the U.S. Supreme Court catalyzed its spread by legitimizing the use of preferences (aka reverse discrimination) in hiring practices, university admissions, and other forms of favoritism to benefit members of favored demographic groups.  The simple wisdom of the aphorism “two wrongs don’t make a right” was arrogantly dismissed by judicial fiat.

The Court’s unspoken goal was to replace the sublime American ideal of equality of opportunity for every citizen–regardless of race, color, or creed–with the Marxist fantasy of equality of results for everyone.  Over the past few decades, its related rulings have succeeded in very little besides fanning the once-dying embers of bigotry and discrimination in America.

What some of us have learned from this experience is that well-intentioned social engineering rarely works out well when implemented with the coercive power of government.  We’ve come to realize that “us versus them” is a universal formula for social disintegration and human misery.

If the American republic is to survive as “the last best hope of man on earth,” we the people must rediscover the common-sense truth that “united we stand, divided we fall.”  We must reject the hyphen and disavow all who advocate its use.  In short, we must define ourselves not as Native-Americans, African-Americans, Latin-Americans, European-Americans or Anglo-Americans, but as humble human beings struggling to fulfill our admittedly-imperfect nation’s founding promise of equal justice for all.

Global Warming/Climate Change: Act II Of The Socially-Engineered Fall Of Western Civilization?

Today’s headlines proclaim, “Greta Thunberg Tells The U.N. ‘You Have Stolen My Dreams And My Childhood’.”  The global warming/climate change melodrama being played out before our eyes constitutes Act II of an unfinished script bearing the working title, The Socially-Engineered Fall of Western Civilization.

Its first act was performed in Western Europe under the banner of the nuclear freeze movement during the 1980s.  Your guess is as good as mine as to the nature of the hoax which its globalist authors will invent for Act III.  Of one thing we can be certain, however.  They envision a final act which celebrates their triumphant destruction of Western civilization.

Spoiler alert.  These leftist ideologues are probably unaware that the seeds of a sequel to their progressive production are being sown at this very moment.  The sequel will take place among the Godless, joyless ruins of the West’s once great nations during an emerging, new Dark Age.  Its plot will explore the deadly ramifications for humanity of foolishly entrusting our health and safety to unaccountable government bureaucrats, self-serving politicians, politicized lawyers posing as impartial judges, and a hysterical, exploited child from a socialist country.

We must pray that the sequel remains a work of fiction.  Should it become a reality, we the living and generations yet unborn will suffer greatly in a wasteland of our own making.  We will learn from bitter experience the timeless truth that “predators rule when the law of the jungle replaces the rule of law” (ref. http://www.newguardsforliberty.com).