Those who value freedom above everything but faith – and even practicing our faith requires us to be free – recognize we are at a crossroads. The current administration embraced a political platform in 2020 that is, hands down, the most anti-freedom, extreme document of its kind in U. S. history.
There is a correlation between the size, power, and role of government and the amount of personal freedom we have. The relationship is direct, clear, and inverse. A nation that is more leftist is less free. A country with a more powerful government has less freedom. A nation that is more conservative, with a smaller government, is freer. “Democratic Socialism,” like “Free Slavery,” is a contradiction in terms. There is no such thing. It is that simple.
“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” – Tenth Amendment, 1791
“Without liberty, law loses its nature and its name, and becomes oppression. Without law, liberty also loses its nature and its name, and becomes licentiousness.” – James Wilson, Of the Study of the Law in the United States, 1790
Rush Limbaugh announced yesterday on his show that he has Stage 4 lung cancer. The diagnosis is grim and the prognosis, iffy. But this isn’t a eulogy. One thing you learn about Rush: he’s a man of great optimism. Listening to his show for three decades, as I have, you know he’s fighter, not a quitter. If anyone can beat the odds, it’s Rush.
“The values that Americans say define the national character are changing, as younger generations rate patriotism, religion and having children as less important to them than did young people two decades ago,” Wall Street Journal reporter Chad Day wrote about the results.
— Fox News, August 26 2019
A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll claims that Millennials are less American than ever before. Less in terms of what defines a traditional American, that is. Less patriotic, less religious, aren’t hep to have kids, and hold more favorable views of socialism. Continue reading →