Ask Marion: America, free-market capitalism, western traditions and culture, Christianity and Judaism, and individual freedom hang in the balance and the survival of the ‘Great American Experiment’ will determine the outcome. And what everyone needs to understand and accept is that the American people are at least partially at fault, due to apathy, laziness, and allowing themselves to fall victim to a process of dumbing down, indoctrination, political correctness and manipulation, which let things get to this point. And they, “we the people”, need to be willing to change, demand change from government, the media and public education and then change quickly if we want to save this country and our culture, our ideals and the freedoms that most of us say we hold dear.
America is an experiment. From the time of its first white settlement, America has been a place where people came to experiment with doing things differently. It’s been a place to gamble, to see if you could be one of the lucky ones who became landowners or lawyers or independent merchants. You gambled on the weather, politics, your own skills, and your own ability to commit to the experiment of living in America, and being an American.
During the 18th century, the experiment deepened, as Americans began to speculate that they could form the first democratic nation in modern times. Intense experimentation went on from the 1760s to 1787, as Americans adapted and invented forms of government fit for the scope of their needs, the gaping hole of their inexperience, and the high and intense expectations for their future.
On and on went the experiment: could we create a strong and stable centralized government? Could we grow without destabilizing? Could we solve the problem of slavery? Could we truly create a melting pot in which to forge Americans out of peoples of all nations? Could we give women the vote? Could we accept Jewish people as true Americans? Could we desegregate? Could we… the average man rule himself? See: Notes From Dr. Charles Krauthammer’s Speech to the Center for the American Experiment.
The Founding Fathers thought we could rules ourselves as long as we were educated and engaged, which is why Thomas Jefferson and others felt so strongly about public education… guaranteeing that everyone could be educated and participate in a meaningful way. And they gave us the Bill of Rights, a Republic and then the U.S. Constitution as a framework.
Remember John Adams’ [Blu-ray] famous line when he was asked after the Constitutional Convention what type of government the Founders had given the American people, “A republic” he responded, “if you can keep it!?!” We have fallen so far from educating our children in history, civics and current events and from remaining engaged and vigilant ourselves that many Americans today do not even know that The United States of America is a republic and not a democracy. Most of our Senators and Congressmen don’t/can’t even read the bills, not just the ObamaCare bill, before voting on them.
And it is exactly those individual freedoms and the notion that the average man can rule himself within the framework of the Constitution that the ruling elite and the money changers, or International bankers, fear and always have. The fight between the ruling elite and the common man with new found hope and rights began on day one. It began with people like Alexander Hamilton who had George Washington’s ear and wanted a central bank. And fear is exactly what causes them to go after anyone or any group that appeals to ‘we the people’. The facts and the truth matter little!
Memories of Hillary and Obama disappearing during 2008 campaign (below) to attend Bilderberger meeting… perhaps when the decision to go with Obama instead of Hillary was made?!?
Let us not forget that Progressivism = Socialism = Fascism = Communism = Marxism… They are all the same and both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are disciples of Progressivism, Saul Alinsky, Cloward and Piven and George Soros at the heart of a Shadow Party that effectively use a complicit media, political correctness, a low informed and indoctrinated populace and tactics like community organizing to promote their efforts and forward their cause. Hillary Clinton has said more than once… “I like to call myself a progressive”, including on the 2008 campaign trail. And gun control is at the center of their plan(s). Taking away people’s guns and controlling their healthcare is at the heart of all these ideologies and the dictators and regimes that they produce. Be sure to checkout: Adolf Hitler-Progressive Pioneer.
JoshuaPundit: President Obama’s second inaugural was a speech that the Obama Media literally drooled over as a straight forward and forceful expression of progressivism unmatched in American history. I agree, it was, but there was one thing that bothered me…the tendency of these media personalities to ignore the sources of many of the ideas the president expressed so well.
In the interest of fairness and as a debt to history, I think it’s important that we take a minute to give due credit to one of the greatest progressives in history, someone who undoubtedly should be an inspiration and influence to all progressives – former German leader Adolf Hitler, who against strong odds rose to power and fundamentally changed Germany and for a while, the world.
Like our president, Adolf Hitler came from humble beginnings…
And because of a combination of the dumbing down of America which includes many factors, the unchecked growth of Progressivism, political correctness, and the manipulation of the public through media and indoctrination we are now fighting battles against a global ruling class which includes people like George Soros and groups like the Bilderbergers, Trilateralists, and the CFR (the Council on Foreign Relations) looking to take us to a New World Order, often referred to as the New Economic World Order, as well as ideological movements including Progressivism, Communism and the goal of an Islamic Global Caliphate; all of which hate the American (western) way of life, the notion of unlimited opportunities, self-rule for the common man, and the Great American Experiment concept that as long as it survives gives hope to the entire world.
Americans who want to end the experiment are few, but boisterous and vocal. They clamor for the national microphone yet work in the shadows at the same time. Barack Hussein Obama is such an American, and his election is proof that the lab is still open, and that America in general will always be at the drawing board, expanding its concepts of liberty, justice and equality until we finally reassert and fulfill the founding principles that created this nation so long ago.
President Obama is a puppet and both he and Hillary Clinton are part of the radical Progressive machine focused on moving us toward a New World Order run by the global elite. If you haven’t read: The Shadow Party: How George Soros, Hillary Clinton, and Sixties Radicals Seized Control of the Democratic Party, I suggest you do! So for those who think replacing Obama with Hillary in 2016 would be a good thing, wake up.
And this isn’t soley a Democrat vision… Remember Republican Kissinger in 2008 Said: There Will Be “Bipartisan” Push for New World Order, Whoever is Elected President? And it was Republican President George H.W. Bush (41) who first mentioned the NWO in a speech in public.
Because of the unexpected rise of the Tea Party and the awakening, be it ever so slow, of a new patriotic and religious (Christian) spirit in America the process has been somewhat slowed, giving us a little more time. But President Obama (and his Team) is the master manipulator of the uninformed and distracted and is moving us toward the ruling elite’s goal of Globalism, a New World Order, which includes getting rid of the dollar, open borders, disarming individuals (beginning with gun control), Agenda 21 (herding everyone into small controllable urban spaces), Global Warming related legislation, controlling healthcare and end of life decisions (shorter life spans) for the average citizen, population control (including the culling of the weak, the unborn and the old) etc, etc. It has already begun and is why for the first time in American history, Obama’s (leftist) campaign team has been turned into a non-profit advocacy group… with gun control being at the top of their agenda. It is also why you are hearing statements like “Obama Must ‘Destroy’ the Republican Party” and news outlets not in complete lock-step with the administration, like Fox News, are being attacked by liberal ‘Progressive’ media lackeys at CBS, NBC, ABC and by anti-gun, anti-Constitution politicians like Senator Chuck Schumer. It is why the ruling estrablishment from both parties did everything they could to destroy the Tea Party and politicians like Sarah Palin, Allen West, Michele Bachmann… etc. and now they are starting on Rand Paul (video).
The groups, factions and members of the ruling elite are numerous, patient and have a huge head start on winning the war against freedom; enhanced by the 24-hour digital/cyber world which they control, the low informed populace fed by the complicit liberal media and the ever-growing masses who have been enticed by the Nanny State concept. But like our Founding Fathers during the revolutionary war, nobody would have bet on a rag tag army with few supplies and little training beating the greatest military machine and Empire in history, the army and navy of Great Britain. It only takes a dedicated group of 3 to 5% of the population to create change, and Americans who know that there is no America without the experiment will keep fighting and will ultimately persevere or die trying.
Our battle is getting America to wake-up and to educate themselves… and to do it quickly, for it is almost too late!! Each of us needs to educate ourselves; get-involved; get our kids and grandkids away from the video games, TV and texting; and share everything we learn with as many people as we can. For another election cycle where the mis, under and low-informed voters vote based on what they heard or didn’t hear on NBC, ABC, CBS, MSNBC, CNN or PBS, from groups like AARP, or based on what a friend tells them they heard on one of those networks will guarantee the demise of the greatest country and greatest opportunity for the common man that ever was. The price of freedom is eteranal vigilance by an engaged and educated populace… yet America has become the land of the mis, under and low-informed voter. Can we turn the tide in time?