“… Protectionism, socialism, and communism are basically the same plant in three different stages of its growth.” Federic Bastiat, The Law
“If it walks like a duck . . . .” What is the problem with the news media? Especially the conservative Fox network! We all lean a little to the left, but my goodness, the democratic party, led by Mr. Obama, are taking this country down a dead-end road. Why are you people afraid to use the “C” word? Communism! Call it what it is!!!
Ever since the founding of this Nation and instituting principles protected by the Constitution. The ideals of Communism have ever so slowly found their way into our life. They boldly surfaced especially during the New Deal era and FDR. They exposed more of their intent with the progressive tax, then the Great Society and LBJ. Each administration, republican and democrat, are responsible for the end-roads into our freedoms by increased government and with the Obama administration we are finally seeing the “duck”. “It is high time we realize the dangerous threat to America of creeping socialism as the ruthless comrade to atheistic communism.” Ezra Taft Benson
By appealing to our sympathies, the communist ideology that government is the answer has been ingrained into our thinking and we have fallen asleep on our post. We no longer understand the purpose of law in a free society. We are confused by legal terms whose definitions are known only by lawyers who are very capable of spinning them to fit the occasion. We hear the term “the rule of law”; a term that is supposed to guide us, yet we don’t know what that means.
We don’t teach each other about the law, depending upon the legal profession to do that. We don’t learn from history and about where governmental authority has its roots. By doing a little genealogy we see that the authority is founded in each of us as individuals, citizens in common guided by christian principles, such as; “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.” We need to understand the republican principle of “delegation of authority”, that collectively we can only give or take that which we, in nature, have a right to delegate.
Some of these principles on the nature of law have been espoused for generations. One such writer, Frederic Bastiat (The Law, 1850) looked at the law and its operation this way; “See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime.” Going back a little further; John Locke, (1689) “… Nobody can transfer to another more power than he has in himself,. . . .” Friedrich A. Hayek (1990), “. . . the power of the majority is limited by those commonly held principles and that there is no legitimate power beyond them.” We have forgotten these principles!
No matter who is elected president for the next term and there after, we have a weapon to fight against big government. That is our status as sovereign and the Constitution. In this fight, as I have said so many times, our main foe is the legal profession and the “civil” law. The observation of one historian Amulek (B.C. 82), “. . . I say unto you, that the foundation of the destruction of this people is beginning to be laid by the unrighteousness of your lawyers and your judges.”
Now this “unrighteousness” spoken of by Amulek is not a moral condition, which is certainly present, but the passing of laws that restrict our freedoms and take our property. In controlling government we the people can cut the purse strings of government by keeping our property thereby forcing the spenders to live within their means.
“[O[f the three systems, socialism is the vaguest, the most indecisive, and, consequently, the most sincere stage of development.” Federic Bastiat