Did our Founders foresee our Republic's demise or dissolution? In a word, unequivocally.When in 1787 Dr. Benjamin Franklin stepped outside Independence Hall in Philadelphia wherein delegates from the various States had fashioned our Constitution, he was met by a woman who eagerly asked if we had a monarchy or a Republic, to which Dr. Franklin famously replied, "You have a Republic, madam, if you can keep it." And as it turns out, keeping our Republic has been a very tall order-- indeed, an abject failure.
From that point forward, our Republic's unraveling began for all the reasons our Founders had wisely anticipated.Today, in what conservative Mark Levin has insightfully characterized as America's "post-constitutional period", it should be both sobering and, indeed, alarming to realize that 3/4 of our federal laws have been promulgated, not by our elected representatives, but by a faceless, heavy-handed and essentially unaccountable bureaucracy, effectively supplanting bedrock republican principles of governance with imperious bureaucratic rule.
Alien ideology, self-serving party politics, cynical political pandering, a destructive squandering of our national wealth to provide bread and circuses to nurture dependency, the dumbing down of a politically correct population, relentless attempts to legitimize immoral behavior, a calculated effort to destroy our religious foundations and the traditional nuclear family, and widespread ignorance of or hostility toward our foundational constitutional principles, have conspired to bring this country to a tipping point of economic collapse and political suicide.Astute historians and students of human behavior, the Founders well-understood and apprehended the age-old tendency of human nature to corrupt the best laid and loftiest plans of man. Below is but a sampling of some very astute observations and warnings offered up by our Founders and other historical figures which should give us all pause:
"I agree to the Constitution...and I believe, further, that this is likely to be well administered for a course of years, and can only end in despotism, as other forms have done before it, when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic government, being incapable of any other." Benjamin Franklin"Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." John Adams
"Our government is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road it will pass to destruction, to wit, by consolidation first, and then corruption...The engine of consolidation will be the federal judiciary; the two other branches the corrupting instruments." Thomas Jefferson"The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all the departments in one, and thus to create...a real despotism." George Washington
"If Congress can employ money indefinitely, for the general welfare, and are the sole and supreme judges of the general welfare, they may take the care of religion into their hands; they may appoint teachers in every State, county, municipality...and pay them out of the public treasury; they may assume the provision of the poor...Were the power of Congress to be established in the latitude contended for, it would subvert the very foundations, and transmute the very nature of the limited government establishment by the people of America." James MadisonIf destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freeman, we must live through all time or die by suicide." A. Lincoln
On the matter of "soft tyranny”, this: "The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, and guided--men are seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting. Such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till the nation is reduced to be nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which government is the shepherd." Alexis De Tocqueville, "Democracy in America" (1830)Do we accept the awful reality of our situation and soberly prepare for peaceful and orderly dissolution, or do we, at our own peril, accommodate and embrace the Godless Progressive agenda and their authoritarian reordering of our lives? This is the critical question before us.
And when you hear Progressives proclaim the virtues of democracy over and over again, remember these sinister quotes:
“Democracy is the road to Socialism”: Karl Marx
“Socialism is the road to Communism.” Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
In the throes of wishful thinking, complacency, confusion, fear, anxiety, anger and uncertainty, with one voice patriots have yet to define a clear remedial course of action going forward. But, time is running out, and seizing upon a practicable remedy to our political and economic miasma cannot be far off.Whatever form that remedial course of action may take, when faced with the looming threat of political oppression and economic self-destruction let us always rely on the wise counsel of our Founders.
Let us never surrender to the utopian assault. In the end, bullies are bullies, and always back down. Standing up in unity to these soulless vermin must be our sacred mission.“Never give in—never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force, never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” Winston Churchill