Alexis de Tocqueville’s “Democracy in America” was inspired by the Frenchman’s journey through the United States in 1831. A translated and revised edition boasts eight hundred pages!…not an easy read, but on the schedule for my tenth grader’s homeschool transcript. Since I strongly suspected that she was neglecting the task, I have taken up reading the text aloud, as she eats breakfast each morning.
Tocqueville’s nineteenth century observations are jolting, as many accurately describe today’s struggles. One early notation described the central government’s tendency to become tyrannical as it demands, “You will act as I wish, to the extent that I wish, and precisely in the direction I wish. You will be responsible for the following details without any design on directing the whole: you will toil in darkness and will judge my work later by its results.”
Tocqueville notes that “It is not under such conditions that one achieves the support of men’s will. Men must walk in freedom, responsible for their own behavior. Man is built in such a way that he prefers to stand still rather than march forward without independence toward an unknown goal.”
Alexis de Tocqueville was not a religious man. He grew up in a very liberal post-revolutionary France. His unbiased detailed recordings of life in America are remarkable and hopeful.
There are unique reasons to be concerned in these “modern” times, but it seems that men do not change. The good and the bad have always been among us. The remaining hope is that indeed this nation’s founding was an unique example of freedom and liberty. Though no credit is given to the Almighty, Tocqueville can’t help but observe that the Founders’ faith was the impetus for the transformative idea of the equality of men.
When society enforces the idea that “all men are created equal” government cannot rule! If the rights of our inherent individual liberty are abandoned we lose our freedom to the unkind, uncontrolled, and unsustainable central administration.
We are living in a time foreseen in “Democracy in America.” Centralized government is out of control. It cannot stop itself from growing and devouring every liberty of man. It can only be stopped by man. Even one man! A wise President could stop this. But there is little time left.
America needs a wise leader like Dr. Ben Carson. It needs a sincere leader like Governor Bobby Jindal. It needs a brave leader like Senator Ted Cruz. It needs a godly leader like Governor Mike Huckabee. It needs an experienced leader like Governor Scott Walker.
I don’t see perfection in any of these possibilities, but they are just that… very possibly the ones to lead this nation back to the freedom our Founders gave us.
“For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.” (Galatians 5:13/ESV)
The purpose of this blog is to encourage Christ-followers to see God’s Big Picture and be a part of it. Adonai Eloheinu!
TRUMP: I’m vindicated by the indictments.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House on Friday declared that U.S. indictments of Russians for meddling in the 2016 presidential election showed that the campaign of President Donald Trump had nothing to do with an issue that has overshadowed his year in office.
Trump, who was briefed on the indictments, was “glad to see the Special Counsel’s investigation further indicates – that there was NO COLLUSION between the Trump campaign and Russia and that the outcome of the election was not changed or affected,” the White House said in a statement.
“It’s time we stop the outlandish partisan attacks, wild and false allegations, and far-fetched theories, which only serve to further the agendas of bad actors, like Russia, and do nothing to protect the principles of our institutions,” Trump said in the statement.
Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Jonathan Oatis
The Democrat Party Is America’s Communist Party
President Donald J. Trump’s State of the Union address on January 30, 2018 highlighted his administration’s accomplishments during his first year in office, but it also revealed something else, that the Democrat Party is actually the Communist Party. Trump announced that his administration has “created 2.4 million new jobs, unemployment claims have hit a 45-year low, and African-American unemployment stands at the lowest rate ever recorded.”
How did the Democrat elected politicians react to this good news? They sat. They refused to applaud. It was a clear message that Democrats do not care about good news for America or for the American individual.
There can be no doubt, Democrats are Communists.
The late U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy must be rolling in his grave and would have loved to have served as senator in an American time period such as this.
President Donald Trump’s son, Eric Trump said, “Democrats would rather see this country fail than see my father succeed.”
Eric Trump hit on something true, but missed the broader point. Donald Trump, successful entrepreneurial billionaire turned president, is the Democrats worst nightmare.
President Donald Trump wants to unleash American exceptionalism, the capitalist system, the entrepreneurial spirit, and the free market economy. Trump wants to empower the American individual, to open up opportunities for businesses, and make individuals independently reliant and successful, not reliant upon the handouts of the government. President Trump wants to make America great again, and his policies are doing so.
Democrats, on the other hand, are Communists. The Democrat-Communist Party cloaks itself in false labeling. They are not ‘Liberals’ or ‘Progressives,’ whose stated goal is to advance society. Their goal is, and always has been, government regulation and control over the American people.
The Democrat-Communists want to regulate everything that they can. They regulate rainwater acquisition on privately held land, and they would regulate breathing if they could, and even try to do so through global warming initiatives and legislation.
The Democrat Party tries to fool Americans by cloaking themselves as Progressives or Liberals. The Democrat Party is the American Communist Party.
Understanding the Nunes Memo and what it means for the democrats.
Last Friday, the memo was released from Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), who serves as the chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Democrats and the mainstream media fought relentlessly to prevent the memo’s public availability, attempting to characterize doing such as risking national security and severely eroding the foundation of the intelligence community. Following the memo’s release, it is now clear that they were attempting to cover up extensively damaging information pertaining to the Democrat’s Russia Investigation and key members of the previous administration.
The Russian Dossier is a compilation of documents that has served as the substantial basis for the Russian Investigation. This dossier was compiled by Fusion GPS and former British spy Christopher Steele. This was not an independent investigation, but rather opposition research subsidized by the Democrat National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. This opposition research was then given to the FBI, within Obama’s Department of Justice, and used to obtain a FISA warrant from the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to install a “wiretap” monitoring the Trump campaign, specifically targeting volunteer Carter Page. This monitorization lasted for a year.
In September 2016, Steele told a senior Justice Department official that he was “desperate that Donald Trump not get elected. He also included that he was “passionate about him not being president.” This reveals that the FBI’s main source of the information behind the Russia Investigation is a staunch liberal who desperately wanted to prevent and terminate Trump’s presidency.
Allegedly, the Justice Department did not discover the bias behind their submitted information until later in October 2016. They began to examine its level of considerable bias, but proceeded to move forward with the Russian probe, despite the realization that the accusations were politically motivated. Not only did they continue, but they omitted this bias in their application to obtain a warrant.
“Shortly after the election, the FBI began interviewing Ohr, documenting his communications with Steele,” the memo expresses. It then continues, recording that Steele expressed his “desperation” to stop Trump from winning the election in September 2016.
“This clear evidence of Steele’s bias was recorded by Ohr at the time and subsequently in official FBI files,” the memo states. It also adds that the Department of Justice and FBI did not include the bias behind Steele’s investigative manner “in any of the [Carter] Page FISA applications.”
“During this same time period, Ohr’s wife was employed by Fusion GPS to assist in the cultivation of opposition research on Trump,” the memo notes. “Ohr later provided the FBI with all of his wife’s opposition research, paid for by the DNC and Clinton campaign via Fusion GPS. The Ohrs’ relationship with Steele and Fusion GPS was inexplicably concealed from the FISC.”
The Democratic Party, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice continued seeking and obtained a court order, despite this clear bias. In addition to their application, they omitted the bias. This manipulated and mislead the court to grant approval for Obama’s Justice Department and the FBI to spy on an American citizen and monitor an opposing political campaign.
“Consistent with requirements under FISA, the application had to first be certified by the Director or Deputy Director of the FBI,” the memo explains. “It then required approval of the Attorney General, Deputy Attorney General (DAG), or the Senate-confirmed Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division. The FBI and DOJ obtained one initial FISA warrant targeting Carter Page and three FISA renewals from the FISC. As required by statute (50 U.S.C. §1805 (d)(1)), a FISA order on an American citizen must be renewed by the FISC every 90 days and each renewal requires a separate finding of probable cause.”
“Then-Director James Comey signed three FISA applications in question on behalf of the FBI, and Deputy Director Andrew McCabe signed one,” the memo says. “Then-DAG Sally Yates, then acting DAG Dana Boente, and DAG Rod Rosenstein each signed one or more FISA applications on behalf of DOJ.”
This memo revealed that the entire Russia Investigation is nothing more than a political stunt established by the Democrats, desperately attempting to remove Trump from the White House. Not only have they engaged in highly unethical and scandalous behavior, but they have also wasted tax payer dollars to subsidize their McCarthyism. It is complete madness.
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