Who Is Standing Up For The Idea Of America, For The Constitution?

we-the-peopleMy family and I watched the spectacle of the presidential debate last night. It was horrifying. I went in not rooting for either of the clowns, having decided months ago that I cannot vote for either Clinton or Trump. I had no intention of watching the debate, until one of my kids asked about it and said they wanted to see it.

My kids stay abreast of current issues and news. Not merely as much as a freak like me does, but I’d guess much more than the average kid their age, and probably even more than the average adult. They’ve had fun and have received an education while consuming the news and events surrounding the presidential campaign. It’s been quite the joy to have my oldest daughter listen to, or read, Clinton’s proposals and ask, “Wouldn’t that be illegal?” My oldest son fell into gleeful hysterics when he read this response of Trump when he was asked what Easter means to him:

“Well, it really means something special I’m going to church in, uh, a hour from now and it’s gonna be, uh, it’s a beautiful church I’m in Florida, and it’s just a very special time for me and it really represents family and get together and something. You know, if you’re a Christian, it’s just a very important day.”

Although I fear and distrust both Clinton and Trump, my wife and I figured the debate would be historically significant. We would be witnessing the continual death of civility and liberty, and the suicide of our republic. As much as I knew it would pain me to witness, I agreed that our family should watch it.

It was horrifying. It was depressing. It was pathetic.

The one and only thought I had when the debate was finally over was, “Really?! Out of all the candidates that started out in the beginning of the campaign, these two suicide pills are the best we could come up with?! Really?!”

The Idea of America

The idea of America was never mentioned last night. Individual liberty, providence, self-government, and the eternal laws in The Constitution were never defended or supported last night when the two deceivers recited memorized and calculated responses of progressivism, nor when they spewed vitriol and words of bunk and despotism.

And don’t tell me that Trump defended the 2nd Amendment. He did nothing of the sort. He gave lip service to it, as a good pharisee of liberty does. He had several opportunities to point out “Why are there so many murdered by gunmen in Chicago even though there are strict gun laws there? Because gun control doesn’t work! It only keeps the guns out of the hands of people who respect the law.” The reason Trump never brought that up is because he either has never thought of it or he doesn’t believe it. Furthermore, Trump supporting the ban of gun purchasing if one is on the no-fly list violates the 2nd Amendment. It also violates the right of due process guaranteed in the 5th Amendment. He believes that a person is guilty until proven innocent, the opposite stance of our founders.

Yep, Hillary Clinton mention the unconstitutionality of “stop and frisk” but failed to mentioned how it would violate The Constitution. Furthermore, She uses the phrase “unconstitutional” like an unrepentant pedophile priest uses the word “immoral.” Because she has repeatedly disregarded and violated the law, she has forfeited all authority when discussing the constitutionality of things.

Neither of them mentioned liberty or the providence of God. And in case you don’t know what liberty is, I will define it for you as liberty was seen over 200 years ago. But first, let me state what liberty is not.

Liberty is not the right to a government program or entitlement. Liberty is not a guarantee of success. Liberty is not the right to have irresponsible sex and then kill the unwanted life that was created. Liberty is not the freedom from consequences. Liberty is not the freedom from religion.  Liberty is not the freedom from having your feelings hurt.

Liberty is freedom from the government acting upon you. You can say whatever you want to say. You can associate with whomever you wish. You can self-govern. You can make your own decisions about how to operate your business. You can decide how your children are to be taught and what they are to be taught. You can worship God how you see fit and exercise your religion. You can be secure in your own home, free from the government intruding without warrant on your property or into your smart devices. You can protect yourself from harm. Liberty is the idea of America. Liberty is of God.

Who Will Stand Up For The Idea Of America?

At the federal level, I don’t know. At the local level, my family and I feel alone standing for liberty and The Constitution. I don’t know if there are any local people in my community who feel as I do. Thanks to LBJ and his anti-liberty 501(c)(3) regulation, most people at my church are fearful to bring up anything that could be related to politics in any way. Therefore, our at-risk constitutional freedoms are rarely discussed at church. I don’t know whom to stand with.

At the federal level, I made a mistake supporting Ted Cruz. I thought he was a George Washington type, unflinchingly principled. After his endorsement of Trump, I now see that the people who told me he was just another calculating smarmy politician were correct. I apologize. I have not figuratively turned my back on Cruz, but I don’t trust him any longer.

Gary Johnson is not a libertarian. He is not a constitutionalist. He does not stand up for the idea of America. No one can convince me otherwise. He may claim to be a libertarian and a limited government constitutionalist, but he supports many huge federal departments, such as the EPA, which violate individual liberties and The constitution. The EPA is a perfect example of good intentioned progressivism turning into tyranny. Furthermore, The Constitution which he claims to follow, does not give the federal government power to protect the environment. Therefore, according to the 10th Amendment, that responsibility and power falls to the individual states.

He gives lip service to religious freedom, but he will likely not defend it.

He is pro-abortion, which ignores the liberty of a child.

So I ask again. Who will stand up for the idea of America that individuals can self-govern? Who will stand up for liberty? Who will stand up for a strict adherence to The Constitution and its eternal laws? Who will stand up for state powers? Surely, my family and I cannot be the only pro-liberty people.

Cruz Is Not Breaking The Rules, He’s Doing What A Beloved 19th Century President Did

ted cruzThis post was not written to irritate Trumpsters, it’s to educate them. If you are a supporter of Donald, please take off your blinders and continue reading.

Mr Trump has continually and repeatedly claimed that Ted Cruz has cheated, is cheating, breaking the rules, in order to steal Trump’s delegates, which Trump won fair and square. Trump has also railed against the GOP.

Cruz is Continue reading “Cruz Is Not Breaking The Rules, He’s Doing What A Beloved 19th Century President Did”

The Rarely Told Story From The Battle of Lexington: The Shot Heard Round The World

jonas clarkAbridging history makes it easier for public educators to teach the subject, but the abridgment can also be a molester of truth. A victim of historical abridgment is the role of pastors and providence in U.S. independence and The Revolution.

On the anniversary of The Battle of Lexington (April 19, 1775), I want to share remarkable elements of a story that are absent from most history books used in educational settings. I also want to Continue reading “The Rarely Told Story From The Battle of Lexington: The Shot Heard Round The World”

Donald Trump’s Despotism And Vindictiveness: Hallmarks Of Tyranny, Not Christianity

trump-shoutingDonald Trump has a history. It’s dark, detailed, recent, and known — well, known to those who are not blinded by his inane blabber that for some reason passes as entertainment for low-information voters. His sycophants like Hannity, O’Reilly, Matt Drudge, and those at Breitbart ignore Trump’s history, justify it, and lie about it. Those that question Trump’s past and his present motives are skewered by Donald’s fan base without receiving rational explanation.

Beyond that, Donald in the present is saying and doing things of a despot. He claims to be a christian, but his Continue reading “Donald Trump’s Despotism And Vindictiveness: Hallmarks Of Tyranny, Not Christianity”

Apathetic Citizens Deserve To Lose Their Freedoms and Liberty

I absolutely believe what I wrote in the title of this article: apathetic citizens deserve to lose their freedoms. That’s right, I’m talking to you. Those of you who don’t know what is going on with your government, or to those of you who don’t care.

I don’t think they should lose their freedoms just because Continue reading “Apathetic Citizens Deserve To Lose Their Freedoms and Liberty”

The U.S. Is Exceptional — Let’s Keep It Exceptional

On the anniversary of September 12, 2001, the day that every American woke up, feeling united, I felt the need to write this essay to point out American exceptionalism. I’m not going to be shy about it or deny it like President Obama has done — the U.S. is, without question, exceptional. Continue reading “The U.S. Is Exceptional — Let’s Keep It Exceptional”

Failure of Imagination: Remembering Apollo One

Apollo One SealThere are very few subjects in life that deeply interest me. History is one of those subjects, and the exploration of space is yet another. Naturally, the history of space exploration goes beyond intriguing me — I devour the subject every chance I get.

Only two of my four children are old enough to grasp and understand stories of space exploration. They know the stories of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo missions. I love telling them the stories of my heroes and how the U.S. was the first to put a man on the moon.

As I have told my children the stories of those fearless men, they Continue reading “Failure of Imagination: Remembering Apollo One”

Obama Wants to Be A Dictator

obama-noseI found the SOTU campaign speech last night from President Obama to be condescending and hypocritical. It was filled with empty platitudes, contradictions, and grossly unconstitutional proposals.

After the president gave his grandiose dream of all the new departments, task forces, taxes, regulations, and mandates, he said something that sent a creepy chill down my spine. He firmed his jaw and said Continue reading “Obama Wants to Be A Dictator”

Why I’m A Libertarian

Okay. Based on this site’s title, I’m quite obviosly a libertarian. I’ve been publishing, writing, and blogging for nearly ten years. The assumptions people make about me are sometimes laughable, at times frustrating, and in some instances the assumptions are mind blowing. If I write anything critical of Obama, I’m a racist, greedy, heartless republican nazi who eats Continue reading “Why I’m A Libertarian”

What Is Destroying The United States, And What Will Save It?

The United States is in trouble. Our republic has become riddled with political parties interested only in party power, politicians who care only for their party and their public legacy, politicians who misunderstand the role of government, record government debt, excessive taxes, corporate welfare, political correctness, corrupt interest groups, people who expect “free” government handouts, injustices to The Constitution, the expanding nanny-state of the government, the list can go on at infinitum.

What is the cause of these issues? Continue reading “What Is Destroying The United States, And What Will Save It?”