There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution.– John Adams
Here we go again …
The so-called “right” has been capitulating to anti-American socialists/communists who attempt to force their agendas on the American people. Rand Paul voted in favor of confirming Chuck Hagel; Ron Paul filed complaints with the U.N. against his own supporters; 100 Republicans are petitioning to back homosexual marriage as the Supreme Court looks at the issue this month; and eight Republican governors have betrayed the people and have come out in support of Obamacare.
Nowadays, America’s “right” is as corrupt and destructive as the “left.”
Today’s conservatives are yesterday’s liberals, and as the un-American agenda goes forward, who loses?
The American people do.
No matter “what side of the aisle” a representative stands on, they all swear the same oath:
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.”
Those who serve in our military swear a similar oath.
Why is it that the American soldier fights, bleeds and dies to uphold the Constitution, while the representatives in American government are allowed to desecrate their honor by undoing the freedoms (under the laws of our constitutional republic) for which the soldier sacrificed?
We have one Constitution, not two – but the American people have been dumbed-down to believe that when the left is in power, they can trample the Constitution; and when the right is in power, they can trample the Constitution. They both act as if they are a law unto themselves.
The first president of the United States, George Washington, prophetically warned:
The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge natural to party dissention, which in different ages & countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders & miseries, which result, gradually incline the minds of men to seek security & repose in the absolute power of an Individual: and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of Public Liberty.
Simply put, America would not have a “left” if the “right” had been doing the right thing all of the time.
It would do America well to go back and see the flags that were flying during the American Revolution.
“No king but King Jesus” and “Appeal to Heaven” were their rallying cries. They must be ours as well if we wish to see America regain the ground that has been lost.
Bradlee Dean is an ordained preacher, heavy metal drummer, talk-show host of the Sons of Liberty Radio, and speaks on college and high school campuses with his ministry, You Can Run But You Cannot Hide International. @BradleeDean1