~ “I hope we once again have reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There’s a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: as government expands, liberty contracts.” Ronald Reagan.
Is America an accident? A freak of Nature? Or, is America the product of Intelligent Design?
I don’t intend to try to answer the second half of that question here as that requires an inquiry into philosophy and theology. But by the longest list of scientific and common sense proofs, I think I can say without equivocation that America is no accident. We cannot be a freak of Nature. So you can sort of figure out the rest yourself.
This is something we no longer teach our children, but we are unique.
Now, scholars (intellectuals) for the past 200 years have had no problem ignoring this question, for they think it’s a trick question, which does not really require an answer. If they reply that Yes, America is a freak, then the obvious response from the trickster asking the question is: Then why has America survived so long? In nature almost all mutations quickly die out. They can rarely survive into a second generation, much less a third.
And America is into somewhere around its 118th generation of de facto self-governance, while, before the 1787 Constitution, there is no recorded history of a real nation (bigger than a tribe) ever making it past one. (Agreed, also prior to 1787, almost all history was written by “scribes of the kings”, the real name for “historians” for millennia, so there could have been dozens of nascent self-governed peoples who were simply squished, or gobbled up by a next-door invading king, only they were too small and insignificant to rate a page in the “annals of the king” being prepared by his historians.)
In fact, the archaeological record of pre-dynastic Egypt suggests this is how several tribes of farm people in the Nile region slowly morphed into an organized hierarchical “corporation”, with a chairman of the board king, a head priest, and every other person in the realm owing some duty to them. Subjects.
The Egyptians and a few other empires in a region from the eastern Mediterranean to the Indus Valley (India) started this process of “civilization” about 3000 BC, 5000 years ago. And they did many wondrous things, especially building things that for generations for centuries could; i.e. monuments to themselves, which was their purpose[…]
Three men, standing at the Mexican border, looking south:
Man #1: Mexico Lindo.
Man #2: I don’t see nothin’ so ‘lindo’ about it.
Man #3: Just looks like more of Texas to me.
Man #1: You have no eyes!
(Iconic lines from a film, anyone want to guess which one?)
It’s an interesting history, for by the time the first settlers dropped anchor at Jamestown in 1607, all of South America, Central America, Mexico and what is now the southeast United States, as far north as South Carolina, had come under the dominion of Spain and Portugal. Mexico was first, when Hernan Cortes subdued the Aztec king in 1519. Columbia, Venezuela, Peru, all the way down to Argentina soon followed. Brasil was captured by Portuguese which only made a difference in the tongue that would be the national language and the customs that would be adopted in their civil administration.
All of South America was Spanish for all intents and purposes.
And all of this territory was under the jurisdiction of the Spanish Catholic Church.
This is significant for a pecking order had emerged in the early Church that next to Rome, where Peter was crucified, the English, Spanish and French churches were ranked in order of firsts; England, interesting enough because the first above-ground church was built there in the 1st Century, by none other than Joseph of Arimathea, so legend says. France came next because it was where Mary Magadalene purportedly built her church, near Marseilles. And third, Spain, where St James is said to have been buried, although he is also purported to be buried (at least his head) in the Armenian Church in Jerusalem after being beheaded by Herod Agrippa. (I know its confusing, and that is exactly what makes the 1st Century so interesting…you can’t come up with conclusive evidence about anything, yet you still know many definitive, historical things had to have happened.)
Rather interesting session at Oxford Union a few weeks back with Steve Bannon. The man is a patriot, hero and brave as heck to walk into the belly of the beast, i.e., a venue full of brainwashed snowflakes incapable of individual thought.
Below are several, maybe more, (a lot more) videos from Youtube making the case to block the Democrats imaginary blue wall. They have nothing to offer their constituents. They have nothing to offer America.
Remember that this morning as you head out to vote. The nation, Americans has suffered and endured much under eight years of Barack Obama and we do not deserve the future that Obama has been campaigning relentlessly to regain.
Speaking of which, no way on earth did Obama build THIS!
Even in this economy, Senator Mark Warner while campaigning for Leslie Cockburn tells his voters that Capitalism is not working. The, deceiver. He’s talking to older voters and apparently believes that they have lost their senses.
When Democrats, correction Progressives, correction Communists take power, whether it is today or years from now, their primary agenda will be to resume Barack Obama’s agenda of burning the country, our economy and liberties to the ground leaving nothing but ashes even though it means that they must deceive their constituents to achieve the endgame.
THIS IS THE WAY, A TACTIC USED BY COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS TO WIN STEAL ELECTIONS.
Starting with the woman in the pink tutu (sp)
Then there is GA Democratic candidate, Candidate Stacey Abrams, who is running for governor. Don’t do it, Georgia. Abrams is gunning for your First and Second Amendments although the company she keeps open carry what I believe to be are AR-15’s.
Note: Although exercising their Second Amendment liberties like their fellow Georgians that Abrams’ base of Black Panthers will never give up their firearms.
I hope that this does not become a repeat of 2008 when Barack Obama’s Black Panther supporters harrassed and blocked people from votin aka SUPPRESSED THE VOTE. Just in case you don’t remember, allow me to refresh your memory.
Before we move, let’s talk about the real racists in the room, i.e., PROGRESSIVES.
A little more than a month ago when during an event, Bingo correction Beto O’Rourke was questioned about his stance on illegal immigration.
The man who questioned O’Rourke’s pro-illegal immigration policy was a young Black college student.
O’Rourke’s response was racist and why the Communist media complex allowed this racist get away with it is beyond me.
O’Rourke saying to a Black man in front of an audience of obvious useful idiots that illegal aliens are needed to pick cotton.
Black student: “My question is, do you support granting citizenship and American-paid benefits to illegal aliens who violated our country to come here, who fly their foreign flags here, who have citizenship in their countries and whose families did absolutely not build this country, while black people are subject to things that you explained before? You can answer yes or no, please.”
O’Rourke: (responding with the usual America is a nation of immigrants spiel stated)
“I mentioned going to the high school in Roscoe, I also went to the cotton gin in Roscoe,…and at that cotton gin, there are 24 jobs and the manager of that gin says it does not matter the wages that I pay or the number of hours that we set … no one born in Roscoe … or Texas or this country who is willing to work. But there are immigrants who are coming from Central America or Mexico or other parts of the world to Roscoe to work these jobs and to help build our economy.”
Wth? Cut the bull, O’Rourke was actually saying because “you people [meaning Blacks] won’t do it anymore.”
Nevertheless, O’Rourke’s statement was racist and a lie.
(i) For the record, Cotton Harvester machines that do that now. “Autmation” is the name of the game;
(ii) Even so, I suspect that in the eyes of Democrats, since there are machines to do the back-breaking work that Blacks have been deemed unworthy to work in agriculture because illegals equal a cheaper work force? Still sounds racist to me.
In the meantime, Blacks (and other Americans) can move to where White Democrats always wanted us, back to the rear of the bus.
Can you imagine O’Rourke or any other Progressive saying such a thing to any other ethnicity? This is proof Progressives have returned, correction resumed their old nasty habits, not that they ever stopped. It’s just that they are no longer performing under the cover of darkness. I’m talking about the return Jim Crow, KKK (Antifa), lynching (technologically), etc.
Just listen to Joe Donnelly. They simply do not get it.
But wait, Mr. Foot in Mouth isn’t done yet.
Now on the subject of Andrew Gillum and Florida being a….”cracker state.”
Their primary Progressive agenda is to import a new voter base….PERIOD…and preferably from Communist nations to continue Obama’s planned transformation of the Republic easier.
Progressive can not win on the merits and so they spin and lie. They’re also hypocrites.
Obama attacked George Bush’s policies then took credit for them when it was advantageous to Obama. Enter 2018 and Obama, the malignant narcisisst (still) attacks President Donald J. Trump’s policies while trying to claim credit for the booming economic good news across the nation.
Then we have again, DNC Chair, Tom Perez, who as out of touch as his comrade, has a problem with the facts. Both Obama and Perez are pathological liars.
Regarding far left goon, Tom Perez, you might want to check out these two articles from Washington Free Beacon:
This is exactly what voters are dealing with as we go to the polls today. Obama-style tactics.
Odd isn’t it, everyone is saying that today’s mid-term elections is more about Trump but so no one is mentioning how much of it it about Obama AND his precious legacy.
END OF SIDEBAR
No Barack the pathological liar, you guy didn’t build this not even when Tom, non-truth teller when running the NLRB.
The risk of a split Congress, should the unthinkable occur such as Progressives winning the House?
So what do we have to lose, America?
As for what they are not telling us.
And then there’s the red diaper baby himself, Bernie Sanders.
And then there’s Ms. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez aka Dumb as a Box of Rocks.
For New Yorkers who support this chickie are stupid. The stench of garbage, social justice and illegal aliens have rotted their brains.
Wake up, New York. You’re given away the keys to kingdom, dummies. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is fully aware which is why she has banned the press and has closed door campaign sessions.
SERIOUSLY — We are at war, America. Progressives and their collaborators/pundits that make up the Communist media complex have declared war on our nation, on its citizens and on our President. Today is the day to stand up, say enough. VOTE!
Message to America:
Message to Democratic voters waffling, free your mind and your soul:EVERYBODY!
Barbara Tuchman was one of my two favorite historians, (the other is still alive). She published The First Salute in 1988, then died of a stroke early the next year, so this book was to have been her last salute. I have three well-underlined volumes on my bookshelf, and this last volume is about the American Revolution’s impact on Europe, principally the Dutch and the French, but ultimately, the world.
France we know about, the Netherlands not so much. The book’s title is based on the entry of an American vessel, the Andrea Doria, into the harbor of the tiny Dutch trading outpost of St Eustatius in the Caribbean in November 1776, just a few months after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Hoisting the American colors, the Andrea Doria fired a 13-gun salute and the coastal battery returned a 9-gun salute, thus acknowledging the new American revolutionaries as a member nation.
The First Salute.
A big deal, actually, for the English, who owned just about all the remaining islands in the Leeward Island chain, were infuriated, some of their governors and admirals writing long letters of protest making even some of my essays seem like a quick read. In one letter I counted 14-lines without a single period. (For harrumphs and bluster, no one beats the Brits.)
But tiny St Eustatius (only 21 sq kilometers) was an important port in those days, with today a population of less than 4000. In those days its only product was money in trade. And the Dutch had decided to trade arms to the Colonies in exchange for all the products we could send them, because of only one thing; location, location, location. The island sits at the northernmost tip of the Leeward chain, so is first in line in the seagoing traffic moving south from the Colonies.
It was profit, and not philosophical simpatico, that caused the Dutch to risk the anger of the stronger English Navy.
When John Adams went to Amsterdam in 1780 to obtain a loan that would keep the Americans less in debt to France and Louis XVI (who also had mercenary reasons for taking our side against England, namely a long term plan to annex the American colonies for itself) Adams wrote that he had entered “the capital of the reign of Mammon (the Biblical name for Money and Greed)”[…]