The Radicalization of America Through Progressivism and Socialist Ideology. Liberty and Freedom Dealt a Blow November 6, 2012

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This blog is LONG, but informative in a lot of areas of the start of Progressivism,and its tentacles reaching all areas of our lives.

Suggest printing it ALL out, including the linked information and make your own manual to study so that you can see and hear what Progressives are saying, their ideology and their goals.

Our Constitution is under attack.  Our freedoms to speak may be encroached upon over the next four years.

STATISM:

: concentration of economic controls and planning in the hands of a highly centralized government often extending to government ownership of industry

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From Heritage.org

The Progressive Movement and the Transformation of American Politics

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July 18, 2007

Progressivism was the reform movement that ran from the late 19th century through the first decades of the 20th century, during which leading intellectuals and social reformers in the United States sought to address the economic, political, and cultural questions that had arisen in the context of the rapid changes brought with the Industrial Revolution and the growth of modern capitalism in America. The Progressives believed that these changes marked the end of the old order and required the creation of a new order appropriate for the new industrial age.

There are, of course, many different representations of Progressivism: the literature of Upton Sinclair, the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, the history of Charles Beard, the educational system of John Dewey. In politics and political thought, the movement is associated with political leaders such as Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt and thinkers such as Herbert Croly and Charles Merriam.

While the Progressives differed in their assessment of the problems and how to resolve them, they generally shared in common the view that government at every level must be actively involved in these reforms. The existing constitutional system was outdated and must be made into a dynamic, evolving instrument of social change, aided by scientific knowledge and the development of administrative bureaucracy.

At the same time, the old system was to be opened up and made more democratic; hence, the direct elections of Senators, the open primary, the initiative and referendum. It also had to be made to provide for more revenue; hence, the Sixteenth Amendment and the progressive income tax.

Presidential leadership would provide the unity of direction — the vision — needed for true progressive government. “All that progressives ask or desire,” wrote Woodrow Wilson, “is permission — in an era when development, evolution, is a scientific word — to interpret the Constitution according to the Darwinian principle; all they ask is recognition of the fact that a nation is a living thing and not a machine.”

Remarks by Thomas G. West

The thesis of our book, The Progressive Revolution in Politics and Political Science, is that Progressivism transformed American politics. What was that transformation? It was a total rejection in theory, and a partial rejection in practice, of the principles and policies on which America had been founded and on the basis of which the Civil War had been fought and won only a few years earlier. When I speak of Progressivism, I mean the movement that rose to prominence between about 1880 and 1920.

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Government’s main duty for the Founders is to secure that freedom — at home through the making and enforcement of criminal and civil law, abroad through a strong national defense. The protection of life and liberty is achieved through vigorous prosecutions of crime against person and property or through civil suits for recovery of damages, these cases being decided by a jury of one’s peers.

The Progressives regarded the Founders’ scheme as defective because it took too benign a view of nature. As Dewey remarked, they thought that the individual was ready-made by nature. The Founders’ supposed failure to recognize the crucial role of society led the Progressives to disparage the Founders’ insistence on limited government. The Progressive goal of politics is freedom, now understood as freedom from the limits imposed by nature and necessity. They rejected the Founders’ conception of freedom as useful for self-preservation for the sake of the individual pursuit of happiness. For the Progressives, freedom is redefined as the fulfillment of human capacities, which becomes the primary task of the state.

To this end, Dewey writes, “the state has the responsibility for creating institutions under which individuals can effectively realize the potentialities that are theirs.” So although “it is true that social arrangements, laws, institutions are made for man, rather than that man is made for them,” these laws and institutions “are not means for obtaining something for individuals, not even happiness. They are means of creating individuals…. Individuality in a social and moral sense is something to be wrought out.” “Creating individuals” versus “protecting individuals”: this sums up the difference between the Founders’ and the Progressives’ conception of what government is for.

3. The Progressives’ Rejection of consent and Compact as the Basis of Society

In accordance with their conviction that all human beings are by nature free, the Founders taught that political society is “formed by a voluntary association of individuals: It is a social compact, by which the whole people covenants with each citizen, and each citizen with the whole people, that all shall be governed by certain laws for the common good” (Massachusetts Constitution of 1780).

For the Founders, the consent principle extended beyond the founding of society into its ordinary operation. Government was to be conducted under laws, and laws were to be made by locally elected officials, accountable through frequent elections to those who chose them. The people would be directly involved in governing through their participation in juries selected by lot.

The Progressives treated the social compact idea with scorn. Charles Merriam, a leading Progressive political scientist, wrote:

The individualistic ideas of the “natural right” school of political theory, indorsed in the Revolution, are discredited and repudiated…. The origin of the state is regarded, not as the result of a deliberate agreement among men, but as the result of historical development, instinctive rather than conscious; and rights are considered to have their source not in nature, but in law.

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 5. Limits on Government and the Integrity of the Private Sphere

For the Founders, the purpose of government is to protect the private sphere, which they regarded as the proper home of both the high and the low, of the important and the merely urgent, of God, religion, and science, as well as providing for the needs of the body. The experience of religious persecution had convinced the Founders that government was incompetent at directing man in his highest endeavors. The requirements of liberty, they thought, meant that self-interested private associations had to be permitted, not because they are good in themselves, but because depriving individuals of freedom of association would deny the liberty that is necessary for the health of society and the flourishing of the individual.

For the Founders, although government was grounded in divine law (i.e., the laws of nature and of nature’s God), government was seen as a merely human thing, bound up with all the strengths and weaknesses of human nature. Government had to be limited both because it was dangerous if it got too powerful and because it was not supposed to provide for the highest things in life.

Because of the Progressives’ tendency to view the state as divine and the natural as low, they no longer looked upon the private sphere as that which was to be protected by government. Instead, the realm of the private was seen as the realm of selfishness and oppression. Private property was especially singled out for criticism. Some Progressives openly or covertly spoke of themselves as socialists.

Woodrow Wilson did so in an unpublished writing. A society like the Founders’ that limits itself to protecting life, liberty, and property was one in which, as Wilson wrote with only slight exaggeration, “all that government had to do was to put on a policeman’s uniform and say, ‘Now don’t anybody hurt anybody else.'” Wilson thought that such a society was unable to deal with the conditions of modern times.

Wilson rejected the earlier view that “the ideal of government was for every man to be left alone and not interfered with, except when he interfered with somebody else; and that the best government was the government that did as little governing as possible.” A government of this kind is unjust because it leaves men at the mercy of predatory corporations. Without government management of those corporations, Wilson thought, the poor would be destined to indefinite victimization by the wealthy. Previous limits on government power must be abolished. Accordingly, Progressive political scientist Theodore Woolsey wrote, “The sphere of the state may reach as far as the nature and needs of man and of men reach, including intellectual and aesthetic wants of the individual, and the religious and moral nature of its citizens.”

However, this transformation is still in the future, for Progress takes place through historical development. A sign of the Progressives’ unlimited trust in unlimited political authority is Dewey’s remark in his “Ethics of Democracy” that Plato’s Republic presents us with the “perfect man in the perfect state.” What Plato’s Socrates had presented as a thought experiment to expose the nature and limits of political life is taken by Dewey to be a laudable obliteration of the private sphere by government mandate. In a remark that the Founders would have found repugnant, Progressive political scientist John Burgess wrote that “the most fundamental and indispensable mark of statehood” was “the original, absolute, unlimited, universal power over the individual subject, and all associations of subjects.”

**This has been edited for length and emphasis added for focal points**

Read the above in entirety HERE…………

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In the 1960’s Radical Progressives pushed their agenda.  The likes of Bill Ayers (Weather Underground), Bernadine Dohrn, Cornel West, Carl Davidson and Frances Fox Piven.

Frances Fox Piven and her now deceased husband Richard Cloward devised the Cloward-Piven Strategy.

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September 18, 2012

The Cloward-Piven way

By Bruce Johnson

If the Cloward and Piven agenda were being implemented, would it look any different?

In all likelihood, they would be delighted with the massive deficits and the “spillage” that is the lax implementation of government entitlements.

1966 Article by Columbia Professors Cloward and Piven was a hot topic for awhile, but has since fell from attention.  But isn’t now the time to reconsider exactly how this administration is steering people into record government program participation?

Some quotes from the 1966 article that reveal the mission.  Increase the entitlement roles, redistribute wealth, guarantee income, and reduce qualifications for participating in these programs.  Use organizing, demonstrating and a “climate of militancy”.

“…a political crisis would result that could lead to legislation for a guaranteed annual income”

“Advocacy must be supplemented by organized demonstrations to create a climate of militancy that will overcome the invidious and immobilizing attitudes which many potential recipients hold toward being “on welfare.””  — Occupy and ACORN

“The ultimate aim of this strategy is a new program for direct income distribution.”

“We tend to overlook the force of crisis in precipitating legislative reform, partly because we lack a theoretical framework by which to understand the impact of major disruptions.”

“By crisis, we mean a publicly visible disruption in some institutional sphere. Crisis can occur spontaneously (e.g., riots) or as the intended result of tactics of demonstration and protest which either generate institutional disruption or bring unrecognized disruption to public attention.”

This explains the Occupy Movement, and the tacit approval of the Obama Administration.

This explains the gutting of the Clinton era Welfare requirements by the Obama administration.

This explains the lack of diligence by administrators in determining who exactly qualifies for Disability. Encouraging people to get on unemployment, then when your 99 weeks are up, go to disability.  We won’t check if you meet the requirements.

This explains why there is a concerted effort to get as many people as possible on Food Stamps, and the lack of oversight diligence here as well.

Keep reading HERE………..

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Add some “words” of Empathy:

Public Allies, ABCD Institute and Marshall Ganz; the Ingredients to Obama’s “Storytelling”

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So how did the Progressives/Marxists/Socialists enact their ideology and agenda? Through the gradual drip, drip, drip method called gradualism.

Add Saul Alinsky, an admired Community Organizer who started in the backyards of Chicago.

Saul Alinsky admired an Italian Communist named Antonio Gramsci.  He like other communists realized that Americans would not accept Communism outright, so through gradual systems promoted as socialism, Americans were nudged into believing this was a good thing.

For anyone fighting the progressives, Saul Alinsky realized he needed power behind the message. Alinsky studied under Frank Nitti of the Al Capone mob under the guise of doing college graduate work. Alinsky learned mob tactics and persuasion by intimidation.

RELATED:

Obama’s Mantra For “Change”: Dupe Millions By Words Alinsky Style

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Marxism in America through Gradualism and Dialectic Process Ideology of Antonio Gramsci (Italian Communist). Saul Alinsky Tactics based on Gramsci.

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Tailer to the documentary: Agenda

How much of the following is TRUE today?

***You can purchase the dvd HERE**

Knowledge is POWER.

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Communist Van Jones on Social Justice + The “Red School-Bus”

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21 Radicals and Their Worldviews that Rule America from the Grave

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National Labor Racket: Obama LABOR BOARD Pick has Ties TO MOB

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The Communist Slogan “Forward” now Adopted by Obama

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Barack Obama imagery shows all the signs of a dictator.

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Utopian Slavery Through Infantalizing via Progressivism/Socialism. Obama and the Progressives Know Exactly what They are Doing to Americans.

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**A MUST WATCH VIDEO**

Former KGB agent from Russia goes over the steps to Communism and totalitarianism

OBAMAS-END-GAME-REVEALED-AMERICAS-DESTRUCTION-SOCIALIST-COMMUNIST-MARXIST

Trouble viewing video?  Click Here

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Institutionalist and Collectivist Societies: Institutionalist Societies believe that Bigger is Better, that the Individual is Wrong and the Rule Book is Right, and that a Difference is a Danger.

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Marxists Infiltrating our Churches:

Infiltrate American Churches and infuse with Marxism gradually to persuade and influence parishioners

Teaching Social Justice and Shared Abundance (Socialism) Through Faith: Obama’s Community Organizing Faith Initiative Supporters

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Obama’s Mentor in Alinsky tactics with Connections to the Gamaliel Foundation: John McKnight

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Progressivism/Marxism/Communism Through Faith: Jim Wallis (Sojourners), the Gamaliel Foundation etc.

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Indoctrinating our Youth through Education System:

Indoctrinate the YOUTH to learn Progressivism starting in Kindergarten to High School and beyond.

THEN you send your child to college.  They meet professors such as this one…..

Peter McLaren of UCLA:  ***Highly recommend you click on this link:**

 http://gseis.ucla.edu/faculty/pages/mclaren/

If trouble viewing click here…..

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David Harvey at CUNY: (City University of New York)

David Harvey Teaching Capital

David Harvey is the author of several books.  LOOK at the list here.

 

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Cornel West Princeton University:

An interview with IRANIAN Green Movement: Admits West is a member of Democratic Socialists of America!

https://www.weekingreen.org/view_video?id=132

 

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November 6, 2012: Night of Presidential Election

College Students Chant “Karl Marx” And “Socialism” In Front Of White House At Obama Victory Rally…

 

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The Progressives have your child’s attention and minds for at least 6 hours per day.  How many hours to you actually spend with your children on a daily basis?

RELATED:

After Our Nanny State Takes Over our Children; What’s Left?

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The Radicalization of Teachers by the Teacher’s Union. Are They Teaching Radicalization/Indoctrination?

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Another ’60s Radical – Once Featured On PBS – Finds His Place Teaching Our Children. Is Obama Condoning Indoctrinating our U.S. Children Through the Dept. of Education?

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To propagate the Lie, involve the MSM’s; make them the Propaganda Arm of your agenda:

Example of Obvious Liberal Bias/Obama Protectionist MSMs a.k.a Water Carriers

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Obama Lies AGAIN about Ohio Bridges; Media Lap Dogs Ignore Falsehoods

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Vetting Obama 2012: Obama and the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism

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American Journalism is Dead: Communist Style Left Wing Propaganda Continues…

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Pay Attention America! Are We on the Road to State Owned Communications?

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White Noise Polluting American voters. It doesn’t Matter What is True; it only Matters What People Believe is True….

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Doing the Job the MSM’s Won’t Do….: If the TRUTH Shall Set You Free….What will the MSM’s Do? Will the Lapdog MSM’s For Obama Elicit a Conscience?

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The LIES:

America: IF the Obama Administration was Gun/Munitions Running from Libya and During 9/11 Attack the Benghazi Heroes Told to “Stand Down”…Thinks Four Americans were “Expendable”…How Does Obama View YOU? **UPDATES October 28, 2012**

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Was Valerie Jarrett in the Situation Room with Obama the Night of Benghazi Attack? WHO gave the Order to “Stand Down”?

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America is safer than its ever been:

Probe reveals New Black Panther ties to Hezbollah. Hezbollah at our Southern Border?

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Election Year Appeasement by Obama? North and South Borders are Porous; Border Agents Restrained from Doing Their Jobs

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How Close is the Muslim Brotherhood to the Obama Administration? Is Obama Pro-Islamic Socialism? Is Sharia Creeping Into the US Government and into American’s Liberties?

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“Red Dawn” Part TWO? Russian Attack Submarine Sailed in Gulf of Mexico Undetected for Weeks. Obama Says U.S. is More Secure Than Under Bush?

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Last week: November 5, 2012

Russian Sub Skirts Coast

Russian attack sub detected near East Coast

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CNN: Iran Fired at Unmanned U.S. Drone Last Week

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Russian Bombers Flying to a City Near You? Nothing to See Here….Move Along. Does Vladimir Putin See Obama as Weak? Friend or Foe?

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Russia and China Strengthening Ties. Where is Obama’s “Reset” or Has Obama Pushed the “Forward” Button?

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Another Obama Failed Policy or a “Plan” in the Future; the “More Flexibility” President. While Progressives in America Want to Move $$ Away from Military; Russia and China Form a Security Bloc

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“The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of “liberalism,” they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.” – Norman Thomas, U.S. Socialist Party presidential candidate 1940, 1944 and 1948

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Margaret Thatcher quotes from an TV interview February 1975:

“Perhaps I can summarise it best by saying this—Nations that have pursued equality, like the Iron Curtain countries, I think have finished up with neither equality, nor liberty. Nations, which like us, in the past have pursued liberty, as a fundamental objective, extending it to all, have finished up with liberty, human dignity, and far fewer inequalities than other people.”

“[L]iberty is fundamental. Liberty, human dignity, a higher standard of living is fundamental. And, steadily, I think, people are beginning to realise that you don’t have those things unless you have a pretty large private enterprise sector. Any Iron Curtain country has neither liberty, nor a very high standard of living. The two things go, economic and political freedom, go together. I’ve been right in the forefront of saying that, here, in the States, and it’s very interesting to me now, to see a number of articles from people who are taking up the same theme. They are disturbed that Socialism is reducing liberty and freedom for ordinary people, and that’s really what matters.”


http://www.margaretthatcher.org/speeches/displaydocument.asp?docid=102953

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End note:

It is all about the POWER, utilizing collusion of the masses with “Words” they want to hear instead of being told the reality of “How It Is”

Then when confronted by “Words” spoken vs. actual events: Beware of words like social justice, economic justice, equality of life, and Collective. 

“Radicals must be resilient, adaptable to shifting political circumstances, and sensitive enough to the process of actions and reaction to avoid being trapped by their own tactics and forced to travel a road not of their choosing. In short, radicals must have a degree of control over the flow of events.”

In other words become a chameleon to justify an action; or just LIE.

The BIG Progressive Democrat LIE: Republicans are the Party of the Rich. Socialists/Marxists Don’t Care about Party; they care about $$$ and Power

WHETHER Republican or Democrat…..

PROGRESSIVES are all RADICALS.

Out for the POWER and the MONEY……utilizing the “means” of mass organization be it the PROGRESSIVES of Left or Right (affectionately called RINOs) political parties.

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We the People MUST get involved in our children’s schools. Examine what they are learning and any handouts they are given.  Volunteer in your child’s school.  The best method would be to home school your child. If that is not feasible, enroll them in Faith based schools (examine their mission statement). Enroll them in Hillsdale college.

Start attending Church. There are non-denomination Churches; AGAIN read the mission statement.

Get involved in your government. Start locally with your City Council, your county School Boards. STAND UP for what you believe is Right and Wrong with the system.

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Knowledge is Power.

Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.

 Dietrich Bonhoeffer quotes

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Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak.  Not to act is to act.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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The Crisis by Thomas Paine

December 23, 1776

THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated. Britain, with an army to enforce her tyranny, has declared that she has a right (not only to TAX) but “to BIND us in ALL CASES WHATSOEVER” and if being bound in that manner, is not slavery, then is there not such a thing as slavery upon earth. Even the expression is impious; for so unlimited a power can belong only to God.

More here……..

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“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury.From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship.”

― Alexis de Tocqueville

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For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery

Jonathan Swift

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Elections have consequences.

God Bless all of us.

May God Bless and have mercy upon America.

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