Sunday, June 28, 2009

Compassion and Control

Every day I wake up and see a facet of my beautiful country marred or destroyed by the current totalitarian regime.

I think many of out current leaders want to be compassionate and helpful, but their ideology, philosophy and strategy, if unchecked by principle and reason, will subvert our freedoms and subjugate America to powerful forces beyond her control.

Compassion for our current administration means huge increases in government spending and jobs for middle class graduates in community studies and government. Compassion means federal control of what were local and state concerns. Compassion is the forcible redistribution of wealth from the productive to the dependent, with little regard for the complexities of business and wealth.

If the current policies were not so tragic, they would be laughable. Yes, we need to help folks get medical help. While illegal aliens are funded by bankrupt states, hard-working Americans are told to "not have the surgery - take the pain medication" as if an official with no medical training knows all about what only a doctor and patient should do.

Compassion defined this way will destroy our medical systems, ration care and ultimately sanction abortion, euthanasia and a host of nanny-state directives from nutrition to exercise. In the end, such intrusion erodes our freedoms and violates every tenet of the Founders' beliefs. We should not be surprised - we have a President who thinks the Constitution is flawed because it did not address the distribution of wealth!

The only flaws in our Constitution have already been addressed:

* The failure to eradicate slavery lead to the Civil War and the issues arising there led to the Civil Rights Movement - the last universal public crusade all people of conscience agreed on.

* Suffrage became universal in 1920 and for all adults over 18 in the 1960s.

* Presidential power was checked with a two-term limit after WWII and the War Powers Act.

The vision of our Founders was limited government that provided protection for natural rights and defense of the nation. Today's bloated government and regulation of minute personal domains would remind our ancestors of the absolute monarchies of the Continent.

What is the agenda at work in "Cap and Trade"? Nothing less than the destruction of current processes that provide us with affordable energy and products. In the name of the environment, we will see the creation of "green" alternatives that will put billions into the hands of a new elite while strangling the average consumer.

Everywhere I hear that we need to stop "partisan" bickering about "minor" issues such as abortion and stem cells. "Partisan" is the term the dominant powers use to squelch dissent. We are also supposed to assume that climate change is the greatest crisis of the day and demands accountability to transnational authorities.

Here the real collectivist and globalist agendas are exposed.

Abortion is about choice and life. It is too fundamental to our identity as human beings to be ignored. Our current administration is sanctioning murder, period. It is one thing to make tragic moral choices and permit some abortions for non-voluntary conceptions. it is quite another to destroy a baby in the womb, in the birth canal, or, if Peter Singer is heard, any time in the first month or so!

Adult stems cells have proven therapeutic value. Embryonic ones are not needed to go forward in healing. At the root of this debate in narcissism - the great plague of our day and our our current administration.

Isn't it fascinating that the phrase, "man-made global warming" has been exchanged for "climate change that we need to do something about." The fact that thousands of scientists question the last 20 years of computer models means nothing to those bent on control - and appropriation of billions of dollars. The hubris of climate change advocates is stunning. The idea that humankind is in control of nature is utter folly and reminds us all of the Tower of Babel, where people thought they could live independently.

Should we be concerned about the environment? Of course - we are stewards of a uniquely abundant planet that is endowed with all we need for everyone to prosper. We need to help China, India and Russia learn basic ecological management. We need to awaken to the realities of global interconnection and work together to liberate millions from the tyranny of governments and ideologies that keep basic necessities from flowing to those who need them.

Communism does not work - in any form. The harshest killed millions in China and the Soviet Union while barely delivering goods and services. the "softer side" of Marxism - European socialism - works for a limited time, but is now being adjusted in nations that want a thriving economy. Europe is headed for cultural and economic implosion with a declining birthrate, subversive Islamic radicalism and global competition.

We need to argue again about real issues. In a pluralistic democracy we can live with our deep differences and forge compromises that liberate the energies and wisdom of all people.

Republicans utterly failed to live up to their core principles during the twelve years of Bush I and Bush II. It is their own inconsistencies that opened the door to the current totalitarianism.

Democrats are not exempt. Their inability to reign in spending and their hypocrisy of taxing the productive while shielding their own wealth needs to be exposed and ended.

In Marxist theory and practice, the small farmer, the landlord and the shopkeeper are the enemies of a centrally-controlled state that is in theory egalitarian, but in reality favors the approved ideologues and government operatives. Capitalism often exploits the poor for the some of the rich. Marxism exploits the productive for the new elite.

The way forward is simple: We must recapture our moral center, call for accountability and create partnerships that liberate instead of control.If we do not intervene in the elections of 2010 and 2012, they may be the last free ones we have.

1 comment:

Brooke said...

Love your article, Charlie! 'Tho I must admit that I'm not sure we're not already in the "runaway train" scenario, with the big machine already going in its direction too fast and too bulky to stop it. When I talk to people in my community, which is conservative Bible belt-central, I find that even here very few people actually think about the long-term consequences of current government policy. The ability to have goals that last longer than a four-year term :) seems lost even to much of the educated, let alone non-educated population. If the solution isn't instant, its not considered. Though I vote, I've come to the conviction that my hope must be in the Lord, not in my government, and even if it eventually falls the Kingdom of God will not. I'm not fatalistic, but-- well, maybe a little! Miss conversing with you 'bro! Brooke Highlander