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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

America’s Long March toward a Secular Socialist Democracy

The United States is the only nation in the annals of mankind to be established on the basis of a political and social philosophy centered on natural, or God-given, rights. Yet, within 230 years of our founding, America has been essentially transformed into another secular socialist democracy. This metamorphosis is the end-product of a subtle but determined assault on that philosophical underpinning.

Property rights are the bedrock of the American political system; without that foundation, there is no freedom. The Founders held that property rights encompass not just physical property but also one’s life, labor and livelihood, as individuals own their own lives; therefore, they must own the products of that life that can be traded in free exchange with others. They further believed that the primary role of government is to guarantee and protect these property rights, and further, that these property rights are natural, or God given rights. Thus, the Declaration of Independence proclaims that Men “…are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable Rights…That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men…”

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Property Rights are the foundation of Common Law.
When one understands the rejection of Statutory Law by the Founders, and the embrace Common Law, then one will realize what makes America the Country it was supposed to be.

Anonymous said...

Read George Orwells "1984"

Anonymous said...

This is an awesomely well written piece, and should spread like wildfire, lest we succumb to its prediction.

Anonymous said...

The decline started during the Woodrow Wilson years when Federal Income Tax started. Greatly accelerated under FDR as he used the Great Depression, that he created, to empower the Federal Gov't. LBJ keep the ball rolling with the failed "Great Society" programs destroying minority families. Then there was Hussein Obama and his "Transformation".

But the biggest villains are the "Big Gov't" Republicans.

Anonymous said...

Well written piece... with a few flaws. Our form of government IS a Secular Republic, some confuse it with democracy... but we are republic, there is a difference.

It pains me that the article somehow paints "secular" as bad... this nation has always been a Secular Republic. With so much emphasis in this article on liberty and freedom, it seems that what was missed is that freedom of religion can only prosper in a secular society... were it not secular, it would then become a theocracy.. then by default would not be a free society.