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The Middle Class: Who, What, Why?

This is Part II of our discussion of the Middle Class . Click here for Part I.

The most important class of any country is the middle class of that country. Here’s where history becomes very interesting. Did you know that most countries do not have a middle class? Well what classes of people DO they have? And what does this tell you about such countries?

Almost, if not all countries without a middle class have 2 classes of people. Of course, there are many countries in the world and many variations in government style. The rich and the poor are the 2 classes of people you will find in many other nations besides ours, in the U.S.A.

Unfortunately, classes of people are usually made on the basis of the money they make and have acquired. This is not a very good system. But it has been used for decades. Most countries have a poor class and a rich class – the rich class, of course, is also the ruling class. There is very little in between.

What Kind of Country Has No Middle Class?

Why, every authoritarian country, be it socialist, communist, marxist, absolutist, or whatever. There is no middle class, only the poor. In such an arrangement, the rulers have little to fear regarding uprisings against the government elite – the high and lofty self-anointed ones!!  The poor class is pretty much reigned in by the ruling class. There is very little chance for advancement in money, prestige, or opportunity.

Anytime you are told of a country without a middle class, you should know immediately that you are dealing with some form of dictatorship. No exceptions.

Middle Class America

The middle class is the most important class in the country of the U.S.A. Why? Because it is by far the largest segment of the population and so it follows, it should be the most important.

I observe the USA to have 3 classes of people (financially). The poor, who could be subdivided perhaps, the middle class, and the rich and famous!

If I may speculate as to the earnings of the poor, I would say $20,000 per year in income, and for many, much less. The normally accepted earnings of the middle class would perhaps go up to $800,000 – pretty high for most in this range. Then the rich class would increase in earnings to the millions or more – from about the $800,000 range.

Which Class in the U.S.A. has the Largest Voting Bloc?

Which class garners the most votes cast?  You guessed it – the middle class.

Which class thinks they know more about running the country than the middle class? (The elite ruling class – of course!)

And where do many great ideas come from that benefit everyone – where but from the middle class?

Now please understand my point:

Which class must be controlled at all costs by the country’s rulers (in our country currently, the socialists)?

Why, the middle class of the country must be controlled by the corrupt elites, NO DOUBT ABOUT IT!

A class of people that is severely and harshly ruled over, always has fewer freedoms. ALWAYS!!

Do you have more or less freedom than you did even a year ago? They don’t want you to realize they are targeting the middle class to move them to the poor class so they can clamp down even more on their unconstitutional power grab. Awake yet?

YET – the middle class has enough people to cause dictators some serious trouble – should they decide to stand together against the tyranny!  Let Freedom Ring!

Middle Class America: What Do They Want?

This blog post will refer specifically, to the middle class of the U.S.A.  Few other countries can even claim a middle class. This is how and why mankind has seen dictator after dictator in his or her country.

The goal of every would-be dictator is to take over the middle class of his or her particular country. Because, if the middle class is not controlled, their leadership will soon be over.

The Desires of the Middle Class

The middle class of America is a very broad and comprehensive group. They are also an understanding group, and sharp as well. It is by FAR the largest segment of the U.S. population.

Here are their needs and desires:

  • A government that operates in, and promotes, individual liberty, and will see to it that the people have the same liberty
  • A caring attitude by elected officials towards its people in all things
  • Lower taxes
  • Booming economy
  • Good jobs and good wages
  • Expansion of varieties of opportunities
  • Observation of the Rule of Law, which ensures law and order, peace and safety
  • Sensible immigration policy (currently nonexistent under Biden)
  • Fairness toward all
  • Religious freedom
  • 2nd Amendment rights (not nibbling towards confiscation as Biden is doing)
  • Reigning in of unfair advantages of large corporations and entities which currently exercise too many rights that are denied to the common American citizen

Part II of this topic will dive more into what and who the Middle Class is, and why they are essential to a country with a thriving economy and why, in the case of the U.S.A., they are the essential Guardians of Freedom.

Middle Class Part II: Who, What, Why?

The Inestimable Value of the Individual

In these days when socialist propaganda is front and center, let us take a close look at the individual person. To do this, it is vital that we look into the relationship of God to the individual.

In the first book of the Bible, we are told of Creator God, and His creations.

 Perhaps the book of Genesis may be the most important piece of literature that exists. 

Genesis 1:1 says “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”

I used to wonder, as a very young boy, where all of the people and things I saw came from. Although billions of Bibles are bought (and some read) every year, many are not read through or examined more closely. But inside are the answers we are looking for!

I have an important question for all people: If God did not create all things, who did? And how did they do it? This question isn’t asked very often. – it may stop some in their tracks! If God did not create everything that we humans know about, then who did?

The book of Genesis, Chapter 1, verse 3 says…

God produced light. God divided the light from the darkness (verse 4). God next separated the waters from the land, and in verse 11, the earth began its chore of yielding grass and fruit. Soon we read that great creatures were created – some to inhabit the waters and others to roam on the earth.

In the 6th day, God created man. Verse 26 of Genesis 1 says: “Let Us make man in our image, after our likeness, and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.”

You may wonder about the phrase: “Let Us”, but this refers to the truth about God… that He exists in 3 Persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Each of the 3 Persons of God have the same authority but not the same work to accomplish.

Genesis 1:27 says: “So God created man in His own image; male and female created He them.” In human reproduction, we find that without reproduction we would have no humans… no men, no women. No other sex of humans is ever mentioned in the Bible except men and women. So 75 different genders and similar trash talk should be ended right there. There are only two human genders.

In the animal kingdom, multiple creatures of the same kind may be born at the same time. With humans, single births are typical, but there are exceptions, like twins, triplets, etc. We are concerned here with just the one human individual.

Endless Possibilities of the Individual

Let’s explore now the endless facts and possibilities of the individual.

Groups, clans and countries come about with the help of man. But the most important person in the world is the individual.

All of the activity of mankind was generated by a single created person at the dawning of time. Groups, cities, nations, etc. are secondary in this particular discussion.

Through many years, many moons, many trials and errors, the importance of the individual seem to have lost their meaning and importance. All of the groups, tribes, peoples and countries are still begun and carried on by the individual.

The great importance of the individual has already been established, because the individual is God’s creation. He is like God in his image. Because the Son of God (Jesus Christ) was born of a virgin, and lived upon our earth, we have a picture of the image of God by seeing the “God-man.”  If God the Father were to walk on the earth as Jesus did, we might have a little better idea of the appearance of God.

Let’s get down to specifics: God created man, in His own image, after His likeness. Doesn’t this fact elevate the importance of man, the person, the individual?

This fact gives to man himself, a kind of glory that God expected of man, because man is from God. I will even dare anyone (or any group) to deny where man came from, and then prove their case.

Man Displaying Glory – Dignity, Self-Worth, Importance

Yes, it’s true! The individual person has a glory about him that you may not see, due to his behavior, etc. Would you expect that whatever was created by God would naturally have some dignity, self-worth and importance? I think so.

And because God in heaven is a LOVING God, could we not suppose that man (the individual) would have some loving qualities about him? The individual is capable of great things, of great intellect, and if he is close to God, man should project the meaning of life that God the Creator has.

 

 

Wake Up, America!

wake up america, socialism, racismI will touch on a number of areas in this article in which a wake-up call is sorely needed and long overdue. I encourage you to read it all, resolve to make a difference while you can, and share your resolve with others!

Wake Up To Individual Responsibility

Let’s talk first about you as an individual. The 8 years under Barack Obama saw a drastic decline in jobs and a plummeting economy. Many even gave up the search for jobs and struggled to survive on government welfare. But our country is changing now. It’s a new day!

So why worry about what someone else has? You can now choose to use your time and energy to help yourself. If you need a job, try to qualify for some available job, or learn where you can get the training you need for that job as well as any job you might be considering. There are vocational schools, and job training schools, and some companies may even offer on-the-job training. Do what you have to do to become a productive citizen and job holder. Your self-worth and human dignity will have a chance to skyrocket! And above all, quit thinking of yourself as a victim!

Now, welfare is often needed for a time. But don’t depend upon welfare any longer than necessary. Your achievement level, and your self-worth suffer if you are jobless. A lack of self-worth (dignity) for a long period of time can lead to big trouble and poor judgement.

What is Racism?

Our country and its people are being bombarded too many cries of racism from too many people!  We need to define racism and define it correctly.

True racism should be defined as prejudiced or actions against a person based entirely on their race, color, ethnicity, or religion. This is wrong. Our Constitution declares this.

But there is a huge difference when the opinions and actions of any person violates the guaranteed rights and freedoms of another. Then it is not a matter of race, but of the violation of the human rights of another.

I am hearing loudly from too many people who falsely accuse others of racism, when the person being accused simply holds a different opinion from someone else. A difference of opinion does not constitute racism. And yet the Democrats Socialists, in an illegal and immoral manner, accuse those who politically disagree with them as being racist. This can never be acceptable in our country.

Any person who falsely accuses another of racism had better have proof – and the radical cries of racism I’ve heard all over the news lately are lacking that proof, in my opinion.

What is True Freedom?

Part of our American system is freedom within the law – freedom to think differently… But always to guarantee individual rights of others… staying within the nation’s Freedom Clause. Our laws, our Constitution, is the means by which all can have freedom, not just some.

Our Constitution guarantees freedom for all. When our country’s laws are broken by unfair cries of racism, then no one has any freedom of speech. Is our system perfect? No… But it isn’t perfect because people aren’t perfect. There has been only one perfect man who walked on earth… Jesus Christ… And they crucified him!!

When have we ever heard of a country with a dictator or King who guaranteed to each of its citizens peace and safety, the right to promote themselves, to raise their position financially, to have free speech, to have opportunity, to pass on to their children their possessions? We will come, full circle, back to the United States of America. Even the so-called democracies, as few as they are, are not the USA.

How did our country arrive at greatness? By promoting freedom within the laws!

Where Do Communism and Socialism Lead?

Socialism and Communism (Russian type) arrive at the same destination, once established. Big government, a ruling Elite, and a massive number of people in poverty, without most freedoms and without much hope.

I have a message for the Socialists of this country: the common people have finally figured out that the purpose of Socialism is to establish a ruling Elite, with a power structure that the common people cannot be a part of… Such a power structure promotes big government, very limited accountability, and the lowest level of freedom possible without an outright rebellion.

During the Obama years, job losses and manufacturing losses were very costly. This is what Socialism does, although there can be other factors as well. With Socialism at its peak, the common man has little hope. Just look at Venezuela today. Hyperinflation continues to run rampant, people are literally starving, and there are open, violent rebellions throughout the country.  Many are trying to escape the borders to another country where they hope to discover less horror than the reality they are facing in their homeland. This, my friend, is a snapshot of where Socialism will lead us.

President Trump may have caught the downturn in time. With Socialism, the common man can have no real hope. Socialism will never abandon big government and the return to the principles that made our country great.

Voters, Awake!

Lovers of freedom and opportunity for all; don’t vote for those whose party has specialized in empty and broken promises for decades. Find out exactly what candidates for office believe and why… And be aware that Socialism cannot possibly solve any government problem.

Scandal in High Places

We are uncovering perhaps the biggest government scandal of all times, wrongdoing by high government officials in the FBI and Department of Justice. Socialism has long tried to trash democracy and fair play, and election of Socialists can only lead to an absolute dictatorship.

After all, if you can’t trust your justice department to be impartial, then who can you trust?

The Left (liberals, Socialists and others) have also embraced violence in civil matters and have turned a blind eye to anarchism when it has served their selfish purposes. And the terms that Socialists have called honest citizens… racists, hate mongers, xenophobes, islamophobes, etc. do not befit honest members of society.

Don’t be fooled by their “new” name – Progressives – which sounds so forward thinking and benign. This is the current Democratic party – radical in their leanings and intent on regaining power and putting us back under poverty and dependence on big government.  My friends, the end result will be nothing short of disaster and loss of your freedoms, higher taxes, fewer jobs and severely restricted freedom of speech.

What is really happening is this… The Trump haters, Socialists, and the lawbreakers throw accusation with these false and hateful names, towards anyone who disagrees with the Socialist’s position. And they will attempt to demonize anyone who disagrees.

I have never been one to state an idea without a complete picture of my belief and why I feel the way I do! The Socialists I have observed avoid all such reason. They will deny, blame, lie, cheat and steal to deceive, instead of simply giving an honest answer.

Let Me Be Clear

I do not say that all who have a liberal point of view on any number of issues agree with the Socialistic position. What I AM saying is that the current Democratic party has moved radically Left, all the while cloaking their agenda with code words that “sound good”, and are engaging in outright deception to regain control of this country. In case you want to study further, just look up Hillary Clinton’s mentor, Saul Alinsky, and his “Rules for Radicals”. It’s true folks – this is the trail we’ve been going down, and the destination is nothing short of utter chaos and loss of freedoms for the American people.

You Are Never Too Old to Be a Student

I happen to be a student of the Bible. It helps me to explain and understand many things. There are particular phrases in the Bible that are really comparisons and not literal facts. Much of this comes from language interpretation.

Just like in the Bible, one must interpret the true meaning of the statement. Following is an very old truism, not from the Bible, but true nonetheless…  

“He who steals my purse steals trash… But he who steals my good name steals that which not enriches him, but makes me poor, indeed.”

The Left, the Socialists, steal the good name, (or at least attempt to) from all who disagree with them on anything, and give them no chance to explain their position.

In the Bible, Jesus calls out the Scribes and Pharisees for their behavior. Jesus said also, that the Jewish religious leaders washed the outside of the cup and left the inside dirty and filthy. Can you not see, dear reader, a definite resemblance to the behavior of the Socialists, individually and as a group?

Can you also see that calling a particular party (in this case, the Socialist Democrats) out on wrong behavior does not make one worthy of hatred and violence?

Demonize, Discredit and Deny

And now back to the Socialists… Every vile trick known to man has been tried by the Left to discredit and to demonize their enemies – good Americans. I personally saw what Socialism was doing many years ago. Many are just now realizing it. It’s just that too many good, honest people weren’t necessarily students of government back through the years.

It is now time for those who love liberty to see what I see. Socialism is opposed to law and order, to personal freedom, to common sense, and to national security. Socialists do not care about freedom for all. They care about protecting a form of government by an Elite ruling class, that is essentially no better than a third-world dictatorship!! We see, especially of late, the half-truths, lies, made up stories, interconnected wrongdoings, and a swamp-ridden, out-of-control government at the top of some of our agencies. The liberal-left is determined to defy law & order, responsibility and transparency even at the top level of our law enforcement.

I am hoping that we will be seeing the demise of the present Democratic party, with their greedy paws, trying to trash our country’s values. No one’s reputation is safe, no one’s gains in life are applauded, no one can begin to fathom the damage to the American way of life when Socialists are in control. Let me repeat what I have written in prior articles… If you are not safe and secure… You are not free! You can have freedom if you have law and order. If you have no freedom, you have no opportunity, and you have no safety, either.

It’s All About Liberty

A citizen of the USA has a life that is all about liberty. The Revolutionary War won our freedom and loosed us from the shackles of the King of England. You cannot have liberty for all and trash the liberty of some. You cannot have liberty for anyone without laws that cherish liberty for all.

Socialism is not about freedom for all. It is about freedom for self-appointed leaders, and little or nothing but dependence for the rest of us.

As I view TV today and listen to the liberal guests on many programs, the Socialistic response is completely true to form. Socialistic liberals will never answer direct questions. They bring up a whale to hide the hidden deeds of a rat.

The Socialists have taken a wonderful country to the brink of the cliff, ready to be pushed over the edge. Can we forgive them? Yes!! But the laws of our land must stand!! Liberals are guilty of trashing our Constitution and stealing our liberties. Their actions must be punished, regardless of who they are, and what their position is or has been. This includes Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and all other guilty parties. If they are not punished and severely punished, then we will have sent a message to everyone that there is no justice!!

The Ploy to Drop the Hammer

I never realized that the constant hammering of words could perhaps change the meaning of such words in public perception. The Socialist believes that you are racist if in any way you disagree with him. You are the subject to many scandalous names if you dare disagree with a Socialist. They hope by such repetitive hammering to convince others to agree with them on their narcissistic views.

So the Socialists of today are the absolute enemy of truth, freedom, safety, opportunity and well-being. It has become all about freedom for the Socialists and not for anyone else.

You Still Have a Voice – You Still Have a Vote!

The plain truth is that unless the voters of today understand the Socialist agenda and fight against it, our country is lost! And unless the truth and the freedoms of our country are once again taught at an early age, we will be fighting in our streets for our survival and for our national truth.

Dear readers… What truths are you willing to fight for??

 

Hey, there, Can you see?

By the Dems’ early night

What we solemnly spied

At the “wokeness” last beaming

 

 With great theft and great harm

They unleashed all their charm –

And our factories and jobs

Disappeared with great alarm;

      

And the airplanes’ red glare

And the cars everywhere…

Like a thief in the night

Were not found anywhere.

     Hey, Hey does our country’s

     torn flag ever wave?

     O’er the Socialists’ land

     And the home of the slave? 

 

We must wake up and take our country BACK!!!

 

By William Figley

4/27/21

U.S. Navy Veteran – WWII

 

Faith, Family, and Country

Faith, family, and country. In that order? Yes, in that order.

If you are a citizen, and believe in the Constitution of the U.S. and in conservatism and common sense, you are a beloved citizen who can coach others and you can strengthen your country!

faith, family, country

FAITH in God through Jesus Christ, and owning Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior is the first priority.

FAMILY is next. Honor the family. Protect the family. Revere the family as the backbone of your society, and the backbone of any society. I consider husband and wife to be a family. Surely children are welcome, and are both a delight and bring a solemn obligation to teach, coach and provide example.

Next is COUNTRY. Follow the Constitution. Be informed about your leaders, and elect those you have checked out and approved, and see that they perform as they were voted in to do.

You are no doubt wondering about the world as a whole. You are a citizen of the world because you are a human. The physical world should never come before FAITH, FAMILY AND COUNTRY. Your country’s leaders will take care of the world, by first taking care of the country they have vowed to protect.

If you see signs of election fraud, and decisions being made to undermine the Constitution and the freedoms God gave to us as citizens, go back to the first priority. Ask God what you can do to turn things around. Find like-minded people and do what you can,  and above all, pray.

Our actions (or lack of them) will determine the kind of  country and freedoms our children and grandchildren will inherit from us.

faith, family, country

Only Jesus Poem

 

O, Jesus is the Cornerstone

The most important building Stone

The Rock on which we build our life

The life which may be full of strife

 

 

 

Jesus is our Friend, indeed

The only one the sinner needs

Jesus knows our every care

He, our anxious grief will share.

 

Jesus is our dwelling place

His love can fill our empty space.

He understands the human cry

He’s there to mind each earthly sigh.

He’s the Bright and Morning Star

He comforts you where e’er you are

 

This life is but a stepping stone

For those who want a real home

A place where love is all around

Where life is on the solid ground.

 

And Jesus is our answer still

Amongst the strife of human will

For Jesus died upon the tree

That sinners’ lives could then be free

We cannot even know the cost

That Jesus paid upon that cross.

 

Jesus is the great “I AM”

He always is the One Who can –

Can lift our spirits from within

Spirits that are freed from sin.

 

Godly life or earthly life

One is good, one is strife

Live for self, you die alone

You could have a heavenly home!

Home where everything is right

Home where there is no more night

Home where Jesus is the Light

And where sin is out of sight.

 

Did I explain about God’s plan…

To deal with all the sins of man?

Jesus came and died, alone

For all man’s sin, He did atone

Here’s the choice God gave to all;

Believe in Christ… Answer the call.

Give your life to Christ alone

And welcome to your heavenly home.

 

When you chose Christ, you chose it all…

You answered God’s forgiving call.

If you chose your own life and way

Then God above must have His say.

Heaven’s doors are open wide

To all who choose the Savior’s side,

Should not the universe be shown

Who is in charge and on the Throne?

 

Could God let just one sinner in

And the heavenly home be touched with sin?

No… God left His Gift intact

For all those who by their act

Received the Christ, Who died for all

Who made themselves sinful and small…

And took the Christ into their life

And ended sin’s eternal strife.

 

So earthly-minded, listen clear…

The moment of your choice is here,

Take God’s gift – the Gift is free

For all who believe – eternity.

For heaven’s for those who have believed –

And Christ Jesus, they received.

 

by William Figley

12/8/2021

 

Individual Liberty and Its Results – Part II

For Part I of Individual Liberty and Its Results, click here.

Consequences of the Loss of Individual Liberty

Let’s take a look now at something obvious, but often overlooked. If you do not have individual liberty, you will not have any of the extra, spillover benefits that individual liberty provides – and you won’t have a United States of America any longer in that case, either.

Loss of individual liberty changes the kind of country you have into some form of dictatorship – ALWAYS, not maybe. (Just ask Australia, Canada, France, Germany and folks in the states of NY and CA if you wonder if that’s really taking place right now)

What is Lost and Who Loses?

Moving on now – it seems difficult for many people to realize what is lost – and who loses it, when actions against individual liberty are taken. And the corrupt elites are hoping we don’t comprehend it fully until it’s too late!

 1. Illegal Aliens entering our country through our unsecured southern border. They were not invited to enter illegally under President Trump – they were welcome to come in legally and lawfully. Under Biden’s socialist policies, thousands and thousands of illegals are coming into our country as we speak!

Who are these people? What are they bringing in with them? (diseases? drugs? children to traffic?) And how will we – as a people, take care of them?  Whose individual liberty is being taken away by this? Border control agents have been told by government not to arrest these people. Citizens’ rights are being violated, tax-payers in the U.S. will foot the bill.

Where are all the rights of the U.S. citizens? Any and all U.S. citizens lose their law and order, their peace and safety, and their God-given rights!! All citizens’ right are gone!!

2. The Green New Deal

Socialists are trying to set up a throw-back to the Stone Age! They are attempting to ban the combustion engine, oil and gas, cows, cars, trucks and airplanes. Yes, from our own country!

There is no way that our economy, our dollar, our external and internal security can survive under their proposed “New Deal.” It’s actually not new at all. It’s their decades old playbook to crash the economy, force citizens to depend on government handouts to survive, mercilessly raise taxes, and then restrict their freedoms every which way but loose. They want to bring us into their “Great Reset” and run every iota of our lives. Oh, and depopulation is a part of it – easier to control the sheep when the herds are not so large (this is how they view us!!)

Our only hope now, under socialism, is that it can’t happen overnight!

Who Is Affected?

Everyone who lives in our country (and yours). No more country under their “new” ideas. Oh, maybe a bonfire and an empty food plate, but no hope, no dreams, no means to do anything but to die!! How long will it take China to come into our country and claim everything? Are they already buying up U.S. land and controlling large U.S. corporations?  It’s worth doing some research (but don’t accept the mainstream ‘fake news’ to tell you the truth).

No one’s individual rights and means to life can be saved by this horrendous scheme!

3. Raising Taxes

This is certainly one of Biden’s proposals, and a sure thing. It won’t be long before businesses will close or shrink in size, new businesses are discouraged from taking a chance, and more factories will leave the country (again). The standard of living in the U.S.A. will go to zero. Raising taxes on any class of our people, whether lower class, middle class, or wealthy class cannot accomplish anything but dictatorship and loss of life.  (By the way, are income taxes even legal? Now that question is worth some further research!)

Can God in heaven possibly support this?

When individual liberty is gone for all but the ruling few, then life itself is gone for most of us. It is a disaster waiting to happen. Any group or leader who raises taxes, or who talks of doing so is not capable of being in charge of a doghouse in a rainstorm!!

Although some of the rich may survive in such a system, our country will be ruined, as individual liberty is crushed! Virtually all citizens will be losers.

4. Empty Promises

There are two types of empty promises: those that the promisers never intend to keep, and those promises that are impossible to keep. Socialists will give you BOTH of these types!

All dictators make empty promises. They have done so for centuries, somewhere in our world. Socialism promises a utopia for everyone – a country that will be nearly perfect – as long as the dictators are obeyed.

If I may digress a bit – remember the old nursery rhyme – “Simple Simon met a Pie-man going to the Fair.” According to the progression of the rhyme, the Pie-man essentially said: “Show me the color of your money!!”  Remember?

Empty promises produce no money and they take away all that you have, as a citizen. Dear people, socialism doesn’t even recognize what an individual IS, let alone a free individual! Socialism views mankind as “groups” – pleasant little peasant groups who can get along just fine with leadership – AS LONG AS  THEY OBEY.

Here’s a Challenge – Show Me if You Can!

Show me, if you can, how any individual can benefit from empty promises.

If someone says, “Wait a minute!” We don’t know for sure that the kind of government that socialists advocate won’t be better.

My response? Look at history!!

Where in the history of the world has socialism ever produced anything but misery? Give me chapter and verse!

Oddly enough, there is silence – and a squeaky voice that whispers – “Trust me.”

Venezuela did, and look at that country!

(Venezuela used to be one of the richest nations in the world before the socialist takeover of their government in recent years. Now you can find citizens digging through trash trucks looking for a morsel to eat).

When individual liberty is gone, you will have nothing but wreck and ruin, make no mistake. You cannot make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear! 

The very essence of socialism is that it hates individual liberty for anyone but its rulers. 

The Standard of Individual Liberty

Let me finish by saying that individual liberty is the one single thing you MUST have if you are to have a free country. Individual liberty is the only standard you will ever need to judge a law, an amendment to a law, a legal position, or anything important to your life.

So you, as a citizen, a good citizen – must judge everything that appears in your life by one thing only:

How does this thing – this one action – this one thought – affect my individual liberty? 

If you do not have individual liberty guaranteed to you by your government, then you have nothing – you have no country, no personal freedom, and little hope.

God Himself authorized individual liberty through His Holy Word, the Bible, which was then pronounced in the Declaration of Independence and in the Constitution of the United States of America.

Without a loving God, you cannot have anything of importance or value.

Postscript: 

Perhaps seeing the world through the filter of individual liberty more clearly has made you aware of your restrictions and the potential corruption of your own government.

I encourage you to embrace the facts, yes. But the TRUTH is that God created you to know Him and be FREE, so that is what you stand for, pray for and speak up for.

The world is waking up. I welcome you to the tribe of the Awakened Warriors. Godspeed.

“If the Son therefore shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.”

(John 8:36)

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Individual Liberty and Its Results – Part I

We don’t hear the term “individual liberty” tossed around much these days, but this term is foundational to our country (as originally founded). If you are undecided or unsure about certain “goings on” in recent days, please read on. Perhaps you will see things in a different light by the end of your time here.

Firstly, let’s review. When the U.S.A was founded in 1776, the laws of the new country (called the Constitution) guaranteed individual liberty for each person. This was a new concept in government, and unheard of in the annuls of history.

Countries primarily operated with Kings, potentates, rulers or dictators who had absolute authority. In all of these cases, their “rulership” completely opposed the new laws that birthed the United States of America. We have leaders, but no king. We have lawmakers whose decisions are not absolute.

Born To Be Free

The power that lawmakers have (those elected with free and fair elections) come from our U.S citizens. Men and women in Congress are elected, not appointed by any king or overseer. (And, I might add, a few appointed leaders who assume authority are not any guarantee of correctness when it comes to their decision making.) These many offices are filled by people whom we elect (at least that is the way it was intended)! Free and fair elections are for the purpose of those in authority TRULY BEING ELECTED BY THE PEOPLE, not appointed by kings, and not cronies of the people at the top of the authority structure.

World Leadership Factors

World leadership has often fallen to the U.S.A through the years. Why? Because our country and our leaders represent the best form of government that can be found. Our country has more freedom and more opportunities than any country in the world. The USA has been a world leader in times past because of the ability to “get things done” and not cave to the intimidation and threats of other rogue nations who want to control the rest of the world.

Other countries have looked up to us in the past, as a beacon of freedom. We have had world stature in many countries – people admire our accomplishments and strengths, as well as our freedoms.

You might be surprised to learn the number of other countries that have had U.S. troops residing there. Many smaller countries are threatened by rogue nations, and are easily threatened with domination by stronger empires. Until President Trump came along, the countries gladly accepting our troops were – for the most part – not paying a red cent for their protection from U.S soldiers.

Do We Realize What We Really Have?

I’m sorry to say that too many Americans do not realize the astounding benefits that our country offers them. Add to that, too many in the U.S.A have been duped by anti-American rhetoric and actions that are in process of cancelling this individual liberty that our forefathers fought for that we might enjoy. This is exactly why we have, and are now seeing all kinds of actions taken in the name of “good government,” which are wrong and deadly; actions that deny citizens their rights under the Constitution.

You must remember this: Without the Constitution and its guarantees (based on the freedoms given to us by God when He created the world), no citizen has any guarantee of anything. Without the Constitution, we would be like any other country – whose authoritarian leaders pick and choose which “benefits” to grant their slave-subjects. We see more and more in the last several months how our Constitution is being trampled on by socialistic and marxist ideas. Yes, these are dictatorial rule as well as kings, potentates and superiors! This is where we end up if we allow corrupt “rulers” to create “laws” and “mandates” at every turn, which bear no resemblance whatsoever to “government by the people and for the people.”

The Importance of Individual Liberty

We are told in our founding documents that citizens in the U.S. have certain unalienable rights. Among these rights, according to the Declaration of Independence are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

If you can prove that any other nation has this system, please go right ahead. Now notice, the pursuit of happiness. It is called the pursuit because it cannot be guaranteed by any person or government. But it does show the great extent of the liberty we have.

How Individual Liberty Impacts Others

Individual liberty is guaranteed to each person, which makes the guarantee self-limiting – because each person has it rightfully. Under our system of government, you cannot infringe upon or negate the liberty of another as you are pursuing your own individual liberty. (Please keep in mind that this is the beauty of how we were founded as a nation – the trampling of freedoms we have seen recently – particularly of those who disagree with the mainstream narrative – is neither Constitutional nor lawful.) This is why it is imperative that we see the truth unveiled, and hold our government leaders accountable to “we the people.” 

Individual Liberty – A Beacon of Hope to the World

Other Benefits of Individual Liberty

Think of a prisoner or jailed person for a moment. What are they not permitted to do? He/she not only cannot do many things physically, he or she is also unable to do many things legally as well.

Here’s where individual liberty shines brightly and shows its true colors.  Please note: If you don’t enjoy the benefits listed below, it could well be that others are attempting to steal your liberty from you. Bear this in mind as you read:

* Opportunity

Opportunity is given – the chance to go anywhere, to work anywhere, to like something different from what others do, to climb the social and financial ladder and best of all, to supply to the person the dignity and the self-worth of positive accomplishment. Socialism, Marxism, dictatorship, etc. can NEVER accomplish this.

* Capitalism (or free markets)

Our free market system is not appreciated by most people possibly because it doesn’t even register with many. Capitalism gives us freedom of choice in what we buy and in the services we receive. There is competition (in many sectors) that inspire better and more affordable goods and services. This system makes the world go ’round and propels U.S. citizens far above the people of some other dictatorial, “you don’t have a choice” societies. DON’T EVER FORGET THIS. It is the reason our country has historically been ahead of all others, and this system has created an enormous amount of wealth.

* Private Property

Let’s add this to the list of add-ons to individual liberty, the right to own something that cannot lawfully be denied. This would include ownership of homes, business buildings, land, etc.; all lift up individual liberty to where it belongs. In most countries, private property does not exist.

* Privacy

Privacy is the right – the special right to own something, some secret, some history, something of value, that government cannot lawfully change. Government was not founded to pry into your personal affairs. Government must respect what is personally yours. 

A well-known man’s personal privacy is being violated today by the Biden administration, by illegally and unlawfully breaking into a citizen’s private property without just cause. This is inexcusable conduct by government.

I sincerely hope that the actors and instigators pay very dearly for this breach of individual liberty.

We will continue to explore, in Part II, what consequences we will pay as a nation and people for allowing a loss of individual liberties.

Individual Liberty and Its Results – Part II

Importance of Ideology – (Skin Color Has Nothing to Do With it!)

Ideology is a most important part of one’s personal philosophy, both as an individual and as part of a group. Ideology is perhaps the most DEFINING part of a person’s nature or being. And skin color has NOTHING to do with it!

Ideology and Influence

Ideology may be defined as the deeply held belief of any person. This belief is part and parcel of that person during his entire existence. It can include faith, thoughts, ideals, dreams, likes and dislikes, money and influence – yes, everything about that person that they hold on the inside.

What is inside a person must, at some point, be shown on the outside, or many times their true beliefs or intentions are mistaken by others.

Now, let me be very clear – Ideology has nothing to do with skin color! This is a socialistic lie, that should be thrown out even before it is uttered! Let me explain. Each person has a right to deeply held personal beliefs, which can change or be solidified over time by upbringing, current society, absolute truth (such as the Word of God), or other influences. But the wise person should not allow past experience to necessarily alter their ideology.

Ideology has everything to do with your personal, deeply-held beliefs; your ideology reflects the best in you, past experience or training being only a part of the whole.

People of many racial backgrounds and experiences may have pretty much the same ideology and thoughts about life as you do, and their skin color and past experience is only part of their experience to the present time. As a conservative, I would and do relate strongly to a person with a similar ideology as mine, regardless of skin color.

In fact, I am especially thrilled when a black or brown-skinned person agrees with my thoughts on our country, and the individual liberty that our country’s laws provide. It is certainly not skin color, or even background, that puts a person in any certain category or place in life. It is their ideology (personal beliefs)  that I value. Their skin color does not matter – it is not a negative!

I am not like the socialists, who delight in redefining the meaning of well-established words in order to gain political advantage.

Would I vote for a person of color, regardless of color? ABSOLUTELY! If their ideology aligns with my own, and many do, I would support people of color who run for high office. I can think of a number of people of color right now who would rank high on my list for very high office.

No, dear readers, skin color has no relationship whatsoever to personal ideology. And I am by no means the only person declaring this truth from the beginning.

Socialists are great dividers of people and government, for the purpose of creating chaos in people’s thinking.

Please don’t fall for it. We have a country to save, and the “divide and conquer” mentality is trying to drag us in the wrong direction to destruction. We can refuse to go along for the ride!