Solid Education on the Constitution

After returning from a trip to New England last fall, which included seeing Boston and Plymouth Rock, I became more interested in how the constitution came to be and how it relates to my own English history. I decided to start the Hillsdale College Constitution 101 course shortly after Thanksgiving and earlier this week I completed the course after studying all 10 lessons and taking the final quiz.

One of the things I learned in the class was how effective America’s constitution is and how England doesn’t have one. Britain does not have a codified constitution. It is considered a living constitution that can be updated with the times. This may sound good but it isn’t. The progressives once sought a living constitution when England was at its height of empire. However the living constitution and rise of socialism led to its undoing. Today England is experiencing Orwellian crackdowns on free speech and its citizens are unable to defend themselves. The American founding fathers made sure checks and balances were set in stone with the constitution. It is not a living document.

While there may be many issues in America today, the reasons why we are still able to have free speech and defend ourselves can be found in the writings from the founding fathers and how republican American government was set up to protect individual liberty.

The Hillsdale College Constitution 101 course teaches us about why the constitution is important and why the founders set up the American system as a large Republic. They also explain the three crises in American government; the revolution and inception of the constitution. Slavery and civil war. And the ongoing battle against progressivism, which we are still fighting today.

I would highly recommend the course for all Americans.

 

Be the change you want to see in the world

Since Donald Trump became President a lot of conservatives seem to believe that he has a magic wand, that he is all-seeing and all-powerful. Lately, with tech censorship and shadow banning of conservatives I hear a lot of people say things like “why doesn’t President Trump do something about it?”

My thoughts are that he is already doing things about it. His defiant tweets spit in the face of those who wish to silence him, while more importantly at the same time he is doing everything in his power to install new constitutional judges across the board.

The problem with executive orders is that they can be undone. It is my belief that President Trump is doing everything in his power to create a lasting legacy where the new judges will be more restrained and rule in favor of the constitution instead of their own warped liberal activism.

President Trump can only do as much as he can with the cards handed to him and he is surrounded by sharks in the name of the media, the left, the rinos and the deep state.

So the question then is not “why doesn’t President Trump do something?” but instead “why don’t I do something?”

President Trump was critical of the presidency and of government long before he ever decided to run. The fight to begin removing ‘rinos’ started years before he ran for President.

The same people who attended the first Tea Party rallies when Barack Obama became President are the ones who are now township trustees and members of the house and senate. It takes years of grass-roots activism and tossing your hat in the ring where necessary. It also takes a new generation of leaders and patriots.

It has occurred to me that the youth in this county are not taught enough about the constitution and its importance. When I pledged my oath of allegiance I had to swear to it, to uphold and protect it. Now that I have a child of my own, I realize how important it is to protect the founders vision of the country for generations to come.

My generation gets a lot of flak for being too lazy or too unmotivated. Maybe that is the case with some of them, but not all. I think that it is far more important to shine a light on the goodness in this country and to learn its history than point the blame on this generation or argue amongst ourselves.

The task therefore, to those who are reading this is to educate yourselves and take action. May I first suggest taking a course on the constitution. It is highly informative and a great place to start. If you’re thinking about going to a tea party rally or a township meeting; do it! Start participating, go to a protest, write to your member of congress, call your senator’s office. The mainstream media may be corrupt, and the tech giants may think they can silence us, but local and persistent action will outrun them. After all, the founders managed to overcome much more with much less.

Do you know of any resources that will help others? Sound off in the comments!

Todays Feature is Hillsdale College Consitution 101

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Going Forward

If I were to die tomorrow, I would want my son to have as many tools as possible to become everything he wanted to be in life. As it stands today, America holds the greatest possibilities in the world for anyone to achieve and yet many do not recognize or understand that.

I believe it is important for the youth of America to learn and recognize just how special, important and great this country really is.

I think that the best thing I can do for my son going forward and for the youth of America going forward is to provide lessons that I have learned along with some great resources for further reading.

Going forward this site will provide links to informative and think-out-of-the-box sites along with commentary from me on my thoughts and insights.

This is my journey of becoming an American citizen. I hope that you enjoy the new content going forward.

Decentralization – The Capitalist Answer to Everything

There is a difference between capitalism and corporatism. Capitalism and the free market allow for competition to take place and new ideas to flourish. Corporatism seeks to control everything.

Lately, we have seen liberal dominated tech companies such as Google and Twitter shut down conservatives. What was once open and free is now becoming more and more controlled. Conservatives are being banned and shadow banned when it doesn’t fit the narratives the big companies like.

So do we invite the government in to regulate? Or should we allow other companies to innovate instead?

The creator of the world wide web decided to do the later:

https://www.fastcompany.com/90243936/exclusive-tim-berners-lee-tells-us-his-radical-new-plan-to-upend-the-world-wide-web

The man who gave us one of the greatest technological leaps of the late 20th Century has done it again with ‘Inrupt’ which just may well become the new way we use the internet.

If you want to stop the democrats and big tech from silencing you; vote republican in November and checkout new startup technologies such as Inrupt.

Just as with crypto currencies, the internet is still evolving. We’re only just getting started!

Rediscovering ourselves

Watching movies like ‘Interstellar’, ‘the right stuff’ and ‘space cowboys’ have only highlighted the failings of government to me. NASA was born of bureaucracy, and it has died of bureaucracy. In fifty years, they never perfected space travel. They piggy backed off the designs of Nazi Germany’s scientists and never got away from rocket launching from the ground in order to get men into space. To this day, only several hundred people have ever traveled to the stars.

In just ten years, Virgin Galactic has revolutionized space travel. Burt Rutan’s revolutionary new designs have made space tourism a viable option in the not too distant future. Now, there have been casualties in pushing this envelope, as there always is. Many of progressive mindset have bashed Virgin Galactic in the last couple of weeks for the death of one of their test pilots, while saying that this sort of thing should be left to government experts. Are they referring to the same government experts who spent billions blowing up rockets trying to get them into space, and the many planes that went down trying to break the sound barrier? Lets not forget, that dozens of test pilots died trying to break the sound barrier, and that even with the space shuttle program, which was far from perfect, shuttles still exploded on the way up, and disintegrated on the way down, killing many of the few astronauts to go into space.

Burt Rutan, with a private enterprise backing, has done far more for space travel in the last decade, than any government agency has in the last half a century. This is a good thing, because America in particular as a nation is just now beginning to rediscover itself. The progressive mantra is slowly being pried away. We can see from the November 2014 elections that the heart of America fully and utterly rejects the democrats big government policies, headed by imperial president Barack Obama.

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While the nation has now almost completely gone red, the real battles are just now coming. Dinosaurs such as Mitch McConnell, and John Boehner have no right to be at the helm of the senate and house, their paid and patented antiquated back room deal ideology belongs on the scrap heap of history. America is beginning to rediscover Capitalism, and its place in our lives. It is Capitalism, the free market system, which spurs growth, which creates opportunities, which pushes us further than we’ve been before. It is capitalism which will take us to the stars, not soviet style big government

Americans, which the help of movies from Christopher Nolan, with constitutionalist tea party groups, and with alternative media, are rediscovering capitalism, and the fruits it bears. The republicans have swept the house and senate in such a way that has not been seen in nearly one hundred years. We now stand upon the precipice of an abyss or a great awakening. The abyss is in believing that the republicans will do what needs to be done on their own to scale back government. The great awakening is in keeping the pressure on them to roll back the reaches of government, and to allow free enterprise to once again blow the fires of industry throughout the land. We are standing on the edge of an abyss or a new renaissance. I know which one I choose. How about you?

We determine the culture each and every day, we decide which direction the country turns. We decide weather to squabble about our place in the dirt, or to reach for the stars. Each and every one of us is responsible for our own futures. In rediscovering ourselves, we reignite ourselves, we blaze a path for others to follow. The future is out there, lets go and create it!

Society is doomed

“When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion — when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing — when you see money flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors — when you see that men get richer by graft and pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you — when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice — you may know that your society is doomed.”  Ayn Rand

These words ring true in my mind when I see people working hard, holding up companies, and not getting the raise or promotion they have earned, while others who don’t even show up on time get big increases because they’ve arm twisted someone in management for a new position and pay.

These words ring true in my mind when I look at all the countries that fell over the last century to socialism and communism. All the capital squandered, all the potential lost.

When you look at how deep the socialist tendencies lie, you realize that we now stand on the edge of oblivion. Britain’s Empire is gone, the Portuguese Empire is gone, the German Empire is gone, Russia is a dead vessel, all the African nations which were once developing so well, are now burnt out husks.

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When you study history, when you look at what has really gone on, it is quite scary to think about how successful communism has been in ruining nations.

When you look at South Africa and Zimbabwe in particular, you see that it was ‘racism’ that drove those countries over the edge. At least, that’s what we’re told. No one wants to sift deeper, because they don’t want to offend anyone. I have black friends, and I have South African friends. I can safely say that the black people of South Africa and Rhodesia were not ready to self govern, they were not well educated enough. The South Africans and Rhodesians were not racist, they simply understood that the indigenous population was not ready to self govern. Unfortunately for them, they got swept up in the movement of the day, calling for equal rights, and now, having been brought down to the lowest common denominator, both black and white people in both countries are worse off.

They are worse off not because of skin color, but because of attitude, because of standards and quality. The people of South Africa and Zimbabwe would have been well off to have slowly introduced black people into the voting and self determining population over a few decades. Both sides would have won, but, in stalling these needed democratic reforms, they spelled their own doom. Aided quite literally by the communists, black majority groups took power, and having the wrong set of ideology, drove their respective countries into the ground.

Since the end of the cold war, the metaphorical glass container holding communism has been dropped, and its contents smashed. It now leaks into society the world over. It’s in our schools and in our government. It’s ideology lives on, despite history showing its devastating and genocidal effects.

When you see common core being introduced into schools, with math equations that even college professors can’t understand being taught. When you see those on welfare living better than those grinding out a 9 – 5 job. When you see energy costs going up because of over regulation. When you see that small business owners are penalized with higher taxes, while low skilled workers get larger and larger tax returns. When you see those who put their blood sweat and tears into inching their way up though companies, small raises at a time, always jumping at the latest promotional opportunity, but then seeing a suck up and an arm twister taking that place over them. When you see the gradual decline of once great industries, and empty buildings on the side of the road, shut down because of too much regulation and too high taxes. When you see news outlets putting down your amendment rights, while glorifying entertainment stupidity. When you see that vulgarity is popularized over virtue, in almost every aspect of your life, you know your society is doomed.

When you see that popular science based on out dated models of doom and gloom, take precedence over steel hard facts. When you see that socialized medicine is viewed as virtuous in spite of historical facts proving otherwise. And when you see that gun control is supported in the name of safety despite statistical evidence showing that gun ownership actually reduces crime. You know that your society is doomed.

When up is down, right is left and forwards is backwards. You know that your society is doomed.

If you are guilty of helping hold up those who do not deserve help, while denying a hand to those who would build so much with it? Are you a part of the problem or the solution?

Are you teaching your kids real history? Are you instilling in them good morals and the ability to think critically?

The only way to beat the rushing tide if hatred and stupidity, the only way to beat back vulgarity, is to stand as a shining example to others.

You are the difference between society being doomed, and society being saved. You must save yourself. You must educate yourself. You must no longer stand silently in the shadows. You must find your voice, even if it trembles, and tell the world the truth.

Or else, society, and civilization as we know it, is doomed.

Changes in perception on libertarianism

For a while I considered myself very libertarian, and in many ways I still do, but perhaps now I am more of a little L Libertarian. I am finding myself ever more conservative, especially in light of recent events.

As the news sources continually pour out stories of Russia invading the Ukraine, the rise of the Islamic State, and general belligerence from other nations in the world, I find myself reassessing old points of view on libertarianism.

Point of View

During the 1800’s, from the time of the Napoleonic War all the way until the start of the first world war, Great Britain ruled the oceans. Being a mostly free nation, concentrated on trade, the world entered a boom phase. Not only did the United Kingdom lead the industrial revolution, it brought peace and relative stability to the world, allowing capitalism to flourish.

Today the United States of America is the world’s foremost superpower. It is a mostly free nation, concentrated on trade.  Since the end of the second world war, America has been dominant, maintaining relative peace and stability in the world.

Now, there have been many wars, and many lives lost over the last few decades, but those numbers pale in comparison to the lives lost in the two world wars. The US took up where Britain left off in maintaining trade and capitalism in the world.

America’s foreign policy is one of a projection of force. Most countries have the understanding that if they are peaceful toward us, we are glad to trade with them, if they are hostile toward us, we are likely to obliterate them.

There have been many mistakes in America’s foreign policies over the last few decades, many of which will be argued over for many more decades to come. A lot of people say that we should never have gotten involved in Iraq to begin with, and I can understand these arguments.

However. The rise of the Islamic State is not something the world should sit by and allow to happen. The Islamic State is a barbaric and backwards regime. Not only do they kill thousands of innocent people in droves, but they are totally hostile toward western civilization. They will not stop until we are either all Muslim, or all dead. Forget Al Quadi, they’re soft in comparison, these guys mean business.

As the world’s foremost superpower, we do have a duty to maintain order in the world. As a friend of mine once said “nature abhors a vacuum” Do you really want the likes of communist China, or soviet style Russia to be the world’s new superpower? Do you really think either of these countries will be even close to as fair as Britain and the USA have been to other nations throughout the last two centuries?

Do you really think if we just sit back on our hands that everything will just be alright?

I think not.

We, and we alone can stand up against these tyrants, we and we alone can restore capitalism, free trade and free thought to the world. The American way is one to be proud of.

Here’s to praying that the house and senate are swept with conservative republicans this fall, so that we can finally begin proceedings against our limp wristed, golfer-in-chief, The world will be a lot safer when we finally impeach this anti-colonial, communist traitor from the white house. Barack Obama’s lack of leadership has the world teetering on the verge of a third world war.

Real leadership is needed, and that starts at the grass roots. I am at least thankful for libertarians at that level, helping alter the progressive tendencies the republican party was heading in.

Another issue I am reconsidering is my old stance against Israel. Now, the very creation of Israel after the second world war, much like the creation of Syria and Iraq after the first world war, has caused nothing but problems for the surrounding area for the last few decades. But to say, as I did over a year ago, that Israel is inherently evil, is perhaps naive. Now, the Zionist Illuminati, and other such organizations, those are I believe not healthy to the world, but the Israeli state now exists, for better or for worst, and I do not want to see the killing of innocent women and children. It is not the fault of those born there that the state exists. It is evil however for an organization to launch rockets at peaceful population centers and use women and children as human shields. As the state now exists, Israel does have a right to defend itself. Hamas is an evil terrorist entity. Their emblem includes the communist hammer and sickle. This has made me rethink everything.

As for the general rule that many libertarians are atheist, I do not believe a lack of faith is healthy in society. Lack of faith leads to empty vessels, and after a couple generations of this, they tend to be hungry for new faith, which can be easily steered toward evil. The rise of radical Islam seems to take place right behind the rise of socialism. Socialism is the moral decay of a society, which puts altruism above self interest on the national level. Once this takes foot, it is hard to stop.

I believe in morality, in doing good to others, but also doing well for yourself, and setting a good example.

As for drugs and gay marriage, I do not like the idea of legalizing drugs, but I can see that the drug war has done no good to communities. For gay marriage, how can you support a notion which is generally not accepted by the populace, and damns the very idea of marriage itself?

These are questions I pose not only to my self, but to all libertarians. The fact that a group of people within a country can discuss ideas of freedom in such a way, is a miracle unto itself, but I do not know if all inclusiveness is sustainable.

I pray for the restoration and growth of this great nation and of her people.