Passion Without Political Power

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Every totalitarian political ideology has champions who are passionate to the point of being radical. None more radical than democracy’s advocates:

Democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths. Theoretic politicians, who have patronized this species of government, have erroneously supposed that by reducing mankind to a perfect equality in their political rights, they would, at the same time, be perfectly equalized and assimilated in their possessions, their opinions, and their passions. James Madison
Democracy is as old as time, but Socialism was new enough to say that passions of the moment won the day when it acquired political power. Today’s liberals are equally committed to “. . . reducing mankind to a perfect equality in their political rights . . .” —— and —— “. . . in their possessions, their opinions, and their passions.”

Passion with political power must always turn to fear to satisfy its insatiable appetite for equality, for slavery, for religion, for the common good, and so on.


Fear is the foundation of most governments; but it is so sordid and brutal a passion, and renders men in whose breasts it predominates so stupid and miserable, that Americans will not be likely to approve of any political institution which is founded on it. John Adams
Should I meet John Adams in the next life I will ask him if he knew that passion can always find a reason for soothing the consciences of stupid, miserable, busybodies.

Passion without political power will always be a fact of life. Passion denied political power is a never-ending threat that must be guarded against. Nothing sums it up it better than this truism “Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.”

America’s Founders understood the danger of unbridled passion and designed a form of government that held passions of the moment in check.


Though written constitutions may be violated in moments of passion or delusion, yet they furnish a text to which those who are watchful may again rally and recall the people. They fix, too, for the people the principles of their political creed. Thomas Jefferson
Start the clock in 1913 —— the year Socialists first acquired enough political power to circumvent the Constitution by turning it against the American people. In the past century America’s Constitution has been violated time and time again by passion in the hands of Socialism’s true believers.

That brings me to a great article by Aaron Klein. It does not take much insight to know where Socialists are going. They’ve been at it for a hundred years. The watchful finally standing up to Socialists have well over two centuries invested in the Constitution; so their opposition can hardly be called a passion of the moment when they try to stop the passionate radical march toward totalitarian government.

I am not going to excerpt Klein’s article. The topic should be enough for concerned readers to check out a major attack on the Constitution:


Obama DOJ pick: Global edict 'law of the land'
Launched movement that seeks new, 'progressive' Constitution
Published: 14 hours ago
AARON KLEIN

Obama DOJ pick: Global edict ?law of the land?
I do want to call your attention to a few points I’ve commented on extensively in previous messages:

1. Communists want to change the nature and interpretation of the Constitution without proposing constitutional amendments; hence, place all of the power in the hands of their federal judges. One such judge, Ruth Ginsburg, is known for disparaging the Constitution she rules on.

2. There is no such thing as International law.

3. Human Rights must be funded by tax dollars.

Finally, establishment Republicans winning control of the Senate might not be enough to stop the Left’s radical agenda. When the very people Klein’s article talks about had the Congress and the White House they forced socialized medicine on the country. When establishment Republicans had the Congress and the White House for a time they did ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to bring the American people back to the liberties guaranteed in the Bill of Rights.
 

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