by Jerry Richardson 8/20/14
Remember what Benjamin Franklin said after a woman asked him what kind of government they had given us?
“Upon exiting the Constitutional Convention. Benjamin Franklin was asked by a woman, ‘What kind of government have you given us?’ Franklin responded with one of the most famous quotations in history, ‘A Republic if you can keep it.’ “
As you watch the behavior of many of the collection of so-called US citizens gathered in Ferguson, Missouri; you have to wonder how good a chance we have of keeping “a Republic.”
Daily, we have witnessed savages (there is no kinder label for them) on television pillaging and vandalizing a city supposedly in support of their “protest”; and then in the same arena we discover a voter-recruitment drive organized by members of the Demagogue party:
“Activists set up voter registration tables near a makeshift memorial for Brown and the QuikTrip convenience store that has become a gathering base for protesters. The efforts were organized by local clergy with the help of the Revs. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson.” —Voter Registration
The bogus calls for “justice for Michael Brown” hypocritically ring-out amidst the more authentic street-chants for the death of Officer Darren Wilson. These emotional cries for a rush to judgment aren’t just confined locally to the streets of Ferguson—of course not; this is a nationally-organized domestic-terror activity. And, that amazing technological threat to civil discourse, Twitter, is helping carry the ball nationally:
“On Friday, police identified Darren Wilson as the officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown, sparking days of violent protests. Shortly after the announcement, Twitter erupted with the obligatory calls for death. ‘[D]arren [W]ilson deserves to die,’ one person said. Others made their feelings known on Twitter using the hashtag ‘#killdarrenwilson.’ “ —Hashtag
And what is the purpose of this organized terror activity?
Whatever the currently stated rationale, whatever the current spin, whatever the current excuses; lurking underneath the civil breakdown in Ferguson, Missouri is the fundamental ideological purpose stated succinctly by our leading community-agitator team, Barack and Michelle Obama:
“We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”
— Barack Obama, October 30, 2008
“We are going to have to change our conversation; we’re going to have to change our traditions, our history; we’re going to have to move into a different place as a nation.”
— Michelle Obama, May 14, 2008
The Obamas have remained unwaveringly true to their stated goal of “fundamentally transforming the United States”; and because of that, civilization today, in many parts of the world including America is facing terror, disruption, and destruction.
We’ve come “a long way baby”!
We certainly have come a long way from the time when the need for virtue and self-restraint was thoroughly understood by the founders, and especially by a President:
“Today, many people think of liberty in terms of licentiousness, that is, the freedom to do whatever one wants. Washington and the other Founders, however, knew that for citizens to live in a free society with limited government, each citizen must be able to control himself; otherwise, we would need a police state — that is, a large, unlimited government — to maintain safety and order.
As George Washington said in his First Inaugural Address, “there is no truth more thoroughly established than that there exists in the economy and course of nature an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness.” Liberty does not mean being free to squander one’s energies on reckless self-indulgence. Understanding this distinction is what the Founders understood as the moral conditions of freedom.” — Liberty
Obama, and the Demagogue (aka Democrat) party, want and are agitating for “a large, unlimited government.” We will unfortunately need to have that if the anarchy we are witnessing in Ferguson, Missouri spreads. A Republic cannot survive where organized “reckless self-indulgence” as demonstrated by an inability of “each citizen…to control himself” is tolerated in abundance.
I sincerely pray that what we are seeing in Ferguson is only a passing shadow, and not an adumbration.
© 2014, Jerry Richardson • (1185 views)