The United States of America Before Progressivism

My good readers.  We’ve been scammed, hoodwinked, and lied to.  The USA you see today is not the USA of our founding.  Neither are the problems most complained about today, caused by the system set up in our founding.  What you see is nearly a hundred years of damage caused by a festering boil, a cancer caused by those that have the audacity to say they know better than you, progressives.

The sad thing is, most of those proclaiming to be progressive do not understand what it really means.  Unfortunately, many people pay attention to the word “progress” and naturally think that being “progressive” means you support progress.  How convenient to have a name and slogan that is so far from progress as Pluto is from Sol.

Believe it or not, it’s not an argument of Americanism versus Progressive.  This is part of the scam.  What so-called “progressivism” is, is really the age old European elitism that those that colonized this land fled from.  It was the idea that a small intellectual elite knew better than the peasants or the masses on how to live their lives.

Throughout the centuries, the “old world” was always governed by a small group of people.  Europe had its monarchies where families were born into leadership (royalty) and they had their relatives, which were Dukes, Barons, etc.  These people had the advantage of education by virtue of their unearned wealth.  They always promised to “take care of” or “protect” the people.  People thought that is how it was supposed to be.  Why?  Those in power liked their power and used the church to manipulate them.  They would make claims that God had chosen them to be King, etc.  The religion wasn’t the problem, it was those that corrupted it and used it for their own uses.  Asian and African rulers took this to the maximum.  The emperors of Asia (even as recently as Japan in the mid 1900’s) considered themselves divine, or demi-gods and the people did as well (or else).  This control of knowledge and worship played a large part in the history of the world.

This is the main reason why the world laid in stagnation for centuries.  Those in charge used lies and free gifts to convince the people to fall in line.  This illusion of the free gift became a well known and often used means of enslaving and ruling a people.

There has been only rare cases where man actually progressed in knowledge and quality of life.  Coincidentally, these occurrences happened when the individual was free to make their own choices in life and was free to profit off of their discoveries.

  • Israel of old.  Some people would say “No!  They had kings!” and I would say you’re right and wrong.  Israel started as a free society with Moses being a chief judge the separate tribes would come to, to decide on difficult issues.  They did, nevertheless, have a set of laws given through Moses on how to govern themselves.  From Moses, to Joshua, all the way to Samuel, Israel is free and the people mediated by judges to decide arguments of law.  During this time Israel became great, for the most part.It’s when the people wanted kings that Israel started its downfall.  For those of you “progressives” that try to convince people that socialism (or big government control) is of God, obviously have chosen to ignore “1 Samuel 6” and Samuel’s great warning to the people if they chose to have others rule over them.
  • Then there’s the grand idea of the Greeks and the first attempt at a representative republic.  It was the Greeks that gave us many of the ancient wonders of the world, if I’m not mistaken.  It was also when people had the freedom to think, discover, and experiment for themselves.  People sold their ideas and became quite wealthy.  The society fell apart when those in power, who were supposed to serve the people, found that they could stay in power by promising free gifts to the people and those that supported them.  Pretty soon those gifts became expensive, and so did the greed of those remaining in charge.  The once free system turned into an empirical system.  The citizenry, having become used to government welfare collapsed the government by their greater and greater demands for support.
  • Of course then there’s the Roman Empire.  Guess what, it wasn’t an “empire” originally.  It was a representative republic that built upon the strengths of the Greek experiment, and emphasized the individual freedom of the Roman citizen.  The citizens would elect governors and senators to govern provinces and the nation.  The nation grew rapidly because of its success.  It wasn’t perfect as you had to be a Roman citizen for the benefits of freedom.  Nevertheless, great innovations and leaps of science occurred during this time.  You had indoor plumbing, hot and cold water, the idea of hygiene, leisure time, more people being able to afford an education, and a general higher quality of life.However, people became complacent in their success and those in leadership positions either lazy or anxious to keep their now opulent lifestyle, started once again offering free gifts, handouts, social programs to the populace.  People liked that, heck, it was “free” right?  They got used to it, and the nation became weak.  Pretty soon other nations coveted (really wanted) the riches they had.  The great Roman army became forgotten and this a problem.  So in the face of war, the people looked to a “saviour” to rescue Rome, and someone did, and turned the lax army into the greatest fighting force in centuries.  When this hero returned, he demanded, as his reward, the position of “Emperor of Rome”.  The Senate and people didn’t hesitate and made him absolute ruler.  It actually did fine while he was alive.  He had an ego, but was relatively fair in his rule.  He just left most things to the Roman Senate and lived a life of opulence.  Unfortunately, he reproduced and subsequent Caesars were the downfall of Rome.  They became very greedy.  They became the elite of Rome.  Now the Roman citizen was considered a lower class than Caesar’s house (royalty).  They found easy ways to gain loyal followers out of the populace by government handouts and free gifts.  The people expected more and more of the government’s support, until it became mathematically impossible.  Nobody was inventing anything anymore.  The government taxed them to poverty.  Why try to better yourself and society if Caesar just takes it away?
  • For a short time the Anglo-Saxons had a judge system of government similar to early Israel, and the people prospered as well.  However, monarchy rule dominated that experiment due to the need of a single nobleman and his ability to hire an army to protect a kingdom from marauder attacks.

So, in the latter parts of the second millennium AD, people started becoming sick and tired of being told how to live their lives according to someone else’s “expert” or “intellectual” opinion.  America was a new land, pristine, not entrenched with the traditions and trappings of the old world.  People didn’t travel half way around the world on filthy boats because life was better in Europe.  They wanted a better life, a life they chose how to live.  Whether it be a religious choice or a business choice, it was their choice.

Something miraculous happened in the middle 1700s.  A lot of very intelligent men and women chose to live away from the trappings of the European system of elites ruling the populace.  These people had the best education, and it varied greatly.  Seriously, they didn’t have much else to do, so they studied books, ancient texts, history, science, etc.  They were free to experiment and trade.  Those in Europe saw an opportunity to take advantage of this wealth of information and resources.  What was unique about this, is new generations of Americans were born without the trappings of the traditions of the old world.  The idea of property and working hard for a living and earning just payment was the norm.  The idea that someone across the world had the authority to tax your hard work for things you had nothing to do with, really chapped their hide.

They turned to the pillars of their society, their fellow citizens and businessmen, as well as the common farmer and rancher.  The best of these gathered together and tried to come up with a peaceful means of fixing the problem.  What they got was a condescending government elite that insisted they knew better and had the intelligence and right to treat those in America the way they were treating them.  England’s King George had the finest education, the best tutors, the best money could buy, yet he didn’t have a clue about his own subjects and their needs in England, let alone the colonies in America.  He turned out to be the smartest idiot in the 18th century.

Our founding fathers, many of them were scholars of history, religion, and governments.  They knew about what systems worked and what didn’t work.  They understood the weaknesses of mankind and their imperfections.  They also appreciated and understood the freedoms granted to all men by “nature’s God”.  They understood the grand mystery.  They understood that the only way that society can truly benefit is when the individual is most free to live in it.  They learned from their studies that when a group of “elites” make decisions, it is always flawed and designed to benefit themselves and not society.  They learned that the cry “for the good of the people” meant that the people were about to get shafted.  It is this understanding that society benefits from the free individual living in it, and not society that ignores the individual.

Their experiment proved that this representative form of government, a republic, was best to protect the individual and thus society, if the government was limited in its power.  Thus the US Constitution was written.

After a miraculous victory over the world’s best army and navy, this nation began to blossom.  Everyone knew that you had to earn your living, and that those that could not, needed compassion from those that had.   The USA grew very fast, and grew very powerful in a short period of time.  It was a manufacturer of nearly everything that changed the world.  All of the good ideas and products came from the USA.

These advances also allowed a lot of leisure time and travel.  Now it was possible to travel to Europe and back in a short time.  Unfortunately, this is also the time “progressivism” infected our society.  The old ways of Europe were taught as if they were new ways.  The ideas that people could be bread, the “inferior” races could be bread out like cattle, were all European ideas, originally.  You had a growing group of elites that thought themselves more qualified to lead the nation and guide it to a glorious perfected Utopia.  They insisted that people could be “trained” to eliminate bad habits, “conditioned” to serve the community.  They started convincing people they were better than the Jews and other minorities.  They had many convinced that the community came first above the individual.  They blamed the problems of society on these groups.  They set class against class, race against race, and made the case that in order for “fairness” there must be “social justice” and that spreading the wealth was the way to solve poverty.

Unfortunately, nobody had a historical memory.  The “solutions” the progressives spouted were the very causes of societies problems, and that centuries and centuries of historical proof was there to make that case.

It was an age old technique of getting people to covet what they do not have, and then convincing them that those that worked for it, didn’t deserve it, or somehow stole it from them.  This was an effective lie, as it required the breaking of six commandments to achieve its goal:

  1. Thou shalt not bear false witness.  You have to lie to people to be convincing.
  2. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.  The breaking of this commandment leads to…
  3. I am the Lord thy God… Thou shalt have no other gods before me.  God is replaced with other treasures, what the other guy has and the idea that you are entitled to it because you covet it.
  4. Thou shalt not steal…  How else can you
    spread the wealth around unless you forcibly steal from one to give to
    another?
  5. Six days thou shalt labor and do all thy work…  Convince enough people that government is supposed to take care of them, and then you have them enslaved for life.
  6. Honor thy Father and thy Mother…  Since the parents had life experience and knew the mistakes of the past, what better way to enslave the new generation than to convince them their parents don’t know anything?

It’s the lie of “we are helping the poor” that ensnares the potential progressive inductee.  However, pay attention to history.  FDR’s “progressive” economic policies turned an ordinary cyclical depression into the “Great Depression”.  The only thing that saved us there was a world war!  Many of FDR’s unsustainable programs are now coming to the point that they cannot possibly be sustained.  Social Security, the grandest of Panzi schemes, has reached its unpayable point to where it now costs more money to pay out than it takes in.  Medicare and Medicaid, the first government health care programs, are also on the verge of collapse.  Progressives found out from Stalin, Mussolini, and Hitler, than the best way to control the populace was to control its means of getting health care, and the major lending and utility industries.

When Americans finally saw the Progressives for who they truly were (right after the defeat of Germany in WWII), they left them like rats escaping a sinking ship, and progressives went underground and changed their name to a less threatening “liberal”.  Once again changing the meaning of a good word to fit their goals.

What is it the progressives constantly try to suppress and hide or lie about society?

  • The rights of men and women come from nature or nature’s God.  This is something man will always crave and want, and that’s individual freedom to choose.  It’s in their DNA.  It cannot be “bread” out of people.  It is part of their instincts.  Progressives try to convince people that the “wise” government graciously gives you rights.
  • A free people breeds a free market that is not evil nor greedy.  Greed is individual and not part of a system of economy.  This freedom to profit and innovate brings great discovery as the need to fill a need is a great incentive to innovate.  This has the side effect of benefiting society by the introduction of the innovation into society.  After corrupting the market with government restrictions and social entitlements, Progressives try to blame the economic failures on “capitalistic greed”.  No, this is called “Cronyism” or the false name of “Crony Capitalism”, and it is not a “Free Market” system.  Cronyism is closer to fascism than anything else.
  • Freedom of speech is a right given to all, both atheist and religious, left and right, government loving and government hating, racist and non-racist.  The progressive wants to silence contrary discussion all for the sake of “fairness” or not being offended, but in reality, to shut up the opposition and those exposing progressives for the lies they tell.  Progressives label all contrary discussion as “hateful”, “racist”, “stupid”, “unamerican”, or even “terrorist” speech.  If you cannot offer a valid argument, then use the politics of hate and envy to shut up the opposition is the Progressive mantra.
  • Religion is private and individual.  God is universal.  Government cannot tell you how to worship.  This doesn’t mean government denies the existence of God or at least the divine.  Progressives want to use religion to control the people by placing the government as the God sanctioned participator in salvation.
  • Progressives tend to feel themselves superior to the masses and they are “intellectuals”.  They studied at the finest ivy league schools and learned from the best thinkers this side of the Atlantic.  The problem with this arrogant belief is that history has proven them wrong time and time again, but they insist THEY can do it right this time.  Ordinary people call this “insanity”.None of these people have ever lived in the real world.  Their world is the land of theory and make-believe where everything fits into an equation and society is a constant.  None have tried to run a business, keep a payroll, make a rent payment, paid a mortgage, or shopped in a grocery store, nor even been inside a (gasp!) Walmart.  They have become the most intellectual people without a clue.  The smartest idiots in the world.

Have you ever wondered why Progressives do not practice what they preach?  Why is Oprah living in a multi-million dollar home instead of giving her excess to the poor?  Why is Bill Maher able to tell everyone how stupid they are and yet refuse to practice what he preaches by spreading his wealth around?  Why are people like Timothy Guitner and Charlie Wrangle so willing to spread your wealth around but refuse to pay taxes like everyone else?  Why is it James Cameron can belittle and put down those that are unwilling to carry the progressive mantra when he is living in the lap of luxury getting rich off of the very system he calls evil?  Hey, how about spreading your wealth around instead of telling us we must spread around our miserable pittance!

American charities have given more to charitable causes than all of the European governments (and the US government) COMBINED.  This is a fact.  It would seem that when people think the government will take care of things, they don’t think they need to give.  That government, on the other hand is already spending everything they have taken from the populace on domestic social programs.  So… the third world can be happy knowing people are getting free condoms and health care in Europe.  The USA, on the other hand gives more to causes per capita every single time a need arises.

Grover Cleveland, an ordinary President (and Democrat) knew this of the American people.  When Texas was in need of seeds for a farming shortage because of drought, congress wrote a bill to send $100,000 in aid to Texas (Texas Seed Bill of 1887, House Bill #10203).  President Cleveland vetoed the bill saying:

I feel obliged to withhold my approval of the plan as proposed by this bill, to indulge a benevolent and charitable sentiment through the appropriation of public funds for that purpose.

I can find no warrant for such an appropriation in the Constitution, and I do not believe that the power and duty of the general government ought to be extended to the relief of individual suffering which is in no manner properly related to the public service or benefit. A prevalent tendency to disregard the limited mission of this power and duty should, I think, be steadfastly resisted, to the end that the lesson should be constantly enforced that, though the people support the government, the government should not support the people.

The friendliness and charity of our countrymen can always be relied upon to relieve their fellow citizens in misfortune. This has been repeatedly and quite lately demonstrated. Federal aid in such cases encourages the expectation of paternal care on the part of the government and weakens the sturdiness of our national character, while it prevents the indulgence among our people of that kindly sentiment and conduct which strengthens the bonds of a common brotherhood.

If only today’s Democrats understood the Constitution like he did.  Incidentally, charitable contributions to the Texas farmers approached nearly $1,000,000 in value.  Far above the government’s $100,000.  It proved that when the government stays out of the way of the American people, they can do more than the government could ever hope to do.

Those were the days when integrity meant something.

Progressives have no integrity.  Their policy to to do whatever it takes to achieve their goals.  In other words, the ends justify any means.  Whether it be by lying, stealing, cheating, slandering, whatever, if it promotes the common goal, then it’s OK to the Progressives.  This was something Saul Alinksy, their second favorite author, wrote about in “Rules For Radicals”.

Progressives are also very good at redefining words.  The name “Progressive” says nothing about their true intentions.  “Liberal” is also a redefined word.  You’ll find they are very good at the “twist the meaning” game.  So-called “Political Correctness” is a progressive implemented practice.  They will cry, “we aren’t socialist, we’re progressive”, yet their very policies are none other than socialist.  “Spreading the Wealth”, “Workers of the World Unite”, “Social Justice”, “Fairness” etc. are all Socialist policies, yet they will insist they aren’t Socialist.  Next they will be trying to convince us “is” has different meaning … wait… never mind.

Progressives have spent over a hundred years slowly implementing their plans.  They have rewritten history, indoctrinated our children to not appreciate what they have and that freedom has been earned, not handed to them.  They infiltrated the news agencies that now they are just propaganda manufacturers for Progressivism.  It’s all coming to a head, and Progressives, once again, can see their control a mere arms distance away.  When the brass ring is within a finger’s reach to them, nothing will stop them.  You can see it in the daily news.  You can see it in the blatant lies told by our leaders to achieve their goals.  You can see it in the in-your-face disregard for the people our Congress shows on a regular basis now.  For them there is no longer a need to be in the shadows.  It has now turned into a real battle of good versus evil.

Those of you that know me or have been reading my articles over the years know my choice of religion.  I do not expect you to suddenly convert, you decide what is best for you, whatever that may be.  Nevertheless, I need to explain my point of view in this matter.  This battle of freedom versus government oppression is essentially the central theme of our purpose here in life, according to my beliefs.  The idea you can force people to be “good” or charitable is an evil idea, the real purpose isn’t goodness, it’s control.  We (those of my faith) believe Lucifer being the author of this lie and that through the centuries he has used it to bring power to some and misery to many throughout the world.  Jesus came and showed that the freedom to chose is the key to knowing good from evil.  The key to understanding what misery is because you have felt joy, and that personal choices can bring either joy or misery.  Freely giving not only blesses the life you are giving to, but also blesses you for making that choice.  It brings you joy bringing joy to others.  Forcing you to do so, eliminates joy and only breeds resentment and misery.  When a good rich man asked Jesus what he must do to enter the kingdom of God, Jesus told him to sell all of his riches and give it to the poor and then come follow him.  He did not say go and give your riches to the government, nor did he say the government should take them.  He told the man he must choose to do this himself.  He must freely choose to give to the poor.  This was a lesson about charity.

God knows what he is doing.  It is why there is sadness in the world.  It gives others a free choice to help those in misery and thus benefiting both with thankfulness and joy in the act of giving and receiving.

The rebellion in heaven I believe many misunderstand, is this very same idea.  God had a plan, to take a great risk by giving man the freedom to choose, thus allowing him to grow and to understand God and become better themselves.  Because man was weak, he’d need a savior (Jesus) to satisfy the cold hands of justice with the warmth of mercy.  Lucifer, being cunning and very influential, put forth a “better” idea (a lie).  He said he’ll guarantee everyone will return without the risks of some failing, the other plan has due to freedom of choice.  He’d force everyone to do good, and in doing so, he demanded the glory for doing it (like Caesar).  Jesus said, “Father I’ll do whatever you ask me”.  God said “we’ll stick with my plan” and Lucifer, like a whiny baby got pissed and raised a ruckus, along with a lot of others.  He was cast down to earth to await his punishment at the end of days, but in the mean time became Satan, bitter and angry with God and Jesus, and swore to do everything in his power to bring down all of God’s children.

So, when I say that socialism, communism, progressivism, whatever the name of the day, is the oldest argument in the world, I really do believe it.  It doesn’t work, and is designed to bring misery to everyone, it’s only real goal is to give power to those wanting to impose it.  God’s plan of free choice is a risk, but the rewards far out weight the risk.  You cannot force charity.  It will never work.

In less than 200 years this nation with the idea of individual freedom, has brought the world out of perpetual squalor and poverty constantly pressed upon people for the want of power for thousands of years, thanks to Satan.

So, is progressivism evil?  Yes, I believe it is.  Are all progressives evil?  No, but I do believe they are being deceived by those that know it’s evil and crave power.  Evil has a way of counterfeiting good for its own purposes.  It’s very good at turning things on its head by making good look evil and peculiar, and making evil look good, normal, and desirable.  One thing is for sure, like roaches, evil hates the light of truth.  The scriptural phrase “wailing and gnashing of teeth” is quite literal when it comes to truth exposing evil for what it is and evil’s reaction to it.  How many accusations of “hate-monger”, “racist”, “terrorist”, “Jesus Hater”, “Poor Hater”, “Nazi” etc. do you see in the news today for people or groups of people exposing the light of truth on progressive ideals?  This spewing of accusations and lies is the “wailing and gnashing of teeth” read about so often in the scriptures.

You can now see the progressive’s attempts to convince people that these other people warning against them are “dangerous”.  Yes, they are dangerous to those spreading lies, but they are not dangerous in the sense these propagandists are trying to paint them.  The ones we should be listening to, the survivors of the last remaining of the last generation that survived tyranny of Stalin, Mao, Mussolini or even Hitler, are coming out warning people the same thing is happening now with our government.  What is the response of the media?  To belittle them, accuse them of hatred or racism, all because their life experience has taught them that the lies of socialism or “progressivism” bring only death and misery and do not deliver on it’s Utopian promise.

  • Stalin’s “progressive” workers movement – 30 million deaths, most Ukrainian.  So much for the “for the good of the people” lie.
  • Adolf Hitler’s National People’s Workers Socialist Party, or Nazi’s third Reich – 10 million deaths, most Jews.  Karl Marx said 20% must of necessity be eliminated to have pure socialism and Communism.
  • Fidel Castro and his pal Che Guevara murdered many thousands (14,000+) because they refused to give up their individual human rights or land.  Che wrote in his own journals about his sadistic enjoyment of pulling the trigger himself.
  • China’s Mao Tse Tung starves 70 million (to death) of his own people for the sake of a failed social experiment.  Surely Karl Marx was right and these people dying just did not understand this intellectual.
  • Hugo Chavez, the Hollywood elite favorite.  This grand example of socialism, must tell people to take two minute showers in a land of multiple inches of rain every year (tropical), has power outages daily, and yet supplies oil to many nations of the world.  Plenty of oil to generate power.  Jails anyone for speaking against Chavez, the “glorious leader” everyone must listen to for hours on end (so much for broadcast “fairness”) every week espousing the “virtues” of socialism, while his nation lives in fear, is smelly due to lack of showers, is in the dark due to poor energy management, and has instituted a “fairness” policy in the nation’s TV and radio stations.  In other words, if it’s not pro-socialism, it’s not fair and thus not allowed.  Oh let’s not forget the many political prisoners (about 6000 of them) he has caused to be put in jail for daring to claim socialism is a lie.

My friends, read the Constitution.  Seriously, read it.  Challenge yourself to spot the fantasy “right to abortion”, or “separation of church and state” or if the Federal government has the authority to impose a public health insurance program.  You won’t find it.  These are lies perpetuated by progressives.  The US Constitution was written for all to understand, not just judges or attorneys.  This is simply because it is a government by the people and for the people, not the elite.

Learn something, read the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution and see what you have lost to progressivism.  It’s free from the Heritage Foundation.  I honestly believe God inspired these men to write these documents, and that the ideas and truths in them never change, but remain unalienable and constant.

26 Responses to “The United States of America Before Progressivism”

  1. [this is good] Keep proclaiming the truth Sparky!
    BTW, I loved your comment about King George: “He turned out to be the smartest idiot in the 18th century.”
    We all know who is the smartest idiot of the 21st century…
     

  2. i would have taken it back to persia,and the implosion of that society by socialist greed,when we do go back to a real government with a real president,we need a constitutional admendment defining the word welfare…

  3. [this is good] Thanks for a great read!

  4. oh I don’t wonder why you don’t approve, and I don’t question your perception of ‘debate’. I do question your perception of logical fallacy and your sense of insular superiority. I’ve spoken face to face (literally) and via Ye Olde Internete with many Americans in my time and the honest ones will admit openly that they know they’re system is flawed, and all will admit their governments – of both varieties – can do better. I actually spoke face-to-face with a Republican tonight who explained her stance very eloquently to the point where I understand and accept her position. I cannot, by contrast, accept yours, principally because it contains no logic, no rationale. Now, are you going to permit me bandwidth in which to debate your standpoints, or are you going to hide?

  5. What makes you think I am a Republican?Also, the only hint of superiority I get is from reading your self qualifying rants.Your first post was nothing but unqualified rants, accusations, verbal filth, and considerable attempts at slander that I deleted it because of the smell.  It was nothing but playground trash.The first thing you need to do is understand what a debate is.  Once you get beyond that and mature a bit, you’ll be able to have debates without problems.Good luck

  6. Laxanne, I cannot decide.  Endeesea’s giving the one you’re thinking of a good race.

  7. What I find extremely laughable is that foreigners actually claim to know American History.

    Clearly, from your cowardly cross-post on your own blog, you do not understand nor know American History. What I do detect is the current one-sided warping of “history” being taught by progressives.

    The founders of the USA didn’t like the idea of an elite controlling the masses, nor did they want the mob rule of a Democracy. The term “democracy” arose in the early 1900’s when the progressive movement changed the education from teaching our nation is a representative republic to teaching it is a democracy. It was never intended to be a democracy. Had you actually read the writings of many of our founding fathers and not the trash that came from a history text book written by those with an agenda, you’d see they had studied the various governmental systems of history. What they did agree on, after much fighting and debate, was the representative republic the Constitution describes. It was intended to unite sovereign States, but not to great a grand all controlling central government. Study what “republic” actually means. It essentially means “the Law”.

    I could elaborate, but that is better left to an article. Better yet, view this.

    Now, the electoral college. Because the USA was to be a union of sovereign States, there had to be a fair way to elect the Federal government’s President. The original design was to have the State legislatures decide who they wanted and their State would have one single vote. However, States like Virginia didn’t like the idea of Rhode Island having as much influence as they did with their larger populace. Rhode Island didn’t like the idea that Virginia could trump everything with their superior mob of an electorate.

    The compromise was the Electoral College where the number of “federal” votes was determined by the population. The Constitution does not say those votes all have to be for the same person. However, most States have laws that State all electoral votes must be for the same person.

    Frankly, the one vote per State was the most fair, considering the Federal government was for the interests of the States as a whole. The word “Democracy” does not appear in any of our founding documents, nor the Constitutions of all 50 States. This idea of the USA being a “democracy” is a lie started by the Progressives in the early 1900’s.

    This was also the same time progressives infiltrated law schools and started teaching case law instead of common law. This was detrimental and contrary to the purpose and intent of our founding.

    It is very clear you have no clue about American History nor its original founding and intent. The Constitution, as it was written was to solidly and firmly place the power of the government with the people tempered by the law. The Constitution begins with a gigantic “WE THE PEOPLE”. They meant it. These were men sick and tired of an intellectual elite telling them how to live with the power of government. This elite included both bureaucrats and the clergy.

    The claims of lack of “regulation” as being the problem today, are ridiculous. This nation has far more regulations than the nation it fought for freedom against. It’s because of the regulation that the problems started. Yes, it started with Woodrow Wilson and got even worse with FDR.

    Having social controls over a free market will eventually collapse it. It’s always because someone thought they knew better.

    Studying history is easy. Stop reading people’s one sided opinion of it in history books and go and actually read the source literature. It’s quite enlightening, especially in exposing who is really full of crap.

  8. My next article will be a line by line documentation of what exactly the progressives have done to screw this nation up, and the consequences of that today.I can’t wait for the rants.

  9. Bingo! Ad hominem attack from the outset, combined with baseless innuendo and obfuscation. Where do you get the idea that I’m accusing you of being Republican, Democrat or Kallathumpian Lawyer? What I wrote was that I do not understand the attitudes and irrationality your kind appear locked into expressing, and the mode of that expression. Now, if you’d like to address those issues, perhaps we can move past your attempts to shut me down with a rather poor effort at appeal to ridicule & red herring, and actually get into some issues.

  10. Typical, accuse the other of your own behavior, how childish.Still awaiting that grand debate you seem so proud of promoting and whining about.  So far nothing but childish rants and summary claims.  By the way, the phrase “your kind” implies arrogance and condescension on your part.  Stop trying to deny such behavior.You see, when those that agree with you express themselves, it’s “free speech” or “intellectual debate”, but when an opposing view is expressed you can’t handle it and immediately spew every condescending and mud slinging tactic in the book.

  11. good luck sparky,i tried for 6 months and never got a rational response,he seems to be a pretzel dipped in lemon juice.

  12. Ah, Neil Cook.  I have been investigating your history.  You see, I
    actually study the topics I write on and the claims others make.  It
    would appear that every post you make in regards to a topic you do not
    agree with (odd, I don’t see any posts you do agree with, must be a
    pattern), your comments go as follows, in almost a “clockwork” manner:1> 
    Be condescending by saying something like “I would expect something
    like that out of you”.  It’s a self-qualifying technique used by many narcissists
    to bolster their stance, usually only with themselves.2> 
    Then you nit-pick at grammar and/or vocabulary such as “in response to
    your question, posed before you clearly fell over your
    own vocabulary”, then finish that part with something like “but I didn’t
    come here to concentrate on that.”  What is amusing about this is it
    seems Neil might not be familiar with differences in English in various
    parts of the world.  The Oxford Dictionary does contain differing
    definitions to many words than the Webster’s Dictionary.  Idioms and
    proper phrasing, as well as grammar do have subtle differences in
    various English speaking cultures.  Canada, close as it may be to the
    United States has many language differences than Standard American
    English of the United States.  Australia also has its differences, most
    especially since it was a originally a penal colony, with the creation
    of many specific idioms to that nation.3> Then you
    self-qualify yourself with claims like ” I’m ever so grateful that I
    know for a fact you’re in error on all
    counts”, yet there is an absence of supplied data to prove it.  It’s
    always in arrogance that your word is truth.4>  If you really
    don’t have any point to make, except to self-aggrandize or ridicule a
    view that isn’t yours, you go for what means a lot to them.  Clearly you
    have nothing in your life that is sacred or has deep meaning for you,
    so you go after those that do like, “You have metaphysics on your side,
    and why is that so? because your
    deity told you so. Y’know, people who hear voices are carted off by men
    in white coats.” 5>  Favorite words and phrases, “ad
    hominem”, “obfuscation”, “nutjob”, “social deficiency”, “debate”,
    “cultural deficiency”, “adherent”, “fruit loops”, “paradigm”,
    “Democracy”, or even “solecism” to name a few.6>  Most
    hypicritical sentences ever written, but frequently used in some form: 
    “Name-calling… The height of logical fallacy.”7>  Make up
    reality as you go and ignore your own history.  You feel it didn’t
    happen that way, it didn’t happen that way.  Adam Savage uttered a great
    line about this, “I reject your reality and substitute my own.”  Your
    history on Twitter and other blogs shows this behavior.8> 
    Now for the comedy.  I’ve seen a couple of Neil’s self-serving tirades
    on YouTube.  For a guy that belittles others’ vocabulary, I’d say maybe
    you should stop that perhaps.  “Idea” is not pronounced “Ideer”.  By the
    way, your statement, “Calling someone ‘Socialist’ means you have no
    valid point
    of view”.  Hmm, an interesting and unqualified assessment.  The
    definition
    of “Socialist” is “one who espouses and follows socialism”.  Where does
    one get “socialism” from?  It (and the explanation of the word) comes
    from a book called “The Communist Manifesto” by Friedrich Engels and
    Karl Marx.  It discusses such things as:  *  Spreading the
    wealth.  *  Direct government control of industry.  * 
    Government ownership of property.  *  The rights of government
    trumps the individual.  *  Religion is to be stamped out.  * 
    Setting class against class to achieve it.  *  Direct government
    control of the economy and finance system.  *  The family unit must
    be destroyed so that the government can be parent.There you go,
    some (only some) things that a Socialist supports, because that is
    Socialism.  The only difference between Socialism and Communism is
    private property.  Socialism allows some private ownership, but the
    controls over it render its “privacy” impotent anyway.I have a
    simpler definition of Socialism, “The replacement of faith in the divine
    with the worship of the governing”That was fun

  13. So, to be succinct because I don’t have the time nor inclination right now to go into long-winded logical fallacy in the manner you clearly choose to employ, you have no cogent rebuttal to anything I’ve thus far proposed, preferring to use the very tactics you claim you deplore.
    I told you this would be fun 🙂

  14. ooh!  Two new words to add to the list!Same old same old… yawn.

  15. So, I can take it from your rather watery response that you have no cogent reposte, indeed are the complete antithesis of what you purport to be. I was right all along 🙂

  16. I’ll take that as a concession. Are we having fun yet? 🙂

  17. You’re still here?  Ah, I see you’re using the same methods of “belittle and accuse” to bolster your non-existent point.  Now that I know who you are and your pathetic (and predictable) methods all I can do is shake my head with pity.I am glad you’re still a legend in your own mind.Here, I’ll help bolster your apparently small sense of self worth:

    Yep, you got me!  I saw the light!  Your endless quoting of the dictionary, along with a predictable pattern of hearsay and personal put-downs sure did show me!  Yes, oh yes!  The grand poo-bah of self-qualification and imaginary litigation sure showed me!  I bask in your greatness.

    Fell better?  Your vast intelligence has prepared me and has been been a stepping stone to a coherent conversion with those Nigerian retired Generals so anxious to give me millions!

  18. I’m merely reflecting your very own tactics right back at you. Such a schitzoid difference between what you are here – in so-called ‘public’ – and what you purported to be when you responded in PM. Normally, your kind don’t make that mistake. Clearly, you’re not as adept at this game as you like to think you are. 🙂

  19. Sure, whatever you say.  Hey, if it convinces yourself of whatever it is you are delusional about.Ooh!  Now we have some sort of werewolf conspiracy here.  This is getting exciting.

  20. Oops, I forgot to give you some credit on some words to add to your favorites:SchitzoidReflectingAdeptWow, I am generally impressed.  Yep, those pointed, magnificently directed , and carefully thought out words will show me.Steps 1, 3, and 4 followed here.  Congratulations!  Mixing it up a bit huh?

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