Progressives/Socialists have been trying to convince us that the Founding Fathers are irrelevant to today and that the Constitution is a tired old document which does not apply in this day and age. I, for one, disagree.
Let’s use the issue of voting rights, which is hotly debated.
Below are quotes of several Founding Fathers concerning the vote. I will attempt to show just how relevant they are with regards to this one hot issue; Voting Rights.
One of the necessities for voting is literacy. While the literacy rate in America is quite high, 99% by most accounts, political literacy rates are significantly lower. If you add dead people, (currently 4 million nationwide, illegal aliens (nearly $900 billion per year), and made up people who seem to vote in numbers, those stats would increase. Dead people do not think rationally, illegal aliens are enticed to vote a certain way with the promise that we will provide for their needs such as welfare checks (A total of 45 million Americans depend on taxpayers to put food on their tables), free education (a cost of $12,300 per pupil per year), pathway to citizenship (surprising revelation that illegal alien recipients are paid approximately $1,000 dollars more in U.S. welfare benefits than American citizens), a cost of nearly $900 billion) and other freebies. Some even make up fictitious people to gain a voting advantage. This is a problem and at best they (freebies) are used to lure people to vote for those who make vain and corrupt promises. At worst it leads to voter fraud.
Voter fraud could be curtailed simply by the states passing Voter ID laws. The states, and only the states, can implement this solution which would most likely reduce the number of incidents. Guess who is against Voter ID? The answer is Progressives and the power establishment in Washington DC. Their attitude is to maintain power and control at all costs, even if it is immoral and corrupt.
Consider the following.
Is literacy important in voting?
in 1761, John Adams, speaking on literacy told us that;
“Every man has in politics as well as religion a right to think and speak and act for himself.”
So why is the federal government meddling and threatening to take the voting procedures away from the states? Is it because they consider us stupid?
Adams also said,
“I must judge for myself, but how can I judge, how can any man judge, unless his mind has been opened and enlarged by reading? A man who can read will find… rules and observations that will enlarge his range of thought and enable him the better to judge who has and who has not that integrity of heart and that compass of knowledge and understanding which form the statesman.”
Our government schools and the media are falling short of helping us to think for ourselves. They prefer to indoctrinate us with propaganda, lies and misinformation.
Should the people determine who rules over them?
In 1788, Alexander Hamilton said;
“the true principle of a republic is that the people should choose whom they please to govern them.”
Instead the parties are determine who our candidates are. If the winners chosen through the primary process do not fit into either party’s agenda, they are relentlessly denigrated, besmirched or even crucified. That says a great deal about what they (DC) think about voters. Unfortunately the two major parties are corrupt and collude to maintain their power. The current election is particularly appalling.
All of this causes people to become apathetic, not to care or swallow the propaganda and not make wise choices.
A few years later John Adams voiced his opinion;
“If an election is to be determined by a majority of a single vote, and that [vote] can be procured by a party through artifice or corruption, the government may be the choice of a party for its own ends, not of the nation for the national good.”
Not applicable to current times?
This is exactly the situation we are in. The political parties are not serving the nation. Their interest is only in themselves. It’s ok if you lie, cheat, or plunder. You can even change history if it does not sync with your ideology.
Who should be allowed to vote, property owners?
Gouverneur Morris of Pennsylvania thought only property owners should be allowed to vote. He articulated; “Give the votes to people who have no property, and they will sell them to the rich who will be able to buy them.”
A reasoned thought, and make no mistake about it, with or without property, people do sell their vote to whomever gives them something of value. Want a free phone anybody?
George Mason and Oliver Ellsworth on the other hand, did not agree. Ellsworth said; Ought not every man who pays a tax to vote for the representative who is to levy and dispose of his money?”
Yes he should. Unfortunately most people do not pay income taxes, so they would be disenfranchised.
Thomas Jefferson expounded that “If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.”
Freedom and tyranny cannot coexist.
We have a responsibility to inform the people on issues and then let them make a rational decision. Certainly the media is not doing their job with this problem. They are complicating it. Our education system is failing to inform our children in the areas of civics and history. So instead of people voting rationally, they vote with their feelings.
What’s wrong with voting based on your feelings?
Alexander Hamilton in 1780 said,
“The people commonly act more from their feelings than from their understandings.”
I don’t think this is disputable considering the way government has propagandized and indoctrinated us.
John Adams believed that
“Evil, in humankind, lies in the lack of governance by reason over the passions.”
This is exactly how the progressives operate. They Appeal only to our feelings and not to our ability to reason. This is leading us to tyranny. Remember King George III.
We have allowed this dumbing down of the American people to go on since the late nineteenth century when the Progressives began their radical influence over the American people.
Thomas Jefferson said,
“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent,”
Have we remained silent? Yes we have until recently. Now is not the time to be silent. That is why the Doc Owen Show and others are trying to educate the masses, particularly the young, on issues and on our true history.
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