“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship.
The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations from the beginning of history has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence: From bondage to spiritual faith; from spiritual faith to great courage; from courage to liberty; from liberty to abundance; from abundance to selfishness; from selfishness to complacency; from complacency to apathy; from apathy to dependence; from dependence back into bondage.” – Alexander Fraser Tytler, 1811.
Lord Tytler was prescient over 200 years ago. The state of our country is dire. We are in the declining throes of apathy, having allowed our supposed representatives to squander our public trust. Many citizens are now almost begging for government dependence. Corruption and the stranglehold of special interests have turned what should be “the will of the people” into the will of the elite, the corporatists, and the privileged. Over the last thirty years, the middle class has been decimated in America as our means of production, the very heart of our economy has been shipped overseas in deals that paid the elites well but left the rest of us empty-handed.
Our apathy is also manifest in the moral decline of the country. A country once great and the envy of the world reels in its moral and intellectual decay. Yet, the strength that has been derived from our traditional values carries us forward. Faith, family, hard work given by generations past are sustaining current generations. It is not enough to carry generations of the future.
We must either have a reformation on all levels, social, intellectual, spiritual, and political, or we face a bleak future. One man in the blistering spotlight has attempted to point to these issues in his own crude but sincere manner. That man is President Donald Trump. His methods are unorthodox and his attitude abrasive and combative at times, even non-presidential. That is understandable and somewhat excusable given the headwinds, false accusations, and downright treasonous overtones he has faced even before he took office. No President has ever faced an ongoing coup from the opposing Party throughout an entire term. But his efforts are real and his policies can begin to turn the tide.
The entire time he has vowed to “drain the swamp”, the swamp has fought back with unmitigated fury. With both sides of the aisle painting him as a miscreant, against withering odds, Trump has delivered and shown us the truth of our situation. Against all odds, he was correct about establishing energy independence. He was spot on about China stealing our jobs and domestic production while increasing their threats against us. He was accurate about the burdens of illegal immigration and the costs of suffering and dollars. He was the only one to stand up to our unbalanced support of the UN and NATO. He was bold in undoing treaties that would shift bureaucratic foreign overreach into our domestic affairs.
He is implementing policies that are helping underprivileged communities lift themselves out of the plantation-like poverty cycle created by past government programs. He has quietly instigated the most historic criminal justice reform ever attempted. He has actually restored conservative, originalist judges that can rebalance our court systems. He is one of the few voices defending the unborn. He is a staunch defender of law and justice and a friend to the first responder community.
But Trump needs help. A free-spending Congress, a Fed that refuses oversight, deep-seated corruption, an out-of-control, conspiratorial, often rebellious bureaucracy, and numerous other reforms need to be addressed in a second term. We had better hope we see more like-minded politicians and determined citizens taking up such causes with the President.
This and so much more with nary a minute of acknowledgment from a dishonest press that has labeled him every vile epithet in the book. He faces unprecedented criticism from the left, members of his own party, even less committed members of his own staff. Swamp creatures hate to have their swamp reformed. The lying, gaslighting media that is supposed to be the watchdog of our political system, is now dedicated to the unilateral dominance of our system by a Socialist, Technocratic monopoly.
The bottom line is simply this: Is your hate for Trump greater than your love for this country? Trump is far from perfect. He is a crude instrument to be sure and offers no guarantees. But so far he is the toughest kid on the block when it is clear the other kids want nothing but an all-out brawl. The alternative vote this fall is a vote for a revolutionary transformation of the country into something our Founders never intended it to be. If elected, Biden and the radical elements in the Democrat Party will ensure the cycle of bondage is complete, and a new dictatorial, Socialist system, aligned more with the globalist international elite, will be ushered in. The choice is that simple and, when all factors are realistically weighted, has never been clearer.