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    Two Visions of America by Don Jans

    Is the United States Beyond the Point of Reconciliation

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    To reconcile means to restore friendly relations. It would be possible for two people to reconcile when their differences were because of a misunderstanding, but it becomes very difficult to reconcile when the differences are because the two people now hold completely different ideals and principles; one believes honesty and integrity are essential in all matters and the other believes that you do whatever has to be done to gain your desires and wants.

    We have seen situations over the centuries where people could not reconcile because their ideals and principles were opposite of each other; Henry VIII wanted to divorce Mary because he desired Anne Boleyn and the Pope refused to allow the divorce under the rules of the Catholic Church, Peter III wanted to rule Russia so as to benefit his hero Wilhelm II, Kaiser of Prussia and Russians wanted a Czar who would put Russia first, and the world is telling Israel to grant the Palestinians land and treat them as an independent nation while the Palestinians say all Jews must be dead.

    Today we have two factions in the United States with irreconcilable differences. We have what is commonly referred to as the right that believes in the precepts as set forth by the founding fathers of the Untied States who drafted and adopted the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights. These founding documents all put forth the ideals and principles that a limited government is best. The Declaration of Independence specifically states that the rights and liberties of people that are essential to freedom come from God and not man nor government. The only role government was to play concerning rights and liberties was to protect those rights and liberties so they could never be limited or abolished.

    The Constitution of the United States was drafted and adopted because these founding fathers understood government. They understood that government is in fact comprised of people and the natural tendencies of many people is to control the lives and thoughts of others. It was the intent of the founding fathers to always protect the citizens of the United States from their government become a controlling and dominating government but instead that the government would always be only a protector of rights and liberties.

    The citizens of the United States believed it was necessary to specifically state what many of the rights and liberties were over which they insisted government was to never have any power to restrict, so they insisted many of these rights and liberties be named. Consequently, we have the Bill of Rights.  Because these wise people knew they could never list all the rights and liberties over which they understood came from God and not government, they added the Ninth Amendment which states, “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”

    That faction that is often referred to as the left believe exactly the opposite of what our founders and the right believe. The left believes, as do all collectivists, that the role of government is to rule, and the role of the people is to serve. The left believes that people in government, those they call bureaucrats, technocrats, and experts, are better equipped to make decisions that control the lives and thoughts of all the people than are the people equipped to make decisions for themselves.

    Those that believe in the supremacy of government have existed for centuries. Governments were established and existed on this very premise. The Untied States was a unique situation in that we were founded on the premise that, “government that controls least serves best.” This belief of government control grew in the United States throughout the twentieth century. Today, the belief that big government is best,  or total  government control  over the lives and thoughts of the people, and that the role of the citizen is to serve the demands and dictates of the bureaucrats, technocrats, and experts in government and never question their mandates, is the heart and soul of the left which is the Democrat Party.

    The beliefs of the right and the left in the United States today are as far apart as were the beliefs of Henry VII and the Pope, Peter III and the Russian people, and the Palestinians and Jews. These differences were never reconciled other than thru a complete resetting of roles. The differences in the United States between the left and the right are so vast today they will not be reconciled, but we will have to have a complete resetting. Those who are most determined generally prevail. My question to the right is will you follow the fickle examples of many who refer to themselves as being for freedom such as the Bush’s, the Romney’s, the McCain’s, and the other Rhino’s or will you follow the firm stand of President Trump who understands and is dedicated to restoring the ideals and principles of our founding fathers that propelled this nation to greatness;  or that principle of, “government that governs least governs best”.

    The views and opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official position of Citizens Journal.

    Don Jans is a national acclaimed author and speaker.  He is also a lifelong student of history, with a special emphasis on Russian history.  His study of Russian history led to 1917 which led to the study of the teachings of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.  Don has written five books on the topic of Collectivism (Marxism, Communism, Socialism, Fascism, and Progressivism). 

    Don has been a guest on numerous nationally and regionally broadcast radio programs.  He is a weekly guest on a nationally broadcast radio program where he discusses collectivism and how it is impacting the United States, relating current happenings to the collectivist agenda.

    Don has spoken to numerous groups across the nation on the topic of who and what is the United States and who and what is collectivism. The collectivist movement has called for a transformation of the United States. What is critical for all to understand is what is the transformation; what are we now and into what will we be transformed.  

    Don’s speaking approach is the same as his writing approach, and that is to be direct and straight forward with no regard for the current mandated approach of political correctness. 

    Samuel Adams said, “It does not take a majority to prevail… but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.” If we are to remain free, we must be about setting brushfires of freedom. Visit his website:

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    Mike Smith
    Mike Smith
    1 year ago

    Society needs to get past the idea the US map must include all 50 states for American values to survive. Regionally-locally is ‘where the action is’.

    The West and Northeast coasts were firmly against the US Constitution before Donald Trump was even a household name. Look at the major cities in these regions: the key/strategic ones are all left-wing besieged.

    America’s second civil war is one of overpopulated Democrat cities vs. rural Republican locales — not merely ‘Blue states vs. Red states.’

    1 year ago

    Don Jans apparently wants a dictatorship – so you’d have to say yes, we have a problem here Huston.

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