By Don Jans
The differences between the two political factions in the United States have been dramatically exposed. Last week we saw the one faction exhibiting its hatred for American traditions, history, and culture. This week we are witnessing the optimism and individualism that propelled the American Revolution and has been the driving force of a totally unique nation to reach the pinnacle of greatness.
The contrasts between these two factions within our country is like the contrasts between the two revolutions of the late eighteenth century, the American Revolution, and the French Revolution. The American Revolution was declared via the Declaration of Independence which laid bare for the world to see that the colonists were declaring their independence from a tyrannical government. To replace the rule of tyranny, these freedom loving colonists would form a nation based on the unique principle that all Natural Rights and Liberties come from the Creator and the only role government was to play was to protect Natural Rights and Liberties for the citizens. Each individual would have an equal beginning and their individual talents, dedication, and wisdom when making choices would determine the outcome.
After a long and difficult battle to achieve independence from the tyranny of government, these freedom loving people began to put their dreams of creating a society that celebrated individualism and rejected thy tyranny of government under the limiting evil of collectivism.
The French Revolution began with mob rule and chaos in the streets and continued in that same manner. After the murder of the King and the Queen, more mob rule continued as chaos reigned supreme with any who would disagree quickly having their heads and bodies separated.
This total refusal to accept any contrarian ideas exhibited in the aftermath of the French Revolution was the exact opposite in the American Revolution. Different ideas were not only accepted, but encouraged. Compromise was the rule of the day. The colonists held a singular goal but different ideas on how to best reach that goal. That goal was freedom and liberty for all as opposed to the goal in the aftermath of the French Revolution which was power and control for the victor and total subservience of the masses to the victor.
The contrast between the American Revolution and French Revolution is the same contrast we have witnessed recently but placed on the national stage for all to witness as we watched the DNC and are currently watching the RNC.
The DNC was a dark convention, full of hatred for individual freedom while advocating that our Natural Rights and Liberties given to us by God, is wrong and that the government must be the controller of any and all-Natural Rights and Liberties. Just as the mobs of the French Revolution determined the structure of the French government must be destroyed through rioting, arson, and evil, so did the representatives of the DNC. We were told only the murder of babies or what they called choice was acceptable, that children could only attend Teachers Unions dominated schools so the required indoctrination could continue, that any who did not speak in an acceptable manner or used what they defined as hate speech must be ostracized, demonized, and even eliminated, that the use of threat and force was not only acceptable but encouraged in the name of equality, and that we must eliminate any aspect of our Republic and become a true Democracy, which is by the definition of our founders, rule by the mob.
The RNC has been a dawning of optimism and encouragement for Natural Rights and Liberties, for limited government and not domineering and controlling government, for the protection of free speech and thought, for education as opposed to indoctrination, for achievement and innovation, for competition and compassion, yes, for individualism and not collectivism.
Each individual citizen in the United States will have the privilege and opportunity to vote on November 3rd. The contrasts are evident and extreme. You must choose between these two visions. One vision is the vision of the French Revolution: mob rule and chaos in the streets, all power to the victor and servitude of the masses to that victor, and no room for disagreement, discussion, or free and open thought. The second vision is the vision of the American colonists: the desire to be free from the tyranny of government, to have free and open speech and thought, to always educate and never indoctrinate, to champion achievement and innovation, to thrive on competition while showing compassion to others with private generosity and not the force and demand of government, and to cherish and protect that all our Natural Rights and Liberties are God given and not government given.
These are the contrasts. These are the choices.
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.