By Don Jans
The United States of America is in the process of being transformed. Marx said, “Between every Capitalist society and Communist society there is the period of the revolutionary transformation of the one (Capitalism) to the other (Communism).” It is this very transformation that Comrade Obama promised on October 30, 2008, when he proclaimed that the United States of America was five days away from being fundamentally transformed.
The United States of America was founded on the principle that our Natural Rights – among them Life, Liberty, and Property or the right to pursue happiness – are given to us by God and the only role of government is to protect those Natural Rights. This is a critical element of an individualist society as is Capitalism. It is the first society to which Marx refers.
The second society to which Marx refers is the one referred to by Comrade Obama and the one now being proposed by the left or the Democrat party; a communist society. In a communist society all rights are under the control of the government and it is government that states what rights they will extend and to whom they will extend those rights.
In an individualist society the right to life comes from God. Government is to protect the right to life. Under the concept of Natural Law, those who would take the life of another in a capacity other than self-defense have surrendered their right to life. Those advocating for the transformation to communism disagree with Natural Law and say that the right to life comes from the state. They are telling us that the state has the right to take the life of another if that life is determined it would be a nuisance or an inconvenience They euphemistically refer to murder as choice. In this instance, under Natural Law, the mother, the abortionist, and those assisting would have surrendered their right to life because they have voluntarily taken the life of another.
In an individualist society it is paramount that the right to have the liberty of free speech is not impaired in any form. If one silences the speech or controls the thoughts of another, under Natural Law, they are surrendering their liberty of free speech and thought. Yet, in the United States today we have the regulation of free speech. Free speech is being regulated through regulation and through intimidation if certain speech is determined by the transformation movement to not be politically correct or it is determined by this same group to be hate speech. Under the rules of Natural Law, those in this transformation movement would have forfeited their Natural Right or liberty of free speech and thought.
These two above examples are not isolated incidents of the violation of the fundamental principle that our Natural Rights come from God and not government, and that under Natural Law those who would restrict the Natural Rights of another have in fact forfeited their Natural Right to the same as that which they restricted. Incidents like these have become the rule and not the exception.
This has happened in the Untied States of America because we the people have allowed it to happen. A free and an independent people that adheres to the God given freedoms under Natural Rights must be a people who understand this concept, value this concept, and are willing to protect this concept. We the people of the United States no longer understand this concept, value this concept, nor are we willing to protect this concept.
We the people of the United States do not understand our Constitution that was drafted, signed, and ratified to protect our Natural Rights and liberties from those who wish to transform the Untied States. No where in the Constitution of the United States is government given the right to regulate any of our Natural Rights and Liberties. Throughout the entire Constitution of the United States the government is prohibited from infringing on these Natural Rights and Liberties. The Bill of Rights was made a part of the Constitution to reinforce this critical principle of freedom. Yet, we the people have allowed this critical principle to be violated. We have allowed those who wish to transform the United States to place our Natural Rights under the control of government and forsake Natural Law and replace it with the tyranny of government.
Because the problem lies with we the people, the solution must become the responsibility of we the people. We the people must understand the differences between options before us. We are in the revolutionary transformation period as stated by Marx. We the people must decide if that revolutionary period is to be completed resulting in communism, or do we the people do whatever is necessary to end the revolutionary transformation and once again become a nation that adheres to the concepts upon which we were founded; governments role is to protect our Natural Rights and is not to have the right to limit or abolish such Natural Rights.
If we choose the latter, there are immediate things we must do. We must resolve to understand the concept of Natural Rights, to value this concept of Natural Rights, and to protect this concept. We must resolve to elect to government positions only those who do the same and advocate for a limited government that does not expand beyond the limits imposed on it by the Constitution. Government positions would include school boards, city and county positions, all state positions, judges, and federal positions.
Our next, and perhaps greatest challenge is to again have education institutions and not indoctrination centers. We will have to revamp everything to do with what we euphemistically refer to as education in the United States. Critical questions that must be answered are; what role if any should the federal government play, how to we broaden the choices parents have when it comes to their child’s education (understanding that the most important variable to great education is competition), does it improve education in any way when unions are involved, and should funds from property taxes and other sources go to the entity chosen by the parents as the educating entity for their children including having those funds going to families that home school, micro schools, private schools, charter schools, public schools, or other educational entities.
We the people can solve our problem of losing our freedom and liberties if we the people will take the responsibility for these problems and understand that we can correct these problems if we so choose.
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.