What Is An American, Who Is A Conservative?



By Don Jans



This question is critical. It is critical because the United States will not remain America so long as those who would want us to believe they are conservatives, or Americans, continue to rule the Republican party or what is believed to be the American party. What I means when I say the United States will not remain America is that our nation will not remain the land of opportunity, the land where individuals can dream and see their dreams become reality, the land where people can move between economic and social classes based on their individual abilities and their individual character, and the land of limited government.

An American will protect at all costs their liberties and freedoms, understanding that once they are lost they are gone forever. John Adams said it this way, “But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty once lost is lost forever. When the People once surrender their share in the Legislature, and their Right of defending the Limitations upon the Government, and of resisting every Encroachment upon them, they can never regain it.”

An American understands that big government is the enemy of individual liberty and freedom. Thomas Jefferson told us, “A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government.”

Barry Goldwater understood what a Conservative is:

“They (liberals) propound the first principle of totalitarianism: that the State is competent to do all things and is limited in what it actually does only by the will of those who control the State. It is clear that this view is in direct conflict with the Constitution, which is an instrument, above all, for limiting the functions of government, and which is as binding today as when it was written.”

“Throughout history, government has proved to be the chief instrument for thwarting man’s liberty. Government represents power in the hands of some men to control and regulate the lives of other men. And power, as Lord Acton said, corrupts men. “Absolute power,” he added, “corrupts absolutely.”

“Surely the first obligation of a political thinker is to understand the nature of man. The Conservative does not claim special powers of perception on this point, but he does claim a familiarity with the accumulated wisdom and experience of history, and he is not too proud to learn from the great minds of the past. The first thing he has learned about man is that each member of the species is a unique creature. Man’s most sacred possession is his individual soul—which has an immortal side, but also a mortal one. The mortal side establishes his absolute differentness from every other human being. Only a philosophy that takes into account the essential differences between men, and, accordingly, makes provision for developing the different potentialities of each man can claim to be in accord with Nature. We have heard much in our time about “the common man.” It is a concept that pays little attention to the history of a nation that grew great through the initiative and ambition of uncommon men. The Conservative knows that to regard man as part of an undifferentiated mass is to consign him to ultimate slavery.”

“The Conservative also recognizes that the political power on which order is based is a self-aggrandizing force; that its appetite grows with eating. He knows that the utmost vigilance and care are required to keep political power within its proper bounds.”

The American and the Conservative believe in liberty, freedom, the individuality of humans, and the importance of a limited government so as not to thwart these critical elements to a free and prosperous society.

We know the American left despises liberty, freedom, the individuality of humans, and celebrates and embraces the bigness of government. It is their goal to have government control all aspects of the lives of people, including their thoughts. We Americans and Conservatives have for years believed that because somebody would say they were an American and a Conservative, they really were. We constantly learned that these people would support the American left in growing government, but explain it was necessary this time, but this was the last time.

We refer to these people as RINO’s, and we must understand they are as big a threat as is the American left to our liberty, freedom, and individuality. This would include the Republican leadership in the Senate, McConnell, and the leadership in the House, McCarthy. Here is another example of how they work. This is from Christopher Jacobs:  “A dozen years ago, I sat in a strategy meeting in an ornate suite in the U.S. Capitol. House Democrats were about to bring to the floor a bill that would raise the deficit by hundreds of billions of dollars, one element of their plan to ram through Obamacare.

When one person suggested that House Republican leaders rally Tea Party groups to ensure all Republican members oppose the legislation, another aide thought such a move unwise, fearing a whipping operation against the bill would prove ineffective.

The response: “So in other words, your strategy is to lose in the most efficient manner possible.” Which pretty much describes Republican leaders’ perpetual strategy—then, now, and most always.

That mantra explains news reports prior to the Thanksgiving holiday suggesting Senate Republican leaders were working on an arrangement with Democrats, and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., that would allow Democrats to raise the debt limit in December for the second time in three months. Most Republican lawmakers want to see the debt limit raised, and are perfectly willing to make it easy for Democrats to increase the limit—so long as Republicans don’t have to take public responsibility for their complicity in this corrupt bargain.”

If you are an American and a Conservative, you are probably a registered Republican. If the United States is to stop our journey of going down “The Road to Tyranny,” it is critical we remove RINO’s like McConnell and McCarthy from leadership roles. It is time we stop listening to the words and pay attention to the actions. It is time we put Americans and Conservatives in leadership positions, not just at the national level, but in our states, in our counties, in our cities, and on our school boards. The movement has begun. Let us not grow tired or weary in our great and worthwhile cause to restore liberty, freedom, and individuality, while we lessen the role of government to its intended role.


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.

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