America at the Crossroads
Written By Warren Edstrom
America is at a crossroad. We are faced with choosing between who we are and who some groups want us to become. There is a movement In America that seeks to turn our country into a Socialist/Communist state. In order to accomplish their goals they must tear down our culture, our economic system and our political system.
Revolutions are won by those who can destroy the confidence of the people in the existing power structure.
Our culture is being destabilized be removing God from our everyday life and especially our government. Religion is the foundation for our behavior. This includes telling the truth, not cheating, speaking and acting in a virtuous and up right manor and placing the good of the country and its people ahead of our own self interests.
Our government is secular, but John Adams said that our public servants should be virtuous people in order to maintain a stable society. It is being destabilized by the blurring of our moral values.
Our economic system is being challenged by those who say that socialism is better than
capitalism for the American people. The established fact is that in the last 400 years, since the first settlements on this continent by Europeans, socialism has been tried and found to be wanting.
At Jamestown and Plymouth it failed miserably, and in the process killed a large
number of its inhabitants. Around the world, in the last century, over one hundred fifty million people were killed by socialist governments. Among them: in Russia forty million; in China seventy plus million and Nazi (Nationalist Socialist Workers Party) Germany 50 million. In many cases the deaths of the citizens of the host countries far outnumbered those lost in wars with other countries.
Socialism, in most cases, leads to an Oligarchy and/or Dictatorship. Our political system has been corrupted by those who seek to alter our constitution and turn us into a Democracy instead of a democratically elected Representative Republic. A Republic is
ruled by the law. A Democracy is ruled by the majority vote of the people. Our Republic’s laws are based on natural law; a democracy caters to the whims of the people.
Our founders called Democracy “the tyranny of the masses”. Democracies often devolve into socialist states.
It’s hard to put a label on this group of people who are tearing America apart.
Some are Ideological. They want to promote a form of government other than a
representative republic. Republics are stable and creating chaos is necessary to alter them.
Although socialism is an economic system it leads to economic collapse, which in
turn requires some form of totalitarian government to eliminate the chaos. In the last
century this has led to communist takeovers in many countries. Communist governments then retain socialism to keep control of the population.
In the past this thinking has led to the election of senators by the people instead of being appointed by the states, contrary to the founder’s constitution, thereby eliminating the influence of the states to balance the will of the people and form national policy.
They then formed the Federal Reserve Bank to prevent congress from implementing national economic policy and turned this power over to large banks, some who are from foreign nations.
They are now trying to eliminate the Electoral College. This constitutional institution is
meant to prevent a few large states from running roughshod over the small states and
thereby controlling the electoral outcomes of our presidential elections.
Others are just corrupt. They break down the rule of law to open the door to monetary,
personal and political gain. Our concept of borders is being challenged to further progressive ends.
The American people are ignorant of these things because of the public education systems that are largely controlled by progressive left leaning public employee unions that feed off of taxpayer dollars which then helps fund the democratic socialist agenda.
The deception of our mainstream media outlets also promotes this ignorance.
We currently have a president that is has exposed much of this corruption and more. Our eyes are being opened to what is causing bad decisions on the part of our elected officials. This condition we are now seeing has been termed “The Swamp”.
The Swamp is resisting many of the things President Trump is trying to do because it upsets their agenda and money. It puts the welfare of the American people first. This in turn puts the ship of state back on solid footing. After all, the purpose of government is to establish an environment where the citizenry can be free from oppression, are allowed to reach their full potential and can expect equal justice under the law.
The reach of the swamp is extensive, reaching into all parts of our government and businesses. This is why there is so much resistance to what the president is trying to accomplish.
I fear what will happen when President Trump leaves office, either in 2020 or 2024. My gut says that the swamp will just retake the Whitehouse no matter which party wins. A republican is just a slow democrat.
We are in a war for the survival of our country as a free state.
The tea party started as a populist movement that felt we were being taxed too much with no end in sight. The tea party movement spread across the country in days and a new populist movement was born.
Although we had struck a common cord of irritation in the American people we never evolved into a unified national political power. We were very proud of the fact that we had no centralized leadership and this became our greatest failing.
Each Tea Party group took up its pet issue to fight against. The movement never thought about becoming a political force that could take over the government in DC. We were satisfied winning a few local or state issues here and there and naively thought that the Republican Party would welcome us with open arms and take up our causes.
Instead the GOP looked upon the Tea Party as a group of uncontrollable upstarts that could possibly take over their party and seize power away from the establishment leaders. To survive the leadership plotted ways to marginalize the Tea Party
while still keeping us in the Republican fold.
Another failing of the Tea Party was that we didn’t realize what kind of power we could wield if our purpose was to form a national party with common goals and a common agenda, the seizure of the national psyche away from the Democrat and Republican machines and toward a party that had the will of the people at its heart.
Wars are won by armies not skirmishers. The Tea Party was/is a group of people focused on issues that have little effect on Washington D.C. power. We work to elect republicans to office but they marginalize us by not acknowledging our efforts.
We did have limited success but were taken out by the republican leadership. Remember Allen West and Michele Backman? They were elected by the people but were redistricted out of office.
We tried to take over county and state central committees but were largely unsuccessful. The party leaders violated their own rules to stay in power. Incumbency is a powerful weapon. We are constantly in siege mode waiting for the next crises to fight against. We are never the aggressors trying to take control of the government, as our opponents, the
We can win small battles here and there but, in our current form, we can’t win the war.
- In order to win we need a State/National organizational/management structure to carry out the goals of the organization.
- We need bylaws to govern the election of leaders in the organization.
- We need a clear mission statement of goals to recruit new members into the organization.
- We need to develop the resources to get people elected to office. This includes fund raisers, door knockers, campaign managers, phone bank personnel and mailers.
- We need media people. If we don’t have these resources, all we have is a mob.
- What we need is an army to win this war of ideas, not just skirmishers.
- We need a new political party.