America was never designed or created to be a nation, yet we stand and chant the words “one nation…indivisible” like a group of intellectually challenged automatons millions of times each year.
All of the Rights contained in our Bill of Rights are individual in nature; they bestow no rights on groups, collectives or political parties. Our first president, George Washington warned of the evils inherent in political parties or factions. Yet, today, millions in this country have more allegiance to their chosen political parties than they do to our Constitution and Bill of Rights.
Groups, associations, races and lifestyles claim and demand rights for their groups, almost all of which require an individual right be destroyed or relinquished. Those who challenge these group rights are slandered with names such as homophobe, racist, selfish, denier of the public good, isolationist and a myriad of others, some often heard, others yet invented.
Veterans, Christians, Constitutionalists and those who claim to be sovereign are classified as potential domestic terrorists and enemies of the state. Their individual rights must be sacrificed at the altar of political correctness, known in less polite circles as Marxist and Fascist doctrine.
The fate of our Republic as we move forward is in the hands of individuals, not political parties. Political parties have sold their souls for power; the White House will call for no czar to be named to protect our Liberty. No think-tanks will be formed to explore the possibility of returning to constitutional governance. The Supreme Court will not rule on the side of liberty and freedom and against the increasing powers of the state; they will pay homage to their source of power and money. No political party will insist its candidates strictly adhere to their sacred oaths to the Constitution; they prefer the lesser of evils to an honest, moral candidate.
We have been trained at the hands of teachers, media personalities, politicians, newspapers, books, movies and even preachers to think collectively. We feel nothing can be accomplished without the strength of numbers. A very intelligent man once contradicted that mentality with this thought: “The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.” ~ Albert Einstein
Our Founders brought to fruition a totally new concept in government, one which had never been seen by mankind to that point; a government of very limited powers, operating only with consent of the governed. Those being governed were not groups, political parties, nor lobbyists, but individuals.
Those who proclaim today we are a nation, do so for a reason, in a national form of government all the people are ruled by one powerful central government. States exist in name only; their powers are simply nullified by the national government, the direct opposite of the intent of our Founders as is reflected in the Ninth and Tenth Amendments.
Why is more importance and power given to groups rather than individuals? A group becomes of one mindset as individuals must adjust their values to the wishes of the “group” or be labeled selfish or racist or some other derogatory moniker. All that is needed is one system of thought be repeated over and over. No better example of this can be found than our public fool system and of course political parties.
Try insisting a political party adhere to the principles of constitutional government and then get out of the way. The names you will be called, most of which cannot be repeated in polite circles, will astound you. The party comes first you will be told emphatically; the Constitution and Bill of Rights become an afterthought and eventually an impediment to “victory” and political power.
What have some famous despots in history had to say about the individual versus the group, tribe or collective? The quotes and authors below are most revealing. As you read and contemplate them, compare them to the forces at work in our country today. They readily proclaim what they fear(ed) most in their quest for domination and slavery.
“Comrades! We must abolish the cult of the individual decisively, once and for all.” ~ Soviet Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev, addressing the 20th Congress of the Soviet Communist Party, 2-25-56
“The unity of a nation’s spirit and will are worth far more than the freedom of the spirit and will of an individual; and that the higher interests involved in the life of the whole must here set the limits and lay down the duties of the interests of the individual.” ~ Adolf Hitler
“We need to stop worrying about the rights of the individual and start worrying about what is best for society.” ~ Hillary Clinton
“…we understand only the individual’s capacity to make sacrifices for the community, for his fellow men.” ~ Adolf Hitler, 10-7-33
“We’re going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.” ~ Then Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, June 28, 2004.
“To be a socialist is to submit the I to the thou; socialism is sacrificing the individual to the whole.” ~ Joseph Goebbels, Minister of Propaganda, National Socialist German Workers’ “Nazi” Party
“When we got organized as a country and we wrote a fairly radical Constitution with a radical Bill of Rights, giving a radical amount of individual freedom to Americans, it was assumed that the Americans who had that freedom would use it responsibly…. [However, now] there’s a lot of irresponsibility. And so a lot of people say there’s too much freedom. When personal freedom’s being abused, you have to move to limit it.” (Emphasis author's) ~ William Jefferson Clinton
There is only one way we can move to correct the tyranny of collective thinking; we must place our hopes in the one person who has always triumphed over the adversity of political corruption and tyranny; the Individual; the true and only minority.
“The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. ~ Ayn Rand
“It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government.” ~Thomas Paine
Submitted to the Federal Observer for publication by the author, Michael Gaddy; August 25, 2013