Do you belong to the government?

If you want to understand why the Democratic Party represents the gravest threat to America’s freedom, all you really need to know is that the convention planners in Charlotte didn’t see anything wrong with a video shown there Tuesday night.

In fact, they must have liked it.

They made the video. They must have thought it was very good. I’m sure they listened carefully to every word uttered and every image shown before approving it for broadcast to the entire nation.

I don’t know what the video was called by the producers, but, from now on, it will be known as the “Government is the only thing we all belong to” video. You can see the relevant 17 seconds right here.

This is the philosophy of the Democratic Party. This is the way the hierarchy of the party thinks. Democrats really believe in government – the bigger the better.

But, more importantly, they believe the people are subjects of government. The government doesn’t belong to the people, rather we belong to the government.

This, of course, is quite at odds with the kind of government our Founding Fathers conceived for America – a government, as Abraham Lincoln explained, “of the people, by the people and for the people.” In America, from the very beginning, the difference would be that we don’t belong to the government, it belongs to us.

Democrats don’t get that concept. They want America to renounce its unique experiment in liberty and go the way of the rest of the world. They call themselves “progressives,” but, in this most important way, they demonstrate they are actually “retrogressives” – moving America away from self-government, individual rights and limited constitutional government to a system in which the people are “of the government, by the government and for the government.”

Maybe you think I’m making too much of what was revealed in 17 seconds of a video played at the Democratic convention. But I don’t think so. Occasionally, I think the Democrats mean just what they say. It’s a very big deal that a video message carefully scripted and crafted to be shown at its presidential nominating convention and presented to a national TV audience made the point that “the government is the only thing we all belong to.”

I don’t know about you, but I don’t belong to the government.

I am not a subject of government.

In America, the government is supposed to be subject to the people.

It doesn’t get more important or fundamental than this.

I belong to my Creator God.

It is He that gave you and me the unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Our founders explained that it was government’s role to protect those rights.

That’s not what Democrats think.

They believe it’s government’s job to grant rights to people. That’s why they keep coming up to with new “rights” to attract votes and increase dependency on government.

They believe there is only one thing we all belong to – government.

We don’t belong to God. They made that very clear when they struck His name from their platform for the first time.

It’s illuminating to see this expressed so openly at the Democratic convention. But it’s also a little scary.

Say what you will about the Democratic Party; it does represent a lot of people in America. And that suggests a lot of Americans just don’t get what their own country is all about – why it was founded, how it is governed and why it represents the greatest experiment with liberty the world has ever known.

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