In the flush of their electoral victory, the Republican Party's leaders will want us to forget the real nature of the vote that has just taken place. Surveys taken before the election consistently indicated that many voters were going to the polls to cast their vote against a Democratic Party that has surrendered to the arrogantly socialist agenda of the Obama faction. Yet a majority of those same voters expressed their disapproval of the Republican Party. That's because many Americans have enough common sense to realize that but for the failure of Republican leadership Barack Obama and his cohorts could never have taken over the White House.
But the present situation of the American people and the dire threat that continues to overshadow the future of the American republic is not just the result of Republican failure or Democratic failure. Both parties fail to represent the sovereign people of the United States because the present party system has become the factional instrument of a self-serving and ambitious elite with no allegiance to the Constitution, no respect for the sovereignty of the American people, and nothing but contempt for the principles of right and justice that are the foundation of the American way of life. Though some elements of this elite fault Barack Obama for the incompetent haste with which he has pursued the consolidation of elite control of American society, they reject his pace, not his goal.
In this they differ from the voting majority of the American electorate. Despite the utopian promises of elites pushing them to accept the deceptive and delusional idea of "soft (i.e., supposedly benevolent) despotism" as the inevitable future of humanity, many Americans continue in their love of liberty. They continue to respond to a moral understanding of human nature grounded in the concept of God-endowed unalienable right. Thanks to this understanding they know that there is more to justice than the distribution of material goods. They know that there is more to dignity than material well-being.
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The moral idea of justice rests on the premise that every human being has a responsibility to God for the right use of his or her freedom. It represents the view that such freely chosen righteousness in action is the factual basis of each and every claim of unalienable right. The basis of a just human society is therefore not an arbitrary coincidence of selfish interests, like the pirate codes that govern the distribution of power and booty among cutthroats. Rather, it is a covenant among the just, signifying in the first instance their common acknowledgment of the standard that distinguishes right from wrong. This standard provides the rule of reason that in principle is to govern their choice of actions. But the rule of reason represents an authoritative principle only on account of its connection to the determinations whereby the author of human nature gives it the form and content that makes human existence possible.
This was the understanding of human justice the founders of the United States articulated in the Declaration of Independence, the covenant document in which they asserted and justified the independent existence of the American nation. Whatever "isms" they hide behind, the elites now working to overthrow the sovereignty of the American people agree in their rejection of that covenant. They reject the existence of God. They reject His authority as the Creator of the universe. They reject the concept of righteousness and human dignity that take their substance from conformity with His will.
In place of this covenant they propose a purely materialistic understanding of human life in which the interplay of impersonal forces produces results for which no particular individual can be held accountable. According to this view, justice is not the conformity of action to any standard of right. Rather, it is the successful action of those willing to conform to the ruthless imperatives of power. According to this understanding, there are no self evident truths, only the successful fabrications that make evident the weakness of mind and will that turn many into the gullible subjects of those few whose will to power is hot enough to burn away the shackles of religion, decent conscience and inherited convention.
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Some people went to the polls on Tuesday responding to a deep sense of unease and a firm conviction that what is now at stake is our whole way of life. If for a moment such people are able to look past the guileful conversations and preoccupations with which the manipulated media seek to distract the gullible from the forces now seeking permanently to subvert the independence of the American people, they may be able to make out the fundamental issue that justifies their concern. Is the American nation still firm in its allegiance to the understanding of God and right and justice articulated in the Declaration of Independence? Or will we succumb to self-serving elite manipulation that rejects the Declaration and seeks to put in its place the age-old understanding of human nature that made justice the good of the stronger, the more powerful, the more ruthlessly devoid of conscience, and that left the rights of others to be determined by their whim?
In the days and months ahead I pray that liberty-loving Americans will think of this issue as they listen to the interminable, distracting and deceitful discussions of money and jobs, of energy, taxes and health. Slaves have jobs. Universal health care is the privilege of every herd destined for the slaughterhouse, and all the beasts of burden. Hens live in houses that are warm and may be brightly lit. And the once-captive tribes of Israel had their memories of the flesh pots of Egypt and its small beer. When the people lived in darkness, perhaps that was enough. But that was before their Exodus gave them knowledge of the God who made them free. That was before America's founders applied their knowledge of the light that came to help all mankind see.
In recent years, we have more and more followed America's self-serving elites down a path that leads away from our acknowledgment of the Creator God. Is it just a coincidence that, as we do, our national strength and prosperity fade? If it is just coincidence, then the choice offered between the hard-charging, openly controlling despotism of the Democrats and the soft-spoken, manipulative, despotism of the Republicans will be enough. If it is not, than for our future's sake the real choice must be made clear, the choice between those who reject God and the Declaration, and those who, by restoring our allegiance to both, reject the hard fate of "soft despotism" in order to accept the difficult, but ultimately more humane destiny of holding fast to God's endowment of liberty and justice for all.