For millions of people from around the world, the U.S.A. has been a beacon of hope, and especially since the end of World War II. Why? It is because of her founding philosophy as manifested in the Declaration of Independence. Every element of this short and succinct document appeals not just to Americans but to all of humanity.
No other nation on earth has begun its existence with such a declaration. The Declaration of Independence is precisely the reason people from around the world talk of the “American Dream.”
The founding philosophy of the U.S.A. appeals even to those in Hong Kong, which is a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. It has recently manifested itself when demonstrators – of this communist country – boldly waved American flags and sang the U.S. national anthem when President Donald J. Trump signed bills, which were approved by near-unanimous consent in the House and Senate, in support of Hong Kong protestors. (When you click on the hyperlink within this paragraph, above, scroll down to the small screen under the name, Laura Ingraham.)
In many parts of the world, people still think of our country as the land of the American dream. Yet, in the U.S.A. itself, an alarming trend is occurring. All that has been considered good about this country – its history, its religious background (which enables religious freedom for all religions), its Bill of Rights, etc. – is being denied. Worse, everything that is good about this country seems to be under attack by the left.
- Who would have thought that the First Amendment would ever be threatened? Yet here we are.
- Christianity, the very religion that promoted religious freedom, is under attack. What is wrong with this picture?
- In public facilities, Christian prayer is often denied, yet Islam demands and is given a place of worship. What is wrong with this picture?
- Who would have thought that the Second Amendment would ever be attacked? Yet, again, here we are.
- Note: Until recently, I used to agree with those who were “for gun control.” Yet the deeper I dug into the “why” behind the second Amendment vis-à-vis world history, the clearer its importance became.
- The only defense we, as individuals, have against tyranny – either from external or internal sources – is the ability to protect ourselves.
- When the government begins confiscating guns from law-abiding citizens, it will be the beginning of the end of the United States of America as we know it.
- The development in Virginia, where all three branches of government are now controlled by the Democrats, gun-control measures appear imminent. The state of Virginia, therefore, is likely to become a case study of the effects of gun control.
- Such attacks against our Bill of Rights could only come from those who choose to ignore (1) human nature and (2) how the U.S.A. has come to exist to combat the possibility of repeating tragedies caused by humans. By attacking the Bill of Rights, they give zero respect to millions of people who died so that they (as well as the rest of us) could enjoy freedom today.
Make no mistake, the Declaration of Independence represents the pinnacle of Western civilization. Whether people agree or disagree, it has come to exist based on Judeo-Christian philosophy. Most notable is the concept of unalienable rights. According to the Conservapedia:
Unalienable rights are those which God gave to man at the Creation, once and for all. By definition, since God granted such rights, governments could not take them away. In America, this fundamental truth is recognized and enshrined in our nation’s birth certificate, the Declaration of Independence: “[A]ll men are created equal…[and] are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
Typically, those who promote communism or socialism have denied the masses freedom of religion. Have you ever wondered why? As with everything else, it’s all about control. For most religious people, their faith in God is far more important than the government. After all, the government is an organization made up of people, who are all imperfect. For those who wish to control the masses – as opposed to being of service to them (as it should be) – elimination of religious freedom becomes priority #1.
Free enterprise is the foundation for individual freedom. Most leaders on the left have little, if any, experience running a business, let alone profitably. They talk a good talk in a controlled environment – such as schools and universities – where their “survival” depends not on producing goods that the rest of the economy can readily use to prosper but on keeping leftist views alive by persuading impressionable youths to their way of thinking. Their goal is to have the masses become dependent on the government. They target the young, tell them what they want to hear, and promise to provide everything to everyone for free.
Only naïve youths and/or ignorant adults will be gullible enough to believe such an idea. What the promotors of communism or socialism purposely neglect to mention are two-fold: (1) nothing in this world is free – unless the youths remain under the economic protection of their parents and (2) their hidden-but-real objective is to promise the world to the unquestioning masses – whom I call “the gullible ones” – so that they can be voted into positions of power in the government. As world history has shown, over time, such promises become unsustainable. Such ideologies can, and often do, end up delivering the worst – as in genocide. Here are some better-known examples:
- Communist China under Mao Ze-Dong:
- A minimum of 48 million people killed during the Cultural Revolution.
- Method: By brainwashing its youths – the Red Guards – to carry out the dastardly deeds, starting with the enforcement of political correctness in the name of its leader.
- They went on to destroy cultural and historical artifacts, buildings, and anyone who was considered a bourgeoisie.
- Doesn’t Communist China’s method under Mao sound eerily similar to what is happening in the U.S.A. today?
- Socialist Nazi Germany under Adolf Hitler:
- Nazi is short for Nationalsozi
- An estimated 12 million people killed during World War II, plus 3 million Russian POWs left to die.
- Method: By brainwashing its youths – the Hitler Youths – to carry out the dastardly deeds, starting with the enforcement of political correctness in the name of its leader.
- Again, doesn’t Nazi Germany’s method under Hitler sound eerily similar to what is happening in the U.S.A. today?
- Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) under Jozef Stalin:
- An estimated 7 million people killed.
- Method: By brainwashing its youth – Komsomol (Communist Union of Youth) – to identify with the Communist party rather than their families.
- Yet again, doesn’t USSR’s method under Stalin sound eerily similar to what is happening in the U.S.A. today?
During the last decade or two, strange and scary things have been happening in the U.S.A. It is almost as if the country of my childhood dreams is disintegrating into chaos right before my eyes. As an adult immigrant to what was once the greatest country on earth, I equate the phenomenon among many American youths to those who grew up in Communist China under Mao Ze-Dong, Nazi Germany under Adolf Hitler, and the USSR under Jozef Stalin. They have no qualms about making threats and/or using violence against anyone who disagrees with them. The use of such tactics is the hallmark of the left. Very scary indeed.