The Essential Missing Component of American Self Government
Opinion by Chris Adamo
As the madness of Democrat leftists wreaks ever greater havoc on our Nation, it is important for us to realize that fixing the problem requires determining the root cause. Otherwise, our efforts to confront it are akin to attempting to cure cancer by only removing the most recently discovered tumor. To date, we have attempted to deal with the symptoms, which at best means "damage control" whenever we can achieve majority status. And given how much worse the corruption in the "system" has grown, along with the willingness of the leftist Fake News crowd to shamelessly lie about it, attempting to fix the latest outrages becomes ever more difficult.
While it is abundantly true to every Patriot with a basic understanding of America that our Nation is not a "democracy" but a Representative Republic, the goal of the founders was to structure government in a manner that was ultimately answerable not to a "ruling class," but to the people. This approach to law and justice was a drastic departure from anything that had preceded it. And the result was a Nation that grew and flourished far above any other power on earth, achieving that status in a surprisingly short period of time.
Nevertheless, the Founders foresaw a major, potentially fatal pitfall that, if left unchecked, could spell doom for the American Experiment. John Adams warned of it in his one of his most famous quotes "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." In essence, he was saying government "of the people, by the people, and for the people" would falter and ultimately fail, if basic moral principles of right and wrong were not upheld. Such a condition would require cultural cohesion, which underscored the Judeo-Christian principles on which the Founders forged our great Country.
Abraham Lincoln saw the potential for an insurmountable rift in the Nation over the defining issue of human slavery. It was with that understanding that he referenced the Gospel of Luke with his admonition that "A house divided against itself cannot stand." Lincoln understood that slavery reflected a moral chasm between those who condemned it as evil, and those who accepted it out of tradition and pragmatism. Though the freedom of enslaved Americans was essential in the direct sense to the founding precepts of liberty and justice, it was also a physical impossibility for The Nation to go forward with such a vast divide of ideology.
Those same principles of basic right and wrong threaten to create a fault line in our midst that cannot be bridged by any effort short of brute force. What we've seen in our elections, long before we reached the current state of vast corruption and manipulation, is a cycle of intermittent dominance by one party over the other, at least to the degree that sincere Conservatives in office have mustered the will to oppose the status quo. Then, in the next election cycle, the opposition gains dominance and the entire direction of the Country is reversed.
In former times, the major political parties may have had their differences in regards to the specifics of how best to advance the interests of the American people, but not since the Civil War has there been any question as to whom they were ultimately loyal. That all began to fail with the institutionalized moral debasement of humanity in "Roe vs. Wade," and although Ronald Reagan sought to repair the breach, he had limited power to do so.
At the same time, the traditional family, which had been the "firewall" against cultural debasement, was in the crosshairs of the left. For that attack to succeed, "traditional" (Judeo-Christian) values of right and wrong had to be undermined and supplanted with the perversions of the counterculture. Basic precepts of the American ideal were denigrated and marginalized under the guise of "multiculturalism." Even the Church has been fractured and infiltrated with concepts that are diametrically opposed to any principle on which it was established, to the point that many denominations are now openly hostile to the precepts of Scripture.
By the time Bill Clinton took office, the notion of a cohesive American culture was being systematically dismembered by the Democrat machine. And its attacks on the fabric of America went into overdrive under the treasonous administration of Barack Obama. In a rare moment of candor, Obama promised to "fundamentally transform" the Nation. The havoc, suffering, deprivations, and trampling of basic rights ever since are a direct consequence of his agenda. Yes! He "built that."
Nevertheless, such overt enemies of everything worthy and decent in this country could not have ever achieved high office, with their transparent condescension and contempt, had its moral and ideological guardrails not first been thoroughly decimated. The cultural attacks on America, which began in earnest in the 1960s, are bearing their toxic fruit on a scale that was previously unseen. And it is all absolutely intentional.
The notion of a National agenda with any consistency arising among such disparate ideologies, some of which are malignant and violent, is beyond reason. The erratic and chaotic redirection which ensues every few years is destroying not only the integrity of domestic life and business, it is rendering foreign policy to be an absolute nightmare. American commitment to allies has lost all trust and credibility, with Afghanistan being the most glaring example. How can other nations have any trust in a regime whose direction can veer from freedom and justice to Marxism and Globalism virtually overnight, in the aftermath of the latest stolen election?
President Trump has spotlighted some major areas where defining changes need to be made, if we are to have any hope of resuscitating this Nation. He flatly asserts that it is critical for election integrity to be restored. Otherwise, the outcome of every ensuing political contest will inevitably be determined by whichever candidate has the most corrupt political apparatus at his disposal. And we all know which party fits that mold. Furthermore, the entire "education" system must be thoroughly overhauled. The, total implosion and abandonment of real academics in government schools, despite a vast cost to taxpayers, is eclipsed by the degree of perverse indoctrination and propagandizing being inflicted young people in its place.
Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, known for her candor, suggests a "national divorce." That is the essence of the "house divided" against which Lincoln warned with grim assurance. Given that leftist regions could not then sustain an infrastructure of basic commodities and sustenance, without leeching off of those who plant the crops, build the bridges, and fight the wars, this course would quickly lead to violence and bloodshed.
The only possibility of real "common ground" to be found by Americans is if we re-establish our guiding principles as Americans!
Christopher G. Adamo is a lifelong conservative from the American Heartland. He has been involved in grassroots and state-level politics for many years, seeking to restore and uphold the Judeo-Christian principles on which our Nation was founded. His book, "Rules for Defeating Radicals," is the "Go To" guide for effectively confronting and overcoming the dirty tricks of the political left. It is available at Amazon.