Americana has been destroyed by socialism. Cloward-Pivin politicians have thrown us into Gehenna — the burning garbage pit of Biblical proportions.
President Teddy Roosevelt’s speech to the New York City Chamber of Commerce, November 11, 1902:
“… the traditional American self-reliance of spirit which makes them scorn to ask from the government, whether of State or of Nation, anything but a fair field and no favor; who confide not in being helped by others, but in their own skill, energy, and business capacity to achieve success. The first requisite of a good citizen in this Republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his weight that he shall not be a mere passenger, but shall do his share in the work that each generation of us finds ready to hand; and, furthermore, that in doing his work he shall show not only the capacity for sturdy self-help but also self-respecting regard for the rights of others.”
- traditional American self-reliance
- scorn to ask from the government
- a fair field and no favor
- not in being helped by others
- able and willing to pull his weight that he shall not be a mere passenger
- shall do his share in the work
- sturdy self-help
- self-respecting regard for the rights of others
Ignorance of the law is no excuse. “The civil laws reduce an ungrateful freedman to his original slavery” Libertinum ingratum leges civiles in pristinam servitutem redigunt. Every Law Dictionary will tell you this.
Voting to enrich yourself at the expense of others it a conflict of interest. It is the very definition of corruption. Today’s self-exalted socialist agitators insist that they are entitled to live more comfortably at the expense of others — through a system of force, fear and violence — to extract the lifeblood of their neighbors. Traditional Americana worked because it is a system of treating your neighbor as you would treat yourself.
The Golden Rule has been replaced by violent corruption.
Learn to spot the difference between violence and charity.
The first sentence of the Declaration of Independence says that it is the laws of Nature that entitle the United States to exist.
The laws of nature require that rights be respected.
If your liberty is interfered by those who have no respect for the Golden Rule, the laws of nature provide a remedy. The Maxim of Law remains with us today: Legibus sumptis desinentibus, lege naturae utendum est. When laws of the state fail, we must resort to the laws of nature.
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