Fifteen “Loaded” Questions That Should Provide a Springboard for Lively, Fruitful Discussion
|In Congress July 4, 1776, Philadelphia, PA
We are grateful to Truthseeker, whoever he or she may be, for posing these questions yesterday, and to Les Carpenter for reposting them at his blog.
TruthseekerJuly 4, 2014 at 4:55:00 PM EDT (edited and emended by FT)
On This July 4th, 2014, please don’t "thank a liberal"for our splendid heritage. Marxian-Fabian-Socialist-Liberal-Progressive-Statists today often boast that the likes of Jefferson, Washington, Hamilton, Adams, Franklin, and many other founding fathers were "liberals", and as such ought to be given credit for the achievements of the Founding Fathers, who risked everything and suffered incalculable loss and hardship in their quest to establish a government that stood for individual liberty.
This, of course, is not true, because the meaning of the term “liberal” has changed drastically since it was craftily adopted by the Progressives to neutralize their growing fear of opposition to the quasi-Marxian, collectivist initiatives that characterized political activism -- in both parties -- early in the twentieth century. Given the nature of our Founding Documents it’s dubious that the Founders, who were never unified in their views in any case, would have supported the social and economic agendas promoted by the Left for the past hundred years.
1. Would our Founding Fathers have supported a bloated, reckless, out-of-control federal government?
2. Would they have supported aborting millions of unborn babies under the guise of "privacy" and "reproductive rights"?
3. Would they have supported marriage between two men and marriage between two women?
4. Would they have supported the influx of millions of illegal aliens streaming across our borders unchecked?
5. Would they have supported providing millions of illegal aliens with federal and state-funded education, food, housing, and medical care?
6. Would they have supported deficit spending, crushing national debt, and the fiat currency system?
7. Would they have supported the creation of the Federal Reserve System and the resulting manipulation of our money supply and our country's economic health by the Federal Reserve Board?
8. Would they have supported the executive branch bypassing the legislative and judicial branches and unilaterally making laws via Executive Orders?
9. Would they have supported our participation in military actions in foreign countries that did not pose direct threats to the United States?
10. Would they have supported the breakdown of the family unit through divorce or illegitimacy or abuse or irresponsibility?
11. Would they have supported the erosion of state's rights via the judiciary?
12. Would they have supported the erosion of religious freedoms?
13. Would they have supported a gridlocked legislative branch and an extremely partisan and subjective judicial branch?
14. Would they have supported the widespread voter fraud that has affected countless local, state, and federal elections?
15. Would they have supported negotiating with terrorist organizations for the release of American hostages?
|Were his immense sacrifices made in vain?