Leftists in both parties have been steadily encroaching on our rights and freedoms and slowly eroding our Constitutional Republic for decades. We have complained and watched the incremental slide toward socialism, but now the dam has burst and Americans are horrified. Since our inception, Americans have been governed by two parties essentially tugging and pulling over a central concept of self-government as prescribed in the Constitution as a democratic republic. There have always been disagreements on how to govern, but every debate was anchored by the core principles of individual liberty. The center probably gave way years ago, but as Joe Biden spews sweeping edicts imposing extreme liberal policies at breakneck speed, Americans are in shock as they watch socialism flood through the leftist spillways.
With our government’s radical plunge into the leftist abyss, everything has changed. Some things had already changed, others were changing, but now everything has changed – fairness is gone and freedom is fleeting.
We lost education over a half century ago when we allowed the Bible to be banished from the classroom. It was slow at first, but morality was surely supplanted by relativism. Forget what is right or wrong; it only matters how you feel. Academics were pushed aside for demographics; education like sports is now based on participation not performance. And finally, American ideals, heritage, and values have been eradicated from the curriculum. Our children are taught to hate America as a racist rapacious nation.
The press changed long ago with blatant bias and disingenuous double standards. It’s quite simple and predictable; anything liberal is sound and good and anything conservative is stupid and evil. It has been obvious for some time the press is rigged to cover up Democrat misdeeds and prop up Democrat incompetence, but they notoriously demonize Republicans and impugn anything they do.
Social media has allowed Americans to connect and communicate like never before. At first, it was a wonderful forum for the free exchange of ideas or so we thought. Once a majority of Americans had been lured into the cyber trap, the masters of these platforms started to shadow ban certain users and eventually censor conservative opinions. They used their algorithms to advance liberal posts and suppress conservative posts to give the false impression liberalism was ascending and conservatism was receding. When people started realizing Facebook and Twitter were rigged, they started fleeing for others like Parler. But the titans of social media would not allow us an escape. In chilling Soviet style, they sank our lifeboat by scuttling Parler.
Feeding on our enormous economic engine, it will take time to feel the full effects of socialism, but Americans were recently stunned when the stock market was exposed as being rigged too. When small investors were beating the big investors in their ploy to sell short Game Stop, the rich and powerful stepped into halt the trading and stop their losses to the detriment of the average American trying to trade on the market’s wealth. The trading platform, “Robinhood,” ironically intervened to steal from the poor to give to the rich.
None of this should be a surprise after at least two rigged elections. The brazen corruption in business, education, media and government is so pervasive, none of them even care anymore if we watch them do it much less catch them. Almost everything is rigged now and there is little hope for reform because any consequences are highly unlikely. These levers of power are all colluding to shepherd the American people into their socialist schemes.
Joe Biden is governing by fiat; he is not even bothering with his Democrat Congress. Biden has already issued three times as many Executive Orders as the last four presidents combined. He is circumventing any checks and balances, so Americans can plainly see the federal government is rigged against any and all dissent.
Everything has changed because your voice no longer matters in education, big business, media, or government. Our ruling elite have us cornered. They are using brutal totalitarian tactics to fundamentally transform America. If their socialist juggernaut meets no resistance, it will never stop. But Americans cherish their freedom, so they will resist. We must retreat to the states and regroup to preserve our rights.
Every state should reassert their sovereignty and declare itself a “sanctuary state” to protect the Bill of Rights. It will be a long hard battle against the federal leviathan, but Americans will not let government of the people, by the people, for the people perish from this earth without a fight. Pray for divine providence; it’s our only hope.
“Don’t be surprised if you see a poor person being oppressed by the powerful and if justice is being miscarried throughout the land. For every official is under orders from higher up, and matters of justice get lost in red tape and bureaucracy.” Ecclesiastes 5:8
Pete Riehm is the host of Common Sense Radio heard 8pm every Thursday on FMTalk106.5 or streaming at fmtalk1065.com. Email him at [email protected] or on Twitter @PeteRiehm or visit http://peteriehm.com.