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The Real Threat to Progressive Ideology: KNOWLEDGE

The more I thought about the comments that Chris Matthews and Joan Walsh made about the Bill of Rights and the Constitution the other night on Hardball, the angrier I became.  I decided I just couldn’t let it go with one post.  You see I am one of those “fundamentalist” on the Constitution that Matthews called out.  I believe strongly in the idea of strict and literal adherence to the basic principles of our Constitution.  This makes me a dangerous person according to Matthews.

How in God’s name have we reached this point in America?  It’s like we’re living in “Bizarro World” where up is down, black is white, and right is wrong.  I mean how can a people actually just sit by and allow these political hacks to bash our Republic’s most revered document and get away with it without even a well thought out rebuttal?  These people are misrepresenting the truth and our nation’s history every time they open their yappers and no one is really holding their feet to the fire.  Why?  I ask myself this every time I see and hear one of these far left radicals interpret our history with no historical foundation to base their interpretation on.  I believe that knowledge is the real threat to this progressive ideology.  This ideology desires to diminish the importance of our Constitution and the Founding Fathers because they know and understand that both limit their ability to bring about the fundamental transformation they are striving for in America.  I’m here to tell you that with a little bit of basic knowledge of our Founding Fathers and the Constitution anyone and I mean anyone can slam the door shut in the face of these progressives and their nonsense.

You see I believe this is why for years the far left and progressives have been watering down the history books in our public schools.  If they can dumb us down enough and keep the information from us, then our lack of knowledge makes it easier for them to achieve their goal.  Chris Matthews was probably a product of a watered down version of history.  It was clear from his comments the other night that he really didn’t have a clue about the Constitution and its Bill of Rights.  What’s worse is he didn’t even know why we needed a Bill of Rights and thought the Republicans wanted it.  Hello Chris, the Republicans didn’t exist as a party in 1787.  I suspect that when he went to college in the 1960s, he had no firm Constitutional foundation or understanding of the American Revolution.  Or maybe he just didn’t pay attention in class.  Anyway because he lacked the knowledge he became an easy target for liberal thinking professors to imprint their own perceptions of America on him. In a sense he was brainwashed in a very subtle way.

The end product of this lack of knowledge is a man that apparently doesn’t like the word patriot, doesn’t have an understanding of the Bill of Rights, and thinks a little socialism is ok.  This is what is happening now on a national level with many of our children in our public school systems.  Each day we hear that they want to take some historical figure or event out of our history books.  They’re not even hiding it anymore.  So where do we draw the line?  When do we say enough?  How do we turn the tide?

We answer all three questions with knowledge.  I challenge anyone liberal, independent, or conservative to read The 5,000 Year Leap or Federalist Papers.  After you’re done reading, ask yourself if you believe we’re moving in the direction our Founders intended.  Knowledge is the key.  With it we can truly create change that we will believe in.  I have said this before and I’m saying it again, progressives have lived in the shadows for far too long implementing subtle changes that go directly against our Constitution.  They have infiltrated our schools, colleges, and key positions in our government.  At least 83 of them are members of the House of Representatives.  And they have been doing this without any word from the MSM.  I say no more free pass.  We engage them with knowledge and defeat their ideas with those of the Founding Fathers.  We demand the enforcement of our Constitution against their overreaching policies and hold our elected officials accountable for any lack of action to support and defend our Constitution.  We spread the knowledge by setting up local events with friends and neighbors to discuss the Constitution and the American Revolution.  We find and spread the word about websites that teach the basics about the Constitution.  The following is one I discovered:  There are numerous sites out there; some better than others, so explore and have fun.  I truly believe that by reintroducing our Constitution and Found Fathers to our children, friends, neighbors, coworkers, and so on, the people of this great nation will  become enlightened again.  We will embrace the principles of liberty, property rights, limited government, and freedom allowing us to once again take our place as the last best hope for the world.

Stay focused and motivated.  We cannot let our guard down ever again.

Liberty forever, freedom for ALL!



Filed under: Founding Fathers, Knowledge, Progressives, US Constitution

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  • Ron Russell February 21, 2010 at 2:35 AM

    Great post John. I had the displeasure of watching that part of Hardball when Chris was bashing the Constitution. Like you it the more I watched the madder I got. I think Chris attended college in North Carolina, but I'm not really sure. At any rate he is a product of a liberal idealogy. He was in the peace corps and often refers to that as his service to the country as if it somehow equals military service.

    Revisionis history is rampant in our schools today at every level and many of today's historians write history to conform to what they believe comtemporary values are. They have vast sources to choose from and cherry pick those events that high light their preconceived understanding of history. What they write is not so much history, but rather propaganda with a distinct message and an underlying goal.

  • Opus #6 February 21, 2010 at 8:01 AM

    The Federalist Papers and all our founding documents should have been required reading in school. It is a crime to the generations that we have not been educated properly about our own country.

  • A Conservative Teacher February 21, 2010 at 8:16 AM

    Actually, they are- nationally, we do have a Constitution Day set aside for this, and most states (like Michigan) have state standards that mandate the learning of Federalist Papers and other founding documents. So they are required reading in schools.

    But that doesn't mean schools are teaching those things, or that they are teaching them right.

  • LD Jackson February 21, 2010 at 8:46 AM

    I found it slightly amusing and much more despicable to hear how Matthews talked about the Bill of Rights. He almost seemed to hate them, with the venom especially coming out on what he called "the second one". I think he is either completely missing the point of those amendments or completely ignoring it.

  • Matt February 21, 2010 at 10:43 AM

    We are in an ideological war with the progressives. Information is the weapon of choice, and the progressives have long sought to limit it so only their messages are heard. The "long march through the institutions" is largely complete, and the left now controls media and education. It is not surprising then, that the schools and media either do not present the facts behind the founding of this nation, or they simply ignore it.

  • John Carey February 21, 2010 at 11:38 AM

    Matt, LD, CT, Opus,and Ron thanks for your comments.

    I really believe that many of these far left loons have no idea about the Constitution. I think that if they had even the slightest clue as how it provides protection for their liberties and freedoms, they too would start reject this progressive garbage.

  • Anonymous February 21, 2010 at 3:39 PM

    John, Check out the poll numbers on the communist news network, according to them 86% of Americans believe our system of government is broken. If the numbers are accurate we are starting to teeter. Will the numbers enable the left to usher in their socialist plan and "fundamentally" change america? I could easily see the spin. Maybe Beck was on to something. Remember your PDG? I know its probably been awhile since you read it(just joking) the new one is on epubs, I was on page 301 chapter 13.3.2
    OMG… over… we need to go to a secure channel