Socialism in America
Socialism in America
William G. Burmer
Part II of III
In chapter three of this text we defined what a Republic and Democratic Government are. We determined that they were not related to the republican or democratic parties which, are political entities.
Presently our government, working within the confines of a Democracy controls the citizen, and in vague terms itself by the use of Statutes and Codes. For several decades under “Color of Law” our public servants have brought about dramatic social changes that have severely altered the face of our once great Republic. Like it or not we have taken on the visage of a collectivistic state.
Socialist ideology has no place in a true republic. Our most recent history, of the last one hundred years, has proved itself most detrimental to our republic. Following the turn of the century, the sixteenth amendment, incorporation of the Federal Reserve, two world wars, the Great Depression, the Korean conflict, and the Vietnam conflict have all contributed to a social, moral, and political unraveling of our society. In truth none of this need to have occurred if only our leaders in Washington DC would have heeded the advice given by the Father of our Country at his farewell address 19th September 1796, before leaving office Washington pontificated: “. . . .Europe (and the rest of the world) has a set of primary interests which to us have none or very remote relation. Hence, she must be engaged in frequent controversies, the cause of which, are essentially foreign to our concerns. Hence therefore it must be unwise in us to implicate ourselves, by artificial ties, in . . . her politics.’ . . . ‘Why quit our own to stand upon foreign ground? Why, by interweaving our destiny with that of any part of Europe, entangle our peace and prosperity in the toils of European ambition, rival ship, interests, humor, or caprice? It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world. ---So far, I mean, as we are now at liberty to do it.” Ital. Added.
When we begin, as we have in past few generations, involve ourselves in trying to bring other nations into compliance, or for any other noble however, misguided reasons attempt to parallel with our values, or those of the “New World Order under UN control,” we invite conflict and a clash of culture which, inevitable diminishes our sovereignty and those others involved.
America needs to be isolationist in the political sense. On the private side we can and should offer help and assistance where needed. But, when conflicts arise we should avoid involvement. We do need to respect other cultures and allow those societies who differ with our values to exist in peace without interference, no matter how repressive we may view them. Thus real peace and mutual respect will be allowed to exist between all nations and peoples. I cannot believe that there would not be more peace in the world as a result! It is clear that our founders understood this principle and applied it for the first century of our Republic.
President Washington issued his “Proclamation of Neutrality” when approached by France in 1793 to help them during the French Revolution. President Monroe and John Quincy Adams, Secretary of State, again maintained Americas none interference in European affairs in1823 by issuing the “Monroe Doctrine” declining to interfere in European dependencies and asserting Americas right to protect its boarders from invasion by foreign interests. Shortly thereafter we kicked Spain out of Florida, and France ceded her claims on the Louisiana Territories. Our founders understood the danger of getting involved in European affairs. We must somehow summon the character as a nation to return to our Republican roots, replacing internationalism and endless war with the old-fashioned virtue of minding our own business.