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Manny Montes: Progressives’ dagger plunged into heart of America’s founding

Manny Montes
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Progressives have discovered the cure to human nature. It is so wondrous, but accepting the administering of this cure will be mandatory.

Having this cure in their hands promotes a sense of divine right to rule. All obstacles to victory must be torn down.

Eliminate the Electoral College, the Senate, or at least give greater weight to senators from the more populated states. Amend the First Amendment, S.J. Res. 19, and H.J. Res 20, to circumscribe speech we don't like; Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" is OK, but shut down Citizens United, "Hillary: the Movie." Repeal the Second Amendment, confiscate all guns. Pack the Supreme Court. Fill the judicial bench with "living constitution" minded judges. What cannot be achieved through legislative action will be achieved with the judiciary.

Our Constitutional Republic will be transformed into a democracy. The difference has been obscured by our indoctrinating educational institutions. James Madison eloquently stated the dangers of majoritarian rule in Federalist number 10, and is considered the architect and father of the Constitution, a seminal document for the protection of individual liberty. But even this achievement must be obscured. A visit to his ancestral home, Montpelier, once focused on his extraordinary achievement with a focus on the ideals and ideas of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Our founding principles are now not something to be remembered, but to be rediscovered.

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Progressives will have none of this. The exhibit has been entirely removed, and replaced by one that tells the story of James Madison as a slaveholder, how slavery was rooted and protected in the Constitution, and how that legacy is manifested in America today. We don't learn the ideas and ideals of our Republic in our educational system, and now a visit to Madison's ancestral home has become another progressive indoctrination opportunity. Progressives, like cockroaches, find their way into every nook and cranny of our society.

When Obama famously stated, "We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America," progressives understood the in-your-face meaning of the statement. Our Constitutional Republic was to be under assault, and morphed into a ruling class of anointed post-modern progressive intellectuals certain of their cure to human nature. They have been on this path for quite some time. Our Republic is sinful. They have been engaged in this self-flagellation for decades, ignoring our virtues and how these virtues were the very instruments to address our sins. Now they see their decades of indoctrination have finally hit pay dirt. The populace is now standing in line for the cure.

Progressives know what we need, and as the shepherd collie, will herd us sheep this way and that until they've got it just right. If global warming becomes the official government mandate, progressives will have grabbed the brass ring. Their fervent desire to control the economy will transform our already mixed-economy into a command economy. Don't fret, their egalitarian ethos will ensure that all our mud huts will match.

Progressives view the Constitution and the Bill of Rights as antiquated documents which at least must be circumvented, and at best, replaced with more contemporary governing maxims. Our founding principles must be replaced with the principles of the French revolution, i.e., individual rights must give sway to the "general will." How can one sense the loss of our constitutional republic if one doesn't understand what it is?

It is of immense shame and misfortune that our history has been ignored or taught from a negative perspective. This is what makes the transformation of America an easy task for the progressives. And while there wasn't an explicit conspiracy to lay the ground work for the transformation, it is clear that our educational institutions have purposely ignored or taught the history of our nation in negative terms so that ignorance of our founding would foster no sense of loss.

Civilization's timeline has been consistently characterized as the one or the few in charge of all the others. Then something happened, the American Revolution. For the first time in the history of man, the individual was to be sovereign, in charge of his own life, and the freedom to live it as he saw fit.

This freedom made America the most prosperous and strongest nation the world has ever seen, in a span of less than 150 years. This compared to the thousands of years of existence elsewhere.

Ignorance of our history is the progressive's dagger plunged into the heart of America's founding. Our founding principles are now not something to be remembered, but to be rediscovered.

Manny Montes lives in Auburn.

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