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Men are qualified for civil liberty, in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their own appetites. Society cannot exist, unless a controlling power upon will and appetite be placed somewhere, and the less of it there is within, the more there must be without. It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters. –Edmund Burke
Edmund Burke foretold the disaster that would become the radical political Left in the United States. The Left is disdainful of the morality to which many of us subscribe. They are weak and greedy and are therefore doomed to failure, because they don’t value the most honorable aspects of human nature: generosity, trust, respect and many other attributes that those on the Right have come to appreciate and venerate.
Our country has been based, however, on minimally limiting the controls and supporting the freedom of its citizens. But since the Left is demanding, compulsive and uncompromising in its expectations, they will do whatever they can to accomplish their agendas. To do so, they don’t realize that they have become prisoners of their own ideology. They have tossed the foundations of this country in the dustbin. They have created false narratives to substantiate their goals. They don’t care whether they alienate others; they are quite happy to try to force others to comply with their schemes.
But the day will come when they will want to put their final plans in place—until they realize that they have trapped themselves within their own ideological prisons. They have created barriers between themselves and the rest of society, and they will come to realize that there is almost no one who will release them or rescue them, because they have trapped themselves. They will have underrated the American spirit to resist them, and we will watch them protest and refuse to accept the reality they have created; they will be crushed under the weight of their own ignorance.
And we will work to restore the foundations of, and faith in, this country, in spite of their ignorant and selfish ambitions.
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