In the American Revolution, only a real liberty doctrine could unite the 13 separate commonwealths. & to some degree, the battle against globalist fascism is being fought with some aspects of liberty. Brexit was a nativist revolution in the United Kingdom. President Trump is openly inviting other nations to advance their own national, ethnic, and cultural values... in their own communities. But the forced homogenization of the globalists is now outraged.
Antifa went to war one year ago. They claimed the moral highground and immediately became the worst version of the wickedness they claim to confront. Namely, they violently sought to silence any diversity of thought which threatens their fascist hypocrisy. Antifa preaches the inherent evil of the United States and seeks to force all nations to submit to a global tribunal of sovereign power.
Rev. Jerry Falwell joined Ronald Reagan in the 1980s culture war. But even though Falwell christened his flagship university 'Liberty'; his doctrine was less than tolerant of lifestyles which didn't support his church doctrine. Falwell rallied to the support of 'blue laws' which were designed to make communities 'honor the sabbath and keep it holy'.
Great patriarchs like Franklin and Jefferson would oppose Falwell, had they both lived in the same era. Jefferson's liberty doctrines were far more tolerant of diversity.
Former AG John Ashcroft was accused of religious intolerance during his senate confirmation hearings. His response was brilliant and immensely Christian. In 2001 he said; "Senator, it is against my religion, to impose my religion upon anyone."
Killing Liberty Through Crisis
Donald Trump's family has faced tragedy from drug addictions. But he goes too far when he endorses the highway piracy of law enforcement through Civil Asset Forfeiture. The law had it's origins in British law of the sea, to combat piracy on the high seas. But local cops have now become the pirates, victimizing the innocent. Trump and AG Jeff Sessions will need to either 'see the light' or .face the heat'.
The Ku Klux Klan was a manifestation of populist opposition to multiculturalism. Anyone who ever watched the classic movie, 'Gone With The Wind' will understand the post civil war cultural crisis faced by southern white people whose previous way of life demanded the suppression of other ethnicities. Racial privilege takes many forms, however. The group who claims the coveted title of 'victimhood', might very quickly become the privileged class who oppresses others while feeling smug about it.
The Power of Being A Victim
Oklahoma Indian tribes now enjoy a racial privilege in that they own the exclusive franchise rights to the gambling industry. They sell state tax exemptions for vehicle registrations, even though they have no responsibility for any state roads. Now they are breaching a 140 year old treaty mandate by alienating descendants of their enslaved Negroes.
A Warning To Warriors
An old proverb says; "When fighting a dragon, beware that you don't become one." American history has countless indictments of failure to live up to the virtue of liberty. We often justify our collective policies by using fear as a justifying platform. But too often our bondage continues for several years or decades beyond the waning 'state of emergency' which ushered in the restrictions we imposed.
Opinion of the Editor
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David Van Risseghem is the Director of Sooner Politics.org. The resource is committed to informing & mobilizing conservative Oklahomans for civic reform. This endeavor seeks to utilize the efforts of all cooperative facets of the Conservative movement...