By: T F Stern | The Moral Liberal
Several years ago presidential hopeful John Edwards used the phrase Two Americas, something he claimed existed due to the ‘haves and have nots’; typical class warfare rhetoric intended to cause envy while at the same time stirring up votes from the ‘oppressed’. It was a catchy phrase, enough for historians to latch onto it; but in a sense there really are two Americas, just not the way John Edwards portrayed them.
Here’s a glimpse at one of the Americas, and it’s not a pretty sight…
Not long after the body of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia reached room temperature, according to Tom Knighton of TPNN dot com, Georgetown law professor Rosa Brooks penned a vile op-ed piece which appeared at Foreign Policy Magazine (by subscription only).
Brooks didn’t hide her contempt for Justice Scalia, which in turn reflects her contempt for anyone who supports our constitutional republican form of government.
“The global legal and judicial communities, however, will mostly be indulging in joyful private choruses of ‘Ding, Dong, the Witch is Dead.’ Or maybe not so private.”
The Georgetown law professor wrote, “Scalia was famously dismissive of foreign and international law, which he considered good enough for, well, foreigners — but not for the great United States. ‘I doubt whether anybody [in the United States] would say, ‘Yes, we want to be governed by the views of foreigners,’’ he scoffed in 2005.”
While reading this it becomes painfully clear that two Americas are battling for supremacy; not the haves and have nots as John Edwards portrayed the division; but instead there are those who would prefer a transformation towards a European socialistic state which values the collective over individual rights. These are the same folks who would prefer the United Nations dictate policy rather than continue as a sovereign self governing constitutional republic.
In the other America are those who wish to restore the vision of our Founding Fathers(hope that riles the appropriate leftists); that of a nation set on a course of individual liberty by our Creator with certain inalienable God given rights with a Constitution written in fairly plain language limiting government from infringing on those rights.
Or…, “as Brooks finished her screed by saying, “Goodbye, Justice Scalia. The Supreme Court will be a quieter, more cosmopolitan place without you. But Jack Bauer’s sure going to miss you,” alluding to the late justice’s informal comments.”
Troubling as it may be to consider Rosa Brooks’s remarks on the recently departed Justice Scalia would be her influence as a university professor, her influence over young malleable minds.
Our public school system and a goodly number of universities are run by progressives. Day in and day out the mantra of socialism is spread; … from kindergarten, high school and on through every level of college the indoctrination process never ends.
Is it any wonder we have so many young people confused as to what America stands for? They’ve been taught a steady diet of half truths and lies about what our Founding Fathers intended for our country. Instead of recognizing America as Ronald Reagan saw her, “a shining city on a hill”, something desirable “whose beacon light guides freedom-loving people everywhere”, the folks in progressive America detest having our roots in gospel sod which nurtured, fed and prospered this great nation; and instead teach that it’s a land built on oppression and greed.
Social Democrats would prefer leaving God out of any discussion as they re-write history to eliminate inalienable God given individual rights. Needless to say, liberalism’s goal is to destroy the Constitution and the legal contract which holds and limits government when dealing with We The People.
This brings to mind the old Cherokee legend of Two Wolves.
An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.
“It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”
The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”
The same is true regarding the two Americas…which will win?
The Moral Liberal’s Senior Editor, T.F. Stern,is a retired City of Houston police officer, self-employed locksmith, and gifted political and social commentator. His popular and insightful blog, T.F. Sterns Rantings, has been up and at it since January of 2005.