By Alan Keyes
This week, I read a surprising piece by WND‘s David Kupelian in which he asserted that people willing to accept the choice of evils in this year’s presidential election are following the example of America’s founders (“Beware the ‘lesser-of-two-evils‘ trap”). Kupelian notes that in order to secure approval of the U.S. Constitution, the founders compromised with the existence of slavery. He then asserts that “the Founding Fathers, by drafting, ratifying, and implementing the Constitution of the United States, engaged in the most monumental example in American history of deliberately choosing the lesser of two evils.”
I found the article surprising because its premise is a fallacy that I’ve had to deal with all my adult life. The founders did not choose the evil of slavery when they drafted the Constitution. To the contrary, they chose to plant, as the seed of American government, an understanding that acknowledges the true principle of right and justice for all human beings, which principle is the will of the sovereign God who created us. The founders then persuaded those who advocated slavery to accept a Constitution predicated upon this principle of justice, knowing that it would ultimately require the abolition of slavery. So, far from choosing the evil of slavery for blacks, they framed the Constitution with respect for the principle of government that recognized slavery as evil for all mankind.
The founders’ choice of true principle and the subsequent success of the American republic proved that successful government could be based on it. Before that, the protest against slavery came mainly from those forced to submit to it. They protested in vain. The right of government based on proven superior power (i.e., conquest) was considered unquestionable. Indeed, it was said to reflect the will of God (or in ancient times, the gods), who ordained and controlled the forces of nature and man’s fate.
Thus Mr. Kupelian appears to ignore the historically exceptional, even unique, nature of America’s founding. Until the founding of the United States, people who were themselves under the yoke of slavery had sometimes asserted and successfully battled to reclaim the good of freedom for themselves. But what people who had never been enslaved, and who had already won the war to preserve their own freedom, had ever gone on to establish a form government based on the principle of liberty for all mankind?
George Carlin: The Illusion Of Choice
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Should our federal government be big and “green” or small and frugal? That question is likely to be at the heart of the final debate of the 2012 presidential campaign, when candidates Dr. Jill Stein of the Green Party and former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party meet in an election eve debate between “alternative candidates” for president.
Coming In On a Wing And A Prayer was an old early WWII flik i remember from my early years during early WWII–that somehow seems appropriate for today!
Lawmaker: If president gets 2nd term, he’ll spring these regulations on America
President Obama’s re-election campaign theme is “Forward,” but Sen. James Inhofe says Obama has purposefully spent the past four years destroying every institution that makes America great and making life miserable for American businesses of all kinds.
Inhofe, R-Okla., also revealed what he calls Obama’s “November surprise” – detailed plans for massive regulation if he wins re-election.
Inhofe told WND’s Greg Corombos people from his state constantly tell him they feel targeted by government regulations, and he used energy as a prime example.
“They have this war on fossil fuels,” Inhofe said. “He’s doing everything to kill domestic production of oil, natural gas and coal. This is something that is just un-American.”
The ones who helped us will be rewarded, the ones who opposed us will get what they deserve. There is going to be hell to pay. Congress won’t be a problem for us this time.
No election to worry about after this is over and we have two judges ready to go.” She was talking directly to about three of them. Sr. staff. And she wasn’t trying to be quiet about it at all.
And they were all listening and shaking their heads and smiling while she said it. Pretty creepy……………..
America: A Republic, If You Can Keep It. A Warning From Benjamin Franklin On The Very First Day, Etc………
Posted on Tuesday, November 06, 2012 6:31:05 AM by Caipirabob
A brilliant video to share this election day!
“In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt
Obama leads his wicked cult based upon hate, lies and death.
The A, B and C of the Obama spirit is Accusation, Blame and Criticism. We saw the mean Obama eyes flash out of his head when he called upon his crowd to take revenge upon Americans whose crime is belief in love of God, country, family and friends.
Mitt Romney has grown in stature and substance as he lets compassion and divine spirit guide his heart and mind. Now the people of our nation must decide whom they will serve. This choice was written in the book of Revelations, Rev 18/4,”And I heard another voice from heaven, saying. Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins. and that ye receive not of her plagues.”The people of America are being given a choice of serving God in love, truth and life or serving Baal human nature, through Obama’s Marxist cult of hate, lies and death. America is tasting some plagues now.