One of the hardest things any American can — and should — do is protect the liberty and freedoms of those we don’t like, even those who haven’t a clue to what either are…
They will claim they do, yet a few quick questions or shortly into a conversation with them, you discover their beliefs are skewed.
Protection of liberties and rights is perhaps the most fundamental political value in our country.
And yet, the people who test liberties and rights in our courts are not always ideal citizens.
What most fail to realize is both refer to different protections.
Liberties are protections against government actions while rights refer to positive actions a govt should take in order to attempt to create as nearly equal conditions possible for all Americans.
In other words…
Liberties, protects us FROM the government while
Rights are conditions the government PROVIDES for us
The 2 need to be discerned as totally different — confusing them will mean losing both of them and we are at that precipice now.
One of our candidates wants conditions for our country that can only result in the loss of liberties for the sake of gaining rights — that imbalance has already been tried in many failed governments, but to quote this candidate, “At this point, what difference does it make?”
It makes all the difference in the world.
Th earchives of any country will bear this out:
Every liberty that has been lost by any country, any sovereignty, any organization, any committee — bar none — is lost forever.
To give up liberties so to have an imbalance of rights has been the experiment of Central and South America — at worst, with disastrous; at best, with freedom non-existent accompanied by a false democracy that fails to provide much of a democracy (‘false democracy’ in essence is a system based on the principle of untrammeled majority rule, subject to neither law nor tradition – this should sound familiar to most today).
Nationalism depends upon the balance of free capitalism, freedom, and liberty — Globalism, now the Politically Correct term for New World Order, depends on expanding rights to its own, feigning a false sense of freedom, and forsaking liberty of their enemies and eventually of their own as well.
The left will argue those points but they cannot provide any irrefutable evidence that solidly contradicts these facts.
Given these differences — of true democracy and false, of taking a stance to protect even our enemy from losing their liberty — there is only ONE person that has a record of favoring a false democracy as well as forsaking not only our liberties but those of our enemies as well.
And the other already has the record that proves they will support a true democracy as well as defend liberty even of our enemies…