Imagine the impropriety of power exercised in a manner destructive to free government, which must soon destroy all elective government, produce anarchy, or establish despotism.

Education revisionists — including activist teachers unions and some teachers and administrators — now represent anti-American ideologies as irreconcilable as those that caused the Spanish Civil War. The National School Board Association got President Joe Biden to abuse the Patriot Act and powers intended to fight terrorism to attack parents protecting their children from schools deceptively integrating critical race theory. Any wonder Congressman Jim Jordan, questioning the Biden administration’s border actions as seemingly deliberate, said, “There is no other conclusion a rational person can reach.”

By design, attacking American rights will sound alarms. Yet some elected officials, county boards, sheriffs, and attorneys sit on the fence and fail to officially declare jurisdictional commitment to protect constituents’ rights expressly ascertained and fixed by constitutional law. Like biased big media exploiting broken defamation laws will defile free speech, enabling radical leftists supporting criminality and taunting violence will seek tyrannical control. Ignoring realities begs progressively worse consequences.

Woke government and corporate powers mandating vaccinations ignore that natural immunity after having COVID-19 is better than two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, according to an Israeli study. They dismiss underreported health risks while long-term effects remain unknown. Their mandates infringe freedoms.

Speaking after the Soviet Union’s collapse, philosopher David Kelley delved into the ethics of altruism and capitalism. Framed as a choice between “a collectivist society in which no one is free but no one is hungry, and an individualist society in which everyone is free but a few people starve,” Kelley concluded an individualist society is morally preferable, adding, “No one can claim a right to make others serve him involuntarily, even if his own life depends on it.”

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Warner Gouin

Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota




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