Over the last eight years, during the reign of Marxist and Alinsky-ite community organizer Barack Hussein Obama, who in a speech to the African Union in Ethiopia on July 28, 2015, stated “I also stand before you as the son of an African and Africa and its people have helped shape who I am and how I see the world,” whatever in the end that might mean for the values he personally espouses, since he never took the trouble to enlighten us verbally as to what his African values actually were and how they affected his performance and judgment as U.S. president, keeping in mind that the first time he took the presidential oath, he flubbed it and had to do it over, not an auspicious sign at all, so he could only be judged in that regard as to what his values were by his actions, like starting a civil war in Syria so he could remove someone he didn’t like and replace him with someone who would be like putty for Obama, Marxism is about revolution for change, afterall; and especially after his chosen successor Hillary Rodham Clinton got her mouth into the recent presidential circus we all had to endure, hearing Hillary croaking out over and over again, “that’s not who we are,” meaning her followers, while denouncing everyone who didn’t kneel before her alter a “basket of deplorables,” and even up to the other day, where I heard Trump muttering something about, “our values,” without saying what values he was talking about, I have been wondering what these politicians are on about when they talk about “our American values,” which they never ever try to define.
And for a politician, that is because by never actually saying what “American values” might actually mean to them, they can never be caught betraying them, so there is some simple survival logic for them in that silence they maintain as to what American values are actually defined as.
So with the permission of the Cape Charles Mirror, I would like to explore that subject of “American values” for a moment, because right now in America, there are no common American values that I know of, and that is a fact.
There are Libertarian Party values, for example, as stated in the Libertarian Party Platform in the Preamble, as follows:
As Libertarians, we seek a world of liberty; a world in which all individuals are sovereign over their own lives and no one is forced to sacrifice his or her values for the benefit of others.
Not being a Libertarian, that is not a value I share with them as an American citizen, so there we have nothing in common at all, and yet, having been in debates with Libertarians, which end up for me like arguing or debating with a lampstand or ash tray, that is an “American value,” and who can argue with them that it is not, if they hold it and they are American citizens.
Afterall, who among us has any kind of right to tell them they can’t have that as a value, even though to me it is pie-in-the-sky, and I am not going to waste time on that dream with winter coming and me still getting a roof on and firewood inside under cover for the cold season to come, which kind of pretty much sums up my own “American values” here in a nutshell of a small nut like an almond.
Hard work will get you through the day better than sitting on your *** and crying about how hard and unfair live is, so get off your *** and get with it and get it done.
The Libertarian values continue on as follow:
We believe that respect for individual rights is the essential precondition for a free and prosperous world, that force and fraud must be banished from human relationships, and that only through freedom can peace and prosperity be realized.
Now, how about that one, people?
Is that universal, as I think it is, or is that something only an American would hold as a value?
But it can’t really be universal, can it, because ISIS doesn’t hold that as a value, nor does our good friend and Middle East ally Saudi Arabia, nor do a lot of people in this country who make a good living from the use of fraud and force, so it is only a value some Americans hold, and thus, it is not an American value, just a personal one some people in America might hold.
And then we get to this as a Libertarian value:
The world we seek to build is one where individuals are free to follow their own dreams in their own ways, without interference from government or any authoritarian power.
Ah, okay, yeah, right!
I have asked many Libertarians exactly how that is supposed to work, where the limit on individuals being free to follow their own dreams in their own ways, like rapers or thieves, or pedophiles and what-have-you, without interference from government or any authoritarian power might come in, and how that would come in, say in the case of somebody who didn’t like indulging the dream of a raper to rape them, and never have I gotten a straight answer, only surliness and defensiveness, like they are trying to hide something there with that “I’ll let you do what you want if you turn your back on what I’m doing “ crap, so I am going to say that that is their value, not an American values, and it certainly is not one of mine, so where are we then?
Heading back to the Libertarians one more time, we have:
In the following pages we have set forth our basic principles and enumerated various policy stands derived from those principles.
These specific policies are not our goal, however.
Our goal is nothing more nor less than a world set free in our lifetime, and it is to this end that we take these stands.
In their Statement of Principles, the Libertarians say thusly:
We, the members of the Libertarian Party, challenge the cult of the omnipotent state and defend the rights of the individual.
Now, when Hillary Clinton kept saying over and over and over again, “that’s not who we are” in referring to her values and those of her followers, is that what she was making direct reference to, given that she was the living embodiment in our times of the “cult of the omnipotent state” when that statement was being made by the Libertarians?
And if Hillary Clinton and her followers were against that, people who are not Democrats challenging the cult of the omnipotent state the Democrat party represents, while defending the rights of the individual from repression by the Democrat party, can it be considered an “American value?”
Obviously the followers of Hillary would say no, so that ends it, it is not an American value to challenge the cult of the omnipotent state and defend the rights of the individual, and that is that, end of story.
So where are we people – all these words and we still have not cracked the code as to what an American value might in fact be.
That there are not common American values which we all hold dear is made quite clear from these following three sentences from the Libertarian party platform, to wit:
We hold that all individuals have the right to exercise sole dominion over their own lives, and have the right to live in whatever manner they choose, so long as they do not forcibly interfere with the equal right of others to live in whatever manner they choose.
Governments throughout history have regularly operated on the opposite principle, that the State has the right to dispose of the lives of individuals and the fruits of their labor.
Even within the United States, all political parties other than our own grant to government the right to regulate the lives of individuals and seize the fruits of their labor without their consent.
Think on that last sentence people, as we hear these politicians from these other parties, namely the Democrats and Republicans, mouthing the words “American values” to us without ever talking about what those values might in fact be – ALL political parties other than the Libertarians, and no I’m an independent, so I’m not a member, nor do I wish to be, grant to government the right to regulate the lives of individuals and seize the fruits of their labor without their consent.
So, finally, there we start to come to some substance as to what the “American values” of a Democrat or Republican politician in America might in fact be, and in the next installment, we shall pick things up from there, and thank you for your attention as fellow American citizens, no matter what your personal American values might be.
As to my values, they are quite simple and are eloquently expressed as follows at page 2 of THE SOLDIER’S HANDBOOK for the U.S. Army circa 1968 which was issued to me as a U.S. soldier on entering basic training that year:
Each individual in this nation has the duty to contribute as much as he can TO THE WELL-BEING of the nation and its people.
As to what I consider to be universal American values, or what universal American values should be, they come from the political essay “A Citizen of America: An Examination Into the Leading Principles of America” by Noah Webster dated October 17, 1787, as follows:
The preamble to the constitution is declaratory of the purposes of our union, and the assumption of any powers not necessary to establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general welfare, and to secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, will be unconstitutional, and endanger the existence of Congress.
And with that I said, I will rest, but stay tuned, for more is yet to come.