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A Marxist tsunami cannot quench the flames of freedom

By Henry Lamb
web posted November 10, 2008

It is not just a victory for the Democrats; it is a Marxist tsunami.  The principles that have guided President-elect Barack Obama to this point are deeply rooted in Marxist philosophy.  He is now in the position to infuse government with this philosophy through his appointments and legislative agenda.   Democrats Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Charles Schumer, Barney Frank, and others with recognizable names are only the face of what's in store.  Behind this face is a force teaming with the power to obliterate the U.S. Constitution and the machinery of self-governance it created.

The God to whom our founders prayed for guidance has been thrown overboard by the modern Democrat Party.  For at least a generation, Karl Marx has provided both inspiration and guidance to the people who are now in control of America.   Republicans have not just been out-maneuvered and out-campaigned; some Republicans have been willing participants, joining the Democrats in the worship of Marxist ideals.

This Democrat tsunami is not only a defeat of Republicans; it is a defeat of freedom.

 Freedom, as defined in the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, cannot exist when government ignores the limitations placed upon it by the Constitution.  Government, led by both Democrats and Republicans, started ignoring these limitations long ago, and has now grown into a people-management machine that would make Karl Marx proud.

This transformation has been possible only because the people have allowed it.  Now, a majority of people expect it, and even demand it.  When this tsunami settles across the land, the federal government will truly be the people-management authority of the United States.  And what's worse, Democrats are likely to welcome the global central bank to be discussed at a global economic summit this month, which would transform the United States into an administrative unit of the global people-management authority – the United Nations.

Those people who have been called to carry the torch of freedom will not jump ship and move to another country, or throw in the towel and shrink into the shadows.  Freedom lovers will survey the losses, inventory the resources, build a new strategy – and go to work.

The losses are not limited to the White House and Congress.  Freedom has been defeated in the school house, as well as in the court house. To be successful, a new strategy must recognize this reality, and design ways to retake these foundational institutions.

Try as it may, the Marxist tsunami cannot extinguish the flame of freedom.  Freedom lovers are not without resources.  In every state and every community there are people who still believe in the principles of freedom set forth in the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution.  These people, and their faith, are a powerful resource, against which even the gates of hell cannot prevail.  

It took the advocates of Marxist theory several generations to convince people that government should manage all human affairs.  It will take time for the advocates of freedom to convince a new generation that individual freedom spawns free enterprise that produces prosperity and a far better way to live than can be realized under a Marxist people-management regime.

The Russian people welcomed the Marxist tsunami early in the 20th century.  By the end of the century they were crushed by it.  Americans who refuse to recognize that the current ascendency of the Democrats is a Marxist tsunami will be swept up and eventually crushed by it, whether they recognize it or not. 

Those who are called to carry the torch of freedom into the 21st century will find one another and begin anew to free the nation from this latest threat of tyranny.  Ironically, this new strategy will include many of the tactics used to build the Marxist tsunami.  For example, community organizing is a tool widely used by those who teach and advance Marxist ideas.  This tool works equally well for freedom lovers.  Already, in communities across the country, small organizations are working to teach the principles of freedom and how they can be incorporated into local ordinances and state law.  Already, there are organizations working to get the principles of freedom restored to the institutions of education and returned to the text books used at every grade level.

Those who are called to carry the torch of freedom will find these organizations – get involved and go to work.  Success will come, and freedom will be restored only when everyone who enjoys the fruits of freedom shares the burden of defending it.  The champions of this Marxist tsunami will dance and drink and celebrate their great victory, ignorant of the giant they have awakened.

From every corner of the country, regular Americans are feeling the call and rising to find fellow patriots who are not about to let freedom die.  The pending tsunami may damage the pillars of liberty, but it cannot quench freedom's torch.  Together, in a thousand ways, in ten-thousand communities, the flame of freedom raised by each individual will light the way and chart the course to reclaim the school house, the court house, the White House, Congress and the future. ESR

Henry Lamb is the executive vice president of the Environmental Conservation Organization (ECO), and chairman of Sovereignty International.

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