The “Infrastructure” plan. (talked about at length in episode 51.) Congress using the same “bait and switch” language in describing it. They're selling it as an infrastructure plan, but what you really get is about 7% infrastructure and the rest Green New Deal crony capitalism.
Thanks for listening this past year. I hope you'll stick around for season 2 of the LR podcast starting soon!
For the life so far of the podcast, our liberties have been under threat, particularly since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis. It was surprising in some cases, just how easily some of our Constitutional rights such as the freedom of religion were lost.
When it comes to the chronic, existential crisis of keeping America a Constitutional Republic, we are in the autumn. With faith in ourselves and the Creator, this too shall pass. Christians and Jews have endured much greater tyranny than what some of our current political leaders have in mind for us.
He did without a hint of irony, suggest we could celebrate Independence Day and America's freedom, if we do exactly what the government tells us.
In an odd way, they've validated the Critical Theory that undergirds their political philosophy, the theory that posits that stronger groups will always subjugate weaker ones. Their recent actions would seem to support this theory.
The left, emboldened by recent election wins does this because they can. They seek power and one of the weapons they use against all who disagree with their ideology is bigotry cloaked in righteousness. It is fair to call them what they are: bigots.
St. Thomas Moore had his Utopia, Marx and Engels had their Communist Manifesto. Though the latter is better known for the destructive nature of its implementation in this and the last century, it has a commonality with the other books mentioned: the necessity of authoritarianism. It is this need for an authoritarian form of government and a ruling class, either explicit as in the Republic or implicit as with Marx and Engels that binds most, if not all Utopian systems with each other.
The longer wait to stand up for our rights and the more rights we cede, the harder it will be to get them back.
Or, maybe I'll talk about something completely different. Maybe I'll talk about something you suggest! Whatever it is, I'll make sure to do my best to connect the stories to conservative/libertarian principles.