America's Social Contract
By Capt Joseph R. John, July 10, 2019: Op Ed #441
Every American citizen who values their precious freedoms outlined in The Bill of Rights, should read the article listed below by Dr. Sam C. Holiday, USMA ’48, Col USA (Ret), especially millions of millennials who for over 20 years, had been misled in classroom instruction by leftist teachers and professors about success of Socialism in comparison to the failure of the Constitutional Republic of the U.S.
Socialist governments have suppressed, enslaved, and murdered hundreds of millions of people throughout the world for over 100 years in Hitler’s Germany, Stalin’s Russia, Castor’s Cuba, Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela, Mao’s China, Pol Pot’s Cambodia, Ho Chi Minh’s Vietnam, Nyerere’s Tanzania, Jaruzelski’s Poland, Najibullah’s Afghanistan, Ortega’s Nicaragua, Ceausescu’s Romania, Dubcek’s Czechoslovakia, Zinvkov’s Bulgaria, Tito’s Yugoslavia, etc. Most recently, The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights issued a report on Venezuela, noting that between January 2018 and May 2019, Nicolas Maduro’s Socialist thug-regime murdered nearly 7,000 people.
Millennials should have been able to easily compare the failures of brutal Socialist regimes in the 37 countries where they gained control, with the success of the Founding Fathers Constitutional Republic, which has freed so many oppressed people in the world and received so very little in return. Unfortunately for over 20 years, the Common Core Curriculum forced upon states by the Department of Education required the use of revised US History textbooks, funded by George Soros, that lie about the remarkable History of the Republic.
The below listed narrative is presented to provide a more in depth understanding of the creation of the Constitutional Republic, and the three Pillars of the Republic; it is the glue that strengthened the Republic for 243 years. The three Pillars are:
The Declaration of Independence which formed the moral basis of government in the new Republic.
The US Constitution that sets the legal basis for the government, of and by the people.
Together, they check and balance each other, to establish America’s unwritten “Social Contract”, i.e. what is right and legal in the government, of and by the people, of the Republic.
The genius of the Founding Fathers was to combine the Western idea of God, with the Chinese concept of nature, and the teachings of Confucius, in order to form a new and unique government, of and by the people, that established the “Social Contract”---an unwritten agreement between the Colonists and their new government.
The Founding Fathers were convinced that a government founded on the basis of the Three Pillars of The Republic secures and fosters a nation for future generations of Americans that would bring peace, justice, order, safety, and happiness in the Republic.
Members of the US Armed Forces and Law Enforcement Officers have always sworn to protect and defend one of the pillars that established the legal basis for the government of the Republic, the US Constitution.
The Founding Fathers believed as long the ”Social Contract” continued, it would foster a Republican form of government, and a way of life, that would create a stable noble nation.
The Founding Fathers understood the meaning of “Equality”; it is not what Socialists have been indoctrinating America’s youth for the last 20 years that equality means. Equality does not mean that everyone is the same, that everyone has the same duties, everyone has the same rights, nor the same responsibilities.
The Founding Fathers knew that human beings are not equal in background, upbringing, physical and intellectual endowments, nor motivation. Equality, as referred to in the US Constitution, meant that all humans beings have received their natural rights from “God”, which are inherent and inalienable, and that includes life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, property, and religion.
In the below listed article, Dr. Holiday explains how the complex interrelationships developed between the government and people for 243 years, and why America’s “Social Contract” has been so important.
For the last 20 years, the Pillars of the Republic have been under attack by the Progressives, Socialists, Marxists, Communists, The Muslim Brotherhood, and the Democrat Socialist Party run by Tom Perez, who was appointed as the Chairman of the Democrat National Committee by Barrack Obama before he left office.
Perez has a long history of anti-white views, including making the declaration “White people should not be entitled to protection under the Voting Rights Act.” Perez was the longtime leader of a Communist, militant open border immigration group, Casa de Maryland, that since 2000, has continued to work toward giving Illegal Aliens the right to vote. Support for Illegal Aliens voting rights was also voiced by Nancy Pelosi. Her most recent quote: “You need to vote for Democrats, otherwise Illegal Aliens will lose their rights.”
Hugo Chavez, the former Communist President of Venezuela, and protégé, of the Communist Dictator Fidel Castro, sent $1 million to Perez’s Casa de Maryland annually, with instructions to keep the southern border wide open. Perez worked to keep the southern border wide open by applying Chavez’s funding, and continued for the last three years, with the help of Pelosi, Schumer, and Rinos in Congress.
Perez’s Democratic Socialist Party refusal to help stem the massive flow of illegal immigrants invading the United States, has resulted in over one hundreds thousand Illegal Aliens from 52 countries being interdicted each month, meaning that two hundred thousand Illegal aliens entered the US illegally without being interdicted each month. The Illegal invasion of over 300,000 Illegal Aliens each month is resulting in the Republic close to losing its sovereignty, and massive drug smuggling has gotten completely out of control.
According to the Center for Immigration Studies, 35,000 African migrants have arrived in Central America, and are now en route to enter the United States illegally; failure to quarantine those 35,000 African migrants is posing the dangerous threat of an Ebola epidemic to the lives of all Americans.
The Common Core Curriculum’s vilification of US History continues, and its indoctrination of the benefit of Socialism has resulted in millions of millennials demonstrating in the streets against Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Assembly, and against closing the wide open southern border. Millennials are instead demonstrating in support of Socialists candidates for president, for post-birth abortion, free health care for all Illegal Aliens, and open borders, resulting in the enslavement of female children for prostitution.
By misleading and polarizing America’s youth for the last 20 years, the dark forces in the nation, funded by George Soros, with the support of Leftists, Progressives, Socialists, Marxists, Communists, The Muslim Brotherhood, and the Democrat Socialist Party have been intent on destroying the Republic the Founding Fathers created, and The Free Enterprise System. They are intent on replacing the Constitutional Republic, with a Socialist State controlled by a very few brutal and oppressive Marxist leaders.
That polarization currently being fostered by the left of center liberal media establishment, Progressives, Socialists, Marxists, Communists, The Muslim Brotherhood, and the Democrat Socialist Party, are undermining the unity that the Founding Fathers achieved, by they fostering the 3 Pillars of the Republic---unity is close to being lost.
In order to restore the unity of the American people and the Republic in a government, by and for the people, that the Founding Fathers envisioned, Patriotic Americans should come together to re-invigorate America's “Social Contract” by supporting a number of national initiatives to:
Provide the US Border Patrol with support they need to build a wall to close the wide open Southern Border.
Put pressure on 50 State Education Departments and County School Boards, to eliminate the Common Core US History curriculum, with the revised US History textbooks that degrade, misrepresents, and eliminates positive facts about the remarkable History of the Republic.
Support identity measures to prevent massive voter fraud perpetrated in 2016 and 2018, by putting pressure on elected legislators to require all voters to present the same type of IDs in order to vote at the polls that is required to board an aircraft, cash a check, obtain medical treatment at a hospital, check a book out of a library, etc.
Oppose “Political Correctness” in all its forms, in order to prevent the abridgment of “Freedom of Speech
There are many more initiatives The American People must develop and support to “Right the Ship of State”. We encourage you to read Dr. Holiday’s below listed article.
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America's Social Contract
America's Social Contract is an unwritten agreement between Americans and their government. It not the Constitution alone that is the foundation of America. The Declaration of Independence reflect the soul of the American nation and forms the moral basis of government among Americans. The Constitution states what is legal. Together they check and balance each other to establish the Social Contract of America. The Declaration is a clear and concise statement of the principles based on custom and tradition that caused the American Revolution, and served as the basis for an appeal under British rights to natural law (Sacred Authority) for the creation of the new nation from the former colonies. It asserted that man-made laws have limits, set by "self-evident truths based on the laws of God and nature" which is supreme. This is the Social Contract that combines what is legal and what is right. Although this concept was based on the Western idea of God it has much in common with a Chinese concept based on nature and the teaching of Confucius.
One meaning of equality is that no one is by nature, i.e. God, the ruler of another; this is specified in the Declaration. But equality does not mean everyone is the same or has the same duties and responsibilities. Moreover, those who rule, i.e. members of the body politic, must earn that privilege through character, dedication and hard work. Equality also means all humans have natural rights from God, which are inherent and inalienable, and include life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, property, and religion. The body politic is to insure there for everyone living in the country.
To secure these rights, human beings consent to leave the state of nature and form a government of Secular Authority, i.e. a state, which protects their rights through such means as national defense, local security, criminal laws, civil laws, and minimal support for the disadvantaged. This concept has been, and is still, misunderstood because of the phrase "all men are created equal". The Founders knew that human being are not equal in background, upbringing, physical and intellectual endowments, or motivation. But they held the Stoic-Augustinian view that the only equality of importance was the human soul before God, and thus secular differences were unimportant. But they knew that success was most likely when the best held the reins, and therefore they accept the concept of the body politic. In the 21st century many have another view: that equality means uniformity of outcomes with diversity, not merit, being the primary goal.
The right to consent requires the agreement of the individuals who have accepted the Social Contract, and who except the Secular Authority of government (rule of Law) to check and balance Sacred Authority (what individuals consider right), in return for having their free will and freedom secured by government. The representatives of the majority of the body politic establish rules, regulations and laws, and maintain and administer them as the result of elections within the body politic. Should a government become unjust, violating rather than protecting rights (loses the Mandate of Heaven, or violate the Social Contract), the people may exercise their right to change the government. Of course skillful politics can twist this concept for very different purposes. The Founders saw it as a way to decentralize governance to the lower possible level, while the Chinese saw it as a way to justify authoritarian rule.
The Founders thought that government founded on the basis of these principles would secures and fosters a republican way of life for America that would bring peace, justice, order, safety, and happiness to all of those living in the United States. But the polarization currently in the United States reflects the fact that the unity which the Founders wanted to achieve by these principles has been lost, and America's Social Contract has been violated.
It is now up to Americans to rebuild America's Social Contract. If this is not done America will continue on the cycle into decline and decay, but with knowledge, determination, skill and will Americans can reverse the cycle and have the united nation with liberty and justice for all that the Founders visualized.
Dr. Sam C. Holliday, Col. US Army, Armiger Cromwell Center, LLC