Test Failure

By Reverend Paul N. Papas II

May 25, 2020

 

 

 

 

We sure did study for this test and its failure is a welcomed result, now to get out of the twilight zone.

The thirty day free trial of socialism was extended, and for some the free trial was extended even longer. There has been a push to destroy our Republic and install Socialism. During the lockdowns we experienced 24/7 home confinement with restrictions on pretty much everything outside of the home.

The gifts of Socialism gave us more: untreated heart attacks resulting in more deaths; deaths by suicide; prohibited cancer treatments, resulting in more deaths; untreated mental health issues; increased incidents of domestic violence; increased anxiety;drug abuse; and denial of regularly available health care. All this reminds me of the ‘death panels’ often discussed in government-run health care where a bureaucrat behind a desk with a calculator decides whether or not a doctor can treat us.

The gifts of  Socialism also gave us high unemployment with all its devastating affects such as the inability to buy food, pay the rent or mortgages, just to name a few.

Some would argue, and some schools teach, that we have a democracy which is not true. In a democracy the rights of a minority opinion can be denied by a simple vote.

Marvin Simkin said: “Democracy is not freedom. Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to eat for lunch. Freedom comes from the recognition of certain rights which may not be taken, not even by a 99 percent vote.”

True democracy is the tyranny of the majority. True democracy is mob rule. Thankfully, we do not live in a democracy. We live in a republic. Article IV Section 4, of the Constitution: “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of government …”

In a pure democracy, Madison argued, there is no check on the majority to protect the weaker party or individuals and therefore such democracies “have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention,” where rights of personal security and property are always in jeopardy.

In both a republic and a democracy, citizens are empowered to participate in a representational political system. They elect people to represent and protect their interests in how the government functions.

Key Takeaways: Republic vs. Democracy

  • Republics and democracies both provide a political system in which citizens are represented by elected officials who are sworn to protect their interests.
  • In a pure democracy, laws are made directly by the voting majority leaving the rights of the minority largely unprotected.
  • In a republic, laws are made by representatives chosen the people and must comply with a constitution that specifically protects the rights of the minority from the will of the majority.
  • The United States, while basically a republic, can be described as a “representative democracy.”

In a republic, an official set of fundamental laws, like the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, prohibits the government from limiting or taking away certain “unalienable” rights of the people, even if that government was freely chosen by a majority of the people. In a pure democracy, the voting majority has almost limitless power over the minority. (1)

Democracy is “a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system.” The Greek demokratia is derived from demos, “common people,” and kratos, “strength.”

Basically, in a democracy, the head of state is usually a president, and the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote (which is then exercised by representatives chosen directly or indirectly by them).

Capitalism is part of democracies (not communist or socialist countries). The community as a whole does not own all of the property and wealth in a democracy.

Socialism is a theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole.

Socialism theorizes that a collective cooperation of citizens will make all governmental institutions public. For example, no one will receive a healthcare bill when going to the doctor because they, and everyone else, have paid a hefty amount in government taxes. That’s where the collective cooperation comes in.

What is communism?

Communism, on the other hand, is a branch of Socialism. It’s similar in that it’s still founded on the idea of collective cooperation, but differs in that communists believe that cooperation should be run by a totalitarian government made up of one and only one government.

Marxist theory is the stage following capitalism in the transition of a society to communism, characterized by the imperfect implementation of collectivist principles.

Socialism and its relatives of Communism and Marxism are big government with big spending and the big taxes to go with it.  Socialism and its relatives of Communism and Marxism control most aspects of our lives.

If you are happy with the gifts of the Socialism: untreated heart attacks resulting in more deaths; deaths by suicide; prohibited cancer treatments, resulting in more deaths; untreated mental health issues; increased incidents of domestic violence; increased anxiety; drug abuse; and denial of regularly available health care, ‘death panels’, government run health care where a bureaucrat behind a desk with a calculator decides whether or not a doctor can treat you; and  with high unemployment with all its devastating affects such as the inability to buy food, pay the rent or mortgages, just to name a few, then perhaps moving to Venezuela would be a panacea for you.

I on the other hand prefer the Republic and its Freedoms. I think I’ll side with the approximate 94 percent of American voters who say they want an economic nationalist overhaul of the United States’ economy in the wake of the Chinese coronavirus crisis (2)

As we emerge from the failed test of Socialism we have a chance to correct mistakes which brought us to that failed test. Let’s heed the lessons and Make America Great Again.

 

Reverend Paul N. Papas II is a Pastoral Counselor with Narrow Path Ministries (MA and AZ) and Founder of the Family Renewal Center (AZ) www.narrowpathministries.org and www.familyrenewalcenteraz.org

 

 


References

(1) https://www.thoughtco.com/republic-vs-democracy-4169936

(2) https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/05/24/poll-up-94-percent-want-economic-nationalist-agenda/

https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2020/05/26/consumer-confidence-2/

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/05/26/kudlow-american-economy-workers-and-consumers-poised-for-great-american-comeback/


20 Responses to Test Failure

  1. Thanks for your like of my article, “End Times 10.” It is always good to know when you like my posts. Please keep up your own good blog work.

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    Save the Republic!

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  4. bg says:

    😁ilmao, what your talking about is just bad government. I’d rather live in a kind socialist based democracy than a cruel capitalist based democracy such as the trump usa. i hope you are well and you have dodged the covid . kind regards bg 🙂

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    • You can vote yourself into socialism but not out. It would take a real battle to expel socialism. I’d prefer to live in a fixable Constitutional Republic than under non-forgiving socialism.

      Thank you for adding your comment.

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      • bg says:

        morning ,re the vote statement ,well thats just not true and i can list the countries. as for battles yes but in some cases no, however no more of a battle than say the far right nazi party or other far right rulers. i still say what you were complaining about is just bad government regardless of ideology . also many socialist based democracies are flexible and all i can say is i guess we both have got our wish to some extent .
        kindest regards bg . 🙂

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        • You may list all the countries that became Socialist with the dates they became socialist and the dates the people voted socialism out of their countries and are now free of socialism.

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  5. bg says:

    hi preacher, you have twisted what i was referring to.
    i was referring to your claims that you could not vote yourself out of non forgiving socialism. non forgiving socialism would be a socialist country without democracy and cleary since i like living in a socialist base democracy and my comments follow on in that order . your take on my statement is like me asking you to name a fixable constitutional republic that dosn’t have socialist policies, it dosn’t exist and neither would what you ask me to do exist.humans are a social animal hence why socialism will always exist.
    the same sadly cannot be said of democracy .
    however in regards to socialist non democracies who became democracies
    russia (gulp, i fear technically not any more )
    poland
    croatia
    hungary
    cuba (allow the jury is out on this one)
    Myanmar (work in progress)
    romania
    south korea (i’ll take the 50%issh lol)
    some are a work in progress (slipping back) ,but democracy is hard work and not for the faint of heart .
    there’s more but preacher i have to go yell at the tv .
    have i nice day of social distancing and hugging those u can . kindest regards bg 🙂

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    • It is an interesting list. As far as I know none of those countries you listed voted their way out of socialism. Some were controlled by the former USSR. Capitalism is what collapsed the USSR unleashing their oppressive hold on some of the countries you listed, they then had free elections. The 1917 revolution in Czarist Russia installed Communism and was renamed the country USSR.

      Cuba is still communist and became so after overthrowing an elected government.

      A country you did not list is Venezuela. The Dictator in power refused to leave when his elected term expired. Venezuela used to be the richest most prosperous nation in South America. The Socialist have destroyed that nation, many have died or disappeared because they disagreed with the dictator.

      Anyone seriously thinking about installing Socialism in the USA or anywhere else should take a hard look at Venezuela.

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