The value of liberty in the 2016 election

Those who only offer an outward appearance of promoting freedom, are not Americans, and they certainly do not deserve anyone’s vote on Election Day.


SAN JOSE, November 6, 2016 – Hopefully Americans are smart enough not to fall for the efforts of the left-oriented mainstream media and influential individuals within both parties to manifest the illusion that the 2016 presidential election is simply a choice between two candidates with equally disagreeable characters. Definitely, the election for President of the United States is between two individuals, but they are for better or worse, representatives of the two major political parties as well as their respective platforms.

For some people of insight, this 2016 presidential election represents a turning point in the history of the United States. At the beginning of the 21st century, Americans are at a terrible time of choosing, as foreshadowed by former President Ronald Reagan during the 1964 presidential campaign when he delivered a rousing speech at the Republican National Convention in which he stated, “The Founding Fathers knew a government can’t control the economy without controlling people. And they knew when a government sets out to do that, it must use force and coercion to achieve its purpose. So we have come to a time for choosing.”

More than any other election in the period from the 1960s until this election, Reagan’s views resound like an eerie prophecy. Although the mainstream media often fail to portray the truth regarding the Democratic Party (primarily because a majority of journalists belong to that political party), the contemporary party known as the Democratic Party should retire the name as it is no longer functional, nor an accurate descriptor of the platforms coming out of the Party today. This Party is no longer the party of Truman or Kennedy, and they are more representative of aberrations within this party rather than reflective of the norm.

With the intent to gain some perspective, or a more long-term viewpoint of the Democrat Party, it is quite convenient that the month in which American citizens cast their votes has  been designated as American Indian (or Native American) Heritage Month by a joint resolution of Congress. Thus, it is quite natural for Native American peoples to serve as a basis for a deeper historical insight regarding the origins and actions of the modern day Democrat Party since the Indian peoples suffered humiliation, dehumanization, and forced death due to the political will of the Democrats.

In the turbulent history of the United States, one of the worst episodes regarding the deadly clash between the federal government and American Indians came as a result of the actions of the great granddaddy of the Democrat Party, Andrew Jackson. Not long after Jackson’s first term commenced, he managed to shepherd through Congress one of the most controversial bills of his day that showed Democrat’s true colors.

In 1830, a bitterly divided Congress passed the Indian Removal Act, and a pleased Jackson signed into law the orders that would force the indigenous peoples of the southeastern region to relocate to “Indian Territory,” or what is now the state of Oklahoma and part of Arkansas.

Such deceitful and insidious actions by President Jackson and the Jacksonian Democrats, who were his cohorts in crime in Congress, represented a dramatic departure from former legal and presidential precedents regarding ownership of Indian lands within U.S. borders. Although the Indian Removal Act was deemed unconstitutional by Chief Justice John Marshall and the Supreme Court, Jackson ignored the ruling. The Indian Removal Act essentially enabled the federal government to steal the ancestral lands of the five “civilized tribes” of the southeast region of North America. The president and his party got away with a very blatant and brutal redistribution of about 100 million acres of traditional Indian lands.

Even more divisive and destructive was the worst episode in U.S. history: the American Civil War. That most destructive war, which despite clever intellectual deception and outright distortion in this day, was fought over the peculiar institution of slavery. And, that early redistribution of land at the time of the Indian Removal Act was just one effort to assist in the transfer of ownership of such vacated lands to slave owners in Georgia.

While slavery was not a precedent Democrats established, they merely enhanced and refined it. In reality, two centuries of slavery had already existed in America (160 years under British Imperial law) before it was abolished upon Republican President Abraham Lincoln’s foundation of sacrifice in the “War between the states.”

Today, young people learn that it was the Confederacy that seceded from the Union and then initiated the Civil War (yet there are propagandists who distort this). What is purposely left out of that narrative is that the Democrats were the same people who created the Confederacy. Often untold is the story of how the Democratic Party fragmented during the election of 1860, and how in an act of outright desperation and defiance, they initiated a “rebel cause” via the Confederates States of America and instigated the American Civil War. This destructive action was about preserving the Party and their precious political power and slave dominions – it was not about perpetuating the ideals of freedom.

At the time of the construction of the Confederate States of America, Jefferson Davis, the President of the C.S.A., stated that all men were not equal. Additionally, C.S.A. Vice President Alexander Stephens, proclaimed that there was “scientific proof” that the black man was not equal to the white man. Such Confederate political leaders came out of the closet to show their true colors because they no longer feared proclaiming what they truly believed. Even the northern Democrats wanted to perpetuate the lie, as Stephen A. Douglas did in his debates against Lincoln, that “everyone knew” that the United States was only created by a bunch of old White men for White people. Lincoln, of course, shredded the lie in word and in deed.

Long before his Emancipation Proclamation, Lincoln was fighting to return the nation to the original foundation established under the Declaration of Independence:  “all” men being equal under the law. Lincoln addressed the issue after the Dred Scott Decision, in June, 1857:

I think the authors of that incredible instrument [Declaration] intended to include all men, but they did not intend to declare men equal in all respects.

“[but] … equal in certain ‘inalienable rights among which are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.’” This they said, and this they meant.

The Confederate Constitution, written by the Southern Democrats, promoted the opposite of liberty and freedom. The old, entrenched White southern aristocracy did not respect the ideals of the Declaration of Independence; and a serious case can be made that the Confederate slave owners had only the name of being Americans, and not truly Americans.

A third horrible episode in U.S. history occurred, again at the hands of the Southern Democrats as manifested in the residue from resentment and hatred in the Southern governmental establishments after the Civil War that legalized the restriction and outright prevention of citizens’ freedoms and civil liberties. A major confrontation over the ideals of freedom through the political and social unrest of the Civil Rights Movement. This struggle was centered upon the single concept of whether all people were “equal” and entitled to all the rights of regular American citizens.

This ushered in the Civil Rights Movement, and the rise of the central personage of the struggle:  Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Again in America’s history, someone needed to stand up to the old entrenched White power structure of the Democrat Party, which was determined to retain control over regional institutions that had once legalized ownership of human beings. A century of legalized racial hatred and segregation under the entrenched White power base within the Democrat Party ended with the help of a morally righteous and courageous American preacher and concerned Americans.

The current day Democrats have been able to mobilize the sizeable black population for quite      a number of decades – since the days when Harry Truman fought for the black people through his efforts of integration in the U.S. military, even though the core Democrat Party leadership threatened to disown President Truman. Like confining the American Indians to reservations, and holding the slaves on the plantations, or simply controlling and limiting the rights of an entire race of American citizens in the South, Democrats still have created a brilliant plan for control via economic dependency upon the Party beginning in the days of Lyndon Johnson.

The contemporary Democratic Party is not the party of Truman – that party died not long after John Kennedy was assassinated. President Obama is not much more than a puppet of now very powerful and wealthy interests with similar intents to manipulate and maintain blacks on the plantation of economic dependency. The Democrats, under the spearhead of the “Progressivism,” under a guise of eliminating racism, prejudice, and discrimination, are once again attempting to manipulate the entire nation through control and dominion under a legal construction of their own making.

The people’s struggle within both political parties represents a genuine desire to right the wrongs of the past and correct the mistakes due to deviations from the original founding documents, but the greater of the evils that exist in America today is the insidious thought and manipulative and divisive politics originating with the “Progressive” Left. The history of the Democrat Party originated with the acceptance of the domination of human beings; the Party carried out forced removal of good people from their homelands; the Party instigated and fueled the Civil War; the Party consolidated in the Deep South where it humiliated and denied Blacks the right to vote; the Party continues to practice the politics of deception, manipulation and dominion.

The contemporary Democrat Party is the Leviathan that Thomas Hobbes wrote of, and most Americans are not clear about the connection because Americans do not correctly know their own history – thanks to the Party faithful. The Democrat Party continues to practice the politics of deception, manipulation and dominion without remorse for much collateral damage in the wake of their ‘politics as usual’ machinations. Just as the Party used the lie that black people were not human during the time before the outbreak of the Civil War, the Party in connection with the MSM and Hollywood propagandists, has been able to convince citizens with their “scientific” evidence that unborn babies are not human!

The leadership at the core of the contemporary Republican Party may be no better, as many seem to be under the same political bedsheets with the Democrats.

Americans need to wake up and reject the deception – not just in the 2016 election, but for good. The leadership at the core of both parties may be so corrupt that it will be hard to trust such leadership in the future, but one thing is for certain: Those who only offer an outward appearance of promoting freedom, are not Americans, and they certainly do not deserve anyone’s vote on Election Day.

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Dennis Jamison reinvented his life after working for a multi-billion dollar division of Johnson & Johnson for several years. Now semi-retired, he is an adjunct faculty member at West Valley College in California. He currently writes a column on US history and one on American freedom for the Communities Digital News, as well as writing for other online publications. During the 2016 presidential primaries, he worked as the leader of a network of writers, bloggers, and editors who promoted the candidacy of Dr. Ben Carson. He founded the “We the People” Network of writers and the Citizen Sentinels Project to pro-actively promote the values and principles established at the founding of the United States, and to discover and support more morally centered citizen-candidates who sincerely seek election as public servants, not politicians.