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by John Porter, ©2020

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(Sep. 16, 2020) — My heart’s desire is that I can help people to better understand living in a Constitutional Republic vs a Socialist Government, which some leaders of the Democrat Party such as Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi and others of which you are aware are strongly advocating. They refer to their movement as “Democratic Socialism” or a “Socialist Democracy.”

If I can’t do that in an effective manner, it is not because of you. It is because of my poor ability to properly explain it. If you believe in Socialism or are not sure before reading this and still do after considering it, then I have failed, and apologize for wasting your time. It’s a bit lengthy but please read it. It will take only a couple of minutes.

Most are aware of Ben Franklin’s famous reply when asked as he emerged from the convention, “Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?” “A Republic, if you can keep it.”

It is of utmost importance to here and now understand that “Democracy” is not found in any Founding Document, and “Socialist” is not found in any founding document, much less “Socialist Democracy”!!

Franklin’s alleged description of Democracy is “two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for dinner.” Thomas Jefferson is alleged by some to have said, “Democracies are dangerous because a Democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.” Because of that understanding the United States was formed as a Republic.

Socialism is government regulation and control of all aspects of your personal life and businesses. Combining Democracy and Socialism is doubling up on the evils of both. So-called “Democratic Socialism” would completely wipe away the Constitutional Republic we were given. Individual Freedom with control over our own lives and property would be gone forever.

The United States was formed as a Republic by design, in order to substantially limit the government’s power and to protect “natural individual rights.” Your rights of life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness are “natural,” not government-allowed. We formed our government; it did not form us.

Individual Freedom is your right or power to act, speak, or think as you want without hindrance or restraint in your “life” and complete “liberty” to “pursue your own happiness.”

Socialism or “Democratic Socialism” is the exact opposite of a Constitutional Republic. Your life, lived with the liberty to pursue your happiness unhindered and unrestrained, is not allowed in a Socialist government. The movement to destroy our Constitutional Republic and replace it with a Socialist government is led by those people who identify themselves as Democratic Socialists, Communists, Progressives, Liberals, and others. The most common in the United States presently are “Democratic Socialists” and “Progressives.” No matter what the label, make no mistake; all are Socialism in some form and will eventually lead to complete control of the way we are allowed to live.

It is an undisputed fact that people are escaping Socialist countries by the tens of thousands from all over the world and legally coming to the United States for refuge and the freedom to pursue their dreams and happiness. Very few, if any, ever return to the country from whence they came. This isn’t even considering the many thousands coming illegally. I have honestly tried with all my might, unsuccessfully, to understand why anyone, whether in politics or just an everyday working American sitting at home reading this, would think it okay to change our government to one similar to those from which people are escaping.

Some time ago a Cuban refugee who risked his life to come by a small boat to the U.S. was explaining to an American friend the horrific conditions he left behind. Upon hearing the chilling story, his friend said, “Man, I am so lucky.” The Cuban replied, “YOU’RE lucky; I had someplace to escape to.” Let that sink in for a moment, or more than a moment.

I hope all can understand, we won’t go to bed one night in a Constitutional Republic and wake up the next morning in a Socialist State. It has never happened that way. It happens a little bite at a time. An apple is eaten one bite at a time until it is devoured.

The leaders of all Socialist nations who now control almost every aspect of the lives of their citizens were voted into office by the people, being promised everything would be free and equality for all, the poor sharing the good life of the rich. What actually happened was that the rich wound up sharing in the misery of the poor. But all are now equal, equally poor. The only rich are those leading the Socialist government. You can vote your way into Socialism but you can’t vote your way out. You can’t vote your way out because the Socialist leaders won’t give up their power. If they have to use the military to keep it, they do so.

The man, Joe Biden, running for president of the United States on the Democrat Party ticket; his running mate, Kamala Harris and those party leaders backing them; and several reading this (paraphrasing Ayn Rand) believe you have no right to exist for your own sake, that your life and your work do not belong to you but to society, that the only justification of your existence is your service to society, and that society may dispose of you in any way it pleases for the sake of whatever it deems to be its own collective good.

On November 3, 2020 we will have a huge decision to make. Do we keep our Constitutional Republic with our Individual Freedom to control our own lives with the liberty to pursue our happiness or do we exchange it for a Socialist government controlling our lives, restricting our liberty and dictating what they deem to be our happiness?

We have a Republic, if we can keep it. The decision rests in our hands.

I hope you will share this all over the nation. Please become involved!

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  1. John Porter: Thank you for explaining the severity of what’s at stake this election for those who don’t understand.

    Bob Russell: Growing up the son of an Army WWII, Korea and Vietnam Veteran and subsequently as an Army man and Vietnam Veteran myself, I also had the opportunity to personally interact with people who had escaped from and/or lived under total government control. And you’re absolutely correct in saying that their lives meant nothing to their governments — they were objects to be used and abused at the pleasure of those in power.

    There’s one reason and one reason only why more foreigners from more countries, especially from Communist/Islamic/Socialist/Marxist countries, have immigrated to America than Americans have emigrated to any of those countries. There’s one reason and one reason only why thousands of East Berliners died trying to escape into West Berlin. There’s one reason and one reason only why thousands of Cubans have drowned trying to get to America. There’s one reason and one reason only why hundreds of thousands of Hispanics/Latinos from below our southern border left their homes and families to come to America. FREEDOM. Why any American would willing give that up forever is incomprehensible.

    Constitutional Republic = “We the People…”
    Communism/Islamism/Marxism/Socialism = “We the Government…”

  2. I agree. This is very well written, concise, accurate, and easy to understand. Socialism, communism, fascism, and islamism are different names for one tyranny. As a member of the U. S. Army Special Forces years ago I saw how people lived under tyrannical governments. Their lives meant nothing, they were merely pawns to be used and abused by those in power. We fought and taught them to fight to win their freedom. If America loses this election we lose our republic. There is no one to come rescue us as America was able to rescue others under tyrannical assault. We the People MUST defeat the democrat plan to cheat their way into power or lose our liberty forever. I am old and disabled but will fight with all I have tp preserve liberty for my descendants

  3. “Democratic Socialism” or a “Socialist Democracy.” ? Author has restrained himself.

    I say: It’s Donnie or the Commies.

    Thumb’s-down on vote-by-mail. Vote wisely in-person at your designated polling station on November 3, 2020, to preserve this Constitutional Republic.

    And, don’t allow anyone to bully you at the polling station.