A Moral and Virtuous government; From the book, the 5000-year leap:
Master Poe Strikes Again!
Master P.O. Po Unleashed !
Are we the people of a moral and virtuous government?
The Second Principle of Freedom: A free people cannot survive under a republican constitution if they are not virtuous and morally strong.
We’ve come a long way, baby, ..in the opposite direction.
( məˈralədē/ )
principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behavior.
synonyms: Ethics, rights and wrongs, ethicality More
a particular system of values and principles of conduct, especially one held by a specified person or society.
plural noun: moralities
“a bourgeois morality”
the extent to which an action is right or wrong.
“behind all the arguments lies the issue of the morality of the possession of nuclear weapons”
behavior showing high moral standards.
“paragons of virtue”
(in traditional Christian angelology) the seventh highest order of the ninefold celestial hierarchy.
Po minces no words.
No doubt in my mind the Founders were aware that such a tenant was already in peril, but to that time, they held steadfast with each successive office holder for the remainder of their lives. Oh, thou art a sinner. They also knew that to hold such traits, the person should be knowledgeable and experienced in the matters of state. They should know about their country’s recent past, its present, and be a good steward for the future.
But, I am Poe, I mince no words, and so therefore, let me say that evil had been at work in this country long before the Declaration had come about. It also didn’t take long for the glaring absence of these traits as we moved forward. Today, and for almost as long as I’ve been alive, ALL of them are so absent of these traits it seems as though they wouldn’t know the meaning of the words. ( I put the definitions above for those people particularly). Today’s lot is without experience, without knowledge, without virtue, and morally corrupt. I don’t care if there’s nice, amiable people in the lot. I don’t want to have a beer with them. I want them to be good stewards of the people and of the country and of the protection of the people and the country. Every single one of them suck. I’m sure in their delusional world, they think they are great. They know what’s best for us all and they are a good judge of character. That’s why this will be the shortest lived empire ever and for all time. Without a virtuous body politic, and for that matter, a virtuous citizenry, there is no possibility of freedom as most think of it. We live in a world that, without abuse, can replenish and sustain itself. All life, animate, inanimate, plant and animal must harmonize with it. The Creator of this world, (let’s leave aliens out of it for now), made it so. Mature people must acquire such qualities as well, akin to the Golden Rule. The balance must be held in times of adversity and cooperation alike. Machiavelli, hailed by many teachers, politicians, and corporate types, is among the poisoned of virtue’s sustenance. He provides his own Golden Rule which states that competition has no virtue except for itself and is its own creator of reward. ‘The Prince,’ still practiced and praised is the short-term anecdote of a selfish person and nothing more. What has it created? It has created a world in which the wealthiest use their wealth to prevent the rest of the world from competing with them. They raise walls of false scenarios for good people to become corrupt, not wealthy. By doing so, these people diminish their own value. People survive if they follow the plan and execute it from day one until death. How ignorant and foolish that they should not wake up! The few own the politicians, the law, the institutions, the land, the assets and……………..you. Yes! You! But, everything is a state of mind and you can imagine you have freedom if you want. I heard this Molybdenum guy speaking about free markets as if they actually existed, like he says we still have in America and Canada. And, there he’s speaking with another alleged intellectual who gives all his analysis of free markets, blah, blah, blah. I could give a thousand examples of why free markets don’t exist, and haven’t existed since the days of the Robber Barons.
All the above represent division, odds, and all by contrived means…purposely meant to create a people at odds with itself. A black man once said if you can’t love yourself, you can’t love anyone else. I would like to hear one of these Cultural Marxists explain to me how one people fighting for their culture is wrong while another fighting for their culture is right. They won’t do it because once they do, they know it’ll be easy to see who the real racists are. They are the arbiters of division and race. They are not virtuous. They are not moral. They learned the lie and they perpetuated the lie. The main tenant of communism is to upset the social structure. That has to be easy to see when you want to show murderers tolerance while you lambaste people who want to protect the nature of where they grew up, for themselves, for their community, for their children, and for their ancestors who helped make it so with their very blood. So, they run around and say ‘Nazi,’Nazi,’ while they claim to be anti-Fascists. First, these people do not even know what fascism is, (Nazis were not fascists). Second, they would have to buy the establishment line to believe it, which definitely doesn’t make them anti-stupid. Third, when they try to stifle different points-of-view, and it is quite easy to see they are doing it, they become the arbiters of the most blood-thirsty ideology ever invented; communism. Yah, yah, I’ve seen it; “While we support free speech…” No you don’t. The whole thing is people don’t have to listen or see the speech. You can advise that people don’t listen. BUT, once you say something like the above, you have dug your grave. Maybe not now, but you have not tried to get an accurate reading of history if you don’t think so. You have not read both sides of the story, or practiced the art of objectivity. It must be an art because I don’t many who use it, you know like educators, employers and anyone with two cents worth of power. But, wouldn’t that be a virtue? These ‘Antifa’ people are definitely backward. Stalin’s dream.
Freedom can only exist if a people, not a person, a people have the moral capacity for self-government. That means they should be fair to one another and play by the mandates of “right conduct.” Such a standard was given with the Ten Commandments. It was a great start. The Founders did include references to religion in their speech because they knew this created a community of virtue. To select virtuous and moral people to represent them, the people must be virtuous themselves. A lot of people like bashing the church and saying what a hypocrite Jefferson was and so forth. Yes, he, and a lot of our origins were not the models of virtue, and did not pretend to be; it was something to strive for; it was the document itself….not the people who wrote it, get it? But work on your revisionism anyway, because I can say without doubt that historians and writers alike recounted the same things differently, meaning what is believable and what is not. We don’t know. We can only go by the way things are today, especially if you believe in heredity and DNA.
From Richard Henry Lee:
“I thank God that I have lived to see my country independent and free. She may long enjoy her independence and freedom if she will. It depends on her virtue.”
From John Adams:
“Our Constitution was made for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
In other words, to preserve the closest thing we can get called freedom, we must be virtuous, respectful, ethical and moral. And speaking of ethical, and moral, how can a group of teenagers taunt a man while he drowns? Well, it happened just a few days ago. How far a fall is that? Now let’s take a look at our current representatives.
So many people, not a one virtuous. Not a one of good moral character. Not a one that considers the “Golden Rule.” and they have emboldened all these “self-interested” groups against the Constitution with their lies and hypocrisy and deviance. They love the money. Here’s a “few” places where they get it. But by no means, no means whatsoever, does it list all the hidden stuff and there’s lots and lots and lots. They rewrite the Constitution every time they give a speech. They make promises and then don’t even bother with them when they are given the trust. They pay themselves more and can’t even consider giving a person health care or a living wage? That’s virtue? That’s morality? Deception is the Devil’s favorite tool. It plays out so much now, and on a grand corporate level, that it is absolutely SHOCKING. The only ones who don’t see it seem to be them.
But I do not judge. I give my shot at honesty backed by plenty of observance. And when the same bad drama plays out…..
We have one choice and we can enact it now or we are doomed. We must act the 2nd Principle of Freedom every day. We must fight for public elections at a month’s length at most….and put in the peoples’ candidates—not the hand-picked corporate selection. The people must act as one, legal people, and not disparate groups all trying to serve their own purposes. Any group that does that doesn’t know the Constitution at all. PERIOD.