Why Private Property
The Proper Role of Government
Six Lessons We Must Learn from The Federalist Papers
Some liberals are telling us to look back on the Founding Fathers as white, rich entitled snobs who founded this country to support oppression of women and slaves. There could be nothing further from the truth. They were men who understood in a way that few men ever have the proper role and form of government. In The Federalist Papers the three authors (Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay) set forth the problems America was facing and the role the Constitution would play in resolving them. In our day there are many lessons that still ring true. The Constitution is still our guiding document, and we would do well to understand the intentions of its writers. There are six lessons from The Federalist Papers that I believe have significance (among many) for us today.
Lesson 1 – Beware of those that claim to be serving “the little people, the common man.”
In Federalist #1, Hamilton tells us “[A] dangerous ambition more often lurks behind the specious mask of zeal for the rights of the people than under the forbidden appearance of zeal for the firmness and efficiency of government. History will teach us that the former has been found a much more certain road to the introduction of despotism than the latter, and that of those men who have overturned the liberties of republics, the greatest number have begun their career by paying an obsequious court to the people; commencing demagogues and ending tyrants.” This has been seen time and again in the characterization of Communist leaders as agrarian reformers. But more importantly it allows us to see to the core of so many civil rights movements. How? By asking one question: what is the end goal? If the end goal is socialism or overt communism — “for the rights of the people” — take note! No movement should be trusted without asking ourselves: is there “a dangerous ambition” here?
Lesson 2 – Beware of “perpetual war for perpetual peace.”
In Federalist #8, Hamilton tells us “Safety from external danger is the most powerful director of national conduct. Even the ardent love of liberty will, after a time, give way to its dictates. The violent destruction of life and property incident to war, the continual effort and alarm attendant on a state of continual danger, will compel nations the most attached to liberty to resort for repose and security to institutions which have a tendency to destroy their civil and political rights. To be more safe, they at length become willing to run the risk of being less free.” This lesson has been thoroughly covered in the book Masters of Deception but to sum up the main points beware of any problem for which it is claimed that only government action (either our own or by international entanglements) can solve. The War on Terror, the War on Industry (the eco movement), the War on the Unborn, the War on the Rich, the War on . . . fill in the blank with your favorite movement. The main lesson is beware of the action the government “must” take to solve a specific problem. Beware of the solution being offered to protect against outside threats.
Lesson 3 – Beware of those who want to be judge, jury, and executioner.
In Federalist #10, Hamilton makes the point that “No man is allowed to be a judge in his own cause, because his interest would certainly bias his judgment, and, not improbably, corrupt his integrity. With equal, nay with greater reason, a body of men are unfit to be both judges and parties at the same time.” The same men who are raising the cry of various conflicts that must be resolved by government action are the same men who gain power by that action. They want to be both judge and jury — Hamilton warned us that this cannot be done in fairness.
Lesson 4 – Beware of the Constitutional Convention.
What was the character of the members and what were the circumstances of the Convention? In The Federalist #2, John Jay informs us. “This convention [was] composed of men who possessed the confidence of the people, and many of whom had become highly distinguished by their patriotism, virtue and wisdom, in times which tried the minds and hearts of men, undertook the arduous task. In the mild season of peace, with minds unoccupied by other subjects, they passed many months in cool, uninterrupted, and daily consultation; and finally, without having been awed by power, or influenced by any passions except love for their country, they presented and recommended to the people the plan produced by their joint and very unanimous councils.” Those who think those descriptors fit the individuals pushing for a Constitutional Convention (especially those in power behind the throne) — please raise your hands. If not – why do you think they can amend a document created by men such as we have described? A document — by the way — which was created to protect the people from the injustices of despots. To have a Convention in our current circumstances would be like having the prisoners dictate their guards’ schedules and locations. Those seeking a Convention wish to escape from the Constitution — we do not want to let them rewrite it. They have deceived individuals into thinking that the Con-Con could be limited in scope — but in reality, we would be granting the authority to rewrite the Constitution in any way they please — we should trust those that will be writing a lot less than our Founding Fathers.
Lesson 5 – Beware of the idea that government simply wishes to help.
Some may see socialism as the great solution – if we yield our money and power to the government won’t they do what is best for society? We have too many problems in our society for us to solve, can’t we let the government solve them? This is dangerous in and of itself, but the reality is even more scary. We would not be placing our power in the government of the United States, we would be giving that power to those who sit in the shadows and are the true power behind the throne. Can we trust them? In a word, NO! In Federalist #47, Hamilton informs us that “No political truth is certainly of greater intrinsic value, or is stamped with the authority of more enlightened patrons of liberty, than that . . .The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.” Did the leaders of Russia, China, North Korea, Germany (under Hitler), etc. serve the best interests of their people? The government is not the answer — instead of looking for how the government can solve the problems ask yourself — how can you solve your problems? George Washington has often been quoted as saying “Government is not reason, it is not eloquence — it is force! Like fire it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master; never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.” Don’t let the fire loose in a city and then wonder why everything burned down.
Lesson 6 – Defund the police??
As we consider the push recently to defund the police (starting with Minneapolis in June 2020 – See Time, February 23, 2021 “How Are Activists Managing Dissension Within the ‘Defund the Police’ Movement?”), we can see the importance of something said by Alexander Hamilton. In Federalist #23, he said, “This is one of those truths which, to a correct and unprejudiced mind, carries its own evidence along with it; and may be obscured, but cannot be made plainer by argument or reasoning. It rests upon axioms as simple as they are universal; the MEANS ought to be proportioned to the END; the persons, from whose agency the attainment of any END is expected, ought to possess the MEANS by which it is to be attained.” Individuals are absurdly unrealistic if they expect “the persons,” our police force, to prevent crime and ensure our safety but they must do it with these characteristics — no guns, little money, no protection from anyone who decides to sue them, and they need to be black women — all of them. If we want our local police forces to be able to solve our problems let’s give them the “MEANS” to do so — anything else is a waste.
As we conclude, we see some things clearly. A series of articles written over 200 years ago has important lessons for us today. Power does not change, the same Constitution that protected the rights of the Americans in the late 1700s can protect our rights today. To those who wish to understand the thinking behind the Constitution and how it can apply to our lives today — I urge you to read The Federalist Papers.
Time to Act!
‘It’s time to turn this pain into action,’ Biden continued, ‘We have to make it clear to every elected official in this country: It’s time to act.’ — “Biden: ‘When in God’s name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby?’,” The Hill, 5-24-22
President Biden came down hard against pro-gun Americans during remarks on Tuesday [5-24], according to The Hill, following the tragic killing of 18 schoolchildren in Uvalde, Texas. The wake of such horrifying shootings leaves everyone in the country shaken, yet we must remember the true criminal is not the gun itself but the individual who wields it.
Like politicians and gun control groups, we too would “beg – implore” our readers to stand fast in their determination. But unlike pundits and politicians, we know the truth about the right to keep and bear arms. Rights are not bestowed by the Constitution or by any government entity. They are intrinsic, God-given rights that no law has any business to give or take away. The law’s one and only job is to protect those rights, including the right to the free exercise of religion — which in fact may be a large part of the answer.
It should little surprise our readers that in a country where God is left out of the public arena, citizens kill each other in the cruelest and most unimaginable ways, robbing innocent young people of their lives and devastating countless families. We beg all Americans to support organizations like churches that teach kindness and respect for fellow man, rather than demonizing religious organizations as has been done more and more lately.
Take, for example, a recent article from MSNBC warning parents who want to homeschool about the “danger of being drawn into Christian conservative networks.” Christians in America, reports the article released May 12, 2022, use homeschooling as an “insidious way” to keep their children separated from “undesirable immigrant groups.” This gross misrepresentation can be found throughout the media as Christians are stereotypically lumped together with racists and potential terrorists.
With that definition of Christianity, who would want to be identified as such? Yet look more closely at the teachings of true Christian faiths and you will find people learning to love one another and treat everyone with respect, as well as refraining from violent behavior. Take these principles away from our schools and our society, and it is no shock that individuals use weapons for abhorrent acts such as school and grocery store killings.
We again declare emphatically that taking guns away from responsible citizens will lead our country, not to a utopia, but to enslavement under tyrants. Realize that many gun control groups are controlled by some of the same individuals influential in the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). For example, Michael Bloomberg, the former Mayor of New York City, is a prominent member of the CFR and largely funds the gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety. The legislation these groups promote is no accident, as the CFR has displayed all too prominently its globalist and anti-gun agendas. And one of the last barriers to global tyranny is the U.S. Constitution and an armed citizenry.
President Biden and all those in league with CFR Insiders use emotionally charged language to convince us that we must take action. But for those who recognize this as a call to end our freedoms and begin a new era of totalitarian rule in America, his words are nothing less than chilling.
Recommended action: Don’t be fooled. Use Freedom First Society’s booklet Disarming Americans! — Aiming to Confiscate Our Guns to learn how gun control laws lead to more and more government control and the eventual enslavement of the people. Order more copies and share with those who would be interested. We need your help to make a difference, so please act now!
In the world today, we are bombarded with information of all types. Popular categories include sports, home improvement, health, business, politics and economics, self-help, quality products and services, etc. This information often is intended to influence our behavior. In many instances, false information or disinformation is disseminated for selfish or sinister purposes. We can agree that cigarette manufacturers and suppliers do not have the people’s best interests at heart, and though they advertise their product as appealing, the rate of lung cancer increases as a result. Clearly, these companies care more about money than people.
Unfortunately, cigarette companies do not compare with greater evils that are present. Only existing in the shadows, a threat not to public health, but to freedom itself, is on the move. This threat, or better yet, conspiracy, is a hidden, power-hungry elite whose purpose is to enslave humanity on an international scale. The important point to consider is that this elite cannot ultimately achieve its global government agenda without first indoctrinating the masses with socialist/communist disinformation.
George Orwell’s classic novel 1984 depicts a dystopian society in which the inhabitants of the continent, Oceania, live under totalitarian rule. This condition of society did not happen by accident. Orwell makes clear in his novel that Totalitarianism begins with Socialism, as indicated by the ruling class’s political ideology called INGSOC (English Socialism).
Under constant surveillance of the Thought Police, the Working Class and the Outer Party are force fed propaganda through a machine called the “telescreen.” Much like a modern tv, the telescreen not only monitors the people for any rebellious intentions but also displays the superstate’s current “news.” Throughout the day, constituents of each party must take breaks to watch the news. This ongoing disinformation, with its tendency to confuse and distort the facts, is important in keeping the masses as subservient automatons to Big Brother.
Much like 1984, our world today is facing a brainwashing epidemic secretly manipulated by the ruling class. Public education, news outlets, books, magazines, social media, and other mediums of communication all contribute to the indoctrination of those who are not part of this conspiratorial elite. Unless Americans soon become aware that modern devices like tv monitors are being used as propaganda machines, they may never reach the point to where they can think for themselves and make decisions based on sound American principles.
Freedom First Society, unlike the mainstream media, offers information that is credible and true. By joining this organization, one can learn to sift through the Conspiracy’s propaganda and help save America from becoming subject to a totalitarian government like the one in the classic novel, 1984. We strongly encourage freedom-loving Americans to join now before it is too late.
Don’t Say “Don’t Say Gay”
“The recent statements by The Walt Disney Company (TWDC) leadership regarding the Florida legislature’s recent ‘Don’t Sat Gay or Trans bill’ have utterly failed to match the magnitude of the threat to LGBTQIA+ safety represented by this legislation…. While we certainly appreciate Bob Chapek’s apology note, there is still more work to be done.” — Open Letter & Petition — Disney Do Better Walkout (whereischapek.com), by activists claiming to represent (TWDC) LGBTQIA+ community and their allies
Many of you have read about the uproar over Florida’s newly (March 28, 2022) enacted legislation regarding parental rights and the teaching of sexuality in grades K-3. While we could present a decent case for eliminating government-funded schools as the true solution, we recognize that, with the way education is structured in America, this is not happening anytime soon. For now, we want to point out that the true danger of the topic of LGBT rights is that it serves to move our country toward a Marxist, 2-tier society.
The basis of Marxism is that society is made up of victims and oppressors. Many countries have fallen because of tumult among the lower, or “victimized,” class — only to be taken over by ruthless tyrants. Those seeking power in America desire the same result. But since America doesn’t have a rigid economic class system, the victims must come from somewhere else.
Thus, we hear the cry that those who have unnatural affections (can one truly call it otherwise?) are being oppressed and must be protected. We see the same idea applied to other groups such as women and minorities.
We certainly agree that no one should ever be bullied or harassed, regardless of their station, nature, or life choices. However, these groups aren’t really seeking equality but are actually demanding special status with “rights” that turn out to be entitlements that other citizens do not enjoy. For example, the open letter above, written by LGBT activists in the name of Disney employees, claims that Florida’s new law “challenges basic human rights,” threatens “safety and well-being,” and that TWDC merely “placate[s] the LGBTQIA+ community with subpar representation in the content produced.” But since when is indoctrinating children via public school and media a basic human right?!
If you watch mainstream media about this backlash, you’ll find accusations of Disney being “woke,” as well as pundits pointing out that the left misunderstood the legislation or did not study it enough. However, Americans need to understand that this is not a misunderstanding or a difference of opinion. The clash over Florida’s new law is one battle in the war for the nation’s culture. Indeed, “capture the culture” was the battle cry of followers of Italian Communist Antonio Gramsci, who studied and developed tactics for seizing government power.
Gramsci believed that undermining morality plays a critical role in the endeavor to topple Western democracies, replacing them with communistic governments. And again, while we maintain that all humans have God-given rights that no one can infringe upon regardless of their characteristics or choices, the question of sexuality boils down to morality. The increase of young people “coming out” as gay, trans, etc. can certainly be explained by the issue being brought to the forefront in movies and TV, in the news and in their local schools and even churches.
Since Biblical times, sexual deviation has been seen as an affront to God and a threat to the sacred natural order of families and procreation. Yet today we are supposed to see homosexuals as deserving extra protection. And if we don’t wholeheartedly embrace homosexuality and other perversions, we are accused of infringing upon rights. Yet such immorality has an intrinsic connection to rebellion against God.
We warn that these orchestrated trends will lead, not only to amoral future generations, but also to a defunct Constitution and to the rise of tyranny.
Truly, the problem isn’t with our friends and family who have been convinced in their kindheartedness that we should stand up for the “oppressed” gays, nor with those who unwillingly struggle with such issues. The true danger is Marxism that divides our society into oppressed and oppressors. We should strive to treat everyone with love and kindness but stay firm in the knowledge that morality is a necessary component to the survival of our Republic against the onslaught of would-be tyrants.
We align our stance with that of George Washington, whose words in his Farewell Address we would do well to remember:
Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness — these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens.
The Ominous Omnibus
“…[T]he Biden administration announced that $350 billion in state and local funding provided by the American Rescue Plan – the President’s major Covid-19 relief bill, signed into law in March 2021 – was permitted to be used for hiring law enforcement, paying officers overtime and enforcement efforts to reduce gun violence exacerbated by the pandemic, as well as technology and equipment investments for law enforcement.” In New York, Biden turns his focus to gun violence as Democrats try to shed ‘defund the police’ label – CNNPolitics
Freedom First Society members received a legislative alert on March 8, 2022 about an upcoming omnibus appropriation, which in regular order would be considered as 12 individual bills. Omnibus bills are a huge problem because — like the American Rescue Plan, which weighs in at over 600 pages — senators typically feel rushed to pass the whole omnibus, often without having time to even read the bills in their entirety (the current FY2022 omnibus, H.R. 2471, was 2,741 pages long!). This opens the door for unconstitutional insertions such as the gun control measures mentioned in the above quote. Congressional leaders routinely sneak in spending and other measures that constituents and representatives themselves may not even notice!
Omnibus bills are a destructive and totally foolish way of running the country. But as long as we stay silent about it, nothing will change.
Says the group Gun Owners of America, “Because your elected officials are afraid of being on the record, … [they stuff] things they don’t think will pass on its own merits into what is known as the annual omnibus bill, or omni for short.”
Indeed, omnibus bills have been used to pass legislation that ranges from the silly to the sinister. For example, in Dec 2020, then-president Donald Trump signed a nearly 6,000-page omni that contained measures concerning the mailing of cigarettes, the doping and medication of racehorses, and of course funding for a vast number of federal programs that have put our country into trillions of dollars more of debt.
The most recent omnibus reinstates VAWA, the Violence Against Women Act. While this piece of legislation ostensibly protects women, it contains red flag laws that prohibit citizens from gun ownership if they are even suspected of a propensity for violence. This new legislation masquerades under the seemingly benign title of “Homicide Reduction Initiatives.”
It may seem logical to pass legislation to keep guns out of the hands of criminals, but please remember that criminals don’t really care about breaking the law. Red flag laws serve to harm only those who would own guns legally — responsible citizens who could be targeted in the future for a number of reasons such as religious beliefs, political party, how they school their children, etc. It’s not unthinkable that this could happen, as it has already occurred in countries across the globe: think Rwanda, Nazi Germany, and current Venezuela.
For those who responded to our call to action and contacted your representatives asking them to stop the omnibus bill, we thank you! Although the omnibus is now public law, you can still send an email to your congressmen complimenting them for voting against the omnibus or registering your displeasure if they voted for it. (See link to rep votes here, links to senate votes here, and links to contact info here. Don’t be misled by the distracting Haiti aid vehicle for H.R. 2471.)
And if you are not yet a member of Freedom First Society, we encourage you to join our organization and be notified when your help is needed to stop harmful legislation from being passed.
“The Two-World Order” – It’s the Same Old New World Order
Why would the United States give the Communist China most-favored-nation status in 2000? “The Two-World Anti-China Strategy,” an article in the March 7, 2022, edition of National Review, suggests an answer that could have been taken straight from Foreign Affairs, the Council on Foreign Relations flagship publication. Foreign Affairs is even quoted as an authority by the article’s author Hal Brands, who is the Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor of Global Affairs at Johns Hopkins University. Such outright deference is not surprising, since National Review’s claim to be a conservative publication has been clearly bogus for decades.
“The Two-World” article assumes that the reasonable world is united in the goal of global government but consoles the reader that a two-world order is an acceptable substitute. The reality is that they are one and the same!
George Orwell’s 1984 provides a useful analogy. In 1984, the world is divided into three regions, two of which are always combined to war against the third. Since there are always two sides in the conflict, the regions are essentially in a two-world order. However, because the regions are all ruled under varying labels of Marxist tyranny, the outcome of the war would be politically inconsequential. Why, then, do those in control find a constant state of warfare to be beneficial? Because being at war creates the exigency for citizens to fight to keep their regime in power. It also keeps the people preoccupied in such a way that they scarcely notice the economic bondage that they are being placed in as the nation’s wealth is squandered on a fruitless war effort. The warring, three-region structure isn’t an alternative to global government; it IS the global government. While we are not currently at war, the threat of Chinese aggression pressures the world to regionalize in order to effectively keep “peace.”
The National Review article excuses Washington’s showering of American investment, trade, technology, knowledge, and skills on China as an attempt to “tame” it. But Communist China is entirely a creation of the Insiders. Under their direction, American resources delivered China into the hands of Mao Tse-tung (see Masters of Deception by Vance Smith and Tom Gow) and have continuously propped up the failing Communist system that ensued. Now, the above measures to “tame” China have elevated it to a believable enemy creating a pretext to draw the US into tight consolidation with the rest of the world. As with every crisis created by the Insiders, the proposed solution is that “The United States needs to compete more effectively for influence in…(global) organizations…”
Entangling the US with the rest of the world in regional government, such as the EU or USMCA potential, on the road to world government, provides the opportunity for a Marxist majority to overrule our free-enterprise, Constitutional system of government. Referring to the Cold War, which was similarly created by the Insiders, the National Review article insists:
“Then as now, containing hostile regimes required working with some unsavory characters. But highlighting the clash between liberal values and China’s profoundly illiberal autocracy is critical to rallying the democratic world — not just those countries directly threatened by Beijing’s military power — against its expanding influence.” [Emphasis added.]
It doesn’t take a crystal ball to predict that we can expect plenty more “news” about the Chinese threat aimed at “rallying” the world. Additionally, we can expect to unite with and give aid, technology, and resources to “some unsavory characters” in the “concerted resistance” who can become the next “war for peace” enemy when China is subdued. The article even suggests that we “forg(e) tech coalitions through which groups of democracies cooperate — for example, by sharing data or pooling research-and-development money.” In politics, “unsavory characters” are totalitarian dictators, and what kind of data would we share with them? Data on our own people? So they can be more easily subjugated?
The main conclusion of the article is summed up in this quote,
‘“Globalization was not global,” Stephen Brooks and William Wohlforth wrote in the journal International Security over 20 years ago; “it took sides in the Cold War.” Likewise, a two-worlds strategy today recognizes that globalization must occur primarily within geopolitical dividing lines rather than across them.”’
George Orwell, International Security, National Review, and Cold War history all indicate that the Two-World Strategy is the path that the New World Order will take. As in 1984, the geopolitical dividing lines will be separating regions that are each Marxist tyrannies, their political systems different in name only. And the entire world will be controlled by those who create the next ostensible aggressor. It’s false conservative leadership like that offered in National Review that will neutralize any resistance to the plan for a New World Order and even guide those who should be fighting it to instead embrace it. Freedom First Society offers the truth and the real solutions to world problems: Get the US out of entangling alliances, stop our officials from propping up Communist dictatorships through unconstitutional spending and treason, strengthen industry at home, and expose the Conspiracy that is working to lead us into world tyranny.