The traditional left-right political spectrum redefined and why we have lost our liberty:
I have been thinking about the failure of the traditional model of left versus right politics. I stumbled upon a reworked model that I believe to be more accurate. I think it may even be possible that this clearer definition has been overlooked in an attempt to confuse us. After all, media outlets and our education system are heavily influenced by folks who believe in big government. The new definition places tyranny under big government on the left end of the spectrum and liberty under a government limited by law on the right. In this we finally have a descriptor that defines what matters most, our liberty. But what is that liberty based upon? It is based upon the rule of law which respects our unalienable rights. Let us examine the essentialized political spectrum;
You can see the above model provides a more accurate description of left versus right politics. When the left accuses objectivists, conservatives and libertarians of being “far right” what they really mean is that they don’t trust their fellows because democracy does not work. They believe that the state must control its citizens for their own good and direct the economy for the betterment of the state. In such a regime the state places itself above the law. This idea has become so entrenched in our thinking that we have even forgotten what the law defines as our unalienable rights.
Let’s review them;
- To act in self-defence (personal, family, innocents, nation against tyranny). (Second Amendment)
- To own and carry at home and in public weapons (firearms and knives, etc.) for self-defence and for ensuring that the nation remains free against tyranny from enemies both foreign and domestic. (Second Amendment)
- To own and control private property (land, money, personal items, intellectual property, etc.)
- To earn a living and keep the fruit of one’s labor.
- To freely migrate within the country or to leave the country.
- To worship — or not worship — God in the manner one chooses. (First Amendment)
- To associate with — or disassociate from — any person or group. (First Amendment)
- To express any idea through print, voice, banner, or other media. (First Amendment)
- To be secure in one’s home, papers, and person against unwarranted searches and seizures (privacy). (Fourth Amendment)
- To be advised of the charges, in the event of arrest.
- To have a judge determine if the accused should be held for trial or for punishment.
- To be tried by a jury of one’s peers and face one’s accuser, in the event of being charged with a crime.
- To be tried by a jury of one’s peers, in the event of a suit in which the disputed amount is substantive.
- To suffer no cruel or unusual punishment.
- To establish, monitor, control, and petition our servant government to help secure the above rights.
- To abolish said government, when it becomes destructive of these rights.
We have submitted to tyranny. We have fallen far from the lofty standard of liberty defined by Magna Carta and restated by the American Constitution. The American Constitution was not created to define something new, it merely demanded that the law as defined under Magna Carta be upheld. In fact, America separated from Great Britain for the sole reason that the British Monarchy had exceeded its legal mandate, just as our government is doing today!
As to the left versus right political spectrum and freedom. Weren’t Nazis on the far right? That assertion is laughable. There was a good reason that they called themselves the National Socialist German Workers’ Party. There is also a very good reason that the German communists were told to vote for them to help place them in power. The intent of said vote was to wait for some future time to sort out what form of totalitarianism would win out knowing that the NAZIs were in high favour by the German people of the time. The NAZI’s theme was the notion of “COMMON GOOD BEFORE INDIVIDUAL GOOD” and they demanded the following;
“In order to carry out this program we demand: the creation of a strong central authority in the State, the unconditional authority by the political central parliament of the whole State and all its organizations.
The formation of professional committees and of committees representing the several estates of the realm, to ensure that the laws promulgated by the central authority shall be carried out by the federal states.
The leaders of the party undertake to promote the execution of the foregoing points at all costs, if necessary at the sacrifice of their own lives.”
If that doesn’t sound eerily like the collectivist progressive politics of today, I don’t know what does. The fact that the left accuses those of us they consider to be too conservative to be NAZI’s is not only ridiculous, it is the very sin of which they are guilty! Deuteronomy 13:19 states, “I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live.” That is our choice and our challenge, to either restore limited government under law, or suffer under greater and greater tyranny.
Written by: Bill Walle-Rymer