Monday, March 11, 2024

March 11, 2024 Posted thoughts on The Law by Frederic Bastiat & Xi Van Fleet, Chinese by birth, but American by Choice

Ever see in the news those crazy mobs going into a store tearing it apart and running out with armloads of products? Had my first in person experience with that over the weekend. It was surreal because when I watched it happen on tv I asked why do the people look frozen and don’t react? I understand now because I just stood there. It was really fast but seemed in slow motion all at the same time. I watched their destruction and it took me longer to process than I expected. I was like a shocked statue. Afterwards, we all milled around mumbling more than having a direct conversation. Just comments like “I can’t believe what just happened” or “what was that?” I think the response time is so slow because this is not the norm in our society in my lifetime. It is not how we expect people to act when we are out in stores. We go in, pick out our items, and wait in line to pay, and leave in an orderly manner. Unless, like me I confess I did get dared to steal a chapstick once, but it was a shameful behavior done in secrecy hoping you didn’t get caught. These people came in with brazen intent to outwardly steal like an entitled group ready to to use brutal force with anyone willing to confront them. We can expect these moments will change the landscape of our society forever.

No wonder there are bars in grocery stores now and every Tide pod is in a locked cabinet. We went to buy an iPad and it was under like 5 locks. Someday, we will find that all stores are barred off and you will only be able to go into the store one at a time. As you enter the door it locks behind you. Seems like I may be embellishing, but CVS has their toothpaste in locked cabinets now. I was a bit annoyed by all the inconvenience but what do we expect when mobs are allowed to destructively take over an entire store.
***Sadly added are those brutal videos of a mob beating one person to death. You want to turn away but the moral decay is so prevalent we cannot just look the other way anymore!

I happened to be reading The Law by Fredric Bastiat which seemed to apply to the attitudes of our government, courts, community leaders, educators, and even parents. The Law was published in June, 1850. It is over a hundred years old, its truths are eternal. Even then Fredric understood the fallacies of socialism and that socialism leads to communism. America is in the midst of the same socialist-communism mindset. Bastiat argues against the advancement of socialism.

-Life is a gift from God: physical, intellectual, and moral life
-Natural right from God: defend his person, his liberty, and his property
-force cannot lawfully be used to destroy the person, liberty, or property of individuals or groups
-Complete perversion of the law used to destroy its own objective by limiting and destroying rights which its real purpose was to respect
-Tendency of people to live and prosper at the expense of others
-Wars, mas migration, religious persecutions, universal slavery, dishonesty in commerce, and monopolies
-Fatal tendency to plunder instead of work
-When plunder is organized by law for the profit of those who make the law
-Evil: conversion of the law into an instrument of plunder
-Erases everyone’s conscience the distinction between justice and injustice
-The fatal idea of Legal Plunder
-Perverted law causes conflict when the law defends plunder
-Socialism is legal plunder
-A citizen cannot at the the same time be free and not free
-Law organizes justice, the socialist ask shy the law should not also organize labor, education, and religion
-The law can be an instrument of equalization only as it takes from some persons and gives to other persons-when the laws does this, it is an instrument of plunder
-Socialists with to play god
-Socialists despise mankind
-Socialists want coerced conformity
-Legislators desire to mold mankind
-The need for temporary dictatorship
-Promise equality of wealth to gain a passive mankind

“We disapprove of state education. Then the socialists say that we are opposed to any education. We object to a state religion. Then the socialists say that we want no religion at all. We object to a state-enforced equality. Then they say that we are against equality. And so on, and so on. It is as if the socialists were to accuse us of not wanting persons to eat because we do not want the state to raise grain.”

“God has given to men all that is necessary for them to accomplish their destinies. He has provided a social form as well as a human form. And these social organs of persons are so constituted that they will develop themselves harmoniously in the clean air of liberty.”

Lawlessness takes over in America. Ever heard of

H.R.1280 - George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021

This bill addresses a wide range of policies and issues regarding policing practices and law enforcement accountability. It increases accountability for law enforcement misconduct, restricts the use of certain policing practices, enhances transparency and data collection, and establishes best practices and training requirements.

Movement of the red-guard: Meet Xi Van Fleet, Chinese by birth, but American by choice. Maybe we should be listening to those who are warning us to not go down this path. America is becoming unrecognizable unless we pivot soon. Great interview:

Our country needs a lot of prayers. I pray for our families who are struggling, hurting, or just lost in what to do. The pain of families is real and I pray we vote for people who will protect our families and our children from the arrows that are trying to destroy them.

Blessings, (check out my post on the 30 x 30 bill)

The battle lines are here if you want to believe it or not. This song by Brandon Lake

You got power, demons cower when they hear Your name called
You got power that still towers, make Goliath look small
You got power to devour any counterfeit roar
Even Your tongue is a sword, count up the score

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