Cancel Culture Antithetical to American Values | Daniel Faeburgh
The Bill of Rights | 1st Amendment to the US Constitution
Constitutional Protection from the Tyranny of the Government
The First Amendment to the United States Constitution (1789) reads: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Americans’ freedom of expression is protected against government tyranny by the First Amendment. Peaceful protests are a hallmark of American freedom and liberty, but the key word here is peaceful. A violent Cancel Culture is antithetical to American values.
James Madison’s Federalist #10
Constitutional Protection from the Tyranny of the Mob
A portion of James Madison’s Federalist #10 (1787) reads: The inference to which we are brought is, that the CAUSES of faction cannot be removed, and that relief is only to be sought in the means of controlling its EFFECTS.
If a faction consists of less than a majority, relief is supplied by the republican principle, which enables the majority to defeat its sinister views by regular vote. It may clog the administration, it may convulse the society; but it will be unable to execute and mask its violence under the forms of the Constitution. When a majority is included in a faction, the form of popular government, on the other hand, enables it to sacrifice to its ruling passion or interest both the public good and the rights of other citizens. To secure the public good and private rights against the danger of such a faction, and at the same time to preserve the spirit and the form of popular government, is then the great object to which our inquiries are directed. Let me add that it is the great desideratum by which this form of government can be rescued from the opprobrium under which it has so long labored, and be recommended to the esteem and adoption of mankind.
Americans’ freedom and liberty, in general, is protected against the tyranny of the mob by the Constitution as a whole.
A Strong Executive Branch & Law Enforcement at All Levels of the Federal System
James Madison, the Father of our Constitution, was extremely concerned about the dangers of the mob. However, he was highly confident that the Constitution could beat back those dangers. It would, in effect, safeguard the liberties of those unassociated with the mob and/or its ideology.
Radical or violent mobs can be held in check by law enforcement, which is an arm of the Executive Branch. This is why defunding the police is such a terrible idea. At the present time, violent and vitriolic Marxist mobs are are overwhelmingly in the minority. However, they are the ones threatening the freedom and liberty of the majority of Americans.
True to their tyrannical Marxist credo, these terribly misguided people are attempting to force the Cancel Culture upon the majority of our society. Every American has the right to resist the requests of the mob. In their resistance, every American also has the right to be protected by law enforcement agencies at the local, state and federal level. This is a guarantee to all Americans that is evident in the Constitution. The abolition of police departments is an affront to the civil rights of every citizen living within the communities that are affected.
Even some of the people who are pushing police defunding, i.e. the Minneapolis City Council, have hired their own private security and protection. The hypocrisy here is astounding. They don’t want protection for you and I, but they’ll be sure to have it for themselves. In addition, the noteworthy lack of intelligence among these officials is even more astounding. The implementation of policies that strip communities of police personnel flies in the face of everything this great country stands for.
The Constitution exists as an obstacle to mob rule and the tyranny that comes with it. I believe it to be incumbent upon the American people to fully understand and apprise themselves of the disastrous consequences of police defunding. The utter devastation within this nation’s communities that comes on the heels of the cancellation of their respective law enforcement departments will be monumental. The violence and death that will result shall be nothing less than a gut wrenching saga of unprecedented pain and misery. Furthermore, those who die or are injured will have not only their perpetrators to blame, but their public officials as well. They too will have blood on their hands, because their reckless decisions will have led to more unwanton criminal activity, death and devastation.
The likelihood that this issue ends up in court is extremely high. Perhaps at the local level, leftist activist judges on the bench may side with the radical police abolitionists. However on appeal, any suites filed against cities that abolish their police departments will likely prompt judges to find such radical actions unconstitutional. The inability of any government entity in this country to provide adequate law enforcement for the protection of American citizens lends itself to unconstitutional culpability in massive civil rights violations. Every American has the right to be protected by the police.
Americans’ Codes of Ethics
White & Black Victim Hood Learned in the Home
Regardless of race, ethnicity, etc., some Americans are taught victim hood from an early age. Their code of ethics includes a justification for hatred against those of whom they have been falsely taught have wronged they and their families. In line with the teachings and actions of their parent(s) or guardian(s), they learn from an early age to blame others for their lot in life. There is a sense of entitlement that develops within them; a selfishness, if you will, that justifies a false hatred for certain groups in society. This behavior is learned and stoked throughout adolescence and early adulthood. It is the result of the continued degradation of the basic societal unit, the nuclear family. Erroneously, the democrats blame it entirely on capitalism, religion, and conservatives. They also blame racism, bigotry, slavery, Jim Crow, etc., which I find to be hilarious. It’s the democrat party that defended slavery, founded the Ku Klux Klan and instituted Jim Crow laws throughout the south.
Leftist Indoctrination in American Education Systems
As we grow up and mature in life, our parents teach us right from wrong, or at least they should. The radicalized mind at some point justifies its rejection of some of these teachings. Typically such rejection is resultant of the discovery of a seemingly higher code of ethics. Young people, in stages of adolescence and early adulthood, many of whom are still in the developmental stages of life, allow this new code of ethics to take root within themselves. Oftentimes, their new ethical framework is not “made from scratch.” Instead it is a reformation of what has already been learned; an adaptation, if you will, to a new sense of right and wrong wrapped and disguised in a false liberal social justice credo.
Teachers, especially professors at the collegiate level, make an ardent effort to reform our consciences. Furthermore, they condition us to adopt a newer and perhaps more progressive code of ethics. The social justice prescriptions they have learned from their professors is taught to a whole new generation of young people.
The Truth the Left Denies
In 1940, 87% of black American families lived below the poverty threshold. By 1960, that number had shrunk to 47%. Also in 1960, the percentage of black children being raised in two parent homes was 85%. Today that percentage has shrunk to 23%. The destitution seen in black American inner-city communities today is the continued subjugation of blacks by the democrat party to their filthy policies. The massive welfare state, birthed in the 1960s as the brainchild of the Left, is a new modern-day form of slavery. It is subjugation, incentivized via government handouts, that has destroyed the black nuclear family. It is easier to be on the dole for single-parent homes that it is for two-parent homes. This explains the fact that only 23% of black children are growing up in a two parent home today.
In addition, 73% of Planned Parenthood facilities today are in black communities. 52% of pregnancies within the black community result in abortion. The dangerous, unethical and immoral public policy agenda of the democrats for black Americans is pathetic. Their goal is to get people addicted to government in exchange for their votes. They depend on the failure of the American people of all races to have power. Their newest target is Latinos. Why do you think they want wide open borders?
Exactly. This is another example of how cancel culture is antithetical to American values. How? Just look at how it is used to prop up propaganda.
Another myth the democrats try and float is that conservatives do not care about racism. Since they don’t care about racism, they themselves are racist. Nothing could be further from the truth. Unfortunately racism does exist, but that it’s systemic, is a huge lie. The statistics just do not support such a narrative.
Black Lives Matter is a Marxist Group
The sentiment of “black lives matter” is obviously true. Life from conception to natural death is extremely precious. Why race and ethnicity should have anything to do with such profound convictions is beyond me. The Black Lives Matter Organization does not represent my interests or the interests of a majority of Americans. The group leaders are self-identified Marxists. Marxists the world over are responsible for the deaths of millions both in the past and in the present. Their human rights record is atrocious. I’ll never be gaslit by mainstream media idiots and the democrat party to support a destructive ideology, because they’ve wrapped it in race.
People need not be intimidated by leftists for not supporting Black Lives Matter. It is not an automatic that you are a racist if you do not support them. The left wants to frame it that way, because they play the American people for fools. They insult the intelligence of the people of this nation by convincing themselves that we are unable to understand the difference between a Marxist group and a powerful racial slogan. Cancel culture is antithetical to American values. How? It is used to declare the supremacy of Marxism by protecting it via fake racial issues.
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