Words from the founding fathers

Words from the founding fathers

Posted: Friday, January 28, 2011 10:35 am
By: Nathan Castleman, Guest Columnist

Tuesday night we heard President Obama say, “The state of our union is strong.”  He said the same thing last year in the twelfth paragraph, declaring: “Despite our hardships, our union is strong.”   

However, like President George Bush in 2008, last night’s declaration didn’t come until the second to the last paragraph of his speech.  

Is the state of our union strong?  If so, how are we measuring it:  jobs, the economy, militarily, socially, size of government, education, housing, leadership…  What if we were to measure the state of our union by the Constitution?  John Adams said, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.  It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

Sorry President Adams, but I did not include morality and religion in my list of how we might be measuring the state of our union.  But since he brought it up, how are we doing?  

How would we view the state of our union in this light?  Is the state of our union going the way the founders envisioned, you envision, or as those who wish to destroy us envision?

On Jan. 10, 1963,  a list of the 45 Communist goals were read into the Congressional Record. The list came from Cleon Skousen’s book “The Naked Communist”.  Below are a few of the goals:

3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength. 

4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.  

6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination. 

7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N.  

11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. 

13. Do away with all loyalty oaths. 

15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States. 

16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights. 

17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.  

20. Infiltrate the press. 

21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures. 

22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.” 

23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. “Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.” 

24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press. 

25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV. 

26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.” 

27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a “religious crutch.” 

28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.” 

29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis. 

30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.” 

31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the “big picture.” 

32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture–education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.   

35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI. 

36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions. 

37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.  

40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce. 

41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents. 

42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use united force to solve economic, political or social problems.   

45. Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction [over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction] over nations and individuals alike.

The question may not be “How is the state of our union?” but “Whose state of the union is being advanced?”.

Send me your comments by email to foundingwords@yahoo.com.

wcp 1/27/11

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