It’s crucial that Americans understand the Left’s strategy of incrementalism: they only take an inch at a time, attacking their opponents for not giving an inch and making them feel foolish for fighting over a sliver so small, so that we eventually cede the territory and consider it not important enough to fight to get back. Once the Left gains that inch, however, they NEVER give it back, and move right on to gain the next inch of ground, while Republicans are insisting that they’re not “extreme” enough to want to repeal that lost inch (the New Deal, the Great Society, the Dept. of Education, and multiple other unconstitutional power grabs).
The Left has been using this strategy effectively for over a century, and now look at us: most Americans have no idea how much freedom we’ve lost or what a constitutional republic really looks like. They passed Medicare and Medicaid insisting they didn’t want socialized medicine, but that’s what their end goal was all along. They passed Obamacare without the public option because it’s just the next step to single-payer. Â Americans MUST understand how dangerous it is to even give an INCH to these people!
Dean Chambers explains at the Examiner:
The progressives of both parties have known all along that their agenda was too radical to be achieved all at once, but that they could continually push new incremental measures, “steps in the right direction,” until their full agenda is achieved. They successfully practiced a strategy of positive incrementalism. This means they incrementally move in a positive direction toward their agenda, taking what they can get at the time while setting a goal of reaching more of their goals in the future. When the losing side repeatedly compromises to lose a little rather than more ground, that side is practicing the politics of negative incrementalism.
For decades our two party system has been great at giving us worthless choices. When Republican establishment promoted the moderate Nelson Rockefeller for president in 1964, supporters of conservative Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater called for, â€œa choice, not an echo.â€ ModerateÂ Republicans, who dominate their party, have a 70-year long history of being on the losing side of negative incrementalism. At everyÂ crisis-driven point of ratcheting up the big government agenda, their response has been “canâ€™t we have just a little less progressivism than theÂ DemocratsÂ want” rather than debating the merits of big government and standing strongly for the alternative vision of freedom and Constitutionally-limited government.
Moderate Republicans never disputed the basic principles behind the progressive agenda of activist, big government. They only demanded a little bit less, little more gradual transition to socialism then the Democrats wanted. Sensing this mush, the Democrats have charged on, and over the last 70 years have achieved most of the major goals of socialism.Â Karl Marx called for, and we now have: government run schools, largely state controlled health care, more money taxed or controlled by the government than by private hands, minimum wage laws, in many places rent control laws, gun control laws, welfare and other income re-distribution programs, social security, etc. […]
Negative incrementalism is both short-term and long-term defeat. Freedom fighters will never achieve freedom practicing the politics of negative incrementalism. Never fall for the allusion that we just cooperate and compromise, accepting partial socialism today, that the other side will somehow magically go along with incremental moves toward freedom tomorrow. It will never happen, theyâ€™ll come back to the table tomorrow asking we compromise in their direction yet again. And again and again and again, until their agenda is achieved. Until theyâ€™ve established the socialist workers paradise.
We have to vigorously debate and win the debate againstÂ socialism, and oppose it in all it forms, and in all itâ€™s sub-agendas, including gun control, state-run education, etc. We need to turn change the direction of public policy, by winning that debate, and make the statists compromise by accepting parts of the pro-freedom agenda. We never compromise on principle and should only compromise when freedom is increased by the passage of any proposal with our support.
Read more at the Examiner
So where do we go from here? Â We take our country back the same way: inch by inch, law by law, regulation by regulation,Â bureaucracyÂ byÂ bureaucracy, until theÂ leviathanÂ is completely dismantled and nothing remains but a federal government that stays within the jurisdiction of the enumerated powers granted by the constitution, and NO FURTHER.
How? Â I’m glad you asked.
First, get involved with a grass-roots conservative activist organization like FreedomWorks or Americans For Prosperity. Â Unlike Leftist organizations, they rely mostly on unpaid volunteers, but they can keep you informed and give you valuable tools to fight back. Â What better cause can you spend your volunteer time than preserving liberty for the next generation?
Second, consider running for a local office, like city council, school board, or land use board. Â Many of these races go uncontested, and we desperately need conservative in those seats!
Third, become aÂ Precinct Committee Person (PCP) and help us take over the GOP from the inside and select their candidates.
Fourth, PRAY like your nation depended on it, because it does.
It took us over 100 years to get where we are now, and there is so much ground we have to take back in order to restore our constitutional republic:Â eliminate the Case Study method and restore the Common Law based on the constitution and Natural Law. Â Reverse Cloward-Piven strategy and phase out the welfare state. Â Defund, defang, dismantle every federal department, program, and agency that doesn’t belong under the enumerated powers of the constitution, and return 10th Amendment powers to the states. Â Eliminate federal control over education, support school choice and privatization, and decertify the unions one by one. Â Revive the private social welfare system that was in place before the welfare state took over. Â Repeal the 16th and 17th amendments, add a parental rightsÂ amendment,Â establish term limits, and require that congress live under the same laws that they pass (equality under the law – no ruling class privileges) Â Defund and withdraw from the corrupt, power-grabbing United Nations, and ratify NO UN treaties. Â NONE.
As you can see, we have a LOT of work to do to restore our constitutional republic. Â It will be long and hard, and the Left will fight us every step of the way with their Alinsky playbook, trying to discredit, discourage, and defeat us. Â WE CAN NOT AFFORD TO LOSE.
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