When in the Course of Human Events

Make a New Year’s Resolution to Fight Trump
By Michelle Goldberg
Opinion Columnist
New York Times
Dec. 18, 2023

The national press continues to attack former President Donald Trump as the existential threat to American democracy (See the example headline in New York Times opinion piece by Michelle Goldberg). They distort and blur the emotional image of what President Trump represents. Either by conspiratorial denial or oblivious consciousness, they miss the entire point.

President Trump is not the immediate existential threat to America’s form of government. Open borders and unceasing deficits are imminently more critical. Left unchecked, these dual threats will cripple America’s ability to govern through the will of the people.

Elites demand by self-right of position that citizens obeisantly accept their governing ideology and authority. Such intellects reject the proposition that there are self-evident truths invoked by natural law that there is a “higher law” that determines moral reasoning. And, in therefore, all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights. Government’s purpose is to protect these rights by and through the consent of the governed.

To further obscure this concept of the people’s right to determine their own moral authority, progressive pundits would have us believe that Donald Trump is a malevolent aberration in the political process. In fact, he is just the next in line of manifestation of the people’s frustration to govern themselves.

In 1980, then former Governor Ronald Reagan ran for President of the United States. Certain national publications vilified him unprecedentedly. They went so far as to say, if he won the Republican nomination, he would destroy the Republican party. And, if by some quirk of fate, he was elected President of the United States, he would destroy America as we know it.

After his first term, President Reagan won reelection carrying 49 of 50 states. He received a greater percentage of electoral votes than any previous President except for George Washington who ran unopposed for his first term. Ronald Reagan was committed to the people’s right to govern themselves. So much for the elites’ fear of the people’s will.

What was the fear of Ronald Reagan that so threatened the elites? It was simply that he did not believe that government was the answer to all of society’s problems. In fact, he stated that “government is the problem.” Government is a collective forum by which elites coalesce their philosophy into controlling policy. One only has to ask the question, ‘who benefits from such a process to determine the purpose of the patronage exercise?’. The elites do. They will do anything to defend this authority. If they are in the private sector, they have freedom to pursue their business objectives. If they are in the public sector, they have the freedom to pursue their government objectives. The public is left with restricted freedom to conform to the elites’ moral dictates.

President Reagan continued the revolution to hold government accountable. The “Reagan revolution” found its moorings in the United States Declaration of Independence. It is an ongoing fight that progressives have been raging since 1974. Six years after Reagan’s second term, Newt Gingrich offered the Contract with America to continue the battle for government’s recognition of the people’s inalienable right to govern themselves. This Contract called for laws passed by Congress to also apply to Members of Congress, to limit taxes, limit regulations, and demand a federal budget by implementing zero-based budgeting, among other common-sense proposals. National elites labeled such a contract radical and unnecessary. In the national Congressional elections of 1994, Republicans gained a majority in the U.S. House for the first time in 40 years. So much for the elites’ fear of the people’s will.

Prior to 1974, the aggregate protocol profile for the design and determination of government policy centered on big government, big business, and big labor coordinating for deliverables supposedly in the best interest of the country. Ronald Reagan changed this dialogue and threatened the establishment status quo.

By 2016, through subterfuge and manipulation, elites had been successful in this distortion and blurring of the national policy discourse that big government, big business, and big labor had morphed into big fed, big banks, and big woke.

Big government was not only becoming overwhelming in size and reach, federal policy was denying the Tenth Amendment of the Constitution: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” This means that states and citizens have authority over certain elements of society in superiority over the federal government. This establishes reserved powers for the states and the people. For the federal government to violate these basic rights is beyond big government. It is arrogant unconstitutional government (big fed).

The Federal Reserve is operating pursuant to a stated strategy of eliminating community banks. This restricts capital to small businesses. Five banks have been declared too big to fail: JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Citibank, Wells Fargo Bank, and Goldman Sachs. Any bank that is too big to fail is in partnership with the U.S. government. Regional banks are becoming affiliate banks of the federal system. This is, in essence, nationalization of the banking system in reverse. This is not necessarily anything the banks wanted. Yet, this is the intent and strategy of progressives (big banks).

Progressives, through legislation and regulation, are redefining the workplace. The governing standard is wokeism as a priority over mobility of the workforce, competitive wages, or free enterprise (big woke).

The federal government literally has been encroaching upon the freedom and moral authority of the American individual.

Donald Trump is not an aberration in America’s political history. He exists as a manifestation of the people’s frustration to be free. As a candidate, though radical and even vulgar to many, to some he is the best option of the lesser of two evils.

Decent people will differ in opinion on how to protect freedom and democracy. How do we hold government accountable? For history has taught us that government, concerned only about its own power, will ultimately lead to totalitarianism. This is the debate our country should be having.

The true threat to American democracy is government that covets its own power and agenda over addressing the trueperils undermining the foundations of our national heritage. The collective wisdom of the people is the ultimate omniscient perspective for defending freedom.

“When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the Power of the Earth, the separate and equal Station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent Respect to the Opinions of Mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the Separation.”
The Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776

The people have not only the right, but the obligation to the generations to ensure that government power is limited and responsive to the will of the governed. Regardless of the elites’ fear of the people’s will.

My name is Marc Nuttle and this is what I believe.

What do you believe?