Keith Kube for Legislature

Editorial #360 “The Life Cycle of a Government” aired on January 18, 2022

Editorial #360 The Life Cycle of a Government

In 1776 there were no handbooks on how to build a government or how to raise children. Ironically, books written on these subjects all contain the same social principles as they both deal with children.

Jefferson, Franklin and Adams scoured the world for books to guide them when they composed our constitution.  All they really needed to study was the psychology and behavioral patterns of children.

Our founders were experienced in raising a family and working in politics.  Their conclusions were based on their understanding of family dynamics, human nature, beliefs in a God centered morality and The Ten Commandments.  They also realized the approach they were taking was untested and “revolutionary” with the fears of unintentional consequences being more wars, societal conflicts and dysfunctional families.

Greek scholars concluded democracy was the best match for the human condition.  Not since the time of Christ was there an opportunity to establish a new country on a virgin continent, completely isolated from the bad influences of a civilized world.

America’s birth was God sent with our founders realizing the opportunity to create a government of the people, by the people and for the people would never come again. They also knew they did not want a monarchy or dictatorship and were well aware of the dangers of a democracy. A democracy gives the people all the tools to destroy the government: Freedom of speech, a free press and the ability to vote the country into bankruptcy.

They also realized a government not based on God given moral laws would not survive as absolute power always corrupts absolutely. Century after century of godless systems have consistently wreaked havoc and devastation on nations with such governments.

In a democracy politicians always fear organized factions, where shared political power can evolve into outspoken mobs, ruled by a self-declared majority.  Does this sound familiar?  The right to demonstrate is part of our republic, but there is a constant fear of it growing out of control when core values are ignored, forcing the government to use martial law to regain the rule of law based on a God centered culture of living by The Golden Rule.

The word democracy never appears in Our Constitution, Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights or Our Pledge of Allegiance because the United States was never a democracy.  We are a Constitutional Republic, with a representative electoral system which prevents the mob rule of democracy from corrupting the balance between liberty and control.

A democracy operates like a dysfunctional family, with rebellious children growing up with an attitude of entitlement, fostered by parents more preoccupied with themselves than raising children to grow into responsible, self-reliant adults.

In a democracy there is a common belief that once certain economic levels are reached, privileges provided under the rule of law will automatically be maintained with little or no effort.  Many believe the rules do not apply to them.  Our congress is a case in point.

This is the reason Ben Franklin said “We are a Republic if we can keep it.”

As governing systems mature, they de-stabilize and transition into dictatorships with authoritarian rule. As any system ages out, a new government is formed and the social experiment repeats.

After nearly 250 years, our republic is aging into democratic socialism with authoritarian mob rule.  Apathetic, ignorant and propagandized citizens are unknowing being enslaved because they presume this is freedom. The words “….to the Republic for which it stands, One Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” offends dictators and those who mistakenly believe we are a democracy that does not need to recognize God for our existence.

This is Keith Kube wishing you the best in making the world a better place.

Keith has a regular commentary on WJAG 780 radio at 7:40 on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.   Check his website for past editorials.

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