Monday, October 24, 2016

James Madison, Causes of Faction and Remedies

In Federalist Paper Number 10, Madison writes:

"There are again two methods of removing the causes of faction: The one, by destroying the liberty which is essential to its existence ; the other, by giving to every citizen the same opinions, the same passions, and the same interests."

The Democrats/Marxists/Statists in the United States have seized on these factions and unified them as a method of gaining power at the expense of liberty, and the prescient Madison had indeed foreseen this:

"It could never be more truly said, than of the first remedy, that it is worse than the disease."

And yet we see this liberties vanishing before our eyes. The EPA, going after our businesses, and dictating what we can do on our own land. The IRS, penalizing those on the right side of the political landscape, The FBI in selective justice. These liberties that were paid for in blood, by our brave soldiers and Marines,  are being given up one-by-one, at the behest of those, for the most part, who never served, who kneel at the playing of the National Anthem, who scream "kill all cops."

The democrat-media complex that supports those who are causing this factional-driven divide in the name of political power, who are riddled with corruption and malfeasance represent everything the framers were fighting against.

And then Madison writes this:

"But the most common and durable source of factions, has been the various and unequal distribution of property. Those who hold, and those who are without property, have ever formed distinct interests in society. Those who are creditors, and those who are debtors, fall under a like discrimination."

This is the primary weapon of the Marxist/Statist, declaring that we are not classless, that the rich must pay their "fair share," and attempting to dismantle the business class that doesn't support them. Their fair share of course being anything but, unless you 'contribute' to their own well being, say along the lines of the Clinton Foundation, then your fair share of taxes will be very small indeed, while your fair share of influence at the State Department, will know no bounds.

The framers wanted to protect us from these factions by confining them to small, local governments.  What they didn't foresee was the modern democratic party unifying all these factions by telling them what they wanted to hear, and usurping the powers reserved for the states via stacking the Supreme Court with ideologues.

"The influence of factious leaders may kindle a flame within their particular states, but will be unable to spread a general conflagration through the other states"

Unfortunately, Madison was wrong about this, we are now dealing with the effects of the Democrats unifying the factions and destroying our liberties and hence our Republic.

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