Where are the grown-ups?
In 1830 a young judge from France arrived in America. His name was Alexis de Tocqueville. He came to study the American system. Alexis de Tocqueville wrote a two-volume work entitled, Democracy in America.
De Tocqueville saw the people their strength of character and moral integrity that would make them prosperous. But he also noted as they became self-sufficient, they would be less concerned about each other and much less concerned about the principles that made this nation great. He said that this would leave us vulnerable to the manipulation of clever politicians who would begin to promise perpetual security if we, the people accepted certain schemes contrived by political leaders.
He then described what is today identify by millennial’s as “democratic socialism.”: in referring to government: “That power is absolute, minute, regular, provident, and mild. It would be like the authority of a parent, nanny state, if, like that authority, its object was to prepare men for manhood; but it seeks on the contrary to keep them in perpetual childhood; it is well content that the people should rejoice, provided they think of nothing but rejoicing. “For their happiness such a government willingly labors, but it chooses to be the sole agent and the only arbiter of that happiness; it provides for their security, foresees and supplies their necessities, facilitates their pleasures, manages their principal concerns, directs their industry, regulates the descent of property, and subdivides their inheritances — what remains, to spare them all the care of thinking and the trouble of living.”
“After having thus successively taken each member of the community in its powerful grasp, and fashioned them at will, the supreme power then extends its arm over the whole community. It covers the surface of society with a network of small complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate, to rise above the crowd. “The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, and guided men are seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting.
Such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till the nation is reduced to be nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd.”
Where are the grown-ups?
Again, this is the reality of socialism, a pseudo-religion grounded in pseudo-science and enforced by political tyranny. This is the case against socialism, a god that failed, a science that never was, a political system headed for the ash heap of history. “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14 Where are the grown-ups?