Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Weekly Newsmax Column: Trump Critics Secretly Fear National Sovereignty

Trump Critics Secretly Fear National Sovereignty

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People protest against President Donald Trump as they gather to walk toward Mar-a-Lago Resort in Palm Beach, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
By Chuck MorseTuesday, 07 Feb 2017 03:12 PMMore Posts by Chuck Morse
President Trump’s opponents, who constitute an incoherent combine of street protesters, Democrats, establishment Republicans and most of the top 1 percent wealthiest Americans, are motivated at their core by more than some insulting tweets. Indeed, their ferocity and their promotion of predictable and false left-wing agitprop that tries to paint Trump as having something against women or some racial or ethnic group is window dressing that covers darker motives.
They seek to stamp out a revolutionary and, as such, a transformative idea which is Trump’s call for putting the interests of America and all Americans first. This simple, majestic, and dare I suggest revolutionary idea is an obvious virtue to most Americans but anathema to the globalist elite. A recent expression of that elite worldview was intoned by former Secretary of State John Kerry, speaking at the Northeastern Universitycommencement: "The future demands from us something more than a nostalgia for some rose-tinted version of the past that did not really exist in any case. You're about to graduate into a complex and borderless world."
National sovereignty, where a self-governing people place their own interests over those of other nations, is a natural progressive and genuinely democratic concept. It is natural and normal for the nation to put its own interests first as it is natural and normal for the individual and the family to put its interests first. This common-sense idea, hard-wired into the human being, is observable in the animal kingdom as well. Many of the elite, people like John Kerry or former president Barack Obama, and many who head multi-national corporations will tell us that somehow self-interest and national interest is anachronistic, back-ward, and selfish but nothing could be further from the truth.
An individual, and a nation, must put its own interest first before it can be able to help other people and nations. Helping others, like self-interest, is also natural to the human being and, indeed, the reason why America is the most charitable nation and society in history is because we have had enough common sense to put our own interests first. The elites have embraced a false and demented idea that holds that we as a people and as a nation must sacrifice our self-interest and our national sovereignty in order to help others. History has proven that such social experiments, which require surrender of freedom, have led to nothing but poverty and suffering.
When Donald Trump speaks of putting America first and of making America great again he harkens back to the American Revolution. The American colonists sought to restore their domestic independence, and their right to enjoy the fruits of their labor, which had been usurped by a distant British Empire that was imposing arbitrary rules on the colonists by force. When the colonists stepped up and asserted their sovereignty on July 4, 1776, by declaring their independence from the usurping power, they were met by a full-scale invasion from the most powerful empire in the world at that time.
Today, Donald Trump heads an organic movement that is not unlike the founding patriot movement. He seeks to restore sovereign rights to the people, rights that were slowly but perceptibly usurped by powers emanating mostly out of Washington D.C. Now President Trump and those of us who are part of his movement to re-assert sovereignty and, as such, to take control over our own lives and destinies are witnessing, figuratively, the same invading force as did the founding patriots. Let’s hope that we are up to the task at hand.
Chuck Morse is an author and radio talk show host. Chuck received the 2003 Communicator of the Year award from the National Right to Work Committee and was named a "Heavy 100" Radio Talk Host by Talkers Magazine. Chuck ran for Congress in Massachusetts against Barney Frank. For more of his reports — Click Here Now.

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