The Incompatibility of Identity Politics with American Principles

A Quote Excerpt from The Presidents Advisory 1776 Commission

“Identity politics divide Americans by placing them perpetually in conflict with each other. This extreme
ideology assaults and undermines the American principle of equality in several key ways.

First, identity politics attacks American self-government. Through the separation of powers and the system
of checks and balances, American constitutionalism prevents any one group from having complete control of the government. In order to form a majority, the various groups that comprise the nation must resolve their disagreements in light of shared principles and come to a deliberative consensus over how best to govern. In the American system, public policy is decided by prudential compromise among different interest groups for the sake of the common good.

Identity politics, on the other hand, sees politics as the realm of permanent conflict and struggle among
racial, gender, and other groups, and no compromise between different groups is possible. Rational deliberation and compromise only preserve the oppressive status quo. Instead, identity politics relies on humiliation, intimidation, and coercion. American self-government, where all citizens are equal before the law, is supplanted by a system where certain people use their group identity to get what they want.

Second, by dividing Americans into oppressed and oppressor groups, activists of identity politics propose to
punish some citizens – many times for wrongs their ancestors allegedly committed – while rewarding others. Members of oppressed groups must ascend, and members of oppressor groups must descend. This new system denies that human beings are endowed with the same rights, and creates new hierarchies with destructive assumptions and practices.

On the one hand, members of oppressed groups are told to abandon their shared civic identity as Americans and think of themselves in terms of their sexual or racial status. The consequence is that they should no longer see themselves as agents responsible for their own actions but as victims controlled by impersonal forces. In a word, they must reject, not affirm, the Declaration’s understanding of self-government according to the consent of the governed. If members of oppressed groups want to become free, they must rely upon a regime of rewards and privileges
assigned according to group identity.

On the other hand, members of oppressor groups merit public humiliation at the hands of others. Diversity
training programs, for example, force members of “oppressor” groups to confess before their co-workers how they contribute to racism. Educational programs based on identity politics often use a person’s race to degrade or ostracize them.

These degradations of individuals on the basis of race expose the lie that identity politics promotes the equal protection of rights. Advocates of identity politics argue that all hate speech should be banned but then define hate speech as only applying to protected identity groups who are in turn free to say whatever they want about their purported oppressors. This leads to a “cancel culture” that punishes those who violate the terms of identity politics.”

~ The President’s Advisory 1776 Commission
The President’s Advisory 1776 Commission
45th Presidential Administration, Pro-America & Patriotic
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A Free People Must Have a Knowledge of the Principles & Practices of Liberty

A Quote from The Presidents Advisory 1776 Commission

“Among the virtues to be cultivated in the American republic, the founders knew that a free people must have a knowledge of the principles and practices of liberty, and an appreciation of their origins and challenges.

While this country has its imperfections, just like any other country, in the annals of history the United States has achieved the greatest degree of personal freedom, security, and prosperity for the greatest proportion of its own people and for others around the world. These results are the good fruit of the ideas the founding generation expressed as true for all people at all times and places.

An authentic civics education will help rebuild our common bonds, our mutual friendship, and our civic devotion. But we cannot love what we do not know.

This is why civics education, education relating to the citizen, must begin with knowledge, which is, as George Washington reminds us, “the surest basis of public happiness.””

~ The President’s Advisory 1776 Commission
The President’s Advisory 1776 Commission
45th Presidential Administration, Pro-America & Patriotic
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Americans’ Freedom

“Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.”
~ Ronald Reagan,
Actor, Sports Announcer, Politician, 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975), &
40th President of the United States (1/20/1981–1/20/1989)
 

‘A Scholarship of Freedom’

A Quote from The Presidents Advisory 1776 Commission

“Universities in the United States are often today hotbeds of anti-Americanism, libel, and censorship that combine to generate in students and in the broader culture at the very least disdain and at worst outright hatred for this country.

The Founders insisted that universities should be at the core of preserving American republicanism by instructing students and future leaders of its true basis and instilling in them not just an understanding but a reverence for its principles and core documents. Today, our higher education system does almost the precise opposite. Colleges peddle resentment and contempt for American principles and history alike, in the process weakening attachment to our shared heritage.

In order to build up a healthy, united citizenry, scholars, students, and all Americans must reject false and fashionable ideologies that obscure facts, ignore historical context, and tell America’s story solely as one of oppression and victim-hood rather than one of imperfection but also unprecedented achievement toward freedom, happiness, and fairness for all. Historical revisionism that tramples honest scholarship and historical truth, shames Americans by highlighting only the sins of their ancestors, and teaches claims of systemic racism that can only be eliminated by more discrimination, is an ideology intended to manipulate opinions more than educate minds.

Deliberately destructive scholarship shatters the civic bonds that unite all Americans. It silences the discourse essential to a free society by breeding division, distrust, and hatred among citizens. And it is the intellectual force behind so much of the violence in our cities, suppression of free speech in our universities, and defamation of our treasured national statues and symbols.

To restore our society, academics must return to their vocation of relentlessly pursuing the truth and engaging in honest scholarship that seeks to understand the world and America’s place in it.

~ The President’s Advisory 1776 Commission
The President’s Advisory 1776 Commission
45th Presidential Administration, Pro-America & Patriotic
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The Equality Act Is Not ‘Equality’ for All

“It’s going to ERASE – not discrimination – but it’s going to erase females; because the sex of FEMALE will no longer be protected as a thing that you could claim as a separate category.”
“It strips away our First Amendment rights & the RFRA (Religious Freedom Restoration Act) protections are extinguished.”
~ Doreen Denny
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The First Amendment: Our States’ Rights

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.[”
~ James Madison
Statesman, Diplomat, Expansionist, Philosopher, Founding Father of the United States, President of the United States (1809-1817), “Father of the Constitution”, Drafter – Constitution of the United States, Drafter – The Bill of Rights, Co-Author – The Federalist Papers, Co-Founder – Democratic-Republican Party, & United States Secretary of State (1801-1809)
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Our Bill of Rights, America

“The Bill of Rights is the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution. It spells out Americans’ rights in relation to their government. It guarantees civil rights and liberties to the individual—like freedom of speech, press, and religion. It sets rules for due process of law and reserves all powers not delegated to the Federal Government to the people or the States. And it specifies that “the enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.””
~ Archives.gov
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Fulfill Every Dream You Have in Your Heart

“… … We declare this day that we are One Nation Under God and that the United States of America loves You Lord, Jesus. It is in YOU whom we trust. Never let us lose our freedoms to openly serve and obey You Jesus, and proclaim You as the risen Savior, King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

Lord fulfill every dream You have in Your heart for this nation which was founded in You, and remains in You.

We ask You to make this America’s finest hour — where Your Kingdom is advanced like never before in every sphere of influence, where we will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

We pray all these things in the name of Jesus, the Author and Giver of life.”

~ Janet Folger Porter,
Founder & President – Faith2Action, Bill Architect – Heartbeat Bill
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Citizens’ Duty

“Duty is ours. Results are God’s.”
~ John Quincy Adams,
Statesman, Diplomat, Lawyer, Diarist, Abolitionist, United States President (1825-1829) & United States Secretary of State (1817-1825)
 

‘Cross’ Humans: ‘X’ is a Cross on Its Side

God is my strength and power, and He makes my way perfect.
~ 2 Corinthians 22:33
New King James Version
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Goliath’s Strength vs His Strength

“David didn’t need to know Goliath’s strength because he already knew God’s.”
~ SermonQuotes
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We Are Facing a Giant of Fraud, Corruption, Deception & Other Acts of Wickedness

“If there’s a Goliath in front of you, that means there’s a David inside of you.”
~ Carlos A. Rodriguez
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Let’s Thank Him, in Advance, for the TRiUMPh!

Let’s Thank Him, in Advance, for the TRiUMPh (of President TRUMP)!
Now, thanks be unto God, who always causeth us to triumph in Christ and Who maketh manifest through us the savor of His knowledge in every place.
~ 2 Corinthians 2:14
21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
But thanks be to God, Who in Christ always leads us in triumph [as trophies of Christ’s victory] and through us spreads and makes evident the fragrance of the knowledge of God, everywhere.
~ 2 Corinthians 2:14
Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
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Patriotic Americans, Don’t Be Intimidated by What’s Happening

“When you are intimidated by what’s happening on the outside, you give up your power and become less of your full potential.”
~ Mark Chironna,
Pastor, Life Coach, Author, Founder – The Masters Touch International Church
& Founder – The Dream Builders Network

Putting America First

“In foreign affairs, we are renewing this founding principle of sovereignty. Our government’s first duty is to its people, to our citizens – to serve their needs, to ensure their safety, to preserve their rights, and to defend their values. As President of the United States, I will always put America first … We will no longer surrender this country or its people to the false song of globalism… I am skeptical of international unions that tie us up and bring America down… and under my administration, we will never enter America into any agreement that reduces our ability to control our own affairs … The nation-state remains the true foundation of happiness and harmony.”
~ Donald John Trump,
Businessman, Politician, Television Personality, Author,
Chairman & President of The Trump Organization,
Founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts

Patriotism: How Patriots Look

“In America, we don’t measure our patriotism by how we look.”
~ Brian Birdwell
Texas State Senator (2010-Present), Retired US Army Officer; Co-Founder – Face the Fire Ministries (2004-2017)
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The Equality Act Strips Rights

“It’s punishment for us. That’s what the Equality Act is. It’s punishment against people of faith.”
“It strips away our First Amendment rights & the RFRA (Religious Freedom Restoration Act) protections are extinguished.”
~ Michele Bachmann
Politician, Minnesota Senate 52nd District (2003-2007), Minnesota Senate 56th District (2001-2003) & United States House of Representatives (2007-2015)
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Weakening the Appeal of Their Faith

#ThankYouRavi
“I have always marveled that so many religions exact such revenge against dissenters.
It only weakens the appeal of their faith and
contradicts any claims they might have made that ‘all religions are basically the same.'”
~ Ravi Zacharias,
Christian Apologist, Author, Radio Host, Scholar &
Founder & Chairman of the Board of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries

Proponents of Socialism: Gaining Power Via the Dependency, Disintegration, Decay, & Death of People

“We must remember that nations that choose socialism suffer the slow and agonizing
death of moral and cultural decay and disintegration. Why?
Because the high priests of socialism who offer the temptations of statist programs and benefits
aren’t seeking the welfare of their people. Socialism at its heart is atheistic and has no moral compass.
Its lifeblood is power—power gained through dependency, and
once dependency is accomplished, socialism becomes the great destroyer!
It destroys:
Wealth
Dignity
Faith
Family
Freedom
We cannot allow our beloved nation to go down the path of totalitarian states.”
~ Frank Wright, PH.D.,
President & CEO – D. James Kennedy Ministries

Wisdom Our Soldiers Never Forget

“It is time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget:
that whether we are black or brown or white,
we all bleed the same red blood of patriots,
we all enjoy the same glorious freedoms,
and we all salute the same great American Flag.”
~ Donald John Trump,
Businessman, Television Personality, Author,
Real Estate Developer, Founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts &
45th President of the United States (1/20/2017 – )

A Destiny of Freedom

“Paradoxically, freedom requires the need to impose control on self,
require more responsibility than slavery,
and the decision to accept a destiny of freedom,
recognizing the process and discipline that personal and political freedom require.”
~ Myles Munroe,
Inspirational / Motivational Speaker,
Founder of Bahamas Faith Ministries International (BFMI),
Founder of Myles Munroe International (MMI),
CEO & Chairman of International Third World Leaders Association,
President of the International Leadership Training Institute & Author

Two Primary Choices

“There are two primary choices in life:
to accept conditions as they exist
or accept the responsibility for changing them.

~ Denis Waitley,
Motivational Speaker,
Consultant & Author

It’s a Romantic Process

“Peace is very much like love. It is a romantic process — you have to be living it,
you have to invest in it, you have to trust it.
As you cannot impose love, so you cannot impose peace.”
~ Shimon Peres,
a.k.a Szymon Perski
President of Israel (2007-2014)
‘Israel’s First Social Media President’
Prime Minister of Israel (11.4.95 – 6.18.96) and (9.13.84 – 10.20.86)
Polyglot, Songwriter, Poet, Author
Founder, Peres Center for Peace (1996) a.k.a. Peres Center for Peace and Innovation (2016)
Co-Founder of Kibbutz Alumot, Legion of Honor Commander (1957)
Continue reading “It’s a Romantic Process”

Our Choice for Freedom & Liberty

“This election presents a stark choice –
we can continue down the road of the Obama Democrats,
more and more spending, debt and government control of the economy,
or
we can return to the founding principles of our nation –
free markets, fiscal responsibility and individual liberty.”
~ Ted Cruz,
Attorney & Unites States Senator (2013- )

Protectors of Our Liberty

“Celebrate those who protect our liberty.”
~ John F. Kennedy,
35th President of the United States (1961-1963)

Our Liberty

“As government expands, liberty contracts.”
~ Ronald Reagan ,
Actor, Sports Announcer, Politician, 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975), &
40th President of the United States (1/20/1981–1/20/1989)

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Outrageous Duplicity

“Some people’s idea of free speech is that they are free to say what they like,
but if anyone says anything back that is an outrage.”

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchilll,
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom ( 1940-1945 ) & (1951–1955),
Non-academic Historian, Writer, Artist,
Nobel Prize in Literature (1953) &
Honorary Citizen of the United States (1963)

Silencing the Voice

“Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition
it has only one way to go and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures,
until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens
and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.”
~ Harry S. Truman,
Politician, 33rd President of the United States (1945–53),
United States Senator (1935–45) & Vice President (1945)