The Roman Republic was based upon allegiance of citizens to obey the unwritten rule of law. The allegiance to the rule of law was voluntary. The allegiance was sustained because Roman citizens shared a widespread cultural value of personal honor that compelled voluntary allegiance to obey the rule of law.
The fall of the Roman Republic was caused by a widespread moral decay of the traditional Roman social and moral codes of behavior, both in the elites and the common citizens. The traditional values that Roman citizens shared were virtue, individual dignity, self-discipline, and sense of duty.
Cicero explained the fall of the Roman Republic as the collapse of morality by saying, “Everybody demands as much political power as he has force behind him. Reason, moderation, law, tradition, duty count for nothing.”
In other words, the Roman Republic was based upon respect for the unwritten rule of law that compelled obedience to the written law. When the respect for the unwritten rule of law eroded, the Roman Republic ended.
When Caesar reached the Rubicon, from his conquest of Gaul, he was aware that respect for rule of law was ending because he had become a victim of the corruption of the Roman Senate. Before he crossed the Rubicon, he invited a number of Roman historians and philosophers to come and describe the situation in Rome.
They described the rampant corruption of the Senators, who were using the government to enrich themselves.
After his discussions with the historians, he reached his own psychological Rubicon that the Roman Republic was over. Part of his motivation to cross the Rubicon was to end the corrupt Roman Republic.
In crossing the Rubicon, Caesar precipitated a 6 year civil war with Pompey, the leader of the corrupt regime in the Roman Senate.
Like the Roman Republic, Madison’s representative republic has ended. American natural rights conservatives must cross their own psychological Rubicon that Madison’s representative republic did not prevent a corrupt, centralized tyranny.
The government has been captured by a centralized elite tyranny that uses the agencies of government to enrich themselves.
Madison’s Constitution is no help to citizens in eliminating the tyranny, because Madison’s institutional rules of the Constitution serve to protect the elite privileges. There is nothing of value left in preserving Madison’s constitution, or amending it.
In the natural rights republic, citizens have faith that integrity, trust, and the rule of law defines the behavior of all citizens. American conservative citizens extend to each other a trust that all citizens will obey the law. The conservative’s acceptance of his personal allegiance to obey the voluntary self-guiding behavior is the glue that holds the culture and society together.
These moral values were the glue that held the Roman Republic together.
Conservatives continue to make a fundamental, fatal assumption when they apply their own belief in the rule of law to socialists.
Natural rights conservatives must confront the socialists with the same level of hatred as the socialists apply to conservatives.
Amending the Constitution will not change the behavior of the socialists, or dislodge the corrupt tyranny in the Capital.
The socialists will never voluntarily obey the unwritten American rule of law because they will never share the cultural belief that all persons, institutions, and entities are subject to the equal application of the law.
In Jefferson and Locke, the rule of law is like a contract that states that, in return for the benefits of social order, the citizens agree to voluntarily abide by laws and rules.
The equal application of the law to all citizens means that citizens can expect predictable results in justice, no matter the skin color or the wealth. Predictable results mean that people who act in the same way can expect the law to treat them in the same way.
Like the Roman Senators, both the corporate and socialist elites in Washington have a profound disrespect for the rule of law. Attempting to “fix” Madison’s Constitution with amendments does nothing to restore elite respect for the rule of law.
Madison’s rules were designed to check and balance commercial financial social classes.
Socialism is not a commercial or financial faction, as described by Madison.
In Madison’s conception of government, the apparatus of government is a neutral guardian between the two competing class interests that his constitutional separation of power was designed to check and balance.
Socialism does not fit into Madison’s Constitution because it is a unified philosophical view of the world. As the socialists use the term in their propaganda, their ideology is aimed at achieving a future state of “social justice.”
In Obama’s conception of government, the apparatus of government is an instrument of social and political control, used to extract the profits from the capitalist class, in order to give the income back to the exploited groups.
Obama seeks to replace the government structure of individual liberty, based upon the Res Publica of the consent of the governed in a representative republic, with the Res Publica of an anti-Americanism.
Natural rights conservatives must adjust their mental image of Democrats in order to accommodate the new, changed political reality that Democrats hate America and hate conservatives.
Socialists in America cannot claim to be Americans, at the same time that they are traitors to America, attempting to assassinate their political enemies.
Democrats can not, at same time, hate America, and wish the destruction of the nation, while claiming to be Americans. The Democrat socialists masquerade as Americans because they need the basic liberties of the nation, in order to destroy the nation.
The Democrats use hate as a tool to bind their followers to promote socialism.
Conservatives must bring themselves to the conclusion that the socialists hate them, and realize that socialists are their blood enemies, and traitors to the cause of individual liberty.
In crossing their own mental Rubicon, American conservatives must reach the conclusion that there are only two options open for dealing with the socialist traitors. Either the nation can embark on a civil dissolution, where the socialists form their own socialist nation, or the nation can embark on a civil war.
The two cultural value orientations are mutually incompatible and exclusive. Socialists do not have a moral allegiance to the rule of law, and they have no concept of God-given natural individual rights, because they have no concept of God.
The socialists are ideologically committed to imposing their brand of totalitarian global socialism on the conservatives, but they do not have any moral authority to end the natural rights of a majority of citizens.
The socialists have a natural right to renounce their citizenship, and pursue their new vision, but they have no moral right to impose their vision on the 63 million citizens who want nothing to do with the slavery of government socialism.
The socialists, as predicted by Polybius, are committed to taking over the government by force.
“Once people had grown accustomed to eating off others’ tables and expected their daily needs to be met, then, they found someone to champion their cause… they instituted government by force.”
The moral decay of the Democrats began with Roosevelt, and was extended by Johnson.
The Democrats were successful in corrupting the moral values of a majority of common citizens, who had become accustomed to welfare payments, and did not want to take the individual initiative to provide for their own welfare.
Part of the socialist religion begins with the bedrock belief that America is a racist nation that must be destroyed to usher in the era of social justice. The other part of the socialist religion is that the small set of socialist elites in Washington, in the vanguard political party, are entitled to rule because they are smarter than anyone else in society.
Left-wing ideology is based upon the concepts of skin color, gender, and class privilege. The socialists believe that certain types of people who are white, and upper class capitalists, are guilty before the fact. According to critical legal philosophy, all white people must bear the responsibility for acts of oppression committed by their white ancestors.
Left-wing logic is based upon their social construction of reality. Socialists do not believe in absolute truth. Truth, for socialists, and for socialist critical legal scholars, is relative, and socially-constructed, and is not based upon observable facts.
In the simplified world view of socialism, the two economic classes (capital and labor), exist in perpetuity, and the socialists construct a reality that the economic system of unfair capitalist exchange also exists, as a pre-existing social state of reality.
The socially constructed reality of the term “labor” is expanded to include all the collective identity social groups, identified by the socialist elites, as “disadvantaged” by the operation of the capitalist exchange system.
In socialist ideology, proletariat individuals only exist as a part of their membership in an oppressed collectivist group.
In socialist ideology, a citizen is born into poverty, as a member of a disadvantaged group, and the person is trapped forever, in the social group, like a serf or a slave, by the accident of their birth.
In the multi-cultural socialist application, an individual is born into their group community, and the individual owes her first allegiance and loyalty to that group.
A person is not defined by their own self definition of who they are. They are first, and foremost, an African-American, or a Muslim American, and once identified as a member of a disadvantaged group, they never escape from the identity of that particular “community.”
In the socialist Marxist concept of law, all laws are created by elected representatives who are from the capitalist class natural aristocracy, and that the laws that are passed serve those elite financial interests.
The mission of the socialist lawyers is not to seek justice, but to use the judicial system to overturn the unjust and unfair laws, on behalf of the oppressed groups.
For socialists, there is no reality other than the total political reality of their socialist ideology, and for them, every act they perform is in the cause of promoting their socialist utopia. This explains part of their intolerance of any right of free speech that is contrary to their socialist ideology.
For socialists, the end goal of converting America into a global socialist state justifies lying, under all conditions.
Truth, for socialists, means allegiance to their socially-constructed reality. When other socialists affirm the lies and propaganda, the intensity of their belief in their truth increases.
In contrast, the truth content of a statement, for conservatives, is the correspondence of the statement with the facts. Correspondence with facts means that another person “sees” the observable facts, and verifies the validity of the correspondence with the facts.
For example, Representative Adam Schiff, speaking on behalf of all Democrats, has said that the Nunes Republican memo, that denies Trump collaboration with Russia, is false.
The differences about the truth content of the Nunes memo versus the Schiff Democrat memo are irreconcilable.
The truth content of the dossier, for Schiff, depends on whether it is consistent with the Democrat’s socially constructed reality that Trump stole the election from the rightful winner.
To Schiff, the Nunes memo is false and the dossier is truth because the premises of the dossier confirms his prior conviction.
The truth content of the dossier acts as the logical confirmation of Trump’s guilt. The contents of the dossier act as the evidence for the Democrat’s conclusion that Trump is an illegitimate President, and must be removed from office.
For Schiff, the truth content of the dossier is not a mistaken conclusion, it is an article of their religious ideology of socialism. For them, the dossier is the truth.
The truth of Schiff’s reality rests in how the dossier promotes his concept of social justice. His truth is confirmed by how many other socialists demonstrate extreme allegiance to their socialist religion.
When Schiff makes his statements about the truth of the dossier, 65 million Democrat voters confirm the “truth” content of Schiff’s assertion.
When Feinstein claims that Kavanaugh is a rapist, 65 million Democrat voters affirm the truth of her allegation.
Nothing will change Schiff’s mind because his belief system requires him to embrace the socially-constructed truth that America is a flawed and racist nation.
In Schiff’s belief system, only a socialist elite, like Schiff, is capable of correcting the original sin of slavery by imposing their brand of a totalitarian state.
Unless, and until conservatives cross their mental Rubicon, the insane behavior of Schiff is exactly what conservatives can expect from Democrats.
Prior to the election of Obama, American citizens shared a widely-held common definition about truth, reality, and rationality. The common definition of truth and objectivity was rooted in Western Civilization traditions of scientific realism and empirical observation.
Prior to Obama, obedience to the rule of law was based upon shared cultural values of individual freedom and liberty.
After Obama was elected, obedience to the rule of law was based upon allegiance to the enduring socialist cultural values of class and race conflict.
For example if a common citizen shared her email server with foreign agents, as Hillary did, then predicable results would mean that the common citizen would bear the same application of justice, as Hillary.
Conversely, if Hillary escapes justice, then there is no rationale for common citizens to obey the rule of law.
In the corrupt centralized tyranny, the elites hold themselves above the law. The agents of the deep state in the FBI, and Department of Justice protect the elites from the equal application of the law.
In the process of adjusting their mental image of Democrats, natural rights conservatives must jettison the idea that socialist Democrats share the American moral belief in the rule of law.
The social and cultural values of the Democrat socialists do not connect at any point with the cultural and social values of natural rights conservatives. On every single principle of a natural rights republic, the socialists have an alien, subversive, view of America.
In the absence of voluntary allegiance to obey the rule of law, the logical replacement moral principle in dealing with socialists is to apply the ancient religious code of behavior:
“In all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them.”
The moral command of natural rights conservatives is to treat socialists exactly as they treat conservatives:
Do unto others, as you would have them do to you.
Do unto others as they do unto you.
Moral behavior, in the treatment of socialists, means crossing the mental Rubicon to understand that the American representative republic is over. Conservatives must confront the socialist Democrats as the enemies to liberty that they are.
And, treat them as Caesar treated the corrupt tyranny in Rome, after he crossed the Rubicon.