There has been a propaganda video titled “AGENDA, Grinding America Down” that the Tea Party has been using all over the nation to spread falsehoods and fear about President Barack Obama, and the liberal voice of progress and change. This video is telling people that the progress made since the 1960’s is a bad thing, and that we are falling further and further away from what it means to be a decent American and live by the “morals” that we are supposedly meant to follow. It seems that all the progress made regarding equality for women, people of color, LGBT individuals, people of varying faiths, etc. goes against the best intention for the United States.
The same old catch phrases are being uttered as they are when any mention of progress and equality is uttered. (“Communism,” “Marxism,” “Socialism,” etc.) Except this time, those words are being used as though the devil himself is about to burn us all alive if we embrace a philosophy of acceptance, tolerance, and a brotherhood of man. The video speaks about the fact that “it does not take a village to raise a child,” because that village is “the government.” The funny part about shouting those names at our government is that they aren’t true. Any dictionary, and basic civics or economics class will tell you likewise.
What those who made this video, and those who watch with eager eyes and ears need to know is that we have a government set up of the people, run by the people, and it is to work for the people… for all people. Not just those deemed worthy by a deity not everyone believes in. This is why the founders wrote into the constitution the separation of church and state. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” Meaning no laws shall be written in respect to any religion, but you are free to worship your deity on your own time if you have one, and if you so choose.
After watching, I can only be led to believe that whoever made this video needs to take a class in basic civics, and relearn the constitution. They want an inhibiting America, one that only grants certain rights to some, but not all. They want to live in a nation designed purely for the benefit of the individual and not the general welfare of the whole. The constitution purposefully added the general welfare clause to the constitution. “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” Everything listed is for us to do as a whole, not as individuals… but as individuals working together for the greater good.
The last line of the Declaration of Independence reads (after mentioning the Divine Providence, because most of the founders were Deist), “we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.” That’s sound to me as though the founders wanted to set up a government to work for the greater good of all that inhabit this land. It doesn’t say, we stand alone, working for only ourselves, and keeping only what is ours, because that’s what the Lord intended. Nope… it didn’t say that.
I can only hope to disseminate the truth regarding this video, and hope that others will spread the word as well. These sorts of films are dangerous. They are dangerous to those that it attacks, and they are dangerous to the well-being of the nation as a whole.
Here is the trailer:
You can also find more information about it here.