As the threat of socialism continues to become more popular in America, it’s time to start reminding people of the tenets that brought about American exceptionalism in the past and that must be used if we’re to expand this exceptionalism into the future. To do this, conservative commentator Mark Levin said something profound that, when properly understood, represents the only way to achieve benefit for both the individual and the collective.
In essence, we must embrace conservatism as the proper course of action in all things pertaining to government. It is through conservatism that we learned how to operate as a nation in a way that enables ideal circumstances for the individual to flourish while also aiding the collective. The very nature of experiential guidance combined with common human dignity means that the best course of action in the past will present itself as either the best course of action now or derive a variation that fits modern day needs better. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. If it’s a little broke but salvageable, fix it but don’t replace it. The only time we go into replacing a system is when it’s so outdated, there’s no opportunity for innovation to bring it back to its former level of effectiveness, in which case new models must be explored.
That’s not precisely what Levin was saying when he said this:
“Like the Founders, the Conservative also recognizes in society a harmony of interests, as Adam Smith put it, and rules of cooperation that have developed through generations of human experience and collective reasoning that promote the betterment of the individual and society. This is characterized as ordered liberty, the social contract, or the civil society.”
Still, it’s at the heart of his quote, especially when we apply it to arguments against demonstrable systemic failures such as socialism.
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
We will never avoid the truth. The Lord will provide if it is His will. Our job is simply to share the facts, spread the Gospel, and educate as many Americans as possible while exposing the forces of evil.
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