The Communist Manifesto More Applicable in U.S. than the Constitution

American Flag - CommunistIsaac Davis, Staff Writer
Waking Times

Upon completion of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, one of the founding fathers of the United States of America, Dr. Benjamin Franklin was asked by an interested citizen, “Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?.” His reply has become famous in the annals of American history: “A Republic, if you can keep it.”

He said this because he knew all too well that a constitutional republic was a historically unique and treasured form of self-rule, and he also knew that the nature of government is to swiftly advance toward tyranny, no matter what rule set originally defined it.

Since inception, America had for many generations operated as a functional democracy, not a republic, which is notably different in that the ‘will of the majority’ supersedes the inalienable rights of the minority. This is a significant philosophical shift, albeit acceptable enough to Americans who still take pride in the ownership of a democracy, holding onto the belief that through the power of local, state and federal elections, the will of the people can be asserted over the will of a would be oligarchy of rich and powerful individuals.

So much energy is invested in maintaining the appearance of democracy in America today. This is especially true during an election cycle, and along with the media parade and firestorm of opinion slinging, there is little room for debate on the philosophical underpinnings of law, and of the survival of the U.S. Constitution. As we were sleeping through a great sea change in America over the last century, we have moved far away from even true democratic rule, and now our form of government is a far cry away from the original intentions laid out by the founding fathers.

Resentment towards communism and socialism is as American as apple pie, yet with little understanding of how our government actually operates, and little appreciation of how law has been slowly transformed throughout the years to favor the interests of the oligarchy, Americans really have no idea how close we’ve already come to resemble a Marxist state, governed by the ideaology set forth by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in their 1848 pamphlet outlining the 10 planks of the communist manifesto.

Consider the following examples of how much more pertinent the planks of communism are when describing the U.S. government today, than is the original U.S. Constitution, as noted by Laissez-Faire Republic:

1. Abolition of private property in land and application of all rents of land to public purpose.

The courts have interpreted the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution (1868) to give the government far more “eminent domain” power than was originally intended, Under the rubric of “eminent domain” and various zoning regulations, land use regulations by the Bureau of Land Management property taxes, and “environmental” excuses, private property rights have become very diluted and private property in landis, vehicles, and other forms are seized almost every day in this country under the “forfeiture” provisions of the RICO statutes and the so-called War on Drugs.

 2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.

The 16th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, 1913 (which some scholars maintain was never properly ratified), and various State income taxes, established this major Marxist coup in the United States many decades ago. These taxes continue to drain the lifeblood out of the American economy and greatly reduce the accumulation of desperately needed capital for future growth, business starts, job creation, and salary increases.

3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.

Another Marxian attack on private property rights is in the form of Federal & State estate taxes and other inheritance taxes, which have abolished or at least greatly diluted the right of private property owners to determine the disposition and distribution of their estates upon their death. Instead, government bureaucrats get their greedy hands involved .

4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.

We call it government seizures, tax liens, “forfeiture” Public “law” 99-570 (1986); Executive order 11490, sections 1205, 2002 which gives private land to the Department of Urban Development; the imprisonment of “terrorists” and those who speak out or write against the “government” (1997 Crime/Terrorist Bill); or the IRS confiscation of property without due process.

5. Centralization of credit in the hands of the state, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.

The Federal Reserve System, created by the Federal Reserve Act of Congress in 1913, is indeed such a “national bank” and it politically manipulates interest rates and holds a monopoly on legal counterfeiting in the United States. This is exactly what Marx had in mind and completely fulfills this plank, another major socialist objective. Yet, most Americans naively believe the U.S. of A. is far from a Marxist or socialist nation.

READ: 25 Fast Facts About The Federal Reserve

6. Centralization of the means of communication and transportation in the hands of the state.

In the U.S., communication and transportation are controlled and regulated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) established by the Communications Act of 1934 and the Department of Transportation and the Interstate Commerce Commission (established by Congress in 1887), and the Federal Aviation Administration as well as Executive orders 11490, 10999 — not to mention various state bureaucracies and regulations. There is also the federal postal monopoly, AMTRAK and CONRAIL — outright socialist (government-owned) enterprises. Instead of free-market private enterprise in these important industries, these fields in America are semi-cartelized through the government’s regulatory-industrial complex.

7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the state; the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.

While the U.S. does not have vast “collective farms” (which failed so miserably in the Soviet Union), we nevertheless do have a significant degree of government involvement in agriculture in the form of price support subsidies and acreage allotments and land-use controls. The Desert Entry Act and The Department of Agriculture. As well as the Department of Commerce and Labor, Department of Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Mines, National Park Service, and the IRS control of business through corporate regulations.

8. Equal obligation of all to work. Establishment of Industrial armies, especially for agriculture.

We call it the Social Security Administration and The Department of Labor. The National debt and inflation caused by the communal bank has caused the need for a two “income” family. Woman in the workplace since the 1920’s, the 19th amendment of the U.S. Constitution, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, assorted Socialist Unions, affirmative action, the Federal Public Works Program and of course Executive order 11000. And I almost forgot… The Equal Rights Amendment means that women should do all work that men do including the military and since passage it would make women subject to the draft.

9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the population over the country.

We call it the Planning Reorganization Act of 1949, zoning (Title 17 1910-1990) and Super Corporate Farms, as well as Executive orders 11647, 11731 (ten regions) and Public “law” 89-136.

10. Free education for all children in government schools. Abolition of children’s factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, etc.

People are being taxed to support what we call ‘public’ schools, which train the young to work for the communal debt system. We also call it the Department of Education, the NEA and Outcome Based “Education”.

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Isaac Davis is a staff writer for WakingTimes.com and OffgridOutpost.com Survival Tips blog. He is an outspoken advocate of liberty and of a voluntary society. He is an avid reader of history and passionate about becoming self-sufficient to break free of the control matrix. Follow him on Facebook, here.

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  • Peter Tsim

    Three stages of communism: Catch up, keep up and get ahead!
    Do not lose track comrades!

  • “[B]ecause they have transgressed my covenant, and trespassed against my law … they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind….” (Hosea 8:1,7)

    Everything mentioned in this article (and much more) is part of the whirlwind today’s America is reaping as result of the wind sown by the constitutional framers when they replaced Yahweh’s immutable moral law for their own capricious Enlightenment traditions.

    “…3. Every problem America faces today can be traced back to the fact that the framers failed to expressly establish a government upon Yahweh’s immutable morality as codified in His commandments, statutes, and judgments. (Would infanticide and sodomy be tolerated, let alone financed by the government, if Yahweh’s perfect law and altogether righteous judgments were the law of the land? Would Islam be a looming threat to our peace and security if the First Amendment had been replaced with the First Commandment? Would Americans be in nearly as much debt if usury had been outlawed as a form of theft? Would crime be as rampant if “cruel and unusual punishment” had not been outlawed and criminals were instead punished with Yahweh’s altogether righteous judgments? Would we be on the fiscal cliff if we were taxed with a flat increase tax rather than a graduated income tax?)….”

    For more, see blog article “5 Reasons the Constitution is Our Cutting-Edge Issue” at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/.

    Then, find out how much you REALLY know about the Constitution as compared to the Bible. Take our 10-question Constitution Survey in the right-hand sidebar and receive a complimentary copy of a book that EXAMINES the Constitution by the Bible.

  • David Stanley

    Little black boxes dictate who is President
    even before the black boxes fraud in counting the then paper ballot was rampant.
    no reason to believe at all that the little black boxes are not programed to skew the result
    of an election, media owned and operated by the Billionaire club,they play with your world like it’s their little toy. Do you have to ask What political system America belongs to.
    Hint it is not democratic .A Republic can not withstand an ignorant population,
    Which rights,freedoms, labor laws etc ….has come without he blood of the innocents being poured ,precious little.

  • spj3k54

    Cannot agree with all that Mr. Davis has written. There is a balance that must be maintained. Hopefully our country will continue to correct itself from the pendulum swinging to far to the right or left. Paraphrasing Mr Churchill, you can count on Americans doing the right thing, after all other options have been exhausted.

  • isnamthere

    Gutless Waking Times. Where is my former comment? Why do you print opinion if you don’t permit readers to disagree? Pathetic.

  • IMHO

    And now we are paying the price for the monstrosity that they created. You cannot right a democracy, once it goes bad, and ALL democracies degenerate and go bad. Our representative democracy is no different.

  • isnamthere

    So Mr. Davis, it sounds as if you don’t mind wealth, power and property being concentrated in a few “private” hands as long as the accumulation doesn’t fall into the hands of the evil gubmint, otherwise known as “we the people.” I fear private accumulations of wealth far more than the governmental administration of public wealth. While currently untrue in the state of corruption this nation has slid into, at least in theory, the people have some say over the administration of the national wealth. Not so in the hands of privateers.

    You’d probably be happier if the koch bros. had no limitations imposed by the gubmint and could rule with free reign over you and the rest of us. No thanks, private capital. I know what heartless pricks the rich can be.

    • wakingtimes

      That’s a big leap to presume all this from just one of Isaac’s articles. Perhaps take a look at more of the stuff he’s written…

      http://www.wakingtimes.com/contributors/isaac-davis/

      Thanks for tuning in.

      _WT

    • Heather Gleason

      I agree with you isnamthere. Yes, the pursuit of profit has many pitfalls that I am grateful the government has helped with. Our country has been 100% owned for many years, and there is no way the new generations or the poor would ever have a chance at anything if the rich had their way and priced everything too high for affordability. Look at housing prices in most of the country. In San Fransisco, one has to earn more than $45 an hour just for the most basic living arrangement. What jobs pay that amount of money? Not many.

      I also know agriculture is subsidized by the government because farming is risky business, and it would be more profitable for a farmer to sell his land to subdivide into a new suburban development rather than grow food to sustain ourselves. Our corporations/capitalist businesses do indeed pay for much of our education and approval of learning material, as a population that was illiterate and completely ignorant would be worse off. And as for public transportation, like many capitalist companies, it is not easy to make a profit, and the whole system wouldn’t function if we paid the actual price of what things really cost: ie, a local bus ride might cost $15 versus the $2 it actually costs. Subsidies bring more options/real functioning to the majority of the public. I think any economic or government system is only “hypothetical” as none of them work entirely on their own in a realistic manner.

  • A. Jamie Saris

    This article is wrong in so many different ways it is hard to know where to begin. Just to take two points.

    1. The Founding Fathers put together a STATE representing the best of what they understood of contract theory going back to Hobbes. In this way of thinking, there is no property before the state as there is no security before the state. Eminent Domain, for example, makes perfect sense in that way of thinking as the state protects your property from other citizens as individuals, not the state itself. Likewise, with taxes and other state “intrusions” listed in this “argument”. This anarcho-capitalist idea that individual property is ontological is a weird late-20thC idea and would have been all-but-unrecognizable in the 18thC.

    2. America has a long history of socialist thinking and agitation going back to the coining of the term in the 19C. Nearly all workplace ideas that Americans take as basic (prohibition of child labor, the 8-hr day, the right to collective bargaining, basic health and safety regulations and Social Security) originate in socialist principles. Even the confused Tea Party people with their oxymoronic signs telling the state to “Keep government hands off my Social Security” acknowledge this history in the very process of forgetting it. May Day, the great “Left” holiday in Europe, memorializes the cold-blooded murder of workers by Pinkerton goons at the behest of Pullman during the great Chicago Strike. It’s a testament to how fully history has erased by “conservative” propaganda from high school text books through Fox News since the 1950s that so few Americans know such basic facts about their own country.

    • Peter Tsim

      Forward comrade!

  • Kaben Starre

    This is such a misleading, silly and incorrect article. Inaccurate analogies, analysis and comparisons. But well written.

  • Joel W

    And that is because the CM is precisely the blueprint used to subvert and destroy our republic. Should have stuck with the Articles. Would have been harder to subvert the federal government if one didn’t exist.

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