The original Alien and Sedition Acts were enacted in 1798 by the Federalist Party majority in Congress and signed by President John Adams. They have been dissected over the 218 years since being passed with the resulting bias: "to the victors belong the spoils", by the surviving political party's ideologies. Under a pending war with France and France in the midst of a revolution and French Americans demanding action from the new fledgling nation an attempt was made to prevent war.
This is not a defense of those laws, but in the intervening 2+ millennia (and a more comprehensive and unbiased) a study of the effect of the stigma intentionally attached by the academic interpretation. And more importantly, the modern day void intentionally created and used to destroy America's sovereignty by a small faction of the citizenry who do not honor or support the Constitution of the United States or any of its founding principles.
To understand this first we must understand their motivation which was provided by the Hegelian movement and the philosophy of German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.
(Please note the link is the least biased available for information on Hegel)
The following is from an article by Niki Rapaana and Nordici Friedrich published on Crossroad in 2005.
"...the State 'has the supreme right against the individual, whose supreme duty is to be a member of the State... for the right of the world spirit is above all special privileges.'" Author/historian William Shirer, quoting Georg Hegel in his The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
In 1847 the London Communist League (Karl Marx and Frederick Engels) used Hegel's theory of the dialectic to back up their economic theory of communism. Now, in the 21st century, Hegelian-Marxist thinking affects our entire social and political structure. The Hegelian dialectic is the framework for guiding our thoughts and actions into conflicts that lead us to a predetermined solution. If we do not understand how the Hegelian dialectic shapes our perceptions of the world, then we do not know how we are helping to implement the vision. When we remain locked into dialectical thinking, we cannot see out of the box.
Hegel's dialectic is the tool which manipulates us into a frenzied circular pattern of thought and action. Every time we fight for or defend against an ideology we are playing a necessary role in Marx and Engels' grand design to advance humanity into a dictatorship of the proletariat. The synthetic Hegelian solution to all these conflicts can't be introduced unless we all take a side that will advance the agenda. The Marxist's global agenda is moving along at breakneck speed. The only way to completely stop the privacy invasions, expanding domestic police powers, land grabs, insane wars against inanimate objects (and transient verbs), covert actions, and outright assaults on individual liberty, is to step outside the dialectic. This releases us from the limitations of controlled and guided thought.
When we understand what motivated Hegel, we can see his influence on all of our destinies. ... Hegelian conflicts steer every political arena on the planet, from the United Nations to the major American political parties, all the way down to local school boards and community councils. Dialogues and consensus-building are primary tools of the dialectic, and terror and intimidation are also acceptable formats for obtaining the goal. The ultimate Third Way agenda is world government. Once we get what's really going on, we can cut the strings and move our lives in original directions outside the confines of the dialectical madness. Focusing on Hegel's and Engel's ultimate agenda, and avoiding getting caught up in their impenetrable theories of social evolution, gives us the opportunity to think and act our way toward freedom, justice, and genuine liberty for all.
Today the dialectic is active in every political issue that encourages taking sides. We can see it in environmentalists instigating conflicts against private property owners, in democrats against republicans, in greens against libertarians, in communists against socialists, in neo-cons against traditional conservatives, in community activists against individuals, in pro-choice versus pro-life, in Christians against Muslims, in isolationists versus interventionists, in peace activists against war hawks. No matter what the issue, the invisible dialectic aims to control both the conflict and the resolution of differences, and leads everyone involved into a new cycle of conflicts.
We're definitely not in Kansas anymore.
This is the foundation and birth place of our modern day political correctness which suffocates and bastardizes the First Amendment of our Constitution. It is the cornerstone of the progressive socialists who have understood and effectively used Marx’s Communist Manifesto to infiltrate and dominate in our education system, driving it from locally based to a statist centrally controlled and funded system.
A better dissertation can be found here: The Techniques of Communism:
“IN UNDERMINING a nation such as the United States, the infiltration of the educational process is of prime importance. The Communists have accordingly made the invasion of schools and college’s one of the major considerations in their psychological warfare designed to control the American mind. By such "cultural" work, the Soviet fifth column obtains an influence, directly or indirectly, over at least a portion of American youth. Some of the young men entering our armed forces, and some of the young women who must support them, are brought within the orbit of pro-Communist thinking, to the detriment of our national security. Future community leaders are also affected. Many by-products beneficial to the conspiracy arise from this infiltration, since concealed Communists in education or their friends become sponsors of Communist fronts, aid in financing Communist causes, and sometimes play a part in influencing the attitudes of certain scientists, specific church circles, and government agencies.
As early as 1924, in lectures delivered at the Sverdlov University in Moscow, Stalin specified "cultural and educational organizations" as valuable allies in the Communist battle for world dictatorship. These Stalin lectures are now the famous Foundations of Leninism, published and studied widely by the Communists. It was in 1933, however, that extensive infiltration began in the schools and colleges of this country-encouraged by American recognition of Soviet Russia, and stimulated by the Open Letter to the Party. The Trojan horse policy of the People's Front, which had been initiated at the Seventh World Congress of the Communist International in 1935, gave added impetus to this activity. By May, 1937, the conspiracy considered that enough progress had been made in the schools and colleges to justify a special article of directives in that month's issue of The Communist, then the official theoretical organ of the Party. This article, "The Schools and the People's Front," laid it down as a necessity that "Marxist-Leninist analysis must be injected into every class." In order that this might be accomplished successfully, "the Party must take careful steps to see that all teacher comrades are given thorough education in the teachings of Marxism-Leninism." It was stressed that "Communist teachers are faced with a tremendous social responsibility." They must affect the children's thinking, and they must mobilize other teachers. But all of this was to be done from the work in the classroom to the agitation among other teacher.”
INVADING EDUCATION: CHAPTER X: 208-248 (1954) by Louis F. Budenz
As you can see there can be no competing educational theories or counter-ideological viewpoints presented that would quickly and clearly identify the failings of Communism. Nor that it is contrary to every fundamental founding principle that this Republic has held dearly for 240 years. That the central core to the American Ideal is self-determination. That the individual right to Freedom and Liberty shall not be infringed by the government as long as they do not infringe on another’s.
Communism is mob rule directed from a centralist government controlled by an oligarchy of selected individuals by their “enlightened” peers.
For close to 100 years the secular progressive socialist left have been tearing that apart with lies, misinformation and propaganda directly by indoctrination in our education system, that has now manifested itself throughout society.
You cannot turn on any form of broadcast media or traditional print media without seeing this manifested in the fellowship of ideological sameness in the media coverage of almost all their broadcasts and publishing’s. It is well known that there is a media organization called JournoList that was started by Ezra Klein an avowed progressive socialist working for Barack Obama. Their obvious intent was a media propaganda infrastructure to align all political coverage to the benefit of then candidate Obama and the Democrat party. It was supposedly disbanded in 2010 but the evidence in the media speaks otherwise. And as is the case with cockroaches they do not die when you turn on the lights, they just scurry behind the walls out of the direct light.
The lack of integrity and diversity in both the classroom and the press room at the direction of the most radical elements of our society who have gained power by manipulating the system, using this propaganda infrastructure created over the past century does not serve or honor our Constitutional Rights, only their statist means to an ends destruction of those rights.
The intentional propagandizing of information meant not to inform but direct an intellectual thought process is indoctrination not education.
When the Founding Fathers included the press in the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights it was with the clearest of intent that the press was to be the voice of the people in mass. Not the complete opposite which is exactly what has been occurring and multiplying over the past decades.
“Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.”
Thomas Jefferson, letter to Col. Edward Carrington, Jan. 16, 1787
Obviously Thomas Jefferson could never have envisioned that a “free and open press” would transition into the propaganda arm of the most dangerous ideologue’s this Republic would ever face.
In Philadelphia, the Freeman’s Journal published the following opinion, which left no room for compromise:
“As long as the liberty of the press continues unviolated, and the people have the right of expressing and publishing their sentiments upon every public measure, it is next to impossible to enslave a free nation. Men of an aspiring and tyrannical disposition, sensible of this truth, have ever been inimical to the press, and have considered the shackling of it, as the first step towards the accomplishment of their hateful domination, and the entire suppression of all liberty of public discussion, as necessary to its support. For even a standing army, which grand engine of oppression, if it were as numerous as the abilities of any nation could maintain, would not be equal to the purposes of despotism over an enlightened people. An abolition of that grand palladium of freedom, the liberty of the press, in the proposed plan of government, and the conduct of its authors, and patrons, is a striking exemplification of these observations. The reason assigned for the omission of a bill of rights, securing the liberty of the press, and other invaluable personal rights, is an insult on the understanding of the people.”
The secular progressive socialists have bastardized that freedom using the very freedom that protects them to desecrate and destroy individual liberty. They have used the classroom to indoctrinate multiple generations of American youth with lies and distortions. They have continued to spread those lies throughout their supposed news media outlets that serve only themselves and their in-doctrinaires. They have used every dishonest method at their fingertips or lips, to twist the truth with manipulation of the language, to completely manufacturing facts, to justify and support their lies.
They have demonstrated behavior un-American and seditious in act and intent, to the level of treason.
And now because the majority of Americans see through their lies, they push to add to the population illegal aliens who have never been born to or educated in American Exceptionalism or its ideals in advance of their progressive socialist agenda.
“You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.” Abraham Lincoln
It is time to stop playing the fools game America.
We have the tools in our laws if we have the fortitude to use them.
We have the Truth in Advertising Act:
When consumers see or hear an advertisement, whether it’s on the Internet, radio or television, or anywhere else, and federal law says that ad must be truthful, not misleading, and, when appropriate, backed by scientific evidence. The Federal Trade Commission enforces these truth-in-advertising laws, and it applies the same standards no matter where an ad appears – in newspapers and magazines, online, in the mail, or on billboards or buses. The FTC looks especially closely at advertising claims that can affect consumers’ health or their pocketbooks – claims about food, over-the-counter drugs, dietary supplements, alcohol, and tobacco and on conduct related to high-tech products and the Internet. The FTC also monitors and writes reports about ad industry practices regarding the marketing of alcohol and tobacco.
When the FTC finds a case of fraud perpetrated on consumers, the agency files actions in federal district court for immediate and permanent orders to stop scams; prevent fraudsters from perpetrating scams in the future; freeze their assets; and get compensation for victims.
Well let’s carry this law into the classrooms, news rooms and govt. offices of America!
In the classroom:
Any educator at any level who intentionally violates the first Amendment rights of a student to speak of different ideas or theories in any classroom is in violation of their own mandates and is an act of sedition. It is in direct conflict with this Republic’s founding.
A liberal education is a system or course of education suitable for the cultivation of a free (Latin: liber) human being. It is based on the medieval concept of the liberal arts or, more commonly now, the liberalism of the Age of Enlightenment. It has been described as "a philosophy of education that empowers individuals with broad knowledge and transferable skills, and a stronger sense of values, ethics, and civic engagement ... characterized by challenging encounters with important issues, and more a way of studying than a specific course or field of study" by the Association of American Colleges and Universities. Usually global and pluralistic in scope, it can include a general education curriculum which provides broad exposure to multiple disciplines and learning strategies in addition to in-depth study in at least one academic area.
So based on educations own professed doctrine the cloistering of information from only pre-approved ideological viewpoints is in direct opposition to their avowed professional standards and conduct.
They are in essence breaking their own canonical law with the direct intent to indoctrinate and not educate our children for the express intent of creating misanthropic, myopic, Marxist, Muppets which they have been very successful for at least the last 2 if not 3 generations of Americans.
In the news room:
Any supposed journalist that wishes be protected under the First Amendment must first be a journalist not an editorialist. Far too many in the media express opinion, either their own or those given to them, as fact.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan who is credited with using this statement first said it best: “You have your right to your own opinions but not your own facts”.
One story written by one individual but expressed in similar terms by multiple news agencies for the express outcome of directing a singular conclusion is propaganda not journalism.
When you have every supposed television news outlets in America devote a majority of their resources to promoting and propagating information that is not factual at best and a created lie at worst, it is not journalism it is outright deception.
When you have thousands of words written without a scintilla of fact to support their conclusion this is dissemination of a lie and it is fraud.
When you have any journalist in any media format call for illegal acts of behavior because they’re ideological core is in disagreement with what they are reporting on, it is an act of sedition.
When they refuse to report the news that is paramount to the people knowing, for making an informed decision, that is fraud.
When the media colludes with any government entity to create misinformation to further their agenda to the detriment of the people that is fraud.
If a journalist or news media outlet wants to have their First Amendment rights then they must first support that right by honoring its intent. If they wish to hide behind it like cowards and destroy the Constitutional representative form of government that we currently still hang on to by a very thin thread, then they damn well better serve it and the people or lose it completely. We can no longer continue to give these treasonous actors the benefit of the first Amendment if they will not honor or protect it.
In the Govt. Offices/Aliens:
The secular progressive socialists in government believe we have stolen this country from everyone, blaming mostly the English settlers when in fact they conveniently leave out a major portion of every country that was here from 1492 and earlier. And that we should be punished no matter when our ancestors arrived as mine did in the early part of the 20th. Century. My ancestors came here not to be Irish Americans but Americans! They came here to have their children and future generations prosper under the God given blessings of being an American and all that entailed. The secular progressive socialists in government have destroyed that with the language of division. By forcing everyone here by govt. regulations into a sub-group based on racial history, we are no longer of, by and for the people but many groups divided. By eliminating the common shared experience of one language, one heritage and one dream they have made it easy for these groups to be manipulated towards their desired results. The results are, their entrenched power proliferates and control of the population is maintained.
Every govt. administrative office has a dept. head that takes an oath of office.
Every employee does the same.
If you intentionally violate your oath of office or take that oath of office with forethought or malice to violate any Constitutional right of any American you are guilty of sedition.
If found guilty of sedition or treason for violating the law that you be honest and forthright when given a position of importance in either the classroom, newsroom or government office, we will make this very accommodating for you the secular progressive socialist.
GET THE HELL OUT!
If found guilty by a trial of your peers or by a judge that is not of your secular progressive socialist persuasion you will be given 30 days to get your affairs in order.
You will be electronically monitored or physically supervised during this period so as not to disappear within our borders. Far too many in positions that they should never have attained have profited by our lack of resolve for criminal behavior. (Bill Ayers/Bernadine Dorn/Weather Underground member’s et.al.)
You will be allowed to leave to any country other than those that are on our direct borders.(Canada and Mexico for the liberals reading this)
You will be allowed to take with you the funds that you have earned honestly after a thorough vetting of your personal wealth and its means of creation.
You will not be harassed or vilified by the government as long as you reciprocate in kind, you have been found guilty of either sedition or treason and any further acts in kind will violate your probationary arrangement and voluntary expatriation of your United States citizenship.
This will be immediately enforced by a 10 year minimum sentence with no opportunity for parole in a federal penitentiary followed by your immediate exile to whatever country you can be sent to that will accept you. If you cannot be removed because no other country will take you, you will be remanded back to prison for life.
This is what your actions have wrought and I know would be supported by 120 million adult Americans who have come to recognize you as the threat you are to the future of this Constitutional Republic and their liberty and freedoms.
You are a cancer and the only way to destroy cancer is to remove it or kill it. I prefer the former to the latter if effective.
Dr. Keith C. Westbrook Ph.D.