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"Today's ruling class…" says Angelo Codevilla of Boston University, "was formed by an educational system that exposed them to the same ideas…[deas that] gave them remarkably uniform guidance, as well as tastes and habits." He goes further and says, "These [ideas] amount to a social canon of judgments with the Progressives themselves serving as God]" for "while most Americans pray to the God ‘who created and doth sustain us,' our ruling class prays to itself as ‘saviors of the planet' and improvers of humanity…" Progressives alone, says Codevilla, have superior insight and only they "know what's best for the American people" whom they view as "irritable children who must learn their place."
I couldn't agree more! In the minds of today's ruling class (those in seats of power in Washington DC and in universities across the land), progressivism has become the pretext and pretention for the rule of law. In such a world, classical liberalism (i.e., personal freedom) no longer matters. The direction of the "smarter ones"the elitesecomes our moral barometer. It is the "wisdom" of John Dewey, John Paul Stevens, and Paul Krugman that informs us of right and wrong. It is this "ruling class" that tells us of the difference between good and evil. It is under their guidance that we are told what marriage is or isn't. It is at their lectern and by their superior intellect that we learn who should live and who shouldn't. It is at their judicial bench that we hope for justice and accept judgment. It is by their hand that we are policed and "protected."
If they "are the ones we are waiting for and they are the change that we seek," Lord help us.
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