We adopt the blatant and unapologetic promotion of Western Civilization, which is characterized by a secular government whose legal code is informed by Christian ethics and whose origins tie in the Greco-Roman tradition of the Republic. The primary values of the West are personal liberty, self-determination, the sovereignty of the individual, and the sanctity of life.
One of the things that makes the West truly the Best is that we are able to, and choose to, govern ourselves with honesty, fairness, and responsibility. The more prominent role that culture plays in influencing human behavior, the less necessary it becomes for governments to intervene. Therefore, let us celebrate and uphold Western wisdom, and may the government stay out of our way.
“The best government is that which governs least… Government should have as little as possible to do with general business and interests of the people.”John L. O’Sullivan, 1838
The growth of the West has always been characterized by a steady increase in personal liberty, which the founding Fathers of the U.S. believed were granted by their Creator, not by any government. The documents they signed served to enshrine that liberty and uphold the sovereignty of the individual. One principle that must accompany freedom that many overlook too easily these days is personal responsibility. Maximum Freedom cannot persist without the fulfillment of duty.
“Give me liberty, or give me death!”Patrick Henry, 1775
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press, or the right of the people peaceable to assemble and petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
“A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”
MOLON LABE – COME AND TAKE IT
The West is the Best. That’s why it is the number one destination for immigrants across the world. Nowhere else can you find the same combination of freedom, safety, prosperity, infrastructure, and decency. But we cannot be the world’s orphanage. To those willing to travel, to suffer the journey, and to risk their lives: Fight for a better world back home, and Godspeed. To those willing to defy the sovereignty of our borders and expect a handout upon arrival: Fuck off, we’re full.
We celebrate and honor the ones who risk everything to improve our lives. The inventor. The job creator. The man whose failures and innovations have shaped the modern world. The true enemies of poverty. Fortune to the bold. Glory to the brave.
This is not a mandate to women on how they should live their lives. Rather, we acknowledge, appreciate, and exalt any woman who choose to stay at home, raise her children, tend her hearth, and be her husband’s first and most ardent ally. She creates human life, shapes it, and builds the communities in which we live.
The First Amendment protects a God-given right: the freedom OF speech, not the freedom FROM speech. Policing the expression of others for fear of being offended is not a right. In the war against tyranny, language is the front line. If we relinquish our right to be crude, crass, and colorful, then we also relinquish our tongues, along with our thoughts, and finally our spirit.
An endless war of countless casualties. Policies that bury the addicted, rather than reform them. It empowers the wicked and emboldens the corrupt. The prohibition of certain chemical substances and medicinal plants has fueled the rise of violent regimes which have ruined our neighboring nations and destroyed our local communities.
Let no man be burdened with shame for the deeds of his ancestors. Let no people be held accountable for things they never did. In most cases, not even their own family line can be proven responsible for past transgressions. May we right the wrongs of the past as one people, rather than perpetuate the plague of division which caused them in the first place.
Let us recognize progress that has been made in overcoming racial prejudice. The West has become a place that judges its citizens on their actions, not their attributes. This is true not only legally, but also culturally. Racism may be alive, but it is not well. And it will continue to dwindle so long as we continue to uphold our Western values.