Factions – We Have Factions and We Have Been Warned!
The American Spirit Movement: “Factions – We Have Factions and We Have Been Warned!”
The American Spirit Movement: “Factions – We Have Factions and We Have Been Warned!”
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This is ASM Blog Post #7
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My name, is Kevin Sabbides. As the Founder of the American Spirit Movement, it is my intention, and responsibility, to say what I believe and communicate clearly. In previous blog posts I have shared “What we are doing” and “Why we’re doing this” and I have spoken extensively about where we are with regard to societal and political Factions within the context of the past with warnings from George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison, but also with regard to our present-day context where we now have a very dangerous, anti-America Faction who wishes to bring an end to the America you, and I, love and cherish.
The “modern” Faction that makes it impossible to achieve unity is the Leftist Faction within America who seeks to unravel every red, white, and blue thread of the America our Founders created and passed along to us to protect and conserve for future generations. The Leftist Faction is easy to identify. This Faction is comprised of those I refer to as “informed” Liberals who vote for Democrat lawmakers who are focused on the “fundamental transformation” of America into their version of a new America that is a Democratic Socialist society with even more radicalized Democrats in perpetual power.
In other words, Patriotic Conservative Americans are the last line of defense as an opposing force against these Leftists. These Leftists are more activated and more motivated than any other time in recent history as they make their charge to PERMANENTLY transform the America you love and cherish into a perverted deviant version of an America they have inside their collective anti-America minds.
It is critically important for you, for us, to understand these Leftists will not rest until YOU are marginalized (cancelled) to the extent needed which already includes YOU being declared a domestic terrorist or right-wing extremist. The Leftist Faction is a collaboration among the majority collective which includes the Democrat party body at large, the corporate media, “Big Tech” which includes social media platforms who routinely censor and cancel Conservatives, “Woke” Corporatists who lead and manage massive corporations across many industries who find ways to garner deeper affinity from their Liberal patrons while alienating and even canceling their Conservative patrons.
The notions of “fighting for our country” or “taking our country back” are noble notions BUT they have become relegated to mere acts of futility within our politicized factious society. There can no longer be naïve notions of unity when we are dealing with a segment of society that simply desires to make the other completely irrelevant.
This is precisely why I spend so much time on the topic of Factions, because, at some point, we must draw the line and we must hold that line. There is no better way to do this than to attract others who share our views of America and then we need to fortify our position from positions of strength that can only come from a large membership base.
This blog post is aptly titled: “Factions – We Have Factions and We Have Been Warned!”
George Washington warned us in his farewell address (19 September 1796) when he stated:
“I have already intimated to you the danger of parties in the State, with particular reference to the founding of them on geographical discriminations. Let me now take a more comprehensive view, and warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the spirit of party generally.
This spirit, unfortunately, is inseparable from our nature, having its root in the strongest passions of the human mind. It exists under different shapes in all governments, more or less stifled, controlled, or repressed; but, in those of the popular form, it is seen in its greatest rankness, and is truly their worst enemy.
The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders and miseries which result gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of public liberty.
Without looking forward to an extremity of this kind (which nevertheless ought not to be entirely out of sight), the common and continual mischiefs of the spirit of party are sufficient to make it the interest and duty of a wise people to discourage and restrain it.”
Alexander Hamilton warned us in Federalist 9 titled “The Union as a Safeguard Against Domestic Faction and Insurrection” (21 November 1787) when he stated:
“A FIRM Union will be of the utmost moment to the peace and liberty of the States, as a barrier against domestic faction and insurrection. It is impossible to read the history of the petty republics of Greece and Italy without feeling sensations of horror and disgust at the distractions with which they were continually agitated, and at the rapid succession of revolutions by which they were kept in a state of perpetual vibration between the extremes of tyranny and anarchy. If they exhibit occasional calms, these only serve as short-lived contrast to the furious storms that are to succeed. If now and then intervals of felicity open to view, we behold them with a mixture of regret, arising from the reflection that the pleasing scenes before us are soon to be overwhelmed by the tempestuous waves of sedition and party rage. If momentary rays of glory break forth from the gloom, while they dazzle us with a transient and fleeting brilliancy, they at the same time admonish us to lament that the vices of government should pervert the direction and tarnish the lustre of those bright talents and exalted endowments for which the favored soils that produced them have been so justly celebrated.
From the disorders that disfigure the annals of those republics the advocates of despotism have drawn arguments, not only against the forms of republican government, but against the very principles of civil liberty. They have decried all free government as inconsistent with the order of society, and have indulged themselves in malicious exultation over its friends and partisans. Happily for mankind, stupendous fabrics reared on the basis of liberty, which have flourished for ages, have, in a few glorious instances, refuted their gloomy sophisms. And, I trust, America will be the broad and solid foundation of other edifices, not less magnificent, which will be equally permanent monuments of their errors.”
James Madison warned us in Federalist 10 titled in continuation “The Union as a Safeguard Against Domestic Faction and Insurrection” (21 November 1787) when he stated:
“AMONG the numerous advantages promised by a wellconstructed Union, none deserves to be more accurately developed than its tendency to break and control the violence of faction. The friend of popular governments never finds himself so much alarmed for their character and fate, as when he contemplates their propensity to this dangerous vice. He will not fail, therefore, to set a due value on any plan which, without violating the principles to which he is attached, provides a proper cure for it. The instability, injustice, and confusion introduced into the public councils, have, in truth, been the mortal diseases under which popular governments have everywhere perished; as they continue to be the favorite and fruitful topics from which the adversaries to liberty derive their most specious declamations. The valuable improvements made by the American constitutions on the popular models, both ancient and modern, cannot certainly be too much admired; but it would be an unwarrantable partiality, to contend that they have as effectually obviated the danger on this side, as was wished and expected. Complaints are everywhere heard from our most considerate and virtuous citizens, equally the friends of public and private faith, and of public and personal liberty, that our governments are too unstable, that the public good is disregarded in the conflicts of rival parties, and that measures are too often decided, not according to the rules of justice and the rights of the minor party, but by the superior force of an interested and overbearing majority. However anxiously we may wish that these complaints had no foundation, the evidence, of known facts will not permit us to deny that they are in some degree true. It will be found, indeed, on a candid review of our situation, that some of the distresses under which we labor have been erroneously charged on the operation of our governments; but it will be found, at the same time, that other causes will not alone account for many of our heaviest misfortunes; and, particularly, for that prevailing and increasing distrust of public engagements, and alarm for private rights, which are echoed from one end of the continent to the other. These must be chiefly, if not wholly, effects of the unsteadiness and injustice with which a factious spirit has tainted our public administrations.
By a faction, I understand a number of citizens, whether amounting to a majority or a minority of the whole, who are united and actuated by some common impulse of passion, or of interest, adversed to the rights of other citizens, or to the permanent and aggregate interests of the community.”
To bring all of this into a finer focus, there is a very harsh reality WE need to come to grips with; We, the Patriotic Conservatives, are the majority Faction who remains mostly silent, and WE are losing the America WE love, on every front, to the minority Faction who is never silent. Once WE can acknowledge this fact, the fact that WE are losing – WE can then assess where WE are, fortify our current position, and organize in a meaningful way. The American Spirit Movement provides the opportunity for Patriotic Conservatives to come together in a powerful and very effective way where we take decisive action to “Defund Liberalism and Secede from Leftists!” We have been losing every major political, societal, and cultural battle decade after decade after decade. This is
The American Spirit Movement is the Conservative movement that can be the “Connective Tissue” to bring Conservative businesses, groups, and everyday citizens together from across America, from sea-to-shining-sea. What better way to fortify our positions by “Keeping Conservative Dollars in Conservative Pockets!”? What better way for local Conservative businesses and consumers to support each other in the areas of Commerce, Employment, Business networking, Education, and Idea sharing?
By joining the American Spirit Movement, you are joining a group of Patriotic Conservative red-blooded Americans who are committed to helping their fellow member wherever they can. If we don’t find a way to come together across this country, then we are going to watch America’s Left continue to pervert societal values, divide people through identity politics, and teardown our cherished institutions as they unravel every remaining red, white, and blue thread of the America you and I love and cherish! If we were to reach just 100,000 members, we would garner the attention of every Conservative host with a national audience and we would quickly be on the path to 1,000,000 members. There is safety in numbers. There is power in numbers. There is security in numbers. Join with us and help be a part of the solution.
The Time Is NOW to come together in a way they never imagined we could! The harsh reality of the situation is that we have no choice but to find some common ground of unity as Patriotic Conservatives. We MUST always vote at the ballot box in the Spirit of our values BUT we MUST come together no matter where we are from sea-to-shining-sea and utilize the collective power and influences we can build upon by supporting each other in Commerce, Employment, Networking, Education, and Idea-sharing. The American Spirit Movement is doing just that!
We have built the American Spirit MARKETPLACE. The American Spirit MARKETPLACE is a safe and secure, login-credentialed, membership site where Conservative Businesses and Consumers join and support each other! There are several impactful ways we can help each other as we are “Keeping Conservative Dollars in Conservative Pockets!”. Some have even said we are Defunding Liberalism and Seceding from Leftism – one Conservative dollar at a time!
Yes, the time is NOW. Join with us. Join the American Spirit MARKETPLACE. Tell your Patriotic Conservative friends who own businesses and those who would support them – TO JOIN TODAY! We cannot afford to give up any more ground because I believe we have far surpassed the tipping point of Factions. Our Founders were wise enough to warn us about Factions. NOW it’s up to us. It’s up to you.
ANNUIT COEPTIS and Godspeed,
Kevin Sabbides – Founder/CEO
American Spirit Movement, LLC
American Spirit MARKETPLACE