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Democracy Doesn't Work Unless Citizens Think for Themselves | Julie Ponesse & Bruce Pardy

Video from The Democracy Fund

"Dr. Julie Ponesse is joined by law professor and Rights Probe Executive Director Bruce Pardy to discuss the state of freedom in Canada, why autonomy and civil liberties have lost their footing, and where the collectivist approach to law came from. About Bruce: If you believe civil liberties are important, then please check out the new book by The Democracy Fund's Pandemic Ethics Scholar, Dr. Julie Ponesse. The book is called "My Choice: The Ethical Case Against Covid-19 Vaccine Mandates" VISIT:' from video introduction.

Are you a resident of the United States or are you a citizen?

A resident does not care what happens in society or culture (only if it affects them directly) and is just along for the ride.

Have you ever understood how our government works and how it is set up? What is the Constitution, etc.

Do you whine and complain about our nation yet you really do nothing to change anything (ranting on social media does not count)?

American citizens have allowed themselves to be "dumbed" down, to be willfully ignorant of much in their nation, culture and life.

Most American Christians fit into this lifestyle as well.

What can we do?

Repent, pray and follow Christ! - Andy

“American citizenship is eroding”

The following is an abridged version of a talk delivered at Hillsdale College on October 2, 2019, during the College’s 175th anniversary gala. Videos of this and other speeches delivered during the gala are available at

Today many condemn the idea of nationalism by connecting it to race hatred (e.g., white nationalism). But historically, the modern nation-state has proven uniquely suitable to preserving individual rights. The American nation in particular was successful in uniting individuals of different races, ethnic backgrounds, and creeds into one people based on shared principles, a unique physical space, and a common national story. Our nation is the best example in human history of positive nationalism.

The key to this benign nationalism is American citizenship, based on an understanding of American exceptionalism and formed by the American melting pot. But today, our citizenship is eroding and, along with it, American nationalism in the positive sense is disappearing.

American citizenship is eroding in three ways.." from the article: “American citizenship is eroding”

Video from Hoover Institution

"Recorded on October 23, 2021 Victor Davis Hanson is a classicist and historian at the Hoover Institution. His new book is The Dying Citizen: How Progressive Elites, Tribalism, and Globalization Are Destroying the Idea of America. As is typical whenever Dr. Hanson joins us, this interview covers a wide spectrum of topics and references, including the Acts of the Apostles, immigration, Jim Crow laws, primary tribal identities, the suburban everyman, the shrinking middle class, and JFK’s “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech. It’s a bracing conversation with a scholar who has an incredible breadth of interests and knowledge." from video introduction.


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