The Ethic Of The West

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious
people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
John Adams

The Ethic of the West is a term coined in 1921 by a German social scientist, Max Weber, to describe the character of the people in the United States who live according to doctrines of individual competence and responsibility through personal achievement and free enterprise. This ethic sets the United States citizens apart from any others because it is upon this code of ethics that the United States Constitution was formed. “A people cannot remain free and civilized without moral purpose, constraints, and duties,” declares Mark Levin in Liberty and Tyranny. Moral ethics combined with individual freedom opens the door to creativity and enlightenment; hence, spiritual joy and material success thrive in such a climate. Economic and social success comes from effective use of fundamental truths of independence, self-reliance, and individual initiative. Underlying ethics stems from a belief in God, one that endows natural rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The United States is a civil society in which “. . . the individual has a duty to respect the unalienable rights of others and the values, customs, and traditions, tried and tested over time and passed from one generation to the next, that establish society’s cultural identity.” (Ibid)

In contrast, intellectual-elitists who believe in an all-powerful central welfare government have secretly infiltrated the United States governmental and educational systems since before World War I with the intent to erode the ethical standards upon which our Constitution was founded. The US Constitution has no more value to these liberal thinkers than an antiquated piece of paper that blocks them from reaching their goals. They have created Agenda 21, a collection of policies of “Sustainable Development” that moves private rights away from the individual to government control. The radicals believe in collectivism which creates groveling masses that depend, not upon an ethical standard of morals from God, but upon relativism and the wisdom of the ruling elite. William Penn says, “If men will not be governed by God, then they must be ruled by tyrants.” Without God, there is only man-made mandates. The premise that controlled citizens in a godless Utopian society can exist where responsibility will be removed from the personal to the dictatorial sphere is threatening to the core of the human spirit.

The pernicious man-made doctrine currently labeled “Liberalism,” or “Progressivism”
that was adopted from European liberal-intellectuals was implanted into the United States educational system as early as 1905. An organization, first known as the Student League for Industrial Democracy later branched into a group called “Americans for Democratic Action.” “The central theme, the object of this powerful movement that has captured not only most of the academic social scientists and historians, but places an ever increasing amount of adherents in the highly sensitive organs of the national government, is to collectivize the United States, preparatory to a world-wide socialist government. Our aim is “nothing less than world government.”
(Richard Vetterli, The Constitution By A Thread).

By the 1930’s, during the Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt and his Democratic Congress violated state sovereignty and private property rights with New Deal programs which placed enormous taxes and regulatory burdens on the private sector. It was a major break from constitutional principles and the founders’ ethics. The new programs actually delayed economic recovery from the depression, and they opened the doors to a flood of more progressive actions. Constitutional restrictions were breached by judges appointed by FDR and subsequently, through the years, by other liberal judges who interpreted the Constitution as a “living, breathing document” subject to interpretation. Legislation from the bench continues to be practiced today.

Arthur Schlesinger Jr. made the comment, “There is no sign that the capitalists . . . are putting up a really determined fight” against socialism in the Partisan Review, 1947. (Reprinted in the Congressional Record, Vol.107 in 1961).

By 1955, liberal-intellectual J. Kenneth Galbraith, in an essay, “Economics in the Art of Controversy,” made a statement that “The United States government no longer had a non-Keynesian (Socialist) choice.” [Richard Vitterli] It was too late for choice because insidious socialistic seeds had already been planted in the system.

“From the Communist point of view, the Liberal program is the Communist program at a preliminary stage in the dialectical unfolding of the revolution,” says Professor Burnham. A planted seed spreads as it grows through the years.

The extent to which these pseudo-intellectuals have carried forth their corrosion and have rotted the fabric of American society is a matter of conjecture; however, we’re witnessing an erosion of our personal liberties as one pernicious bill after another
is passed and executive orders are signed by the current Democratic administration.

The Ethic of the West is dying as the cancer of Socialism grows within the system. Is material security becoming more important than individualism? Is capitalism and free enterprise not valued? Are socialized labor and welfare programs and government regulated banks and health care systems as well as monopolistic trade unions more important than the free market system and values upon which the United States was founded?

Americans For Democratic Action is still in existence as a group. It is a strong organization with chapters dotted across the country. These quotes are found on the main page of the website
“ADA was founded by Eleanor Roosevelt, John Kenneth Galbraith, Walter
Reuther, Arthur Schlesinger and Reinhold Niebuhr shortly after FDR died.
It’s goal then? To keep the New Deal dream-its vision and its values of an
America that works for all–alive for generations to come.”

“With the election of Barack Obama, the moment to realize so many elements
of that long-deferred dream has come true–and ADA is a key player in making
the dream come true, working with the White House, Congress, and allied groups
in Washington even as it builds and mobilizes its grassroots network across the

In peeking under the rocks of hidden history, the question must be asked, “Is it alarming or merely defining to find familiar names on the roster of the ADA?” Two names, Barney Frank and Charles Rangel are listed as past presidents of this organization that was founded upon Socialistic principles!


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