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A Passion for Freedom

A Passion for Freedom

Julianne Alvarez-Wish is the new Director of Communications for OMM. In addition to working behind the scenes to promote OMM and you, she also works with legislators and the national and state levels as advocate for parents in business. She will be writing a column for OMM, entitled Wishful Thinking, in which she will bring you items of importance from a legislative, business and parental perspective. She looks forward to serving you and your comments and suggestions.

Part I – What’s at Stake: As parents, there are many things in life we are passionate about – our children, our spouses, our families, etc. The political landscape of today has brought another passion to the forefront for me: Freedom. Continue reading here.

Part II – The Excesses of Democracy – The Framing (Federal) Convention’s record proves that by dcrying the ‘excesses of democracy’ the Framers were not opposing a popular type of government for the United States – their whole purpose was to create a sound system of this type. To contend to the contrary is to falsify history – which not only maligns the Framers but also the spirit of the Free Man in America – all those people of that period who were grateful for the Constitution. The Constitution provided, under the Republic it created, liberties protected against abuse by all possible violators, including the Majority. Continue reading here.
Part III – Our Form of Government – With regard to the Republican form of government (that of a Republic) Madison wrote in The Federalist:
“As there is a degree of depravity in mankind which requires a certain degree of circumspection and distrust: So there are other qualities in human nature which justify a certain portion of esteem and confidence. Republican government presupposes the existence of these qualities in a higher degree than any other form. Were the pictures which have been drawn by the political jealousy of some among us faithful likenesses of the human character, the influence would be that there is no sufficient virtue among men for self government; and that nothing less than the chains of despotism can restrain them from destroying and devouring one another.” Continue reading here.
Part IV – Doing Your Part – There are many political organizations online that offer free newsletters to keep you informed. Simply search online for liberal newsletters or conservative newsletters…or liberal or conservative political organizations. There are a plethora of them. Continue reading here.