1948 Video on Freedom
The following video was made in 1948 by Harding College. I am teaching an American History course right now and it is amazing how some of the things we study about the philosophy of America's founders come out in this little clip.
As you watch it, remember that it was made in 1948.
The middle class has always been the backbone of this country. The middle class produces the workers that plow the fields, build the houses, stitch the clothing, etc. If we ever lose the middle class (through taxing them out of business, outsourcing their jobs, controlling their production, or subjecting them to state-financed foreign competition), we lost the country to the elitists, the very people whom Thomas Jefferson warned us about.
The issue in America is less about Democrat vs. Republican. It is much more about working man (with freedom and property rights) vs. elitist (the super wealthy and powerful who want to control everything). Isn't that the same issue that plagued Israel during the time of Isaiah, Amos and Hosea?