“Truth will ultimately prevail where there (are) pains taken to bring it to light.”
In the very early American Republic, our young state legislators and our young national congressmen did make the mistake of passing socialistic legislation on occasion, but these legal errors were definitely the exceptions rather than the rule. During the first 150 years of our existence after the ratification of the Constitution in 1788, the American Republic survived relatively free of the evils of socialism because most of our people, most of our state legislators, and most of our national congressmen and Supreme Court justices clearly understood the principles of freedom, patriotism, and Americanism as defined by our Founding Fathers.
Because at that early time these three principles were so simple for our people to understand, they could easily recognize socialist-American type legislators and judges, and when they did, they would either vote these elected socialist legislators out of office, or pressure Real American-type legislators to impeach these socialist-type judges. The story of Davy Crockett perfectly illustrates the truth of this statement regarding our earlier legislators in Congress.
After Davy's story is told, you should understand how easily even intelligent people can fall into the errors of socialism, and also how easily sincere people with the virtues of honesty and humility can correct their erroneous thinking regarding the fallacious principles of socialism.
Everyone is familiar with the famous Davy Crockett of Tennessee. He was a legendary American hunter, hostile Indian fighter, frontiersman, pioneer, and hero, who valiantly sacrificed his life fighting at the Alamo for Texas independence from Mexico in 1836. Everyone is familiar with his physical courage and his mastery over the natural human emotion of fear. But fewer people are familiar with his metaphysical courage, which enabled him to stand up for what he believed in, and to verbally express his convictions, no matter what the cost to himself.
This is the story of Davy Crockett's metaphysical courage.