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By E. Jeffrey Ludwig, American Thinker, October 15, 2019

The leftward propulsion of American socio-political-economic life during the New Deal and in the 1960s has, this writer would propose, converged with collapsing family values during the past sixty years.  Contempt for the family is part of the communist program going back to 1848.  The voices of hateful anti-America protests continue to promote communism as the answer to our society’s issues.  America is now in disintegration mode despite President Donald Trump’s desire to reinstate some respect for our institutions after decades of neglect.

How did we arrive at this point of social and political disintegration?

The voices of socialist potentiality began to move with greater confidence during the New Deal, but they had not wrested total control over the Democratic Party.

After the election of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, expansion of the federal government’s economic and political authority accelerated.  The constitutional “balancing” — which was really an imbalance in favor of the states — began to erode as the cash flow to the federal government through government borrowing (deficit spending) increased.  Decisions that were outright against the liberty established at the founding of our country were justified as needed to take us out of the Great Depression.  FDR set up what came to be called the alphabet agencies.  Among the laws passed were the National Industrial Recovery Act and the Agricultural Adjustment Act.  These laws vastly expanded federal control over industry and agriculture, the two biggest sectors of our economy.  Both laws would be declared unconstitutional, but the mindset that gave rise to those legislative acts accelerated.  ….