Americanism Is At Risk Of Becoming An Extinct Concept To The Next Generation Of Americans

Late former President Ronald Reagan prophetically said that, Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” My only fear is that we may have already reached that point, if not passed it.  We have created too many orphans to the very concept of freedom – of Americanism.

To me Americanism includes first, the love of God, love and respect of father and mother, love and respect of American culture and history, and last, but not less, love and respect of America’s founding principles – the Constitution for the united states of America and the Declaration of Independence, and with the innate drive to be independent and self-governing.  But one must have the knowledge of their existence for any of the principles and concepts to have any relevance. The common thread that binds all of these concepts is a high degree of moral standards, via Biblical philosophy and principles.

Ever since the Supreme Court’s mis-application of Jefferson’s “separation of church and state” reference the federal government, particularly those of the liberal/progressive political persuasion, have been hell-bent on abolishing any presence of Christianity and God from public view to the point that many Americans view themselves as not only being not Christian, but of no particular religious foundation at all.  The popular acceptance of secular religions and intuitively counter Christian philosophies to include even that of Islam is running rampant throughout our society, aided by the federal government, at the expense of our nation’s traditional religious beliefs and philosophies. 

The explosion of single-parent households coupled with the politically redefining of marriage to include pairings of same-sexed persons have rattled the once solid foundation of the nuclear family, that of one man and one woman, to it’s core.  And has disturbed and confused the building and structuring pillars that once raised a child to adulthood to clearly know and understand right from wrong actions, and to have a clear sense of the hierarchical nature of a civil society, rather than a society of few absolutes, less defined roles of behavior, absent defined boundaries, and a gross detached sense of personal responsibility with little or no fear of consequences. The self-evident negative consequences that actions such as having a child as a single parent and raising as child in a homosexual household is having on our society has been a generation or more children growing up without true guidance or structure from home as in past generations, grossly deficient in critical social skills, and eternally lacking moral and ethical integrity amongst not only our youth, but our society as a whole.

And as for the results of a grossly politically and civically detached American populous, it can not be described as anything but tragic!  A September 2011 USA Today article reported on some findings from an Annenberg Public Policy Center survey that should make anyone who loves this great nation serious concern:

  • Just 38% of the poll’s respondents can name all three branches of the U.S. government (executive, legislative and judicial) One-third are unable to correctly name any of the branches.
  • 15% correctly say John Roberts is chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, but almost twice as many respondents (27%) correctly named Randy Jackson as a judge on TV’s American Idol.
  • A majority of people (55%) incorrectly believe the Constitution was signed in 1776. That’s the year the Declaration of Independence was signed. The Constitution was signed Sept. 17, 1787.

As former Justice Sandra O’Connor said, “If we don’t know what makes this country special and worth saving, how will we know how to safeguard its promise of freedom and opportunity.”

It is my belief that when someone speaks of changing a person or a nation fundamentally they can only be talking of changing him or it from its core. Changing his or it’s belief structure. Changing his or its culture. And changing his or its self perception.  Tearing him or it down in order rebuild it in an different manner.  America from its inception has always been stubbornly masculine in personality, a independent-minded cultured nation, and grounded in and guided by Judeo-Christian principles.  But more importantly, a politically engaged and educated people were always to be the most critical component for the nation’s survival as a free nation.  Remember what Ben Franklin said after the first Constitutional Convention, we have a republic, IF WE CAN KEEP IT.  But with the slow incremental introduction of collectivism, more and more personal responsibility being transferred to the government, and just the abandonment of the fundamental principles and beliefs that has made this nation the envy of the world for over 200 years, we find ourselves now with the federal government in control of nearly 10% of the nation’s economy and able to micro-manage the lives of nearly every U. S and American citizen with the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, i.e., Obamacare, and more Americans dependent on the U.S government for their very survival. Coupled with a frightful number of Americans lacking any knowledge or understanding of this nation’s founding principles, heritage, or the reason that makes this nation truly exceptional holds even more worrisome prospect for the nation’s future as one of a free-minded people.  A CNN July 4th, 2013 article reported that, “A shocking 85% of Americans cannot correctly describe the “rule of law,” as bedrock a principle as we have. A similar percentage cannot identify the Constitution as the “supreme law of the land.” How can one defend something that they know nothing about or falsely indentify?

History tells us that you can not have freedom absent a high degree of morality and personal responsibility. And whether one chooses to admit it, the Christian Bible has been the cornerstone of America’s miraculous success.  If one were to place Biblical principles next to the Constitution one would clearly recognize the connection between the two.  The question I have to ask, if our Christian principles and fundamental values are to be removed from our society, what would we have to replace it with that would benefit us as much? What other’s nation’s successful principles would we adapt?

The importance of Christendom to our nation’s existence can not be questioned, but by one unlearned in our history. Congress in 1854 rejected a petition to separate Christian principles from government. Congress resolved, “Had the people during the Revolution, had a suspicion of any attempt to war against Christianity, that Revolution would have been strangled in its cradle. It is the next generation of American’s  relationship to freedom and morality and the nation’s traditional Biblical principles and history that has served this nation well that is of extreme concern.  Without the bounds of principles that has guided their forefathers and this nation to the prosperity that they have become too accustomed the future does appear to be problematic if this nation is to remain in any resemblance to what we were given.

The next time that you see one of those segments on TV where random citizens are asked the most basic of questions such as, What year was the nation’s Declaration of Independence was signed? and they express their blatant ignorance, or when you witness youths express no interest in American traditional religious values or history, or when you see a woman who has 10 plus children, with no financial means, and no job skills, unremorsefully speaks of how others, i.e., you and I, the government, should help pay for her and her children needs, to the degree that it makes you cringe intensely, just remember what G.W, [George Washington] said in 1796,“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. . . . And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle”.

And as Mr. Reagan prophetically said, If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth” The choice is ours.

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America’s Fundamental Transformation Covertly Continues Unabated As Most Americans Are Tuned To Channel Zero

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OK, so that I won’t be the only one not to call Mr. O a bald-face liar, regarding his promise to the people being able to keep our current policies and doctors under Obamacare and the supposed cost reduction and savings. But com’on what could we expect from someone who spent most of his adult life in a church that spewed some of the most vile anti-American sermons in the world, got married in that church, and than wanting to be President he says with a straight face to the American people and U.S citizens, “I did not know”!? The people voted for him…TWICE! That’s like you catching your man on the eve of your wedding day coming out of your bedroom sweating, dripping, and erect. And he tells you that it was a big mistake and misunderstanding and that he didn’t know that she wasn’t you. And you still marry him. It’s not going to get better.  But his actions are not the real issue. The real issue is what made us, as Americans and citizens of the United States, accept such behavior from someone holding such an important position in the first place?

It does not matter that the Obamacare site doesn’t work as promised. It matters that the man in the seat of the Presidency of the United States lied to us regarding the true intent of Obamacare. And it does not matter how many people are not able to get affordable healthcare with Obamacare, are not able to keep their current polices under Obamacare, or are not able to keep their current doctors under Obamacare. It does not matter that the true cost of Obamacare will be saddle this nation with an anchor of debt for generations. It matters more that the man who’s sitting in the seat of the President of the United States purposely lied to us in saying repeatedly that this would not be the case. The truly disturbing question of the matter is why we the people keep accepting such a blatantly unethical man to continue to sit in that seat?. Nixon lied for arguably far less an egregious offense to the people’s trust and the integrity of the nation and was drummed out of office on his second term. But, I hear not even a snare in this case. Hum.!

No one can honestly look back just over the past 40 years and say that America is at it’s best now and that things can only get better, particularly just on a societal basis. History tells us that the great nations of the past were not defeated from without by guns and soldiers, but from within from societal debasement and the lost of a stern moral compass. Early famous 1800 writer and historian, Sir Alex Fraser Tyler, prophetically stated, The average age of the worlds greatest civilizations has been two hundred years. These nations have progressed through this sequence: From bondage to spiritual faith; from spiritual faith to great courage; form courage to liberty; from liberty to abundance; from abundance to selfishness; from selfishness to complacency; from complacency to apathy; from apathy to dependence; from dependence back again to bondage.” I dare say that I believe that we are in the severe latter stages as a nation. But this transformation has not come suddenly, in the light of day, or by a knock at the front door, but incrementally, in the shadows, and by way of an extra backdoor key that your naive child mistreated.

Though Mr. O boastfully and brazenly proclaimed that he was going to “fundamentally transform” this nation, and many of us mistook that for empty political rhetoric, this transformation has been going on hidden in plain sight for generations. Mr. O just turned things up a few hundred notches and been more brazen with his destructive actions than any previous president. But this drastic societal transformation could not be accomplished in a vacuum nor by a single individual. In this case it has happened with a grossly complicit Established Media complex that is more set to entertain than inform the people, an educational system that instead indoctrinates, and a grossly intellectually politically uninitiated populace.

Today, this once proud nation has more people unemployed and unemployable, more people on food-stamps and government assistance for our basic needs like in no other time, as the population of illegal immigrants, particularly those from Mexico, swell to unprecedented levels with the blessings and submission of the federal government. Our brave and courageous sons, daughters, husbands and wives that volunteered to be part of the U.S military, are being subjected to religious discrimination and suppression, particularly if they subscribe the Christian persuasion, as though they were governed by a foreign power. Christendom as a whole is being aggressively suppressed in the general American population as in no other time. And America’s founding principles and ideals are being treated as vulgarity not just by the federal government, but by the general population like in no time.

I would hasten to conclude that the main cause for all of this is from the gross degradation of the moral and ethical thread that used to be apparent in our society and culture and the stubborn American individual desire to be independent and dependent from the government and to strive to be academically exceptional above all others that we once as a nation made us feared and respected.

The vaunted American identity of a staunch belief in right and wrong, governed by Judo-Christian teachings, and Constitutional principles, have been confiscated like the Royal Jewels in the dead of nite as far too many of us lose ourselves in psychological frivolity and the perpetual search for pleasure, joy, and fun without responsibility nor fear of consequences. Thus, have jettisoned any notion of civic responsibility. Mr. O is who and what he is. No president has so brazenly spoke to the American people with such discourtesy, disrespect, and complete disregard for our intelligence with the impunity as he has. And the Establishment Press does shoulder some blame for this atrocity of government, but it, just as the government, provides the product that the masses demand. If we the people want an accountable and morally based government, we would have one. And if we the people want an honest Establishment Press, we would have one. But, we do not demand high standards of morality or ethics of ourselves, so how can we honestly and truthfully demand it of someone or something else? And then how can we be shocked that the members of government continues to behave is such discourteous and immoral ways that put the nation’s existence in peril?

Thomas Jefferson may have said it best when he said, “Yes, we did produce a near-perfect republic. But will they keep it? Or will they, in the enjoyment of plenty, lose the memory of freedom? Material abundance without character is the path of destruction” and If a nation expects to be ignorant and free it expects what never was and never will be.” At the end of the day if you catch your soon-to-be-spouse cheating and lying to you before the marriage, and you don’t hold them accountable, then you get what you get. At the end of the day, we the people have the government that we desire, good or bad. At the end of the day, it is up to each of us to secure our prosperity and liberties for ourselves and our posterity.