As Americans from coast to coast, border to border turn the page on the 238th celebration of the nation’s birth, and at the same time bear witness to the sheer chaos and division that is flowing throughout the countryside like Sherman through Atlanta, one has to ask, WHAT IN THE HELL IS GOIN’ ON OUT HERE?!
From the halls of the federal Capital, the government education system, to Main Street, one would be strenuously pressed to find any reflection or resemblance of the basic fundamental intent of this nations founding principles. In fact, a very good argument can be made that it is those very principles that are under the most vigorous assault here at home today than they have ever been from foreigners since the Revolution.
We have a literal tidal wave of immigrants running over our southern borders; induced, enabled, and emboldened by the man who sits as the president of the United States to remain. In effect nullifying our nation’s southern borders and any notion of this being a nation of laws that are to be adhered to, particularly by those who are entrusted to enforce the laws. Federal Immigration and Nationality Act Section 8 USC 1324(a)(1)(A)(iv)(b)(iii), which is federal law, clearly states, “Any person who . . . encourages or induces an alien to . . . reside . . . knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such . . . residence is . . . in violation of law, shall be punished as provided . . . for each alien in respect to whom such a violation occurs . . . fined under title 18 . . . imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.” Now unless this law has been amended, changed, rescinded, or there is some other authority or law that is being acted covertly on, what is happening regarding immigrants coming into this country and staying “undocumented” is unlawful. Period! But should anyone stand in opposition to this unlawful act is to be branded a racist or anti-immigrant and silenced or censored.
The federal government is drowning in debt and is threatening to drag America down into the economic abyss along with it. This coupled with the fact that a majority of the U.S populace are politically ignorant, politically disengaged, and unwilling to hold their Congressmen accountable has finally unleashed the governmental beast to grow and consume the rights and liberties of the American people to its heart’s content. The government has created the Department of Homeland Security, expanded Medicare for senior citizens with a host of unfunded liabilities and expenses. It has spent Trillions in the TARP – Troubled Asset Relief Program, – on the so-called Stimulus Plan and the financial and medical system takeovers, via Dodd-Franks and Obamacare, respectively; which will take generations to repay and drag the nations quality and standard of life down to levels not seen since prior to the industrial revolution. None of the programs nor laws have expanded freedom or independence for the American people. But what they did do was to greatly expand the powers of the U.S government over the American people. Should anyone or group, such as the TEA Party rise in opposition and attempt to reattach the chains of responsible, accountable, and Constitutional restraints on those who took an oath to abide by the Constitution, they a called anarchist, racist, anti-government, and are silenced and censored.
The the Entitlement Class is the fastest growing sector of the American population today. More Americans today believe truthfully that they are owed something, either from the government, their kin, or from society as a whole. Much unlike in our past when masculine rugged individualism was an engrained cultural concept, we are now being transformed into a feminine nanny/dependent state of mind. From a time of the 1940’s when to receive charity was something worst than death, to today where the receipt of welfare is literally celebrated and sought, that we have nearly half of the population receiving some sort of government assistance.
The Silent Recession of today is only silent due to the massive amount of people receiving their life’s assistance from the government, i.e, housing, food, healthcare, TV, iPhones, etc, and the virtual blackout by the Establishment News Media. People just are not feeling the pain or inconvenience of having to go without as our forefathers did during past economic depressions and recessions. And when there’s a great story of tragedy caused by the failed governmental economic policies, such as what has happened to Detroit, the national Media is most curiously uninterested.
We have more able-bodied citizens sitting idle, under-employed, and unemployable than at anytime in our nations history. The transfer of our nations manufacturing industry to foreign lands, the decline of the Dollar’s buying power, as a result of the ever-expanding federal government’s debt, and the massive influx of not just low-skilled immigrants, legal and illegal, but high-skilled. Thereby reducing even more the pool of jobs for unemployed Americans at suitable wages, has only been immeasurably exacerbated by governmental policies such as Obamacare that is already forecasted to push millions of Americans and U.S citizens to the unemployment and under-employment roles. And what is the response of the federal government? The expansion of more assistance, via Food Stamps, Unemployment Insurance, and Disability Insurance, and establishing the notion the hard work and self-reliance is unnecessary. People are made more and more dependent and beholding to the federal government for their very existence. But if anyone should attempt to raise the alarm of this devaluation of our culture and standard of living by way of grossly counter-productive governmental policies they are called alarmist and anti-government, and are silenced and censored.
Today nearly everything about traditional Americanism, American idealism, and American principles are being driving out of our culture and society due to the deliberate mis-education system that the very question of what we stand for as a nation and people is no longer clear. The extreme Progressive Liberal’s view of Americanism that permeates today’s government education system is that of being racist, colonialist, war-mongering, the cause of the worlds ills, and religious bigots, due to the fact that we hold Christendom supreme to all other religions. We are being turned into a secularist nations. We have no longer any true identity or philosophy that which we can clearly stand for – it changes with the political wind. The barometer of what is right and wrong, true and false, legal and illegal, and good and bad is measured by how one may be feeling at the time. There is no longer a concept of absolutism. Even the very manner by which many of us obtain news is less about being informed than it is being entertained. The very foundations of having a strong a work ethic, high moral integrity and character, individualist spirit, having respect for law and order, and freedom to express unpopular views, are under assault in the country as in no time since our inception.
It is at times like these that I like to look what our fore-fathers and other great Americans have said or wrote on manners such as these. I believe that Abe Lincoln said it best regarding whether this nation’s downfall when he said, “if it ever reaches us, it must spring up amongst us. It can not come for abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.”
The basic ideal of Americanism is individual independence and freedom. But that comes with responsibility and accountability. At the end of the day, we have the nation the we want. We have the government that we want. And we will determined whether we as a nation and a people will bear the uncomfortable weight of freedom and independence, as our founders intended, or succumb to the ease of servitude and dependency.