Tuesday, September 8, 2015

One Nation Under God?



theodore miraldi.

There was a time when we were not just Democrats, or Republicans, but Americans. When the community was inhabited by individuals who cared more about what was important to sustain a successful society. 

But the Halls of Power have decided that they are more important than the community, or society. We see it in our streets and schools, the children are lost, and if that is to be, this nation will perish.

The first Americans forged this nation to escape the persecution of a government that said, it was the representative of faith. That being truth was legally able to dictate the inner most belief systems its subjects most adhere by.

Our nation is being transformed by the edicts of men, and not the founding principles that are codified in our Constitution, and Bill of Rights. Reasonable accommodation does not mean  the surrender of conscience.

Recent history has shown the fruits of surrender in our decaying communities, and the at risk life of our children. The thirst for power has replaced the common good. Government has taken away the power of the ballot and replaced it with the power of deceit.

As nations rally around faith, our government punishes the faithful. As nations build their capabilities to defend themselves, our government reduces our ability to defend ourselves.

There is an evil dwelling within our nation, and it must be exorcised by the power of reason.

The  ideologues maintain, we must move forward, and only they are the architects of change. 

Wisdom dictates that reasonable discourse takes time and balance.

In being complacent we have lost our reason.

2 comments:

  1. Your post, although with good intentions I'm sure, perpetuates a lie that serves to grant power to the Central government they were never intended to have, and remove power from the people we were always meant to retain.
    Only after the War Between The States did Americans, giddy with the victory of Union forces and a still united America, begin to think of America in terms of "Nation".
    America was founded as, and always intended to remain, a Union of Free and Independent States (the terms "State" and "Nation" then and now are synonymous. That is why Great Britain and every other Nation are referred to in those documents as "States").
    Those Nation States in this Union now number 50 but their status has not changed.
    This "one nation" myth grants power to the General Government that they were never intended to have, and removes our God given right to govern ourselves from "we the people".
    America was certainly founded under a Christian God, but the idea of granting it nationhood and removing that exalted status from their States would have been anathema to our founders. America is no "nation"!
    Marvin Tyson

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  2. I agree with Marvin Tyson wholeheartedly. Most people do not realize the Civil War was not about slavery per se. It was about states rights. It was not till we were deep within the war that the Emancipation Proclamation was issue. And the states have been ceding power ever since. (If you want a good read on the Civil War without reading the voluminous history books I would recommend John Jakes North and South trilogy. He has incorporated a lot of real history in the books. Revie of him here; http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5768.John_Jakes)

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