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Is it Too Late to Save America?

Posted in Political by J. D. Longstreet on July 19, 2007

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Is It Too Late to Save America?… And Do We Want to?

Profound question, what? I’ll bet the same question has been floating around in your mind but you have been reluctant to bring it to the forefront… and gaze upon it …and ponder.

It is a difficult thing to admit: that America is in deep trouble and may not survive. But there it is.

We have a government, which is dysfunctional, to say the least. We have a military which has been emasculated by that government, and we have a President who is more interested, it seems, in turning America into Northern Mexico that protecting America’s people from ALL enemies, domestic, and foreign. We have a Supreme Court which simply assumes powers it does not constitutionally have and takes it upon itself to make law where none existed before (even thought the constitution vests that power in the Congress alone!) as well as “find” restrictions on the American citizen, in the constitution, which are simply not there… except “IF” the Supreme Court says they are!

We have a citizenry angry over a non-responsive government. A citizenry angry that the government is showing a marked tendency to swing left into socialism.

We have a country in turmoil. If polls can be believed: we don’t much care for our President… and we LOATHE the Congress… and we are irritated, no end, by the Supreme Court.

Americans of my generation look around us and we don’t recognize America, anymore. It is not the country we offered our lives for in it’s military services. Many actually question whether they would be willing to offer their lives, a second time, for the America of today. The answer is not encouraging.

Twice before America has found herself in this situation. Twice before it has lead to war on this continent.

Soon, the Islamofacists will explode a nuclear device in one of our large cities. (It would be naive to think otherwise.) There is a better than even chance the country, or at least a part of the country, will be placed under martial law. And THAT may be the straw that breaks the camel’s back. Martial law is, for all intents and purposes, dictatorship. Citizen’s rights are suspended. You are at the mercy of the government. Will you stand for that? Will America stand for that?

Fellow Americans… we are in deep trouble.

I suppose the title of this piece might be changed to: Is America Worth Saving?

Americans have some serious soul-searching to do. And therein lies my deepest concern. I no longer believe Americans are capable of introspection. Back when America cherished individualism, introspection was valued. It was what an individual did to seek out his, or her, core belief. To establish whom, exactly, that individual was. To learn his, or her, limits… and on and on. It was an exercise in “Know Thyself”!

‘Tis a rare thing to find a person who “knows himself” today. We assume personas we think will result in our being loved and respected by a populace every bit as warped as we are.

We have recently begun a national campaign, at the end of which, we will choose our nation’s leader. And every candidate we are being offered is deeply, deeply, flawed. There is not a qualified leader among them. Yet, we will select one from their ranks and we will make excuses for their flaws and we will stumble on, as a nation, toward oblivion.

The idea that was America has, somehow, been lost. Can we find it again? I doubt it. Usually, fate places the brass ring within our reach only once.

It has been said, by smarter men than me, that all great nations commit suicide. I believe that. I have watched with horror, since the early 1960’s, as this nation spiraled downward into mediocrity. The pain of watching my nation, my homeland, and my people, committing suicide is indescribable. America has simply lost the will to be great. It is simply too much work.

I have come to believe that, subconsciously, we know this… and that is why we try, so hard, to re-write our history, and re-name streets, and buildings, and such. I think our ancestors, who put us to shame as Americans, and as men, embarrass us! For we know we cannot hold a candle to their likes.

When I view that crowd of “weaklings” we Americans elected to lead us, in our nations government, I tremble with horror and dread at our prospects as a nation.

Yes, I cling to the America of the 19th century. They were real Americans then. Even when the country split into two nations, both sides were the grandchildren of the men who had fought King George’s finest for their freedom and independence… and won! Even when the Northern and Southern forces fought bloody battles claiming thousands of lives on both sides, on occasion, they would cease firing to stand and cheer and applaud the bravery of the men on the other side. That’s AMERICAN!

We’ve lost something fellow Americans. We’ve lost our soul as a country. As Faust did, we have made a deal, or multiple deals, with the devil of socialism and it has eaten away our nations soul.

When we are so intellectually challenged (Weak Minded) that we buy into, quite likely, the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on mankind, Global Warming, and… when we allow a conglomeration of the largest collection of dictators, tyrants, thieves, and assorted brigands, such as the UN, to hold a Damocles Sword over our heads, and when we allow a rag-tag bunch of religious nuts, the Islamofacists, to murder us with near impunity, and tin-pot dictators, in the Middle East, to cause us to sleep in fear, then we are not men, We are certainly not American men! Our forefathers would not have allowed any of this we so willingly tolerate today.

America, we desperately need to take stock of who we are and compare that to who we were. There is very little, if any, comparison.

I realize I have asked a lot of questions and have offered no answers. Why? Because I have no answers. Sometimes the best service one can offer is, simply, to ask the question(s). I must admit that I have been totally unprepared for an America such as we have today. I am a man out of time. I readily admit that.

I will, however, venture this: I’d like to think my beloved country could save itself. But, short of a fresh start, frankly, I don’t see how.

Are you familiar with The American’s Creed? No… not the Pledge of Allegiance… the American’s CREED. Different thing. It is official. The US House of Representatives adopted it in 1918. William Tyler Page wrote it. Here is the text of “The American’s Creed”:

I believe in the United States of America as a Government of the People, by the People, for the People; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; A democracy in a republic, a sovereign Nation of many Sovereign States; a perfect Union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of Freedom, Equality, Justice, and Humanity for which American Patriots sacrificed their Lives and Fortunes.

I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to Love it; to Support its Constitution; to obey its laws; to Respect its Flag; and to defend it against all enemies.”

WOW! That’s powerful! But, notice, if you will, when it was written. 1917. Things sure have changed since.

Be honest now… had you ever even heard of The American’s Creed before today??? If not… ask yourself… why not? Is it because you were spoon fed the politically correct version of American History in school? Much of what passes for American History today is blatantly false… rewritten to suit some idea of Utopia, which does not exist, and never will. And this rewriting of whom we were… changes who we are. A great deal of the credit for America’s decline can be laid at the feet of those who have written America’s greatness out of the record.

As my life cycle winds down, now, I rest in the knowledge that My America is bound to my heartstrings with bonds of love, loyalty, and respect. For, even if we have failed… at least… we made the effort. And for a brief, shining moment, America was, well, America.


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