It has long been the Leftist goal to remove Moral Authority from the United States.
And, it seems they have.
To tap out the rest of this post demands a discussion on American Exceptionalism. So here goes.
Liberals would have you believe American Exceptionalism is the feeling American’s have where they see themselves as Superior Individuals compared to all the rest of the Worlds inhabitants. It’s imperative for the Progressive Left to keep this definition alive in the minds of their followers because a genuine understanding of American Exceptionalism would lead their minions away from the Socialist Agenda for America.
In truth, American Exceptionalism in not about you, me, or any individual. It’s about the way this country was founded. When the term American Exceptionalism is employed it refers to the Freedom and Liberty of the Individual this Country was designed to protect. It refers to our Natural Right’s which we possess not by the grace of government but by the fact we Exist as Individual Human Beings. It refers to a structure unique in the World. An Experiment which has demonstrated Self Governance and the profound acceleration of achievement such Liberty and Freedom fosters. We were designed to Govern from the Bottom Up… not from the Top Down. We were established where Government worked for us and was intentionally kept small so not to interfere with our lives. This Design separates us from every other country in the World, or at least it once did. And the reason this has changed is not because other Nations have adopted our Revolutionary Idea of Government. Quite the opposite.
But back to the point, the Left cannot have an honest conversation regarding American Exceptionalism because it supports removal of the power of State over Citizen. It questions the application of Force the Social Democrat requires in order to guarantee you’re making the ‘choices’ they demand you make. And that kind of questioning cannot be allowed.
So here we are…
What frayed remnants of the United States’ original form we see today is very close to being beyond mending.
The Socialist Left has been able, through a determined war of attrition, to dismantle the protections once held so closely by every American Citizen. They have overtly disregarded the Constitution by placing Liberal Judges in appointed positions to ‘interpret’ law in whatever way favors their agenda, convinced the public to elect politicians who refuse to be honest about their designs for the country until they wrest enough influence that they cannot be stopped, and most insidiously created Addicts of the Citizenry by handing them other people’s money and making them dependents upon the Statist system… thus cementing their hold on power.
After decades of the above,
We can no longer claim to be the Champions of Freedom and Liberty.
We can no longer claim to stand for Individual Rights and Self Governance.
There was a time our adventures around the Globe were cloaked in the mantle of Moral Superiority.
And that Superiority was recognized by the World.
No other Country on Earth had the long waiting lists of those who wished to enjoy the Freedoms The United States offered to every Individual.
There can be no greater endorsement of this Great Experiment.
But in a relative short period of time, the Left has succeeded in creating an America that is similar if not identical to every Socialist Democracy World over. They achieved this by abandoning the Individual for the State. Their Victory is the Moral high ground once possessed by the united States has been lost.
Like a self-fulfilling prophecy, The Progressives have long told us we are oppressors, and have subsequently made us so through their actions.
The United States is not Special. Or certainly not as special as it once was.
We have stood (and some might offer standing) idly by and watched the death of the Individual, and all the creativity, energy and drive that free human beings bring to the World.
There is no longer such a thing as American Exceptionalism.
The Left has finally created the World they accused us of having all along.
And, as it is with all things Marxist… nothing can be unique.
Through the designs of the Liberal Left, We have abdicated our moral authority… and become everyone else.
Now that we Ceded our Moral Authority, we must question everything our Country does. We must question every decision our Representatives make. We must join the World in mistrust of American Actions…
…just not for the same reasons.
Can we return to being the Shining City on the Hill?
Or, Will we stand by while our light is extinguished and allow ourselves to be forever hidden from a World longing for Freedom?
To the last question… Apparently, yes.