An incredibly common mistake that Americans make is to believe everyone else around the world has tried our form of government and it has failed.
The closest thing the world has seen to our Republic was Rome, and they fell because of internal decay.
While the rest of the world might profess to have tried it, they have not. Not once… ever. World history is, however, littered with failed Monarchies, Dictatorships, Oligarchies, Socialist Utopias and myriad other attempts at the Communist Paradise.
Currently these paradigms are at a state of implosion. So desperate are they to hold on to power they have taken to blaming “Capitalism”. Like a teenager caught in a lie, the screaming gets louder and they to find ways to blame you… or worse, call what they are doing “Capitalism” in a desperate attempt to retain their power and avoid the blame themselves.
This makes sense because who else are they going to blame?
The rest of the world, and all of our own home grown Socialists, blame Free-Markets, Individual Liberty and Freedom for the woes they are responsible for creating…
Why do we seem so sure that “The American Way” will survive?
Why do we believe that we judge each other based on the content of our character? Is that true? Or, have we institutionalized racism… just like the rest of the world?
Why do we think that all reasonable people see the logic in Freedom and Liberty of the Individual through a Democratically elected, Constitutionally Limited, Government when our own leaders state outwardly that the “system is broken”? And, why do these same politicians want to change it into something “new” and not restore it to its previous brilliance, the brilliance they supposedly wish still existed?
What makes us different from the rest of the world?
No platitudes! What exactly?
Why do we think those we have put in office, those who overtly disregard, ignore, work around, the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, would defend the Republic?
Do you believe it is because the office we installed them into requires they swear to uphold the it?
Have their actions demonstrated they take that oath seriously? Or does it seem they only uphold the parts they like… and then, only when they like them?
I’m serious here… Why do we think that?
What happens to these people when they violate that oath? What happens to these people when they break the law? Anything?
What does illegal mean? What does it mean for you compared to those we have given a modicum of power?
Is this the America you think you live in?
Does the reality meet the expectation?
Is Socialism the answer? Are we all to be ruled?
Or, is Individual Liberty the answer? Are we to rule ourselves?
Pour yourself an adult Beverage and ponder these questions.
(Originally Posted 062513)