Daily Wisdom

June 29, 2005

America, Who Are You Now?

Hawkeye® -- View From Above -- June 29, 2005
As we begin making plans to celebrate 229 years of American independence next week, it is worth stopping for a moment to look back at those 229 years and see how far we have come... and how far we have fallen, as a nation.

From its humble beginnings as 13 colonies, America has grown to 50 states stretching "from sea to shining sea". Founded on Biblical principles and the Judeo-Christian heritage, our nation's forefathers created the longest-lasting democracy in history.

At its birth, America was a nation that embraced God, embraced Christianity, and embraced even unfamiliar religions. Being a Christian nation, America opened its arms to welcome refugees from foreign oppression. The American people, many of them immigrants, overcame tremendous obstacles to share in the American dream. They became part of the "great melting pot" that produced "E Pluribus Unum" (From Many One). Most immigrants worked hard to learn the English language, to assimilate into the American culture, and to make sure that their children were assimilated -- even if they still promoted a pride in their ancestral roots.

Through the freedom of capitalism, economic enterprise flourished. With ingenuity and hard work, the American people created the most robust economy on the face of the earth. Even today, Americans have the highest standard of living, the most economic choices, the largest middle-class, and the greatest number of wealthy individuals in the world. And despite the claims of some, we are not stingy when it comes to sharing that wealth. America gives the most money away of any country on earth. We give the most foreign aid in absolute numbers. We give the most in the form of charity. We still have some poor among us, but we are working on that too.

America has the best educational system in the world. It is not always equal in all places, but those who want to learn can learn. Those who strive to excel will find opportunity. We have the best colleges and universities in the world. Students from nearly every country in the world come here to be educated.

When faced with the challenge of foreign wars, America responded. We fought two World Wars and freed millions from fascism. We fought a Cold War and freed millions from communism. Our brave men and women of the armed forces and their families have sacrificed much over the years in the name of freedom. They served at famous places like Normandy and Anzio. They served in jungles and deserts and God-forsaken places all over the globe. We owe them so much and have given them precious little. Because of them, America has the mightiest military in the world. Because of them, we are the only superpower in the world.

And if I stopped there, you'd think... Wow. That's great. What's so bad about that? And in truth, there's nothing wrong with THAT. But there is something wrong. And it's getting worse. Ronald Reagan may have been right when he said that our best days are yet before us, but there have been a few bad days since then as well. And I fear that more are coming.

America has forgotten its Judeo-Christian heritage. America has distanced itself from God, from Christianity and from the Bible. America has subverted the meanings of the words in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. America has created a "wall of separation" between God-Bible-Christianity and government that never existed in the minds of the Founders. So now, all religions EXCEPT Christianity are OK. Now, any scripture EXCEPT the Bible is OK. Now, any God EXCEPT the God of the Bible is OK. Instead, we worship the god of sex, the god of violence, the god of diversity.

We opened our arms to refugees and immigrants, and they came. At first, they sought to assimilate in the "great melting pot". Today, they don't do that. Instead, they want us to post signs everywhere in their languages. Today, they want us to teach their children in OUR schools using their language. Today, they have no intention of learning our language. They bring their foreign religions to this country and tell us to ignore ours, because they feel "excluded" when we practice ours. We are supposed to respect their religions and their scriptures, but they have no respect for ours. Today, it is "E Unum Pluribus" (From One Many). Today, it is "Diversity". Today, it is glorification of the different, the radical, the extreme. Conversely, today we denigrate conformity, tradition, and values.

Our economy is sapped by taxes. The government takes, but it does not want to give back. Businesses are hamstrung by rules and regulations, paperwork and bureaucracy. Ingenuity and hard work are stifled when success must be shared with an ungrateful government. Washington fat cats take our hard-earned money and put it into the pockets of their friends.

The Judicial Branch of the government has become the ruling oligarchy. They have trampled on the Constitution and the will of the people. They no longer uphold the law... they MAKE the law. They use foreign law to recreate our law. They change the meaning of the words to impose their agenda and their philosophy on America. They change the meaning of words to take our private property and give it others... their friends. The Constitution of the United States has been rendered moot.

The America of today, with its government, its judiciary, its principles, its culture, its values, its economy, and its media, is no longer a reflection of the one established by our Founding Fathers. America has begun its descent. God have mercy on us.


At 6/29/2005 9:47 PM , Blogger MargeinMI said...

May I be a proud FIRST to post on this thread. For starters, I'll say:


C'mon people! We've been the Silent Majority TOO LONG!!!! We made our voices heard last November, but unfortunately, they didn't really hear us. Make your voices heard! We still have the government 'for the people, of the people' for the time being. Let's make it work the way the founders laid it out. The naysayers are very loud and that's why things are changing. Let's make our voices heard!!!!!!!!!!! Take advantage of the way our government is SUPPOSED to work. Write your congresspersons, senators, and our President and let them know we won't accept the direction this country is going. It's NOT the way the Founding Fathers laid it out.

This IS the fork in the road. Which way do you want it to go?????

At 6/29/2005 10:44 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

You get a gold star for being first. And thanks for your enthusiasm! We've got to keep fighting the good fight.

At 6/29/2005 11:23 PM , Anonymous Maggie said...

It is not easy following MargeinMI.
Hawkeye....great blog today.
My great great grandfather immigrated from Germany in 1840 to escape religeous persecution.Being a farmer,he settled in Ohio.My grandfather moved to the mountains of Virginia, married and had 13 children.Each child worked to put the other thru college.What a country!What a family!All I can say is God, please bless America again.

At 6/30/2005 2:10 AM , Blogger Kajun said...

"E Pluribus Unum"--from many; one.

Sounds exactly like my dollars.

Margeinmi, One of our Senators visited us in a "townhall" meeting a couple of weeks ago.

The walls shook with the message in your post being conveyed to him, although he was in total agreement.

The local newspaper The Democrat mentioned only that he stopped by.

At 6/30/2005 6:05 AM , Blogger mig said...

I love this country. I love everything about it. The geography and the stories of the people that settled it. I have a wonderful list of pioneer stories, from which I came from. Western settlers from Europe. I hope we never loose it. I pray that Gods' people will inspire non-believers to atleast consider the faith. This country is a perenial of hope. We always have hope and the enthusiasm that springs from it. Happy 4th of July.And long may the Stars and Stripes wave.

At 6/30/2005 7:41 AM , Blogger camojack said...

Who said "all that is needed for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"?

At 6/30/2005 8:49 AM , Anonymous Maggie said...

Edmund Burke is given the credit for having said that,but according to my research on Google,it is bogus.The historians
concur that he may have said it,but did not write it down.The mystery continues.

Welcome home!

At 6/30/2005 1:07 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Thanks everyone for stopping by. Love your comments!

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