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.