Friday, July 01, 2011

Independence Day

I just heard a news report that the liberal side of America is calling July 4th a Republican propaganda holiday. This idea shows just how far we, as a people, have fallen. It is difficult to get excited about being separated from an oppressive English government as most US citizens are happy with an oppressive US government. A large percentage of Americans can not remember freedom and liberty for all. A big portion of society thinks that human nature can be improved and that the Constitution of the United States is antiquated.  How can such people be expected to celebrate the hard won freedom they are discarding at every turn?

The United States is based on the idea that each person has God given rights to Freedom, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness. All these concepts have been corrupted by 19th century European anti-monarchism. The founders of the USA were the first serious anti-monarchists and realized that the tendency of those trusted to govern would be a corruption dictated by human nature. So called European thinkers denied this from the mid n 19th century on (if not sooner). They were and are wrong.

The United States is based on freedom from government. That basis appears to be disappearing. Human nature tends to laziness, and oppression. The siren song that government can cure all ills is obviously a delusion embraced by many. It is interesting that most so called activists have never had a job but live by donations from agenda driven wealthy dominators. It is amazing how self righteous these parasites are when spending other people's money.

It is time for a new independence movement which encourages a return to the idea of personal responsibility for one's life and actions. This includes the responsibility to life a moral life: no stealing, no murder, no assault, and an exhibition of courteous behavior. Alas, this seems to be a pipe dream.

Most Americans, and other populations as well, are so poorly educated that they cannot think for themselves. It is a pitiful state of affairs and one that will not get better until it gets much worse.

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