Like Freedom. Because 237 years later we’re a shell of what we used to be. We’re nothing but an Empire rotting from within. Look at how many people are unemployed and are having to depend on welfare and food stamps if you don’t believe me.
This 4th of July caused me to look around at what we’ve become.
Everything is backwards. Lawyers subvert the law. Doctors dont heal anymore, just medicate. Teachers indoctrinate and punish free thought. Journalists peddle propaganda and avoid the truth. And our politicians are morally bankrupt and treat their constituents like serfs.
Maybe after 237 years America has lost its way?
And what does this Country stand for anymore that would make people want to become Americans? Death from above by indiscriminate drones. Or the fact that we spy on the ENTIRE WORLD. Or maybe our meddling in the internal affairs of countries in just about every corner of globe?
We even had the temerity to force the President of Bolivia’s plane to land- from airspace we don’t even control- because NSA whistle blower, Edward Snowden was rumored to be on board.
But here’s a question for you; is the USA still a beacon of freedom for the World to aspire to become? Or just a modern day Roman Empire inflicting it’s jingoistic view of Pax America? We’ve got military bases in over a 170 countries which makes the answer to that question pretty self explanatory.
A Gallup Poll came out recently that asked whether the signers of the Declaration of Independence would be proud of what the USA has become. A resounding 71% of respondents said they would not. I’m not going to go over President Washington‘s farewell address – Google it if you are so inclined – but this Nation has fallen into every trap our 1st President warned us about. And we are weak, divided and bankrupt because we have ceased to be a great nation and are rapidly devolving into a failing empire.
The thing about empires history teaches is that they always collapse.
And this makes me sad.
Should I travel internationally anytime soon, I’ll claim to be from the Canadian Province of Manitoba, if for no other reason than not wanting to deal with the baggage that comes with being an American. Don’t get me wrong, I still love my Country – it’s just the political leadership, or lack thereof, that brings me great heartache and shame.
It is not too late for America to find its way again…but we’re running out of time.