• For the Sake of Her Founding Ideals America MUST Survive … And She Can Survive

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    Surge Summary: The history of America demonstrates what ideas work – and warns us about those that do not. The nation must survive for this reason; and it can if Americans respond the right way to the current crisis.

    by Larry Usoff

    From my vantage point of an accumulation of years, it’s becoming more and more clear, that we are on a road to our own destruction.  It’s not as though there haven’t been signs to read, or words written that would have saved us, if we bothered even the slightest bit, to read.  From the Founding Fathers who, in their great wisdom, gave us the Second Amendment, to the 45th President, we have had our ups and downs.  With the installation of the 46th President, we accelerated our headlong run into history and a possible oblivion.  The movies, books, even orators, have stressed the idea that freedom has to survive and, if it does, America will also.

    Being what might be called a world-class skeptic, today’s America is truly nothing like the one in which I and millions of others, grew up.  We were tops in so many things that now we rank below some undeveloped countries, it is not just embarrassing, it is downright dangerous.  Look around you, and see the mobs running wild, burning, looting, and not being taken care of by the authorities, and you get a general idea of where we are now.  Now, take many of those same rioters, having successfully gotten their message across, and put a far left government in place, they believe, and with good reason, that their “good times” are coming.

    What is, in my not-so-humble opinion, is a good time for a far left lefty loony?  For starters, he or she truly believes that the freebies that might be doled out are actually free.  Wake-up call: there is nothing free when it comes to money…somebody is paying for what you think is free and, in many cases, it’s YOU, the recipient of the free thing.

    In so many ways our “young people” have been the first and second generations that were given one-sided information about a plethora of things.  It is indicative of the one-sided information being doled out and spoon-fed to them that they now believe America is the cause of all the world’s ills.

    Before you say that it’s not ALL of the young people, think about any “man-in-the-street” type of interviews that were done during the campaign leading up to the election.  Did you see the total ignorance when asked about how the government works, or who said what, or even the blank stares and giggles when the question pertained to history, geography or anything that students of years gone by WOULD have known.

    Our educational system, once the envy of most of the world, has slipped.

    In a country where “all men are created equal” we have morphed into a society of classes, and that is not a good thing.  We have “the government” which, in many cases, is excluded from the laws and regulations that the rest of us have to follow.  The far left wants to alter that so that all endings are the same because the government will see to it that it does.  If we all START equal, then the outcome depends largely on the individual’s willingness to make his or her dream come true through hard work.

    It is not government’s job to see that you make a success of your career.  It is not the government’s job to make sure that you become rich and powerful.  According to our Constitution, the government is LIMITED in what it can do, and that was another brilliant thought the Founding Fathers had.  You must remember that they had fresh experiences with a foreign monarch, the Crown of England, and those experiences left a bitter taste in the colonist’s mouths.  They knew what they did not want, and they made sure that it was written, so the population of the colonies would not have to obey harsh laws.

    Without knowing the breadth and width of the land they had taken away from England, Americans, as they called themselves, began to explore the expanse of the country they fought for.  When you consider that the colonies put up “ragtag” armies and defeated what was then the mightiest army in the known world, it was a huge victory, even greater than was realized at the time.  Once the colonies were “settled” both population wise and politically wise, the western exploration began.

    With that expansion and the discoveries made during those excursions into the unknown, America learned that we had not only acquired a HUGE piece of the continent, but that the new parts had things that we needed.  There was farm land, cattle and sheep herding land and probably best of all, new places to bring this new concept of freedom.  That freedom did not always come freely, and wars and battles over ideas had to be fought and won, if the republic was to survive.

    PARTING SHOT: America must survive, and we patriots must do whatever we can to make sure that it does.  Speaking only for myself, I have believed for years that we were marching down the road to another civil war.  It is closer now than expected, but perhaps cooler heads will prevail, and we will avoid the open warfare.  The present administration has been installed due to what might be considered the biggest political hoax ever concocted.  The rule of law must be applied to everyone equally, as it was meant to be…and if it is, America WILL survive.

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    Larry Usoff, US Navy Retired. Articulate. Opinionated. Patriotic. Conservative. Cultured enough so that I can be taken almost anywhere. Makes no excuses for what I say or do, but takes responsibility for them. Duty. Honor. Country. E-mail me at: [email protected]


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