Friday, October 19, 2007

What does it mean to be an American?

The other day, I overheard two people, obviously strangers, talking about politics. The older gentleman called the younger man a "subversive." He said that since the young man was against the so-called "War on Terror," that he was for the terrorists and against America. He is therefore un-American, a traitor to his country, and that he should be arrested and sent to one of the many U.S. concentration camps around the globe like Abu-Ghraib or Guantanamo Bay.
This is what we've come to in America today. If an American doesn't believe in the government's propaganda, he is "un-American," and should be tortured, without due-process, without being found guilty, without any contact with family and loved ones for an indefinite amount of time or forever, whichever comes first. Does this sound "American" to you?

I thought the younger man's point of view was valid, and that the older gentleman should have known better, being supposedly wiser in his years. I believe that the Constitution is the Supreme Law of the Land. I believe that every good American citizen, including every elected official in the political sphere, has a duty, as an American, to uphold the Constitution. To uphold the Constitution, by the way for those who aren't fully aware, means to protect and obey the Constitution. Every American in a position of power and influence must protect and obey the Constitution, and that includes the members of the House of Representatives, The Senate, Congress and the President of the United States of America. The Constitution must be followed, obeyed, and adhered to no matter what the circumstances, no matter what, no ifs, ands or buts. Period.

More Americans have died on the battlefields of foreign lands in the so-called "War on Terror" than at Ground Zero on that horrible day of Tuesday, September 11, 2001. The reasons given for war against Iraq were false and based on lies. 9/11 has been used as an excuse to attack this defenseless country which had no WMD's and had absolutely nothing to do with 9/11. We've all but forgotten the so-called mastermind of 9/11--Osama...who? Have we found him yet?

How am I, as a free-thinking American, supposed to support a war that was planned and executed in ways that the Constitution (the Supreme Law of America) expressly forbids? How am I expected to support the President when he blatantly ignores the Supreme Law of America?

If the older man knew my view, he would probably lump me into the same category as his younger fellow American. Am I a "subversive" too? As an American, I love America and what it has always stood for since its birth: Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

How, then, am I a good American? Because I want, not the destruction of America, as this foolish man would most likely claim, but the prosperity of America. I want the wars to end, so the lives of American soldiers will be spared, so their injuries will stop. I want the troops to be home with their families and loved ones. I want America to go back to a gold standard so that we will never see inflation again. I want America to give up its adherence to Marxism, Socialism and Keynesian false economics, which make the rich poor, and the poor poorer. I want America to eliminate both its Nanny Welfare-State and its Daddy Warfare-State. I want the government to stop becoming Big Brother and stop trying to usurp the constitution and destroy all our liberties. I want the government to stop its obvious drive towards tyrranical one-world government, which would destroy America as we know it by crumbling our sovereignty. I want America to stay out of the affairs of other nations so we can stop being hated all over the world.

I want America to once again become the greatest nation in the history of the human race, the America that is not hated but loved and adored because it sets an example for the rest of the world to emulate. Now, how does this make me unpatriotic, un-American and a "subversive"? If anyone is subversive, it's the current fascist regime that is destroying the only document that protects us from the tyrrany of government gone wild. It's important that Americans stop following the herd like mindless cattle, and start analyzing what's going on around them. That is the American way!

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