I didn't vote for him.
I saw the writing on the wall. I saw where he came from and read all about the family who brought him into this world. I heard where he went to church for the last twenty years, through which was personally mentored, and that was enough. And in retrospect, I could never understand how people were all so googly eyed over him. The View thought he was sexy. America couldn't get enough of him vacationing in Hawaii. Ellen and Oprah just adored his every move and hung on every word.
Socialism. Marxism. Anti-establishment, radical dispositions and Chicago style
politics surrounded him and nobody seemed to care because by golly he was the symbol of hope.
Still, every President prior had the American dream, American ideals, and American faith fully embodied and emboldened from within. There was never a day we doubted that even for one second, even if we all didn't agree with the political party at the helm. We were sure that we stood as "ONE NATION" under God, indivisible, and justice for all. NOT G8 or G20 or Global America Under God, it specifically, and with due diligence says ONE.
Where is our self-reliance as a NATION?
"Society is a wave. The wave moves onward, but the water of which it is
composed does not. The same particle does not rise from the valley to the ridge.
Its unity is only phenomenal. The persons who make up a nation today,next year
die, and their experience with them." Emerson
I would love to know what Emerson would be saying right about now. I mean, if he was the
town crier way back when for getting the individual to wake-up and take responsibility for their
personal duty to make their own way and find their own happiness, then how desperate he must think we are in these revealing times as a nation.
We are eating the words of our new government as if its candy. We are entrusting our future, and our children's future, to a government so big that our debt will devour us from the inside out as the socialistic recovery plans take root. History proves these methods do not work and that we will have dire consequences as a result. More importantly, everything that we seem to be doing now is so outside the lines of our Constitution its not even funny.
Could it be our clear lack of individual self-reliance that may be to blame? And if so, then really we need to look no further than ourselves to fix it. But then again, if its true when they say that we are as strong as our weakest link, then God help us.
"He who knows that power is inborn, that he is weak because he has
looked for good out of him and elsewhere, and so perceiving, throws himself
unhesitatingly on his thought, instantly rights himself, stands in the erect
position, commands his limbs, works miracles; just as a man who stands on his
feet is stronger than a man who stands on his
Such power emanates from these words and yet most Americans will never in their life read them. How can you not respond with high hopes and visualize big dreams and begin taking steps forward to make it so! Emerson's final words begging for action saying, "Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles."
I tell you, if statesmen actually spoke like this I have to believe our fine nation wouldn't be fumbling by looking outside of herself for commendation, negotiation, in apology or in peace. We would only pay attention to what America can do all by herself. Taking this a step further I "ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country" as in the words of the infamous Kennedy Inaugural Address in January of 1961. Interestingly enough, six months before Obama was even born.
And if I may point out, it is interesting, being pretty much a conservative across the board, that I have referenced JFK twice now in the last two days! Fascinating...
Wake up people. Our nation owes other countries a lot of money (namely China) Our nation relies on other countries for basic necessities (namely Saudi Arabia). Our nation is seemingly finding it easier and easier to sell her soul in each new day.
It really can't continue like this for much longer unless you all want to sit on the proverbial couch -- made in China, of course, and quite possibly located in the Sahara --with not only an identity crisis like we last spoke, but now clearly overwhelmed with a serious case of denial. I don't think our health care plan will cover it, however I think there is a pill we can take...
Make it a good day, G