Skip to comments.The Founding Fathers Were Not Wrong
Posted on 11/12/2012 4:19:28 AM PST by ShadowDancer
It was an experiment that should have never worked. On paper and in conventional wisdom, the United States of America was a virtual impossibility. In no other time in the history of man had such a small group of men and women stood against such insurmountable odds, to stand and declare independence from the most powerful nation on the planet. Money was not on their side, manpower was not on their side. They had nothing but the determination and belief that the cause they were fighting for, that they were risking their fortunes and very lives for, was the most noble cause mankind had ever known. Freedom. This experiment was based on the idea that if man were left alone to work hard, to let their intelligence be uninhibited, to not be shackled by oppressive government but led by self government, they would flourish. They were not wrong. They proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that hard work, perseverance, and little intrusion could and would create the greatest country the world had ever born witness to. They were not wrong. We now are.
From the greatness that this country was founded on we now find ourselves mired in a society that no longer applauds hard work and success but vilifies it. Entitlement is the word of the day. Gone is the conception that if you want to achieve greatness you need to be willing to do whatever it takes to get there. Gone is the idea that you work to earn, now you are told you have earned what others have worked for. Sacrifice is now a laughable concept, and why should you have to sacrifice when others already have what you want and are expected to give it to you? We now live in a society that eschews personal responsibility in favor of moral laziness. Where a teenage girl cannot get eye drops from her doctor without parental consent but can get an abortion on demand with no parental involvement at all. We now live in a society where the enemies to our very freedoms are embraced with open arms but our friends have been left to fend for themselves. We have taken the greatest gift of freedom mankind has ever seen, all of the sacrifices and lives lost to get us there and keep us there, and we have cast it to the side in favor of a hand out instead of hand up.
The Founding Fathers were not wrong. We are. We have traded the Republic for free birth control.
Great post, thank you.
Thank you. I lost a lot of ‘friends’ over this. Can’t say I give one iota of a damn.
I lost a few on facebook, liberals who can’t handle the truth. I responded to every lie with the truth, and shared and commented on articles that supported my positions. I got unfriended, or they just shut up.
My cousin started up again, and when she had no facts to support her position, I called it like I see it. I told her that the things she was saying about conservatives sound suspiciously like what was once said of Jews. (We are both Jewish). Now she’s demanding that I drop the supject. I’m happy to do so, but I’ll be calling the lies when I see them.
I for one thinks the Tea Party should adopt some form of uniform or signage of the group as a whole. It could be tricorn hats for all I care but no berets.
Could be an armband, it could be a modified flag pin such as the Gadsden flag with an AR rifle.
But we should adopt a universal uniform and wear it daily, to show our numbers, to show we are not afraid to wear our colors with pride.
The MSM and the left is painting us as terrorists, better to be regarded with awe as being crazy than be tormented, persecuted and even eliminated as surrenderists.
All of these have been damaged, but not destroyed and all can be restored.
That is the foundation of our revolution and Constitution, enshrined in our Declaration and Article I Section 1. There is no moral obligation to obey anything other than laws passed by our representatives. I don't care what 100 years of knuckle-headed "jurisprudence" says, there is no historic support for the idiotic notion that Congress may assign powers granted by We The People. Absent Congressional approval, regulations and diktats are logically void.
Sounds too much like the Brown Shirts & swastika arm bands of Nazi Germany.
An American flag lapel pin is the ticket. The Liberals hate the flag.
“Christian (mostly Protestant) religion”
Would that be the Protestant religions promoting homosexuality & perversion? Maybe those that favor the Palestinian terrorists over democratic Israel?
If I had to pick the one that does not fit in this group, this one has to be it. It is sad, but lately, true. You might be right about the Protestantism of 50-100 years ago, but not today’s Protestantism.
(No, I am not Catholic!)
A better fit is morality, honor, & integrity, things sorely lacking in our society.
“uniform or signage of the group as a whole. “
Count me in.
Sorry to burst your bubble, wut WWIII is here. Freedom lovers verse everyone else, and it knows no national boundaries.
And very few that I personally know even give a damn.
So Catholicism doesn’t fit into your model?
There were very, very few Catholics in America prior to 1820. So, no, it really doesn’t. Maryland had so few Catholics that it had to import Protestants prior to about 1800.
It would be the Protestant religion as the one that dominated America from 1607 to the 1850s. Yes, that one. No, “morality, honor and integrity” are not possible, we argue, without Christianity.
I would like to replace the word “conservative” with the term “originalist”. World for me.
Yet your model goes up to 1945 and a good deal of the basic tenets of the Church are espoused by Conservative ideology. Might want to at least add a footnote. :)
Basically it deals with why the pillars, established in the late 1700s, are largely gone in the rest of the world by 1945.
Ah, got you. Sounds like a very interesting read.
We certainly don’t disregard Catholicism, but one of the elements of common law-—that law is given by God and bubbles upward, rather than given to a ruler and is dispensed downward-—is more tied to the Protestant Reformation (although some of the Religioso Libertad movements, while communistic in tone, have some of this sentiment).