I grow weary of cowards.
I grow exceedingly weary of cowardice in Christians.
I remind myself that only 17% of the populous was interested in the original revolution.
>> I remind myself that only 17% of the populous was interested in the original revolution.
Heck, I say it only takes 20% to cause change.
True. But seven of my direct ancestors fought in that one and helped make the America that we used to love.
We easily have some 17% of the current population of the territory once known as the United States of America interested in revolution, or secession, or calling for a reaffirmation of the American ideals.
Offer, first, to divide the country amicibly. The counties/congressional districts that are colored in on the electoral maps as “red” areas, be allowed to separate from the pockets that are designated on these same maps as “blue” areas. The “blue” areas are given free rein to practice all the “social justice” and “fairness” they can stand, while the “red” area (which is nearly contiguous) is allowed to keep the customs and laws that have defined the ideal that is what the “United States of America” used to be. The words of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution apply and are enforced, as much on the central part of the government as on every state, province, county seat and township in the republic thus formed.
There will be an adjustment period. First of all, those who do not agree with the reversion to the previous standards of civility and conduct are forthwithly sent packing off to one of the “blue” areas, and for those trapped in the “blue” areas but find that brand of “liberty” not to be their choice, would be allowed to emigrate to the “red” area. Once the resettlement is essentially complete, a frontier shall be maintained separating all parts of the “red” area from the “blue” area, and only very extenuating circumstances will be considered for those who would attempt to penetrate the other side, such as asylum, or family considerations.
This, of course, means a goodly part of the persons charged with delivering the message of what our heritage is or should be, would have to be aligned to assure that some kind of subversion is not going on in schools and universities. Those activist teachers and instructors that are interested in implementing a “new way” may enter the “blue” zones, but would not be allowed to practice that same activism in the “red” area. Those teachers and instructors that have faith in the ideals that formed America in its first two centuries of existence are invited to enter and remain in the “red” area.
If this amicible division should prove to be too burdensome for the Washington, DC, wonks, then they should be properly reminded that there are some 300 million side arms out there, and the Second Amendment has not yet been rescinded.
It was more like a third, in the sources I saw years ago. The people were split third-third-third, the Tories and revolutionaries even and the third in the middle being noncommittal.
The fact I concentrate on more is that when the Tories lost, they lost everything. Homes, property, wealth -- they were stripped, if not killed. That is what bids fair to happen to us, if Obama gets his way and gets 25,000,000 Mexicans to the polls to elect people like him to state and federal offices.