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Published on WND 07/09/2001: Defending America
World Net Daily ^ | July 09, 2001 | J.R. Nyquist

Posted on 05/12/2014 11:21:24 PM PDT by No One Special

I sometimes feel foolish writing to defend this country. Why do I even bother? Last Thursday I quoted George Washington's Farewell Address, in which he asked his countrymen to indignantly frown "upon the first dawning of every attempt to alienate any portion of our country from the rest, or to enfeeble the sacred ties which now link together the various parts."

One would think I had quoted the devil, given the negative mail I received in response. Only one correspondent appeared to agree. The rest were of the opinion that quoting Washington was a "bogus" thing to do. After all, we're not a country. We're a shopping mall composed of 280 million sovereign individuals.

Who cares about the country?

If U.S. Defense Secretary Rumsfeld dismantles our MX missiles in 2002, if he also eliminates a large number of strategic bombers, there is little outrage. The shoppers yawn and continue on their spree. But quote George Washington on the subject of national unity and you get an avalanche of hate mail.

In this way you discover where people's heads are.

National unity is apparently controversial. Some people out there want to refight the Civil War. Has the country broken up underneath the surface, with 280 million sovereign individuals each going his or her own way? I suppose some of you have heard the expression "divide and conquer"? Besides the obvious dangers of disunity, those without a nation can only look forward to what the Jews experienced in Germany during the 1940s. I believe the expression which Hannah Arendt used to describe this condition was "stateless persons."

Those who revile the state do not fully understand what they revile. The Jews at Auschwitz were exterminated with ease because they were "stateless persons." The state is...

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Here is the article mentioned above that created the unexpcted reader static. Its title is "Utopianism, ideology and disunion". It is well worth the read.
1 posted on 05/12/2014 11:21:24 PM PDT by No One Special
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To: No One Special

There’s a big difference between “revile THE state”, and “revile THIS state”. There’s a lot of reviling going on these days, but it’s not all the same kind. “Patriots” and conservatives and the like revile the current “state” for its overreach, oppression, and dictatorial/tyrannical bent. Many on the left revile the traditional American “state” as being (in their view) outmoded, overly jingoistic, and not socialist enough. The problem arise in that the two positions are almost diametrically opposed. They cannot both be satisfied within the same national government.

The left is trying to pull the US towards their preferred status, while the right is trying to pull the US back to its preferred status. Right now, the actual “state” is somewhere between the two conditions and therefore satisfies neither group. In order for the government to reach one state or the other, someone is going to be disappointed. Disappointment will lead to disillusionment and resentment, which will likely lead to retaliation.


2 posted on 05/12/2014 11:49:39 PM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: No One Special

I think that this author misunderstands. Its not that we want to be stateless we just don’t want to pretend we are living in a constitutional Republic being required to obey only the laws that the elite political class believe are relevant only being able to speak truths that the elite political class calls truth and so on. We are headed toward a statist horror where freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom to be individuals with real ownership of our own property and earnings will be gone in all practical respects.

If the choice is waiting as our individual liberties and financial freedoms are sucked away and reaching an amicable divorce then I think it is time for a divorce. There is a big dangerous trend among the oligarchy. They are simply making gay marriage a constitutional right regardless of states rights or the citizens rights to vote. They are also doing the same with setting up Medicare Obamacare expansions and its not just Democrat Gov like Terry McAuliffe but Republican Govs that are doing this. We are seeing the EPA which is unconstitutional in its conception making up law out of whole cloth as are countless other agencies. So what do we do?

Its time to stop the insanity. We don’t have to just take it for the sake of unity because we already see where that leads and that is to the United States of California and I don’t want to live in the United States of California. We don’t have to refight the Civil war we can just agree to go our separate ways and live as neighbors who don’t always like each other. If you want to live in the United states of California then do it. I’ll live in the United States of Texas thank you very much and its clear that the progressives want to make sure that conservative states are forced to assimilate and conform to their unconstitutional edicts. I fear our system is broken beyond repair and we should not have to start killing each other to have it proven beyond a doubt.

I wish it were different but we face an enemy within that has corrupted our education system, has corrupted our military, and has a megaphone of propaganda that would make Goebbels proud. I’m sorry for my cynicism but I’m simply tired. Tired of losing even when we are winning. Tired of our worthless representatives acting like they are viewing the world from some alternate reality twilight zone where the plight of non-citizens is more important to them than the citizens that vote for them. I want to secure liberty for myself but more for my children and grandchildren(when they come) and Id rather have a sizeable portion of America firewalled from the insidious lawless progressive oligarchy rather than to steadily lose it piece by piece right from under our feet which is happening now whether we like it or not no matter how many referendums we win.

The big test will be if we take back the Senate and nothing changes. If the GOP leadership don’t get the message they will be putting the final nail in the coffin of this nation.
Do I think we can not win the nation? No I believe we can but I don’t see the willingness to do what it takes to reverse the oligarchy to stand against the lawless elite whose financial gain is driven not by their allegiance to serve the citizen but to serve themselves while they clearly believe that the rules are only for those who aren’t members of there class.


3 posted on 05/13/2014 12:02:39 AM PDT by Maelstorm
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To: No One Special

I used to be proud of this country. In 2003, it seemed as though we were united as a nation. There were enemies of freedom on the loose, and we successfully wrangled them up and tied up the noose. Now, our country is having trouble finding anything constructive. Most of the politicians now support and endorse the enemies of America, sensing that there’s a lot of Al Qaeda money to be had by giving them American soldiers as “sacrifices” to Allah.

The fact that so many conservatives are referring to themselves as libertarians now is depressing. They may subscribe to sound economic theory, but they otherwise embrace liberal hedonism with gutso. Young people are becoming atheists out of a desire to conform with youth culture (which is a lost cause), whereas before it was strictly out of a desire to rebel against God. The police used to care about protecting and serving; now they are frequently integrated into Democratic machine politics, and brainwashed into seizing guns from law abiding citizens.

Society used to be founded on the principle of protecting one another from nurcases. Nowadays, the people who have influence are either committed Stalinists or lazy kids too concerned with their Japanese video games.

I don’t see how we can save it.


4 posted on 05/13/2014 12:29:11 AM PDT by Objective Scrutator (All liberals are criminals, and all criminals are liberals)
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To: Objective Scrutator
I don’t see how we can save it.

Man up and ammo up. Thomas Jefferson was completely correct about his disdain for government although he knew governments had to exist, but in a limited form. He thought there would have to be a conflict every twenty years or so to maintain our freedoms and liberties.

The left has been emboldened and are destroying freedom and liberty. We true patriots must stake our lives and wealth to do what Jefferson knew would have to happen sooner or later.

6 posted on 05/13/2014 3:24:15 AM PDT by OldMissileer
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To: OldMissileer

Whoops, I should clarify what I mean by the country not being savable. This country’s political institutions may have been founded with the best of intentions, but they don’t exactly work when half of the population wants to murder or enslave the other half. Liberalism and its tenants can not remain legal if we as a nation truly value freedom.

Also, any household which does not have working firearms accessible should be regarded as foolish at best, or selfish at worst.


7 posted on 05/13/2014 8:27:43 AM PDT by Objective Scrutator (All liberals are criminals, and all criminals are liberals)
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8 posted on 05/13/2014 8:28:10 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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