I fear as we watch and listen to the painful political battling, fanned by the liberal biased media, that we lose all sense of the history upon which our nation was built. Politicians attempt to redefine the “American Dream” to fit their party’s scenario.
Our forefathers were born into a world where one’s bloodline in most cases defined their status in society for the rest of their lives. This feudal system kept the ruling class in power and the rabble in their places. This was true throughout the centuries. In the twentieth century, the United States was the only country that had military officers, who did not have a bloodline to define their station, because we didn’t have status based on heritage.
Our forefathers read John Locke and created a political system under which the Government reported to the people, rather than the reverse. What evolved in our early nation was the creation of a political system under which the individual had the right to work hard and become whatever they could. That is the “American Dream,” that an individual has the right to become what they can be, not what they are.
So began the “Noble Experiment,” which is still being tested today. Let’s look at how unique is the concept of government reporting to its constituents. Carl Marx writing the Communist Manifesto in the mid -1840s pointed out that were only two democracies in the world, Switzerland and the United States. All other nations were either a monarchy or some form of totalitarian government. As I see it, now that there are several democratic governments in Europe and other parts of the world, the citizens of those countries have a form of democracy that allows them to vote for who owes them, but their governments are still the owner.
Keep Texas Red,