“The notion that a radical is one who hates his country is naive and usually idiotic. He is, more likely, one who likes his country more than the rest of us, and is thus more disturbed than the rest of us when he sees it debauched. He is not a bad citizen turning to crime; he is a good citizen driven to despair.” -H. L. Mencken
UPDATE FOR 2020:
It’s easy to be happy (or a patriot) when you can cherry-pick all the beauty and joy of the world but completely ignore anything ‘negative.’ But this leaves one with such a limited view of reality that they are practically useless to change any of it for the better. The trick is to maintain a positive, upbeat attitude while fully recognizing, understanding and acknowledging the totality of the situation.
“It is the critic who is the true optimist.” – Jeron Lanier
The purpose of this blog is to extol what I believe are the most important concepts and ideas related to the guiding fundamental principles of the Republic of the United States. I intend to distinguish between what America was originally prescribed to be and what it has become, and what that means to the citizens of the Republic.
The sacred trust between government and the People they serve has been breached over time, in so many ways. Some may disagree, but it should, and can be evident to those with eyes to see and ears to hear. Fraud, fabrication, obfuscation, exploitation of the American people and others – it becomes increasingly clear every day, at least to this American, that this Government no longer has what is best for the American people in mind or at heart.
Under a Republic, it is the People who determine the course of government, for it is the individual of the Republic who holds all political power. Unfortunately, a great many Americans do not understand this principle and have unwittingly traded their civic responsibility, and thereby their civic recourse, for the pursuit of happiness. Happiness is now seen as an entitlement, something which the government is obligated to provide its People. The idea that the platform which America was intended to be – a safe, stable place to provide for the pursuit of happiness for all its People – no longer accompanies the idea that it is a platform which must be defended and maintained through vigilance and civic duty.
This site is not intended to change anything, my mission is simply to observe and report the truth as I see it. Those who are so compelled to recognize and acknowledge the truth for themselves are encouraged to do so, to whatever end. Hopefully, some information contained in this work can open that door for others, as it was opened for me by my Uncle Sam. The work and responsibility for change does not fall on any one man, such as a President, nor a political body, such as the Congress. The responsibility for the maintenance, and if necessary, change of a Republic falls squarely on the People. All of the People.
This blog is a compilation of some of my better or more poignant writings from about 2010 to 2017, many of which could be considered no more than rants, indubitably. Enjoy.