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What Does America Stand For?

Author: John Wilson, Founder, Americans for the Constitution

Does America have a personality any more? Does America have character any more? What exactly does America stand for now? When the Declaration of Independence was written – America had a purpose. When the Constitution was written America had a purpose. But over the decades and through the centuries it seems America has drifted from its purpose, its goals and its character.

What is the character of America today? Do you feel America is still the land of the free and the home of the brave? Do you feel America is filled with hard working Americans anymore or is it filled with people who are here for a free ride?

America stood for hard work, perseverance, never giving up and allowing everyone the chance to achieve their financial dreams – does this climate still exist? Do you feel that America is the place to achieve all your financial dreams? Do you feel comfortable starting up a new business in this “rapidly turning Socialist” society? Or are there now too many restrictions, regulations and taxes?

America stood for a government that was built by the people and for the people. A government that consisted of elected officials – chosen by the people – elected officials who swore to uphold the Constitution and its intent. What has happened to honesty in America? What has happened to character in America? Do you trust your elected officials? Do you feel the government is now completely corrupt and filled with individuals who are only in it for their own personal good?

This is why they have quickly ruined our economy and the moral fabric of our society. A government cannot be run based on the individual desires of its politicians – it must be run based on the good of society as a whole – decisions must be made with clarity, honesty and moral character without the need to satisfy personal greed.

This is the problem America is now facing. A character and trust problem. Because of the rampant corruption that those in power have exercised – the American people no longer trust their elected officials. Can our elected officials really look in the mirror with pride. Can they really look at themselves and be proud of what they have done for America – to America?

America stood for Capitalism, entrepreneurs, ingenuity and hard work – what has happened? Where has this attitude gone? America now seems to stand for Fascism – total government control – government control of the economy and government control of every aspect of your lives. Is this what America now stands for? Is this what a large portion of the populous wants? I am sorry to say that those on the government dole – which is growing everyday – those receiving government payment – they do want this – they do want to be taken care of.

Were the hard working, tax paying American people asleep at the wheel for the past 30 years? Did we sufficiently trust our elected officials to the point that they simply saw the blind trust and apathetic attitudes – and took advantage of this sleeping populous to line their own pockets - at the expense of the American people? Give them a foot they take a yard – give them a yard they take a mile. We can no longer trust our elected officials.

Is America now only about money? America was not always about money. It was about family, God, respect, care for each other and freedom. Now America is all about making money and spending money – at any and all expense.

TV is now run by greed. The morals and respect once displayed through our televisions is now gone and replaced by immorality, decadence and filth. Their goal is now to simply get viewers and sell advertising – by showing whatever it takes to satisfy the cravings of an increasingly dumbed down and apathetic audience. All at the expense of the nations young children who are watching the TV and being formed by its teachings.

So where is this country headed? Our country is out of control. It is now like a pot of water that is beginning to bubble over. If left on the heat and allowed to bubble over – eventually the water will dry up and the pot will burn. This is where our country is headed. Without any moral character in how Americans live their lives, without any character or honesty in how our elected officials govern this country – this country’s pot of water is soon to boil over.

This country cannot keep slamming ahead full tilt without some type of cataclysmic occurrence snapping every citizen back to reality. An event that will snap the American people back to reality as did the tragedy of 9/11. However, this new event may take the form of a severe depression and inflation – because of our governments actions – that blankets our country for the coming years just as if it were a big dark cloud hovering over our land. I don’t want this to occur – but based on where we are and where we are heading as a country – this event is not only necessary but it will be the best thing that could happen to America – giving us our real America back and cleansing our society of it’s unmitigated greed.

America needs to be cleansed of its arrogant corruption and greed. Once again the American citizen must be humbled and reminded of where we came from – how we all started. It was in a single room in Philadelphia packed by intelligent, educated individuals with common sense who had as their focus – the greater good of the people and America’s future. Too many years have now passed and apparently these men and their deeds have been long since forgotten.Â

We need these people back again. We need leaders we can actually quote. is there any one today you can quote? And have that quote last for decades? Does any one of our leaders say anything anymore that’s even worth repeating? Where is the great rhetoric of our founders? Will any leader please stand up without a written script? We need leaders who say things that aren’t written down for them. We need leaders who speak from their hearts with pride, character and the belief that America is for the people and by the people.

America needs to figure out what it stands for before we can right this ship and head back down the road toward Capitalism, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Stand with me in this forum and voice your opinion. Stand with me as a tax paying American who believes in Capitalism and all its virtues. Stand strong with me and shout your displeasure with the direction our country is going in – help me right the ship and redefine what America stands for.

Remember watching Superman when you were younger? At the end of the intro they said that Superman would fight for “Truth. justice and the American way”. This is what we need. We need a leader who will fight for the American people. We need a leader and a mindset that will fight for “truth, justice and the American way”. The question is – what is the American way? The answers are in the Constitution. Make your voice heard today.

DMU Timestamp: February 08, 2018 18:47





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