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I am writing this with a profound sense of urgency. I am an American who has expanded my education through hard work.  Nothing has ever been given to me on a silver platter.

I am just an average citizen with something to say. I read a lot about American politics and our corrupt government (on both sides of the isle), American history, our economy and world events.

One truth stands out – America is in deep kimchi. To bury one’s head in the sand or look the other way while our nation is on fire and do nothing is unconscionable.  If we intend to stand by and be an observer and not a participator in our constitutional process we will have no one to blame but ourselves.

There have been many warning signs of what has taken place over the last few years and it’s not a pretty picture. Many people tend to ignore what is going on in our government.


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Take a look back. In the 1930’s and through the second World War people ignored what was taking place around them, (its called complacency) and they allowed one of the most tyrannical governments on earth, lead by a great orator, to take over their country. We all know the end result but in saying that I’m quite sure there are a lot of young people today that do not have a clue what I am talking about.

There are a lot of truths about American History that are no longer taught in our nation’s Public Schools and Universities. This is a crying shame.

As the old saying goes “freedom is not free”and knowing this, there is a simple truth, “seek and you shall find”. With the advent of the internet, information is much easier to find. It’s all there so be informed and make competent decisions not based on the color of a person’s skin.

In 1776, fifty-six men, who were the leaders of the thirteen American colonies, signed their names below the last sentence of the Declaration of Independence, which reads-

“And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor”. 

I, for one, would be most surprised to find this same quality of Politicians in our elected Government today. A trusted body of  representatives that would make the same kind of pledge.

From their courageous decisions, the greatest nation in the history of the World was born.

The vision of the Founders is the bedrock of our nation and the hope of all peoples of all nations who yearn to live in freedom – in our Declaration of Independence, they penned these famous worlds:

 “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”.

At the time of its signing, there were about three million people in the thirteen American colonies. Today, according to Wikipedia, there are 25 full democracies and 53 flawed democracies around the World.

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