The United States is the richest, most powerful nation to have ever existed on this planet. Yet we seem to be headed down the same path as other large, powerful, and successful nations in history. We seem to be destined to collapse, not due to an outside power, but due to our own selfish greed for more power, more material things, more personal liberties for some at the expense of those for the rest of society. This need not be the case.
American ideals don’t seem to mean as much to Americans as they used to. That old fashioned flag-waving, patriotism has vanished from our nation’s landscape. Our major political parties in America have lost touch with the the core of American people and our elected officials work harder to gain more personal power and to undermine their political opposition than they do to solve America’s problems. The press has decided that it is just as important to make the news as it is to report it. Our judicial system has been altered to the point that judges are making law instead of upholding existing laws. Our education system has become a place where political correctness is the primary subject being taught while our children are falling farther and farther behind their counterparts in other parts of the world. Our economy is floundering, our sovereignty is being threatened from within, we are being invaded by illegal aliens, we are dangerously dependent on foreign energy sources and our military is extended to the point of exhaustion. America is slipping into mediocrity because we are allowing it to happen.
People say, what can I do? I’m only one person and have no influence or control over those who are in power.
The answer begins with the first three words of Constitution of the United States…We the people. In this country, the people are the real owners of power, not the government. Our founding fathers were both daring and brilliant. Those fifty-five men in Philadelphia during the summer of 1787 worked to form a document unlike any before. The Constitution does not grant powers from a government to its people, but grants the powers that our government has from its people. We the people!
We need to start taking our power back from those who would try to limit it or deny it all together. The same as when that ragtag Continental Army took on the strongest military in the world in the cause of freedom. They were patriots. It is time to act. It is time to preserve our country. It is time for a rebirth of that good, old-fashioned, flag-waving, song-singing patriotism. It is a goal that could possibly help save our country. Let us begin a dialogue with the Constitution in mind and of our goal of renewed patriotism in our hearts, so that we too, can be called patriots.