Ever since declaring its independence and defeating what was the world’s mightiest fighting force, America has been called many things, one being “the shining beacon on the hill,” which was to symbolize what others sought and strove to become. Since our emergence from a band of ragtag colonists, we, as a people, have been the emblematic testament to the might of freedom and the beneficiaries thereof. Selfless in its ideals, America has given up its blood and treasure to free those incapable of freeing themselves from the wraths of tyranny, asking for nothing in return other than for those once freed to remember well what the Almighty, himself, bequeath unto his finest creation – that all men should be free, and it is THAT let no other put asunder.
America, though, has been more than a beacon; for beacons merely are nothing more than a signal – a remote and inert indication of to where one should strive to be. Instead, America has not only illustrated what free men can achieve, but it has taken it upon itself to enable and support those willing to exhibit faith and desire for freedom, and that faith need only be the size of a mustard seed. And nothing has enticed the American resolve more than a cry out for help from those for whom despair has become the only and assured plight. America is, has been, and always will be the world’s “last best hope.” However, being the “ideal” that it is, it is highly likely that the current forces in play, may drive that ideal beyond its Atlantic and Pacific shores and out of this country and to where freedom and liberty is, yet, to be dismantled by the greatest threat known to free men – Leftism and its henchmen Liberals.
Since the American Revolution, muskets, rifles, and grenades have been taken up by a few good men to sail beyond the horizons, attempting to spread what we, Americans, have enjoyed for more than two centuries. Try as we might, we have failed at shouldering the insurgence of the democratic processes where demigods have held courts for longer than America has drawn its breath. Assured that other peoples have longed to have what has driven America to its crowning glory, we have tried time and time, again, to imbue fledgling societies with our strain of liberty, only to discover, post facto, that, despite what we hold to be that common connection among men, democratic freedom may not, after all be that common and accepted. Though it is impossible to poke a dog from under a porch with a rope, for decades we have attempted to poke the dogs of tyranny from under several geopolitical porches with the rope of democracy, never coming to grips with certain societies’ counterintuitive comfort with being under the thumbs of other men. Moreover, other men are born to seek domination over their brothers, and they take their charges from orders higher than the will of foreign men. And nothing short of their own deaths will prevail over this maniacal drive to enslave. So, are democratic societies born of military intervention, or dot they emerge from something as insidious as the undoing that is currently underway, here at home? I venture the latter.
The current Obama Administration has unleashed a barrage of strangling regulations and other confiscatory legislative oppressions, not to mention the infamous ObamaCare, all destined to eviscerate the country’s wondrous exceptionalism that draws throngs to its shores. No longer does Unum bind us into one, as class warfare has cloven us into ridiculous percentages that mean nothing more than spite from those, yet, to have their turn at America’s grand inheritance – prosperity. The very things that were once held up as reasons to be here have, now, become the very things used to bludgeon those left standing for its cause. We have become a nation driven by the shameless claims over thy neighbor’s treasures, short of his wife and children. Those who achieve are vilified and pilloried and deemed unworthy of what has been earned by the sweat of theirs or their father’s brow, especially if he is rich or White. And heaven help him if he is both.
No. Democracy may never have a chance at taking root from the turrets of military intervention. Instead, its true promise resides in the hearts of those who will be forced to forsake their once land of the free. Stripped of what was once core to being American, they will take what is theirs and leave this land of the brave, now land of the depraved, to settle, once again, where the beacon of liberty can be lit anew. But it will no longer reflect Red, White, and Blue. It will flash a huge yellow caution, pointing back to and ruing what could only be…made in America.