Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Independence Day

I am a Canadian. I am also a big fan of the America envisioned by its founding fathers, at the time of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, on July 4, 1776. I was thrilled when, on moving to our present address thirteen years ago, my family was assigned a telephone number that ended in 1776.

The signers of the Declaration of Independence and later of the Constitution of the United States on September 17, 1787, might not recognize the United States of today. They would likely be disappointed to see an overbearing and irresponsible federal behemoth, and a populace that is a servant of government, not its master.

Still... there, there was a dream. It was a good dream. Many Americans and their friends here in Canada and elsewhere in the world, still hope for a return to the original American dream someday. It could happen. Freedom lovers all over the internet and the blogosphere write about liberty every day. They write about what America was, and can be again.

America led the way, once. Maybe it will again. It was an example to the world, once. Maybe it will be again.

Happy Independence Day, my American friends. Remember the Liberty Bell.


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  2. I believe that America's success, envisioned by her founding fathers, was based on their faith and morality. They described us as "one nation, under God." We are slipping away from this ideal, and a divided house cannot stand.

  3. Unfortunatly Bellezza, the case would appear to be much worse, when what is beneath the surface is examined.
    In America today, those who produce are constantly being told they have a "moral duty" to give the productivity of their lives away to those who do not deserve it. Often, this is palmed off under "Christian" religious termsor by atheists trying to one-up them. When the altruistic lie is confronted, the ruling establishment of unproductive, old-money, filthy-rich and abject poor (none of whom work or produce anything) imposes new or increased taxes upon them to make them carry the deadweight "for their own good" (as we've seen instituted in Massachusetts with "Universal Healthcare Coverage").
    Parasitic societies do not long endure, and all the religious excuses in the world cannot save them from the natural-selective consequences of their illogical behavior.

  4. The eventual outcome of the parasitic societies may well be, as desribed by Addison Wiggin and Bill Bonner in their book about the debt problems facing the United States, a big collapse. It may not happen tomorrow, or even next year, but nations can go bankrupt just like we, as individuals, can. The book is a good read, a blend of history and of economic realities, written in a style anyone can understand: