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Founding Ideas Tossed Aside

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posted on Apr, 6 2014 @ 09:12 PM
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The United States of America. A country founded by colonists who were seeking a place to be free to worship in whatever kind of church they wished. To be free from Britian's way. It grew into a place that became an example for the rest of the world. A place that was to show the world that democracy works and government is to serve the people. even the the name, United States of America was an inspiration to anyone wishing to become more than a government allowed them to be. A place without gestapo and a place that was the very definition of progress.

Was being the key word.

I love this country. i know there are places that writing that last paragraph would have the neighbors avoid you before they report you. I do consider myself very lucky to be born here.




posted on Apr, 6 2014 @ 09:15 PM
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I feel the same way, even though we are surrounded by facists and warlords, I still consider myself lucky because at least we have a little freedom "wiggle room". I think that will change for the worse soon, but in the end the people will rise above the ashes and create a world full of happiness. All we have is hope.
edit on th30pm14PM0pmSun, 06 Apr 2014 21:16:29 -0500America/Chicago by StayAware because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 6 2014 @ 09:15 PM
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If the grand Idea that was the United States had not been localized to one landmass, instead applied to all, the dream may have brought us forward but alas...............



posted on Apr, 6 2014 @ 09:33 PM
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Is there much difference between England and the states now really? As far as I can see the only real difference is England is slightly further down the road to oblivion.



posted on Apr, 6 2014 @ 09:38 PM
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Perhaps it isn't about the "United States of America", perhaps it is about the idea behind it.

What do I mean by this?

Well, the USA is simply a collection of lines drawn on a map. Nothing more. In the same way that hockey fans of one team may despise others at match time, it is all just a collection of ideas. We put our faith in an imaginary thing.

The fans of that hockey team (let's call them the A-team) assume that theirs is the better team. However, the B-team fans say that their team is better. You can be assured that fans of both teams will have all sorts of theories about what makes their team the best, but what it all comes down to are the people that make up that team.

The United States isn't the only "free country". In fact there are plenty of "free" countries in the world. I have friends in Australia who are quite happy to say they live in the "free world". The IDEA of the USA being the centre of the free world, is a little misguided. Certainly there are people in the US who would have you believe that the President is about to declare Martial Law and have everyone rounded up into FEMA camps. Others would argue the total opposite.

But, back up a little... these are just like the fans of the A-team and B-team. Their views are subjective. They have arrived at their conclusions as a result of peer influence, biased opinions, (possibly) bigotry, and a million other reasons besides.

Perhaps it isn't about the idea of the United States at all. What if it was simply time to acknowledge that as delcared in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, that we are all "born free and equal" wherever we are. That our choices reflect our circumstances, that by staying silent and doing nothing warlords can roam free to kill indiscriminately or that by actively participating in our communities we really can feed and clothe the poor or homeless - regardless of what flag flies overhead.

Perhaps I'm generalising too much, and being a bit too utopian for this time of night. Who knows...

I just wanted to add my thoughts on an interesting topic.



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