posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 05:01 PM
Headlines daily read "America Divided". Ever since the 2000 Election, we have become a Nation obsessed with Red vs. Blue, Us vs. Them to the point
that it has become detrimental and unhealthy to us as a Nation.
Want to know a secret? None of us are Red or Blue. We are all Purple!
Want to know another secret? There hasn't been a time when we were not "divided"!
The nature of our form of Representational Democratic Republic is one where no one gets their way. Instead, it is a system of compromise, of give and
take, of making concessions, so that we can remain united. It is not a system of Government that allows for any one side to happy all of the time. It
is not a system of Government that allows for any one side to even be happy some of the time. It is a system of Government that instead allows for
each viewpoint to have a say, yet no one side to rule over any minority. The nature of our Government requires all sides to meet somewhere in between,
offering watered-down versions of what each side wants, but all sides can live with even if they aren't happy with it.
Most importantly, our Representational Democratic Republic allows for change. Our Governmental model is far from perfect, and is perhaps the most
inefficient model of government next to Direct Democracy, but it is structured in such a way that it can be changed without disrupting the balance of
power, without giving Red or Blue the opportunity to infringe the rights of the other, so that even a minority may have representation and a say in
how they are governed.
People like Ron Paul understand this, and he is not alone, even amongst Congress. Government is broke, but you don't fix something by speaking of
Secession or Insurrection just because your Government isn't exactly what you want it to be. Just because you have a Ford instead of a Ferrari,
doesn't justify going out and taking a Ferrari at gun-point or under threat of violence when your Ford is broken down. The proper thing to do is to
get underneath the hood of your Ford and fix what is broken from the inside. That is what people like Ron Paul do, and the reason he has my respect
while political pundits on the sidelines who would rather spout rhetoric and incense the masses to acting out in violent insurrection rather than do
something constructive will never get my respect.
Our Government has been broken since 1829. It didn't take long for Corruption to have it's toll. In those years since, we have grown to such an
unmanageable size as a Nation that our broken Government grew proportionately as bloated, and the Corruption came to seem proportionately larger, even
though it is no more widespread than it was almost 200 years ago.
Yet, when the Confederate States seceded from the Union beginning in 1860, our Government sent in Federal Troops to keep them from doing such, and War
broke out. Despite it being the bloodiest War our Nation has ever seen, it was done for the right reasons...to keep our Nation whole. The great losses
felt on both sides was a reminder of why we are a Nation, paid for in blood.
When our Founders made this Nation, and the Colonies joined United, it was under the premise of "All for One and One for All." Despite our many
differences, creeds, religions, and even political platforms, we are all in the same boat. If some of the people on the boat want to row one way and
some other people on the boat want to row another way, then a consensus has to be formed, for the benefit of all, for if both groups row in the
direction they want to go, then the boat will just go in circles, and if one of the sides throws the other side overboard then they will only make it
half as far, and if the sides break the boat in half, both halves will sink. So it is with our Country.
We can't kick the people out of our Country that we don't agree with. Our many differences is what makes us unique and strong.
We can't adamantly refuse to abide by consensus and do our own thing while everyone does the opposite because that will get us no where fast. We have
to work together or nothing will work at all.
We can't let anyone break up this Country into different parts. If California, the richest of States in the Union can't make it, then what makes you
think any other State can go it alone? Like it or not, we need each other, and we are stronger as a whole.
Whatever you may personally believe, doesn't make it right. Whatever your Government does likewise doesn't make you automatically disenfranchised or
apart from our Nation.
Our Government, and therefore our Nation, is a Participatory one. You have the right not to participate, and you have the right to disagree, and you
have the right to not like it. However, there is no excuse to subscribe to the idea of "I don't like it so I'm taking my share and leaving!" If
you don't like something then do something about it! Don't make threats of Secession or Insurrection because all that will do is get you arrested
(or dead) for the Common Good. If you don't like something then get off your lazy-boy and use the system to fix the system, just like everyone else
in this Nation must do.
However, know ye well that the United States is not Burger King. You cannot have it your way!
You may have to compromise. You may have to give in order to take. You may have to offer concessions. In the end, you will get some of what you want,
but you'll have to accept some of what you don't want to have it. Welcome to Democracy!
Our system may be inefficient, it may be bloated, it may be corrupt, and it may be broken. However, like it or not, it's *OUR* inefficient,
bloated, corrupt and broken Government. Either help do something about it, by playing by the same rules everyone else has had to do for the past 233
years, or stop complaining. Grow up and stop pointing fingers at others, casting blame rather than offering solutions, and being open to
Ask not what you have done for your Government, but what your Government has done to you is no longer enough. Stop playing the role of the whining
victim. You have just as much power as the next person. Empower yourself!
For what it comes down to is this:
If we don't stand together, Purple with Purple, Red with Blue and Blue with Red, then we stand to lose together. United We Stand, Divided We Fall.
Remember, our Government model is All for One and One for All. If this ship sinks all of us aboard will sink. Stop the incessant talk about Secession
and Insurrection for a minute and lets work together instead of bickering and fighting.
Because ultimately, if you want to divide rather than cooperatively work and stand united, then you are just allowing yourself to be a Tool to TPTB
that fear what our Nation can do together, as inefficient, bloated, corrupt, and broken as it may be.