posted on Jan, 23 2014 @ 11:12 PM
I didn't recall the story when I read the title, but I remember as I started reading. Great story. I personally feel that the majority of Americans
do not comprehend, and do not care to be honest, the sacrifices that were made to create out country. And you are absolutely right that these men were
signing their death warrants. There was not even much of an inkling that they could beat Britain in an all out war, but that is how strongly they
felt. People sometimes say that their motives were not as pure as freedom and liberty, but what other motives would these men have been willing to die
Personal gain? Some of the men, like Washington himself, were in no way waging an unwinnable war for personal gain, because they were already wealthy.
In fact, the war nearly bankrupted them. If they were out for personal gain, they would have never gotten involved in such a risky plot; a plot that
would have cost them more than all their wealth. They would have continued to make money under British rule, plain and simple.
Some of the taxes did hurt merchants and whatnot, but that is not reason enough to risk your life so that MAYBE you can make a little more money,
while at the same time risking your neck. It is an absurd proposition in my opinion.
So these men made sacrifices, and were in fact putting their lives on the line. Then there were the men who put their lives on the line in same way,
but who also risked their lives in battle. So think about how proud of their beliefs they were. Think of all the sacrifices, and what they fought to
establish. And now think about what America looks like today. Those freedoms that many died for, and others bled for, not to mention the other
ill-effects of the war, are the same freedoms that are in jeopardy today. The Constitution of the USA does not mean as much to most today as it meant
to those men, and women as well, some of whom took the same risks as the men.
And it is not about democrat or republican, as BOTh of these parties has equally run this country into the ground, and I could cite numerous examples
of this from modern times. People tend to divide themselves along the lines of two different parties, thinking they are living under a democratic
government, but apparently failing to realize the irony in the fact that there are only two parties. We don't have a choice when it comes to our
public officials, simply because the country has become so corrputed due to capitalism and lax regulations that those with all the money are the ones
truly making the big decisions. It may look like the Bush or Obama did this or that, and maybe on occasion they did. But there is influence and money
coming from all directions when you're in a position like that.
You know what the main difference is between the left and the right? At least that I have seen, and can point to. It is that the concentration of
wealth in the hands of a select few increases when the right is in charge, while money gets distributed more when the left is in charge. In some
instances it is subtle. Take Bush's presidency for instance. He lied to take us to war in Iraq. This is a fact that has been established. They knew
there were no WMD's, yet used that as an excuse to sell the war to the public. And why was this? Well, maybe I can't say for sure, but I know that a
whole lot of money was made those who were already wealthy. And surprise surprise, a lot of that money is government money. Your tax dollars. Those
who are in the government make sure that the rich, those with INFLUENCE, are the ones who get the govenment contracts that are paid for by our tax
So for those who want to compalin about the left giving money away, or whatever absurd arguments that are used, I would much rather see that money
given away to regular citizens, the lower and middle classes, as opposed to see it go to the top 1%, and those who are already wealthy. I can assure
you that it is not the lower classes who are stealing tax dollars by these schemes, which should be illegal, but aren't. It is those who are already
rich. But much of the time these super-wealthy people do not want others to know that they have a controlling interest in a company. But they do. Most
people don't pay attention to that kind of stuff.
So while the right thinks they are doing something "good" by keeping the left from receiving welfare money and other benefits, the truth is that
this is much better than having it go to the wealthy, which it will, in a roundabout way. The lower and middle classes will reinfuse that money into
the economy, while the uber-wealthy will send the money into offshore banks, and basically few benefits will come back to the country. And if they do,
they don't end up making their way back to the lower or middle classes, because the filthy rich don't live normal lives like everyone else, and
don't spend money in the same places that regular people do. And contrary to popular belief, they are not reinfusing that money through employment.
Some do, but that is for another thread. I've already gotten way off topic. Sorry for that OP.