Why has the United States become the great power that it is? And, why is it seemingly so hard to get an American-style constitutional government to "work" anywhere else? Why did it work so well here, and why is it seeming to falter now? As I wrote a couple of days ago in anticipation of Independence Day, there are some things we've forgotten. It's time to focus more clearly on those things.
Perhaps it's because of our complete lack of knowledge of history, or maybe we are just too removed from the original event, or maybe we're just too unconcerned or too busy with how busy life is now. Probably it's a combination of all of these. Whatever the reason, we've forgotten just how special our country is, and how monumental that moment in 1776 when 56 men - many of great means - signed a document that began "When in the course of human events..." and ended with the prophetic words "..with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor". They had, in the eyes of England, committed treason, and most would suffer terribly for it.
NEWS FLASH: Netanyahu has agreed that Israel would consider returning
to their pre-1967 borders if the United States will return to our
Does that put things in perspective, Mr. President?