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?
You know, it just occurred to me there might be a way to solve two
problems at once - the Federal Debt and the encroachment of Federal
policies into state matters. What if the Federal Government just sold
each individual state to the residents of that state? Over the years
they've essentially taken over anyway, and since the Feds need money,
here's something they can sell. And, that's a pretty good deal for the
Feds, because it didn't belong to them in the first place!
Ever wonder why our country was named The United States instead of
something like The Federal Republic of States? Think about it.
Here is the scenario:
A group of freedom fighters succeeds in opposing the ruling regime, and a small skirmish blossoms into full-blown war between the existent government and the rebels. The government fields a great army against their own citizens, and bloodshed is heavy on both sides. Early on, the rebels are successful, and it appears they may have a chance. But, there's a point at which the tide turns, and government forces finally end up vanquishing the rebels, after which the government treats the rebels worse than any foreign enemy they'd ever faced, in a move that can conceivably result in decades of economic strife.