Another July 4th, Independence Day, and celebration of our Nation’s founding.
And yet, after 246 years, the holiday and the country it celebrates seem more in danger than ever. Every day I read a Tweet from some stupid over privileged politician, activist, entertainer and sports celebrity about how they won’t celebrate this year based on some stupid, virtue signaling concept they have either been told to support or have created in their mind. Women who see the right to kill their baby as “constitutional” claim they won’t celebrate until women are “truly free,” whatever that means.
It is sickening. Because it displays for all to see the utter stupidity of these people and the culmination of years in an educational system that has failed all of us. I could write about that all day long and still not touch the surface of the horrible wrongs the system has perpetrated on all of us. It wasn’t systemic racism, or misogyny, or homo phobia, trans phobia, etc.
It was the planned failure of the system to teach the REAL story of our country’s founding and the actual meaning of the Constitution.
I’m not a Constitutional scholar, although I wonder what that means. How does one become a scholar of a document that was simply, plainly, and succinctly written? Must you parse every word, read between the lines, reference every phrase? If so, being a Constitutional scholar is a perversion of what the document means and what it is supposed to do.
Because it was never intended to be a document pulled apart in millions of directions so as to justify every sick desire of human beings. Nor was it a license to live without law, order, common sense. Phrases weren’t supposed to twisted, or spun or recklessly connected with every daily cause du jour.
See, the Founders knew that although rights were given by God, they would have to be enacted and protected by men. And they knew, better than anyone, that men were grossly imperfect and that some would have ulterior and evil purposes. They knew that many would strive for their own power and would work hard to take that power from the citizens. They had seen it in King George III and many monarchs before him. They had their own efforts to peacefully fight back ignored and then punished. They were under no illusion that freedom would be easily won or preserved.
Yet, they built a document that they hoped would help. They hoped it would guide the people in protecting their own rights and correcting any wrongs that occurred. They hoped that the majority of people would be good, sensible, religious, and well educated enough to keep the evil doers in check.
But they knew it would never be perfect. They even said so in the Preamble of the Constitution, “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
See that? They didn’t say they would make THE perfect union or A perfect union but would form a MORE perfect Union, one that would always strive to do what is best for the good of the people, would correct gross wrongs, and make our country stronger and better. They created the very instrument, the very tool that could do this, even today.
And these fools with all their miseducation want to distort and destroy that. All because they aren’t getting every whim and goody they want. Like two year olds in the Supermarket checkout line, they want the cheap plastic toy of the moment, and they want it now, wailing and screaming at the top of their lungs. If they don’t get it, they are willing to turn over the shopping cart and burn down the store, not realizing that by doing so, they will not only not get what they want but that the repercussions will be dire for all of us.
They want to destroy the one thing that will keep them free.
And we, like the parent who gave in too often, who created this spoiled child, are at wits ends as to what to do. We made the monster, and now we don’t know how to handle it.
We need to look back at our Founders and how they did what they did. Yes, they fought, but they used ideas first. In the face of grave peril and danger, they spoke out, they wrote. They warned about what Paul B. Skousen labels in his book, How to Read the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, the “Seven Pillars of Tyranny”; rulers, caste/class, ‘leveling.’ regulations, force, information, and no rights. These pillars are the same used by every ancient and modern tyrant.
The Founders were threatened, arrested and sometimes killed for their beliefs. This is something the fake virtue signalers of today can’t comprehend as they shriek from their protective cocoons.
The Founders persisted. We need to be as strong as they were.
We have to persist. Our Union is not perfect and will never be. But we need to fight for the right of the citizens to use every ounce of decency, common sense, intelligence and honest education to work to make it MORE perfect.
Just like those brave men and women who founded this country.
Happy 4th of July!