Friday, October 4, 2013

Our Revels Now Have Ended?

When discussions on the American Revolution occur in the modern era, there generally is a falsely rosy assumption that all colonists backed it. Forgotten, glossed over or outright omitted in the narrative are those colonists, known as Loyalists, who remained steadfastly dedicated to King George III and the British Empire. Despite the lack of acknowledgement, they encompassed a fair portion of the population throughout the thirteen American colonies. As the Obama Administration, as well as the Harry Reid/Nancy Pelosi cabal, attempts to steer the country toward a socialized, more European-style one, the question has to be asked:  have the Loyalists returned, and are they winning? Some even have called for the establishment of a modern-day American monarchy, and still others who believe our form of republicanism, and the Constitution itself, antiquated if not an abomination.

Certainly, the Founding Fathers would barely recognize, if at all, our current governmental structure. Undoubtedly, a majority would abhor the authority and power of the centralized government that has occurred just within the last few decades. There is a reason it is called the United STATES of America – because it is a republic of States (plural) and citizens, theoretically, united in common cause, to whom the federal level, theoretically, is to answer. Not vice versa. As Ayn Rand stated, “Either we believe that the State exists to serve the individual or that the individual exists to serve the state.” Thankfully, there are a few modern rebel patriots – Rand Paul, Ted Cruz – emulating these forebears of limited government thought attempting to reign in the continual onslaught of federal overreach and bureaucracy. Not to mention endeavoring to thwart those who wish to dismantle the vision of “American exceptionalism” first set forth by our founders.

With the growing, and seemingly uncompromising, divide that exists between today’s left and right ideologies, we are on the cusp of a new revolution toward either the profound or the catastrophic. Categorically, we must do more to ensure the former, and everything possible to prevent the latter.

Not just for the United States, but for the world.

©2013 Steve Sagarra

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