Reprinted with permission of the author. 

 

By Ron Ewart, President

National Association of Rural Landowners

and nationally recognized author on freedom and property rights issues

© Copyright October 3, 2009 – All Rights Reserved

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What begins with the trappings of good will, respect and even love, can often disintegrate into petty differences, resentment and rising anger.  What starts out as mutual common ground in the building of a family, or the foundation for a country, can unravel if the common ground or the foundation is disturbed, distorted, or loses its meaning and significance.  When the spirit of love, or the spirit of freedom, that binds two people or a nation together, is fractured by forces that tear it asunder, marriages and nations begin to crumble.  And so it is, as the divide between Americans grows wider, as the principles of our freedom are eroded by the actions of those who seek more power over the masses and those who seek to live off the sweat of others, America is beginning to come apart at the seams, as the resentment towards opposing views becomes even more acrimonious.

Resentment turns to heated discussions.  Discussions turn to arguments and arguments turn to shouting and shouting can lead to violence.  This is the path that many a man and woman take as their union, once blessed by God, is shattered by their differences over culture, money, religion, politics, abnormal behavior, cheating, abandonment and sex.  This is the path our nation is taking, as cracks open wider in the foundation of our liberty.

Sometimes, marriages can be saved with counseling, but that only occurs when there exists the utmost good faith of the parties who seek reconciliation.  If there is no good faith, the union dies.  And thus, the union of states, our cherished America, is about to die, if good faith is absent and if there is no attempt to return it to the principles of freedom, upon which it was founded.

We have descended into a nation immersed in an arena of squabbles, some petty, some major.  We squabble over who gets their piece of the Treasury first and how much.  We fight like Hell to maintain “our share” and fight even harder to get more.  We squabble over going to war, even though foreign enemies camp outside our doors and send spies into our midst to kill us and severely damage our infrastructure and our economy, as happened on 9/11.  It will happen again, make no mistake.

For almost 100 years, we have let our government manipulate us while we looked the other way.  We have bought into the propaganda, hype, distortion and lies about the degree of compassion we owe to those less fortunate, with the degree decided by government, or the fraud that is man-caused global warming.  Way too many of us can’t wait to get “our share” of Nationalized Health Care that our government is going to shove down our throats, in spite of massive opposition and in spite of absolutely no constitutional governing authority to do so.  In allowing government to “buy” us off for a few pieces of silver, the chains that come with those few pieces, subject us to self-inflicted slavery.

Any credible scientist knows that if you violate the laws of physics or chemistry, the violation often leads to unintended consequences, many times violent consequences.  But violating the foundation of our liberty, leads to enslavement, pure and simple and could also have violent consequences.

America divided, now stands at the threshold of self destruction from irreconcilable differences.  Primarily, those differences are in ideology and the opposing definitions of what it means to be free.  Has America morphed into a Socialist Democracy, mob rule, or are we still the Constitutional Republic that was the design of our Founding Fathers?

As the opposing forces rise in amplitude and passion, the debates have turned to heated discussions, the discussions have turned to arguments, the arguments have turned to shouting and if something or someone doesn’t intervene between the opposing points of view, shouting will turn to violence.  The voices on both sides are getting louder and louder.  Outrage and hate are replacing cool heads, logic and objectivity.

But who will be the counselor that helps us back to reconciliation and the survival of the Union of States?  Who has the right words that will bring the two, very different sides together? 

America has a very difficult choice right now.  It can either succumb to the siren call of socialism, one party to the union, or it can reclaim its freedom, the other party.  In the realm of opposing views, one side is usually more right and one is usually more wrong, depending on the perspective one has on whether freedom is the right way, or the common-good and the rights of the “collective” are the right way.  Are individual, unalienable rights, as granted to us by our creator and codified into the law of man under our Constitution, the path we should take, or should we repeal the Constitution and give more sway to the rights of the many, as so many Americans who have their hand out to government and those in government, believe, for entirely different reasons?

If amicable reconciliation is to occur, one side is going to have to back up more than the other side.  If those who seek freedom cannot convince those who seek the nanny state that they are wrong, our divorce is imminent.  Divorces are painful, ugly and expensive.  If both sides are intractable, history has shown that violence can be the only outcome.  If violence is to occur, the final outcome of a free America is totally unpredictable and left to the vagaries of random probabilities.  Every means must be brought to bear to assure that violence does not happen, because another American revolution may not be guided by providence, as the first one appeared to be.

America is in the throws of a very painful divorce, due to irreconcilable differences.  Only time will tell whether we can heal our differences, or pay the horrendous price in outright civil war, as we were forced to do almost 150 years ago.

A free America rests in the hands of those who will defend liberty, at any cost.  A socialist America is all but assured, if those who desire freedom, sit on their hands and do nothing.

 

Ron Ewart, President

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF RURAL LANDOWNERS

P. O. Box 1031, Issaquah, WA  98027

425 222-4742 or 1 800 682-7848

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