My fellow Americans, we are a gentle people. No matter that other countries, other Peoples or even some of our own spoiled citizens say we are the opposite. Our great nation has always been slow to war and even slower to internal strife. We are a nation founded on Christian values of peace, humility & hard work. Part of that belief is that each and every one of us is on an individual journey through life- not only as an American citizen, but as children of God. Embedded in our national psyche is the Golden Rule first brought to earth by Jesus: “Do unto others what you would have them do to you.” Americans shy from judgement- once again, a value learned from our humble Lord who washed the feet of his disciples. In essence, Americans mind their own business and leave each of us to commune with our own conscience and our own God. We don’t like to interfere.
What are the results of this unique, American mindset?
A nation so generous in its new-found freedom that it opened its arms to the poor, the needy and the homeless of the entire world. Citizenship to the greatest nation God has ever created was handed out freely to any who would dare the seas. A warm embrace never seen before, nor ever given again. A court system who would rather release 100 guilty criminals than indict one innocent person. A nation that gives more money to the world’s poor than all other countries combined. A nation that selflessly gave almost half a million valiant American lives to free Europe from Fascism & Nazism. A nation that has defended Muslims in Bosnia, Serbia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, & Kuwait while their own leaders slay them in the streets and torture them in their jails. A nation so blended in culture & race & background that being an American cannot be explained by color. A nation that has self disciplined the wrongs of the past through peaceful protest- with the enactment of Civil Rights legislation & Women’s Rights legislation. A nation so intent on equality that we have bent too far in the opposite direction, actually creating a privileged, rabid minority bent on destruction. A nation with the greatest record of human liberty that the world has every seen. We have been, indeed, the City on the Hill- envied by all.
My friends. I’m calling on all good & normal Americans to pay attention now. (more…)