As we wind up our 4th of July weekend, I can’t help but wonder what our Forefathers would think of today’s United States of America. On one hand, I believe that they are proud of the fact that we’ve kept this grand experiment that is Democracy alive for so long. Because in reality, it should have failed a long time ago. Yet, we somehow manage to keep it going. Yes, we aren’t a true Democracy. Yes, we are dysfunctional. Yet, no one does Democracy better on the macro scale than the United States of America.
However, I also believe our Forefathers would be quite ashamed of today’s America. Politicians, and Citizens alike have perverted key aspects of our Constitution. Freedom of Speech, the Right to Bear Arms, and Separation of Church and State have been twisted by the few….at the expense of the Country. Capitalism, which is what set our country apart from any other, is what threatens to tear this country apart. Today’s American, born out of the “Politically Correct” era, has become the mainstay of todays “Self Expectant” era. Today, We the People believe because we exist, we deserve everything everyone else has. While it is difficult to determine the assumption of this country’s Forefathers, I’m quite sure this is not what they had in mind for the future of this Nation.
As we look to the future, we must change our ways. Corporations are not Individuals. Gun toting wanna-be soldiers do not have the right to display their semi-automatic weapons in public. While this country does not have an official state religion, those that worship their god DO NOT have the right to force their perceived deity and beliefs upon those of us that know better. Greed driven Capitalism…is not the way. And to those that believe they deserve everything because they breathe…you don’t. The reality is there are those that have done more, and better than you…and therefore deserve more. I like to believe this…is what our Forefathers had in mind for the future of this Nation!