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An Octogenerian's Blog | America the Beautiful Part 1 (Issue 1119)

The most encouraging news item I have seen lately was some news this morning which read “Copies of the book America so in demand in one area limiting copies to some families…” The book and movie by Dinesh D’Souza, a man not born in this country, but reported to be a man with such burning patriotism that he produced the movie, “AMERICA”, and is now under attack by top power brokers out to destroy America.

I haven’t read the book nor seen the movie, but I am so happy to hear there is a revival of interest in this country. Many books have been written and many stories have been told about America in the past, especially during ‘the Free Enterprise era’ before it was replaced by the era of ‘the individual must surrender his personal liberty, so that society will be free’.

Back in an earlier century when Europeans were coming to America, they left their native land seeking a new life absent the bondage of socialism. It was not normally referred to by that name in those earlier times, however the conditions under which they lived were socialistic, ear-marked by extensive regulations of the means of production and distribution, therefore they migrated to America, seeking a better life. Many perished on the long voyage across the Atlantic.

An awareness and understanding of socialism and life under its domination was not fully understood until Karl Marx wrote and explained in his communist manifesto. The manifesto explains how it is achieved, how it works, and the end result once installed among the people. All governments to some degree socialistic…

The settlers arriving from several countries to the shores of America came mostly to start a new life free from the cruelties imposed upon them by a centralized, controlled, and regulated economy. A few came with expectations of getting rich.

Colonies were set up among the French, Spanish and English, all still with connections to their native countries because of their dependence of supplies in those early days from their former countries.Therefore their native countries still had some control and input because of the economic ties.

The English were the most independent. Life among the English colonies was less regulated, more free and open, because of the greater individualistic nature of the inhabitants. The french and Spanish colonies were more regimented and planned, whereas individuals in the English colonies did what they wanted to, when they wanted to, and how they wanted too, regardless of any objection from the King’s representative. The English displayed a rebellious nature and kneeled to none but God.

After a period of time in this country with a degree of new found freedom, the rugged, independent nature of the Englishnen, increased their self-reliance. Most motley farmers soon turned their thoughts to human rights in this new world where they could exercise more freedom to accomplish and create. They could do whatever they wanted to do: grow grain, create a mill, shoot quail, pick up stakes and move to a new location, make bricks, or establish a business. If the King’s representative didn’t like it, they could thumb their noses at him.

As time passed, the more disgruntled the English settler felt over taxes imposed by the British King. If the king ordered more tax collectors, the settlers rebelled by tarring and feathering.

Almost 150 years before The Declaration of Independence was written, the settlers had discovered the meaning of freedom, and knew in order to have and to hold meant resistance to restraining force over their lives, family, homes, and land. They rejected the notion that the British King had any “Divine Right”, and thought it quite foolish for a British monarch to collect taxes from them.

Despite the fact that the colonists knew King George ruled and collected taxes in their native England, they defiantly resisted his doing so in America. But like all rulers who lust for power, the King defiantly refused to leave the colonists alone.

Throughout history, no power hungry King, politician, or ruler has ever voluntarily abdicated his seat of power over others to rake and take. The weak can tremble, and the brave and strong might shake and rattle, but history has shown us that any powerful ruler never abdicates voluntarily, but must be resisted via whatever means necessary to sever the chains of bondage; to sever the hold over the people they rule.

And so it was the decision of the colonist to take the necessary steps to sustain and maintain their new found freedom in America, and to ensure its continuance through their coming generations.

Continued in Part Two.
LET FREEDOM RING

JUST ME AC

Email: annecleveland@bellsouth.net

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