Why it matters;
Recently Hillary Clinton asked that question in regards to questioning about the death of Four US Citizinis, individuals with assault weapons killed these 4 and she asked, What it matters? in regards to questioning she received in regards to the attack on the US Embassy in Benghazi. What does a human life matter? What does a US Citizen matter? Does maintaing our Government matter? Does America Matter?
Today thousands marched on Washington demanding that the US renounce its’ second amendment. Ban guns. Were the guns legally obtained in Benghazi? Are we banning weapons there? Does it matter that 4 Americans were killed since they weren’t children? If we truly care about children that are killed then why are certain Americans celebrating 40 years of legal abortion to the tune of millions of potential lives eradicated. If it is 20 kids, we get upset. We get ravenous with our government to DO SOMETHING. If it is four fathers of children, some people say, what does it matter? Who cares what might have been done to save them. Now certain Americans think we should create all kinds of restrictions and designations for mental health. Is it the fact that Sandy Hook was a higher number that we are concerned? Thousands die in War and we peep a little but some Americans say it is for America herself, for Freedom that we fight! We’re “protecting” ourselves from “terrorism.” We don’t get the UN to ban assault weapons in Afghanistan, or Iran do we?
What do we maintain our Government for? Aren’t they supposed to provide for our security and safety? Isn’t that what War does? You fight for peace, because someone disrupted your peace? In Chicago IL, which has the highest murder rate in America right now, kills nearly as many US Citizens, children, potential lives, young black men mostly, and did they all get their guns legally? Did we not know or see signs that these kids were probably headed down that road? We know what drives children to gangs, and criminal activity, and drugs, and violence. Poverty. The feeling of lack. The idea that they don’t have security, safety, and the basic necessities according to Maslow’s hierarchy of need. Isn’t that why we started a War on drugs, and a War on Poverty, and a War on the lack of education and a War on bad health, as well as a War on Terrorism. Are we winning any of these wars? Are we, or anyone else in the world capable of finding peace because of all our War? We gave up on the War on Alcohol. We haven’t seemed to learn how to quit wars we aren’t going to win. In fact it is the majority of these War’s that have created the sensation of poverty that drives these American Kids to kill.
Is it our Government that makes us Americans? Couldn’t we say we were just citizens of the world and don’t need a government? Do we want a one world organization to oversee our peace? Do we want a government that is so focused on War? When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies;
What is your gripe? This is what our founders said when they decided enough was enough. They warn that giving up a long standing government should not be done hastily. That most people would rather suffer abuses than stand up for change. As I read stories to my son recommended in the Thomas Jefferson education program. Classic works, Grimm’s Fairytales, or Mother Goose, and Greek tragedies, other tales throughout history I’m overcome with a common theme. That there is a village, or a person in a village who had no way to defend themselves. They were then at the mercy of those who had means of attacking, or were bullying basically. Whether it was how Ninjas came into existence to fight the Samarai who had swords, and the farmers who would become ninjas did not. Or the two brothers raised by wolfs who grew up and raised an army to fight the people who had put their King in prison and took over. Do we have cause to throw off our Government because they are trying to take the document that founded America, the document we pledged allegiance to, many of us anyway. What does it mean to be an American? To be a US citizen. What does it mean to be an American? What it feels like looking back on pledging is that we were pledging an oath to protect the ideals of what America could be at its greatest. At its finest. When it does the greatest it can do. When it lands on the moon, when it responds to a tragedy around the world, when it helps those in need after a tornado, or earthquake or hurricane. Is it for all these wars? Is it for the constitution? What is being American that means anything? I disagree with so much of what our Government has done with our nation to advance causes that I completely disagree with. Commonly through bribery from major corporations that are built and run by fellow Americans. Americans who do things like slash and burn rain forests for lumber and cattle rather than legalizing hemp and not going to McDonalds. Shipping jobs from this country to another so pollution can go unchecked b/c it cuts into profits for the near term, and plus you can pay the foreign workers thousands less in sweatshop like conditions and say, well it is their government that allows it, not our problem. Yet despite the cost saving measures charge the same amount in the country of origin.
What does an American represent? Does it matter to keep being American? Lets all just say screw it stop sending in our taxes, refuse to file, and claim our nation States. Or call ourselves whatever we want? Country of fluffy bunnies and kittens. For goodness sakes lets actually solve problems at the root of the problem! Let us stop pretending that a gun ban is going to make us safer. People in Africa slaughter each other with machetes and we had swords that used to slaughter people as much as bullets do now. Poverty ends when we fix our monetary policy. Poverty ends when we stop our war on it. Poverty ends when we stop our war on drugs. Wars in Afghanistan, Mali, Libya, Iraq and everywhere else we are aiding the UN on “peacekeeping” missions. Poverty stops when we start putting value back into being a Father, husband, and Man of character. Poverty ends when we stop paying farmers to not farm and end farmer welfare, poverty ends when we focus on feeding, clothing, and sheltering the planet, and stop focusing on Mars as an escape hatch for the chaos we’ve caused here. I love space travel, don’t get me wrong, but lets figure out a way to FIX THE PROBLEMS, not just baindaid them.
Americans did big things, that were right, not because they were easy, but because they were hard. Because they would take dedication, sacrifice, struggle, and then victory. We can solve the problems, but government cannot. No government in history has been able to, so what makes some Americans believe that this government can? One that hasn’t passed a budget in 4 years, one that can’t manage its checkbook. One that has created numerous wars within its own borders, to the detriment of the world, created a market for the prohibited items, that has fed the death of millions of people over the years, all for what? Great leaders know when it is time to quit and move on. While I believe it is time to quit our Government I do not believe it is time to quit on our constitution, nor the REPUBLIC for which it stands. NOT DEMOCRACY know the difference? Democracy is the worst kind of government. America is NOT a democracy, it was and should be again a Republic. More importantly the citizens should be FREE and protected. Not only that, they should have the right to protect themselves!
Banning anything simply makes and creates a HUGE underground market for illegal supplies of whatever it is that is banned. Let us not start a war on drugs because we have yet to win a single War since World War 2! In that one we created a world of fear with an atomic bomb! We’ve quickly slid down since to pay for such a horrendous act of aggression to our fellow human beings.
The principles of America matter. The ideals of Americans to be loving, kind, trustworthy, achievers of greatness, free, secure and prosperous, with an abundance of resources and solutions. That is what matters. It matters for every single human life!