We all know, or should know, the history of our Forefathers who wrote the Constitution that has made our country a great nation but, in order to know the truth of the politics that are destroying our nation, we need to go back further into our history:
America was an unknown continent until Eric the Red, a Viking, made the first transatlantic crossing to the “New World”; he set up relations with the local natives and went back to Nordland. There are no public records as to whether he went back to the newfound land, how many trips were made, and whether or not there was any permanent settlements, but he was the first, and his trip was for adventure and exploration. The next man to cross the ocean was Christopher Columbus, who traveled for the possibility of opening up new trade routes to India, and to “spread Christianity” around the world. I have no doubt that the man was a good Christian, but I believe the “new trade routes”, and the fame for doing so, were his real drive.
After him, there were many who came over here for profit, and they fought with the natives and used their weapons to overpower them. The lives of the natives meant nothing to them, the profits did! But, along with them came individuals who wanted to simply escape the tyranny of the Kings of their countries, to be so far away from their rule that they could live freely, and make their own lives in an open land. They did not go out to kill the natives, or to dominate them; most tried to live alongside them in peace. That was why the Pilgrims came over from England and Holland; they wanted religious freedom from the dominance of their Kings, and they wanted to raise their families in peace, without politicians reigning over them and ruining their lives! There were 102 of them crammed into a very small, 100 foot long boat for 60 days, with no privacy, no true safety, and constant danger, yet they made the trip and set up a new life in the New World.
The reason I am relating this about the Pilgrims is that they were forced to leave their homes because it was the only option they had to believe in Christianity in the manner they wanted to. Their Kings had their own beliefs and those beliefs were dominating the people! But the worst part was that they could not even practice their own beliefs in private, in their own homes, because of the local rulers, the politicians who grew their own power and money by using the King’s rules to dominate the people, would break into their homes if they had any belief that they were not following the King’s religion, and they would imprison them or kill them! So they left and, no matter the hardness of the trip over, and the difficulties in going to a new land with very little of your possessions to take with you, they knew it was worth it because they would be free from the politicians that dominated their lives!
And that is what this is all about; politicians who find their own interests more important than those of the people they are supposed to represent! When our country was being founded by our Forefathers, George Washington, “the Father of our country”, stated that his greatest fear in founding a new government was politicians! So; when the Constitution was written, it was set-up to govern how Federal representatives could regulate only those actions necessary to govern the safety of our country and to allow for a national gathering where problems between states could be discussed, and allow for those states to find a common ground. The Constitution was never written to dominate the states, it was never meant to allow the Federal Government to control the daily lives of the citizens of the states, it meant for the states to govern their own problems and to allow for any citizen who did not agree with the laws and mannerisms of that state to leave, and move to a state that was more agreeable to their personal way of life! But, as with the Kingdoms of Europe, there were those who felt a deep need for personal power and wealth, and they found their way into our government and they slowly worked to change our government from a Republic, to a Socialistic Democracy and, in doing so, they built their personal power and wealth, while they forgot about the needs of the people!
Now we live in a nation that is run by greedy politicians who, on a daily basis, work to destroy our rights under the Constitution, and to limit our freedoms as Americans, exactly as the politicians who worked under the Kings of Europe! Our original Forefathers were nothing like the politicians of today; they sacrificed their homes and lands to build our nation, to provide a free country for their families and descendents, and many gave up all simply to bring freedom to this nation! They worked hard, and long, to create the Constitution, a document that lays out in a simple manner the true rules of a free nation! But that kind of freedom does not make a politician wealthy, so the greedy, and the “know betters” wormed their way into our government and, in less than 50 years, have brought our great nation to her knees! We need to come up out of this and begin going back to the good, basic meaning of our Constitution! And we need to ensure that our government is not run by politicians, but by true Americans, representatives who care more about the true needs of the people, and less about their names and wallets! Watch closely these budget talks, pay attention to who is leading for each side; Mitch McConnell, who tries to make us believe he is “legitimate”, is the one who suggested taking the budget power away from Congress and give it to the President! Mitch McConnell is also one of a group of politicians who have made huge fortunes while working in Congress for so many years! We don’t simply want this “Budget Crisis” to go away, we want it FIXED! So keep an eye on what is happening in DC and let your politicians know that we do not want a band-aid, we want a stable Dollar! This is our “pilgrimage”, this is our move to regain our nation; let’s show the courage and drive that the Pilgrims did and let’s make sure this problem gets fixed, NOW!
WAKE UP AMERICANS, OR LOSE AMERICA!
Michael J. Kilgus