The fourth of July is the day we remember the fragile, confused, chaotic origins of our country, still the envy of the world. We are almost at the opposite side of the year now, one week ahead of January 4 rather than July 4, and in the same way, our Country is closer to the opposite of a nation dedicated to freedom. During the past year I have visited Philadelphia 3 or 4 times and find it a very agreeable place. My son is applying to the University of Pennsylvania and I honestly hadn’t ever thought so deeply about the city where this Republic was born ever before in my life.
As one who is frequently criticized as “crazy” or “mentally unstable” or worse on-line and elsewhere, I have found Philadelphia, and Independence Hall in particular, a pleasant place to sit and marvel and think about the collection of arrogant, egotistical, totally unrealistic and wildly overambitious provincials who met there, and not only defied by confronted head on their mother country—the most stable and well-developed Empire in all the world. They did so out of their pure arrogance and devotion to insane principles, dreams, and ideals, and in doing so, because they were crazy, because they did not know that the task ahead of them was simply impossible, unimaginable, and their goals unreachable—because they had, in short, no common sense whatsoever, they (our Founding Fathers) changed the course of world history.
Today the Founders’ Patriotic Ideals are itemized on worksheets and therein targeted as “terroristic” by the FBI, a national police force created by the much transformed government which descends in a lineal, if not logical, fashion from that constitutional government which men who signed the declaration of independence feared might lead to “a new birth of tyranny” in the New World. Apparently, even the CIA is now working domestically, as an internal police force working independently of the FBI.
The doctrine of the Anti-Federalists, their fears and “paranoias” are instructive to those of us who in these latter days face a monolithic government run by illegitimate representatives of corrupt interests. But today is a day we should honor those who risked all and pledged their “lives, their fortunes, their sacred honor” to keep us free with the most important document in the history of the world. Some day soon new leaders will emerge and give us our freedoms back, but right now, we live not in Jefferson’s dream and Madison’s ideal, but in their nightmare. They say that the American Revolution was carried out by less than 10% of the population. If it only takes 11% of the population to make a dramitc shift in public awareness, one major place to start is in protecting our homes and our ways of life.
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Peace be with you and with thy Spirit! PAX VOBISCUM!
(In case it looks familiar, this is a revision of a post I originally published on July 4, 2009 @23:03).