America is and always will be my country, right or wrong. While we are a relatively young country, we are founded on principles that allow us a freedom never before seen in this world. Our “Bill of Rights” is second to none and many countries throughout the world have copied our Constitution in basic or even virtually verbatim.
In 1776 we declared our independence and my ancestor Peter MacKinnon was there to fight for us. In 1787 we penned our Constitution outlining how we were to be governed by our elected officials and in this Constitution, for the first time were 10 articles containing our (American Citizens) God given “Bill of Rights”. No other country had these rights; no other country cared enough about its citizens to even consider doing this.
For approximately 130 years the United States lived in peace, O’ there were a few deadly battles to come during this time, the War between the States, the Spanish / American War to name but a few, but basically we lived in peace and had time to begin the development of greatness that was to come.
1914 and the World was at War and for a time we were able to stay out of it, at least until 1917 when we finally succumbed to the pleas of our neighbors across the pond, they called we answered and the Greatest Country in the World was launched.
The Great Depression was a bad time for us and by extension the world, mistakes were made but we survived, maybe? When we went off the gold standard that was in my opinion a very great mistake and is one of the reasons I feel that we are having some of the troubles we have today.
After the depression came another world war and once again we were forced into a situation we did not want. England, France, Russia and others needed us and we replied with the lend lease program Of which only England has repaid that debt in full, the former USSR has reneged and France has publicly stated that they would not repay the debt, because it was "our" fault that Germany invaded their country in the first place and then with the attack on Pearl Harbor we were involved to our teeth and what teeth they were. We supplied our allies and ourselves with everything required to wage all out war and yet we could still do research to come up with new medical cures, new weapons, new everything we couldn’t lose or so we thought.
Korea, our first loss, then Vietnam and our second loss, we are now 2/0/2 and not gaining in world popularity, but they still expected us to help them almost without question. As like the Templar Knight’s of the Holy Crusades when called upon we answered to the best of our abilities and like the Knight’s Templar we are being betrayed by the very same people who plead to us for help.
Today the world is at war, a war that did not start in this century or even the last century, it is a war that started almost 1500 years ago and has been quietly and insidiously undertaking to undermine the rest of the world ever since. It is a religion that cries peace but delivers only death and destruction, not only to Christians but to their own people of the Islamic faith and it is not the good people of Islam I refer to it is the self-titled Jihadist who kill wantonly in the name of Allah.
The United States of America, England, France and Israel, are the main targets of this “Jihadist” and there is and interesting correlation with these 4 (four) countries and the Knights Templar’s of the Holy Crusades.
Israel, the land of King Solomon and the Templar’s name sake, a land, given by God to the Hebrews, where countless men, women and children of Christian and Jewish faiths, died at the hands of the Muslim warriors for the glory of Allah. France, where Templarism was born and where they were betrayed. England, where the Templar’s fled when France betrayed them and finally the United States where it is said the Templar’s went to find a new country of their own.
These are troubled times on Earth, death is abundant while forgiveness is non-existent. The United States is despised by many and England is not far behind. We (the USA) have begun a war that cannot be won with the tactic’s we use now and as a result of this many civilians die on a daily basis. But even with this knowledge and even with our displeasure with the present government’s policies and actions, we as citizens whether of England or the United States MUST support our government.
In the 1970s, Washington flinched when Americans were taken hostage in Iran. In the 1980s, Washington flinched when Americans were car-bombed in Beirut, murdered in the skies of Scotland and drowned in the waters of the Mediterranean. And since Washington’s response ranged from tepid to timid, the worst was yet to come.
After Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990, Washington launched a war that decimated Saddam’s army but left his regime intact. Because survival was victory for Saddam, it also left the impression that America had flinched yet again. Worse, since a wounded Saddam could not be left unattended and an oil-rich Saudi Arabia could not be left unprotected, U.S. troops took up long-term residence in the land of Mecca and Medina. Stopping short of Baghdad and staying behind in Saudi Arabia would be a fateful decision. As Osama bin Laden later explained, the aim of his global guerilla war was “to expel the occupying enemy from the country of the two holy places.”
In the dozen-year interregnum that separated the beginning and end of America’s war with Saddam, bin Laden’s henchmen tried but initially failed to take down the World Trade Center, derailed a U.S. mercy mission in Somalia, destroyed a pair of U.S. embassies in Africa, blasted a hole in the USS Cole, and finally brought down the towers on 9/11—all because American troops were protecting the Saudis from Saddam. In other words, 9/11 and Iraq were always linked, at least in eyes of our enemies.
Through it all, America’s restraint and “strategic” retreats from here and there were taken as evidence of weakness. But don’t take my word for it: “When tens of your solders were killed in minor battles and one American pilot was dragged in the streets of Mogadishu, you left the area carrying disappointment, humiliation, defeat and your dead with you,” bin Laden yelped. “It was a pleasure for the heart of every Muslim and a remedy to the chests of believing nations to see you defeated in the three Islamic cities of Beirut, Aden and Mogadishu.”
America’s enemies—regardless of their sect or creed—want to add Baghdad to that list, but they don’t want to stop there. As Musab Zarqawi promised before a pair of F-16s sent him to wherever mass-murderers go when justice catches up with them, “We fight today in Iraq, and tomorrow in the land of the two Holy Places, and after there the West.”
Americans should keep that in mind—and consider what yet another retreat would look like from the enemy’s vantage point. (By Alan W. Dowd, April 6, 2007)
Why/how can I say this; while I know that we did not elect the present sitting President (the Supreme Court did) we did however elect the rest of the congressional politicians. So whether we like it or not this war is our fault and we MUST support our respective countries officials, or the Jihadist win.
Our politicians are meeting with these murderers to discuss policy and supposedly peace terms, however we all know that peace is not on the Jihadist agenda only murder and mayhem.
It is interesting to note that the countries that the Jihadist target most are the countries that allow for freedom of speech, their radical Cleric’s who enjoy our Constitutional protections are the most vocal of the trouble makers. They call for our demise they call for our death and the deaths of our allies and we let them.
So “why America”? Why, because we are stupid in our belief that peace is obtainable where we truly seek it. England is retaliating in their own way and France is caving in to the Muslim threats. America needs to open their eyes to the truth; there can be no peace with Jihadist, only death.
This “War on Terror” of the Bush administration is not just our war it is; England’s, France, Germany, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Egypt and all of the rest of the world and it matters not if they are Muslim, Christian, Buddhists, or any other belief, the Jihadist must be defeated by all.
How this can be accomplished is simple in its concept but difficult in practice. Everyone must be forever vigilant in their life, we must be constantly on the alert for anything out of the ordinary and if we do see something we must not be afraid to act and it is this action we are weary of. Our government has not made this easy for us, they have made many laws that are against the very citizens they were sworn to protect, so how can we do our duty to our country when our own government is against us? By standing up to our governments and those who oppose us, for this is the only way to protect our own.
England has installed over one million CCTV cameras throughout their country, supposedly for the citizen’s protection and yet where are the police when there is a confrontation involving Muslims and English citizens and who is most likely to be arrested. I’ll tell you, they are there arresting the citizens based on laws that protect the insurgents and destroy the rights of the citizens of the country. It is the same in the United States and France and Germany, why? Because they are afraid of the people of Islam, they are afraid of loosing profit from the oil field of Iraq, Kuwaiti and other oil producing countries, especially Saudi Arabia. These countries have become so confrontational to us and other countries because they know we and the other countries will not do anything to them, O’ we may kill a few of their suicide zealots, maybe bomb some unimportant country of theirs but all in all we will do nothing to hurt them and yet they will do everything to hurt us in any and all ways possible.
So, why America? Because we have gone soft and we have become such a nation of users that we must curtail ourselves to others in order to keep the life styles we enjoy.
Benjamin Franklin once wrote; “Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both”.
This quote is something that all Americans MUST remember and choose to follow, for by allowing the governments of the world to dictate our future to us decided upon by them is nothing short of tyranny and if we let them then we deserve it.
The United States of America is the leader of the world, other countries follow our examples, now WE must set and example of UNITY, we must bring together all the free nations of the world under a single banner, a banner that says;
“OUR COUNTRY COMES FIRST, OUR BELIEFS, OUR CITIZENS, IF YOU CANNOT ABIDE BY THEM THEN LEAVE, WE DO NOT WANT YOU, WE DO NOT NEED YOU” !
As a Christian country, founded on Gods principles we welcome all who thirst for freedom and those whom are fleeing unjust persecution of their beliefs, but we cannot and we will not tolerate other trying to dictate to us what we believe and how we are to believe it. When you come to our country, YOU do not tell us how we are to live, how we are to worship or how we are to display these beliefs, I for one do not care if you are insulted that we publicly display the lords cross or ring church bells or have prayer in school, how our women are to dress or say or do, who are YOU to decide what is right and what is wrong for us?
This is America/England/France/Germany/Israel and many others and from any of them you are free to leave at any time, we do not need or want you if you cannot abide by our ways. While I despise the Jihadist of Islam, I also feel sorry for the true God/Allah fearing people of the Islamic faith and my heart goes out to them for they are as much a victim of the Jihadist as are we. I will end this with a few chosen words by one of the greatest minds of all time, Thomas Jefferson, Philosopher/President.
"[Ours is] a constitution of government destined to be the primitive and precious model of what is to change the condition of man over the globe." --Thomas Jefferson to Edward Livingston, 1824. ME 16:26
"Unless the mass retains sufficient control over those entrusted with the powers of their government, these will be perverted to their own oppression, and to the perpetuation of wealth and power in the individuals and their families selected for the trust. Whether our Constitution has hit on the exact degree of control necessary, is yet under experiment." --Thomas Jefferson to M. van der Kemp, 1812. ME 13:136
"It astonishes me to find... [that so many] of our countrymen... should be contented to live under a system which leaves to their governors the power of taking from them the trial by jury in civil cases, freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of commerce, the habeas corpus laws, and of yoking them with a standing army. This is a degeneracy in the principles of liberty... which I [would not have expected for at least] four centuries." --Thomas Jefferson