What would our Founding Fathers Think about America Today? / by kevin murray

America has a rich history, full of great giants of intellect, effectiveness, morality, courage, and brilliance.  This wonderful nation was forged by not only the blood, sweat, and tears of a country that rose up against its oppressor, but in doing so it stated for all posterity that we recognized the self-evident truth that all men are created equal, that we have certain unalienable rights that come not from our government, but are endowed to us by our Creator, and further that it was the representatives of the good people of the American colonies, that declared to the Supreme Judge of the world that we ought to be free and independent states.  Many good people died on both sides of this conflict, so that these words would come to fruition.


Now, we are nearly 240 years removed from this Declaration of Independence, a mighty nation, with a national Constitution of long-standing respect and a prime example to other nations of our wisdom, and the masterful usage of checks and balances to augment and to protect the people of this illustrious nation.  While on the one hand our Founding Fathers if they were to magically re-appear today would be amazed at our growth, our power, our size, our diversity, and our accomplishments; they would on the other hand be appalled that this land founded on the principle that that this is a country of the people, by the people, and for the people, appears to be, in fact, a country controlled by averse judicial decisions, an all-powerful military-industrial complex, and the unseen machinations of political savants.


It would be stunning for the Founding Fathers to see how America has degenerated into a State that allows the Supreme Court and judiciaries to dictate to the people what is or isn't law, that by so doing, the people have ceased to be their own rulers and have had their votes effectively negated.  Additionally, the sheer breadth and length of the tentacles of our Government, of the Government apparatus proper to monitor, control, and to bully the American populace would be shocking to our Founding Fathers.  Further, the power to tax is the power to destroy, to see how our tax code is so invasive and as pervasive as it is today, corrupt and unfairly applied, that there is very little correlation between today's tax code and true representation would be of immense disappointment and concern to our Founding Fathers.


President Washington warned us against foreign entanglements, but Thomas Jefferson took it even further by stating, "Of all the enemies to public liberty, war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. In war, too, the discretionary power of the Executive is extended."  How prescient was Jefferson, how true his words, and how we suffer under the yoke of our country that literally has a foothold in all regions of the world, to which, every year the United States, is in some battle with some foreign country or peoples, ignoring the Congressional imperative that only Congress has the power to declare war, but the United States has war, nevertheless.


The moral decay of our country would sadden our Founders, that recognized that our country's very foundation rested on a moral and religious people, to which, the supreme objective of the power brokers of America today, is to sunder religion from the State, so as to bring forth a secular nation, which receives its wisdom not from our Great Benefactor, but by flawed man, himself. 


Finally, while our Founding Fathers would have mixed feelings about America, today, they would, if alive today, never give in, never give up, and never yield to a country that wrongs itself by wronging its people and dishonors its divine destiny.