The title of this little rant, is spelled in a somewhat strange manner, purposefully.
There is no doubt on my part, that the USa is the greatest country on the face of the earth.
We talk of our national solidarity being broken, and at the same time talk of "AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM". IMO, this is insanity.
Our national sense of solidarity has been gravely weakened BECAUSE we have lost the sense of where we came from. Brilliant men [YES, I said MEN] like Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, Adams, and the like, AND the founders of thirteen original "colonies", produced a beautifully constructed Declaration of why we must break from British oppression. And further, they created a revolutionary concept, never before considered----that human rights come from the Creator, NOT Royalty; and from this bedrock foundation, they produced the Constitution of the UNITED STATES of America, unsurpassed in validity, over the test of time, and the model for neophyte nations,[despite SCOTUS Judge Ginsburg's idiotic personal opinion].
And so, we became "The UNITED STATES" of [the Northern Continent of] America. Why, in the name of the Creator, are we such sloppy thinkers as to confuse GEOGRAPHY with NATIONHOOD!? Does Canada? Does Mexico? Do the central American countries? Do the south American countries? "AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM" was initiated by the brilliance of our founders, and how they mediated the great success of a young, growing nation. To be sure, our success was characterized by MANY failures, but our "blueprint" helped us to learn, grow and develop.
I say to you, my friends and fellow Patriots, we are allowing our schools to overlook the education of our children about WHERE WE CAME FROM,[ and requiring them to understand and value it], If they do not understand how valuable that has made our existence as a great and good [but not perfect] nation, we will lose our internal cohesion, and descend into the depths of just another nanny state which eventually will disintegrate in the attempt to satisfy the existing and emerging ME generations.
I say to you, further--the first step is to conceive of ourselves and our nation as unique and discrete--[as a great man once said language controls thinking!!] We are NOT "Americans"--We are citizens of the country called THE UNITED STATES. As to what we should call ourselves, I am not smart enough to suggest at present, but I promise to think about this challenge. If you agree, perhaps you might try also.
I invite any criticism, and/or opinions on the matter, and wish you, once again: [Rant Over]
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to THE UNITED STATES of america.
Too old to fight, Too old to run, guess that's why I carry a gun!
"would someone show this asshole the way out of town".[Rabbi Avram Belinski-aka "The Frisco Kid"]