By: J. D. Longstreet
I am hearing more and more folks speak of the Two Americas these days than ever before. But these people, unlike some of our former democratic candidates for President, no longer believe the two Americas can continue in their unhappy marriage.
We have mentioned in our scribbling, a number of times, how America has grown into two absolutely distinct countries cohabitating within the same borders. We have also pointed out that, at some point, these two countries are going to want to be separate from each other. The patience of one or the other will run out and rumblings about separating the two countries, geographically, will begin.
It already has.
Those on my side of this issue want our republic restored. We want the original constitution of the United States recognized as the supreme law of the land as it once was. We yearn to live free (again) as did our forefathers only a few short decades ago. In other words -- we want our freedom and the protections from government granted us by the original US Constitution restored.
I don’t recognize this place called “America” today. There is only a vague resemblance to the real America. Half of the population consists of freedom-loving people, while the other half has fully embraced socialism and Marxism. As of this writing, the socialists/Marxists are in control of the US government.
The last two elections have completed the “balkanization” of the country formerly known as America. The split is deep and wide. For evidence, one has only to consider the way the US government refuses to recognize the sovereignty of the state of Arizona.
Let me ask you… have you noticed more people speaking in lowered tones, whispering to each other as they discuss the politics of the day in America recently? I have. I have been noticing it for some time now. It makes me uneasy. Then I heard a radio commentator mention it a few weeks ago. He, too, has noticed it. As a matter of fact, I had a whispered conversation with a trusted friend, in my office, just a few weeks ago. The topic of the conversation was the shape in which the country finds itself today. It was during this whispered conversation that I suddenly realized what we were doing. I was stunned at the import of what was taking place… in my very own office.
In the America in which I grew up, no one felt the need to whisper about politics, about the President, about Congressional leaders. Does this tell you anything? It should. It tells you we are now an oppressed people!
Listen up, now: When a citizen, in a supposedly free country, feels the need to whisper his opinion on the workings of his government to a trusted friend, that dear reader, is oppression by an overbearing government!
Just days ago, I was having my hair cut and my barber and I were talking politics, as is our wont, when I realized he was leaning forward whispering in my ear his opinion about something the government was doing. This is NOT the America I remember.
Look, America is in BIG trouble. I MEAN BIG TROUBLE. A few of us see it for what it is. A few of us have been warning it was coming and now -- it is here. It is my opinion; everything depends on the outcome of the Mid-Term Election this coming November.
A nation as divided as America is today cannot continue. As we struggle with our internal problems our enemies are circling ever closer, with fangs bared, ready to tear us apart if we don’t do it to ourselves first.
The inevitable approaches. Like a runaway locomotive even if the brakes were applied today, it will take a very long time to stop the train. There WILL be damage.
I wish I had possession of a workable crystal ball to tell me how we will get through this mess we have created through ignorance and apathy. I refer, of course, to the ignorance and apathy of the American citizen.
I do not see how America can survive another half century with 50 states. I just don’t see that. The State Sovereignty Movement is already underway and reports I have seen have the figure at close to two-dozen states already involved to one degree or another. That ought to get your attention. That is close to… HALF the states!
And ponder this: if the government of our southern neighbor, Mexico, should collapse, as a result of this world-wide recession, what happens when the hordes from that country swarm our border, as they surely will? And how will the southern states, on that border, react to what will amount to an invasion?
The stage is set. The players are in the wings, the footlights are on, and the curtain is about to rise. Is this the last act?