We, the lost are gathered here on this tumid beach by the river of life. This is our waiting room. Here, this world’s judgment will fall upon us and maybe the final judgment, as well. Here, we discuss with ourselves and argue among ourselves the weight of permanent things and the conflict with things purely personal and craven. Are we worthy? I cannot say and those who might try will ask worthy of what or whom?
Once we Americans held the power of the ancient jawbone ten thousand times over. Today our enemies mock us, our friends distrust us and we are timid and fearful. There is no us, only them and what we want. How we feel matters more than what we know or don’t want to know.
Here we go round the material tree, twenty four hours a day. All boredom must be amused. What we don’t know and don’t care to learn is the source of our discontent. New gadgets bring temporary relief. The permanent things are pushed aside in the chase. Got to have this and that and right now. Always in the midst of the chase, we have delegated the governance of our great republic to others. This is shameful. We, the 300 million are responsible for the government we have. It’s the government and the leaders that we have allowed.
Between our end and our redemption lies the promise of the sacrifice. Will the Ego affirm or deny? Do we stand on the shoulders of our great founders or not? They claimed their freedom from their oppressors in the name of the Creator. Are we too proud to proclaim the same? How will we answer?
Those who are too anxious to be our betters pass laws they will not read and call them just. There are laws made by man and there is the divine spark in our souls that whispers right and wrong. We only have to be still to hear. In quiet moments, when we are alone and the mind is still, wisdom comes.
Man can make enough laws that all become criminals. This is what government does best. . . drown us in law and process. Only a people willing to sell their souls will permit themselves to be jailed by bureaucratic meddlers. We must be in charge of ourselves for they will not take care of us no matter what they say. By their nature they must own us or kill us. The history of the whole world is the proof. A people who deny history can not be saved.
Three years ago a man came before the 300 million saying, “We are the ones we have been waiting for.” This is a self-centered lie and the soft sophistry of the beneficial looter. The benefit promised to the greater good accrues to the few in power and their chosen. Any with eyes to see know this has been proven true again.
The One we should be looking for gives us our freedom to choose and the freedom to act for ill or good. A short time ago we chose poorly. We failed the legacy of our forefathers and ran into the arms of the soothing sophist. A painful lesson is being learned for many millions as we watch a president who speaks openly about governing around the constitution.
The river never stops flowing. Life will go on in one fashion or another. The power to decide if we will continue as a free republic or choke to death on statism is in our hands. Constitutional conservatism will save us in the short run but the battle will go on against a culture corrupted while we chased our tails. We allowed the permanent things to be abused. We have another year in purgatory before we can take the next step towards reclaiming our legacy. It will take another twenty years to repair our poisoned culture.
There it is patriots. Come running to save the republic. Be the river that flows through it.