A Commentary on the Modern World

The Economic Heart
January 11, 2010, 7:22 am
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It might only be a piece of paper, but there is something to be appreciated in a crisp new twenty dollar bill. Yes. In its former life, this piece of paper hung triumphantly in the rafters of the forest, yet in your bill fold there is great potential and history for each piece of paper, such as this.

The hours in which you spend daily at your job is not to simply earn these pieces of paper.  Surely, every American who works to earn a consistent wage is not working to maintain the paper but to maintain their ability to have a better life.  Making it day-to-day from paycheck to paycheck is not their intention, although it might have developed to be their situation.  Rather, we, Americans, work for food, clothes, heat, electricity, clean running water, and a number of other necessities. The means to obtain these are in dollars.  The dollars we earn are not so that we might fill our pockets with paper but that we might provide ourselves with the means to a comfortable life. The jobs that we fulfill helps to work and ensure that others might have comfortable lives, as well. If the job does not exist, everyone is less comfortable and in greater need all around.

You, brothers and sisters of the American heritage, need to never fear that your services are ignorable. For the job you fulfill is for the sake of the citizens who surround you, and the keep of money that you earn is for the sake of the citizens who live with you. The pieces of paper that we call money fluctuate with these values, and when we fail to earn our keep in such an honest manner for such an honest reason, the pieces of paper will no longer be something to work for, as its former value will diminish with the hopes and dreams of you honest workers who strove to make your own home and society a more lovely place.

Each dollar that you earn for every hour that you work is a piece of keep from the economy you work an hour to uphold, and so long as it stands strong on this ethic, the people who work within it are surely able to work towards that more comfortable life. May we never lose such liberty.


You are your own Patriot.
January 6, 2010, 6:37 am
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My American brethren, you are the true defender for yourself, your liberty and your property. For there is no other individual with as great a concern for your own existence as yourself. Such proof for this concern has been made evident in present events.  The current sitting President, Barack H. Obama, recently said the following in regards to an attempted terrorist attack:

“This was not a failure to collect intelligence, it was a failure to integrate and understand the intelligence that we already had. ….That’s not acceptable, and I will not tolerate it.”

Obviously to President Obama, the botched terror attack on the airline is a failure . He had great expectations to believe that his government is the sole means to protect American from terrorism.  I find such logic lacking.  I ask, is there no lunacy in suggesting that 308,431,551 people who are spread across an area of 3.79 million square miles can be protected by just 2% of  its population?  That effectively leaves one single person to secure and defend a full square mile and 120,000 people . It is a ridiculous expectation to assume that  3,000,000 are equipped to protect 300,000,000 over an area of nearly 3.8 million square miles. To suggest that such a feat is possible is to defy the laws of physics and basic mathematics.

Truly, no American would deny our need for public servants of defense, but our constitutional foundation never intended for the military, the police, or any other defensive servants to be the sole means of security for the average American. As our constitutional foundation is written in a declaration for independence that “all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator certain inalienable rights and among these are life, liberty, and (property),”  so is a constitutional presupposition that Americans are primarily responsible to protect themselves.

If God has truly given you life, liberty, and the right to own property, then it is understood that God must also give you a right to protect your life, liberty, and property because a right cannot be a right if it can be regulated or taken away bt another individual. If a right, such as life, liberty, and property, cannot be defended, it is not a right at all because it is anyone’s to take.  A right is only a right if one has the right and means to defend it.

It is for this reason that the fathers of the American foundation saw it necessary for every American to have the means to protect their life, liberty, and property.  This is why the second Amendment to the Bill of Rights demands that “the rights of the people to keep and bear arms must not be infringed.”  You are the only one who can defend your life, liberty, and property when a thief or a murderer comes upon your person.  When the government cannot protect you, who will if not yourself?  In a more desperate coming day, the government will be the one who attacks you.  Who then will protect you, if not yourself?  Truly, you are a person who knows the threats to your person better than any other individual.  Just as the brave patriot on the flight took the defense of his life, liberty, and property into his own hands, so should every average American embrace this freedom for it is an exercise of the right to protect your rights.

The president claims a massive failure has occurred in the intelligence of American defenses, but I say to you that a massive success has occurred in the exercise of American defenses. For it was not the government who brought down the terrorist on the plane but a lone individual concerned for his life, liberty, and property. May we arm ourselves to reverently protect that which God has given  to us and our founding fathers demanded for us, and not becoming so reliant on an entity for our protection as much as we should ourselves.

The Beautiful American
January 3, 2010, 7:16 am
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Very few people in the world know the value of the human life that is demanded from the perspective of the average American.  Why is the American perspective so unique from those of the world that surround her?  I propose it is in her founding concern “that all men are created equal, and endowed with their Creator certain inalienable rights, among these are life, liberty, and (property).”   What manner of madness sprouts from the contra of these thoughts must be made apparent.

If man is not a created being, he exists absent of any objective desire or concern for his person  or his doing.  If man is not a created being, he exists without any more or less right to life, freedom, or ownership than a cockroach who invades the home and the murderer who breaks into the home to possess that which you believed was your own.  The American perspective formerly presumed that all men were, indeed, created, and not simply created but created in equality to one another, given a right to freely live and take ownership of what they earn or are given.  Anything that undermines the creative aspect of the constitutional theistic presupposition is itself an attack on the rights that each and every American enjoys day-to-day.

There has been an aged fight preceding the American constitution that found such theological presuppositions about mankind’s origin to be false and a hostile belief against the only God who created man in His own image just as false.  Such hostility to the God of the American constitution has always resulted in less liberty for all and less ability to have property.  Furthermore, having the American constitutional presupposition of the God who gave man His very own image at the point of creation does not necessitate that you worship Him supremely.  Rather, it merely defines that each man dare not tread on another’s life, freedom, or property. For in doing so, you are not merely denying someone what they think they deserve but what God has given them in His original creation. Thus, the American presupposition of original creation dictates that all mankind is endowed with life, liberty, and the ability to earn property from God, which clearly means that no one has ability or right to strip that right away, lest such a person be God, himself.

Truly, there is no better mindset that provides and protects every individual’s  life, liberty, and ability to earn and own property than that of the theistic American constitutional perspective.  Any entity or person that resists such strongholds, therefore, resists God himself, and Americans should live their lives with such reverence of their creation for it dictates that God himself supports your right to not just live, but to live in freedom, exercising your worth in earning your keep in this life.  Thus, there is no fear or ignorance in believing in God. For this theistic constitutional perspective that originated our modern American presupposition of equality and tolerance is, itself, the only means by which such an objective ban against infringements upon life, liberty, and property is truly possible. Truly, the Americans who recognize that the rights they enjoy are ordained by the God who created them have reverence for the life, liberty, and property of not just themselves but that of their neighbors, and while doing nothing to undermine these rights, they will also go out of their way to help their fellow-man fulfill them.

Indeed.  Such an American is welcomed to any neighborhood, and I believe you long to be such an American.

humble hope