I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure it will cost us to maintain this declaration, and support and defend these states. Yet through all the gloom I see the rays of ravishing light and glory. I can see that the end is worth all the means. This is our day of deliverance.
_John Adams (1735.1826)
John Adams and all the representatives of the thirteen colonies knew that they were putting their lives and their honor at risk and deemed it worthwhile. They had a vision of America where all men could live in the pursuit of their individual dreams. Sadly, not all Americans today share that vision. A case in point is one Toure Neblett who, according to Wikipedia is an American novelist, essayist, music journalist, culture critic, and now co-host of The Cycle on MSNBC. This gentleman journalist employee of MSNBC has not a clue as to the meaning and the why of our Declaration of Independence. You can watch a video of a recent airing of The Cycle here, where Toure expounds on his views of what a good government is. I was unable to embed the video but I was able to download a transript_
Many americans say they’re unhappy about the health care law, but the popularity of the law u is something of a red herring. Sometimes, government must lead. Sometimes, government must demand people accept change they’re not yet ready for. Those are the moments when leaders with vision can change society and create the crescendos of history and freeing the slaves, desegregating schools and legalizing gay marriage, government led america into a new world much of the country wasn’t ready for, but in time, we adjusted and this, too, shall pass. Mandates that run counter to public perceptions are risky, but makes for a weak leader. Sometimes, government must pull us into the future even as a large swath kicks against it. The leader who’s playing a long game knows that time heals all wounds. Because the public mind is spongeable. The public is maneuvered one way by misinformation and then back the other way by things like the supreme court. Why, I can hear it now coming over the hills. a change in the national mood. A poll released Sunday showed support for the health care law rising among registered voters where voters were polling 57% against it, now, they’re 52% against and 48% for and of course, many of those lumped into the against pile like the law and believe it doesn’t go far enough. A new Gallup poll finds 46% in favor. With distances fading, and this, too, shall pass.
Unfortunately, there are too many Americans who think like Toure. They do not understand that America isn’t just a place; it is an idea or maybe better said, it is an ideal. Our job, dear friends, is to make the counter argument to those incapable or unwilling to think for themselves. We must reclaim our heritage and pass it on to future generations.
I hope you all have a great day celebrating America’s Independence. Pleasestay save and may God bless America again!
Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?