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It is Time to Lose the Tarnish and Blemish and Get Back to Shining Again America

Another passion of mine, is learning about and from History. It saddens me that so much is being forgotten or revised.


Get Your Shine On

What is this place, we call the United States of America?

She is a place like no other, for you see, she was born out of man's innate need, not wish, not desire, but need, to live free.

Each and every time we begin to lose touch with that fact, Lady Liberty becomes a little more tarnished.

Free from dictators, free from kings, free from emperors and rulers; free from any person or group of people, on power trips, who seek to rule over other men.

Each and every time we the people fail to do our job and elect king and ruler wannabes, or stooges, chosen for us...the tarnish builds

She was born out of man's innate understanding that our rights come from God and from God alone; not from dictators, nor kings, nor emperors, nor rulers.

We have forgotten this and it has caused a massive build up of tarnish, creating dullness; Lady Liberty has lost her shine, and as a result, the United States of America has lost appeal

What we have been given, a Republic, works, it has been working and it will continue to work, as long as the people, not only understand, but cherish, that fact...and understand what it is that we have built upon!

As long as the people understand and cherish, how it all came together and why it all works, as it does, we will prosper, if not, we fail ourselves and we fail all who seek liberty and freedom.

That which all people need

The Land of Milk and Honey?

Early on, many referred to America, as The Land of Milk and Honey.

So many were willing to risk everything in order to get here, in order to see for themselves, if this place which they'd heard so many wonderful things about, was real or just tales being spun, growing with each new telling -

They anticipated finding work and earning a decent wage, preparing a home and eventually sending for their families, reuniting in a very special place.

A land of endless opportunity, where they'd anticipate succeeding, but if they failed, they'd start anew...either way, it would be on their terms!

There were so many unknowns and yet...risks and all, they came.

Nothing has changed...the people still come, most seeking the very same things!

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An amazing feat

America's Founders knew that a vision was one thing, making it and more importantly, keeping it, a reality...was something else entirely!

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So over time and with many revisions, the Constitution was born.

Solely for the protection of us, the American people...against dictators and kings and from any and all...who seek to rule over man!

A very important 1st Amendment not only guaranteed the people's right to speak freely and to assemble freely, it also prevented the establishment of a national church, which left the people with the assurance that they'd be free to worship in their own way, in their chosen church, not one chosen for them.

They didn't stop short, they covered all the bases, if mistakes were made, they were rectified.

It was such an amazing feat!

America: Unique and Welcoming

While America was, as today, a very welcoming place; common sense was utilized, as it must always be!

There was a screening process, (today, one might say, a vetting process) which took place for all whom sought entry.

America from coast to coast, had to be protected:

Disease and sickness could not be allowed to just enter in, medical screenings were a required necessity!

Screenings which, in some cases, would lead to detainment or dismissal.

Criminals were not greeted with wide open doors and wide-open arms. Unsavory characters couldn't just sashay on in (although I suspect a few still managed to find a way, they always do)

Millions arrived at our shores and were processed on through, via Ellis Island, and while most had no problem entering in, many were turned away for various reasons mentioned.


Coming to America

God Lit us up and made us to Shine!

Not all see the United States of America, as I see it, I understand that!

Many have no thoughts about America, one way or the other; they're indifferent and unfortunately, patriotism isn't contagious and self-sufficiency isn't something prized nor cherished or even understood by them for that matter.

But, it doesn't end there, unfortunately!

Many have been brought up to dislike, distrust, condemn and hate, not just the Country, but groups of people in America, those that think differently than they do or look differently than they do.

They have a different mindset altogether; it is completely opposed {in many cases, closed} to other points of view and in this, they do not seem to want to budge!

We are witnessing, almost on a daily basis, free speech being squelched....but, there is definite consistency, which cannot be denied.

It is the speech of libertarians and conservatives consistently being suppressed and it is happening often, on multiple college campuses!

While I know that America is not perfect, (I have many names and many nicknames and Pollyanna isn't one of them...thanks Mom).....

people are hankering to get in, not hankering to get out

While I am on this subject, why is it that so many over the years, celebrities for instance, threaten time and time again to leave this horrendous place, especially whenever they do not get their way, when it comes to elections, but they never do?

I know that I speak for a majority, when I say:

Life at times is hard for all of us and at times, all of us have to reach a little bit further and work a little bit harder.

Keep that in the back of your mind, while keeping this at the forefront, America is the best place for it is full of opportunity, for all of us!

Never doubt that.

Don't let anyone tell you different, for if they do, they are lying to you or, they are completely ignorant when it comes to the subject of the U.S.A.

To those constantly bashing the conservative, the libertarian, the engaged independent, the grounded Democrat...know this; we are all so busy with the day to day of making a living, paying the rent/mortgage, meeting the needs of our children, grandchildren, elderly parents, budgeting for gas and groceries, etc., we do not have the time, the wherewithal or the calisthenic hold you or any other person back

We are not looking around for someone that looks differently, worships differently, thinks differently, lives their life differently, so that, just for the heck of it, we can rain on their parade.

If we don't like a speaker, a musician, a restaurant, a particular movie, book, etc....we just say no.

If you are into that particular speaker, musician, restaurant, movie, book, whatever, then knock yourself out!

Don't rain on my parade, when I have no desire, whatsoever, to rain on yours!

Is that clear enough?

Time to Shine

Maybe there isn't {and never was} free flowing Milk and Honey, but I know of no other place like the United States of America, unique to all other Countries.

Our Founders left behind a Constitution, including, a precious Bill of Rights which indubitably limits our Government and reminds them to never forget that it is God and not Government who grants us such rights and that Government must never forget that they work for the people!

These vital, essential, indispensable documents insure freedom and liberty for our generation, as they have for generations before

They must remain intact, for generations yet to come

God lit us up and made us to shine; let's not allow for any further tarnishing, but rather work toward bringing back that illustrious shine!

God Bless these United States of America!

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2017 A B Williams


A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on June 05, 2020:

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