The only way to have world peace is through peaceful approaches. An invading Army or the threat of an invading army landing on the Jersey shore would send millions of Americans running to the beach, our second amendment in hand. It would not just be the military, but school teachers, you local car mechanic, maybe even your mom and dad. I know every member of my family would be there, and most TRUE Americans as well. It is the same in the Middle East, as I have traveled that area.
They are just like us, want to earn a living, feed their families and not have their house blown up for what they perceive, as would we in reverse, someone trying to change their way of life that they have lived for thousands of years and like it just the way it is. They have no desire to “kill Americans” just like we have no desire to “kill Muslims”. The only problem that they have is the same problem we have, radical wings of the Government or society that are hell bent on some unachievable agenda that the only outcome is to once again repeat history and place the world at war once again. Ask yourself this question from the history books, who are the ONLY people who benefited from WW I and WW II? The answer will be the same for WW III.
As a child I every mourning in school Pledged Allegiance to the Flag of The United States of America and felt so proud as a child to do so, but based upon the circumstances that exist in this country presently, and the world for that matter, I can no longer in good conscience pledge allegiance to a Government that has committed such heinous crimes against the American People and in direct violation, with the corrupt hands of our nations courts, the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
To pledge allegiance to this present Government goes against everything our founding fathers knew to be true and put down in words designed to be applicable and last until the end of time and all of my fundamental beliefs. These crimes and my morals hold me as responsible for what this Government does just as surely as if I did the crime with my own two hands.
To quote Abraham Lincoln: “This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it.”
When some of the greatest people in American history, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, the rest of the founding fathers and Abraham Lincoln, the only President who ever had to deal with a country at civil war, who even during the civil war still realized that it was the right of the people to decide their own destiny and if the Government was thwarting that right they had the right to change it peacefully or with force if required. Such an honorable man, during that time of national conflict, still knew that the rights of the people to disagree and fight this Government, guaranteed in the Constitution and Bill of Rights, must be upheld and embraced if this country “Of the People and For the People” is to survive no matter the civil unrest or cost.
To suppress with fear or force the rights of the people would render the sacrifice of all who died to protect this nation’s freedom null and void. To quote the words of Sean Connery’s character in the last scene of “The Hunt for Red October”, “A little revolution every once in awhile is a good thing.”
I therefore, with deep sadness, renounce my allegiance to this Government until such time as this Government is reinstated with what was envisioned by our founding fathers or fixed to accomplish the same. When the Government answers to the People and not just those who have come to control our Government with money. When the will of the majority of the People is enacted by our law makers for all and not for a few. When justice actually has real meaning and equality for all is a fact and not a façade to wear for votes Until America is America once again and pledging allegiance to The United States of America is not a line item in the negative column that when I stand before God I have to answer too.
Being a journalist I know that what I have written and what I have so openly denounced may incur the wrath of this Government and all of those who stand to be held accountable for their actions. Therefore, being that I am sure the legal system will be used against me once again, I will only obey God’s laws until our court systems are re-infused with justice for all, White, Black, Male and Female. I will consider any attempt to permanently silence my pen and voice, as this Government has tried to do that already, a direct attempt to silence free speech.
Free speech, even speech in opposition to our government and the truth is something that every American believes is our God given right, was written by our founding fathers and is contained in the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and is part of the ROOT LAWS of the United States of America, and should this Government seek to silence my voice of opposition as a violation of some twisted law, I will take my complaint to the world media and court, no matter what country will print the truth, so I do not end up like journalist Akbar Ganji.
As a journalist, I have publicly been first to stand against tyranny that I am aware of. I ask who is the next American who has courage in their heart, and not fear, to stand with me and truly be an American?
Are there any other journalists who have the courage to tell the truth to their readers and renounce their involvement with the actions, morals and ethics of this Government? If you report the lie are you not as guilty as if you told the lie if you never investigate the truth and tell the truth? Are you not part of the propaganda machine ruling the American people with disinformation and fear?
Will you the reader see that we have to change, and have the right to change, the status quo and peacefully disobey this Government? That a better use of our troops is to bring them home, lock down our boarders, patrol our ports and sink any toxic laden ship of children’s toys? Will you the reader pass this on and see what I have done as the right thing to do and peacefully declare your independence? I pray to God that the American people will awake from this long sleep of gluttony and greed and have the courage of our founding fathers to Just Say No More!
One closing note, the only Axis of Evil I can see today is the Executive Branch, The Judicial Branch and Congress. The missing CIA tapes would have proved just how far from our founding principals America has gone!