from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:
Although it is often overused by us on the right – I’m thankful to be an American. It sounds cheesy and jingoistic. It may be, but
that doesn’t make it any less true, particularly when you know American history and what our forefathers had to go through to achieve it. And no, this will not be a history lesson. Not much of one anyway.
I wish I could travel back in time, not to change anything, but just to thank the founders for what they did, to thank them for their foresight. I’d like to assure them that they did the right thing, that they didn’t go through all that for nothing, that hundreds of years later we are still talking about it, still quoting them and trying to live their ideal.
I would assure them that all the crap they had to endure was not in vain, that they made a profound difference – and not just for us, but for the entire world. If it weren’t for them, Earth would be even more awash in anarchy, despotism and dictatorships.
Our founders knew this all too well. They lived under a monarchy. The king and Parliament said it – and you did it. It was that simple. And they, England, could pretty much demand anything and the colonies were expected to comply.
And therein lay the American conundrum when developing the blueprint for a new nation: how to strike the perfect balance between no government – anarchy – too little government, as in the Articles of Confederation, and too much government – despotism.