If we still lived in the land of the free and the home of the brave, we'd toss all of these it out and start anew.
Did the Framers truly intend to condemn us to this charade of taxation, regulation, and coercive enforcement of "do as we say or else"?
We must always be on guard against the 3 greatest threats of "a more perfect Union": Bigotry, Utopianism, and Absolutism.
If history teaches us anything, it's that the very things that may make something popular are also often the very things that make it wrong.
In a nation founded by daring to question centuries old political and cultural assumptions at the heart of society, how have we become a nation so ready to cry wolf at the barest scent of nonconformity?
When the large majority of Americans once again understand that we are all moral equals, no more or less entitled to the same rights and no more or less encumbered by the same duties, then we will achieve the society that we seek.
Only "country" is evoked almost as often as god among the smoldering rubble of mankind's bloodshed and mayhem.
In the fanatical heights of the Revolution, the Jacobins abandoned all middle ground positions, embraced absolutism to whatever political fever suited them at the time, and betrayed the very principles they claimed to be defending.
So what is going to happen? If anything is going to happen at all, we will need a functional, "big tent, firm foundation" political party that represents the values of enough Americans to gain political efficacy, in the next four to eight years.
The Crusades were a long overdue, albeit imperfect, response to four centuries of millions of Christians being murdered, raped, and enslaved by Islamic Jihadism and cemented the Western European identity.
I could spend days going through the thousands upon thousands upon thousands of tweets these lunatics spewed forth, but it only takes one to sum the movement up nicely.
Newsflash, our Natural Law rights to speech, to religion, to assembly, to association, to contract, to keep and bear arms aren't granted to you by the United States Constitution, friends.
If throwing out the rules and starting over is what it takes to achieve a just government, then that's what a just people do.
It is time to set ablaze the groaning garbage heap that the Republican Party has become, if only to create the political space necessary for a new conservative party to bloom.
It's time to do what is necessary. The adults have to be grown ups and protect the childish from themselves.
We must play the game that they play. We must fight the way they fight. We must put just as much skin in the game as the left does.
"Does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave over the land of the free and the home of the brave?" Or does it hangs over the funeral procession of long dead Liberty with scavengers picking over her still corpse as we watch in silent horror, yet do nothing.
Each and every individual must decide whether they are a free person, "endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights", or if they are a subject of the government of the United States.