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Monday, September 16, 2013

Is It Time To Divide America?


Here's the Nonsense:  There is a lot of conflict and division in America.  But we will overcome that division and move forward.

Here's the Horse Sense:  Sometimes division and conflict are so enormous they cannot and will not be overcome.  Sometimes we must make sacrifices to survive.  It's time we seriously consider the sacrifice of dividing our country to save it.

Anyone who is honest with themselves admits that America is not the unified nation we once were.  Sure, we've had differences over the centuries, but never like we do today.  The conflict brought on by the extreme actions and plans of the progressives has caused a split in our nation that probably cannot be healed.  The way to save the nation may simply be to divide it and go our separate ways.

The idea of separating from those with whom we cannot agree or come to an acceptable compromise is not new.  Throughout history nations have been formed over such things.  In fact, the United States became a nation after going through such a situation.  The Founders of our nation pledged everything they had, even their lives, to becoming independent of Great Britain, the nation of which they were a part.  They understood that to take on such a battle meant that if they were not successful they would lose everything, even their lives.  George Washington, considered by many historians to be one of the wealthiest men in the 13 colonies (some even believe he was the wealthiest) could have remained in a very comfortable lifestyle had the Revolution never occurred, but he understood that without freedom it wasn't a life worth living, so he was willing to risk everything to try to lead our nation to victory.  

Today we see reports of some areas of the U. S. feeling fed up.  Some states are hearing petitions from their citizens for portions of those states to break off and form new states.  Conservative majority counties in areas like northern California, northern Colorado,  Michigan's Upper Peninsula, and now western Maryland are all talking secession from their respective states because they can no longer accept the extreme policies and actions of their otherwise progressive state governments.  And, it's not limited to just conservative areas.  Liberals in South Florida and western Arizona are also interested in seceding from their states, which they feel are too conservative.  The divide is huge and cannot easily be overcome, if at all.

It's no wonder that this is going on.  After years of constant effort and slowly moving their plans forward, progressives have succeeded in dumbing down our citizens.  They've done this by doing such things as rewriting and twisting history, emphasizing fairness over right and wrong, and infiltrating our workplaces and educational institutions with philosophies that have created an uneducated and lazy mindset among the majority of Americans.  Now we have a nation that, for the most part, is made up of not just low information voters, as Rush Limbaugh calls them, but actually I'd argue that they are no information voters.  They do not understand America, its history, how our system of government or economy work, and have no desire and make no effort to learn.  Instead, they would rather spend their time watching their favorite movies, tv shows and sports contests (yes, that includes you die-hard NFL fans - after all, being a football fan does not make you a patriot), and entertaining themselves instead of taking their responsibility to their country and their children's future seriously.  They won't get involved in understanding what's happening in our country and do something about it.  This is why the progressives have been so successful at undermining our nation and we are now nearing complete collapse.

Just using the current administration as an example (and it's just an example because this has been coming for some time, it's not the fault of just this president, as I discussed in a recent post here, even though he is a major contributor to it) there is a lack of integrity shown that cause many, mostly conservatives, to no longer trust our president and our government.  

From the beginning this president has been deceptive with the American people.  As Glenn Beck reported, here are 6 lies he told in the beginning:   

Lie 1: PRESIDENT OBAMA: The Kennedys decided we’re going to do an airlift. We’re going to go out to Africa and we’re going to start bringing young Africans over to this country and give them scholarships to study so that they can learn what a wonderful country America is. And this young man named Barack Obama got one of those tickets and came over to this country.
Truth: His father came to America at least a year before this program started.
Lie 2: President Obama: There’s some good craziness going on because they looked at each other and they decided we know that in the world as it has been, it might not be possible for us to get together and have a child. But something’s stirring across the country because of what happened in Selma, Alabama because some folks are willing to march across a bridge. And so they got together and Barack Obama, Jr. was born.
Truth: He was born four years before the Selma march.
Lie 3: President Obama: It’s the founding ideals that the flag draped over my father’s coffin stand for.

Truth: His father was buried in Kenya, never served in the U.S. military. Which flag draped his father’s coffin? And what ideals does the flag that draped his father’s coffin in Kenya stand for?
Lie 4: President Obama promised that lobbyists would not be a part of his administration or have the influence in Washington they had previously.
Truth: He broke that promise three days later. CNN reported, “Just this weekend The New York times published a list of names — a rather long list of names of people — who are working on Obama’s transition team or who have accepted jobs in his White House who are either former lobbyists or who have close ties to lobbyists.”
Lie 5: President Obama: “And Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel and it must remain undivided.”
Truth: Obama later said, “This was an example where we had some poor phrasing in the speech and we immediately tried to correct the interpretation that was given. The point we were simply making was, is that we don’t want barbed wire running through Jerusalem.”
Lie 6: President Obama: I believe in the Constitution and I will obey the Constitution of the United States. We’re not going to use signing statements as a way of doing an end run around congress.
Truth: He’s used signing statements over 20 times.
And as time has gone on we've seen the lies continue.  FreedomOutpost.com reported some examples including this about Obamacare:   
"Consider these three truisms as applied to the passage of Obamacare.  Obama, you may recall, promised that all aspects of the health care debate would be open, transparent, and, in fact, they would broadcast on C-Span.  
"But instead of broadcasting the healthcare debate on C-Span, the president strong-armed passage in closed-door meetings, made secret deals with big pharmacy, and railed at those who were holding up immediate passage of the 2700 page bill.  The sky would fall if the bill were not passed at the earliest possible time. That there had been no time to read the bill was not a problem, according to the president's compatriot, Nancy Pelosi.  If you wanted to know what was in the bill, she said, you would find out after it was signed into law.  The rush to pass the bill was hardly conducive to considered decision-making. 
"Then, when passage of the bill was in question and Obama needed the votes of a coalition of congressman headed by Bart Stupak, Obama promised Stupak that he would not enforce the bill's requirement for abortion funding.  In fact, Obama signed a pledge to that effect.  In return Stupak and his coalition voted for the bill.  Needless to say, the president's pledge was not honored, although his lie to Stupak and the others was instrumental in getting it passed."
They then go on to mention the lies involved in the Benghazi, Fast and Furious, AP, NSA, and IRS scandals while pointing out that lies seem to be the "modus operandi of the Obama administration."

Reason.com went further on the NSA scandal and reported on 5 deceptions from that disaster.  You can read about that here.

But if all that isn't enough, Charlie Brannan at American Thinker listed 36 lies and deceptions of Obama way back in July of 2011.  You can read his article here.  That was plenty of time for Americans to wake up and do something about it when reelection time came.  But Americans were too busy ignoring the problems in our nation and now we face disaster.

At this point it's apparent that we aren't going to change the minds of those on the left.  And we certainly aren't changing our views.  All those Americans who aren't paying attention are not showing any sign of starting to get educated about where we're headed.  The solution that would not only solve our problems, but would prove the conservative position is the only one that can work, would be to divide our nation.

Yes, I'm talking about a physical division of the land in our country.  Let's split it in two.  I don't care which way you want to draw the line.  North to south, east to west, northwest to southeast, southwest to northeast, none of it matters to me.  Just draw a line and I'll even be nice and let the progressives take whichever half they want.  Then all of us who are conservative will take the half the progressives don't want.  I guarantee that within a short time the progressive half would look like Detroit and the conservative half would be thriving.  The progressives would be begging at the door of the conservative half for help.  

We are being led by politicians who have no integrity and spend their days believing that if they tell their lies loud enough and long enough that people will believe them.  Sadly, many people actually do believe them.  These politicians make me think of the prophet Isaiah's writing where he said, “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and shrewd in their own sight!” (Isaiah 5:20-21)

When God says "woe" and it applies to you, it's time to sit up and take notice or prepare to be destroyed.  We are on a path of destruction and it's of our own making because we've allowed these people to lead our nation.