to give us a dream
The Verbal Assassin
Every lasting culture
has shared one commonality, they each had goals. Generally, the goal
was the conquest of their neighboring kingdoms or countries. In some
cases it was the attainment of a higher purpose through a common singular
religion. Whatever the case, they each rallied their citizenry behind
a cause, and it wasn't until other cultures and religions emerged as
dominant voices within their own ranks that these cultures of old passed
Leaders throughout the history
of the United States have recognized this. Each one in their own way
practiced the teachings of history and found a common goal to encite
the public to rally behind a cause, catapulting us toward becoming what
we are today; the greatest country on the planet. Generally, these causes
came in the form of some sort of opposing force to our ultimate goal
of remaining a free republic. For a time this was good enough to rally
the public. But, when discontent emerged, leaders came who saw we needed
more vision than that of an external enemy. We were given the dream
of racial equality and the promise of going to the moon. While turmoil
initially erupted over both possibilities, the majority set out upon
the path and created them as realities.
Sure equality might not
fully exist, but I know many multi-ethnic couples who enjoy a happiness
together which previously wouldn't have been afforded them.
But now we have
outgrown these dreams as they have primarily passed into an attained
reality and even the great enemy, Russia, is gone. Finding ourselves
unfocused, undriven, by a unity of cause we have allowed other cultures
a primary foothold of opposition within our ranks through unguarded
borders and we have lost our common religious oaths of "In God
We Trust" and "One nation under God."
Spiraling out of control
we have been temporarily rallied through terrorism and war. But the
flag waving (true patriots fly their flags all of the time) and the
support waver in this new republic-free democracy has been borne by
dissenters of the ultimate goal.
We need leadership and direction,
not imposed laws and taxes that create disdain. We must find a clearly
stated path that all of us can envision and accept. We need a singular
language, and an acceptance that God breaks all barriers of doctrine.
We need an urgent spirit of nationalism where our economic interests
are guarded and cultivated not sold to the highest bidder or lost to
the lowest waged work-force. This direction would include our borders
being secure and our own ailing being cared for and the creation of
real economic assistance programs for our less fortunate who are willing
to work to get ahead. And, we again need a vision of adventure that
rallies the spirit and challenges the unknown not cheapened by flat
We need to be our republic,
and be proud of it. Anything less and we, too, will surely pass into
the twilight of history.
Write me, tell me what goals
you would like to see us achieve. It's not too late to recapture the
spirit of America.
About the Author:
Ron Lee has been a freelance and published writer since 1985. He attended
Richmond University in London where he focused on theatre arts, and
the University of Nevada Reno where he dual majored in criminal justice
and psychology. He currently spends his time helping the US~Observer's
clients with his no nonsense investigative reporting style. Ron may
be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Favorite quote, "The truth shall make you free." --John VIII. 32