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What a World Might Be Like Without a Constitutional America

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Feb 11, 2016 at 11:50

In America, doctrines come and go, mostly dependent upon the political persuasions that hold office and power; yet there is an underlying circumstance in America's more recent history that sometimes precipitates unexpected causes and effects by which 'we the people' are being misled; and 'we the people' are being led in a direction that may end up being unrecoverable, no matter what humanist political doctrine is being espoused. The American Constitution is the touchstone of true modern government of liberty; and still people do not understand it enough to wonder why they must swear to uphold and defend, thus they do not uphold and defend it.

Let us repair to the third paragraph of your observation, which does ask intelligent questions. Change for the sake of change is not a good thing, and we see that in the parlance of the current occupant of the White House, and also in the offerings of the candidacy of Bernie Sanders, a socialist with definitively Marxist tendencies. What is lost in the socialist dialogue is that socialism is not Constitutional, a circumstance that has been defused with confusion of what is Constitutional liberty. Sanders' following are not taught that aspect of an American citizenship based in truth, something also lost on his democratic competition.

From this perspective, a candidate with a true perspective of what has been lost and what will be lost if the course is not reversed has been identified; yet the message is being lost for a false sense of a different paradigm that is being proffered as a fix of the American political model. Review the Iowa caucus to see how that was projected, but attacked for a false narrative of what America truly needs for security of freedom.

While I am not a supporter of the politics that was projected in Michael Douglas' movie, "American President," there was one statement made that I do agree with - American citizenship is not easy.

Were it easy, then the world would clamor for it: but the world fights more with it that support it. It is because of the Constitution's requirement of loyalty to the precepts and the Divine power that set it in motion. It requires allegiance that too many are not willing to support (like the current occupant of the White House). Thus it gets lost in the defamatory diatribes of a populace willing to have it set aside in order to get a chunk of the 'American Dream' without acknowledging the source of America's blessings.

People who support the 'transformation' and 'change' of the last seven plus years of un-Constitutional government and continue in the attempts to derail American exceptionalism have lost the meaning, or never desired to know the meaning of the liberty held dear by true American citizenship, have been able to deceive increasing sectors of the American demographic; and that is what is being seen in the 2016 political spectrum of such diverse candidacies. In that, America has been set up to make a choice, either to continue on the path of deception towards making America a satrapy in a global convocation leading to the demise of freedom worldwide; or to try once again to lead a world gone mad back to a sense of a common community seeking a true peace.

Does this sound like a senseless series of convoluted arguments of how America is, or is not, going to lead the world to peace? Think about it: does peace that the current American Administrative Chief Executive is trying to sell sound like a good plan, with Iran and North Korea hovering between the left hand and right hand over a nuclear trigger than no rational person would even conceive of?

Think of this while this observer pauses to allow contemplation for what is about to happen in the next few months, if that long, as America contemplates a return, or not, to its Constitutional roots..

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