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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Nov 6, 2012 at 19:00

Like Sara, being a concerned American that has issues with what errors are being committed in the name of democracy in America does present bewildering panoramas to the outside world as to how the America political processes work as opposed to how they were originally envisioned. But the observers from around the globe have varying opinions as to whether the American way is a legitimate means to govern while the rest of the world struggles with their governments, whether legitimate or not. Some look at the American model, which thought it has its many faults, is still better than what they have themselves. From this perception, others look with either envy or derision since they have developed their own sense of how humanity is supposed to be governed; and individualism is, by their standards, overrated.

Many if not all of the current nations with Anglo populations that can trace their descendents to England (America, Australia, Canada, etc.), have a basis of law that have similarities to that which England provided, typically the parliamentarian model. America, on the other hand, is republican based with a twist; fundamental principles from a Biblical perspective are engrained in the original founding and were at one time, considered intrinsic to the values of American law.

This is no longer the case; indeed, as time passes, this precept of American Constitutional law is being diluted to the extent that were it compared with the alcohol content of the various beers of the world, it would now come closest to O'Doul's non-alcoholic varieties. It was that moral strength that was perceived as the basis of American law that allowed America to become one of the foremost countries of modern time without it becoming predominantly colonialist as many might try say it was.

But there are enough differences that have permeated the American legal processes that have obscured the original fundamentals; and that had become a source of confusion to the world. America has been hated for its individualism and ideology of freedom for the citizen, the source of which has been identified as being Biblically based and is targeted as the means by which America will fall if it can be separated from those Biblical principles, which it has. Indeed, they hated us; but they also could not touch us while we honored those principles. This is what is being lost; losing the tax wallet is merely a symptom.

This is what needs retrieving; and it is what this election should show as to why America is being chastised for its departure from solid principles. Candidate Obama was leading away from the principles, thinking that with the weakening processes he had already implemented, he can take it to the next step towards socialism. If given the chance, that is exactly what will happen if the processes to retrieve what America is losing are not implemented instead. That is what is at stake; because if America is no longer champion of the free, who will be?

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