Being well-adjusted is an attribute to which every parent ascribes as they work diligently to raise a child of merit.
And the degree to which that parent finds themselves well-adjusted becomes a metric as to their ability to teach the morals and principles to their offspring.
Humanity has regularly found itself in massive quagmires of insanity hosted by political regimes whose selfish and greed-driven morality supersedes the morality that most humans would find acceptable.
The second sentence in the Declaration of Independence spells this out as clearly as any sentence I have ever read:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
How then can a country that has been founded on this mindset allow the current atrocities that are being committed in our collective name to transpire?
Thousands of children were torn from their parent’s arms at our border and put into cages. Over 500 of these children are most likely permanently separated from their parents as a direct result of the government of the United States of America. Have you ever seen a toddler that has become separated from their parent in a shopping mall? Have you seen the terror on that little child’s face?How can any parent condone this being done in the name of our country?
My ancestors were slaughtered in Russia and in Austria and my direct descendants were able to flee to the United States for refuge against tyrannical regimes.
I grew up reading stories of brave people who were not Jewish who would help the children escape and try to deliver them to a sanctuary where they could live. I grew up believing that people like that are heroic beyond measure.
How am I supposed to accept that the President of the United States, when cornered on this question in the last debate, responded: good?
Yesterday, the United States registered the highest number of new cases of coronavirus through our entire population since the beginning of the pandemic. And concurrently, the Republican led Senate is far more concerned about installing Amy Coney Barrett into the Supreme Court rather than ensuring that a stimulus package will be passed in order to keep millions of Americans sheltered and fed. They are more concerned about overturning Roe versus Wade than they are trying to keep the average American family from plunging into destitute living. How can you be pro life when you are ignoring the life that is desperately counting on your representation to come through for them? It defies all logic.
In the course of installing this Justice, their next move will be to eliminate healthcare that currently protects tens of millions of Americans who will no longer be protected when this theft transpires. And they are doing this days before the election. Over 50 million people have already voted and our government is making a massive pivotal move in the last few hours of their desperation.
The United States government is representational. It is improper to refer to any of these people as our leaders, they are our representatives, they work for us. They do not work for the billionaires. But a small group of billionaires purchased the right media empire and from that pulpit, a massive brainwashing of the American population has transpired. From this pulpit they villainize whomever they choose and generate deeper unfounded hatred, just like the Nazis did.
It is not a measure of health to be well-adjusted to a profoundly sick society. It is a measure of health to recognize when the profoundly sick society has gone astray and to stand up in the face of tyranny and call it for what it truly is.
Even if you do not like massive waves of immigrants coming into the United States, you must reflect backwards and recognize that your family was immigrants coming into this country at some point in history. You need to reflect on why your family would have picked up and left their home and come across the oceans to this promised land and ask yourself what you might have felt like if they were greeted and thrown into cages like animals. You cannot divorce yourself from humanity, morals, scruples and pretend that none of this is happening in your name. Because it is. And every day that you stay silent, your silence contributes to the sin.
You only need read the opening sentence to the Constitution of the United States to recognize instantly that we have clearly evolved into a morally bankrupt government that must be overturned in this election…
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, ensure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
The moral bankruptcy of the current administration is blatantly transparent in the shining illumination of the opening line of the Constitution. America does not deserve to be red or blue, it must be purple. We either are one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all…. or we are not. Everybody in my age group was swearing this Pledge of Allegiance every single day of school. Did we take this pledge, or did we not? And if we did, doesn’t liberty and justice for all, mean everyone? Latino refugees, Muslim immigrants, Jewish citizens, African Americans, LGBTQ and everybody else who has been disenfranchised by this xenophobic approach to governance.
Please get out and vote and urge everybody that you know to get out and vote. Voting is a privilege, and it is your right as a citizen. If you do not exercise this right, you might wake up one day and discover you no longer have it.
I love the United States of America and I am a very proud patriot. And being a patriot requires standing up for the truth, even if that causes others to be offended. There is no room to be guarded for fear that someone might disagree with you when all morality (which we hold to be self evident) points to your perspective as being the valid one.
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