Recently, a friend of mine was helping me coach a girls softball team. During one of the practices a ball was hit and the girl missed an easily catchable ball. He shouted out, “What the America?!” to which I chuckled and moved on. However, the more I have been thinking about his saying, regardless if he meant it this way or not, I want to know, What the America?
While this is not an article on prepping, per se, it is one on preparedness and using your instincts to survive. We see what is going on in America with things like the Navy Yard shooting, Affordable Healthcare Act (Obamacare), the government shutdown (whether partial or not) and the recent EBT fiasco. So what are we doing about it America?
The situation itself seems to be getting more dire and there is a chaotic buzz about the land. I’m not talking about the normal murmuring and complaining that Americans tend to add to their daily life. I’m talking about a serious buzz.
Watch a bee’s nest and shake the ground or tree around it and you will know what I am referring to. It starts off with movement and gyrations and then there are a few that start shaking and getting agitated. Finally, before you know it, most of the hive is in a tizzy and the bees start reacting by either finding the source and stinging it or moving away from the agitation.
Ok, what do bees have to do with America and what exactly is your point? I’m glad you asked.
“We the people of the United States, in order for form a more perfect Union, establish Justice and ensure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, <do you know the rest?> do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” – Our Founding Fathers – Preamble of the US Constitution
In my opinion, greater words have never been written save one and it ties in very well to this post:
“It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us –that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” – Abraham Lincoln – Gettysburg
Take a moment to read both of the quotes again. Go ahead, I’ll wait.
Now. Since they have sank in a little, what do you think? These words are what this country was founded upon. Benjamin Franklin stated that we had “a republic, if YOU can keep it”, when he was asked if the U.S. would be a monarchy or a republic. We would vote to have offices filled. We would be represented. But by today’s standards, the thought of a republic has been thrown to the wayside like a 2 week old dirty diaper.
Maybe it is due to complacency. We have enjoyed the status quo and several things go unnoticed or at the time, they are so minute that we let it go or push it away from our mind.
I think my point is becoming clearer, but if not, I will spell it out. We have got to do something with our voice other than just agree with the workings of today’s society. I don’t agree a gun ban as I believe it is unconstitutional. Many people have seen me post about it on Twitter. I don’t believe in gay marriage. Albeit constitutional, I believe it is an abomination against God, by the way, so does He. I don’t agree with unlimited terms for congressmen, neither does the Constitution. I believe they should be limited like the president.
I know these may shake you up but here is one more for you. I don’t believe that the Federal Government should be the dominant ruler over the land. I believe they should be the helps when the state government needs it. An example is our court system. The State run court system judges and if a case needs to go higher it goes to the State run Supreme Court and if it is not deemed agreeable or appealed, it then moves to the Federally run Supreme Court.
I’m am just waiting for the comment blasts for that last one. It’s okay, I can take it.
Call to Action: Stand up for yourself. Most of us have a backbone, at least most of my readers do. Use it. Voice your opinion. Call your congressman. Tweet, post, like, share, do whatever you have to in order to be heard. It took the entire village of Whoville with one little “meep” to push it over the top for Horton’s friends to hear it.
Then act upon it. Vote, stand your ground, just do something.
Meanwhile, prepare yourself for the shaky ground. Increase your food storage, bullets, and supplies because you may need them before it gets better. I stand with you and will help you where I can.
I leave you with these quotes from Theodore Roosevelt in closing:
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
“The government is us; we are the government, you and I.”
It is time that WE the people increase our devotion to our country and establish justice all while having greater resolve for a new birth of freedom. Help put America back on the right track. I love this country and feel it is still the greatest of all countries. We can then say, THIS IS AMERICA as opposed to questioning “what the America?”.
Use your instincts to survive