After all the debate and lunacy I have read and heard over the years, I would like to pose this question: why are we trying to change America? We have a form of government that was made unique from all others; taken the good from other nation laws and keeping the bad out. Minor improvements have been made over the years but the core premise was sound. There was even micro-managing through states and localities. It worked and people of other nations were envious. So why is there such a need for drastic change of the landscape over the past century?
The two basic reasons I see that people come to this country is for religious freedom and prosperity. The freedom to practice your religion while accepting what our country was founded on and the GOD we chose to be the fabric of our nation. There are many other nations that don’t give this option and are not tolerant. There are many nations that give this same freedom but have another religion that is dominant of their culture. So what is so important about our religious freedom? We don’t kill you for practicing that which is different from what this nation instilled. And capitalism? Many other countries have forms of capitalistic societies. It’s just they don’t give you all the tools to personally succeed like we do. Then you have all the other freedoms (or lack thereof) which this country gives.
Now let’s get down to the meat and potatoes of this. With the drastic and self-serving changes that people are trying to promote in this country, other countries offer these very needs. Just like with the states offering different options, why do people try to change the state to fit their needs when other states may already offer those needs, especially without violating the Constitution? There is universal health care out there in the world for you. There is early retirement with many more benefits than we offer. Open sex. Homosexual understanding. Legal drug use. Killing of the unborn AND killing of the newborn. Why are you trying to change us to be like others? Many Americans move away and even give up citizenship for better environments more conducive to their way of life. Just like people come here for those very same reasons. Fixed cultures with fixed constitutions are what the “menu” is that attract people. They know what is offered and where they stand. If you don’t like the menu, change restaurants. No one is asking you to dine here and why would we serve burgers if our primary meat is chicken?
Here is something everyone needs to wrap their head around. There are many worldly people on this blog and I am one of those. Research what these other countries have to offer and then get a visa and live there for awhile. You don’t need to give up your citizenship for this. Learn the language and the culture. Talk and intermingle with the citizens of that country. If it works for you then you have found a home. If not, try a second or third choice. Maybe America doesn’t offer everything you want but it might just be the best choice. Maybe not. You will never know by watching the news but only by living it first hand. Decisions don’t come lightly and you must partake before you decide. Only then will you be able to appreciate or not what we have to offer.
Try living with the Constitution rather than trying to change it. It doesn’t request much and it gives you plenty. When you decide to accept this basic document that rules the land, then you look for the smaller microcosm that gives you the peace and extra security in your life with a state. You see, most states had their own uniqueness until those inhabitants moved out of them to another and then tried to change their new home into their old one. Why do that? Why do you think the US should look exactly the same in landscape when we have different landscapes in different areas to meet the liking of most all the people? Making these changes for most people is like buying a used car online without ever test driving it or looking under the hood. It makes no sense but that is what they will say is the best way. No, it is not. What I have given you is the best and most logical way. Too many people just don’t know what they are talking about or asking for when they look to “change”. When you live it elsewhere and learn it there, then maybe we will have something to discuss. Until that time, learn to live with what you have been granted and then worry about bettering yourself first before you begin imposing your wants and wills on others. Remember, there are other places you can get what you want if you don’t like what the US has to offer.