Convention of Statesmen


Awaken to the Beauty of the American Spirit

by Candace Salima, a News Corner USA Editorial
Originally published on 12 January 2013

Has anybody noticed they are using the exact same tactics used in France long ago that led to the beheading of the aristocracy? For God's sake people, awaken to the manipulations going on around you. Stop with the deliberate ignorance, stop being lifeless, mindless robots, and wake up to the astonishing beauty of the American Spirit and BE AMERICANS!

The Chicago Teachers Union President, Karen Lewis jokes about beheading the rich. She stands there at her bully pulpit and casually throws references to the beheading of the rich and then quickly adds, "We're not at that time now." From the audience, we hear an addition to Lewis patently ridiculous comment, "Yet."

For six years I, and millions of other Americans, have been fighting day and night to educate America, to remind them of who we are as a nation, and as a people. For my own ancestry, we came to America in the mid 1500's, fleeing the monarchies of Europe to find a new life in an harsh and unforgiving land. Generation after generation answered the call to form this nation, fighting in wars, fighting their way westward, standing for religious liberty and freedom, I am descended of men and women who stood proud as Americans for five centuries and counting.

In my ancestral line there are monarchs, princes and princesses, dukes and duchesses, but more importantly, there are blacksmiths, bakers, grocers, ranchers, farmers, doctors, artists, musicians, actors and actresses, city planners and builders, a little bit of everything and all that coalesced into hundreds of thousands of my line living in America now. It is a tragic circumstance America finds herself in now. After all the tears, sweat, blood and sacrifice of generations upon generations before us, we stand at a moment where our freedoms are slipping away, the rich and wealthy are condemned for their successes, women are vilified for being conservative, men are castigated for the same, and madness reigns.

No, America has not descended into another civil war, but the pages of time have turned and we can either look closely at the book that is our history, or we can descend further into the economic and constitutional quagmire fostered by the those in power. I often quote Santayana, who loosely said, "Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it."

We look to the histories of the world, and of our own nation, and the root of all that is happening in America is the complete erosion of the family unit and the American spirit. Instead of remembering that we are a strong, courageous, imaginative, determined, self-reliant people, half of America's population have embraced the "gimme" philosophy and are determined to bring us all down to the lowest common denominator. Instead of reaching for the stars, they would rather we slog about in the gutter, together.

Awaken to the greatness that is America. Understand that within our hearts is the ability to rise above the circumstances of today and remember...We are America.

I am America by Krista Branch

The Statue of Liberty is associated with the words: "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free." We, as Americans, must remember that it doesn't say: "Be tired, poor, the huddled masses yearning to breathe free." We are freedom's last stand on the earth, we must not fail.

Copyright 2013. All rights reserved by Candace E. Salima.

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