Saturday, July 15, 2006
To Be American
Adults have to come to terms with what they stand for sooner or later. Americans by birth or naturalization are asked to take the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and to the Constitution. Any “higher allegiances” are reserved for the spiritual beliefs of the people, and not to the secular side of life. Thus, one can be a Muslim and hold allegiance to Allah, except in the domain of the Constitution and our laws in everyday life. (If this is not true for some, then they are not American, and they should be watched carefully, lest their allegiance transforms into terrorism.) So what do I stand for? What decisions have I made regarding my birth heritage? I decided to record as many of my decisions as I could dredge up, so here they are as of now:
First of All:
Be an American-Accept.
Be an iconoclast-Reject.
Be a rebel-Reject.
Be an American.
Support the Constitution of the US and its derivatives in law (US Code)-Accept.
Maintain the integrity of the Constitution against “progressive” changes-Accept.
Be true to the principles of our Republican form of Government-Accept.
Be true to the principles of a tripartite government: Executive, Legislative,
Defend the boundaries of each member of the tripartite-Accept.
Restore fiscal sanity to government-Accept.
Work to restore the tripartite boundaries where discovered to be wrong-Accept
Obey the laws of the land, the States, Counties, and Cities-Accept.
Respect the Constitutional and legal rights of all citizens-Accept.
Be aware of our national shortcomings, and work to fix them-Accept.
Participate in the system by:
: voting, championing, and commenting on issues-Accept.
: paying taxes, and supporting valid institutions-Accept
: respecting majority and minority positions- Accept
: working against majority or minority positions
that threaten America, but always within the system-Accept.
: supporting Capitalism and free market economies-Accept.
: becoming well-informed about issues and trends-Accept.
: joining associations and organizations that work for the betterment of America-
: advocating conservative values and policies-Accept.
Participate in the military services and in the conflicts that arise when called-
Participate in support for our soldiers and veterans, and for provision of the
proper tools of war- Accept.
Defend law-abiding and innocent Americans worldwide-Accept
Defend and protect the sovereignty of the US against all incursions-Accept.
Defend and protect the religious choices of all citizens, including the religion
Defend and protect the US against:
: both religious and anti-religious acts of terror-Accept.
: further secularization of the government-Accept.
: further attempts to denude religious symbols and prayers-Accept
: the incursions of the UN on our sovereignty-Accept
: all forms of communism and socialism-Accept.
: secular humanism and World Government encroachment-Accept.
: religions that advocate the overthrow of the US-Accept.
: irrational progressivism and destruction of morality-Accept.
: smut, porno, corruption of morals, and crime-Accept.
: all foreign attempts to damage or defeat the US-Accept.
: the worldwide threat posed by Islam and jihad-Accept.
: the worldwide threat posed by communism-Accept.
: emerging world threats by use of preemptive actions where needed-Accept.
(To be continued)