I can remember a time during my life time that America was what looked to me to be a real UNITED States of America. Of course, we didn’t agree on everything and some states did some things differently than others but being different is part of what makes America great.
When I look at America today, I see a very different nation from what I grew up in. It has practically become a sin to be different, to think differently, to believe differently or live differently; at least in the eyes of those who would like to complete the fundamental transformation of our country that began when Obama took office and continued for eight years under his administration.
In the America I grew up in, we were a UNITED States of America. We agreed that the Constitution was our rule of law and that all who live here and govern here should abide by it. Yes, there were anti-Americans then but America as a whole respected the Constitution and our flag. As a nation, we revered our men and women in uniform, whether they were in uniform here at home serving our communities or whether they were fighting wars in other countries to keep us safe from the problems that plagued those countries.
I remember an America where people in neighborhoods actually interacted together as neighbors and were there for each other. Kids grew up respecting our country’s flag, those in the military, police officers, and others who served in the community. They learned about our history and even if they didn’t like or believe what our forefathers did or what happened in our country because of wars and division among some parts of the country, they respected them because they were a part of our history. Our history really meant something to them but just because they didn’t agree with what they did or didn’t do, they still acknowledged the importance they played in our country’s history. Our history was a part of us that we revered.
Today, I see such a great division among states and the people concerning our history. Many of the monuments and statues that were erected as a reminder of some of that history, is being looked at as something offensive and unnecessary. Many of them have been torn down because someone or a group of people have decided that they no longer represent our history. Now, instead of teaching that history and remembering those who lived it and wrote it, people are pushing it aside and trying to rewrite it in an effort to stifle any remembrance of what took place in our country that actually helped to form the country we were to become and did.
When there were elections, candidates ran on a platform and delivered that platform to the people and then they decided whose platform they were going to support. It didn’t always turn out that way most of us wanted it to. Of course, there was some corruption at play; politics has never really been a clean sport, so to speak, but whatever the outcome, we accepted it even if we didn’t agree with it. That didn’t mean that we didn’t try to make things better or that we didn’t protest when it was necessary. The big difference then was that when we protested, we protested loudly but for the most part we protested peacefully. Yes, there were some confrontations that got out of control but it wasn’t an acceptable way of dealing with things like it is now. You didn’t see protesters rioting, destroying property and making streets looked like a war zone.
Another thing you didn’t see, was people who disagreed with what an administration was doing, going public with threats of violence, ugly name-calling and false accusations against a sitting president and his family. You didn’t see atrocious acts of violence with people stomping on the flag, setting it on fire and spewing ugly hateful words.
It’s amazing the differences that have come about since I was growing up in America and what it is now. Comedians may have joked about something the sitting president did, but they didn’t go on live TV and say all kinds of ugly things that made a mockery of the sitting president to make him look like the village idiot when they, themselves acted like the real idiots.
You may have seen signs protesting something but they didn’t say crude things that were offensive to the eyes. You didn’t hear protesters shouting obscenities over the voices of someone who was voicing their opinions or trying to speak to a crowd.
We can’t even agree on moral issues like abortions. I know that when I was growing up, there were abortions, but they never became a way of life and they certainly weren’t looked at as a right. As time went on, there were women who made demands that they be allowed to do what they wanted to do and if they were carrying a child they didn’t want, they felt their body belonged to them and they could decide to have an abortion if they wanted it. Not a lot of doctors, at first were willing to do the abortions but as time went on, I guess the money made the difference so more doctors were doing it and then there was Planned Parenthood. When I first heard about them, I thought it was to help young couples make plans for making a family and helping them adjust to being parents. For a long time, I thought it was a good organization and maybe it was in the beginning but it took on an ugly side. Then I started hearing about the number of abortions growing and soon heard that they were actually harvesting parts from aborted fetus and babies aborted late in pregnancy to sell to the highest bidder. The abortions were bad enough but selling baby parts?
It was hard to believe until I saw some actual footage of people who did the abortions talking to someone about how they do the abortions and use parts to sell. I couldn’t believe this was taking place in my country but it’s been going on for a long time now and still Planned Parenthood has not been shut down.
We can’t even agree to allow people of faith to pray where they want to or when they want to. Why is this such a big problem? It never was before. Freedom of religion is a G-d-given right. People could pray or even preach on the street corners but now, you might get arrested for even mentioning G-d or Jesus Christ or maybe thrown out of a restaurant for praying before you eat. Bibles and prayers are no longer allowed in schools, but transgender males or a male who identifies as a female can go into girls locker rooms and bathrooms. They can even participate in what used to be women’s sports; making it tougher for women to compete and win in games meant only for them. It’s not that women are weaker; it’s that women are built differently from men and even a transgender still has the strength and stamina of a man. We are told in some places that men who identify as women or women who identify as men can no longer be referred to as their biological gender. They now have a neutral gender and genders to fit just about anything they identify with. Gay marriage was one thing but now this?
People of faith usually don’t have any problem interacting or associating with homosexuals, transgenders or anyone in the gay community. However, we do have a problem when we are being forced to render service to them in a way that is promoting or accepting of their way of life. In the case of shared bathrooms, I feel that if they want to live as members of the gay community, let them have their own bathrooms that they can share between themselves and quit forcing people of faith to give up their privacy. We have principles we try to live by and there are some things that we feel deeply about because of our beliefs. If the government is so bent on them have their way, let them figure out a way to pay for bathrooms to accommodate the gay community.
We, as Americans can’t seem to agree on a whole lot of things especially when it comes to religion and morals. Why is it that those of us who live by religious morals have to give in to those who don’t? If we stand up for our morals, we are called bigots, racists, and any number of other cruel names. In some places you can be fined or arrested just for expressing your religious beliefs or standing by your religious principles.
There is also a division when it comes to obeying our immigration laws. Even though we do have immigration laws that have worked in the past, there is the issue with it that has been going on much too long; illegal immigrants. I always felt proud that my country took in immigrants from other countries to give them a chance for a better life. I was okay with it because they were coming here legally through our immigration system which seemed to be working pretty well.
Then, illegal immigrants started coming into our country, but like most Americans, I thought it was being taken care of and they were being sent back to their country for breaking our immigration laws. I found out later on that this wasn’t what was happening. Some were being sent back but not all and some were sneaking into our country unnoticed. Because politicians and the mainstream media were working together to keep it from us, we weren’t aware what was happening until more and more were coming here illegally. The more I read about it, the more I realized that there was something going on that I wasn’t happy about. It actually began decades ago but it became an unbearable problem for us with the Obama administration that pretended to want our borders secure but in reality, wanted open borders for people from other countries to enter here illegally. The worst part of it was that they were being given citizenship without going through the proper channels like many legal immigrants have done in the past and continue to do today.
Not only were they given a free pass to citizenship but they were given free housing, food, clothing, medical assistance, money they didn’t work for, free schooling, free everything. Meanwhile, many of our people, including veterans have been living in the streets; some homeless for years, scavenging for food, sleeping in the cold with little to cover themselves.
How did we go from a real UNITED States of America to a country that is, now, torn with all the liberal chaos and lies that they use to try to win the support of the American citizens or at the least, their cronies? I say it’s torn because there no longer seems to be a common thread throughout the country that ties us together as a nation united in purpose. Now, I’m sure there are still a lot of great conservative patriots who believe in our Constitution and our God-given rights to speak, think, live and believe as we choose. However, with all the senseless lies being put forth by the liberals and the left-leaning media along with their Hollywood minions who gladly follow in their footsteps, our rights are now on the verge of being crushed. They will be if we, as patriotic Americans don’t do our part in trying to save those things that we have embraced since our forefathers founded this country and set up a free government to benefit all people.
I think we can, as President Trump has said from the time of his candidacy, Make America Great Again. However, we cannot make it happen if we, as patriots, do not do whatever we can to help him push the truth by sharing the truth that we have and making our voices heard loudly, yet peacefully. We don’t have to go on any rampages to get the truth out but we do have to put it out there. We have to stand for truth in every facet of our lives. We must show the world that we know the truth and that we are not afraid of the ugly voices that say the truth is a lie.
We are the United States of America but we will become the Divided States of America if we do not unite in power and might with the truth and share it far and wide so that those who are confused or think that the lies and deceit they’ve been fed are the answer, will hear our call of truth and maybe realize that they have been fooled. That is why I belong to a group called Americans United Against Tyranny. A man named, Michael Hutton has been working on building a Patriot Union to fight against these very things and turn our country around as a nation united in one purpose; to be free from tyranny and bring morality and greatness back to our country. The symbol of the Patriot Union is at the top of this article and if we unite together as part of this Patriot Union, we can Make America Great Again.
Now, while it is important that we stand up for and share what we know is true, it is also important that we realize where that truth comes from. It comes from G-d for He is the source of all truth and if we turn our hearts to Him with faith, believing that He will be with us and help us spread the truth, He will do it. He is not happy with how things are going in our country; it breaks His heart to see what is happening to His children. We can turn that around and let Him see that we are giving Him back our lives, our hearts and our country by truly repenting so that He will bless us with strength from above to overcome the corruption and the evil that exists.
We know that evil and corruption will not fully disappear until the day that the earth is cleansed from all evil at the last day, but we can keep it from overcoming us and our country. We have the power and ability to take our country back from the elitist liberals who think they can dictate to us what we can and cannot do. We can do it, but only with the grace of G-d and power from on high.
Patriots, don’t take everything you read and hear to be the truth. Research, check the sources, make sure you are getting the truth. I can give you the links of four Facebook friends who deal only with the truth and you can check them out for yourself. There are others but if you don’t know where to start looking for the truth, you can start from here and then you will recognize when you receive the truth from others.
Here’s where I find the truth in news: DML dennismichaellynch. —— Rick Trader ccrshow.com —— Barry Secrest conservativerefocus.com —— Joe Newby conservativefiringline.com
I hope that whoever reads this will share it. It may change someone’s thinking about what truth is and where it can be found. The first step is to turn to God for His help and rely on His wisdom and then look to where you will find the truth about what is really going on in the world and right here in our country. When you find that truth, share, share, share with everyone you can so we have a real chance to Make America Great Again. I would ask one more thing; check out The Patriot Union at http://www.AUAT.org. The clock is ticking away; we must do something now before it’s too late. I plead with you, my fellow patriots, stand up for the truth. Don’t let corruption take over our society; our country. It’s worth fighting for and it’s up to you and me to fight the evil with truth.
Written by: Patricia Traeger