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One Nation Under

Updated on April 29, 2012

One Nation Under

2012, the year of the Mayan prognostications, the year of the most important election in several generations and the year we find out if we are to be launched into Daniel Webster’s abyss, yet again. The individual is fighting a silent war against far superior numbers. “What will the light reveal when our veneer cracks?” Will a smoothly honed calico grey and white alabaster surface gleam through, maybe a roughly oxidized bronze, or perhaps a warm, dark, solid walnut? Probably not, in most cases when the veneer of American ego cracks, tender flesh is exposed to the elements. People with whom you are associated get a rare glimpse behind our Teflon; they see the very thing that connects us all to one another…humanity.

As we in America head toward another election cycle of drudgery, partisanship and lies, our individualism is up for wholesale. We wave good bye to another year of unfinished business. Citizens stumble upon the latest legislative works, designed to grease shackles of restriction, thereby limiting instant chafing and their true bite. The slick hucksters are in force, poaching one freedom at a time, replacing each with an empty promise. This is no Pandora’s Box I speak of, no; it is far starker; it is the absence of valid hope. The human condition wasn’t designed for a Borg like existence. Nevertheless, simpletons continually allow the biased to place regulations on our progress.

Who says the only way to unity is through creating the absence of choice? Intelligent debate is backsliding, the bullhorns are blaring but the words are incoherent. Political honesty is going the way of the Dodo. Wisdom is a luxury seldom exercised in our modern public sphere. I am mediocre in intelligence, I lack a prophetic tongue, and I cannot solve centuries old struggles. What I do know well enough is this, creating equality through subtraction is not a road to abundance; it is a 21st Century “trail of tears.” The powers that be are making sure they remain the king makers, furthermore ensuring the game remains the same, to the victor go the spoils. To the proletariat, go the votes.

Both sides labeled average, must begin to see the writing on the wall. The disparity between rich and poor grows while the rich can always afford a little bit more. The very definition of middle class has changed in the past couple of decades. The poor no longer have to work at being poor, that is easy and it comes with a paycheck each month, W2’s needing not apply. But to the average, the true struggle takes shape in clawing for every opportunity, scrapping for every additional dollar, cutting here, trimming there; it is always less, less and less. The battle of financial freedom is raging. The only belt tightening being done is that which is wrapped around the mid-section of the country, the middle class.

“Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude. ” - Alexis de Tocqueville

The demise of the American experiment will be cataclysmic for freedom fighters the world over. Those who harbor indifference for our struggle to remain unique, are naïve to the seismic waves our transformation will cause. Make no mistake, no freedom fighting America = no defender of liberty left in the world. “Pah, that’s a bunch of poppycock.” News flash Europe, what country has shed more blood to liberate the downtrodden than America? Who will keep Russia and China in check if America is gone? Germany? The EU? The Canadians…I hear quacking. Meddling we may be, intrusive, sure enough, but how about the biggest donor of financial aid and emergency supplies on the planet! Your UN peace keepers couldn’t police a bunch of rowdy girl scouts at a Justin Bieber concert. Our president hollowing out (subtracting) our military is good news only to the snakes waiting to strike. Our financial collapse will take down other industrialized nations for decades to come. There will be only greater suffering, more demise and less hope in a world where America has become completely irrelevant.

This isn’t a cattle call for the usual suspects. This isn’t a soap box diatribe pushing for one guy over another. This is my voice reverberating among my American peoples, looking for those who recognize the severity November 2012 holds. This is my shout to the masses of well-intentioned citizens, grab the baton, run and do not stop until we are well beyond danger. Hold fast to your scruples, hang high your old Glory, and never surrender the values that have defined a nation of life. This isn’t about one man in office, this is about America and where she is headed.

“Throughout America's adventure in free government, our basic purposes have been to keep the peace, to foster progress in human achievement, and to enhance liberty, dignity, and integrity among peoples and among nations. To strive for less would be unworthy of a free and religious people. Any failure traceable to arrogance, or our lack of comprehension, or readiness to sacrifice would inflict upon us grievous hurt, both at home and abroad.

Progress toward these noble goals is persistently threatened by the conflict now engulfing the world. It commands our whole attention, absorbs our very beings. We face a hostile ideology global in scope, atheistic in character, ruthless in purpose, and [insidious] in method. Unhappily, the danger it poses promises to be of indefinite duration. To meet it successfully, there is called for, not so much the emotional and transitory sacrifices of crisis, but rather those which enable us to carry forward steadily, surely, and without complaint the burdens of a prolonged and complex struggle with liberty the stake. Only thus shall we remain, despite every provocation, on our charted course toward permanent peace and human betterment.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower’s farewell address, 1961.



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      dino 5 years ago

      Hey Jason, WoW! if said all I have to say on this subject I think my head would explode! I place my life and trust in God our creator who gives us free will (choices) yet sometimes I kinda wish He would choose our leaders cause to many people are either too stupid! too selfish and or too arrogant or maybe ignorant to choose what is good for the country not just them selves. I believe many of them think they can just try out Socialism to see if they like it, and if not, then just go back to the way it was (Think again). I already do 20% more work for 20% less pay over the past few years. For me, My wife and My family I will fight the good fight, Fight the right fight and pray to God Our country will survive our own stupidity. Thanks Jason God Bless

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      James W. Nelson 5 years ago from eastern North Dakota

      Good job, Jason, I appreciate both photos of Presidents (and to be) and I especially enjoyed what you said about the UN controling Girlscouts at a Beiber concert. Without America there would be no UN, but I'm still not sure how I really feel about the UN, except that it is a place for nations to "talk."

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      Chris Merritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Jason the was VERY, VERY well said!! Excellent and I do not know how anyone can read this and NOT come away feeling obligated to look deep inside them and know that your words hold true. It is time to do the right thing and take back this nation. You have me fired up anyway!!


      (voted up and away)

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      Jason R. Manning 5 years ago from Sacramento, California

      Dino, James & Chris – Thank you for the terrific comments. I have been blessed with powers of keen observation at an early age; I have marked the steady subjugation of citizens in the various states I’ve lived in and how most citizens shrug off legislative intrusion. Between the state governments, the federal governments and the tax code, I would have figured the math would alarm the public. How can it not be perceptible, how each year combines hundreds and sometimes thousands of new laws to monitor, regulate and limit citizens? Here is the link to the Senate legislature;

      It is frightening to think of 25 more years of this practice, lawyers spending inordinate amounts of time thinking of ways to “improve” public progress. The law of the pendulum swinging from freedom to tyranny is only a matter of time. As long as America continues to practice voting in false idols, we will have a false sense of hope and change. To Dean’s point, we the people deserve the title of “not to bright,” as we stumble around in the dark looking for a specter of what once was. Well gentlemen, enough is enough, it is time to pull up our boot straps and rebuild this land.

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      Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Jason....wonderful wake-up call to so many sleeping Americans. I try to understand.....when you get beat up badly and continuously by the Bullies, you get weary, retreat and just don't have the strength to care anymore.....but this is precisely how they want us & what we must not allow to happen.

      You're so right and I thank you for the (positive) slap upside the head...The next rght thing will be for all of us to wake the hell back up. NOW.

      Am going on to Part II.........UP ++

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      Jason R. Manning 5 years ago from Sacramento, California

      Hi Paula, thank you so much for the great comment, and compliment. Your response is the intended effect I wish these to have. Let's get out there for Romney. Thank you.

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