No one can stay free and be dumb at the same time
I titled this hub - "No one can stay free and be dumb at the same time" for a good reason.
There is a segment of society that is willing to play dumb by not acknowleging the truth.Even if,it's staring them in the face.Money and power are the likely reasons.Maybe even fear.
How soon we forget,the statements of certain historical figures from our past.
President,Eisenhower,tried to warn us.when the military and American corporate interests got together and bypassed congressional,as well as presidential oversight.
President Kennedy,tried to warn us when he printed up unitedstates banknotes ,interest free.
President Lincoln,tried to warn us when he made the statement that he feared the banks more than standing armies.
president Wilson,tried to warn us when after he signed the federal Reserve act..
president Jackson tried to warn us when he tried to prevent the creation of a central bank..
president madison tried to warn us before the constitution was written.about the aristocracies of the world and big government.
president Jefferson tried to warn us when he wrote our constitution based on the principles of a free society that the worlds aristocracies tended to do with what they will.
president George Washington tried to warn us when he refused to become a king as he was a military leader and had the power to do with it what he wanted.
At least eight former presidents all tried to warn us. if,we fail to remember history,we are doomed to repeat it.How many times have I heard that?
A house divided cannot stand - Abraham Lincoln
Woodrow Wilson made the statement that he regreted having given control of our money to the Federal Reserve banks.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy gave a speech warning the American people against trusting their government to the extreme.He even demanded that we question our governments actions,without fear of reprisal.He,said,that he would not permit his religous beliefs to affect his public obligation to all the people,rather than the majority or minority.He understood the definition of a Republic as well as Democracy.A Republic meaning the majority was not perfect and the minority as long as it was representitive of a crossection of the people had the right and duty to make known their discontent,or disfavor of any law that it sees as not being constitutional,or even morally right according to their own character,be it for the better or worse.Hopefully for the better.The supreme court ,should take the same precautions when they make their decisions.Ultimately,it's up to the people as a whole,as they are the true power of a government.of a free people to change their government,to their liking.
We,certainly haven't seemed to form a more perfect union.We had one civil war,hopefully we can avoid another.Whatever we do,the world may follow suit,or they maynot.If,we could have stayed out of entanglements in foreign wars we would at least have come closer together as a civilization,maybe even have had a better future than what we've had so far.
Science seems to either be a curse or a blessing ,depending on how, when,or where we aquire it.
War has brought us medical advances at the cost of millions of,lives,both here and overseas.
Nasa ,has brought us spectacular advances in how we live our lives as well.
But,technology does us no good ,if we continue to be socially inept.Unable to live side by side with our neighbors,both here and abroad in a peaceful way,Without fear,greed and any other negative influences such as religious strife.or prejudice or those who feel superior to anyone else for any reason.
Hopefully their can be a different kind of transformation of America.