In addition to reading the Declaration as part of your Independence Day celebration, I recommend that you read Allen West’s column, published in today’s Washington Times, “The Balkanized States of America.” From the piece:
We have become a nation of “special interests” – but what interest can be more special than preserving the greatness of the United States of America and the freedoms of all its citizens?
We have politicians who would rather divide us based on income, gender or race than unite us as Americans. They want citizens to believe that “all men were created equal” really means “all men are entitled to an equal share.” They want their fellow Americans to believe anyone else’s economic success always comes at their own expense.
Those same politicians build their careers and re-election on the promise to redress these differences and guarantee equality of achievement – an impossible task unless we are all reduced to mindless, identical drones.
It is a seductive and dangerous promise that ultimately will lead to the destruction of our nation. As Alexis de Tocqueville repeatedly observed, “The majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship.”
I think that’s exactly what the One has in mind, don’t you?