Congratulations on getting this book, whether you purchased, borrowed, or stole it. Just kidding. Anyway, now that you have it in your hot little hands, I have to make sure you continue to read it. Hopefully the title was one of the things that drew you here.
So here it goes! Our country is being destroyed, and if we’re not careful, our future generations are at risk. They will not know the liberties we have had and will be subject to bondage and tyranny.
I realize how controversial this will be. In fact, I will probably lose some friends and possibly family members, but it is what it is. I am ready for the hate mail. So many people sit around doing nothing, and I am tired of being one of them. Things must be said, and hopefully this motivates others to step to the plate.
Our America was once a great, strong united country, one that the world may never see again. The founding of America was by great men and women, strong men and women who were dedicated to certain principles. We stood for something, protected the weak, and reached out to the world. The French recognized it, and in 1883 Emma Lazarus penned these wonderful words, called “The New Colossus,” which remain on a bronze plaque in the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty:
Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door.
We were once a mighty country outside enemies (Germany, Japan, Italy, and others) could not conquer. Why was that? Because of the tens of thousands of courageous men and women who gave their lives for their families and our freedoms. Has it been or is it perfect? ABSOLUTELY NOT!
When we reflect back on our history, each generation has had its own challenges. The 1700’s saw the American Revolutionary War, among others. The 1800’s saw, the War of 1812, the Mexican–American War, the American Civil War. The 1900’s were rolled in with World War I, then World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War. Now finally, Afghanistan, Iraq, and there will be more if our country survives this latest attack.
While each generation has met their challenges and has seen victory, I am not sure this generation has what it takes to overcome the latest attack. You see, it will not be a foreign enemy that destroys this country. It will be destroyed from within, by people like you and me. We have begun to rot from the inside out.
So what in the world happened to our wonderful country? It has been and is slowly being taken apart one step at a time, and we the people just sit back and do nothing. Our country is being destroyed by numerous inside sources. We’ve allowed lifelong politicians to sell this great land of ours to foreign lands, lobbyists, and anyone who has enough money. What do we do? We reelect them. The perfect analogy of this is the frog in the pot. I know most have heard the story, but for those who haven’t here it is in a nutshell.
You put a frog in a pot of water, then turn on the heat. You slowly turn up the fire, and before the frog realizes it, he is being served on a plate, or something like that.
That describes us perfectly.
We have allowed and put into power people who don’t recognize or care about our history. Even to the point of changing history into what they want, thus changing the culture of our land. During my many years of being a part of this wonderful country, I’ve noticed two types of people. Those who are not content with their present situation, and set out to change it, or those who aren’t happy or content either, but look to others, to change it. They look at those who are successful then complain about how unfair life is to them. These are people who believe they are owed something. That they deserve to have what others have. In other words, socialist. They want to take away what others have worked hard for and to give to others who haven’t.
We have digressed from a proud country, who, with all its struggles, pulled together to resolve them. To a country that no longer cares for each other, no longer fight side by side, but to the extreme, have taken the battles to each other.
Let me explain what I mean. Someone feels an injustice has been served against them or their race. They begin to protest, which is their privilege because they live in the United States. With media attention, it’s not long before they cross the line and the protest becomes a riot. The same line they say someone else has crossed. They begin destroying other people’s properties, serving an injustice on these people, like what they claimed happened to them. They attack the very people who are around them on a daily basis. They rob, steal, beat up, break windows, and destroy the lives of others for their supposed cause. This has become the American way.
It hasn’t always been that way. Just read about Martin Luther King, a man I didn’t always agree with, but greatly respected. He would protest, and his protests were for a cause. Now we have thugs who riot, looking for a cause. Their actions are done on behalf of the most popular thing at the time. They are villains looking to act out their destructive behavior.
If you were born in this country, you have been deeply blessed, yes, blessed. Contemplate this! You had no voice in the matter of where you were born. You were placed here. You were placed in a country full of opportunity. Why did you have the privilege of being born here? Why here and not in the jungles of Africa? Or the desert in Egypt? It’s definitely not perfect. No place on earth ever will be. Why? Because it has imperfect people running and living in it. Yes, that means you and me! We are greedy, selfish, lazy, and arrogant, with our own agendas, jealous, and yes, some are downright evil, who are hell- bent on destroying my homeland. This is my country! I will do all I can to protect it from those wanting to destroy it, and I hope you feel the same way.
Let’s go a step further. Along with not choosing where you were born, you didn’t choose your race or nationality. Nor did you choose your physical features, your height (at least without heels on for you, ladies), the natural color of your hair or eyes. You certainly didn’t choose your birth parents, or the poor, a middle-class, or even a rich family of your birth. All those things were predetermined for you. If you could choose those things, you would probably be a totally different person.
Maybe you weren’t born here and you immigrated here either legally or illegally. Why? That is for later in the book. As you read through this, I want you to contemplate these things. What purpose do you have here? Ask yourself, what am I doing to impact this country? What can I do to make it better?
This book is a culmination of thoughts, not only mine, but also individuals I surveyed both liberal and conservative.
So whether you agree or not, here it comes. The old saying, “Don’t discuss religion or politics,” is thrown out the door in this book. It’s time we started discussing these things. I am not writing to open debate or to attack anyone’s ideas or beliefs, but these things need to be addressed. You may agree or not, I don’t really care. It’s time we stop living in a fantasy world and face the facts.
So let’s get started.
Dr. C. E. Andrews