Some fun reading for the day.
Only A Dictator Can Save America
Happy Independence Day and/or Week, Heritage Crew! Two hundred-forty-three years ago, our forebears began a nearly insurmountable struggle to throw off the rule of (what some of them deemed) a Tyrant. Today, their Descendants are in need of another.
In last year’s column, we examined some of the historical curiosities leading up to 1776 and their aftermath, briefly flipping through the long decline, and finishing with a look towards the looming future. Here, I thought it might be nice to explore any chance of a reprieve, however unlikely, and a return to some earlier, more AMERICAN version of America. (I’d pick the period of the Confederation (1781 – 1789), or, if that’s not possible, of the Republic (1789 – 1861)).
In 1789, the free People of the Sovereign States committed an error in birthing a strong central government. It proved too powerful, arresting the independence of the States during the early 1860s, and totally subjugating them in 1913. At some point during the early Twentieth Century, the American Empire morphed into the United States Empire. That latter polity, under which we currently suffer, nears its predictable end; it currently collapses at free fall speed. Even now, wicked, useless elites scramble to suck out what value remains, while their scavenger hordes descend upon the rotting shell.
Perrin’s so-cool Bicentennial Wall Rug of Freedom by Ethan Allen (yeah, same pic from last year).