Is United States Struggling With Upholding Democracy and Freedom?


Every year we come to the month of July and most of the time we just watch, listen, and barbeque but hardly ever stop and count the blessings we have in this free nation and don’t realize how we as Americans are really free to chose and live our lives as we see best, as free individuals.

Oh yes we will watch the fireworks and enjoy the barbeques and eat too much but seldom do we stop and think about, who we are and what freedoms we have in this nation. Just once, let each of us stop and think about our free society and realize, we, everyone have a part in this nation. There is a whole lot of good in this nation and a lot of bad as well. Time presses on and the bad seems to be winning the battle between good and evil.

Every person in this world who does anything, good or bad, creates consequences based upon their action, either for themselves or to others. A free society has to have the great ideal of religion as its base because only religion tells one to live worthy of its purpose. I’m sure many of us will eat too much and others will drink too much as well and we will pay the price for our indulgences…

This year make a deal with yourself that we will not ignore the great gift granted to us, we the people. The gift was given to us by our forefathers. Sometimes when we receive a gift from others, we take for granted the fact that the gift works, and we don’t realize what makes it work. This gift is meant for you but it applies to everyone. The gift is so great that anyone can use it and it gives freely to those who know how to use it. Our forefathers left us the greatest gift any people have ever received; the Constitution and a government that is unprecedented in human history. This government was developed by men who loved freedom and saw the future. What are we going to do with this gift?

We the people are on the threshold of disaster and we don’t see it, but we are there.

Alexis de Tocqueville in 1830 visited the United States and traveled across American soil and after, he wrote two volumes of work about “Democracy in America.” This is a quote from his writings.

“Religion in American takes no direct part in government of society, but it must be regarded as the first of their political institutions: for if it does not impart a taste for freedom, it facilitates the use of it. Indeed, it is in this same point of view that the inhabitants of the United States themselves look upon religious belief. I do not know whether all Americans have a sincere faith in their religion–for who can search the human heart? But I am certain that they hold it to be indispensable to the maintenance of republican institutions. This opinion is not peculiar to a class of citizens or a party, but it belongs to the whole nation and every rank of society.”

Our society is struggling with freedom right now. We have people who abuse the rights of freedom and use the government for their addictions. This nation was built upon people and the good people can do for themselves and for others. One big problem is people seem to want something for nothing. Some have become addicted to the easy way in life and take advantage of the good will of the people.

People need to be taught the principle of freedom that is known as the law of consequence.

The politicians don’t believe in consequence of actions and think money is made in a printing press. They hope to put off the terrible truth and believe their actions are inconsequential. I’m not sure anyone can claim that an act that eventually will cause default of payment and possible bankruptcy is an inconsequential act.

Our government is full of men and women who show the contempt for this nation by their actions. They have lost the idea of, by the people and for the people. There is an old saying, “what goes around comes around,” this is part of this law of consequence. America is indeed struggling with freedom in our business dealing, our finical institutions, our elected representatives, and because of apathy of us, the people, we are treating life as if the only thing that matters is money.

For every bad act there has to be a good act to counter act the affects of the bad act. If everyone does badly then we would eventually eliminate each other. The scales of justice hang on to the idea that good will outweighs bad. But as this nation continues downward what counter acts the bad that is happening? Printing more money isn’t going to solve the debt.

If we the people don’t understand the law of consequence then we are justly guilty as those who deliberately break THE LAW or ignore the truth…. If we think we can keep doing wrong or involve ourselves in bad acts, spending money we don’t have or steal it from others and not have to pay the price for our actions, then we are just trying to fool ourselves. Look at our government and see the real truth. Men are doing the wrong things making bad choices in every way possible. They make socialistic decisions for a democracy, a free country dedicated to the people by the people and for the people “and it shall not parish from the earth.” Lincoln said it, and look at the price he paid.

We must not let this nation undergo a temporal death. We as Americans have the gift in our hands given by our forefathers to us and we must accept responsibility for this gift and hold true to our forefather’s visions. We cannot continue on the path we are on now or we will fail and the consequences of our apathy will be paid by the people. Stand fast, work, and pray with all our might to bring this nation back to what made it great; men and women with kind hearts, moral integrity and love of country and Love of GOD. Socialism is not a gift it turns free men into slaves. We need to stop giving away our freedoms for what may seem to be security.

Robert D. Ashford was a Marine during the cold war and is now retired, after 50 years of construction management. He is a keen genealogist and loves humor. He watches the political horizons and likes to write commentary on what’s next.