The Great Experiment

What is the great experiment; what does it mean to you? Is it for our country to become a democracy? For that to become a reality, doesn’t it mean that we need to—first try to be democratic toward our fellow citizens? But here’s the dilemma, too many of us are conducting our own social experiments. Some of us are trying to promote liberty for all, others are pursuing happiness based on their own selfish efforts or at the expense of the public, while the rest are just trying to stay alive by gaming the system.
So, if nobody is advocating for our country’s great experiment, then how will we ever thrive? Seems to me, there is only one way for our country to survive. And that is to return to the grand experiment of trying to be a Christian Nation. Sadly, I have concluded, that it will also become another failed experiment, because for it to succeed we need to—first try to be Christian toward our fellow patriots. But it seems to me, that the christian nationalists don’t want to keep the peace!

By: ElRoyPoet, 2019

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“Before 1780 the form of government in the USA, a Democratic Constitutional Republic with a severely limited central government had never been attempted before. During the war of 1812, there were significant doubts such a government could survive. The USA consists of states, joined together. The states have full police power. The federal government’s power is limited to 16 powers listed in the constitution. On top of that one branch of the government makes the laws, another branch interprets the laws, and a third branch enforces the laws. Congress makes the laws. The president cannot make laws, only congress. Congress actually has more power than the president.
In the USA, the citizens are considered sovereign. Neither the federal government, nor the state governments are considered sovereign. The USA is not a nation of people with a single culture, a single religion, a single ethnicity, nor any single belief. As a result, maintaining a citizen-supported government is exceedingly difficult. The nation almost split in 1860, an extremely bloody civil war resulted. The citizenry has never agreed on the things we consider immoral and unlawful. We do agree on the majority of items—but on the fringes, there is no agreement. For example, there is wide agreement that murder and rape are immoral, but very little agreement on drug use or abortion. The USA started out as a never-before-tried experiment. We’ve been at this for 239 years. We still don’t know if the experiment will work long term. We hope it will!”
Excerpt from Why is America considered the great experiment?

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” Bible, Matthew 5:9

“America was intentionally not founded as a democracy. If Americans of today lose sight of the priceless value of their two-party constitutional republic, the whole society in which they live will be swallowed up by single-party socialist rule.”
Excerpt from The long-anticipated death of the Great American Experiment

“Though liberty is established by law, we must be vigilant, for liberty to enslave us is always present under that same liberty. Our Constitution speaks of the ‘general welfare of the people’. Under that phrase all sorts of excesses can be employed by [authoritarian] tyrants—to make us bondsmen.” By: Marcus Tullius Cicero

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“The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.” By: Milan Kundera

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