Do you know what is saddening about the two most recent rulings from our Supreme Court? It is the revelation that none of our branches of government have any faith in the citizenry.
The Founders wrote “All men are created equal” and then left it at that. They were certain that the citizens were wise enough to fulfill that promise. The founders couldn’t exercise that thought at that moment because they needed all hands on deck to win the War of Independence.
Within 70 years of George Washington’s inauguration our country fought a civil war to free the slaves. The people who claim America is innately racist seem to conveniently dismiss the reality that these were mostly white men fighting to free black slaves. Many paid with their lives to fulfill a promise made by the founders. If they were racist they sure had a funny way of expressing it.
America rose to the expectations of the founders. The trust was well placed.
While still a beacon seen around the world, many Americans today feel imprisoned. The warden and the guards have clamped down on the population. Nobody can quite figure out why. Our ration of freedoms has been cut and our thoughts silenced in solitary confinement. The sins of forefathers and strange relatives have been smeared upon the innocent majority. We are lectured to, never listened to.
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