Friday, November 16, 2012

Time to stop...

Seems that some people are a bit upset at the outcome of the recent Presidential election. Many of those who are upset call themselves "patriots" and "proud Americans" and say they admire our nation's founding fathers. Many of them are also signing petitions in favor of their states seceding from the United States of America. If you are one of those people this post is for you.

You need to stop. I don't mean that you should stop signing crazy petitions because you have the right to do such ignorant things under the 1st amendment of our constitution. No, you need to stop calling yourselves patriots or a proud Americans and you need to stop saying that you admire our founding fathers when it is obvious that you have no respect for their ideals at all.

You see our founding fathers wrote the constitution that lays out the law for how a president is elected. In the recent election we saw the hopes and dreams of our founding fathers come to life. Our country peacefully decided who our next president would be. We made our founding fathers proud by voting, something most people, and even many in the US, couldn't do at the time the constitution was written. We voted for candidates after listening to them discuss how they would deal with the issues facing our country. We weren't coerced into voting one way or the other by government henchmen or by corporate funds. We voted for the candidate that we thought would do the best job. Now you are saying that by following the dreams of our founding fathers that our nation has been destroyed. You are claiming that people being free and exercising that freedom by voting is a terrible thing because you don't like who won. Well tough. In a democracy you don't always get what you want, you have been telling people that for years and when it finally happens to you we get called cheaters and you want to take your ball and go home.

Except you don't want to go home, you want to leave our country and start your own. How can you love America when you want to leave it when things don't go your way? How can you be a patriot when you want to tear our country apart? How can you be an admirer of the people who founded our nation when you don't want freedom for all but only for a few (namely yourselves)?

I don't really care what you do, but you need to stop calling yourselves "Americans" as that is a term that reflects much more than geography. When you try and break up our country you stop being an American and become an anti-American, there is no other way to look at it.

By the way, if you are an elected official and you are not condemning this idiocy in the strongest terms possible then you are aiding and abetting these treasonous crack pots and you are no better than they are and you should relinquish the term "American" as well.