You Had a Republic, But Couldn’t Keep It!

You Had a Republic, But You Couldn’t Keep It!

Commentary by: Bill the Butcher

As we sat on the precipice of the midterm elections we were inundated with various politicians and news services trying to sway us over to their way of thinking. But, it’s all based upon the idea that the political entity you have known as the United States will remain, and if you will just buy their snake oil the virus will go away, the angels will sing, and the skies will be blue again. If you believe that, have I got a bridge for you, and it’s on sale!

The Delphi Bridge

That America ceased to exist the day John F. Kennedy lost his mind in Dallas, Texas. On that day everything changed. We went from Ozzie and Harriet to The Beatles in the blink of an eye. And there was no going back. To be honest, the America designed by Abraham Lincoln was doomed from the very start. Imposed by military might, enforced by an elite crew on a square of real estate in some swamp in Maryland, the very idea of a unified people trying to manifest their destiny upon the inhabitants of a continent was a pipe dream before there was meth, and those lunging toward the Rockies were too busy just trying to survive to worry about whatEVER was going on in New York City! When Lincoln rattled, “With malice toward none with charity for all” a guy came up behind him and blew his corporate head off, and the deconstruction of the disUnited States began.

And, it all went downhill from there. You think the bitterness that led to the Civil War just evaporated because some amendment was added to the constitution? All men were equal? Everyone could vote, buy a home, travel freely, and all those other wonderful delusions embodied in the Bill of Rights? Why do you think they had to keep writing more amendments? All men are created equal? Nobody said anything about women. It took a polygamist, Brigham Young to be the first to allow women to vote, and even he wanted them to mail in their ballots from the kitchen.

And sure all men were created equal, but they became segregated the moment the water broke, and even the definition of created became debated with the religious right saying a living soul exists upon conception, and the left claiming you can abort up to the age of twenty-one! Of course I’m being facetious, but how facetious am I when legislators are seriously considering euthanasia? That could turn into Abortion up to the age of eighty-five. How crazy do I sound now?

And the lawyers kept stacking one oxymoron upon another until we had the mess we find ourselves in today. Abortion, Black Lives Mattering to the exclusion of everyone else, human beings reduced to pronouns, and lecherous old men using little girls’ restrooms. God Bless ‘Murica! And you people think an election on Tuesday is going to straighten this out? Well, it won’t! But, don’t you wanna know what will?

Ancient Greece had a democracy for oh, about two hundred years. After that the Romans came, slapped them around a bit, but they left a lot of nice statues of naked ladies. There is a discussion about Greece being a democracy or a republic. Greece began as a democracy, but morphed into something else. Basically a democracy is four wolves and a sheep voting on what’s for dinner, whereas a republic is everyone voting for which hyena is going to vote for them.

America has had a two hundred and forty six year run, which is pretty good as the flag flies. It invented amendments to update the original software we lovingly call The Constitution. That don’t work. Read the fourteenth amendment. Take all the time you need.

With all this the fact remains that the Declaration of Independence ie the divorce paper between the colonies and King George, specifically states We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

That having been said, it was not said with the force of law, as was the first amendment of the later ratified Constitution, which specifically states:

Right away we had to define people. All white, land-owning men. Not women, not Catholics, and not black folks, who were allowed to be four-fifths of a people many years down the road. It addressed the freedom of religion, (Gunfight at the Carthage Jail in 1844), Freedom of Speech (Twitter, Facebook) Right to Assemble (January 6th) and, of course, Freedom of the Press (Mainstream Media.)

Carthage Jail is a historic building in Carthage, Illinois, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built in 1839 and is best known as the location of the 1844 killing of Joseph Smith, founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, and his brother Hyrum, by a mob of approximately 150 men. Wikipedia

We won’t even venture off into the Second Amendment because if we were to just make it Hey, Y’all can have guns some Philadelphia Lawyer would demand that we define the word Y’all! All white, land-owning . . . well, you get the drift.

Anyway, the bunch of Jack a Lopes that penned all this launched wagon trains across the North American continent looking for their Manifest Destiny. I mean, what was there to stop them? Weren’t nobody home but the help?

By and by they reached from sea to shining sea. Along the way states were formed, and before long they became The United States. In point of fact, about the only thing that unites them is the Interstate Hiway System which was originally designed to get the military hither and yon in case the disjointed people ever wised up and tried to enforce yet another line in the Declaration of Independence which clearly says . . . whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it!

Oooops! Am I trying to tell you the government is not sealed to the land? That it’s not an integral part of the original intent of the Founding Fathers? That the people can switch at the drop of a hat, and form a new union? Well . . . Uh . . . Yeah! The Founding Fathers realized that people change. Different strokes for different folks. Different in time and history. Different in location and culture. From Mormon to Muslim.

What began as states, with borders arbitrarily drawn, sometimes by those same white, land-owning men in that square of land off in Maryland who didn’t even live there, and did not reflect in any way the soul and will of the people living therein. The Mormons, for instance, wanted a place they called Deseret. They reasoned that since they (The Mormons) had settled the area that their political control should encompass that area. Au Contrairé. Uncle Sammy had a better idea, and, just like Texas in 1845, a bit of adjustment was needed before what would become Utah was allowed to join the union, sans surplus wives along the way of course.

The State of Deseret was a provisional state of the United States, proposed in 1849 by settlers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City. The provisional state existed for slightly over two years and was never recognized by the United States government. Wikipedia

Guess what? The people are still there! They didn’t go anywhere. Mormon temples abound in the entire area. They have common interests, a common religion, and common hopes and dreams. And they have absolutely nothing in common with someone in a delicatessen in New York City. Are these people respectful of each other? Of course they are! Will they form trade agreements and exchange products. Most assuredly. Do they want you to marry their sister. Weeeeelllll . . .

There are around seven of these regions on the North American Continent. They already exist. From the East to the West Coast, and yes, even taking in Northern Mexico and a bit of Canada. All defined by people historically chosen by heritage and locale. And some election on Tuesday won’t change it!

This is what’s wrong. No matter which way the cookie crumbles on Tuesday most of you will not like the taste. Your choices are limited. Why do the choices have to be Democrat or Republican? Why not Libertarian, or no party at all? I’ll tell you why! Because money talks, and BS goes on Talk SHOWS. That’s why! A billionaire buys a dating service and the entire news cycle is dominated. Even pushed the Ukrainian War off the front page. Now, tell me I’m wrong!

The America you thought you knew is going away, and it’s going fast. The regions I told you about will solidify in unity and trade agreements will form between all these regions. And these regions will form their own governments, with their own set of laws that will supersede any attempt to override them by any fiat government in Washington. Their beliefs will be solid because they will truly be Of The People, and not of the Supreme Court in some far away land that most have never seen. If you want an abortion go to the Republic of California and get one. They hate babies there. Don’t try to get one in The Republic of Texas because if you kill a baby down there they will kill you back! Black lives Matter? Don’t try mattering in the Republic of Dixie. Better go matter somewhere a little farther north. Harsh? Well yeah, but this is the world you wanted! When a kid in Austin couldn’t even wear a red baseball cap proclaiming his wish to support his country without getting assaulted there was no more country to support!

What will happen if this new entity is attacked by a foreign government? What if Russia comes, or China, or the Mexicans? That will be the acid test. Can we unite in a crisis and retain our integrity, or will we beg big brother to bail us out? Only time will tell. Some will fall, some will not. Same as Ancient Greece. Just a bunch of islands in the Mediterranean with some uppity ideas and the Good Ship Reality pulled into port.

America 1.0 was never meant to last. Remember, it was called The Great Experiment. Well, there was a control group, just as there is in any experiment. It’s called We The People. Of them, by them, and for them. We have fumbled the ball, the world is watching, and they are coming. In fact, they are already here!



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