History’s Lessons

Jedediah Bila

Jedediah Bila

By Jedediah Bila, Author and Political Commentator

The leading self-destructive reality in America today is not the sense of entitlement characteristic of recent generations.  It is not the fear and dishonesty bred into our voices due to the rise of political correctness and its demand that we abandon the truth in favor of a more “acceptable” outlook.

It is our forgetfulness.

We have forgotten the dauntless spirit and tenacity it took to win the Revolutionary War, World War I, and World War II.  Those men had a vision for the future, a pride in American ideals, and a courageous determination to succeed that the young simply don’t understand today.  When my grandfather told me that “they just don’t make ‘em like they used to,” he was right.  The reason is that we have forgotten the beauty and necessity of that valor and replaced it with a desire to appear noble in the eyes of our enemies, rather than intrepid and unapologetic in our approach to those who aim to destroy us.  (P.S.—Terrorism is not a man-made disaster, Mr. President.  It is a heinous and unrepentant commitment to murder.  The culprits should be treated with as much respect as they showed to our citizens on September 11, 2001.)

We have forgotten the nobility of our Constitution, opting instead to transform it into a “living and breathing” document devoid of the sensibility that led some of the brightest men ever to form the greatest nation ever.

We have forgotten our history and allowed revisionist historians and Ivory Tower academics to distort truths that, if factually recalled, would lead us straight to prosperity.  Students are taught to frown upon Reagan’s economic philosophy and to instead glorify FDR and Johnson’s big government programs.  There’s only one problem with that.  Reaganomics yielded a surge in jobs and national wealth.  FDR’s Social Security Act and New Deal, much like Johnson’s Great Society, drained American resources and bred a weakness and dependency into our culture that stripped ambition and personal responsibility from the fabric of many American souls.  As I have outlined before, big government programs have never fostered economic growth.  There’s no reason to believe they will do so now.

I invite you to do what the current administration would prefer that you don’t.  Put your party affiliations aside as you gaze back at our history.  Remember what it means to be an American…what it meant to those men who put their lives on the line because they refused to accept “taxation without representation.”  Open your eyes to America’s past and it will be your best guide to how to build us a bright future.  And do it before it’s too late.

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  2. John Levy says:

    I love America!

  3. James Andrews says:

    Two points. First; It is so encouraging to read Patriotic articals of the truth of this country from more and more conservative women. If more of these ladies like Jedediah, Laura Ingalls, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush and others were speaking out it can be assured our schools and other institutions would regain their moral backbone and we would see the strength of America returning. It all begins in the home folks with responsability and self determination. Secondly I am also encouraged that more and more folks are establishing conservative organizations to fight and reverse the horrid decline our country has been pushed toward since that great first proponent of liberal thought Roosevelt and the sixties communists currently dominating so many seats in congress and in too many American institutions. Thanks to Jedediah, Amac and the Tea Party for not new direction but a return to the direction our countries constitution writters set us on. My very best wishes for personal and Patriotic success to all true Americans. James Andrews

  4. william raymond says:

    I do not believe AARP has the numbers it claims. They have sent me membership forms for years which i promptly return using their free postage to deliver uncomplimentary thoughts regarding how feel about them and their organization but they keep right on sending in spite of the fact I have never sent them a dime. They claim everyone, that is how they maintain their power base and evidently it works.

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