America...the land of hodgepodge.
What a hodgepodge America is. People
you can trust. Folks you can't. And others, sometimes. We have people who
won't eat meat, others who insist on using horses for transportation,
others who won't serve in the army while yet others see the church as a
refuge from which to attack. Some Americans would attack anyone who stepped
on it's flag while others organize in the heart of the country to over-throw
the government. And there are folks who want to "disable" their minds with
marijuana and drugs.
Some Americans are "snotty" and "snooty"
while others serve mankind with a stubborn, loving heart...and they can
both live in the same block. Some support the right to choose an abortion,
others defend the right of citizens to own fully automatic weapons, others
support the concept of prisons as the answer to all crime, others isolate
themselves from the folks that are not like themselves. It's a hodgepodge
of ideals, interests and personalities. It's America.
A dangerous place? Some times....some
places....partially because of the governing folks. Danger exists because
the law doesn't work sometimes. Danger exists because folks don't teach
their kids how to act. At school, like in our government, there is an occasional
aloofness between the teacher and student. And there is danger when we
see children or adults "hurting" and no one helps solve the problem until
it becomes dangerous to others.
A diverse society? Yes. And there are
weaknesses that come with diversity....we are not easily united in reaching
a national goal. We are seldom supportive of the differences of our neighbors.
We resent those who prevent us from reaching our personal goals. Given
the opportunity, we love to punish others...often through court proceedings.
Too often a word from our early heritage, entrepreneur, has become a dangerous
stepping stone to personal gain....leaving death, physical injury or financial
loss of the consumer in it's path. Statistics have become the tool of the
large private or government entity to justify harm done to the Heartland
folks. Diversity too frequently does not recognize universal truths...it
only sees laws, exemptions and liability.
Yes. we are diverse. And out of the
diversity comes a freedom to move, to seek self-fulfillment, to reach the
heights of one's own human potential. It's a dream come true for many folks.
For others, they fail to accept their responsibility as a participant in
this society...a society that relies on it's members to protect and even
And like so many cultures noted in
history, our greatest danger will likely come from within. The very diversity
and freedom to grow may become the tool with which we finish-off this great
society. Maybe we need membership cards for participants in "The Land of
The Free".....for surely we now know some folks can't accept responsibility
as a participant. And, surprise, we see that some of those folks aren't poor....some
of those folks are the corporate leaders and government politicians.
And so we end our dissertation of Hodgepodge
with an offer. For $12.95 (plus shipping and handling), you'll get your
"Land of the Free" membership card. Get one now before the government finds
out about it and sees another way to bolster the budget. Get your card early
before a resourceful entrepreneur ties it into your health care plan. Get
your card and stand proud, be responsible and fly the flag. It's America.
It's a hodgepodge....and that's what freedom is all about!