Today what the founding father’s fought for is considered radical and idiotic. To think the principles which birthed this nation are now considered foreign. To think the blood that was shed to break free from the shackles of imperialism may have been shed in vain. What the early colonists fought for, today is considered failed policies of the past.
Shame on us, we should stand up for what our fore father’s died for.
From its founding documents to the blood that was shed on its battlefields, the American Revolution was by definition “radical.” According to Merriam-Webster, that means it was “marked by a considerable departure from the usual or traditional,” and “tending or disposed to (making) extreme changes in existing views, habits, conditions, or institutions.”
And the “radical” idea succeeded — not only in casting off the yoke of Eighteenth Century imperialist oppression, but in forging an entirely unique model of democratic governance. This new nation, “conceived in liberty” two-and-a-quarter centuries ago, followed the blueprint laid out by its Founding Fathers and within a few short generations became the richest, strongest, most freedom-loving nation the world has ever seen.
Meanwhile, nations which were built on counter-ideologies of collectivism, government control, censorship and command economic planning have failed spectacularly — at a tremendous human cost.
In recent decades, however, politicians of both parties in Washington, D.C. have inexplicably abandoned America’s founding blueprint and embraced many of these failed ideologies. Thanks to this fundamental ideological shift, the primary source of America’s strength, wealth and freedom — its people — has been greatly diminished.