Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The United States of America

I was born in the United States of America, a country with a very radically insane notion that everyone should be free. Some people really take this for granted, and forget what it's about and actually means.

First, The United States of America hasn't even been around for very long, our independence was only declared on July 4, 1776. But it wasn't officially recognized until 1783! So, about 240 years old? That's basically a baby in country age.

Spain (established 1479 AD), Portugal (868 AD), France (486 AD), China (221 BC), and Japan (660 BC) are just a few examples of countries that are much, much older than The United States of America.

Not only is The USA an extremely young country, this country is the first country in the history of the world to openly declare freedom to all people, of all races, creeds, and colors. It's extremely inspiring and exciting to be a part of such a revolutionary concept. The rest of the world is looking at us, seeing if this type of thing is even possible.

We're literally a guinea pig, within planet Earth, trying to prove that universal freedom is possible.

All of our founding fathers knew what they were doing, even though all fourty-four of them (who sat down to compose the Constitution) were from all walks of life, from different regions, and even different religions. They didn't agree on many things, but one thing they did agree on was the separation of church and state.

Religion does not belong in politics, whatsoever. No God, no Allah, no Zeus, not even the badass, Odin. None of those characters belong anywhere near our government. If you disagree with that last bolded sentence, you disagree with one of the main fundamental pillars of our government's entire notion of freedom.

One of the many things that really irritate me is when people say, "Our country is founded on my religion!"

What I really want to say to those people is, that they are a blithering idiot. They have absolutely no understanding of anything, and just because the only one dollar bill in your pocket says, "In God We Trust" doesn't mean that text has always been there!

In fact, putting God into the pledge of allegiance, as well as putting it on money, was added in the 1950's! Which was one of the worst decisions our government has ever done. In my opinion.

Second, the majority of the founding father's (especially the one they made statues out of) were in fact deist. Not practicing any religion at any particular church, just gathering their own personal perception of what God is or isn't, completely rejecting any "text" that claims his existence. I'll save my thoughts on deism for another article.

But the point I'm making is, this country is not partnered with any particular religion. And your religion has no place governing this body of people.

It is our government's job to serve everyone equally, regardless of God. Regardless of Jesus, Allah, Muhammad, what the fuck ever. If you think differently, go live in one of those ancient country's still ruling their people with archaic forms of government, because we, real Americans, believe in universal freedom. You clearly don't.

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