You and I are honored to live in the greatest country in all of human history – and even pre-history, if I may be so bold. This is a common refrain in this time of Presidential elections – but is there truth to the statement? I believe there is.
If there is truth – then what makes it true? Simply said, we are a country of law – constrained by a constitution. The Constitution of the United States of America was written by men who had experienced Monarchy and Dictatorship first hand. These men had experienced bloody coups first hand. These men had experienced the tyranny of unbridled government. They wrote a Constitution to protect every single American against these horrors.
The greatness of this country is that we have respected the Constitution. Blood has been shed in the changing of Presidents only by the hands of deranged individual wackos, not by conspiratorial coups. We have consistently protected the rights of individuals – with exceptions by local bodies of loonies. Violations have occurred, but these violations have been acknowledged and our resolve to fulfill the dreams of the Founding Fathers does not falter.
We are in an election cycle again. The distinguishing features of our great country are again being cussed and discussed. The application of the law is being challenged. That is how it is supposed to work.
What a blessing to live in such a great country.