American human governance at risk…

Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you. Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten. Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days. ~ James 5: 1-3

James Poplar, American Thinker: On July 4, 2026, we will mark the  250th anniversary of the founding of this great Republic — America’s semi quincentennial. We are a nation that has endured numerous trials, external wars, and a horrific Civil War. In spite of these challenges, as we approach 250 years, we remain a nation not without its flaws, but still a beacon of democracy that has inspired millions around the globe to seek independence from oppression and immigrants to travel to our shores seeking a better way of life.

I have several ancestors who fought and died in the Revolutionary War. One was Captain Isaac Baldwin at Bunker Hill. What caused them to leave a comfortable existence and risk it all for the nascent experiment of democracy founded by these immortal words: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness?”

Yours truly: To “advance” will require us at different lengths to go back: go back to just AFTER the end of Jim Crow and segregation regarding racism; go back to before the Federal Dept of Education reared its head; go back to before the Federal and State governments took over the role of churches and aid societies of poor relief; go back to times before massive government / business partnerships, massive entitlement programs, and massive budgets and resulting debt fundamentally changed the face of America.

Since no-one has a time machine – especially one with variable temporalities – were we to go full bore back to Woodrow Wilson to eliminate the welfare state, income tax and massive budgets, we would also be unfortunate enough to bump back into Jim Crow, which would be fully unacceptable, requiring as it would, our need for a variable pitch time machine. We’re not going to easily think our way out of this, not by a long shot.

American human governance at risk…

James Poplar: When our Founding Fathers broke with the Old World, America truly was an experiment. History has shown that such experiments were tried on a few occasions but previously failed. As George Washington stated, “[t]he establishment of our new government seemed to be the last great experiment for promoting human happiness.”

In creating this new  construct of government, our Founding Fathers determined that government is not an entity that solves the people’s problems; rather, they envisioned government as a system enabling the people to solve their own problems. Thus, by design, the machine was balanced on three main axes: separation of powers, checks and balances, and a limited government.

Yours truly: Just one example: no senior or approaching senior who spent his / her work life paying into social security wants to give up even some of their SSI entitlement, even though that program is insolvent with the distinct possibility of it leaving our own children deeper in debt and our grandchildren hung out to dry – albeit in the picking fields, not the killing fields; if they’re lucky, that is.

Children in 1959 watched the 4th of July celebrations sitting outside watching the fireworks over Bunker Hill, their mercenary Grandfather an Irish Catholic that fought on the side of the Union during the late 1800’s of the Civil War. By 1966 anyone growing up in traditional Baltimore before immigration was open to anti-American groups, were witness to anti-American / Socialist members being allowed to immigrate in large numbers after 1966.  God alone only knows why!

Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh. Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door. ~ James 5: 8-9

American human governance at risk…

James Poplar: This machine, which is embodied in the United States Constitution, marked the beginning of the end of the concept of the divine right of kings. In place of the absolutism of Old-World monarchies, the freedoms enshrined in this document created a land of opportunity and a new beginning for many who now call themselves Americans.

Having the people and not the government at the core of governance made America, the Great Experiment, truly exceptional but also uniquely vulnerable. How can an American truly be free if previous social constructs such as religion, race, cultural tradition, and ethnic roots were to continue to define a person’s identity? Given these challenges, a new construct was born: that of a civil society, where citizens were free to create a new sense of community and assume the responsibility to labor together and to solve their problems regardless of their diverse backgrounds.

Yours truly: For most, it was wonderful having a father, a WWll Veteran, pass on his love of Country. Most learned the places where the forces that would prevent our fledgling nation from forming were turned back. Everyone loved that we won the wars of 1775, and 1813. Do the new immigrants? Do the demoMarxocrat Party members tearing down statues and openly renaming our schools? One thinks not by a long shot.

It is good to remember that we are an experiment that forged for the first time an ability to calm the hearts of men inflamed by hate during the Civil War. The bullets of the Civil War are still embedded in the houses of Baltimore where brothers shot at brothers. Are we to this point of proving that the great experiment of surviving brotherly hate inflamed by the media can go on? Only time will tell.

American human governance at risk…

James Poplar: In creating our democracy, the Founding Fathers were not perfect, nor did they pretend to be. They were neither gods nor angels, but [made up of] rather complex, prejudiced, [and] yet visionary men who dared to create this great experiment in human governance at the risk of losing their lives and possessions. They were also in a race against time because windows of opportunity to launch such endeavors rarely come in history and quickly closes.

With the aid of Providence, they took a leap of faith and devised this experimental machine we now know as the United States of America with the hope that each future generation of Americans would use this system of governance to help them advance the human condition. We are by no means perfect, but we must continue to build upon the foundation that our Founding Fathers laid for us over two hundred years ago and continue to move forward and adjust course as required. May God bless America!

Yours truly: Thank goodness only God knows the future. Because the Future has thwarted the demoMarxocrat Party time and time again. Democrats at the time of the Civil War thought the Future was theirs with an ongoing right to own slaves. Now the demoMarxocrats think they own the future with their ongoing transformation of the Constitutional Republic of the United States of America.

American human governance at risk. True Patriots hope the defeat of the British at Bunker Hill, and the Democrats surrender at Appomattox, Virginia, continues to be the foreshadowing of the power of our experiment. May it be forever in tune with God’s promise.

Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins. ~ James 5: 19-20


James Poplar, American Thinker: America: The great Experiment in Human Governance

Sundance, Conservative Treehouse: A Rebel With a Cause, and The Battle of Tinhorse Flats

Don’t miss: Daniel Greenfield, FrontPageMag: A Crisis of Two Constitutions and Two Cultures

Nathanael Blake, The Federalist: The Wall Between Civilization and our Innate Savagery is Weakening


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Soli Deo Gloria!