Two Americas, One Future: The Choice is Yours


About the author: Luke Hamilton is classically-trained, Shakespearean actor from Eugene, Oregon who happens to be a liberty-loving, right-wing, Christian constitutionalist. When not penning columns for JanMorganMedia.com, Hamilton spends his time astride the Illinois-Wisconsin border, leading bands of liberty-starve ... [read 's FULL BIO]

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Our nation is suffering from multiple-personality disorder. The identity and history of the United States has been revised and rewired to the point where those who speak with authority on the grounds of historical scholarship are laughed off the stage in favor of those who speak with the heart of a revisionist and the scorn of an Alinski disciple. Indeed, they have proven Saul right.

Mockery is a powerful weapon when your audience is comprised of low-information citizens.

Personally, I believe someone like David Barton or Mark Levin could hold their own against any number of Howard Zinn-types, but their efforts would be lost on a great swath of Americans today. There is less regard for a verifiable, historical position than for history which fits a desirable emotion. Feeling good about our history seems to be more important than being accurate about our history.

The requisite emotionalism of modern Leftism refuses to play second fiddle to historical scholarship and an increasingly apathetic populace gives a collective “meh” in-between episodes on the boob tube. So Thomas Jefferson becomes a Muslim sympathizer, George Washington becomes a gleeful slave-owner, and the Democrats become the party of civil rights.

I don’t know about you, but I feel better already, comrade!

Recently, Mark Levin has been speaking about the existence of Two Americas. One America desires the redistributive suffocation of a massive Federal leviathan which will provide and control everything; and one America desires to be left alone. One America understands that hardship is a very real possibility yet is not willing to trade their liberty in the hopes of ameliorating failure. And one America holds their liberty so cheaply as to give it away for a bowl of hot stew across a campfire. One America is a gaping maw whose belly knows no satiation and whose ignorance knows no shame. The other America refuses to take anything for which they didn’t toil, yet willingly opens their homes, wallets, and hearts to help alleviate suffering in their community.

One gives while the other takes. One builds while the other tears down. To which America do you belong? To which America do your friends and neighbors belong? To which America will your children belong? Political pundits are wont to shake their heads ruefully and verbally pine for the days past when there was less political acrimony. I pine for the days of greater political acrimony. Complacency and cowardice are the appetizers of tyranny. If it means an end to the radical progressive agenda galloping roughshod over our Constitution, then let the political kumite commence.

The time is coming when every American will have to choose which America is their own. For some, it will take the form of the decision made by an Oregonian baker and his wife, driven out of business by homofascists in their community, to voluntarily shutter their business rather than kneel to politikal korrectness and forsake their Christian beliefs on the altar of Mammon. Or there may come a time in your life when you are presented with prosperity via government intervention. Have you thought about what your response would be to that offer? You should. We all will choose an America, one way or another. And if you think that you can avoid choosing one vision or the other, let me remind you that neglecting to choose is a choice in itself.

I understand that most of this is a sermon for the choir. My objective is not to tell you what you already know, but to encourage you to tell those in your circle of influence what you and I already know. We are a relatively small group of informed and agitated citizens, but we are operating in a nation of sleepwalkers. The willful blindness which I see from my fellow citizens is alarming and frustrating, but I become complicit in that blindness if I refuse to help them see.

If a blind-folded man is walking towards a cliff, who is more to blame for his demise: the blindfolded man or the man by his side who neglected to remove his blindfold? Chances are that there was someone along your path who pulled the blindfold from your eyes and helped you to see the light. It is past time to repay that heroic individual and start yanking some blinders. As Rush encouraged years ago, you don’t need a special skill or a media outlet to make a difference. Read your brains out and become a resource in your community. Make the case and win the day.

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  • None of the above. As it is a lie. Real liberty is even greater and starts with ownership of land. True liberty is not pretty because it means that bullying your neighbor is not allowed.

  • Jae Ashley Stewart

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    What is a lie? Are you denying that our country is divided? Really? Where have you been?

    Your comments regarding liberty seem unrelated to the article above.

    The point of the article (although Jan should put her Thesaurus away and speak in terms that the majority of people can understand) is that liberals are willing to give up their freedom and depend on the government to take care of them, whereas conservatives want to keep their freedom and take care of themselves.

    She is saying that we need to start thinking about making a choice. However, I believe that each of us has already made the choice, given the fact that the country is divided.

    • William Johnston

      I agree, but why need a thesaurus? The only word she said I never heard of was kumite.

    • I did not write this article… It is clearly posted at the top of this page who the author is… Luke is a writer for JanMorganMedia.com ….. I love his style..
      He is intelligent and writes the way he talks… I wish we had millions more like him!

  • Val

    We as Patriots must take down Obama and his Communist congress. This is NOT OUR USA, this is an OUTRAGEOUS ACT of a DICTATOR, namely OBAMA..! and his brainwashed followers.

  • DAVID BARTON may very well be America’s GREATEST THREAT to returning her to TRUE 1600 Christian Colonial roots. Not for the reasons the liberals rant about. Instead, because he’s so influential among Conservative Christians, convincing them that the Constitution is a Biblically compatible document when, in fact, it is ANYTHING but compatible with the Bible.

    Not only did the framers fail to establish with it a government based upon Yahweh’s immutable morality as codified in His perfect law (Psalm 19:7-11), but there is hardly an article or amendment that, in some fashion, is not antithetical, if not seditious to Yahweh’s sovereignty and morality.

    Furthermore: “…3. Every problem America faces today can be traced back to the fact
    that the framers failed to expressly establish a government upon Yahweh’s immutable morality as codified in His commandments, statutes, and judgments. (Would infanticide and sodomy be tolerated, let alone financed by the government, if Yahweh’s perfect law and altogether righteous judgments were the law of the land? Would Islam be a looming threat to our peace and security if the First Amendment had been replaced with the First Commandment? Would Americans be in nearly as
    much debt if usury had been outlawed as a form of theft? Would crime be as rampant if “cruel and unusual punishment” had not been outlawed and criminals were instead punished with Yahweh’s altogether righteous judgments? Would we be on the fiscal cliff if we were taxed with a flatincrease tax rather than a graduated income tax?)….”

    For more, see our Featured Blog Article “5 Reasons Why the Constitution is Our Cutting-Edge Issue” at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/. Then check out our online book “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective,” in which I devote a chapter to examining every article and amendment by the Bible.

    America will never be fixed if Christians continue to promote the genesis of our problems as the answer for those same problems.

  • phunyfarm

    Wonderful piece. We can lead by example, stay informed, stay with God and our country and encourage the children for it will be theirs all too soon. I have seen American patriots gather together and ride many miles to honor the victims of 9/11, our Truckers are making waves which will have more impact than is realized – There is strength in numbers, there is also strength in conviction. A Unity of purpose and spirit. Our country by God!!
    The other side of the story…and boy do we have our hands full…
    I see burning and looting when the dollar drops completely out of the global market. I can see chaos, there will be no unity, think on that, no unity. And no leader – just everybody out for themselves…and no purpose. That’s the division in the country. The bottom will drop out – period. There will be no strength of, or conviction to a common purpose. There is NOTHING to fall back on. That is all you know.. What happens then?

  • 45-ACP

    Problem is there is no equity in mens hearts and therefore is no love of truth. If ALL we had as men were a pure LUST for LOVE pure love of truth above ALL else, not only the real past of America could be seen but the real AUTHORITY and out only KING would be seen & followed…. Prayer and Obedience is what the enemy of mankind fears.

    Blessed be יהוה (YAH) my strength, whom leadeth my reigns a ready scribe in the laws of Our God & Savior, separating our hearts and works from the peoples of the lands who are thine enemies – extending to yours the grace & way to escape the wicked to come through as overcomers in your kingdome. Bring us into continual obedience O Holy One of Israel, transform our spirit & flesh into abundantly sufficient savory salt, allow our hearts to steadily hear the conclusion of the whole matter: To Fear Elohim, keeping his commandments – the whole duty of man.