WHAT HAPPENED TO AMERICA?
AN OPINION ARTICLE
By Richard E. “Rick” Dennis CPP
Freelance Writer and Author
May 26, 2021
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES
ACCORDING TO HISTORY, NOT LIBERAL PROPAGANDA
Prior to the arrival of European Settlers, Native Americans Inhabited the Americas for thousands of years. In 1492 history books credit the explorer; Christopher Columbus, in collaboration with Spain, with discovering the Americas. In 1607, English, Irish, and Scottish people Established the first settlement in Jamestown, Virginia – later expanding into the site of the thirteen original colonies. France, Spain, and the Netherlands also colonized the Americas. In 1775, a war between the thirteen colonies and Britain began when the colonists were upset over paying taxation to their government in the UK, but were not being given any chance to vote in the UK/British elections, to contribute to how that money was spent, thus causing the “Boston Tea Party.”
Just after dawn on April 19, 1775, the British attempted to disarm the Massachusetts militia at Concord, Massachusetts, thus beginning the war with the "Shot Heard Round the World." On July 4, 1776, the Founding Fathers wrote the “Declaration of Independence.” They won the Revolutionary War and started a new country. The “Kentucky Long Rifle” played a significant role in winning the war with Britain, due to it’s extended killing range capability of British Soldiers. The “Kentucky Long Rifle” was far superior to any shoulder fired weapon the British troops brought with them from Britain, as the British soon learned. The colonists were capable of making 400 yard kill shots on the unwary British soldiers, without exposing themselves during skirmishes.
The Founding Fathers signed the “Constitution“ in 1787 and the “Bill of Rights“ in 1791. General George Washington, who led the war, became its first president. During the 19th century, the United States gained much more land in the West, by waging war on the Native American populations inhabiting the West. Union Troops literally committed genocide on the Native American inhabitants and seized their lands. Many peace treaties were established between the Native American Indian tribes, with the treaties eventually being broken by the U.S. Government. After the Indian Wars, surviving Native Americans were relocated on Indian Reservations, which still exist today. The reservation lands contains far less land territory than the Native Americans originally inhabited. Perhaps the most famous battle between the Indians Nations and the Union Army was the annihilation of General George Armstrong Custer; 7th Calvary, at the battle of the Little Big Horn. The only survivor was a horse.
In 1861, several slave states in the South attempted to leave the United States to start a new country called the Confederate States of America. This action caused the American Civil War. A war fought over slavery, between the Republican led North and the Democratic led South. In 1865 the North won the Civil War, which claimed over 600 thousand lives. After the war, President Abraham Lincoln freed the African Slaves, establishing the United States of America. Shortly thereafter, President Lincoln was assassinated, by John Wilkes Booth.
In retaliation for the North winning the Civil War, the Democratic led South were the initiators of the Knights of the Klux Klan (KKK); a domestic terrorist organization, and Jim Crow Laws to thwart the African Slaves from truly achieving freedom and United States citizenship recognition. Jim Crow Laws were Democratic run State and Local laws that enforced the racial segregation in the Southern United States. All were enacted in the late 19th and early 20th centuries by white Democratic-dominated state legislatures after the Reconstruction period.
The laws were enforced until 1965. In practice, Jim Crow laws mandated racial segregation in all public facilities in the states of the former Confederate States of America, starting in the 1870’s and 1880’s. Interracial marriages between blacks and whites were prohibited until 1967. In the late 1950’s and early 1960’s the Civil Rights Movement began in the Black Communities. One of the most prolific leaders of the Civil Rights movement was Martin Luther King. Other black community leaders joined Dr. King in his efforts. For their actions, some were assassinated, including Dr. King. However, Dr. King’s legacy and his “I Have A Dream” speech lives on today.
After the Civil War, Immigration resumed. Some Americans became very rich in this Gilded Age, and the country developed one of the largest economies in the world. In the early 20th century, the United States became a world power, fighting in World War I and World War II. Between the wars, there was an economic boom called the Roaring Twenties, when many people became richer, and a bust, called the Great Depression, when most were poorer. The Great Depression ended with World War II.
The United States and the Soviet Union entered the Cold War. Other wars included: Korea, Vietnam, and the Middle East. During this time, African-Americans, Chicanos, and women sought more rights. In the 1970s and 1980s, the United States started to make fewer things in factories. High taxes imposed by American Politicians drove manufacturing out of the USA and into the global market. The country then went through the worst recession it had since the Great Depression. In the late 1980s, the Cold War ended with President Ronald Reagan, helping the United States out of recession. The Middle East became more important in American foreign policy, especially after the September 11 attacks in 2001. In the 2010s, Barack Obama's presidency helped many domestic problems in the country such as the auto business and healthcare coverage.
After Obama, the country saw a rise in populist politics with the presidency of Donald Trump. In 2020, the country oversaw the COVID-19 pandemic, social unrest over racial justice and disputes over the 2020 election results which led to violent reactions. Obama’s quick rise to Democratic power has always been surrounded by controversy, especially pertaining to his legitimacy as a Natural Born American citizen. The suspicions deepened with Obama sealing his personal records, which – if unsealed, would shed light on Obama’s background.
Today, the Democratic Party is again drunk with power seeking. Unfettered illegal immigration is promoted by the Democratic Party, with Democratic run cities claiming Sanctuary status, prohibiting the legal deportation of illegal aliens in this country. The USA, like other countries has a legal and legitimate immigration process. However, Democratic leadership support illegal unfettered immigration whereby a person can gain entrance by simply walking across the border, without undergoing any type of vetting process. Discrimination against legitimate American citizens is a controversial subject, existing today. Democratic D.C. lawmakers push for more unfettered illegal immigration, while affording them more government benefits than, legitimate American citizens.
Example, illegal immigrants are afforded free welfare benefits to include, but not limited to, housing, medical, and education. The majority of the illegal immigrants are from Latin American countries. The most contentious aspect of illegal immigration is: The majority of American citizens are appalled at the Democratic actions due to the crime, sickness, and disease associated with illegal aliens. The only logical explanation for unfettered illegal immigration can be realized that the Democratic Party is seeking to establish a new voting block for themselves within the illegal population, at the expense, discrimination, and suffering of the American people. Democrats are buying the Illegal votes in the same fashion as they’ve done through time and memorial with the black community.
DNA evidence has confirmed that my ancestors are made up primarily, of Scottish and Irish ancestry. Further, DNA has proven that my family has had members serving in every war the United States has engaged in, dating back to the American Revolution. A sense of duty to GOD, Family, and Country was instilled in all of us, and it continues today. Overall, Americans have been and continue to be a Patriotic people exhibiting enormous pride in the USA. The same is with me and other family members, serving in the USA Army and US Navy, during the Vietnam War. Today, patriotism is under attack in the USA, especially our military and the American Flag. Both, are symbols of our history and greatness. However, the burning and desecration of the American Flag has become a favorite past time for Democratic Liberals, and illegals alike.
However, today a more sinister liberal movement has emerged to undermine the American Patriotic Spirit. This undermining of America, threatens the very existence and fabric of a society we’ve all been taught to respect and to love throughout the ages of historical records. This movement seeks to change history as well as catapulting the USA in a perilous direction. A direction where anything goes and the spirit of patriotism and history will be lost forever.
MAIN STREAM NEWS OUTLETS, HOLLYWOOD, BIG TECH, AND THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY JOIN FORCES, TO SILENCE CONSERVATIVE VOICES
Lately, Big Tech; Google, Apple, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, have joined forces with Hollywood, Main Stream News, the Democratic Party, and other elite liberal groups to change the very fabric of the USA. It’s a dangerous place where white people are vilified, career criminals are worshiped and law enforcement officers are vilified, vast sums of Big Tech money are invested to Democratic candidates to influence election outcomes, conservative voices are silenced, by Big Tech platforms, and cancel culture has emerged.
Anything or anyone the liberal left views as a threat to their “anything goes way of life” agenda will be cancelled or discredited through cyber bullying, riots, looting, and burning of cities, false narratives or, in some cases, out right lies. At present, defunding the Police is the topic of conversation and goal, with the liberal left. The purpose of law enforcement is to suppress crime and stand between a law abiding society and total chaos. We can visualize the changes the absence of law enforcement officers make, with rising violent crime states.
Once-Upon-A-Time, the main stream news outlets were a place where an individual could gain legitimate knowledge about local, state, and world news events. Not any longer. Noted news outlets such as: ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, etc., are in a race to see who can tell the biggest lies on each addition of the nightly news. Real facts are manipulated or completely ignored to suit an illogical thought process of a liberal writer. Their philosophy is: “If a lie is told long enough, it becomes truth.” As a result, many Main Street news outlets, including, cable news outlets such as CNN, has lost credibility with the American people while exercising this repetitive regurgitation of false narratives.
The liberal left including members of Congress, portray the USA as a systemic racist country. In my opinion, this is simply not true. Today, minorities have more rights than ever before in history. They have the same equal opportunity to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as any other American citizen. However, each time a narrative doesn’t fit a black persons perspective they always, without fail, throw the “Race Card” and claim racial injustice as the motivating factor.
Today, black Americans have their own TV show – BET, the NAACP; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and BLM (Black Lives Matter), to name a few. They have their own exclusive festivals, beauty pageants, minority set-a-side jobs, blacks dominate Professional Sports; especially football and basketball, higher education is readily available, free housing is built for them, welfare and food stamps feed them, and the Democratic Party coddles them along with the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation protecting them.
Example: When a black person is killed by a white police officer, the DOJ and FBI swoop in to investigate whether or not that persons civil rights were violated. When a white person is killed by a black police officer the DOJ and FBI are absent. This preferential treatment or discrimination standard, only serves one purpose: Apparently, Whites don’t have civil rights and Black People do. Example: FBI statistics prove police officers kill more white people in the USA every year, as opposed to Black people. FBI statistics also prove: Each year, more Blacks are killed by Black on Black crime, than any other source.
Some people make a living on keeping racism alive and well in the USA. Jesse Jackson and Al. Sharpton are the two chief promoters of racism in this country. The other is the Democratic Party. They want to keep racism alive, because they make huge profits of cash off of it.
Within the gender identification revolution, there are women who think their men, men who think their women and the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, and Queer) movement are demanding equal rights. Men who identify their sexuality as a woman want access to women’s bathrooms and sports, even though their biological birth sex organs determine them to be a male. The same with women, except they want access to mens bathrooms and sports. The cancel culture desires a gender natural identity to eliminate male and female gender identity at birth. This illogical philosophy is being promoted at every level of the Democratic Party.
Will the USA survive this “Anything Goes Movement?” I think so, even if GOD is cancelled out of our schools, religious organizations are under constant attach, from the “Woke Arista,” left wing of our society, and the “Cancel Culture” wants to erase conservative voices and history – the USA and the United States Constitution will survive this illogical time. One thing the Democratic Party never counted on is the WOKE American voter, and their ability of voting them out of office.
The sad commentary of todays illogical happenings, is the fact: The Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been infected and politicized with cancel culture ideology. Example: The Democrats initiated three investigations into Donal Trump’s Presidency, with all three being based on FASLE NARRATIVES, which cost the American Tax Payer millions of wasted dollars. Donald Trump was exonerated on the Democratic led Russian Collusion investigations and two attempts to impeach him for crimes he didn’t commit. What came out of the investigations were:
Barrack Obama spied on an opposition campaign, the FBI lied to the FISA court to obtain illegal wire tap warrants, American citizens private telephone conversations were listen to, it clearly and unequivocally proves that facets of the American Government are corrupt. Lastly, another fact was revealed: There’s a two-tier standard of justice in the USA. One for the common folks that go to prison and one for the political elite where no one goes to jail, no matter what they do.
As the scholarly Senator from Louisiana; Honorable John Kennedy, once stated: “The United States of America was founded by geniuses and is run by idiots.”
“UNTIL NEXT TIME, KEEP EM BETWEEN THE BRIDLE”