National pride is one thing, but now that the Senate Finance Committee has voted down the Obama-Care plan, it is time to start systematically deconstructing this golden calf which we have erected around us in the United States.
I am a resident of the State of Washington, born of the State of Oregon, short time resident of the Republic of California, and past resident of the State of Colorado. I live in a region, a state, a city, and county where cultural norms set us apart and define our way of life... smoked salmon and bumper shoots in WA are just as important as Buffalo burgers and snow shovels are in CO... honestly, not many people in WA state own snow shovels, or snow tires/chains for that matter. Regional differences which should be embraced and better understood. We are no melting pot, but a group of liberty minded citizens wanting protection of personal property, protection from foreign invasion, and to be left the hell alone!
For years we have been force fed lies of "pledging allegiance to the flag" for "one nation, indivisible"... The idea that we are indivisible, that WE THE PEOPLE who have granted certain powers to a government for the purpose of universal liberty are not free to challenge said government should they veer off course, is criminal and corrupt!
Nationalism destroys state's rights.
Nationalism erodes individual liberties.
Nationalism is a tool used to sway the people into servitude... If all we know is that we need to be "Good Americans" and that means nothing more than blindly becoming servants of the government - well - it is my hope that any reader of this blog sees the foolishness of this line of thought.
Nationalism is the driving force behind "Big Government", One government mentality, and the driving ideology that leads the consumers of the US to buy the line that it is the job of the president to "pay our mortgages" or "pay for our health care".
This is a lie. A Marxist Lie.
The Federal Government is in disarray. The President is more concerned with pitching in favor of the 2016 Chicago Olympics than the Natural Disaster Flooding that destroyed and damaged a large part of the Atlanta area. Federal approval is in the tank, the people have lost confidence in the government of the United States for good reason, they have failed. The Union is in need of collapse in order for liberty to survive, and with it the corruption of politicians needs to be washed away like a dirty Bourbon Street Sidewalk at 6 AM.
There is hope, real hope. Where the politicians fail, the people succeed. It is WE THE PEOPLE who built this nation. It is the people of the states who make up this Union. It is you and I who are responsible for taking hold of the reigns and emboldening our local and state governments, encouraging them to use their constitutionally protected sovereignty to retake representative powers of, for, and by their people.
Where the US is failing, they are tightening a stranglehold around the neck of the people of this nation... around the necks of the states... and we are all doomed unless we put an end to the idea of Nationalism, Empire building, and One World Government.
I no longer pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States. I no longer fly the stars and stripes.
I fly a different flag:
and as I have stated in a previous post:
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the original intent of this nation, and to the individual liberty endowed upon us, for which IT stands, representing a nation free from tyranny, a people banded together against such, under Nature's God, indivisible, ensuring the continued struggle for liberty and true justice under the rule of natural law, for all.