Americans – What Are We?

The American EagleWe, the People of the United States of America are Americans, but what are we in the grand scheme of this great nation? That is one of the most fundamental questions facing Americans in these ever-darkening days. Are we the populace or the citizenry?

This question rarely, or ever, gets asked but it the question that most should be asked.

The Liberals and Progressives cleave to the dogma that we’re, by and large, just the populace. According to them, we’re just the unwashed, unintelligent, uneducated, and primitive masses that must be rule over and looked after by the would-be aristocrats of the intelligentsia and the politicians that they choose for office.

On the other hand, what is labelled as the Conservative viewpoint is that we, the People are the citizenry and we have both the right and the duty to be participatory in both our governance and our society. According to them, we’re both the nation and the nation’s governing body, responsible to- and for ourselves.

At the core of many of the divergences between the Right and Left is the underlying difference of their opinion are as to what we are. Almost everything else ultimately stems from those core beliefs.

It also must be pointed out this particular philosophical divide cannot be bridged. No true compromise between the two position is possible. We, the People are either the populace to be ruled, guided, and protected by our masters or we are the citizenry and, as such, are responsible for ourselves and our nation. There’s no middle ground.

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4 Responses to “Americans – What Are We?”

  1. FX Phillips Says:

    It also must be pointed out this particular philosophical divide cannot be bridged. No true compromise between the two position is possible.

    You’re absolutely right this is simple binary decision. Either we are citizen or we are subjects. This brings to mind I quote I think you had a couple weeks ago.

    7) Calvin Coolidge-“About the Declaration there is a finality that is exceedingly restful. It is often asserted that the world has made a great deal of progress since 1776, that we have had new thoughts and new experiences which have given us a great advance over the people of that day, and that we may therefore very well discard their conclusions for something more modern. But that reasoning can not be applied to this great charter. If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final. No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions. If anyone wishes to deny their truth or their soundness, the only direction in which he can proceed historically is not forward, but backward toward the time when there was no equality, no rights of the individual, no rule of the people. Those who wish to proceed in that direction can not lay claim to progress. They are reactionary. Their ideas are not more modern, but more ancient, than those of the Revolutionary fathers.”

    These are irreducible truths considering that the vast majority of human history has been spent in abject subjugation. Any arrogation of power to the state that diminishes the sovereign individual is a step backward in human societal evolution. As usual the “progressives” have stood reality on it’s head as they engage in their forward to past sophistry.

  2. Fenris Badwulf Says:

    One is reminded of all those grandchildren of the signers of the Constitution found wearing Confederate grey going up against the mercenary armies in blue.

    The same thing is happening now. Open Borders and the bread and circuses of the Gimme class … importing or breeding a class of Orcs that look to their statist masters for direction and handouts.

    Just because someone has American citizenship does not make them American, not any more. You can thank the Bolsheviks for that.

  3. Pino Says:

    Are we the populace or the citizenry?

    Thanks for stopping by; we’re waiting for your clarification.

    But to the question, we are most certainly the populace these days. The concept of individual liberty is fading…..

    God help us.

  4. jonolan Says:

    FX,

    True, the Left has always been politically regressive. They’ve always want to return to a form of monarchy. They just want the aristocrasy to be determined based upon criteria that favors them.

    Fenris,

    Yes, we’re heading the way of Rome in many ways and the USSR in many others. I can’t, however, blame the Leftists for what is happening in America.

    How can I blame them for being true and loyal children of the nation that they want to replace America with? I blame the American people, instead, for being weak enough to allow the Left to have a voice in course of our nation.

    Pino,

    It’s sad. Fortunately, rebellion is brewing and there’s a chance that we, the People will finally wake up and take back our nation – preferably from the cold dead hands of our domestic enemies – all of them unto to the last of their misborn crotch-droppings.

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