By, Greg Hornsby
The millennials-circa 1980-2000. You are my people. WE, are the future and find ourselves in a quagmire. We will inherit a problem that only we can fix. Our world is on fire. It’s struggle and strife everywhere we look.The bad side of everyone is on full display. It’s up to us to make a brighter future. We can fix this thing.
In a world of hate-filled rhetoric, we must find ourselves and we must hold true to our values. We are being attacked from every angle. The mainstream media and social media are tools used to bring us down and influence us to look at each other with mistrust and fear of malice. Everything is “rigged” against us and each other. The evil among us has run-a-muck and taken our great nation from us. We will inherit this collective of power hungry, egotistical leaders and it will be our job to remove them. And we will. Our government is in violation of the social contract that was agreed upon by our people.
“The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep’s for which the sheep thanks the shepherd is his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of Liberty. Plainly, the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of Liberty.”
We must not fall into the trap of perpetual complacency and political aliteracy that the previous generation has built for us. We will create a new beacon of light to shine on the world. We will usher in a new age of freedom, peace, and prosperity. We must put our faith in God and each other back at the forefront. We must amass in a new age of enlightenment and go back to a time when we thought for ourselves and we bound the government by the chains of freedom.
We are all intelligent enough to understand the rights of man and, likewise, understand when the law is doing harm to our liberties. We are all intelligent enough to know that freedom is not, by definition, the freedom to do as you please without restraint.There was a time when men fought for their liberties and won despite all odds against them. Those men knew what Liberty was all about and we should revive their philosophies and correct their inadequacies as few as they might be.
“All mankind…being equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, liberty, or possessions.”
So let us learn about our great past. What worked and what didn’t? Who were the great thinkers and how can we emulate them and build upon what they knew? With knowledge, we can make great leaders. Without it, we are blind. We must turn to the likes of John Locke, Thomas Paine, George Washington and so many other enlightened thinkers of the past and take in their wisdom and expound upon it in a way that makes sense to our generation and generations to come. The nature of humans has not changed in the last three centuries nor have the natural rights of man.
“Democracy and Socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.”
-Alexis de Tocqueville
What has changed is that the leaders with dark intentions have perfected the play on our psyche. “I can help you;” “I will fight for you;” they say. I say BS. We’re being manipulated. And it isn’t going to work on my generation. I say to the bad leaders and their followers, ‘it’s over.’ No more.’ America is now the shelter for good people of the world. We are united and we are free and we will fight for it.
“The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves.”
I’m going to paint a picture of a better nation. One where we are free to worship as we want, where we support our needy as we see fit, where we trade and live out our own prosperity as we see fit, and where the eyes of Lady Justice are again bound under the blindfold of Liberty. We will have virtue and common sense. Every man and woman will strive for success and prosperity and stand up in the face of adversity and overcome. We will welcome the people from around the world that share our values and are willing to assimilate into our culture, with open arms. There is a place for you here if you’re willing to be an American.
In our America, we’re all brothers and sisters. We help each other in times of need and we build our communities with common goals and core values. In our America, full of all it’s natural wonders, all races and creeds will come together with the notion that we are all free men and women. It can’t be such an outlandish idea that we can become this America once again. We can become the place that the world looks at as the freest nation on earth. It can again be the nation that people look to to realize their dreams. If we take pride in ourselves and pride in our nation, we can become that nation once again and even better than it’s ever been.
“Our contest is not only whether we ourselves should be free, but whether there should be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty.”
There will be those at home and from abroad that are dark and won’t adhere to the natural laws of man. Our majority will shout at the top of our voices and drown them out. There is no place for them in our country. We will live in peace and prosperity and we will not allow them to tear us down.
This notion comes to fruition with the rock solid foundation based upon Freedom and we will demand nothing short of it. It takes us to reject the notion that “I, alone, can’t make a difference.” All the I’s in this great nation constitute the WE. I call upon my generation to be the greatest generation. Reject the notion that things only get worse and rise up to the challenge. Be loud. Be proud. Conduct yourselves with the strength and humility of George Washington. This is our America. The land of the free, and the home of the brave. I call on my generation to stand up and lead. Our time is NOW.