The Real America

To the editor:

What’s happening in America? Where are we headed? There are some who would like this all to end in revolution. They would like to throw out our current system, which upholds the right of the individual citizen to possess his property in peace and live according to the dictates of his own conscience. They would like to replace it with a system that dictates to us what we may and may not think, say, or do. They want to replace liberty with authoritarianism.

That’s not easy to do in a country like ours. Why? Because people living in peace under an orderly system are not easily aroused to rise against their government. But it can be done. Here’s how:

First, the revolutionaries do all they can to make everyday life in the real world as uncomfortable and chaotic as possible. They use the current system to implement laws and regulations that make life harder. Progressives have been doing that for years.

But that isn’t enough. Our real-world lives are not yet bad enough to make us think we need to overthrow our government. So what do the revolutionaries do? They strive to create an imaginary America in our minds — an America that is completely immoral and horribly unjust. They strive to convince people that the real America is not the America that they see every day, but is very, very, very much worse. They use the public education system and the entertainment industry to create this imaginary America in the minds of the young and the disaffected.

What we are seeing is the fruits of their labors. While the real America is one in which most people treat one another in a civil manner, the minds of the young have been warped, so that the only America they can see is the imaginary one invented by revolutionaries.

This doesn’t bode well for the future of our country. If we are able to restore law and order and live in peace, it will only be by the grace of God.

Michael Thom

New Ulm


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