In my fifty-six years I have heard the phrase "
The American Dream " more times than I could
count. Many times a politician or an add will tell
me just what I need to fulfill, "The American
Dream," that always gives me a good chuckle.
We often forget how good we have it and why.
The dream rests on two documents that our
founding fathers, people no better or worse than you
or I, had the courage to bind us too. The Declaration
of Independence, and The Constitution of the United
States of America, and its first ten amendments, The
Bill of Rights. Both of these documents base their
authority on the consent of the people who are granted
their rights by God.
The American Dream is that we will learn to live
to those wondrous documents. Most of our social problems
today stem from setting that high standard, and then
not living to it. Whole segments of our people not
allowed those God given rights of life, liberty and
the pursuit of happiness. I will say we are doing
better but it has taken; over two hundred years just
to except the proposition that, these GOD given
rights, that our nation is based on, belong to each
Individual Person, whether we like them or not.
Our Constitution starts with the words, "WE
the people", we the people get the government
we deserve, after all, those politicians we love to
castigate are nothing more than a reflection of us.
After two hundred twenty years the first lesson we
should have learned is; that smelly stuff which comes
out of all of us and makes plants grow does roll up
hill. We just need to do the vary hard work of bending
over putting our hands in it, and role it to the top
of the hill. Our government can make all the laws
it wants and if " We the People " do not
believe, that law will do nothing but divide us.
We must understand that the very base of our nation
is the existence of G0D: no G0D, no "That
all men are created equal; that they are endowed by
their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that
among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness;
that to secure these rights, governments are instituted
among men, deriving their just powers from the consent
of the governed", no United States of
We cannot expect mans law to solve our moral problems,
our Creator ask us to come in faith not in chains.
The truth is we demand to much of others, and not
enough of ourselves. The only way our nation will
fulfill "The American Dream" is to protect
those other peoples, rights weather we like them or
not. "WE the People" cannot expect someone
else to make us do the right thing it has to be done
in our homes, places of worship, communities and business.
Our national hypocrisy is quickly learned by our children,
and we wonder why they are killing themselves and
each other at an ever increasing rate.
If the religious of this country want to point a
finger at one group for our national back sliding
on morals, look in the mirror and point. We can only
win by example in our homes, schools, Mosque, Churches,
Synagogues and Temples, not buy law. When I see our
religious leaders walking arm in arm, in all segments
of our communities setting the example for all of
us in service, I will know we have learned our lesson.
Iím going to ask some WHYS, you explain the
- Why do all those huge beautiful buildings we build
to pray in, most of them with immaculate kitchens,
remain empty and locked most of the time?
- Why are we not helping all the single mothers
and their children who need us so badly?
3) Why are our religious leaders spending so much
money on politics?
4) Why do we demand so little of our Religious leaders?
5) Why do our religious leaders demand so little
I believe there is no law, that any government can
make, that will effect me one iota when I face my
maker. What rewards I may receive after this life,
will come from my battles with myself, and not battles
I have with others. GOD nor government will
give us The American Dream, only "We the People"
can make it happen!
I Trust in GOD
and "We the People"
- John Carl Roat