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To Be American is to Want to Be Left Alone

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Democrats today are, at best, European Socialists. At worst, they are Communist Bolsheviks. They don’t hold any of the American values that our Founding fathers held. They don’t believe in the Declaration, the Constitution, or the Bill of Rights. They are American in Name Only (AINO). If I was going to draw on my Southern accent a bit, I might say, “The Dems aino Americans as far as I can tell.”

I got no beef with European Socialists, per se. If Euros want centralized state governments that take care of them and let foreigners in to take care of them, too, fine. You do you, Mr. Euro. I do have a problem with Euro Socialists here in American who want to turn the USA into another European Union.

I wrote last year about American values. The more I think about, the more I realize that the fundamental American value is to be left alone. Americans want to live their own life their own way with as little government as necessary. The Bill of Rights spells it out.

Amendment I: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Translation: Leave me alone to worship in the Church I want. Leave me alone to say what I want, to print and write what I want, and gather with whomever I want.

Amendment II: A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

Translation: Leave my guns alone.

Amendment III: No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

Translation: Leave my house and property alone unless I invite you.

Amendment IV: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Translation: Leave my person and my property alone unless you have probable cause and a Judge gives you permission to search me or my property.

Amendment V: No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Translation: Leave me alone unless a jury indicts me in a court. If you fail to convict me of the crime the first time, leave me alone. I don’t have to testify against myself.

Amendment VI: In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.

Translation: If you are not going to leave me alone, you have to give me a lawyer.

Amendment VIII: Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

Translation: If you are not going to leave me alone and put me in jail, then you can’t set bail so high that I can’t post bail and leave and be left alone until my case is resolved.

Amendment IX: The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

Translation: Nothing in written the Constitution allows you to bother me about things not written. Leave me alone.

American settlers didn’t have a centralized government to take care of them. They were explorers and pioneers who wanted to make a name for themselves or live their life their way.

As an American who holds American values, I want to live in a community that shares my Bible and my values. I want less government and more personal responsibility. I want to take care of my family, my neighbors, and my community. The less the government does, and the more that people and churches do voluntarily, the better.

Of course, the problem in America today, is that there’s a bunch of commie bastards running around who have no intention of leaving anyone alone ever. That ain’t gonna work out too good.

Leave me alone will be replaced by fuck around and find out.

American son of the Appalachian mountains. Happily married father of several and devoted man of God. Hold fast.

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