There’s No Excusing Slavery, But Don’t Use it as an Excuse to Hate America!

You’ve decided to take a knee, burn a flag, turn your back, and lock arms, spit and whatever else…because America is no good.   Gender and Racial inequality are the main reasons, going way back to the slave-owning Founding Fathers. How can one respect a country built on such atrocity?

There is no excusing slavery. The history of oppression and slavery in America is shameful.

But that is no excuse to use slavery as a reason to abandon and disrespect America. Nearly all, if not all kingdoms and sovereign nations were built on slavery or other forms of oppression, exploitation, power over-reach, etc. You wish to move to a country without such a history? Good luck finding one. Ancient Babylon, Egypt, China, the Roman Empire, slave trading nations such as France, the Dutch Netherlands, Spain and Portugal, the West Indies, Australia, even Canada are all guilty of it. What about England and its role in the slave business? American slaves came by way of Great Britain in horrendous condition aboard ships, originating in West and North Africa having been sold by Arab and Islamic brokers. Yeppers. The Muslims that you political correct zealots fight so hard to protect have unclean hands in the slave business.

Here’s what makes America different: first, not all of the Founding Fathers held slaves: John Adams, for example. Those that did acknowledged it was unjust and strove to find a path to end it. Second, the Fathers were great thinkers and some also extraordinary writers: Thomas Jefferson, for example. They founded America on the premise that all men were born equal and with God-given rights. Get it? Not Constitution-given or Declaration of Independence-given… but God-given rights. The Constitution guarantees and protects certain God-given rights. Bingo. That is where America got it right and from the inception of its formation. We haven’t always done good and have experienced periods of disgrace, but America stands for freedom, individual liberty and justice for all, under God. By putting and keeping God first, America will always prevail.




The True Father of America

Who is the true Father of America?

The quick answer is obvious. George Washington: General and Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army; our first President; the tall dignified man of great courage, determination and leadership beyond comprehension.

Yet there are others. Thomas Jefferson: eloquent and masterful author of the Declaration of Independence; our third President; the Virginia planter, whose vision for America extended far beyond the bounds of thirteen colonies, including the Louisiana territory and undiscovered lands and waterways to the Pacific  ocean.

Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, Daniel Boone, George Rogers Clark, and other early explorers and pioneers deserve credit for their bravery and tenacity in securing the future of new American lands.

Before all of these were the men and women of Massachusetts who faced tyranny and invasion by the British, fought at Bunker Hill, and stood their ground while the Continental Congress refused to lend support. Where would we be without their daring resourcefulness? We must add Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Paul Revere, and our second President John Adams to the list of fathers, among so many others.

But there is only one true Father to us all and He is God. God is the Father of all, American or not. Can we also claim God as America’s Father? I believe we can and should. God, the Divine Creator, dwelt in the hearts and minds of our country’s earliest leaders as they dreamed, planned, fought, wrote, lead, met, debated, and ultimately won America’s independence.

God is the true Father of America.

Do I, author of American Waypoints, speak of religion in this regard? I do not. I doubt that God is a big fan of religion. I trust it was He that persuaded the hearts and minds of our Constitution’s crafters to separate Church from State. Both institutions are messy at best and neither should influence the other. But God gave us life and liberty to choose our religion, to speak freely, to cast our votes, and ultimately to give Him our praise and glory. He is our true Father.

God Bless and Protect the United States of America on this Fourth of July.