by Greg Perry
Notice: Let me preface this extremely controversial post with this: I am a recovering public school graduate. Although it’s been a few decades since I graduated, twelve years of a Godless, wisdom-free, historical revisionist indoctrination takes an entire lifetime to overcome. Therefore, I freely admit to being suspect in my facts and my knowledge of history. And I am always open to reproof and correction.
It has been my contention for several years now to state something that makes many of my conservative friends shake in horror:
I do not see how America had the right to separate from the British 230+ years ago.
My Reasoning is Based on Authority Which Should Always Flow Downward
For the New World, pre-USA, the Brits did the following:
- The Brits took all the risks
- The Brits funded the entire New World
- The Brits sent weapons to rid us of the pesky Injun problems (The Injuns by the way, of which I am one, were not “indigenous” as the Left would have you believe; the Vikings were here centuries before and the Injuns are almost certainly descendants of the ancient Norse trek over here.)
- The Brits sent our ancestors to the New World for specific jobs and to be British citizens in a new land
To justify America’s theft from Britain, I’ve heard this awful argument posed:
“America truly was a separate nation, physically and socially.”
That kind of vapid reasoning is simply stupid and inane. And ignorant.
The Wendy’s Hamburger Syndrome
A Wendy’s Hamburgers store has NO right to just say, “Hey, corporate is wanting too much from us! Sure, they built the store, they send us the food to cook and sell, they give us the right to use their name, they do the advertising, but they ask way too much from us! For every $1 we sell, they want a bunch of it!!! How dare they! Employees unite! We will take this Wendy’s store and leave corporate Wendys forever! We are now our own store We, Wendy’s Store #4921, Declare Our Inalienable Rights!!! We’ll now keep all the money and divide it among ourselves and be free of the tyranny!”
Britain’s Forgiveness of Our Theft
No, I am not also in support and I see no connection to modern-day leftist blabber such as reparations for slaves. I don’t see how non-slaves have a right to sue non-slave owners for slavery. I’m not too keen on “paying back” ills from centuries before on any subject including the War for Independence.
But I do think there is a valid reason why it’s fine to be thankful our separation from England happened, esepcially now that it’s all over. The key is forgiveness as I’ll explain.
For the record: as for me I am thrilled that America is not Britain. I am thrilled we are not British colonialists.
And selfishly I am thrilled they did it when they did so that none of us try to take it by force.
And this is key: I think Britain has shown forgiveness for America’s theft by being our strong ally in most wars since as well as being our staunch trading partner. A strong case can be made that we have shown repentance in the many billions of dollars and tens of thousands of American lives we have spent and lost protecting England through the years. So we can accept that we were wrong to leave by force and we today can live with that and not have to give anything back.
So history as it stands in its division of America and Britain is good. Besides, I don’t like fish and chips enough to return to the old days.