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#42 - Why I Am Ashamed of My Own Government

February 15, 2018

Quite often I am ashamed to admit that I am an American citizen. For 17 years I proudly wore the uniform of a United States Marine and fought overseas in several campaigns including 7 tours in the gulf to defend the Constitution and safeguard America against anyone who wanted to harm it . . .  or so I believed at the time.

 

The reason I did not retire as a Marine was the fact that my eyes were starting to be opened to the realities of this country and the atrocities and international crimes committed by our government, and the war crimes and other illegal acts committed by those in uniform with no repercussions. 

 

I was brainwashed into believing that there was no better country than the United States and that our country would do no wrong in the world. We are a peace-loving country who just wants to help other countries attain the same peace and freedoms that we enjoy. Boy was I ever wrong.

 

Growing up on the mainland I was taught about the history of America the Constitution, and our government in school. I admired the Founding Fathers for their bravery in standing up to a foreign oppressor and the Continental Army soldiers fighting for independence from King George and his Red Coats. The Constitution and Declaration of Independence were 

 

I was always interested in the Marine Corps and as a result I especially studied their history and various wars and campaigns that included the Marines, at least I studied the history that they wanted known. I would later find out that much of what I learned in school about their histories were complete lies and falsifications.

 

One of the many myths that many people believe is that the United States was founded as a Democracy. The United States was not established as, nor was it ever meant to be a Democracy. The United States was established as a Republic. Let's take a look at the Constitution of the United States. In Article 4, Section 4 it reads "The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, . . . " Notice that it said a "Republican" form of government, not a Democratic form of government. 

 

Also, look at the Pledge of Allegiance in which it says "I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

 

Now this is not referring to the political parties of Republican and Democrat, it is referring to a specific form of government, the way a government is set up and run.

 

There is a huge difference between a Democracy and a Republic. Let's take a look at each so we can understand their differences and why the United States was never meant to be a democracy.

 

A democracy is lead by the will of the people in its decisions, which can change at any time. A democracy is like a sailboat without a rudder to keep it steady, that changes its direction each time the wind blows.

 

A republic on the other hand holds onto certain founding principles which guide it in its direction. Some of the founding principles which the United States was founded on and was meant to be guided by was the Bible, Civil Rights, Christian ethics, and the Constitution.

 

All of these guiding principles are now being thrown out the window and our great Republic has been changed into a "Democracy" and our citizens have been brainwashed throughout the years into believing that America is a Democracy and not a Republic.

 

Over the years our government has gotten larger and larger, wielding more and more power over its citizens all in the interest of safety and "national security". Yet the government is NOT supposed to have any power whatsoever over the citizens. The citizens are supposed to be in control of the government. The government is subservient to the people, we allow them to be in their positions of office to do OUR will, not to control us like slaves. Yet this is exactly what has been allowed to happen, little by little over the years, as we all just sit back and watch it happen.

 

Little by little each and every day our very civil rights are infringed upon and violated more and more by those in the military and law enforcement to "protect us and keep us safe". 

 

Our own government lies to us all the time, and most people truly believe their lies. Take for instance how we were all taught in school how the Queen of Hawaii gave up her thrown so that Hawaii could become part of the United States so that Hawaii would be protected from the British. And that the queen signed a treaty with the United States to become a US Territory.

 

Not a single word of that narrative that has been force-fed to us for decades in school was true. The United States stationed Navy ships off the coast of Honolulu and fired cannons on the citizens of Hawaii. Then United States Marines invaded Hawaii and forcibly stole the Kingdom of Hawaii from the reigning monarch, Queen Lili'uokalani who had been imprisoned.

 

All of this has finally come out in the open now, and President Clinton finally gave a verbal apology to the people of Hawaii for the actions of the United States in the illegal overthrow of the Kawaii Kingdom. 

 

The United States has been involved with overthrows and coups in numerous countries around the world over the years just like Hawaii. Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government just since the Second World War include:

 

  • China 1949 to early 1960s

  • Albania 1949-53

  • East Germany 1950s

  • Iran 1953 *

  • Guatemala 1954 *

  • Costa Rica mid-1950s

  • Syria 1956-7

  • Egypt 1957

  • Indonesia 1957-8

  • British Guiana 1953-64 *

  • Iraq 1963 *

  • North Vietnam 1945-73

  • Cambodia 1955-70 *

  • Laos 1958 *, 1959 *, 1960 *

  • Ecuador 1960-63 *

  • Congo 1960 *

  • France 1965

  • Brazil 1962-64 *

  • Dominican Republic 1963 *

  • Cuba 1959 to present

  • Bolivia 1964 *

  • Indonesia 1965 *

  • Ghana 1966 *

  • Chile 1964-73 *

  • Greece 1967 *

  • Costa Rica 1970-71

  • Bolivia 1971 *

  • Australia 1973-75 *

  • Angola 1975, 1980s

  • Zaire 1975

  • Portugal 1974-76 *

  • Jamaica 1976-80 *

  • Seychelles 1979-81

  • Chad 1981-82 *

  • Grenada 1983 *

  • South Yemen 1982-84

  • Suriname 1982-84

  • Fiji 1987 *

  • Libya 1980s

  • Nicaragua 1981-90 *

  • Panama 1989 *

  • Bulgaria 1990 *

  • Albania 1991 *

  • Iraq 1991

  • Afghanistan 1980s *

  • Somalia 1993

  • Yugoslavia 1999-2000 *

  • Ecuador 2000 *

  • Afghanistan 2001 *

  • Venezuela 2002 *

  • Iraq 2003 *

  • Haiti 2004 *

  • Somalia 2007 to present

  • Honduras 2009 *

  • Libya 2011 *

  • Syria 2012

  • Ukraine 2014 *

     

    (* indicates successful ouster of a government)

     

Who made the United States government the dictators and policy-makers of the world to determine what sort of government another country has? Who gave the United States the authority to determine the future of another country?