Country Living Series

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Why we are a nation divided

Here's this weekend's WorldNetDaily column entitled Why We Are a Nation Divided.

In conjunction with this column, consider this quote by Ben Franklin (which I only found yesterday, otherwise I'd have worked it into the column):

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters."


  1. A good (but sad scenario) read. I'm making your chicken turnovers today .. thanks for the warning about the sticky dough :).

  2. I read WND, but I read your article here. There is a candidate that looks to the Constitution, but no wants him...I am not sure I like his stance on Iran, but I do believe that Ron Paul is the ONLY one besides Bachmann who really look at the Constitution. No one wanted her, and Paul is the only one left in the mess the Republicans have for candidates...Vote for the lesser of two evils: HaHA...I will choose not to vote because each side is just as evil as the other and neither is interested in the Constitution anymore.
    Keep up the great articles.
    Thanks for listening to my two cents worth.
    Love from NC

  3. Great article.. If only you could get the message to everyone we might hsve a chance.
    Good job! Keep up the good work.

  4. I loved this piece, "...Nation Divided."

    Sometimes it's hard to see what we see when we look in the mirror. I've been having similar thoughts lately, actually joking with my hubby, "Everything would be fine if everyone just did what I want them to."

    I know that's impossible, of course, but it reminds me of the personal agendas you wrote about. We have to find our way back, because we can't ALL go around saying, "Everything would be fine if YOU just did what I say," which is pretty much where we are right now.

    Great work, Mrs. Lewis.

    Just Me

  5. ron paul is the only one who goes all the way with the constitution...and i do not necessarily disagree with him on his stance regarding iran-he did say that he will defend the usa, but he is not looking to start a war. anyway, the answers to our problems with our economy and everything else is not gonna be fixed overnight...or even in three or four years...the american people are gonna see more pain than they have ever imagined as the cure for our ills, like any medicine, is not going to be pain free...we are all gonna have to make personal lifestyle changes just to get america back on an even keel and frankly, i dont think it is gonna look pretty for a long while. everyone is gonna have to learn to do without, do with less, and not look for handouts and entitlements that will not be there for the taking. i only see one candidate out of the bunch that might have the courage to just do what is right and before it is all over he will be hated and cursed for doing the right constitutional and legal things that need to be done.

  6. Yes! A fellow north Idaho blogger! So glad I found you!

  7. I think this is your best article yet! You hit the nail on the head as to what is wrong with this country.

  8. John Adams said it all:
    Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.
    It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

  9. Our society seems to be becoming increasingly polarized by some grand design. Our very lifestyles have changed in this regard, thanks largely to technology. I have endless options to listen only to music that I like, to watch movies and TV shows that only I like, to read books and magazines (and blogs?) only I like, and perhaps most poignant, to read, watch, and listen only to NEWS and information that I like. I do not have to be exposed to, much less put up with, anything I don't like, including everything that YOU like. We are hewing the concept of polarization into the very bedrock of our society. There is no longer any NEED to consider any other point of view, or to meet anyone halfway on any subject.

    Good news? Well, this country is going to run off an economic cliff, making the great depression look like a slow afternoon at a lemonade stand, and we no longer have the resilience, or the depth or strength of character as a nation to weather such a storm. Which is going to make all of this other stuff look downright silly.

    Jeff - Tucson