Tuesday, August 15, 2017

What It Means To Be American And How That Affects The American Dream

Polls are open today in the primary election of candidates for the Senate seat vacated by Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III's investiture to Attorney General of the United States and the temporary replacement by former Alabama Attorney General and current incumbent, Senator Luther Strange. Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, twice removed from that office for cause of refusal to honor Supreme Court of the United States rulings is projected front runner in that race. Every Republican candidate promises to out-Trump the others in their support of the President. Every one among them have extensive records of prejudice, bigotry, homophobia, misogyny, pro-oligarchy, anti-middle class, anti-impoverished American citizen sentiments and policies.
The Constitution of the United States unequivocally, as the supreme law of the land, defines the nation and the parameters of what America is and what America is all about. While the Declaration of Independence advanced the motivation behind the formation of the independent government and the society which it ultimately espoused, it is the Constitution which is actual law and is both definitive and dispositive of whom, what, and how the country exists. Nowhere in the document is there anything about a deity or a supreme, superior or preeminent group over any others. In stark contrast, The Constitution of the United States specifically cites universal equality and equal protection under the law among a host of other guarantees for not only each and every citizen, but each and every person who sets foot on American soil and falls under the jurisdiction of the Constitution of the United States. The United States is about the equality among all participants in the melting pot of immigrants, new arrivals, the indigenous, aboriginal and all others who gather within its bounds. Any diversion, deviation, exclusion among the Constitution's designations of what America is about is simply anti-constitutional, unpatriotic and unAmerican by actual definition.
Bigotry of any type is not patriotism. Bigotry is antisocial dysfunction and the opposite of patriotic. Period.