[High Praise! to According to Hoyt]
When Sarah Hoyt gets on a roll like this, she’s a modern day Thomas Paine. Reading her words fills me with the kind of delightful, self-righteous freedom-passion that makes me want to grab a Gadsden flag and thwack the nearest bureaucrat with it.
I wish there were more people in the world who could do that.
We’re the descendants of those who left everything, who acculturated to become something new united not by blood, not by tribe, but by the words of the constitution.
The constitution is more flexible than tribe or blood. The constitution was forged to meet circumstances no one could have foreseen, a new world, new ways of doing things. It was a document supposed to underlie a nation as tough as granite, as flexible as steel. A creature the world had never seen.
There is a reason that for the last hundred years, the future has come from America. Even when inventions are made elsewhere, they are applied and popularized here.
We Americans are more flexible than those who chose to stay behind.
The cowards never left, the weak died on the way and the pusillanimous went back, tail between their legs. (As will many of the new ones, when the teat goes dry.)
Those who became American are crazy people, ready for any challenge.
We are a people of the future. The future can’t scare us because it’s where we come from. We are impatient for it to arrive, curious about what it will bring, excited about our opportunities in it.
Let the elites rule and mandate. You concentrate on what you can do that they never thought of. You create a future they can’t comprehend, much less affect.
Step back from that ledge. You’re an American and you belong to the future.