All of that is gross confusion, for 'the government' of the United States is... 'we the people', not the few bad apples that Socialists and Communists like to try and saddle the whole country with.
You seem to be a very sincere person. There's a lot of that in your words. There's a lot of that in these pages too, written by others. Devoted Christians who have given their all to Christ and to His perfection have made the mistake of assuming that our leaders and our country are just as perfect as Jesus is...as they themselves strive to be. Even as you do, I'm sure. When we see or hear evidence to the contrary regarding national policy or actual deeds, we ignore it or take it is as an assault upon our faith in Christ.
We were all taught certain things as children. Part of the pain of growing up in America is learning that some of the things we were taught simply aren't true. Not any more, anyway.
When I was a boy I was given a short wave radio. I used it to listen to radio Moscow. That was back in the late 60's when we were fighting in Viet Nam, when we had insinuated ourselves into somebody else's business; a civil war on another continent. I was a boy patriot. The flag of the USA hung on my bedroom wall like a poster from a rock star. I believed that we were always right and THEY, whoever 'they' were, were always wrong. It was like the games of Cowboys and Indians I used to play with my friends. The Indians were always the bad guys weren't they? Always. "The only good Indian is a dead Indian." Remember those words?
I stopped listening to radio Moscow when some of the things they said made more sense that what we were being told in the newspapers and on TV. When I started talking to people who actually came back from 'Nam and heard about what was going on my perceptions started to change. One or two of my friends even went back for another tour - and never returned. That flag on my wall started to not look so perfect. I threw the short wave radio in the garbage and stopped reading the newspapers. My country wasn't like that. I just knew it.
I enlisted in the military. Half way through a six year hitch I surrendered my life to Jesus Christ. The three years after that were full of miracles and deliverances and important lessons I'll never forget. Many times I would have died and the men with me if it hadn't been for Jesus' direct intervention. One of the biggest lessons I learned from my military years was that Jesus and the policy of the United States ISN'T THE SAME THING. I left the military, rejoined civilian life and learned another lesson. Christian Americans hadn't learned that lesson.
I also learned that the Indians weren't the bad guys I'd been taught they were. Roy Rogers, Gene Autry and John Wayne lied to me.
I GREW UP.
There's a lot of sincere folks in America these days, but personal sincerity and integrity doesn't equate to NATIONAL sincerity and integrity. The policies and actions of our leaders is not the same thing as the faithfulness of Christ toward us. Not by a long shot, a very long shot. Our leaders have debauched their responsibility. They have corrupted themselves and have destroyed our grand republic in the process. Romans 13 doesn't apply when leadership has itself denied lawfulness AND GOD. There is a higher law.
Ten years after 9/11, many Americans suspect or believe that the system is broken. They are still holding onto the fantasies of their youth because the truth is horrible, too horrible to swallow in one single gulp. Things just can't be THAT BAD!
We now live in a post constitutional America. Listen to the rhetoric all around us. Listen IF YOU DARE. People are talking about the constitution in a way they never have in living memory. Listen to the WAY they talk about it. Listen to the words. They talk about the constitution today the way we USED TO talk about cowboys and Indians, about the way it USED TO BE, about the way IT OUGHT TO BE. Buried in those words and in that attitude is the fear that it JUST ISN'T THAT WAY ANY MORE. Even our debates on that subject in these pages prove this to be true.
If it were not true would we even be talking about it? Who would have thought such a thing could happen - HERE?
The congress today is a puppet of the American financial cartel, the military-industrial complex (a term invented by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, not some pinko hippy), and international corporate special interests. When there is a decision to be made of benefit to our citizens, congressional debate is locked. When a bail out is requested, congress is johnny-on-the-spot to push it through. The classic definition of a type of government that acts that way is FASCISM. To be fair, it isn't the 1930's Spanish version, the Imperial Japanese version or even the German version. It's an American version, but it's still fascism. Do your homework. Look it up. Is there another explanation? Don't just sit there denying it and calling somebody names. DO SOMETHING.
The president is the puppet of the oligarchs, those few who make the real decisions. You know, the one percent. You can reject the notion and say it's the rantings of conspiracy theorists, but you can't ignore what is really happening and you can't ignore the words.
Do you remember what America was like before John Kennedy got one in the head? No conspiracies. Not a one. After the lies of the Warren Commission were published, conspiracies became a national pastime. The problem is that some of them turned out to be true. The broadway musical CAMELOT was a favorite of President and Mrs. Kennedy. His administration was fondly referred to by some as 'Camelot', but when Jack died Camelot died.
What does a man do when his childhood dreams die? What does a man do when he wakes up one day and the world has changed right before his eyes? Does he deny it? Does he keep saying "that's not the way it's supposed to be"? Does he resort to character assassination instead of facts?
OR DOES HE FIX IT?
No man can be saved unless he first admits he's a sinner.
Neither can our country can't be saved until we admit that something is terribly terribly wrong with it.
Do your homework. Educate yourself. Open your eyes.