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Plucketeer

(12,882 posts)
Fri Jan 6, 2017, 04:10 PM Jan 2017

An open apology

This apology is to the many and amazingly intellectual characters we collectively refer to as the Founding Fathers (and the women of these visionaries as well). It's also an apology to the brave men and women who courageously gave their all in defense of the ideals the Founding Fathers had hammered into guiding documents. Documents flush with ideals to use as compass points to a better and fairer community. Thirdly, this apology calls out to the staunchly defiant souls who've battled for civil rights for humankind around the globe and especially here at home.

My apology is to all the aforementioned for my failure to ably honor your efforts and sacrifices. I openly confess that I did what I could, only to realize it hadn't been enough. While I wasn't alone in this shortfall, I can only rightfully apologize for my own failings. George, Thomas, Benjamin, John, James, Alexander - I am sorry. I, along with others of my strata and mindset, have allowed our free republic to morph into an oligarchy. We're now at the mercy of a minuscule percentage of our populace. Cold-hearted sorts this fetid minority - with multiple bank accounts - undue freedom from prosecution and not one bit of heart. They're veritable Scrooges who've never had to deal with the aftermaths of their greedy and unhindered plunder.
And to further worsen the situation, our citizens of today have enabled a gilded buffoon to the highest office of the land who's half pied piper and half village idiot. I'm truly ashamed for our country, that it could be so brazenly hoodwinked by a crazed charlatan. There's not adequate words to describe the emptiness that occupies my soul because of these developments. I only hope those I've apologized to can sense the sincerity of my plea for forgivance whether or not they feel obliged to extend such.

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An open apology (Original Post) Plucketeer Jan 2017 OP
Well said, and I join you in apologizing to our Founding Fathers and Mothers... CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2017 #1

CaliforniaPeggy

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1. Well said, and I join you in apologizing to our Founding Fathers and Mothers...
Fri Jan 6, 2017, 04:15 PM
Jan 2017

We are facing a sad and scary time, one with which they were well acquainted.

They came from (mainly) Europe where church and state were indivisibly joined, and they knew what madness that carried.

They were also well aware of man's avaricious ways and wanted to protect us from such horror.

What would they say, if they could see where we are now?

We have squandered the promise of America.

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