What makes a nation?

I have said, for years that the biggest difference between left and right is the polar opposite ideals of each side. The right is based on Individualism, the Left on Collectivism. America is based on the former, the left on the latter. And the struggle between the two is as old as the nation. The Hamiltonian vision for America vs the Jeffersonian vision. So, which are we? And and how do we keep what our Founders made?

If we answer this question, we can understand a bit better, the strategy the Stalinist left is using to cancel this nation. And, I believe that is what they are currently doing. They know how to destroy a nation. They have, and still are attacking everything that unites and identifies America. Our language, our borders, our heroes, values, history, heritage, and in fact, everything that makes up our identity, particularly our individuality and our individual liberties, or natural rights. They have, for years now, been trying to build multiple identities, based on race, sexuality, income, ethnicity, and so on.. Now they seek to use those identities to supplant any sense of pride in being American. We can all see where this will lead. To the death of individualism, and the rise of collectivism, and America

Animal, a great thinker, has his ideas too, go read his take on where America is headed

A nation is a large body of people united by common descent, history, culture, or language, inhabiting a particular country or territory.  That’s a pretty good working definition.  But what makes a nation last?  Let’s kick that around some.

There are four things a nation has to have to remain a nation:

  • Commonality
  • Cohesion
  • Trust
  • Liberty

Now let’s take a look at each of those and apply them to the United States today, now, in July of 2020.


We’ve always been a nation built of parts.  But the national motto, E Pluribus Unum (Out of Many, One) no longer seems to apply.  Our nation is fractured along partisan lines.  As recently as the Eighties, the two major political parties could find common ground on at least a few issues, but today?

Refusal to accept the outcomes of elections is now the order of the day.  The political Left is particularly to blame; if they can’t achieve goals through the usual means, they resort to judge-shopping or, recently, outright intimidation and violence.  As recently as the Eighties, we were all Americans.  Now there are voices calling not to reform our nation, but to tear it down – and some of them are in Congress.

Please go read it all my friends

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