What happens now?
Freedom. It seems like such a simple word. It isn't. Freedom indicates some form of self government. Self government won't work without self discipline. Paul Harvey says so too. So there, neener neener.
Seriously. I am very proud of our nation, and it's travels since it's origination in 1607. The humble beginnings of the House of Burgesses in Williamsburg. The first and second Continental Congresses. The writing and ratification of the Constitution of the United States of America. People primarily came here in the beginning to seek out religious freedom. Well, at least in the Northeast. Down south, the motive was for agriculture and feed. Further still, for the abundant ability to harvest cotton. Georgia was founded as a penal colony for heaven's sake.
And yet, here we are, almost 400 years after the permanent colonization of America. We are larger, greater, more powerful than ever imaginable. But our might is tempered by our humanity and mercy. Allow me to illustrate briefly.
After WWII, it would not have taken as much as you might have thought to have us continue through Russia and meet with our forces in Japan. But, we didn't. It isn't our way.
Yet, with the diversity mentioned above, we managed to create a governing document so complete it has only needed change 27 times. Not bad, eh? But this is OUR document, not another country's. They will need to write what is right for them.... not for us. I have faith though. It's amazing just how tenacious freedom is once someone has tasted it.
Iraq will do what is right for Iraq. To say that 60% turnout is not a mandate of some strength really needs to stop consuming illegal substances. We are here, now, to see that they get the chance to do the best thing they can. And to make sure that no one else tries to interfere.
until our next........