Study history to discover future of our own country
The resurgence of our country can’t begin by siding with the Republicans or the Democrats. I am not saying that there aren’t good principles and good people in each party. What I am saying is that, over time, power and human nature tend to corrupt people and their policies.
Many politicians often put a “spin” on facts, so that neither present not future conditions in our country can be determined by what they say. For these reasons, I am neither a Republican nor a Democrat: I am a historian and, for this reason, I am a passionate conservative.
Believing that we have to look at the histories of nations around the world and see what made them great, what kept them great and what eventually caused their deterioration is a common sense approach to gathering information.
We especially need to explore the history of our nation, the United States of America (unique in world history) to determine what made it great, what has kept it great and what dangers lie on the horizon to cause its deterioration.
Patrick Henry said, “I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided; that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging the future but by the past.” Thomas Jefferson said, “If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.”
Each of us is obligated to ourselves and to our posterity to become well-informed about our history (especially the thoughts and actions of the founding fathers) and to understand the histories of other countries during the last century.
Those wanting to see the outcome of liberalism as it progresses to socialism and communism have only to look at Eastern Europe and the former USSR in the 20th century.
Those wondering how rapidly these changes can occur need only study Germany and Italy at the end of World War 1. The recent riots in Greece show what changes are taking place in Western Europe in our day.
More worldwide unrest is inevitable if liberalism is not reversed. Common sense and history cry out to steer clear of that path.
There are many books and organizations that are good sources for historical information. One of the best books that I have found is “The 5000 Year Leap” by W. Cleon Skousen.
John Potts M.D.
Peachtree City, Ga.