I've posted something shorter and similar on Facebook regarding what comes next, but I'm going to go into more detail here and maybe ramble a bit.
Forget the "maybe."
Miracles often happen and aren't recognized as such until long after. And by then they can be explained away with logical reasoning .
You don't believe in miracles? You don't believe in a higher power? If you look closely at the incredible idiocy, cruelty, and degradations performed by human beings, the idea that we are the ultimate intelligence and power in this section of the galactic woods is too discouraging to bear.
So much for the ramble.
Two hundred forty years ago, plus a few years before and after, there was a miracle. Some of the most intelligent men to ever live—ever—happened to be in the same place at the same time and of a like mind. Franklin and Jefferson, as men well versed in science and writing and the composers of the Declaration of Independence might be said to lead that assemblage, but John Adams, George Washington, Thomas Paine, James Madison, John Jay, and Alexander Hamilton and many others were part of that group. These were all brilliant men who—and this is the miraculous part—felt the same way about the political conditions they were living under.
For those of you that find yourselves assaulted by political rhetoric at all times right now, let me add one brief observation in that vein: All of these men were raving liberals...or, if you prefer the term, progressives. All four men (two of them already mentioned) on Mount Rushmore were, again, extreme liberals (progressives). Take that, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Mark Levin.
The NRA and these millions of conservatives base their principles on the foundation built by liberals, and they spend half their energy condemning liberals and liberalism.
I love irony.
For those of you that might wish to read a little bit about those great men that you didn't know, I offer these links:
Happy Birthday to US