‘A More Perfect Union’

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By Alan Cleveland:

A Letter From America

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

This is the preamble to the US Constitution.  A single sentence that sets the tone for all discussions regarding the establishment of a sovereign government of, for, and by the people as noted by Abraham Lincoln at his Gettysburg Address.  Of course the document had been written a full generation earlier, but it’s inherent value to the people of America stood the test of time – and still does.

The founders of our nation did not intend a perfect country, but rather a “more perfect” one from where it had seceded.  There would not be a monarch, no king, queen, or emperor.  Neither would there be an establishment of any official religion even though it is easily argued that Christianity was prevalent among the common man, as well as the elected leaders – at least in the sense that it informed their conscience as the Bible itself was used as a teaching book both in schools, and at home.  However, brilliantly, the founding fathers chose rather to create a “more perfect union” where the people would be free to practice whatever faith they felt compelled them…. and, inasmuch as one man’s right to believe in his own Deity did not interfere with the rights of any others.  I think this will be a discussion for Kurdistan to have with it’s people sometime soon.

My prayer for your country today is that it becomes a More Perfect Union.  More Perfect than Iraq, More Perfect than Syria, More Perfect than Iran, and More Perfect than Turkey.  You can add Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and India to the list…. and, the rest of our screwed up world as well.  You can, in fact, be more perfect than America if you can keep the standards that we have lost in this age of economic ignorance.

My prayer for Kurdistan is that they find unifying leadership.  That their government does not grow so large that they have no way to support it.  That they recognize that corporate interest in their nation does not always produce the best politicians, nor does it secure an economy of substance for the people who are forced off of their own land to make way for the machine.

My prayer for Kurdistan is that it sees the natural value of it’s own geography – oil notwithstanding, the Kurds are in full possession of the high ground.  Both figuratively, and literally.  A good people, standing at the top of their world.  Water comes to you first.  Soil comes to you first.  Do not surrender the high ground – ever.  So much of these ideas get lost in modern society, yet, they remain an everlasting fact, that the people of the mountains are in control of the single most valuable resource on earth – the water that feeds the lands below.  Use it wisely, and be blessed.

As ISIS seeks it’s caliphate, understand that no nation on earth will be interested in dealing with them.  That they will be shunned in ways that make North Korea look like Disney Land.  They will suffer the full weight of illegitimacy in the world’s eyes as they seek to control the very freedoms that are what make a more perfect union.

Certainly Kurdistan is already more perfect than ISIS.  And, if I had to choose a flag anywhere in the entire Mideast that had the chance to be the most perfect of the region, and it’s people, it would have to be the blazing sun of the Kurds.

2 Responses to ‘A More Perfect Union’
  1. KIM
    July 3, 2014 | 21:26

    To: Dennis Carlson

    United States is one of the best countries in the world. There is no people better and more understanding than American nation.We are for American values and wish to implement them in a democratic South Kurdistan. American Troops sacrifices will always be remembered. Our problem is the biased US foreign policy towards Kurds in Iran, Syria, Turkey and Iraq for decades. We have remained allies and done what we could have. Same standards must apply to every state.Time has come for Washington to deeply review its policies on Kurds.

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