I've been spending a lot of time lately studying and reevaluating my beliefs about government. I'm sure I'll be writing more about that, but tonight I'm having trouble sleeping and I was reminded of something I hadn't thought about in a while, so I thought I'd share it. It was a question that kind of rocked my world early on in my journey.
The question has to do with the American Revolution. Now we all know that this was a war fought to throw off tyranny and injustice, and that after the colonists' victory, they wrote a constitution and became a new nation. The question that was posed to me was this: After they won the war and achieved independence from a tyrannical government, why didn't they just go home to their colonies and live as free men?
But, wait a minute! I'm a Patriotic American Christian! Are you suggesting that they could've just skipped the Constitutional Convention altogether? No president? No congress? No supreme court? Blasphemy! Or maybe not...oh, quit asking me such hard questions! (This is me inside my own head.)
And another related question I've more recently been asking myself: When it's time to vote for the next president, should I just write in "No, thank you."?