Sunday, May 5, 2013


Manifest Destiny

How do you define manifest destiny?

Is it the destiny for the people to govern government with respect for civil and human rights?

Is it the God sanctioned right for the white race to conquer people for free government?

President Polk and others had defined it closer to the latter. Senator Calhoun of South Carolina was opposed to the annexation of Mexico for racial reasons. His reasoning was racist, but he was right about objecting to the use of force to impose “free” government on others.
Calhoun said, “Ours, sir, is the Government of a white race.... We are anxious to force free government on all; and I see that it has been urged … that it is the mission of this country to spread civil and religious liberty over…the world, and especially over this continent. It is a great mistake.” [Calhoun quoted in Merk, 162]

The US bill of rights had introduced the provision against cruelty (1791)as had the English bill of rights (1689), but the limitation of rights to one group in the entire body of a nation was elitist. The rights at the time did not outlaw slavery. It did not allow women the right to vote. It did not allow people of color to vote. It functioned as a racist, sexist institution that limited rights to white male landowners, mostly Protestants of English descent, who owned guns.
The definition of manifest destiny that promoted the use of force was largely responsible for the Mexican American War. Mexico had declared independence from Spain (1813); had been declared an empire (1821); had become a republic (1824); had fallen into civil war when a dictator suspended the constitution (1836); had been divided into three different republics (Texas; Rio Grande and Yucatan).
Texas was annexed by the US. Polk sent a diplomat with an offer to pay for CA. When it was discovered that they had not come to offer money for Texas, it led to the Mexican American War (1846-1848).

Sadly, the ugly specter of military force in service to the profit motive has been rearing its ugly head as though it was a pre-requisite for people power. It is not. Don't be a spooky kook (Koch addict)! Respect for civil and human rights that honor corrections as well as the laws against killing and cruelty are necessary for representative government.
fm Ps.67
May God be merciful and bless us.
Let people see the glory of your destiny.
Let people praise you for your glory.
Destiny rises to shine upon us.
Free will is dedicated to truth with justice.
Liberty is the goal for the love.
Love is the goal for the law.
Liberty in the law is destined
for manifestation within us
by love for others.
Let people see the glory of your manifestation.
Let people praise you for your glory.
This manifestation will grow
in experience with education.
Seek understanding with reason
for the investigation of reality.
Let your ways be known to us;
your saving health among the nations.
Let people see the glory of your beauty.
Let people praise you for your glory.
The nations will be glad. We will sing for joy.
Actions will be judged for equity.
Fairness will guide all nations.
Beauty will radiate from hearts and minds.
Let people see the glory of your radiance.
Let people praise you for your glory.
The earth yields her increase.
We rejoice in the satisfaction of our needs.
The manifest destiny for people
is to govern government for all
within a living law that corrects
and rewards the goodness of safety
and health with reasonable risks.

Let people see the glory of your justice.
Let people praise you for your glory.
Let there be no killing or cruelty
to corrupt the direction of will.
Outlaw high crimes
as well as crime of any kind.

Charge those who pay
for wars of aggression,
genocide, or usury with high crime.
Let those guilty of crime serve time.

May all the ends of the earth
stand in awe of God’s blessing!
Let manifest destiny be chosen!
Government imposed by force
is not freely chosen.
There is a difference between working together for world peace and having a single world government. All nations benefit from seeking non-violent political and social solutions aimed at equity to monetary and economic problems created by inequity.
The international oligarchy for the industry of war has been using NATO to promote the belief that the manifest destiny of free government has to be imposed by military force. Free government cannot be imposed by force.
Government that is imposed by wars of aggression, genocide, torture or cruelty is tyrannical. It is not free. It does not represent the people as a unified body. It represents the elite who seek to take more than they had before they instigated war or excessive force.
Agents of high crime have to be charged and prosecuted by individual nations for jurisdictional order. International courts can investigate charges and make judgments also, but a host nation has to render punishment for the correction of the criminal behavior and the individual agent.
Pink Floyd – Shine On You Crazy Diamond
“Well we’ll cast off the shadow of yesterday’s triumph,
ride on the steel breeze.
Come on you boy child; winner and loser;
come on you fire; truth and delusion! Shine!”
Shine on; you crazy diamond!
Steve K.

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