A house divided against itself cannot stand . . .

13 Dec

I’ve had this document, an anonymous email, for several months. I don’t remember the date I received it or who sent it. Regardless of its authenticity and its accuracy in projecting the future of the United States, the work is well written and if true, should give us pause to contemplate our future and to perhaps consider possible solutions to avoid following the problems that are destroying some European nations. Recent events have altered the e-mail’s message, specifically the 2012 presidential election, but its message still rings true.

In addition to passing this writing on, I will quote Abraham Lincoln. In 1858 he was nominated by the Illinois Republican Party to the United States Senate, and later was elected to the presidency of the United States. In his acceptance speech to the Senate nomination, he said in reference to slavery that, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” He lost the election to the Senate but two years later he became the president of the United States, and following his election President Lincoln guided the nation through four brutal years of civil war to bring the two factions together.

Today our nation is again divided against its self. How many years will we need to reunite ourselves and become a whole nation again?

The following dissertation is the anonymous email I received:

Let’s take a stand

If you read ancient history you will find that every nation since Christ’s day has died of old age in about 250 years. Rome was the exception, because they were a warring nation from Christ’s birth until 500 years later, when Rome dominated the European/Asian/African continents. Not a pretty picture.

I think this is the best email ever, but you decide on November 6, 2012. This is the best explanation of what is happening in America that I have heard. Please pass it on. It may actually make folks think.


The folks who are getting free stuff, don’t like the folks who are paying for the free stuff, because the folks who are paying for the free stuff can no longer afford to pay for both the free stuff and their own stuff.

The folks who are paying for the free stuff want the free stuff to stop, and the folks who are getting the free stuff want even more free stuff on top of the free stuff they are already getting.

The people who are forcing the people to pay for the free stuff have told the people who are RECEIVING the free stuff that the people who are PAYING for the free stuff are being mean, prejudiced and racist.

The people who are GETTING the free stuff have been convinced they need to hate the people who are paying for the free stuff by the people who are forcing some people to pay for their free stuff, and giving them the free stuff in the first place.

We have let the free stuff giving go on for so long that there are now more people getting free stuff than there are people paying for the free stuff.

Now understand this: All great democracies have committed financial suicide somewhere between 200 and 250 years after being founded. The reason? The voters figured out they could vote themselves money from the treasury by electing people who promised to give them money from the treasury in exchange for electing them.

Thomas Jefferson said it best: “The democracy (Republic) will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who are not willing to work.”

The United States officially became a Republic in 1776, 235 years ago. The number of people now getting free stuff outnumbers the people paying for the free stuff. We have one chance to change that on Nov 6th, 2012. Failure to change that spells the end of the United States as we know it.


A nation of sheep breeds a government of wolves.


Let’s take a stand:

Obama: Gone

Borders: Closed

Language: English only

Culture: Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.

Drug Free: Mandatory Drug Screening before Welfare

NO freebies to: Non-Citizens

Only 86% will send this on. Should be 100%. What will you do?

The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money—Margaret Thatcher

Note: I realize that certain changes have come about since I received this email, but the basic points are the same. The election of 2012 is over and at the time of this posting none of the points of the message have changed. Perhaps our nation will somehow manage to close the divide and become as one again, if not in the coming four years then perhaps in future elections. I have serious doubts that either will occur.

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.


Posted by on December 13, 2012 in Obama administration, politics


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4 responses to “A house divided against itself cannot stand . . .

  1. Deanna Jones

    December 13, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    I’m wondering how to switch from the provider to the receiver….
    God help us all!

    • thekingoftexas

      December 16, 2012 at 6:18 am

      Hi, Deanna,

      Thanks for visiting and thanks for the comment. Good luck on switching from the provider to the receiver. I became a receiver when I retired and filed for Social Security payments. Yep, that’s considered well-fare, right along with food stamps, Medicaid and numerous other giveaways from our federal government.

      As you know, Social Security recipients received a whopping 1.7 percent raise for 2013. However—and that’s a big however—my tax return for 2012 was forwarded to Social Security and the 1.7 percent raise was duly added to my monthly pittance, but those worthies in Washington performed a means-test on my 2012 income and my benefit was reduced accordingly. I’ve been drawing SS for fifteen years and my pension was raised several times in that period, but this is the first time a means-test was applied. The action was undoubtedly mandated by that $%^*+@# abomination called ObamaCare. I fervently hope that there will be no future cost-of-living raises—I can’t afford them!

  2. DeAnn

    February 1, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Hey King … Hope you’re well!

    • Mike Dyer

      November 5, 2014 at 7:43 am

      Hi, DeAnn – As we Spanish-speaking folks like to say,”Mucho thanko!” I am well, but I am ashamed that it took me almost two years to reply to your comment on this posting. I ignored my eighty-second birthday on this year (September 19), and I am happily racing toward the century mark.

      I trust that your family and your pets are well, and that you are still painting and flying high.

      The King of Texas (AKA Mike Dyer)


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