E Pluribus Unum

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Political correctness and diversity as chains on personal freedom

Submitted: August 04, 2018

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E Pluribus Unum

 

I heard the last of the Munchkins passed away the other day. In a kind of memorial, I watched the Wizard of Oz today for at least the sixtieth time. After all these years, it’s still a better movie than the trash coming out of Hollywood. But, that’s beside the point. Tonight, I was struck by the wizard’s promise to Dorothy that he would transport her back to the land of E Pluribus Unum. When I heard that, I couldn’t help but think about how nice that would be.

E Pluribus Unum is the motto suggested by the committee Congress appointed on July 4, 1776, to design "a seal for the United States of America." The seal design went through several revisions, but the motto was included in them all. The Latin phrase means, “From many, one.” It is an allusion to the union between the states and the federal government. Thirteen independent and diverse states joined together to make one nation.

One nation united by one Constitution. Thirteen states founded upon thirteen different charters, each coining its own money, holding different religious beliefs and prominent churches, each with varying ideas about taxes and widely different degrees of difficulty when it comes to assimilation and community. In other words, every citizen free to think, do business, hold property, and be secure in his person no matter his political convictions. America is meant to be a diverse union of independents.

The land of E Pluribus Unum is bound headlong to into the hell of social and political slavery that is falsely called diversity. True diversity knows nothing of “correctness.” Each man free to be and believe what he wishes without coercion to conform to a standardized social correctness will produce diversity. No awareness training is needed. A nation united by the rule of law needs no thought police; needs no chorus demanding compliance with a single view.

He would be a wonderful wizard indeed who could take me back there.


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