All around the world we hear cries for a two-state solution to the crisis in the Middle East.
It’s no secret that Muslims refuse to live in peace and harmony with their Jewish neighbors. Thus, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, most of the Democratic Party and, indeed, much of the rest of the world call for further dividing the nation of Israel to create a new “Palestinian” state – as kind of a reward for 50 years of terrorism and the self-destructive hatred instigated by Arab Muslims against the Jewish state.
It never made sense to me, a former correspondent in the region and a Christian of Arabic ancestry whose grandparents fled the Middle East because Muslims were equally inhospitable to them.
But this idea of a two-state solution is growing on me.
Not for the Middle East, mind you – but for the United States of America.
America has not been more divided and polarized by fundamentally conflicting worldviews since the War Between the States.
That’s a fact.
Recently we witnessed the adherents to one worldview impose on the other a thoroughly illegal, immoral national health-care system that is doomed to total failure and bankruptcy.
Many Americans have had it. Dozens of states are lining up to challenge the legislation. Hundreds of thousands of citizens and organizations are likely to fight the coercive mandate in the courts.
It’s just the latest and most striking example of what has been going on in this country for too long – all because of irreconcilable differences in worldview.
One worldview looks to government for solutions to every problem under the sun – including made-up, phony, fraudulent “crises” like “global warming.”
The other worldview believes in self-government. It holds that government’s power must be strictly limited if we are to preserve liberty.
Unless we can separate ourselves from each other, one of these two worldviews is going to lose out.
We didn’t always have this problem in America, because the nation was founded on the principle of self-government, with strict limits on the power of Washington.
But, just like the Muslims in the Middle East, who don’t care about playing by the rules and don’t mind using force to get their way, neither do those in America who are statists.
It turns out most of the people in America who demand a two-state solution for Israel are statists. So surely they will see the wisdom of my plan. After all, what’s good for the goose is good for the gander.
If Israel should be forced to carve up its very limited real estate to placate armed and angry religious zealots who seek to destroy their way of life, I can’t imagine statists in America wouldn’t be willing to turn over part of this great big country to those of us who simply want to live under the rule of law and the will of the people.
What’s the difference?
Actually, with all the venomous rhetoric I hear from the statists about traditional Americans, I would think they would be enthusiastic about separation.
I certainly am.
The problem, of course, is that statists know their country wouldn’t last a month without all the productive people who make up non-statist America. Statism only works by bleeding people, preying on them, leeching off them, coercing them, taxing them and oppressing them. The statists know very well that non-statists have nowhere else to go – and that’s the way the statists like it. That’s the way they need it.
Still, unless we non-statists can take our country back in the near term, we may be forced to adopt my two-state solution without asking permission. After all, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution are on our side on this matter. It’s the statists who are breaking the rules.