Born in Pains
26 January, 2012
Born in Pains

 

Who said the United States of America is a young country? Probably those who do not know how old the republic and the democracy are there! Who said it is the land flowing with milk and honey where dollars are growing on trees like green leaves?

 

Probably those who have no idea what kind of pains this nation was born in! Who said that American people have always been as free and happy as they might seem to be today? Probably

those who have never read the story of the first Christian settlers and their cruel ecclesiastical rules to go by! America with its current blissful life and sense of human liberty has been in making in the last four centuries, and not even one out of those 400 years have been totally void of strained efforts to survive. America’s centuries-old and still functioning political organism was created by its Founding Fathers at the time when Georgia’s beleaguered King Erekle II was making a desperate use of his already blunted sword against Mohamed’s progeny. When Jefferson gave birth to his Declaration of Independence and Madison hammered out his text of the United States Constitution, Georgia was so distressed that it was anxiously looking for another stronger nation’s protectorate which had eventually turned out to be Russia. When Americans thought that their Constitution was not complete without mentioning in it the human rights, and amended the Law of the Land accordingly, Georgia was already enslaved under the burden of the Russian imperial Rule. Georgia was at that time wasting its national energy on a simple cause like physical survival. That’s all! Democratic political ideals and the issues of national freedom and independence – although ceaselessly smoldering in our patriotic hearts – had been put on the back burner for quite a while. The genuine national freedom and independence, a strongly organized republic, and a full-grown democracy are not the easiest things for a nation to acquire and maintain. Those are the political phenomena that need to be nursed and nourished for a long period of time. Those good things are not usually happening overnight. And they are always born in pain, sometimes so acute that certain nations cannot afford them without strife and skirmish between the active political forces of the country. Georgia’s sturdy and well-built political culture which will be capable of providing for a certain amount of peace and bliss to this nation might take the efforts of generations to come. America went through the array of those efforts and pains and has endured enumerable changes until it arrived at where it is now, although the useful alterations, conducive to better life would not have been possible unless the well-known American fundamental political documents like the Declaration of Independence, Constitution and the Bill of Rights had been put in place in their own time by the giants of the American political thought, who believed that providence too had played a role in those great doings. Hopefully the power of God’s providence will never abandon the Georgian nation, but our people’s ability to deliver accordingly will have to be reckoned and relied on as something even more important. We will never be helped by God unless we help ourselves readily, and do this as soon as it is possible.

 

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