Who should determne our future ?

Is it true that “Whatever will be, will be.”?

By W J Anthony

The problems of our society probably seem overwhelming to many people, and so it also seemed, when I began to write an email reply to a friend who thought there was no solution for the survival of humanity.

In reality, that outlook possibly tempts many sincere people.  Can any American expect to change the foreign policy of the US Government, which provided huge investments of taxes in fomenting wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya and now in Syria to economically and socially ruin independent third world nations who refuse to be controlled by huge international corporations?  Has any American been able to persuade any US President to follow, as his top priority, the promotion of jobs that are essential for Americans to achieve an economic prosperity without the terror of war?

While sitting at my computer keyboard, ready to reply to my friend, my memory recalled the number one hit song “Que Sera Sera” that I heard sung many years ago by Doris Day.  I asked myself, why did the end of each verse repeat the words, “Whatever will be, will be”?  Was it, perhaps, intended for the words to suggest to the listener that the outcome of our Government’s policies is really beyond the control of America’s people?  That thought led me to search Google on the internet and find the lyrics in English, wanting to find why those words were so popular and if they were able to influence “we the people” to believe that we can not cause or determine the outcome of the future by our efforts to govern ourselves.

What came to mind was an answer to the question of my friend, who asked, “What can we do?”

The second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence, says that the nation into which I was born, was founded on self-evident truths.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.  That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.  That whenever any Form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”

Those words confirmed for me that, we, the people, have the God-given authority and the responsibility to shape our Government to create a society with the abilities to use the potential of our natural and human resources to produce and distribute the goods and services that can satisfy the lives of “we the people” and thereby determine What we the people will allow to be!

While the meaning of the words of the Declaration of Independence were touching my mind and soul, an email arrived from Patriot Newswire which offered the opportunity to view and hear the recent speech of Dr. Benjamin S. Carson at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC.

See and listen for yourself if we should allow whatever will be, to be:


Whatever will be …will be.

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