Tomorrow is the 4th of July, 2009. It's been 233 years since our Founders pledged their lives and fortunes to start this, the greatest country in the history of Mankind. Over the last 233 years countless men and women have given their all to secure and keep the Freedom and Liberty that we enjoy.
Currently we, as a nation, are in a crisis. I'm not speaking of the financial recession, as we will always fight our way free of such things, regardless of the painful costs. I'm talking about a crossroads. We are at a crossroads that each and every great society comes to at one point or another in their histories. A self-defining moment where the course that the nation will take is dependant upon the action or inaction of the body politic. If actions are taken perhaps the national identity and path are saved from ruin or if the wrong actions are taken, the end is hastened. The same with no action, can also be argued.
However, we are at a moment in our history where the paths are clear. Inaction on the part of the Conservative base will leave us in darkness where our freedoms and liberties will be further and faster eroded over the next very few years. Tomorrow, if reports are to be believed, there will be larger and more numerous "Tea Parties" going on from coast to coast. If you are able, find one. Raise your voice and let it ring from one end of this great land to the other. Shout your rage at the rising tide of Socialism and Marxism that is being pumped into the veins of this nation like the poisonous drug, heroin.
Just like heroin, socialism/Marxism addicts the citizen so that it cannot live without the "benefits" that they receive from continuously receiving regular fixes. The will for anything more than the next "fix" is sublimated and illuminated. Also like heroin, the withdrawal from socialism is painful and sickening. The drug and the political movement will both try to force the individual to give over trying to shake the habits that have become so familiar. Only through perseverance and a tolerance for self-inflicted pain will we as a nation come out to see the bright and shining city on the hill that Reagan saw.
So tomorrow, go and fire your fireworks if you must. But find your "Tea Party", find your voice and rage against the dark. Rage against the wolves that are howling at our doors to devour the Liberties that we hold so dear. We are indeed at a crossroads. Decide friends, if you are willing to dedicate your lives and your fortunes to fighting the coming soft tyranny. Soft tyrannies ALWAYS mutate into hard tyrannies. This one will be no different. Those of you who say, I will go this far and no farther might as well go home and wait, for the taxman commeth. Tell him "Yessir, here ya go sir." and hand over your money and the future wealth and libertiesof your children. You have, by stepping aside in the time of decision earned your fate and sealed that of your proginy.
The time is past for any to stand on the sidelines. The Enemy is expecting the silent majority of this nation to whine and then go back to their lives. This we can no longer afford. This is a call to arms, my friends. Those that can fight with their words, must do so. For in a very short amount of time, if we stand by our principles, the Enemy will move against us. In that moment, we must then be resolved to band together. We will not be able to stand on our own and only see to our own. Face this truth my friends. Or face the wolves alone.
Sidebar: Sunday, my wife , myself, and our children will be leaving on an extended trip. I will not , in all probability be able to answer emails and posts until after the 12th. Please continue to visit and post as I will be checking and reading if I am able.
Until we can speak again, God bless you and Keep your powder dry.