I am inundated with emails about tea parties and protest marches outside of media outlets. I am sent notices of email and mail campaigns designed to sway someone in D.C. to our point of view. The people that send me this crap on a stick can please just stop. You have tried it over the last 10 months. Millions took to the streets in tea party protests and over 1.5 million descended on D.C. in the largest peaceful march in my memory. Liberal law makers were sent into hiding during the August recess because they couldn't face their constituents. What do you have to show for the time, effort, and money spent on all of the above activities?
Way back when the first tea parties took off last Apr. 15th, I said that the government was going to ignore us and hope that we faded away as they normally do. I said, and was later proven right, that they wouldn't take us seriously. April went away and people planned for the 4th of July. That, too, went off like a cannon, and still the Mainstream media and the Federal government ignored us. Thousands of Tea Parties had taken place in hundreds of cities and our leaders just yawned and called us racists and Nazis. Millions took part in Tea Parties the day the Conservatives descended on D.C. and the President holds a pep-rally the same day 3/4 of the country away and declares that he will not be stopped.
And still, we plan new demonstrations. Still, we send in letters in the mail and on email decrying the actions of our government. And nothing happens. Oh the government has slowed somewhat on their mad rush to 1930's Germany, but they are bound and determined to take us there, by hook or crook. And still we plan tea parties for NEXT YEAR!
Dear God in heaven, give me strength. I am sick of it. I've got a friend in AA that says that one form of insanity is to do the same thing over and over and expect a different reaction each time. Well, my friends, I've come to the conclusion that we are either cowards, or we're insane. We as a people, have gone as far as we're prepared to go. The problem is that the Dems understand this and aren't going to stop. I told you after the big protests that they may slow down but that they weren't going to stop. Not with Government health care or with Cap and Trade. Work continues on both, regardless of the fact that the majority of America is against it.
As I have said many times in the past, both here and on other blogs that I frequent, there is a natural progress that must be maintained if a people wish to have their will enforced by the government. Phone and mail campaigns, public demonstration and then into civil disobedience. If all of those are ignored then it becomes necessary for the people of the U.S.A. to rise up and reset this nation back to its original intent. It is time for us to move into civil disobedience and prepare for the uprising. Everything that has come to pass has been ignored. We have two choices at this point: First, we can except that we have lost and go back to our lives and let what is coming, come... Or we can prepare to have 2 million people descend on D.C. again with whatever weapons they own, loaded and slung on their shoulder in a peaceful show of force. And refuse to leave. Period. This will force the government to either change their direction or (and I admit this is much more likely) force them to escalate to the level of open armed conflict.
We should prefer the former but be ready and willing for the latter. The reason for my dissatisfaction is that I hear way too many people say they are ready for the eventuality of conflict but they are unwilling to do as our forefathers did and force the issue with civil disobedience. People have become comfortable in their little social groups and have ceased to move forward towards the goal of retaking the seats of power and installing a regime with the original intent of our Founders in mind.
If you are not willing to escalate this fight for our nations future, then please shut up and get out of the way of those that are willing to. Let me quote something for you, and you tell me if it isn't descriptive of our current state of affairs.
Patrick Henry - 03/23/1775
No man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed the House. But different men often see the same subject in different lights; and, therefore, I hope it will not be thought disrespectful to those gentlemen if, entertaining as I do opinions of a character very opposite to theirs, I shall speak forth my sentiments freely and without reserve. This is no time for ceremony. The questing before the House is one of awful moment to this country. For my own part, I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery; and in proportion to the magnitude of the subject ought to be the freedom of the debate. It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at truth, and fulfill the great responsibility which we hold to God and our country. Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings.
Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not [Jer. 5:21], the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it. I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging of the future but by the past. And judging by the past, I wish to know what there has been in the conduct of the British ministry for the last ten years to justify those hopes with which gentlemen have been pleased to solace themselves and the House. Is it that insidious smile with which our petition has been lately received? Trust it not, sir; it will prove a snare to your feet. Suffer not yourselves to be betrayed with a kiss [Matt. 26:48]. Ask yourselves how this gracious reception of our petition comports with those warlike preparations which cover our waters and darken our land. Are fleets and armies necessary to a work of love and reconciliation? Have we shown ourselves so unwilling to be reconciled that force must be called in to win back our love? Let us not deceive ourselves, sir. These are the implements of war and subjugation; the last arguments to which kings resort. I ask gentlemen, sir, what means this martial array, if its purpose be not to force us to submission? Can gentlemen assign any other possible motive for it? Has Great Britain any enemy, in this quarter of the world, to call for all this accumulation of navies and armies? No, sir, she has none. They are meant for us: they can be meant for no other. They are sent over to bind and rivet upon us those chains which the British ministry have been so long forging. And what have we to oppose to them? Shall we try argument? Sir, we have been trying that for the last ten years. Have we anything new to offer upon the subject? Nothing. We have held the subject up in every light of which it is capable; but it has been all in vain. Shall we resort to entreaty and humble supplication? What terms shall we find which have not been already exhausted? Let us not, I beseech you, sir, deceive ourselves. Sir, we have done everything that could be done to avert the storm which is now coming on. We have petitioned; we have remonstrated; we have supplicated; we have prostrated ourselves before the throne, and have implored its interposition to arrest the tyrannical hands of the ministry and Parliament. Our petitions have been slighted; our remonstrances have produced additional violence and insult; our supplications have been disregarded; and we have been spurned, with contempt, from the foot of the throne! In vain, after these things, may we indulge the fond hope of peace and reconciliation. There is no longer any room for hope. If we wish to be free-- if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending--if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained--we must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight! An appeal to arms and to the God of hosts is all that is left us!
They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot? Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power. The millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us [2 Chron. 32:8]. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone [Eccl. 9:11]; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable--and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come.
It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace-- but there is no peace [Jer. 6:14]. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle [Matt. 20:6]? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!