We stand at an absolutely pivotal crossroads in our nation's history that may well determine our future and way of life for decades to come.
It is a crossroads that we as a people have been a long time coming to, with the pivotal events occurring mostly in the last hundred years, and now escalating much more rapidly in the 3-5 years.
So-called progressives, socialists, marxists, and those seeking to ignore or discard fundamental republican and moral principle, and our constitution, have pushed and pushed, have cajoled and cajoled, and have subverted our nation, calling the truth a lie as they have made progress towards their goa;l of "fundamentall changing" America. Many have fought them, but far too many have ignored the worsening condition, others have been bought and paid for through blackmail, bribes, or appeals to entitlement and vice, still others have been swayed, in the name of congeniality or "reason", to compromise, to have pleasant dialog, and to meet half way with those pushing for the end of our Constitutional Republic, our Free Market, and our way of life and liberty.
The problem is, if you are always meeting the opposition half way towards their position, if they keep stepping further and further back along a particular path...then you are drawn right along along that same path to the destination of their choosing. And that destination is not a constitutional republic, and is not liberty based on fundamental republican principle.
Such is the position we find ourselves in. Down one path at this crossroads lies an absolute fatal precipice for our constitutional republic, our liberty, and our traditional way of life. Along the other path lies a long and hard climb away from that precipice back to a place where our Republic and its Constitution can once again rest on firm and steady ground.
That firm ground is rooted in and founded upon fundamental principles and values. The principles are given to us by God in Heaven, the Creator, as our founders pointed out. It is He that has given us our rights and the principles that they are rooted in, not government, not "enlightened," so-called progressives.
The primary, most fundamental right bequeathed to us by God is the right to life.
And yet our society has become so twisted that the very definition of life...which is so obvious to anyone particpating with God in its creation, has been twisted and wrested.
Abortion on Demand, Abortion couched in corrupt law [warning:graphic image], is not a right...it is the opposite of the fundamental right to life. Killing an unbor baby never has been and never will eb an unalienable right. It is murder, and the result of a twisted and perverted since of entitlement on the part of politicians buying votes, and from individuals who seek to destroy the life growing within them because they have been schoooled, taught, and lured into believing it is a good form of birth-control, alleviating them of the responsibility of caring a baby to full term and thereby "inconvienencing" them.
Abortion is not a "family value"...it is the antithesis of family values and kills outright what otherwise would be the next innocent and loved member a family...either for those bearing the innocent child, or for those who are waiting in line to adopt the innocent child.
Today we seem this same twisted thinking now being applied to all forms of contraceptive, calling "pregnancy" and illness and a threat to the family. Demanding that all of society pay for it for others as if though it itself is a "right," when in truth, it is simply a choice to avoid responsibility and the far better option, both morally and societally to simply control themselves and abstain.
That our society has become so engrossed in entitlement, so fixated on convienence, and in the sick and twisted power of words being applied to actions that have no basis in the definition of those words or in reality...is indicative of the absolute critical nature of the crossroads we now find ourselves at.
Liberty is also our birthright from God...liberty based on fundamental moral principle...based on God's law. Thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not commit adultery, thou shall not steal, the golden rule, etc.
It is not liberty to take from another who has earned something and/or owns it, and give it to someone who has not. That is not "sharing", that is not "charity." It is out and out theft.
Yet our government practices such theft on a daily basis and thereby breaks faith with its founding principles and the compact which created it.
Politicians infest our land...few statesmen or true public servants can be found among them.
They are proud of the titles, "Policitian" and "Law Makers,". They have come to believe that it is their job to make more laws, and proudly answer to the title. They have created entire courses of study and degrees in "Political Science". But what America needs is not more politicians who compromise fundamental principles, but statesmen and true servants of the people who stand firm and hold fast to those fundamental princples.
Politicians buy and sell votes by hobbling together laws and acts that practice the aforementioned theft so they can economically enslave entire classes of people and turn them into poor wretches who do not even know the extent of their own bondage and the shackles that hold them fast in their economic and societal bounds Mindlessly voting for entitlements that are not theirs, and voting for the frauds who enact such "legislation" that takes them from others and unjustly, immorally, gives them to those who have not earned it, or have not received it as a free-will gift and charity from others.
"Bad men cannot make good citizens. It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains. A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience, is incompatible with freedom. No free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue; and by a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles." Patrick HenryAnd yet, despite the teachings and urgings of our founders to the contrary, here we are. Faced with existing and looming moral ruin and economic bankruptcy as the Free Market is dismantled before our very eyes by wanton marxists who are dedicated to and proud of precisely that "fundamental change".
They have no interest in the free market or maintaining it or helping it. They are interested in destroying it, along with our fundamental republican principles so they can build a marxist command economy on its ashes with themselves and their close supporters in charge.
That is the truth of the situation we face.
But events surrounding the current administration are opening a window of opportunity for all patriotic, traditional Americans who love life, liberty, and the opportunities those rights and the principles they are founded upon empower them with. The opportunity to work hard for and realize dreams and pass them on to their loved ones, or at the least bequeath them the same opportuinty in the same environment, is under assault, and it is clear that it is teetering on the same precipice we find ourselves standing next to.
But millions of Americans are waking up and they are not happy as they realize that their very liberty and their very opportunity to achieve and excel are being robbed from them.
In this situation, we must remember that there are certain foundational principles and institutions that we can hold fast to, rally around, and draw other Americans to on our journey up the steep path away from the precipice.
It does not require a "new" constitution. It does not require "new" amendments, it does not require losing any of our birth rights or the unalienable rights God in Heaven has given us and that our founders enumerated for us.
What it requires is that we, as patriotic, God-fearing, liberty-loving Americans stand and assert our way of life, our constitution, and our rights...and that we do so firmly, without equivocation, and without compromise as regards those birth rights, those unalienable rights, or those fundamental principles.
I will try and illustrate the nature of this by drawing on experiences I have had in life. They were taught to me by my mother and father, who in turn learned it from their parents, Who in turn learned it from many God-fearing and faithful generations before them, and on my Dad's side stretching back into the original colonies in the 1600s.
There are three oaths that I have taken in my lifetime that I hold inviolate.
They are oaths that I am willing...right here...right now...at any time to fight for, and if neccessary to die for.
First: I made a sacred vow and oath, when I came to Jesus Christ and was baptised in His name, to take His name upon me, to try and always have His countenance about me, and to obey His commandments and live as He would live. In so doing I repented of my sins and He saved me spiritually and took me to be His own...and I now go through life constantly reminded of that vow, of that oath and covenant I made with God and Him, and constantly seeking to be more like Him, being lifted up by Him when I fall, and trying to help others do the same. This basic principle, repeated millions of times over in this country, is, in reality, why we are free.So, these three oaths define what I fight and die for. They are the types of principles which we simply must re-enthrone in our public consciencessness and then elect executive and representatives with the same undertsanding. And that bring us right back to this crossroads.
GOD, FAMILY, COUNTRY.
These types of principle are what we rally around...irrespective of your denomination. Irrespective of your interpretation. Irrespective of whether you name Him Father in Heaven, or Nature's God. The principles apply and they are the foundation of this nation and the reason we have been the freest, the most charitable, the most prosperous, and strongest nation on earth.
Again, the founders and great thinkers and orators of the day understood how all of this tied together and warned against any tendancy to stray away from it.
"[I]f we and our posterity reject religious instruction and authority, violate the rules of eternal justice, trifle with the injunctions of morality, and recklessly destroy the political constitution which holds us together, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us, that shall bury all our glory in profound obscurity." Daniel WebsterAnd if we are true to those values and principles, we will not only remain that way, we will cast off the malaise, the darkness, the doomsayer attitudes of those who stand against these principles and we will overcome all enemies foreign and domestic, whatever the cost, and indeed bear "TRUE FAITH AND ALLEGIANCE" to our constitution and the fundamental, foundational principle upon which it rests.
We must make it painfully clear to the enemies of this nation, both foreign and domestic, that their push against these fundamental values and principles is at an end, and it is We the People who must inform them. In townhalls, at Tea Parties, on Forums, through talk radio, mailing and emailing our reps, faxing them, sharing woith our families, friends, and neighbors...wherever the people have their own voice and it is heard above the din of pundits, analyzers, so-called "experts", commentators, news anchors, and politicians...this is already happening at an accelerating rate all across this nation. We must now translate it to the ballot box, just as I beloieve we did in the 2010 mid-term elections when the same choices were before us.
We say to the progressives, the marxists, the statists, all those who stand arrayed against our Constitutional Republic and who want to fundamentall alter, change, and end it...the slide stops here. We say that the time has come for us to stand firm against the relentless push against liberty. we say that we will now lean into their assault, and push their efforts back the other way and cast them off into the dark depths that are their home.
If we do not forthrightly and unflinchingly face those who are seeking to subvert the fabric of our liberty now, and if we do not endeavor to pass these truths on to all those around us ... the time will come, as surely as night follows day, and as surely as our founders found, when our liberty will be under so grave a threat that we will be compelled to defeat the resulting tyranny (either foreign or domestic) by nothing short of the force of arms, just as our founders were forced to do. History is the great teacher. We either learn from it and endeavor with all our might to learn its lessons and not repeat them, or we will repeat them with an outcome that is not necessarily a forgone conclusion.
We must let the enemies of liberty know that we are not only willing to fight, but we are prepared to do so and to do so with extreme prejudice in defense of our constitution and the principles and values that serve as its foundation. Those enemies must understand that their fate will be so awful if they attempt extra-constitutional or totalitarian methods of supressing our rights and liberties, that they will not dare to do so.
As Ronald Reagen said, years ago, "It is a time for choosing."
Let us choose aright. If we do, the promise of our founders and their experience extends to us.
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. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. - Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775But if we choose wrong, we, or our children or grandchildren will live out the harsh warnings and lessons of history:
"Those people who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants."- William PennAnd for those who think that it cannot happen here. Once again, history teaches and tells us differently. Wake up and look around. It already is. As Sophocles wrote well over 23 centuries ago :
Far-stretching, endless TimeIt is a time to stand.
It is a time to be firm and unflinching.
It is a time to have faith, lean into the efforts of our adversaries and push them back!
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