Monday, October 7, 2013

Patrick Henry said it, "Rise Up!"

I cannot stress enough times that the American public for the most part is blissfully clueless to the history of our great nation.  Today, the majority believe capitulation and comprise are a formidable plan for having a sound government.  But I say to you that capitulation and compromise are the spine and intestinal fortitude of the feckless and craven.  Capitulation and compromise are the attributes of those who seek gain at our expense. 

Patrick Henry understood this truth well. 

March 23, 1775, from St. John's Church in Richmond Virginia, Henry said: "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. Three 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.

"Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace, but there is no peace. 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? 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!"

Our enemies are not hidden. They are those who oppose the will of We the People and those who would render our traditions and Constitution of no effect. We must rise up with one accord and refuse to obey a government that seeks to imprison us for daring to demand our right to exercise independence. Many years ago men and women gave their lives so we could enjoy freedom. Will we now  decide their blood and sacrifice meant nothing?

It's time to rise up and tell Obama and all politicians who abuse us, "We will not suffer same quietly." The power lies with us. It is time we understood that. Let's say no to an over-reaching and parasitic government engorging itself on We the People. A government that seeks to regulate our thoughts and behavior and that seeks to control the extent of our freedoms.

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