Civil disobedience: is it time?
We have a man occupying the White House that has stealthily declared
himself king. We have a criminal in charge of the Justice Department
(credit given to Rick Oltman for coining this title). Holder is bad but
not the only one perverting our Rule of Law. Our Manchurian president
has appointed as many foxes as he could find to guard all the hen houses
in the country. Our Alien in Chief (again credit given to Rick Oltman
for coining this title) has also shut down jobs, destroyed our
prosperity, assaulted our Christian principles, given our stimulus money
to foreign countries, and supported the Muslim Brotherhood’s rebellion
in Egypt. It should be no surprise that our Alien in Chief has gone out
of his way to protect other aliens – legality notwithstanding, The list
goes on and on resulting in our loss of sovereignty, loss of prosperity,
loss of our religious liberty, and the destruction of our
Constitutional principles at every corner turned.
On top of all of this, we have wimps
representing us in Congress and the Senate who do not legislate
properly, and legislators on the bench who either don’t understand our Constitution or are committed to changing it
to conform to their personal ideologies. Whatever happened to their
oath of office that requires them to protect this country from foreign
as well as domestic enemies? This country has suffered a coup de tat of
epic proportions and those in charge of the hen house continue to crow
as if everything is fine back on the farm.
Doom and gloom would almost be a foregone conclusion – except for two
things: the supernatural Spirit that led us in the creation of this
country and the human spirit of those who pledged their lives, their
treasures and their sacred honor to follow the Spirit’s call for the
cause of liberty. Does that Spirit exist today and will it preserve what
it once created? Not if we continue to play-along-to-get along.
Compromise is only considered a virtue by those without a backbone.
Freedom has a price, as it did back in the 1700s. Hopefully this
generation is willing to pay it.
Two questions: Do we have the moral fortitude to preserve
liberty and do we understand when civil disobedience becomes our civic
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. The battle, sir, is
not to the strong alone; 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. 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!
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