Monday, August 15, 2011

How To Stop The Bleeding, Start Our Own Revolution, And Fix Our Country

(NOTE: These three pieces were written right after the 2008 election, before the advent of the TEA Party. I had found them the other day and thought they were still pretty relevant. So forgive me for them being a little outdated.)

"Let us re-adopt the Declaration of Independence and with it, the practices and policy which harmonize with it. Let the North and South-- let all Americans-- let all lovers of liberty everywhere join in the great and good work. If we do this, we shall not only have saved the Union, but we shall have so saved it as to make and keep it worthy of saving. We shall have so saved it that succeeding millions of free happy people the world over shall rise up and call us blessed to the latest generation."
                                                                                                                      Abraham Lincoln

Individually the American people are as honorable and as brave as ever. They still desire to do what is right, moral, and just. We haven't lost that. What we have lost, by design, is our ability to pull together and accomplish great things. To do what is right no matter the cost for ourselves, to sacrifice for the common good of our country, her allies and her people.

Winston Churchill said, "Americans will always do the right thing, after exhausting all other options." It is time for us to do the right thing and come together, against all odds and wishes of the powers that be. I don't mean for republicans and democrats to come together and pass their beloved massive bills, that only hurts our country. I mean for the American people from all races and creeds to come together and let these people know that we are their boss. They don't want us together, because together we would throw their behinds out of our house. So they, our "leaders" led us down this road to ruin.

What we need is new leaders. If an honorable person or group was to stand, if they believed in our principles, culture, morals, and our country we would follow and they would win. We don't need nor do we want those same tired old politicians that tell us how they understand us and then go out and do the same America killing actions. We need a leader that has walked a mile in our shoes. A true conservative, who cares nothing for what is expedient, but does what is right. Who recognizes our nations enemies and vows by any means necessary to keep them from hurting our people.

Andrew Hamilton said, "a struggle for liberty is in itself respectable and glorious, when conducted with magnanimity, justice, and humanity it ought to command the admiration of every friend of human nature." This is our struggle, to regain our lost liberty and it is a honorable one.

All the high sounding words, unfulfilled plans and broken promises of the past are not the answer. We need action. Sun Tzu said, "action without planning is folly, planning without action is futile." People call these wondrous words planting seeds. Well you can plant all the seeds you want, but sooner or later someone must tend the garden. Without which all those pretty words are for not.

We must help people to be unafraid, unafraid to speak and unafraid to stand. Show them the precious things has been stolen from them, what they have surrendered, but together what we can win back. Liberty! Let them know that hardships will occur, because anything worth having must be paid for. Frederick Douglas said, "you may not get all you pay for in this life, but you sure must pay for all you get." We must remember though that most people are like children. They rant and rave about wanting something, but when they begin to see they will have to sacrifice to get there they run back to Mom and Dad. They need leadership and direction, not just words.

Don't let them fear change, most people do. Remind them freedom is not free, it is earned with hard work and sacrifice. The craziest thing I ever heard is, "better and evil you know than one you don't." If the Sons of Liberty felt as such we would still be an English colony. No, you change that evil, and somehow if evil fills that void you roll your sleeves back up and change it too.

Nor should we let our people fear it to be too hard or that the system is too big to change. Thinking that way is what has gotten us to here, and how is that working for us? No task is too great when likeminded determined people join together for the common good. When people with conviction stand together, nothing or nobody can disband. Just like the Sons of Liberty.

They will be an example, a shining light for other likeminded people to rally to our cause. Thomas Jefferson said, "may it be to the world, what I believe it will be, the signal of arousing men to burst their chains under which monkish ignorance and superstition had persuaded them to bind themselves, and to assume the blessings and security of self-government."

But where is our Thomas Jefferson, our Samuel Adams, our Abraham Lincoln, or our Ronald Reagan? Where is our Sons, and Daughters of Liberty? Our revolution is waiting, conservatives are waiting, and America is waiting for its leader. If he or she would just stand we would follow.

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