July 04, 2008

Happy 4th of July


It's that greatest day of history yet again; the day when courageous men pledged their sacred honor to bring forth a new nation dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal and have certain God-given unalienable rights.

They proposed something that had never truly existed before; a nation whose government was to be the servant of the people rather than the people existing to serve the State. This country hasn't always lived up to that ideal, but it's always TRIED to do so.

As an immigrant, I feel that perhaps sometimes I have a greater feeling for what that ideal truly means more than one who has had the honor of just growing up under it's shelter; taking for granted that our system is the 'natural order of things'.

That is our greatest strength and our greatest weakness; we here can take for granted that we have the freedom to succeed and be what we wish without interference from government, but it seems that too many of us also take for granted that that is the way it will always be, regardless whether we actively defend that freedom or not.

You might say that we are a victim of our own success. We have been so free and independent for so long that we think it is the 'natural' order of things and that we don't have to work to keep that condition intact. Too many of us are not willing to sacrifice anything to the ideal that we were founded upon; indeed many actively work against those who are willing to lay it all on the line for freedom's sake, calling them "warmongers" or "uncompassionate", or, dreaded most of all in a PC/Diversity = All worldview, "Racist/Capitalist/Imperialists".

Freedom has never been free, our Forefathers knew that when they risked everything to wrest it from their British overlords. I weep when I see how all too many today are willing to give up some or all of that freedom, in their own ignorance to the false idol of Political Correctness, and the selfish wish to be sheltered by a Nanny State.


It's not yet too late to reaffirm the ideals that were created and promalgated by some of the wisest men in history, the first leaders of our great nation.
Some, but by no means all, of these ideas include:

1) All men are created equal under the eyes of God. (no hereditary classes)

2) All men should have the opportunity to succeed (or maybe sometimes even more importantly, Fail !) to the best of their own natural ability without undue interference from the State.

3) All men have the right, nay, the DUTY to provide for the protection of his own person, his family, his neighbors and his PROPERTY from any and all that would threaten same, up to, and INCLUDING a despotic turn of our own government. (People, THAT is what the 2ND. Amendment IS all about!)

4) All Men have the right to:

A) Speak freely without fear of reprisal from the Government.

B) Have the right to worship (or NOT worship) in any manner they please
without fear of reprisal.

C) Have the right to freely assemble in public to request redress of
grievances from the State.

D) Have the right to keep the fruits of their own labor as much as possible
congruent to the barest need of the State to maintain it's own viability.
( that least amount of taxation needed to maintain those
responsibilities of the government to provide for the common good, ie
infrastructure, defense, and law enforcement.)

So as we celebrate another birthday of our Nation, let us resolve to re-examine the state of our nation and try to re-affirm and re-apply the wisdom that our Forefathers imparted to guide us 232 years ago.

We can stop the slow dissolution that we are experiencing in these modern times by going back to those basics that made our Nation great. The Founding Fathers gave us the framework, we need to have the courage to rely upon ourselves again within that framework, and stop looking to government to be our nanny. When you make government your failsafe protector/provider/caretaker, you make that government your master. That is NOT the ideal that we were founded under, and if we allow ourselves to slip into that state without a fight, we will deserve the chains we will bear.

Last and not least, remember that it is the courage and self-sacrifice of the members of our armed services that are the reason we have the freedoms that we yet still enjoy; any freedoms that we have lost are due to the inattention, and, yes, in some ways, cowardice, of our general voting public.

The Sheepdogs have done their duty without fail, but the Sheeple have sometimes let the Wolves in the door behind the Sheepdogs' backs.


UPDATE: 1,215 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines raised their right hands and committed to a combined 5,500 years of additional service during the largest reenlistment ceremony in the history of the American military. ; what made it even more poignant was the locacation where the cermony was held, the Al Faw Palace in Baghdad built by Saddam Hussein.

Here is video of the ceremony:

Members of all services, representing all 50 states took the oath administered by Gen. David Petraeus, Commander of Multi-National Forces Iraq.

Petraeus, reiterating earlier remarks made by Command Sergeant Major Hill, said that the unprecedented ceremony sends a “message to friend and foe alike.” He told those assembled that it is “impossible to calculate the value of what you are giving to our country . . . For no bonus, no matter the size, can adequately compensate you for the contribution each of you makes as a custodian of our nation’s defenses.”

I think todays ceremony puts the lie to the lily livered Leftist Traitors contentions,(people such as as REID, Pelosi, Waters, and Murtha to name just a few) that the American people aren't willing to continue in their just war against Islamic Facism.

There is still hope as long as we still have enough Sheepdogs to protect us and we ignore the traitorous rantings of the sheeple Left.


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I *LOVE* that the swearing in took place in one of Hussein's former palaces. Love it, love it, love it. Freedom where dictatorship once existed.

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