Tuesday, July 7, 2009

"Into the storm, and through the storm."



Prepare yourselves befittingly, to conquer or to perish.
Nearly a quarter-millennium ago, a hand-full of concerned individuals united to drive back the darkness of imperialist tyranny from our coasts and clear out a "Galt's gulch" if you will; a veritable Rock of Salvation in this drifting world: A place for men who wanted to be independent and self-reliant, not constantly bowing and scraping to alleged "noble" inbreds who were anything but nobility. These men knew the true nature of government. They had learned from dear-bought experience, yet prevailed to prosper anyway. They already had security; they treasured freedom more! One of them became the voice of liberty and etched on parchment words that should be etched in stone:

"We hold these truths to be self evident; that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed...That whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it; and institute new government...And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance upon...divine providence, we mutually pledge to eachother, our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor."
- from the Declaration of Independence by Thomas Jefferson

It's becoming undeniably clearer as days go by that these principles are not as valued as they once were. Freedom requires responsibility and diligence, so many opt for the free lunch and the armchair attitude of "let someone else do it for me, instead." Thanks to this trend, the looters and moochers will soon outnumber the creators and producers. The trend is not irreversible, but that reversal must come soon: Sudden, sullen and stark changes loom on the horizon. If we summon the courage of the founders to do what we must, we can move forward into bright sunny uplands, but if we fail, then all we love and cherish will be lost forever. Because too many lust to live at the expense of their fellow man and constantly appeal to power for license of their perverse egotism, the struggle for freedom - by its very definition - is never-ending. It may be verbal, political or physical, but it must always be a struggle! Show me how much bribery the willfully ignorant are willing to accept for their allegiance; how much robbery and plunder of their neighbors they will gladly tolerate, aid and abet by silent complicity, and I will show you how much tyranny and injustice must finally be imposed by force upon them! If you join the battle against the dying of the Light by refusing to hand over your individual sovereignty and rights to the collectivists for a "temporary measure" of counterfeit security, America lives on. If not, we'll sink into the morass of a new Dark Age, made more sinister and protracted by the darkness of false and perverted science.
You are the only future Liberty has!

2 comments:

Ruled by King Leo said...

That's why I am fully behind this recession.

Ted Amadeus said...

Oh...So it's all YOUR damned fault, eh!?