an excerpt from here
"They stood faithful to the oath that our Founders gave us: To bear true faith and allegiance-- not to a man; not to the land; not to a political party, but to an idea. That idea is liberty, God-given, inalienable liberty as codified in the Constitution of the United States. We swear, as did they, an oath to defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. And throughout the years they paid in blood and treasure the terrible price of that oath. That was their day. This is ours. The clouds we can see on the horizon may be a simple rain or a vast hurricane, but there is a storm coming. Make no mistake."
I believe with all of my heart that most people do not get it. Day after day i hear and see arguments over skin color, the all mighty dollar, what kind of car some is driving, how they let their kids hair look like, or who has the "beast dressed" plaque for the day. All of these mundane arguments are about "the idea" listed above. These arguments lead to a constriction of the idea of Liberty, and it pisses me off.
Johnny is "black" and Timmy is "white, I don't give a F*(K, they are equal and bland in my eyes.
Ronald is "wasteful" with his money and Sally is too frugal, I don't give a F*(K, it is their money.
Can you believe Joe's son has purple hair, and a tattoo, I don't give a F*(K, it is their family.
My khakis are from the Gap, I don't give a F*(K, mine were on sale and they are MINE.
Liberty is more than a principle it is a way of life, they only life if you ask me. We tend to look at extreme cases of oppression
2ND Amendment Violations
Don't get me wrong those are large problems, and sadly very real problems. But in our LIFE we can stop the small infringements that lead to the large ones.
"Our war is a Spiritual War, our great Depression is our lives" Tyler Durden Fight Club
With Liberty we have control over our lives, we can win the war and stay off the depression.
Freedom is not only a state of being but a state of mind.
"The Spartans at Thermopolae knew this. The fighting Jews of Masada knew this, when every man, woman and child died rather than submit to Roman tyranny. The Texans who died at the Alamo knew this. The frozen patriots of Valley Forge knew this. The "expendable men" of Bataan and Corregidor knew this. If there is one lesson of Hitlerism and the Holocaust, it is that free men, if they wish to remain free, must resist would-be tyrants at the first opportunity and at every opportunity. Remember that whether they come as conquerors or elected officials, the men who secretly wish to be your murderers must first convince you that you must accept them as your masters. Free men and women must not wait until they are "selected," divided and herded into Warsaw Ghettos, there to finally fight desperately, almost without weapons, and die outnumbered." (Agan the full Text is here)
"Liberty or Death" is more than a Patrick Henry quote, it is a two way street. You ar either living under one or the other, but you are also directing those around you towards one or the other.
Deus meus iudex est,