“From all our world, our younger generation will be tempered in the forge of war, struggle and derision. Their new country will stand on a foundation of our blood and the written words of their constitution will be by quill, dipped in their blood.”
Our founding fathers, some would consider them brilliant men, joined together to create three imperfect but amazing documents, The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution and The Bill of Rights. But the war for independence was already being waged by the time they started crafting these documents. They went into battle with a firm idea of what they fought for, 'Freedom,' but no original foundation on which to build.
Feeling the heartbeat of today's Patriot movement, I am starting to see a meme arise in some discussions. Those Patriots that question what they are fighting for? They proclaim that the old constitution is so flawed as to be of no value today. They worry that we have no 'new' founding fathers, to whom will fall the duty of creating a new constitution. So if they can't rely on restoring the old constitution and creating a new constitution is beyond our capabilities, then what are they fighting for?
First thought is that they are defeatist, and we all know going into battle with that attitude will kill many. So I say lets start the discussion now, what is it we wish to leave the next generation?
Next generation? Yes, looking around me I realize a majority of us Patriots may not survive this war, so the fruit of this fight becomes, what we leave to our children.
Personally, I believe with whole heart that our 'old' Constitution should remain our law of the land. I say it did not fail us, we failed it. That 18th century document was created for individuals who strove for a moral life. The majority believed in God and self reliance, they understood what was just and the need to help their fellow man. We're they perfect, of course not, but that is what makes the Constitution so amazing.
I think the Constitution over time has suffered corruption, corruption that mirrors our society's devolution. The structure of the house maybe rotting but the foundation is whole and sound.
This is not about what I believe, but about having a conversation. About having a clear goal for which to strive and possessing the confidence of our convictions.
What do you say?
What do you fight for?
- Emily Disraeli