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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Independence Day III

Americans have formally declared Independence twice in our history.

In 1776 Americans declared Independence from the Tyranny of the King.  We won that one.

In 1860 Americans declared Independence from the Tyranny of Washington.  We lost that one.

Independence Day III is coming.

You and I will soon have no choice but to stand and be counted for the premise of Liberty and Natural Law.  They will try to kill us for our beliefs.  They will kill many of us, and they may kill us all.

Every man and woman reading this has a choice.  Remain on bent knee, or stand tall and defend yourself.

I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!

I encourage you to read the original call to arms and contemplate it deeply this weekend.  I doubt we will see our next 4th of July at peace...

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St. John's Church, Richmond, Virginia
March 23, 1775.

MR. PRESIDENT: No man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed the House. But different men often see the same subject in different lights; and, therefore, I hope it will not be thought disrespectful to those gentlemen if, entertaining as I do, opinions of a character very opposite to theirs, I shall speak forth my sentiments freely, and without reserve. This is no time for ceremony. The question before the House is one of awful moment to this country. For my own part, I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery; and in proportion to the magnitude of the subject ought to be the freedom of the debate. It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at truth, and fulfil the great responsibility which we hold to God and our country. Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offence, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the majesty of heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings.

Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.

I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided; and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging of the future but by the past. And judging by the past, I wish to know what there has been in the conduct of the British ministry for the last ten years, to justify those hopes with which gentlemen have been pleased to solace themselves, and the House? Is it that insidious smile with which our petition has been lately received? Trust it not, sir; it will prove a snare to your feet. Suffer not yourselves to be betrayed with a kiss. Ask yourselves how this gracious reception of our petition comports with these war-like preparations which cover our waters and darken our land. Are fleets and armies necessary to a work of love and reconciliation? Have we shown ourselves so unwilling to be reconciled, that force must be called in to win back our love? Let us not deceive ourselves, sir. These are the implements of war and subjugation; the last arguments to which kings resort. I ask, gentlemen, sir, what means this martial array, if its purpose be not to force us to submission? Can gentlemen assign any other possible motive for it? Has Great Britain any enemy, in this quarter of the world, to call for all this accumulation of navies and armies? No, sir, she has none. They are meant for us; they can be meant for no other. They are sent over to bind and rivet upon us those chains which the British ministry have been so long forging. And what have we to oppose to them? Shall we try argument? Sir, we have been trying that for the last ten years. Have we anything new to offer upon the subject? Nothing. We have held the subject up in every light of which it is capable; but it has been all in vain. Shall we resort to entreaty and humble supplication? What terms shall we find which have not been already exhausted? Let us not, I beseech you, sir, deceive ourselves. Sir, we have done everything that could be done, to avert the storm which is now coming on. We have petitioned; we have remonstrated; we have supplicated; we have prostrated ourselves before the throne, and have implored its interposition to arrest the tyrannical hands of the ministry and Parliament. Our petitions have been slighted; our remonstrances have produced additional violence and insult; our supplications have been disregarded; and we have been spurned, with contempt, from the foot of the throne. In vain, after these things, may we indulge the fond hope of peace and reconciliation. There is no longer any room for hope. If we wish to be free² if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending²if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained, we must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight! An appeal to arms and to the God of Hosts is all that is left us!

They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance, by lying supinely on our backs, and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot? Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power. Three millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations; and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable²and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come.

It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace²but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!

7 comments:

  1. George Washington was a wise and well-counseled man. Among the many things he said were these, which I find particularly apropriate today:

    On the fundamental right of the people - The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government.

    On political parties - The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism.

    On preparedness - If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War.

    On discipline - Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.

    And lastly - Government is not reason and it is not eloquence. It is force! Like fire it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.

    WE HAVE BEEN WARNED

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    1. LT, great comment to followup and compliment it. An effective 1-2 combo that offers a TKO when read and the content of the appeal of call to arms in real time. Need we ponder any longer what history and the facts serve us daily? Good stuff on this post.

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  2. Crush humanity out of shape once more, under similar hammers, and it will twist itself into the same tortured forms. Sow the same seed of rapacious license and oppression over again, and it will surely yield the same fruit according to its kind.
    ...
    The time was to come, when that wine too would be spilled on the street-stones, and when the stain of it would be red upon many there!


    There! There! Alas, there it is, which once again hast reared its head from depths of contorted soul. Leviathan, thou beast, and ravenous in rising, too...

    Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control,
    These three alone lead life to sovereign power.
    Yet not for power (power of herself
    Would come uncall'd for) but to live by law,
    Acting the law we live by without fear;
    And, because right is right, to follow right
    Were wisdom in the scorn of consequence.

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  3. There are no choices Sam, the fire in my belly tells me so.

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  4. In Jeremiah 51, the Lord says to the people who shall destroy Babylon...
    ""You are My war-club, My weapon of war; And with you I shatter nations, And with you I destroy kingdoms." There remains little doubt of the similarities between Babylon the great harlot, and the present state of the country we find ourselves in, with our Godless ruler in the Rainbow House.... and here we are... at our likely last 4th without real fireworks. ..
    And here we go... you all can operate a charging handle, or a bolt... or knot up some rope...
    stormfriend sends

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  5. With the White House more concerned with guys sucking their husbands dick than the state of the nation and trying like hell to crush white christian history, we don't have long before the heathens really come out to play. The rule of law is meaningless and the masses are just catching on to the fact that if the upper echelon don't have to follow the rules then they don't either. Once that thought really catches traction it should get pretty sporty. God has turned his back, corruption reigns supreme, plan accordingly

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    1. I agree, with one exception - God did not turn His back on us... our society turned its back on Him. As such, He is just giving us what we have insisted upon having...

      WE HAVE BEEN WARNED

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