Monday, January 17, 2011

the need for division

"Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace-- but there is no peace. The war is actually begun!...Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?"
What would today's pundits on the right and left who call for "cooperation" say about Patrick Henry?
They would call him "divisive." They would tell him the parties need to work together so the nation can "move forward," and on and on--the same tired phrases and platitudes they always use to intimidate those who resist America's descent into collectivism.

The fact is, Patrick Henry's battle then is our's now.
The fact is, the need for resistance to the machinations and ideas of the collectivists is essential if America is to regain her Liberty.

I say "regain" because the Liberty of We the People is already lost and in peril of being irretrievably so. Even as I type, the central planners in Washington are planning more and more ways they can encroach upon our liberties; more entitlements, more debt, more confiscation and more intrusiveness and control in every aspect of our lives.

This must be fought and resisted by every honorable means. Patrick Henry did not fail us––he alone is the reason we have a bill of Rights. We no longer have that Bill of Rights as it was written, because activist courts have gerrymandered and twisted its meaning to the point of meaninglessness.

What Henry and the patriots gained for us we have lost by accepting Esau's bowl of pottage from the government in times of crisis––and as a people we have gone increasingly weak as a consequence. We must regain our rights and our liberty by returning to liberty on the road of repeal and personal responsibility.

Today a closet communist, plagiarist and serial womanizer is honored by Federal mandate.
As is fitting with our central planning government, he is the only person that has a day set aside to honor him––our Founders, and most especially Patrick Henry, forgotten. He had a dream. That dream is my collectivist nightmare. I reject it as all free men should if they hope to remain free.

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