I'm Encouraged

by Colonel Dan


The Cowboy Chronicle

November 2009  

I’m more encouraged these days than I’ve been in a long time.  “What’s to be encouraged about Colonel?  We have statists running Congress with a radically power hungry, spendthrift President of questionable background who constantly apologizes to the world for America ’s “sinfulness.”  Unemployment is the highest it’s been in decades, we’re in unsustainable debt by the multi-trillions, we’re engaged in an extended two-front war, a Machiavellian government controls more of our lives than ever before, eager to control still more and neither major political party is even close to being trustworthy!  What’s encouraging?”

What you say is true, I admit, but as I wrote in past columns, when the statists eventually overreach as they are certain to do, a giant patriotic sun will begin to rise over this land demanding the restoration of America ’s traditional values.  I see clear evidence that this rising sun of restored ideals is shining increasingly brighter on the American landscape…somewhat as it did during our nation’s birth I’m sure.

What we’re seeing now puts me in mind of the determination, dedication and fervor that must have characterized many of our forefathers over 220 years ago.  Those who pledged their lives, fortunes and sacred honor to the ideals and values of their new country risked everything for that dream and I see a similar American character once again raising its head…and fists.

Ben Franklin related a story about how his concern for America ’s uncertain future was quelled by the chair George Washington sat on during the Constitutional Convention of 1787.  While awaiting his turn to sign the document that would determine America’s fate, he stared at the carving of a half sun on the back of Washington’s chair and remarked  "I have often looked at that picture behind the president without being able to tell whether it was a rising or setting sun. Now at length I have the happiness to know that it is indeed a rising, not a setting sun."  

I too am seeing that rising sun on America ’s horizon—not a new sun as Franklin saw but a resurgent sun I always knew existed.  Americans are once again standing tall in steadfast defense of the country they love, knowing deep within their souls that this nation was born of divine providence.  What tells me this?  How many times in your life have you seen Americans stirred to action like we’ve seen this year?  I’m talking about the town hall meetings, the tea parties, the protests, the emails, the letters and the phone calls to Washington that have come from and taken root in every corner of the country.  We’ve seen literally tens of millions rise up to be counted and heard.  We’ve seen millions who had never before taken a stand in active support of any political cause now collectively shouting, “Don’t Tread on Me!” as they forcefully and courageously express their deep seated anger directly in the face of arrogant Senators and Representatives. Millions are demanding a return to the traditional ideology upon which America was founded while letting politicians know, ‘you’ve gone too far this time and we’re not buying any of it!’  Traditionalism is most assuredly on the ascendency.

Americans are much more informed today than they have been in decades. They’re not sheepishly buying everything Washington is selling and they see that sitting back hoping for better days isn’t a winning strategy.  They’ve become more vocal, involved and willing to put themselves on the front lines to staunchly challenge the power mongers and their media lapdogs.  The collective anger is effectively welling up and spilling over into the streets as many realize for perhaps the first time in years, a dangerous threat to the future of our country resides in Washington D.C..  That’s not to say these same millions were totally oblivious to the dangers of big government in the past but the overreaching arrogance of those in power have pushed these patriots to the brink of action…I love it.

Politicians now appear to be coalescing into two major camps; those fearful of this growing protest but who remain spinelessly vulnerable to the strong-arm intimidation tactics of the second more dangerous camp—the astoundingly arrogant with their haughty sense of impervious immunity and contempt for the unworthy masses.  Make no mistake this second group will go to extreme lengths in their attempt to block out that rising sun of resurging freedom.

How this plays out will depend on the degree of resolve our growing movement shows in the days, months and years ahead.  If America loses her fortitude for the fight, so goes the nation.  If that patriotic sun rises ever higher in the sky, I see America moving progressively closer to the ideals of our birth.

The real test will be of time, tenacity, courage and numbers.  This recent resurgence of activism is only the beginning—the preservation of freedom requires a constant commitment of perpetual patriotism.   If you have yet to actively join us in this struggle, I invite you to jump onto freedom’s trail—we need you.  There are great opportunities ahead not the least of which is the 2010 election.  We must remain united and push for as much of a clean sweep of incumbents from office as we can muster—such a sweep will not only reset our country’s course but send an unmistakably strong message to those newly elected.  ‘We’re not playing your game any longer; we’re resolute and standing unflinchingly in support of our traditional American principles. Sic Semper Tyrannis’

One final word of caution: Be part of NO violence.  Don’t become the excuse for a declaration of martial law.  Peaceful and persistent pressure is a more powerful strategy for success.


Just the view from my saddle…

Contact Colonel Dan: coloneldan@bellsouth.net







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