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
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
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
’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
’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
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
’s horizon—not a new sun as
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
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
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
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.
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
loses her fortitude for the fight, so goes the nation.
If that patriotic sun rises ever higher in the sky, I see
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’
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.
the view from my saddle…
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