Tuesday, March 23, 2010

“When in the Course of Human Events, …..”

Well now, that certainly has a familiar ring to it—unlike the cracked bell which was rung July 8th, 1776 to alert the citizens of Philadelphia to the rest of the document.

Listening to the tales of coercion, earmarks, job offerings, cash exemptions, and short hops on Air Force I to gather the votes for passage of socialized medicine, one’s mind does return to that famous document. It goes on:

“.. it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the Powers of the Earth, the separate and equal Station to which the Law of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent Respect to the Opinions of Mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the Separation.”

And on it goes. The Declaration of Independence outlines the grievances and the remedies proposed. The primary feature in all that verbiage is fairly simple: We are sick to death of you and your tyrannical behavior and we are going to opt out. We don’t want to play with you any more so, go home. And; take your Hessians with you.

That was the mood of the vast majority of the American people back in the late eighteenth century and it closely mirrors the attitudes so prevalent today. Succession legislation in state house across the country and sharpening of the conservative legal minds to thwart the obvious usurpation of our ideals has become commonplace. The recent passage of socialized medicine is simply the icing on the cake. To believe that that issue is an end point is to display hopeless naiveté. It is rather just one more step in the bankrupting of the nation leading to its ultimate downfall.

Grab your copy of the Declaration and read it carefully. Savor the words to understand the intent. The founders carefully outlined their grievances which they had presented to the crown and which were ignored. As you review that document, question whether it has pertinence to today’s situation. How much of it could legitimately be presented to the cabal in Washington? Keep in mind that we had been in a state of open warfare with the British for over fourteen months when the document was presented. Many had already paid the ultimate price for hard won liberty.

There is a point when realism must necessarily overtake fantasy and the body politic must see America as it is today, in the cold light of rapidly accelerating demise. Although rarely stated as such, the battles at Lexington and Concord were an attempt to thwart gun control. The purpose of that march from Boston was to seize arms stored near Concord. The Colonials had a store house of cannon, ammunition, powder and small arms for their eventual use in the defense of vanishing liberty. These basic tools of insurrection were recognized by the oppressors as an impediment to their continued tyranny. The vigor of the defense of these supplies was a major factor in the selfless acts of courage displayed so readily by the citizen militia.

The time has come to recognize the shared emotions and lifetime aims we all have with those noble heroes. We must clearly distinguish between the stated objectives presented in our Constitution and the ignoble goals of our current leadership. We are not that far removed from those events. Personally, I have been an eyewitness to nearly one third of the life of this nation. One of my early role models, my paternal grandfather was born a scant ninety years after the presentation of the Declaration of Independence. Sadly, the period I have seen has been one rife with the degradation of our founding documents and the subsequent movement to Marxism.

We must acknowledge that America is under assault as surely as the seventy odd patriots on the green at Lexington. Just as Jonas Parker, on that fateful day (4/19/75), disobeyed the order to retreat and met his death in the first fusillade, we must be prepared to retain the greatest of all gifts; our liberty. Countless men since have followed his lead and fought with the vigor, born of desperation, which he displayed to preserve that cherished ideal.

The only remaining question then is; how will you respond to freedom’s call. Are we willing to rise to the defense of the greatest gift which God has ever presented to a people? Liberty comes with a serious price and will require sacrifice beyond comprehension. We must accustom ourselves to this fact and prepare for its defense.

Freedom isn’t “free!”

In His abiding love,

Cecil Moon

Cross posted at Conservative Firestorm

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