1776. When we think of that year, what comes to mind is the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia in that hot summer. The fire works and the founding of our country. No one ever talks about what else happened in 1776. After the way the Republican Party failed America yesterday, I am reminded of the other story of 1776.
The heady days that led to the signing and publishing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 were quickly replaced by something not nearly as much fun. War and defeat.
For George Washington, things went from bad to worse. He suffered military defeat after military defeat. He had ambitious officers within his ranks who stabbed him in the back. Today we would call those officers, Republicans. The morale in his army fell to an all time low. Many of his soldiers simply quit the revolutionary Army. Many citizens were simply willing to cut a deal with Britain and be done with it.
On Christmas day, 1776, in a bold move, Washington crossed the Delaware River and caught the British (technically Hessian mercenaries) asleep and routed them. Washington would make two more raids in the following two weeks across the river, including one against troops under the man who would surrender to him five years in the future, Lord Cornwallis.
Washington’s raids gave his men hope and supplies, both of which were in short supply.
The Tea Party burst on the scene in 2009. Everyone wanted to be at our rallies. Two and a half years later, things have changed. Much as Washington faced ambitious officers who backstabbed him, many of us in this movement have faced ambitious individuals who have stabbed us in the back. We have suffered several major defeats. We lost the war against Obamacare and we lost the debt ceiling battle. The latter being more galling because our erstwhile allies, the Republican Party, sold us out.
So we have a choice. Like the soldiers of 1776, we can quietly go back to our lives. We can try to cut a deal with the Obama regime, much like some of the leaders in 1776 wanted to do. We can watch America become a fading power and watch the Constitution become little more than an ancient piece of parchment.
I speak for no one else this morning, but I say I chose liberty.
I do not want to cut a deal with the people who wish to enslave me. I do not want to cut a deal with those who would take the greatness of America and flush it down the sewer. I do not want to cut a deal with those who think I only live to serve the state. I do not want to cut a deal with those who consider my family, my neighbors and myself simply property of the state. I do not want to cut a deal with those who believe the only rights I possess are those rights that the government chooses to give me.
Today I choose liberty. Today I choose to fight for the God given, inalienable rights that are given to me as an American. Today I choose to stand and fight for liberty for my children, for my family, for my friends, for my neighbors and for my fellow Americans.
We who are free Americans will not go quietly into the dark night of socialism.
Like George Washington, as he suffered defeat after defeat in that bitter fall of 1776, we must not only soldier on, we must plan to strike back. We have time to get candidates on the ballot and fight against those who sold us out in Washington yesterday and those who will seal the deal today. Yesterday we had an unbelievable opportunity to push government back to its Constitutional limitations and the Republican Party, the party the Tea Party rescued from oblivion, failed us. We can fight back. We can put these politicians out of power. We still have time.
Today I choose liberty.
Who is with me?
"If once the people become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, Judges and Governors, shall all become wolves. It seems to be the law of our general nature, in spite of individual exceptions.”
- Thomas Jefferson
“ A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.”
- Thomas Jefferson (again)
I, too, choose liberty. I have served before, I shall again, if necessary.
I realize that the "crisis" was a manufactured one perpetrated by the left to gain political power, again. The prez cries "crisis" each time he and the lefties want to have more political points to use in the election of 2012. This "crisis" will be just such a point. Was their a compromise called for in any of the previous manufactured emergencies in the past 2 1/2 years? Nope. Just a push to pass them beyond any objections from taxpayers or conservative politicians. Common sense says most of them were not a good move and unnecessary for this nation. Just read through the Obamacare bill and see all the ridiculous regulations and rules which will hamper the economy and the liberties and freedoms of this nation.
This is an administration which does not have the best interest of the citizens of this nation at its heart. If it has a heart.
Judson, I am with you 110%. Now we just have to figure out what to do next.
Yesterday, I spoke of Glenn Beck's idea. Collectively, we could write to all those who voted this bill down telling them to go home and start their townhall meetings to gather up all those Americans who are disenfranchised and get them aboard with our cause. Only their representatives could call for them.
Just remember, how it was in 2009 when many came out to the townhall meetings. We need the same passions now. We can then formulate our next move.
As far as Biden and all the left vermins, they can choke on their words. They no longer call us racists because the word has been so over used that it has been rendered useless. So now they needed a new one--terrorist.
I simply throw it back to them, you mean we're just like the 9/11 jihadist terrorists? Since they don't consider them terrorists but just man created....... what ever it was the jerk Napolitano called it, they can't continue to compare us to them. Otherwise, they'd have to recognize Islamic terrorism.
Let them call us names, it just shows their insanity. I agree with Savage's definition--"liberalism is a mental disorder".
Rush is convinced, that Obama will be asking for more stimulus now that this bill has passed to pay off unions, create slush funds and pay off voters to win the 2012 election. It's because of the creation of the Super Commission that Obama will have even more power. He said it's about to go on steroids. We have to stop this move from Obama.
As much as I want to be optomistic, I don't think even the founding fathers would have a solution for such evil as this.