Of Patrick Henry

This week I ran across and reread Patrick Henry’s famous speech to The Virginia Convention.  It is truly amazing to see how much of it is applicable today.  There is no need to fight a foreign power today, but there is a need to stand up for truth and the important issues.  It is so imperative that we speak truth despite what the consequences may be.  Today we seek to win through mediums that were not used to as great an extent in the eighteenth century, yet they are important, nonetheless.

There are so many good points to Patrick Henry’s speech, but I found these to be the greatest to me:

First, Patrick Henry encourages us to be bold, clear and know the truth…whatever the cost.  This is a good step in the right direction.

…I shall speak forth my sentiments freely and without reserve. This is no time for ceremony…For my own part, I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery.  And in proportion to the magnitude if the subject ought to be the freedom of the debate.  It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at truth, and fulfill the great responsibility which we hold to God and our country…for my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst and to provide for it.

Second, look to the past.  Not only recent occurrences, but historic events.

I have but one lamp by which feet are guided, and that is the lamp of the experience.  I know of no way of judging of the future but by the past.  Is it that insidious smile with which our petition has been lately received?  Trust it not it will prove a snare to your feet.  Suffer not yourselves to be betrayed by a kiss.

We are warned to not rely on hope; hope that may be false hope.  And be prepared to fight for what is right.

…There is no longer any room for hope.  If we wish to be free, if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges which we have been so long contending, if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained- we must fight!  I repeat it…we must fight!

Right now is the time to take action.  Circumstances are not going to get better.  We can fight and win because we are on the side of right!!  The odds are against us, but as history has shown, even the strongest, best organized enemy has weaknesses.  Strength can be a weakness if it does not have a right and just cause which drives it’s members on.  And it is too late to stop to reconsider.  We risk all regardless of whether we join the fray or not.

Patrick Henry

They tell us that we are weak- unable to cope with so formidable an adversary.  But when shall we be stronger?  Will it be the next week, or the next year?…Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction?  Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot?…we are not weakened, if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power…armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us.  Besides, we shall not fight our battles alone.  There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us.  The battle is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.  Besides, we have no election; if we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest.

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Any true Americans left among us? – Alan Keyes

 

April 30, 2012 · Alan Keyes

It’s now clear that, as expected,  in November’s Presidential election the elite faction’s sham party system will offer American voters the choice between a Democrat lying order to force anti-American socialism on the nation and a Republican lying in order to hide the role he proudly played in imposing anti-American socialism in Massachusetts. This means that voters will have no choice in November if they wish to reject socialism and restore justly limited Constitutional government, framed in light of the God acknowledging principles of the Declaration of Independence. This week I will be sharing some ideas about the election strategy the Constitution allows for people truly determined to defeat the elite faction’s destruction of America’s liberty. In February I posted an article at WND.com which serves as a good introduction to these ideas.  With that in mind, I post it here in its entirety.]

 

If people are obliged to support one person who doesn’t represent them in order to stop another who also doesn’t represent them, they end up with a government that doesn’t represent them. The American Founders rightly identified representation as the defining feature of our republic (see, for example, James Madison in Federalist N. 10, “a republic by which I mean a government in which the scheme of representation takes place. …”) Now, thanks to the “choice of evils” crowd, we are being skillfully maneuvered into a voting mentality that effectively destroys it. (“In Good Conscience”)

The elitist faction that engineered Barack Obama’s occupation of the White House is clearly determined to overthrow government of, by and for the people founded upon the God-acknowledging principles of America’s Declaration of Independence and established by the Constitution of the United States. Though, at the very least, a large plurality of Americans oppose the elitists’ moral and economic deconstruction of liberty, the results of Florida’s just completed GOP primary vote suggest that, as in 2008, the sham electoral process of the twin-party system will offer them no more than a Machiavellian “choice of evils” in the 2012 general election. They can have Mitt Romney, the proven crypto-socialist former governor of the ailing socialist Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Or they can rely on Newt Gingrich, who frothed with enthusiasm for Alvin Toffler’s literally elitist “Politics of the Third Wave”. Among other things:

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America’s future under our current political trajectory

International Liberty

Haiti may be the poorest nation in the Americas. Cuba may have the dictator with the longest lifespan. But Venezuela arguably has the worst government.

Not the clownish dictator, Hugo Chavez, is trying to repeal the laws of economics. How’s that working out for him?

Well, here’s some of what the New York Times wrote.

By 6:30 a.m., a full hour and a half before the store would open, about two dozen people were already in line. They waited patiently, not for the latest iPhone, but for something far more basic: groceries. …Venezuela is one of the world’s top oil producers at a time of soaring energy prices, yet shortages of staples like milk, meat and toilet paper are a chronic part of life here, often turning grocery shopping into a hit or miss proposition. Some residents arrange their calendars around the once-a-week deliveries made to government-subsidized stores…

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Prolife – Anti Woman?

From the site: ChristianProfile

I was reading through the website of what I think is the most disgusting pro-abortion organization out there, Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, and found this:

“The pro-life position is really a pro-fetus position, and the pro-choice position is really pro-woman. Those who take the pro-fetus position define the woman in relation to the fetus. They assert the rights of the fetus over the right of the woman to be a moral agent or decision maker with respect to her life, health, and family security.”

So, apparently in choosing to be either pro-life or pro-abortion, we have to choose between the woman and the child.

My question is, why does being pro-life and wanting to save unborn children’s lives make us anti-woman? What could we possibly have against women? Apparently it is because we are “anti-choice” and want to “take women’s choices away and control them.” Why, as a woman, would I be anti-woman or want to control women? And, if pro-life is “pro-fetus” and “anti-woman,” does that mean that pro-abortion is “pro-woman,” but “anti-unborn baby?”

I am all for women making decisions about their own body. But abortion affects not just a woman’s body, but TWO SEPARATE BODIES. Abortion damages women and kills unborn children. I support a woman’s right to kill her baby as much as I support murderers being able to choose whether to kidnap and kill someone else.

Apparently we do not  trust women, either. We don’t “trust them to make their own choices.” However, after having an abortion: Read rest of article here

Gun Toter Ends Violent Assaults

Reported by: Don Hudson

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) – A citizen with a gun stopped a knife wielding man as he began stabbing people Thursday evening at the downtown Salt Lake City Smith’s store.

Police say the suspect purchased a knife inside the store and then turned it into a weapon. Smith’s employee Dorothy Espinoza says, “He pulled it out and stood outside the Smiths in the foyer. And just started stabbing people and yelling you killed my people. You killed my people.”

Espinoza says, the knife wielding man seriously injured two people. “There is blood all over. One got stabbed in the stomach and got stabbed in the head and held his hands and got stabbed all over the arms.”

Then, before the suspect could find another victim – a citizen with a gun stopped the madness. “A guy pulled gun on him and told him to drop his weapon or he would shoot him. So, he dropped his weapon and the people from Smith’s grabbed him.”

By the time officers arrived the suspect had been subdued by employees and shoppers. Police had high praise for gun carrying man who ended the hysteria. Lt. Brian Purvis said, “This was a volatile situation that could have gotten worse. We can only assume from what we saw it could have gotten worse. He was definitely in the right place at the right time.”

Dozens of other shoppers, who too could have become victims, are also thankful for the gun carrying man. And many, like Danylle Julian, are still in shock from the experience. “Scary actually. Really scary. Five minutes before I walk out to my car. It could have been me.”

Police say right now they have no idea what caused the suspect to go on the dangerous rampage. (We will update as soon as we learn new information.)

So far, police have not released the names of the suspect, the victims or the man who pulled the gun.