They tell us, Sir, 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? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? 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? Sir, we are not weak, if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power.
Three millions of People, 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. Beside, Sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of Nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, Sir, is not to the strong alone. It is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, Sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable and let it come! I repeat, Sir, let it come
It is in vain, Sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace! — but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the North will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that Gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery! Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death! – Patrick Henry, March 1775
I was going through my archives and ran across an old article by columnist Joe Sobran. It is a very timely article regarding the Constitution, post-Constitutional America, and constitutional counterrevolution. An excellent read on a critical issue. It is still posted on-line and you can find it here: How Tyranny Came To America
At last count Obama had appointed nearly forty “czars” to help him “fundamentally transform” America. What is a czar? By definition a czar is an absolute ruler; “…one who holds and exercises the powers of government as by inherent right, not subject to restrictions.”
Obama’s “czars,” some of whom are unabashed Communists, Marxists, and self-proclaimed leftist revolutionaries, are poised to take control of every aspect of your life. They will be answerable to no-one but the president and control the distribution of billions of dollars in taxpayer money all without congressional oversight or restrictions. By giving these so-called “advisers” the power to circumvent Congress, Obama has effectively circumvented the will of the American people.
But Obama could not hope to achieve this without the help of his “progressive” allies. Senator Harry Reid, Representative Nancy Pelosi, and a host of other “progressives” in Congress have hitched their wagon to Obama’s star. They will trash the Constitution and sell out the American people all for a seat at Obama’s table and a slice of the power pie. And make no mistake; this is all about power. It is about control, about centralized government, about their socialist agenda. And it is about time for the American people to put a stop to it.
No political party or group can ever be allowed to amass the kind of power that Obama and his band of progressives seek. We fought a revolution to break free from a tyrant and a centralized government corrupted by absolute power. The Constitution was written to ensure that no such form of government would ever take root in America. Read the document. It is a testament to the foresight of it’s authors. They gave the American people power over the government because they knew man’s strengths. They gave the government limited power over the people because they knew man’s weaknesses.
Hundreds of thousands of men have died on battlefields all over the world defending the Constitution of the United States and the freedoms that it stands for. Are we going to let a group of mealy-mouthed, power hungry politicians and a handful of left-wing czars dishonor those brave souls that fought and died for our freedom? I think not.
Stand up and stand out. Speak up and speak out. Petition the government for a redress of grievances. Hold your representatives accountable. Demand answers. Exercise your First Amendment rights. Exercise your God-given rights. Let’s fight them here, on ground of our choosing. It’s very good ground.