Skip to comments.Something to Fight For (My trip to see my 1st Grandson)
Posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:28 PM PST by Jeff Head
As many of you know, I took a trip with my youngest son, Jared, late last week from Idaho to Indiana and back. It was a "flying" trip in the which we left Thursday in the late afternoon, drove 1850 miles in 32 hours along I-80, arriving in Indiana at about 2:30 AM on Saturday morning. We visited my daughter, her husband and our first grandchild/nephew on Saturday and Sunday, helping to bless and name Breadon (a ceremony/ordinance in our faith), and then left Sunday in the late morning. We then drove 2100 miles back to Idaho. On the return trip we took the northern route using I-90 out of Chicago and visited my second oldest daughter in Bozeman where she works and goes to school.
On the way out, we saw FReepers John R. (Bob) Locke and Eustace (Rick) and his wife. We visited Bob in Cheyenne, WY over breakfast on Friday morning and then Rick over dinner in Iowa that same evening.
Unfortunately we did not get a picture of Roick and his wonderful wife ... but we sure did chow down at a great Buffet and have a great, constitutional and patriotic discussion.
Then, upon arriving in Indiana, we were able to spend some GREAT time with my oldest daughter and that beautiful, beaming and innocent as fresh snow garndson. Here are some pictures of that visit.
A nice home for a nice family, Braedon goes aloft, Braedon says hi while being held by Mom
Jared holding Braedon again, Grandad (me) holding the little critter, Braedon likes to play footsies.
My wife had spent 10 days there earlier helping the new Mom figure things out while she figured out what being a new Grandmom was all about. She liked it so much that I had to make the trip to see what Grandad was all about. Gotta tell you ... it's just another true indication of what life is all about ... after coming to know God, finding the right woman and having and raising good kids of our own in liberty.
Then we were off on the trip back. Here's a few pictures from that trip.
Great to see the Mountains again, Devil's Tower Plaque, Devils Tower, Wyoming
Jared at the Custer Battlefield Memorial, Custer National Cemetary, Jared and his sister Rachel
Now, let me say a thing or two about our nation.
I will defend with my life the liberty of my children and grandchildren. Nobody, foreign or domestic, will take away their liberty to live life free, to have the absolute minimum intrusion (as intended by the foundres) and to defend their own liberty as long as I draw breath.
The list of "nobodies" includes terrorists, foreign powers and any unscrupulous oath breakers amongst our own governmental officials, or any groups within the borders of this nation who would seek to do so.
I support our government's constitutional efforts to wage war against the enemies who attacked our nation. As I read it, the recent Executive Order calling for military tribunals for any foreign individual (and the order was very specific about it applying to foreign persons) particpating in terror attacks against our nation is fine and a needed provision for war time. I do not see it as a threat to the citizenry. However, the so called "Patriot Act" which takes freedom from all of us is not. The government has the tools it needs with respect to immigration, border control, visa control of foreigners and police powers for criminals to address these issues without curtailing the liberty of law abiding citizens.
The American people and patriots are aroused to defend their liberty, the government needs to make sure all of its actions are clearly pointed at doing that and not curtailing it. At the best, we help our enemies when we curtail the general liberty because that is the ultimate goal of those enemeies ... to destroy the liberty that hundreds of thousands have died defending, and therby destroy our nation. At the worst, such activities and curtailments are the acts of domestic enemies bent on ending American liberty and life as we no it. I will fight any such enemies to my last breath so that the coming generation, young ones like Braedon, may enjoy the liberty I have enjoyed, that my father enjoyed and that our bloodliines have enjoyed back to the American Revolution.
In conclusion, for anyone interested, our trip was great. That little critter, Braedon, is a joy and a God send ... and Jared an I are once agains back home with our own in our adopted and beloved Idaho.
BTW, I had another manuscript request for the book. I sent it off yesterday to Waterside Productions in California. My first
will be coming in this weekend or early next week (a few days late actually) and they are all already sold. I have to oder some more for the orders coming in. At these low numbers, there's not much profit, but the word is getting out and hopefully it will build on itself.
Best regards and God's richest blessings to you and yours my friend.
If you share, it is apt to return unto you a thousand fold.
With God's help, we most certainly will.
... and based on my travels and discussions with good, patriotic, God-fearing people all over this country over the last 5-7 years ... I have absolute faith that we will have His help as a result of those people and their values and where there hearts are placed.
Of such values and commitment and honor ... and faith ... are great nations made. Take these away, and the nation falters too. May we ever hold such values inviolate.
I know we are in agreement ... and there are millions of us. I pray our officials will realize this and make sure they prosecute this effort against our true enemies and avoid in any way shape or form making enemies of those patriotic citizens who want only to defend their freedoms and those of their loved ones. If they do make enemies of us, they will have themselves become the enemies of our Constitutional Republic and the liberties it is based upon.
If you haven;t already, and if you get a chance, please review my book site and let me know what you think. I'd be interested in your comments.
God bless you and yours, particularly the coming grandbaby.
I have read here on FR of your efforts on behalf of those there at ground zero. God bless you for it. I wish every American could see what you have seen, could sense with their physical senses what you undoubtedly have. Our resolve needs to strengthen and be firm ... I do not believe this is over yet, despite our current successes.
May God's richest blessings be with you and yours.
As a woman I say YOOOUUUCHCHCHCHC! C-Section here I come!
Either way, however the good Lord allowed him to come into this world, we're all so very thankful and humbled to have Braedon amongst us.
It is GREAT to watch your own children come face to face with the awesome responsibility of raising a child and see it's impact and change on them ... even if they have been good kids to date ... the awareness and realization can only come by experiening it.
Jeff, are you sure you are related to that gorgeous kid??LOL!!! I am so proud of you and can't wait to read your book....I will assume that I am immortalized in your story as a leggy, buxom outrageous blonde???
But he is one prcious little critter and I am blessed to have made his aquaintence ... nad looking forward to many years of interaction where he will probably teach me much more than I could ever impart ... though I will try in my own way.
Regarding the book ... in book two there is going to be a whole thread of the story relating to Klamath. Book kone touches on a lot of principles and other areas specifically in the buildup to and beginning of the war, but does nt hit Klamath specifically.
Fisrts printing is almost completely sold out ... when you get ready, order one:
Regards and best to you and yours!
I can still whup yer butt of the T's, Ol' Man!!