Skip to comments.Did America Die Without A Shot Being Fired?
Posted on 03/22/2010 4:28:59 AM PDT by Wpin
I was in Washington DC for the protests. I realized by the time the program began Saturday that we probably did not have enough people to make a difference to the tyrants working on destroying freedom. We needed hundreds of thousands, an overwhelming number to truly make a difference.
Of course, we could have made a difference with a tenth of the amount we did have. But, it would have taken sacrifice, it would have taken courage. We could have entered our Capital building and refused entry to those who seek to destroy America. We would have been arrested, perhaps even served some time (I doubt it). But, to be blunt...that is too much to ask of us. We have our lives after all. We have our positions. We shouldn't have to risk those...there are others who do that.
After the program I took my son and walked. We walked around to the various memorials and monuments. We went into the Lincoln memorial and I read the Gettysburg Address...humbled by the image of the tremendous sacrifice our Union and Confederate soldiers made for their causes. They gave their lives, they suffered unspeakable horrors. And President Lincoln, almostly seemingly divinely inspired wrote that beautiful speech to honor them.
We walked by the Viet Nam War memorial, where you cannot walk past with a dry eye as you read all those names on those black granite panels. At each walkway entry to the monument stood guard a small contingent of flag bearing veterans. There to protect the monument to their long ago fallen comrades from the leftists who would so gladly desecrate in their horribly misguided view of what is represented by the beautiful wall. These volunteers stand quietly, without acclaim. The news media will cover and give respect to the anti-war protesters, but the lone contingents of veterans loyally protecting the honor of their fallen comrades will go unnoticed. I don't think they care much about that. I spoke with a couple of them. They had that quiet resolve that serious men with serious business have about them. I shook their hands and thanked them. They truly are the finest still in America.
My son and I walked to the Signers Of The Declaration Of Independence memorial where we read in the sidewalk:
AND FOR THE SUPPORT OF THIS DECLARATION, WITH A FIRM RELIANCE ON THE PROTECTION OF DIVINE PROVIDENCE, WE MUTUALLY PLEDGE TO EACH OTHER OUR LIVES, OUR FORTUNES AND OUR SACRED HONOR.
I contemplated on how much these few men were willing to sacrifice...they were not a poor, starving mob. Indeed, most of these men were well to do by their days standards. They were men of property. What courage, what sacrifice they made. Indeed, it is clear to me that God did have his strong hand in the making of America.
We walked to the World War II memorial. Walked around the pond and looked at the wreaths for each state. How many men and women gave their lives to liberate others for that war? How many died protecting our freedoms so that we at home could live our comfortable lives? How many suffered the horrors of war and survive to live with those horrors for the rest of their lives?
God Bless them all.
Of course we walked over to the Washington Memorial, how can anyone not give homage to the "Father of the US of A" when visiting our capital? What a great man he was/is, his undying, unwavering courage and spirit that kept him going even when the worse was in front of him with no real hope for getting to the other side. How humble to truly grudgingly become the first President, turning down the offers for kingship...
We finally went over to the Jefferson Memorial. This has always been my favorite. I have yet to keep a dry eye when reading Mr. Jefferson's beautiful words of freedom and dignity. Inside the memorial at the top are some of his most beautiful and dramatic:
I HAVE SWORN UPON THE ALTAR OF GOD ETERNAL HOSTILITY AGAINST EVERY FORM OF TYRANNY OVER THE MIND OF MAN.
What are these men thinking today? Are they saddened, angry? Are they proud of our Tea Parties? Are they proud of the states that intend on declaring their sovereignty from a tyrannical federal government?
Do they think that America died without a shot being fired? Without so much more than a whimper of protest?
What do you think?
D.C. April 15
See ya there
Mack: “It’s a shame what this town has come to.”
Charley: “You could do something about it.”
Mack: “What? We’re freighters. Ralph here’s a shopkeeper.”
Charley: “You’re men ain’t you?”
Mack: “I didn’t raise my boys just to see them killed.”
Charley: “Well you may not know this, but there’s things that gnaw on a man worse than dying.”
From the Movie
does the Senate have to approve?
Only if we go to take it over. Marches alone don’t work.
Yes ,in my opinion, it did. I believe that the fatal wound was administered on November 4, 2008.
Its tombstone will read:
America Born July 4, 1776————Died November 4, 2008
Death was from wounds inflicted by fools and traitors.
HELLO...nice to see you climb out from under your rock!
These days it’s asking too much, when you ask people to give up cable tv or that free babysitting service that provides children with socialist brainwash (make no mistake, people who avail themselves of this service are taking welfare of the most damaging kind).
Forget asking them to give up the second job, the extra car, the house with the mortgage, the investment portfolio.
Time to sell short and buy lead, if you ask me. We’re going down, and should go down swinging.
But most people are sheeple, and by November we will probably have an extra 20 million Democrat sheeple voters, due to amnesty.
thas a very ugly thing to say to me
The totalitarians put a gun to our heads. They have executed us by FORCE of legal plunder.
America’s finest died fighting this on foreign lands.
Beautiful post. I just wonder about these people who forced this horror on America. Don’t they have children and grandchildren of their own? If so, don’t they care about them and their futures? I know some of them are just ignorant and don’t realize what they’ve done. Others reaaly think its a good deal. I truly believe that some were threatened into it. But you just know some of them really do know what they’ve done and did it gladly and with malice against our country. Those are the ones I’m curious about. Even evil people usually love their own kids. What motivates these people to disregard the futures of their own children. They are bound to know what horrors communism holds. I guess they think their own will be spared. I just don’t know.
I think the Second U.S. Civil War was declared by the Democommie Party on the American People in the dead of night and on a weekend.
It will not stand.
“Cry Havoc, and let slip the dogs of war.”
That was an ugly thing said to you, you did not deserve it.
Emotions are running very high right now and we all will probably say stupid things occasionally...I know that I suffer from stupid syndrome from time to time...daily :)
No, it is now the law of the land, to be signed on Tuesday by our Communist Leader.
But, my question is, don’t law that create and alter tax structure have to originate in the the HOUSE? This one originated in the Senate.
(by the way, the reconcilliation is ia joke and was just a cover so “moderate” (hahahah) Dems could vote for the bill.)
On April 15th Obama will be in Florida talking about how it’s good we’re not going to have a manned space program.
America to you: “Reports of my death were greatly exaggerated.”
We are not dead yet. Not while a single drop of free blood flows in our veins.
sorry, don’t laws...
You don't understand, friend. It wouldn't have mattered. You could have had 10 million in the streets of DC and it wouldn't have stopped these a**holes.
Everyone needs to get it, once and for all. These pricks are out to do one thing: destroy America. They're succeeding and they will NOT stop. They are on a mission.
It is the only way.
Not dying from shot.....more like chronic illness, Liberalism.
You are probably right, but I still say a tenth of who did attend could have altered history and stopped it by being willing to sacrifice and take the capital building and deny entry by congress...
So maybe I should just go to work instead.
Then what’s our next move?
Back when we were under the Constitution it did.
But on November 4, 2008 a majority of those that voted ssid to hell with the Constitution, we want to sell our souls to the government and be its slave.
On Sunday March 21, 2010 Congress took them up on their offer.
The sacrifices of real Americans over the years were negated by bastards with a slave mentality, and ,in my opinion, do not deserve to be called Americans.
1. The Democraps have been forced out into the cold clear light of day. Until they had to vote, they could remain "hidden" to the folks back home.
2. Millions of Americans are enraged. Perhaps enraged enough to carry through to November and maybe take back BOTH houses of congress.
3. There are still plenty of legal arguments that could derail this disaster of a bill.
This could lead to the ideal scenario: the bill is overturned and nullified in the court system; the Democraps have had to commit themselves and now face the voters rage.
I’m afraid we have been subverted without a shot being fired, however, that part will still come in future days in my opinion.
“Good thoughts, but let’s keep perspective - this could all turn out fine in the end:”
I am sorry, what perspective to you want to keep?
“[Obama] has taken over, Freddie, Fannie, Chrysler, GM, banks, AIG, students loans ... with this 18 percent, that brings it up to 48 percent [of the private economy] that the federal government owns or controls. ... And they are not done.” — Michele Bachmann
I was there, and IMO it wouldn’t have stopped it.
What it would’ve done was get a bunch of people arrested, paint the tea party as a bunch of “right wing nutjobs”, and marginalize us even more.
Did you see the coverage of the alleged epithet/spitting episiode? That was ALL I heard when I got back to the hotel - nothing about the 10s of thousands of people who were calm and picked up their litter.
We don’t have enough people yet to rush the Capitol and win. We need to fight this at the ballot box in November by voting them out, by refusing to support union companies (GM) and others who’ve taken handouts from this corrupt administration, and by lowering our tax burden as far as possible.
They can’t continue to do this without our votes and our money - so deny them both to them.
It may come a time when we have to “Ceaucescue” but we are not there yet.
I am sorry, what perspective to you want to keep?
The bill never comes to a vote. Democrap congressman speaks before the Chamber of Commerce, “well you know even if it had come to the floor, I would have never voted for that POS.” Same congressman to a liberal group, “send me back to Washington so I can vote for our brave president's bill.”
Now the lines are drawn. There's no denying it. Each of these idiots picked up a large bulls-eye and put it on their back. A large number of these people are in office because they have been able to have it “both” ways, depending on the group they were speaking to. No more!
Nope, we didn’t die, but we are really pissed off. Some people may roll over and die, a whole lot of us won’t.
[Points to sword]
"This you can trust."
What’s going on the 15th of April? And yes, American died without a shot being fire, so far.........
I am ready.
Your post has brought some tears to my eyes.
It seems free stuff, materialism, and laziness has transformed America.
The most evil that we have ever seen began with the credit card. Prosperity gone and mountainous debt became acceptable and even fashionable. What better than to get things without having the money to pay for it. We all became slaves then.
“We dont have enough people yet to rush the Capitol and win. We need to fight this at the ballot box in November by voting them out, by refusing to support union companies (GM) and others whove taken handouts from this corrupt administration, and by lowering our tax burden as far as possible.
They cant continue to do this without our votes and our money - so deny them both to them.
It may come a time when we have to Ceaucescue but we are not there yet.
Wise words LizardQueen, but we must not forget that we will not be able to win by “voting them out” alone. We MUST remove all protections for unions, remove liberal propaganda in our schools, remove liberal judges, and massive tort reform. We must purge our security and military of liberal members. It is the only way to defeat these tyrants. We must take out their infrastructure which supports their corrupt system.
It is not our American nature to travel to distant Washington DC to beg the federal government. Our actions should be directed at state and local governments.
I knew we no longer lived in America the day I saw Elian snatched at gunpoint from a private citizen’s home.
Nobody said this would be easy and it could get much worse, but, until I take my last breath I will fight, doing what I can to stop tyranny. One of the best ways to fight is on your knees in prayer and petition to God. How many times did Israel cry out to God and He rescued them from their enemies? Over and over again. What God will do for one, He will do for another. He is no respecter of persons.
2 Chronicles 7:14 if my people, who are called by my name,(Jews and Christians) will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
I’m afraid many people have run out of steam.
Are you willing to count the cost?....Is freedom so precious and tyranny so horrifying to you?...Would it make a difference?
..possibly it would if hundreds of thousands did it and the huge number overwhelmed the authorities.
This has been tried, but not in huge numbers...
..Thousands offered themselves up for arrest 20 years ago when they were protesting ...abortion.
They counted the costs and pressed on....and were arrested.
But not enough people had the courage or desire to do this....thousands but not tens of thousands...
..the nation ignored them, churches were embarrassed..(some churches supported as much as they could)...and the authorities (during the Clinton administration)...hit them with RICO charges.
The momentum eventually trickled down and life went on.
Now....here we are....facing federally funded abortion.
How many men & women of conscience will yet again confront this line drawn in the sand.
Will you allow your money used for blood sacrifice?
And even if you're not pro-life.....they're coming for you anyway!....you will not be allowed to live in peace and make your own decisions.
At what price freedom?
“Now the lines are drawn. There’s no denying it. Each of these idiots picked up a large bulls-eye and put it on their back. A large number of these people are in office because they have been able to have it both ways, depending on the group they were speaking to. No more!”
God Bless you and your faith in the next election.
Yeh, I think they used sleight of hand. They took an existing House Bill, and stripped out the language, then inserted the senate bill language, and wahla it originated in the house.