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.