December 18, 2013
'A Quiet Rage is Building Across Our Nation' - It is Time to Refuse to be Silent!Topics: Political News and commentaries
This is a must-read for every freedom-loving, patriotic, American who treasures America as the land of the free and the home of the brave, and sees contemporary statists, those who are actively engaged in expanding centralized governmental authority at the expense of personal liberty, as adulterators and enemies of freedom.
Associated Press award winning columnist Richard Larsen wrote on Dec 07, 2013: "A Quiet Rage Building Across the Nation - We're Partly to Blame!":
Earlier this week I posted a graphic on my FaceBook wall that stated, "All across America a quiet rage is building against the assault upon American values. More so than ever in the history of America, the concerns and patience of its people are being tested, tried, and attacked by a group of elitists that are hell-bent on the destruction of this country." It then ended with the phrase, "Refuse to remain silent!"It is indeed time to refuse to be silent ... or silenced, and as Larson noted in comments in his piece, we must resolve to no longer be the doormats to the liberal agenda. Like the frog and the scorpion story we're all familiar with, the scorpions will always be such. But we've got to be much smarter, informed, armed, proactive and prepared frogs.
The post elicited responses by some who concurred with the sentiment, and some who didn't. The posting afforded a teaching moment about what the right of the political spectrum feels about the "fundamental transformation of America" that has been occurring for several years, but accelerated dramatically over the past five.
Some were upset that the term "rage" was used, and thought it improper to be enraged toward those who're dismantling our republic. But in a politico-cultural context, emotions like anger and rage can be a powerful motivator, especially in regard to values, convictions, and ideals that are violated and impinged upon.
Likewise, those of us who treasure America as the land of the free and the home of the brave, see contemporary statists, those who are actively engaged in expanding centralized governmental authority at the expense of personal liberty, as adulterators and enemies of freedom.
They are "fundamentally transforming America" into a fiercely potent centralized government that was never intended for this republic; a fascist police state that, regulates, coerces, bullies, and spies on its citizens. And they have done it surreptitiously, clandestinely, and dishonestly. How any thinking person, who professes love for America, can accede to the destruction of American idealism perpetrated by those who have a stated objective of "fundamentally transforming" the nation is beyond my comprehension!
And for those on the left who are obsessed with race, obsequiously regurgitating racist epithets against we who love what America used to stand for, it makes no difference what color the skin is of the torchbearer leading the destruction of American values. He could be green, white, red, or purple, and we'd still object to the dismantling of the country, as we've observed the past few years. Stated more succinctly; you mess with what made America great, and you start simmering a pot of patriotic rage until it reaches a boiling point, and race has absolutely nothing to do with it.
For men and women of principle, who believe that this country was special and intended to be different from the rest of the world, what is happening to America is not just unacceptable, but it's evil. How else can the destruction of good be characterized?
Edmund Burke stated that, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men should do nothing." We can no longer do nothing! The silent majority must find its voice, and a backbone!
When you think about it quantitatively, conservatives are mostly to blame for our current modified state of the union. How many conservatives refuse to vote if their candidate is not in the race, or are disengaged or oblivious to the destruction occurring around us, or do nothing, or say nothing, to preserve and protect our constitutional republic?
Conservatives have allowed this transformation to occur, by acquiescent reticence. I think no one has stated it more perfectly than Albert Einstein who said, "The world is a dangerous place not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing."
Speaking out against this erosion of freedom is good, but it's simply not enough, and it must be more vociferous and protracted. Too many battle among themselves for ideological purity, fight amongst themselves over the most efficacious political tactics, or just throw verbal stones at those whose destructive policies are morphing the country into something never intended, but then flame out before anything is accomplished. If they don't bother to vote, don't get involved in the process, and don't try to make a difference electorally, and worse yet, are divisive to the conservative ranks, they deserve some of the blame for what is happening. Every conservative must do what he can, and most of all, to vote. If every conservative voted in every election, statists wouldn't stand a chance.
We who consider ourselves to be patriots, devotees to the principles that made America great, need to be proactive in our resistance to those who are corrupting and transforming our republic. We can no longer sit idly by complaining, and doing little else. The silent majority must find it's voice, and then act!
In his same comment Larson welcomed a Thomas Paine quote by another commenter, saying that it serves as a superb addendum to his column.
The Thomas Payne quote he refers to is:
"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives everything its value."The commenter Larson is responding to aptly wrote something that we should all be keeping in mind:
In the '70's we allowed family values & stewardship to seep through the cracks as we indulged in the self-expression, draft dodging & feels good, do it era....It has cost us dearly.Yes, a quiet rage is indeed building across our nation, and it is indeed time to, as Larson so appropriately points out in his piece ... we must scrutinize our candidates. We must get involved with their selections and we must actively promote those who are moral! We must also educate those around us so that they will come to know what it really means to be an American and WHY this nation was meant to be different -- why we must defend that and REMAIN different in a world of Socialist demagoguery! We must actively teach our fellow citizens what the Constitution says and why. Only then can we change D.C. back to what our Founders meant it to be. The American public needs to be made aware of the issues, be educated and informed, and have the courage to change what needs changing -- as well as how to stop change where it should not be happening. It seems to me that Larson's piece provides an effective guide and basis for accomplishing what must be done.
We must re-establish & define what "service" is. Not just for us as individually, but for us a ONE NATION. This is a give & take world. So unless someone has a candidate that walks on water, we may just have to 'give' a little to get our Beloved Country restored to her proper place....sitting on your hands & ranting just isn't going to work. ASK yourself & your candidate, "What does it mean to SERVE, really serve?" Don't settle for the "people's business" line. There's more to it!
Posted by Hyscience at December 18, 2013 1:55 PM
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