A Call to Arms!
If you are anything like me, you’re just as fed up with all our politicians and the games they play as I am. I’ve had enough. It’s time that we get off our butts and do something about this mess in Washington. Thomas Campbell said, “The patriot’s blood is the seed of Freedom’s tree.” I truly believe that those great men and women that foundation this Nation, would be turning over in their graves if they could see what America has become.
This Nation was founded as a Republic (it’s not a democracy by the way) based on strong state governments and a weak national government. It was also established based on a faith in God. The Founders rightly believed that our rights come from God, not government. When they put quill and ink to parchment, the rights they wrote of already existed.
Many had fled religious persecution in Europe and came here seeking the freedom to worship as they pleased. The founders enumerated the right of freedom of religion and made it very clear that there should not be any state sponsored religion. Today, this has been turned inside out leaving many to think this means freedom from religion. They couldn’t be more wrong!
We have long been a nation of many faiths, but this country was founded by Christians who believed in the Holy Bible, its God and His omnipotent power. While they believe that other faiths should be allowed to flourish, they also believe that is Nation couldn’t survive apart from God’s blessing. The Bible clearly states “Blessed is the Nation whose God is the Lord”. As many have tried to force any reference to God from the country, God has been forced to withdraw his blessing.
There are many in this country who still call themselves Christians, but you could never tell from looking at them. How can a person say that they are a Christian and stand by while the things that are going on in the country today happen right in front of them? I know that I will offend some by this, but I believe in the Bible as the Word of God. If the Bible says it’s wrong, it’s wrong! Let me list just a couple of these things.
Abortion is an everyday “solution” to an unwanted pregnancy. Homosexuality has become an accepted ways of life. Sex outside of marriage is OK as long as it is “safe sex”. Greed runs rampant and corruption is overlooked. The list goes on and on. God cannot bless a nation that lives like this. The collapse of every major society in history was preceded by a loss of morality and values.
Is it too late to save this great Nation? Sometimes I think it might be. However, I am convinced that it is not, yet. If the “silent majority” no longer remains silent, we can turn this Nation around before it is truly too late. Look at the rallys and protests already happening. With the growth of the Libertarian Party and the Tea Party movement, we see more and more Americans saying “enough”!
But this is only the beginning. Our elected representatives have once again proved that they don’t really care what we think with the passage of the National Health Care Legislation when only 14% of Americans approved of it. They continue to throw the Constitution to the wind. They trample on our rights. They rush head long toward Socialism. I believe that America is not longer a democratic republic, but a socialist republic. We need to act together NOW before it’s too late!
While not hopeless, I believe that things are going to get much, much worse before they get better. I encourage each of you to prepare for the coming “battle” to save this nation from total collapse.
I believe that we must start by dusting off our Bibles and renewing our faith in God. He is the only hope for America. The Bible reminds us that “faith without works is dead”. I believe that we need to begin with our families and prepare for the coming conflict. We need to “put on the whole armor of God”.
Secondly, I encourage you to physically prepare to provide for your families. If we don’t heed the writing on the wall, we will be caught short when the collapse comes. Much has been written on how to prepare, so I won’t belabor you with suggestions. I will however, stress one point.
While I DO NOT advocate ANY unlawful activity or the use of ANY violence against our government, I hold dearly the God given right to protect myself and my family. Here are just a couple of quotes from our Founding Fathers:
“A free people ought to be armed.” – George Washington
“The Constitution of most of our states (and of the United States) assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed.” – Thomas Jefferson
“Americans have the right and advantage of being armed, unlike the people of other countries, whose leaders are afraid to trust them with arms.” – James Madison
“To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them.” – Richard Henry Lee
“Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined…. The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able might have a gun.” – Patrick Henry
Free men bear arms, subjects don’t. The second amendment isn’t about hunting or target shooting. It was written to guarantee the people a means to defend themselves from an unlawful, out of control government. We are NOT there yet. But we are not that far off either! Prepare while you still can!
Here is what the Founding Fathers envisioned:
“Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government; and to reform, alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it.” – John Adams.
“A rigid economy of the public contributions and absolute interdiction of all useless expenses will go far towards keeping the government honest and unoppressive.” – Thomas Jefferson.
“But with respect to future debt; would it not be wise and just for that nation to declare in the constitution they are forming that neither the legislature, nor the nation itself can validly contract more debt, than they may pay within their own age, or within the term of 19 years.” – Thomas Jefferson.
“Can the liberties of a nation be sure when we remove their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people, that these liberties are a gift from God?” – Thomas Jefferson
“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people; it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government.” – Patrick Henry
“Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.” – Thomas Jefferson
“The balance of power is the scale of peace. The same balance would be preserved were all the world not destitute of arms, for all would be alike; but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside … Horrid mischief would ensue were one half the world deprived of the use of them … the weak will become prey to the strong.” – Thomas Paine.
What would they think of our Government today?
Third, we need to begin by making the needed changes in our own families. Start with yourself. How can you fight against greed, corruption and lies in Washington when you abide these same things in your own life? Are you the best husband, father, mother, wife, etc. that you can be? We MUST lay the foundation for real change in our own families first!
Then we need to expand that change to our local communities. Are you involved in your local government? How about your kid’s school board? Do you even vote in your local elections? Next we need to work on changes in our County and State governments. Contact your elected representatives. Discuss issues. Hold them accountable for how they vote. If they are not doing their jobs, vote them OUT.
Finally, we need to do everything legally in our power to bring about a major paradigm shift in Washington. This fall the entire House of Representatives is up for reelection. Everyone that has violated their oath to uphold and defend the Constitution must be voted out. One third of the Senate is also up for reelection. The same thing needs to happen here. If they are not doing their jobs, don’t reelect them!
Here are some things for you to think about as you work on making these changes in your own life. These are the principles that me and my family try to live by. I hope you find them helpful.
“I Pledge Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to affect their safety and happiness.”
“We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
“A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”
“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”
“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.”
9 Principles – by Glenn Beck
America Is Good.
2. I believe in God and He is the Center of my Life.
God “The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the external rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained.” from George Washington’s first Inaugural address.
3. I must always try to be a more honest person than I was yesterday.
Honesty “I hope that I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider to be the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.” George Washington
4. The family is sacred. My spouse and I are the ultimate authority, not the government.
Marriage/Family “It is in the love of one’s family only that heartfelt happiness is known. By a law of our nature, we cannot be happy without the endearing connections of a family.” Thomas Jefferson
5. If you break the law you pay the penalty. Justice is blind and no one is above it.
Justice “I deem one of the essential principles of our government… equal and exact justice to all men of whatever state or persuasion, religious or political.” Thomas Jefferson
6. I have a right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, but there is no guarantee of equal results.
Life, Liberty, & The Pursuit of Happiness “Everyone has a natural right to choose that vocation in life which he thinks most likely to give him comfortable subsistence.” Thomas Jefferson
7. I work hard for what I have and I will share it with who I want to. Government cannot force me to be charitable.
Charity “It is not everyone who asketh that deserveth charity; all however, are worth of the inquiry or the deserving may suffer.” George Washington
8. It is not un-American for me to disagree with authority or to share my personal opinion.
On your right to disagree “In a free and republican government, you cannot restrain the voice of the multitude; every man will speak as he thinks, or more properly without thinking.” George Washington
9. The government works for me. I do not answer to them, they answer to me.
Who works for whom? “I consider the people who constitute a society or a nation as the source of all authority in that nation.” Thomas Jefferson
12 Values – by Glenn Beck Honesty
The Defender’s Creed
by John Farnam
I accept and understand that human predators exist. Criminal or terrorist, they take advantage of our civilized society to prey upon the weak. They represent evil and must be confronted and defeated.
I believe that self-defense is a moral imperative, and that illegitimate force and illegal violence must be met with righteous indignation and superior violence.
I will not rely on others for the security of myself, my family and my community.
I proudly proclaim that I run with a like-minded pack. I do not amble through life with the mind-numbed herd.
I will train with my chosen weapons, maintain them and carry them in a condition of readiness at all times.
I will be mentally prepared and physically equipped to effectively respond to an attack or emergency.
I will constantly test myself against realistic standards to discover my strengths and weaknesses. I will turn weakness into strength.
I will seek to learn new skills and techniques, and then teach what I have learned to other members of the pack.
Be it with firearm or blade, empty hand or blunt object, I will hit my enemies hard, fast and true.
I will live a quiet and unobtrusive life, but I will develop and retain the capacity for swift and decisive violence.
I recognize that I am the modern equivalent of the traditional Minuteman, and that I may be called to service at any time against heavily armed enemies. I will respond effectively.
I accept that I am a pariah among some of my countrymen, and a quaint anachronism to others. I will not hold their ignorance against them.
I will win, or die trying.
I swear this creed before God, my family and my fellow citizens.
“Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.”
“Somewhere a True Believer is training to kill you. He is training with minimum food or water, in austere conditions, day and night. The only thing clean on him is his weapon. He doesn’t worry about what workout to do—his rucksack weighs what it weighs, and he runs until the enemy stops chasing him.
The True Believer doesn’t care “how hard it is”; he knows he either wins or he dies. He doesn’t go home at 1700; he is home. He knows only the Cause. Now, who wants to quit?”
“No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.” Thomas Jefferson
“The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference – they deserve a place of honor with all that’s good.” George Washington
“Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty” Thomas Jefferson
“Praise be to the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for battle and my fingers for war!” Psalm 144:1
The Twelve Rules of The Order of the Black Shamrock
1. Practice your skill at arms diligently and with proper intent seeking excellence in all endeavors.
2. Always be prepared to do battle for the cause of freedom, justice, and all that is good.
3. Never be silent among the voices of falsehood no matter the number, for truth shall be your shield against harm.
4. Be willing to endure hardship, pain, or even death to protect women, children and the defenseless against harm.
5. Always act in a noble and chivalrous manner, worthy of respect and honor.
6. Always keep your weapons safe, clean and at the ready should they be needed.
7. Never use force of arms or force of will for any unjust purpose.
8. Obey the laws of the land if they be not contrary to the higher laws of morals, ethics, and truth.
9. Thou shalt be everywhere and always, the champion of the right and good against injustice and evil, being always mindful to temper justice with mercy.
10. Thou shalt never lie and shall remain faithful to thy pledged word.
11. Thou shalt never recoil before thine enemy.
12. Never abandon a friend, ally, fellow member of the order or a noble cause and remain loyal to one’s friends, family, and those who lay their trust in thee.
“Since time immemorial, warriors have always held a revered, honored and respected place in society. In spite of all political meanderings and the ebb and flow of societal values, this has never changed and it never will. There is an honor and pride in joining this brotherhood that can be gained nowhere else, and once joined can never be taken away. Although women are not excluded, it has always been the man’s role to be the protector and provider. This is your responsibility and your role to uphold and honor in your time upon this earth.”
“The responsibility of a warrior does not merely necessitate the taking up of arms against an enemy. It is more, much more and it is such that you become an example, a role model of ethical and moral behavior to all others who may look to you for guidance or protection. If this is the path in life that you have chosen to walk then know that it is a path well worn by the footsteps of those who have walked here before you. Others, who have willingly said; I will endure the hardship, the pain, the sacrifice and the risk of death so that those who sleep soundly in their beds can do so in the warm embrace of safety and peace.”
“If this is your choice then know that your road will be fraught with adversity and you will be assailed by many, but in those times, remember that you are in the company of the noble souls who have also faced such adversity and prevailed. And know also that your legacy shall be that until the end of time, as the last sun sets upon this earth, in that blackest night, somewhere a warrior still stands his lonely watch.”
America needs warriors today! We need men and women that will stand in the gap and say, “Enough”, “Not on my watch”! As a soldier and police officer that served his county and his community for 30 years, I know all too well the difficulties and dangers of taking this stand. But we have no choice. If we are to turn the tide of America’s slide into oblivion we must take a stand now. This generation must stand firm behind these principle and values and never faltering, take America back!.