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Shot Heard ‘Round the World’

How profound was the work by Ralph Waldo Emerson’s

“Concord Hymn” (1837)
(snip)

“By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled;
Here once the embattled farmers stood,
And fired the shot heard ’round the world.”

Who would have thought that in our day, it would once
again ring true

We are now experiencing this ‘shot’ once again.

Surprisingly and sadly, for almost the same
reason.

We are, today, experiencing a takeover and slow destruction
of the once great nation. A nation that began with a ‘shot heard round the world’.
We are seeing our liberty and freedoms evaporate under the
iron grip of a tyrannical and oppressive government once again.

And once again, we are expressing our desire to be free.

We were called “Patriots”, “Rebels” or “Revolutionaries”.
Today we are called “Tea Baggers”.

But in both cases, we “The People” are expressing ourselves

through common experiences, meetings, and rallies. This time we use
the power of the vote instead of the gun.
“The Bridge”, the place where WE take the battle, where WE
put the line in the sand and “Here and No Farther” is the
vote for Massachusetts Senator.

Our hope, Scott Brown is taking on the “Torie” Martha Coakley.

The meeting place, the polls next Tuesday.

This WILL be the shot heard round the world. For a failure
of M. Coakley to win the Senate seat, will be the start of the
ending of Socialist rule once again in “The Colonies”.

With the end to this unfortunate rule, will come the chance of
America to once again takes it’s place as the world leader it
once was.

No more shall we bend or bow to other nations or leaders.
We will once again take the stance of America first, then others.

All with the single almost inaudible ‘shot’ of casting a vote.

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