The answer is an emphatic No!. Why? Because America is not a place on a map. America is an ideal which lives in the heart of every human being. It is that longing to live free in a land of freedom, that has attracted men and women to these shores for over four hundred years.
It was on April 27 1607, that three small ships arrived off the coast of the “New World.” They brought with them some food, a few arms, and an unquenchable desire to build a new life for themselves and their families. They were followed by numerous other ships transporting, not the aristocracy of Europe, but ordinary and downtrodden souls looking for a better life. Each of them had more than one reason for spending three months crossing 3,000 miles of ocean but, there was one reason they all had in common. Their desire for freedom! It was called the “New World” for more reasons than just its location. It was new because was just being populated by western Europeans. But more important, it was new because it embedded an ideal which was unique to the long history of mankind. America was a very hostile place where those original settlers faced many hardships and much disease, but they kept coming. From these first seedlings has grown greatest nation to ever exist. The desire for freedom is a desire which can never be quenched, and their legacy will never be destroyed by any government or force of arms.
It has been tried more than once and each time it has failed. On October 25, 1670 George William Fredrick was anointed as King George III of England. As a result of the cost of the French and Indian wars, he needed more tax revenue. He looked to the colonies as the source for that revenue. That was a grave mistake. On the Gadsden Flag there is a rattle snake. The rattle snake always gives a warning before it strikes. The warning on the flag was “Don’t Tread on Us.” King George had other warnings as well. Concord, Trenton, and the Boston Tea Party. When he ignored these warnings the American Patriots turned to the cartridge box.
Americans are, and always have been a peace loving people. In 1776 the Colonist did not want war with England. They just wanted to be left alone to direct their own lives and build a better life for their families. At the time of the American Revolution only one third of the colonist were in favor of Independence. A third were loyal to England and another third just wanted to be left alone. It was a small minority approximately 1% of the colonist who actually took up arms. At its height Washington’s army was only about 25,000 men. Yet these rag-tagged, poorly equipped, and untrained citizen soldiers went up against the best trained and best armed army in the world, and won. How could this be?
The reason they were undefeatable, no matter what the force, was the cause for which they fought. The British soldiers were fighting for a pay check. The American patriots were fighting for their lives, their families and their freedom. An ideal cannot be defeated by a force of arms, and America is an ideal which still lives in the hearts of men and women who will not and cannot be subjugated.
Years after the war ended John Adams made the astute observation,
“But what do we mean by the American Revolution? Do we mean the American war? The Revolution was effected before the war commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments, of their duties and obligations...This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people was the real American Revolution.”
Obama is making the same mistake as King George when he believes that he, his minions, and his S.E.I.U. goons are capable of subjugating the people of America. Our preference is the ballot box, but if that fails, we still have the cartridge box. Obama scoffs at those who “cling to their guns and Bible.” This land was settled by men and women who “clung to their guns and Bible.” It will be defended today by people who still cling to their guns and Bibles. Obama was right in his statement but his great mistake is to underestimate the power of both guns and the Bible. Note should be taken of the fact that Americans are the best armed people in the world. They are also the most religious. The spirit of 76 is alive and well in the hearts of American patriots all over this land. Obama has had more than one warning. Millions of people have turned out for Tea Parties , Town Halls, and a march on Washington, D. C. That number is growing, not shrinking like Obama’s poll numbers.
The men and women who proudly wear the uniform of our country are not fighting to establish a socialist state, but fighting to defend the “land of the free and the home of the brave.” If Obama thinks they will turn their guns on the American people he is badly mistaken. He has a few goons at his disposal. The problem with goons is that they only fight when they have the majority. If the time comes that this nation decides to rise up, Obama’s gutless goons will scatter like rats leaving a sinking ship and the guns of the military will be pointed toward Washington, D.C. It is “We the People” who have built this nation and it is “We the People” who will defend it against “all foes, domestic or foreign.” This includes the current occupant of the White House.
With the help of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, he has managed to control two branches of our government, but he cannot, and does not, control the Supreme Court. It is the Supreme Court which has the final say on the legislation being forced through congress. It is my prayer that they do their job because if they don’t I am afraid there will be blood in the streets of America. In America, freedom is not a concept; it is the very life blood of our nation. This life blood flows through the veins of every patriotic American and will never be removed. Subjection will never be an option. The Torch of Liberty, lit by our founding fathers, preserved by our ancestors, and passed to us, will not be quenched by a self-serving megalomaniac no matter what his title may be.
Like our colonial ancestors, we are a peace loving people as well as the most generous people in the world. All we ask is to be left alone to live our lives and provide for our families. But, if pushed too far we, like them, will defend our liberty. It was Thomas Jefferson who said, “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” Let us pray this is never necessary, but “When injustice becomes law – Resistance becomes duty.
To quote Ronald Reagan,
“You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of dark¬ness.”
If push comes to shove, Americans will fight!