Guest Post By:

Kevin Izzo

Last week I had the privilege to attend the Delaware State Sportsmen’s Association’s 2nd Amendment Freedom Banquet in Dover, Delaware.

This event was to honor those who have protected the freedom of American citizens. The event featured a retired member of the United States Marine Corp. Lt. Colonel Oliver North.

The crowd of over 450 listened with excitement to the Colonel’s stories of his grandchildren, about his time in Washington working alongside Ronald Reagan, and of his time serving our country. The most interesting story was about the gifts he gave to his grandchildren. He told us when each of them turned thirteen he gave them three gifts; the gifts included the Bible, a compass, and a shotgun. The items were accompanied by the condition that if they mastered all of them, then they were permitted to keep all of the gifts. Colonel explained, the Bible would show them the way, the compass would help if they got lost, and the shotgun would protect them.

The significance of the gifts are as important as our constitution. It was written with God in mind, it is here to show us the way and it gives us the tools to protect ourselves.

A standing ovation and a call for recruits, by the Colonel, in his stern voice, said, “There is 450 here tonight. Next time I want to see double that in this room.” Challenging us all to comeback next year with likeminded protectors of our constitution. “Yes, sir,” roared the crowd.

Also in attendance: John Sigler; U.S. Rep. Candidate, Rose Izzo; State Auditor, Tom Wagner; Sen. Robert Venables; Sen. Dave Lawson; Rep. Jeff  Spiegelman

Tags: Americanism