Tuesday, March 10, 2009

AMERICA: Land of The Free

image  Patrick Henry’s speech {in part} to the Virginia Revolutionary Convention St. John's Church, Richmond, Virginia March 23rd, 1775
 No man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed the House. But different men often see the same subject in different lights; and, therefore, I hope it will not be thought disrespectful to those gentlemen if, entertaining as I do opinions of a character very opposite to theirs, I shall speak forth my sentiments freely and without reserve. This is no time for ceremony. The questing before the House is one of awful moment to this country. For my own part, I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery; and in proportion to the magnitude of the subject ought to be the freedom of the debate. It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at truth, and fulfill the great responsibility which we hold to God and our country. Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings."
These words  were spoken a long time ago by one of our founding fathers, Patrick Henry. He has some good point to look at in the opening of his speech that all Americans need to think about and apply to our thoughts today. We are living in the same country as he was years ago and just as the citizens in that time period we fighting to keep their freedoms so are most Americans today. As Patrick Henry saw the issues in a different light than some others did so do most conservatives today see the things in a different light than the liberals do.
The silent majority of Americans, like Patrick Henry, consider some of the laws that are passed today or laws that are in the process of being passed as being a question of our freedom as Americans and they should be debated with much wisdom. Because as it was then it is the same now! It is a question of freedom or slavery. One of the meanings of the word slavery is; {submission to a dominating influence} We as Americans today are being dominated by several laws that put Americans under a dominating influence and that dominating influence is our government leaders! When your rights are slowly taken away from you by leaders who want more control over you, you are gradually becoming slaves to that government and no longer a free society. You may think that I have gone off the deep end, but stop and think about things that you could do ten or twenty years ago that you can not do now. It is amazing and the most amazing thing to me is that the government has the kind of mentality  that if it walks or talks tax it.
We have came from a nation of laws known as the constitution to a nation that has so many laws that they govern the very foot steps that the citizen takes. Is this what our founding fathers wanted. I hardly think so. They were free men, free to do what they wanted as long as it did not hurt or endanger any one else. They made laws to punish the criminals not the law abiding citizen. They {the government} worked for the people and for their best interest, but now it is just the opposite. The people work for the government.
As Patrick Henry said we must arrive at the truth and fulfill the responsibility that our creator and this country demands of us. He was right when he spoke these words and he is right for our time period. We as Conservatives  Americans can not hold back our opinions for the fear of not being politically correct. We can not no longer be called the silent majority but  the out spoken American majority. We have to hold to the truths that our founding fathers established those many years ago.
One of those great truths is this; We must seek guidance from our creator, as our leader in years gone by did, if we are to be the winners in this great struggle for our freedoms that is granted to us in the constitution of these United States. The founding fathers knew where their help came from and it is time that our present day leaders realize it also.
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