Today, a guest editorial…
By Ron Ewart, President of the National Association of Rural Landowners
and nationally recognized author on freedom and property rights issues
You are an American. The blood of heroes and patriots courses through your arteries and veins. Millions of men and women have paid the ultimate sacrifice and many have been maimed for life so that you can stand free on a new continent, where freedom was born.
You are the descendants of those whose spine was stiffened by courage when their country called, or evil raised its ugly head. You are the direct lineage of the men and women whose intellect and fortitude carried them to new heights and made America the greatest, proudest, industrious, creative, productive and most generous nation on Earth. You are the sons, daughters, grandsons and grand daughters of those who stood up to tyranny, no matter what the cost. The genes of creators, inventors, hard workers, the educated, the warriors and those in service to others, are an integral part of your DNA and it lies dormant in your being until it is called upon to do good ….. or destroy evil.
True Americans are not whiners, they are not losers. They are doers and winners. When an obstacle is in front of them they go around it, or under it, or over it, as the situation warrants. They build things, they don’t tear them down. They invent things to make our lives a little easier, or increase our health and life span, or so that we can get a job done quicker, or yes, even go faster. Americans are the givers and preservers of life, not the takers of life. Americans believe that life is precious and a gift from God and its preservation is a prime imperative.
Proud and brave Americans have been the victors in two world wars and the sacrifice of those men and women have lifted over a billion people out of bondage and shown them that freedom is the natural order, not slavery. Unfortunately, we have engaged in wars of late where victory was not the goal and Americans have paid a high price for our government’s dereliction of duty to those who must pay for and fight our wars. That dereliction is now abundantly evident in our current Commander-in-Chief, who labors over endless detail and political expediency, while brave Americans are dying on the front lines of our enemies.
Still, Americans are the light to the rest of the world, not because we are better than anyone else, but because we live under the bright light of liberty that frees us to climb the highest mountains, or jump off this once giant planet into the vastness of space, where only the brave dare tread, in search of the secrets of our island Universe.
Today, before us lies an obstacle and the obstacle is not a foreign enemy but a false domestic ideology. An ideology that is born of the collective where the individual is subordinate to that collective, in direct conflict with each American’s unalienable rights. An ideology that is hidden in deceit and is the antithesis of freedom and liberty. It is an ideology that requires obedient compliance ….. compliance to the demands of a corrupt elite who seek absolute power over the masses, rather than Americans putting up a strong resistance to those who seek that power, as they are now doing.
This ideology is one of retreat and appeasement. It is one of “hold back” and “slow down”, instead of moving forward with boldness. It is an ideology that seeks to weaken America, not strengthen it. But worse, it is an ideology that strips individuals of their own innate strength and makes them dependent on the collective and the corrupt elite, instead of being proud, responsible and self-reliant.
Oh yes, we have tenacious foreign enemies as well, but we do not fear them because our military might will smite them and they know it. They dare not pull the tiger’s tail for fear of the tiger’s wrath. Evil leaders in Japan and Germany learned the hard way that the tiger has sharp teeth and an unequaled determination to strike down evil.
But our military might is being dismantled by this false ideology that contains the seeds of appeasement, rather than the tall tree of strength. One day, our foreign enemies may no longer fear us and we could be vulnerable to those who hate and envy our freedom and will be tempted to take it from us by force.
But Americans should fear not, deliverance is at hand. The freedom gene in our DNA that sets us apart from all other people on Earth, is being called upon to strike down tyranny once more. Nevertheless, understand this. All things come within their own time. The “time” isn’t here yet, but it is getting close. It could come like a fog appearing instantly out of nowhere on a late September afternoon, when the weather changes and the dew point is suddenly reached. Or it could be like an avalanche that is triggered by its own weight, or a slight jiggling of the earth, or the wind, or the sun coming out from behind a cloud. It may be a strong leader that catalyzes our deliverance. It might be something that government does, or doesn’t do, that tips us over the edge, en masse. We do not know what it will be, we only know that it will happen and all indications point to it happening sooner, rather than later.
It was the “shot heard ’round the world” that triggered the first battle for freedom, even though the battle had been brewing for sometime. It wasn’t planned, it just happened and that is the way the second battle for freedom will start. The ground work for the battle has already been laid. The sweet smell of freedom is in the air.
Still, we must remember, this isn’t 1776, it is 2009. In 1776 both sides had the same weapons, only one side (the British) were well trained and they were still beat by the gene of freedom that would not be denied. Today one side has pistols and rifles and the other side has giant aircraft carriers, F-22’s and M1 tanks. It would hardly be a fair fight. We have no choice but to find a way to right the situation peacefully, or we are in for a very long, retracted and bloody civil war, where the outcome is totally unpredictable and freedom may not be what we win in the end.
No matter how difficult the battle is, we are Americans for God’s sake, so let’s start acting like we are.
Ron Ewart, President
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF RURAL LANDOWNERS
P. O. Box 1031, Issaquah, WA 98027
425 222-4742 or 1 800 682-7848
(Fax No. 425 222-4743)
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