Tuesday, April 5, 2011

And Crown Thy Good

We live in a great Country, I know this, you know this ( I hope). Often you hear in the MSM that we are spoiled, or arrogant, or even some kind of imperialist. But it's not that we aren't aware of what's happening in the rest of the world. We chose to be better, I know it's not PC to call ourselves better, but it is simple truth. Our Founding Fathers saw the world and wanted better. They built a free nation on a foundation of God. 235 years later we are the reigning super power (if Obama doesn't break us), we are looking to keep that position for a long time.

We have to be doing something right, to come as far as we did as fast as we did. The greatness of this Country is due to God and us, we represent the best of humanity. Sure we've had some dark moments and we have plenty of nuts, 25% of us think we had a hand in the tragedy of 9/11. The fact that we allow those nuts to have their crazy ideas just shows what a strong will we have. We don't have to root out the crazies, we embrace them. We have God given rights and rights established by men to guarantee our freedoms. The majority of us are good honest people who see the American dream and want to make it our own. Holding ourselves to a higher standard that started with the Ten Commandments and grew into a Constitution that in a few pages summed up our entire way of life.

Now our way of life is being threatened by terrorism, socialism and a few more 'isms. We have seen what evil and jealousy can do and we have to remember what Simon Wiesenthal said "Freedom is not a gift from heaven... You must fight for it everyday." Does this mean we have to take up arms? For some yes, another great thing about us is our military, an all volunteer fighting force that is unmatched across the globe. For the rest of us it means living the way God commands, voting wisely and electing the right people to run our government. Raising our children to observe the same values and take responsibility for their actions. 

Again I think about Glenn Beck's 9-12 project and I can't help but think this is our only real hope. It simply best states what we need to do as a Nation to maintain our strength and survive the coming insurrection.

The 9 Principles

  1. America Is Good.
  2. I believe in God and He is the Center of my Life.
    God “The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained.” from George Washington’s first Inaugural address.
  3. I must always try to be a more honest person than I was yesterday.
    Honesty “I hope that I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider to be the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.” George Washington
  4. The family is sacred. My spouse and I are the ultimate authority, not the government.
    Marriage/Family “It is in the love of one’s family only that heartfelt happiness is known. By a law of our nature, we cannot be happy without the endearing connections of a family.” Thomas Jefferson
  5. If you break the law you pay the penalty. Justice is blind and no one is above it.
    Justice “I deem one of the essential principles of our government… equal and exact justice to all men of whatever state or persuasion, religious or political.” Thomas Jefferson
  6. I have a right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, but there is no guarantee of equal results.
    Life, Liberty, & The Pursuit of Happiness “Everyone has a natural right to choose that vocation in life which he thinks most likely to give him comfortable subsistence.” Thomas Jefferson
  7. I work hard for what I have and I will share it with who I want to. Government cannot force me to be charitable.
    Charity “It is not everyone who asketh that deserveth charity; all however, are worth of the inquiry or the deserving may suffer.” George Washington
  8. It is not un-American for me to disagree with authority or to share my personal opinion.
    On your right to disagree “In a free and republican government, you cannot restrain the voice of the multitude; every man will speak as he thinks, or more properly without thinking.” George Washington
  9. The government works for me. I do not answer to them, they answer to me.
    Who works for whom? “I consider the people who constitute a society or a nation as the source of all authority in that nation.” Thomas Jefferson

The 12 Values

  • Honesty
  • Reverence
  • Hope
  • Thrift
  • Humility
  • Charity
  • Sincerity
  • Moderation
  • Hard Work
  • Courage
  • Personal Responsibility
  • Gratitude

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