July 4th, 2012

On Independence Day: In the Shadow of Our Fathers


Below is something my Uncle Rex wrote for me a while back when I was in a low moment, verging on despair because so many of our fellow-Americans are still asleep and it seemed to me cannot be awoken.  I have posted it before, but I think it is especially appropriate to post today, on Independence Day, when so many of us are wondering “what’s there to celebrate?”  There is so much that has happened and is happening that is destroying everything that the Founding Generation fought, bled, died, and struggled for, that it can truly seem like a farce, a sick joke, to attend parades, watch fireworks, or do anything in celebration on our Independence Day, as John Adams called on us to do.

A reading of the Declaration of Independence today (which is something we should all do to honor our heritage) will show the stark reality that many of the most egregious of the “long train of abuses” enumerated in the Declaration as causes of taking up arms and causes of separation, are now happening again, to us.   our forefathers threw off a corrupt and oppressive empire, and while we slept, another has been built up around us, and over us, step by step, brick by brick and we are now in a nearly directly parallel position that the Founders were in in 1772-1774:  On the very eave of Revolution.   And we are here, in large part, because so many of our countrymen have been asleep at their watch for decades, and many are STILL asleep.   And so, it is easy to despair.   I will have more to say later, but please read this – Stewart Rhodes

In the Shadow of our Fathers

The liberty we possess as Americans is not government granted but God given.  It is what our Fathers call “Our natural birthright.” Therefore, it is not ours to give away nor to relinquish; for in essence, it is given to us as caretakers for the up and coming generations of Americans yet unborn.

It is as if we are running a marathon with the baton of American liberty clutched in our hands.  Our goal and our purpose is to carry it safely and pass it on to the next generation of American runners so they in turn may pass it on to the next and so forth.

But – if because we cannot see the finish line and the odds against us seem insurmountable; if we become overwhelmed and lose our will to continue the race and succumb to the temptation to sit it out; if we lose the hope in the contest and give up the race, then all is lost and American liberty is no more. The fate of future Americans is weighed in the balance and we as a free people are in charge of the outcome for no man or group of men holds in their hands the final answer to the issue but ourselves. It is up to us to run the good race and fight the good fight; we as individuals as well as we as a team, for no one person carries the American baton of liberty by themselves, we are all in this together till the end…and be assured there is no end, at least not until Providence dictates it to be so.

When in the darkest hours of the year 1772, when disunion against British tyranny seemed eminent, Warren of Plymouth was desponding and said:

“The towns are dead and cannot be raised without a miracle.”

Samuel Adams responded: “I am very sorry to find in you the least approach towards despair. Nil desperandum (never despair) is a model for you and me. All are not dead; and where there is a spark of patriotic fire, we will rekindle it.” (Bancroft”History of the United States” Vol. III pg. 426)

And indeed they did!

In late December of 1772, during that same low ebb, the Boston Committee of Correspondence wrote:

“ By the people’s thorough understanding of their civil and religious rights and liberties, encouraged to trust in God that a day was hastening when the efforts of the colonists would be crowned with success, and the present generation furnish an example of public virtue worthy of imitation of all posterity.” (IBID pg. 428)

Today is that day!

Therefore, let us be a worthy example for our posterity by walking worthily of the freedom whereby we have been made free and by never returning back to the beggarly elements of slavery; for we are not children of the bond woman of old Europe but we are free born under these western skies, and free we must remain, for you are children of noble parental blood – they never quit, neither must you.

The world watches what you do here today with the greatest of anxiety for if we fail, the light of mankind’s hope for liberty and freedom will be extinguished and the world will be thrown into an age darker, sinister and more slavish than mankind has ever experienced.

Finally brethren, be not counted as the generation who lost all after it has been given all by those who gave all,  for if you do, your posterity shall rise up in their slavish toil and curse you.

-Rex. Ruth, Founder, The Educational Institute for Governmental Studies




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20 Responses to “On Independence Day: In the Shadow of Our Fathers”

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    ddd Says:

    “The world is a dangerous place. Not because of the people who are evil; but because of the people who don’t do anything about it”
    Albert Einstein

    Tyranny is entrenched by every person who sells out to tyranny and/or kneels for tyranny.
    Without useful idiots tyranny can not exist because then the punk tyrant would have to put in his own mens work. The coward and sell outs hurts the entire nation and everyone in it.

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    Freedom76 Says:

    Jindal: It’s called the Declaration of Independence, not dependence POSTED AT 3:41 PM ON JULY 4, 2012 BY ERIKA JOHNSEN

    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/07/04/jindal-its-called-the-declaration-of-independence-not-dependence/

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    Oscar Says:

    It is the Declaration of DEPENDENCE and INDEPENDENCE! Dependence on God, and independence from tyranny. “With a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence” = Dependence on God. We can’t have one without the other. The Bible says the same. “Submit to God; resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” Good luck on resisting the devil without first submitting/depending on God. ‘Cause that’s all you’ll have… Luck! :-( Submit to God, then we’ll have Divine Providence on our side as we resist the devil and his tyranny. This is GOOD food for thought — and action! SUBMIT TO GOD and RESIST THE DEVIL. If we don’t submit to God, we will NEVER defeat tyranny, no matter how intelligent, passionate, and committed we may be! SUBMIT TO GOD!

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    George McMurtry Says:

    I am well armed and prepared for what I believe is the inevitable since I think Obama will realize by late summer that he cannot win. My last tour of duty was flying F-4’s over Vietnam as a Lieutenant in the USNR but I am still bound by my oath, and even before that, to my inbred belief that this is the greatest country in the world and I will defend it to my death.

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    George McMurtry Says:

    I need to know what the plan is if Obama invokes Martial Law or the equivalent through the HomeLand Security traitor, Janet Napolitano.

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    George McMurtry Says:

    I need to kwon what the plan is incase Obama invokes Martial law or the equivalent through the traitor in Home Land Security, Janet Napolitano

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    Freedom76 Says:

    Mobile-Phone Surveillance by Police Targets Millions Annually By David Kravets July 9, 2012

    http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/07/massive-phone-surveillance/

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    Mk42Mt51 Says:

    Penn sly vain lie,,the name says it all, the commonweathdumdum of PA with an old racketeering da with the assistance of harrisburg, used to disress on purpose certain property owners who had recently moved to his area, to have distressed property SALES at sometimes fifty percent off, for his friends and old constituents.

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    Freedom76 Says:

    TSA Fails to Comply With Year-Old ‘Nude’ Body-Scanner Court Order By David Kravets July 16, 2012

    http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/07/tsa-scanner-court-order/

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    Freedom76 Says:

    NSA Mimics Google, Pisses Off Senate By Cade Metz July 17, 2012

    http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2012/07/nsa-accumulo-google-bigtable/

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