Politics have been of particular interest to me for a long time and while I will agree with many readers of these pages that I don't think it matters one bit who will be president during the coming collapse, I have got to say that the message from the Republican Convention was something that any American should be able to endorse.
The hardcore among us know that politics are something close to theater, but I would suggest to anyone to read the words of Ann Romney and understand that if there is anything to fight for, to put one's life in jeopardy to gain it, is the vision of America that Ann Romney professes.
I don't care if there are clever speechwriters and talented speakers to sell their nonsense to us, that is irrelevant. This is the part of the Liberty Movement that can become frustrating at times. Reality of message is sometimes more important than who speaks it or where it comes from.
Let me suggest to the reader that while the convention might be a show, a political song and dance, there are truths that remain and whether those truths are mouthed by people who do, or do not believe them, they are no less true.
Ann Romney's grandfather was a Welsh coal miner who came to America to give his children a better life. It may be a story of long ago to her, a fairy tale of some sort, but that is irrelevant to the issue of the purpose of America.
Lest we forget, the only purpose to fight any conflict with the powers that be, including those one day at the direction of Ann Romney's husband, is to secure the very essence of her convention speech.
For me, the question is simple: Do we struggle against tyranny simply to be free of it ourselves, or to free our children from the iron clasp of its shackles? If it is merely ourselves that we seek to free, it is a simple task, it is accomplished with the slightest wave of the hand.
The purpose for me has always been to destroy it so that it cannot, for a long time, reach its ugly claw into the cradles of our children and grandchildren. To surmise that it is possible to defeat tyranny completely and forever is also a foolish notion. Tyranny is defeated only by the vigilant watchmen of the age.
For too long our watchmen have been asleep, we have allowed them to sleep by our silence and our inaction and the hen has been devoured by the fox. It is ours, then, to rise and defeat the beast and restore what has been stolen. It is ours to fight as our forefathers fought in previous centuries.
America is more than a nation, another seat at the U.N. table as Barack Obama wishes to see it, it is an ideal of freedom, a gospel of liberty to be preached to the darkest corners of the globe, to stand as a beacon to those in danger of dying ghastly deaths at the hands of their rulers.
The gift from our forefathers was a nation conceived in liberty. It doesn't even matter who they were or what they believed or wanted, because the seed of liberty has been planted here, in America. We have fed from that plant and have been infected with the vision of freedom. It is not their vision that matters, but ours; it is not their intent that is at issue, but ours.
I listened to a radio talk show host from a progressive station on my many travels these past weeks and heard him describe those who seek liberty as vermin and "baggers" who don't understand that the words of Jefferson were largely concerning the French Revolution and his concern over its direction at the time. It was then that I realized that it didn't matter what Jefferson was talking about when he said that a "little revolution from time" is a good thing. It doesn't matter what he was talking about when he said that "the tree of liberty must, every once in a while, be visited with the blood of tyrants and patriots," because truth is truth and it doesn't matter to whom it is directed or under what circumstances.
We are here today with almost every protection of the Constitution turned against us. We have watched the destructive hand of government destroy every industry it has touched; we have seen the borders thrown open and the trust of the legitimate vote of the people be plundered before our very eyes. We have endured injury upon injury with no recourse and been offered further injury in its stead. We have been subjected to no greater tyranny than that which brought forth this nation and while we might stand idle, fearing the power of the beast that has been unleashed against us, we will one day stand before it.
Forget the intent of Ann Romney and of the forefathers, whether it was all for personal gain and benefit, or not. The truth is that we are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights as human beings and that our government has stood to deny them. Whether it was ever written down, or not; whether it was ever meant for us, or not; we either believe that these rights are ours and will fight to secure them, or we will die as slaves securing nothing for our posterity, but slavery.
I don't know when the reckoning will come, when others feel as we do and provide for us the chance to reverse the course we have taken, but every speech, however deceitful and self-serving, that raises the blood of patriots is a welcome clarion call to those still asleep.