We here in the Empire would be sadly remiss should we fail to recognize that today is Armed Forces Day. In spite of the feckless *spit* administration that’s diminished our standing in the world, America remains free because of her Citizen Soldiers. Old George summed it up much, much better than I ever could.
“When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen; and we shall most sincerely rejoice with you in the happy hour when the establishment of American Liberty, upon the most firm and solid foundations shall enable us to return to our Private Stations in the bosom of a free, peacefully and happy Country.” —George Washington (1775)
The question remains, will our freedoms that so many have made that Last Full Measure of Devotion to, continue? Will apathy, the narcissistic fixation of many of our fellows and the ever present march onward of those that would enslave us, that they might enjoy the exercise of power, bring this Great Experiment to a close? I think not, but the price we must pay is to be forever vigilant and exercise our duties as citizens of the Republic. Should the call be needed to cast off an oppressive government arise, then to take up arms would be our duty to our progeny.
Not that I didn’t already know it, but spending some time with perhaps the farthest left whacko I’ve ever met recently drove home the simple point that “they” really do suffer from a pathology that’s hard to comprehend. Rampantly anti-Semitic, anti-American and delusional all rolled into a schizophrenic wrapper, such that the poor creature goes about his life convinced the CIA is monitoring his blog that no one ever reads, this being known to him because “they” are all powerful and able to monitor it without leaving tracks. Yes he even told me about black helicopters circling a friend’s residence he once visited, the choppers along with a number of black cars circling the block as well. I gently tried to explain that as a general rule the CIA is prohibited from carrying out domestic intel ops and the FBI was responsible for those investigations and I hardly think that calling Bibi Netanyahu a “cock-sucker” on your blog would evoke much of a response from anyone let alone the Feds. Predictably he went nuts. My point is that I don’t think some of our fellow citizens would rise to the task needed to preserve, protect and defend what we (and they) have ourselves been given freely by accident or more properly, Divine Providence of birth.
Damn, JB, back on point here. While we’re going about our daily, weekend routine, give a thought and if you’re so inclined (or not) say a little word of thanks to our brave Men and Women standing on the Ramparts of Freedom today.
G-d Bless them all….