"These are the times that try men's souls...." So begins Thomas Paine's The Crisis. These words were written in 1776 to the citizens of thirteen colonies in the midst of a rebellion with their mother country. Two hundred and thirty-six years later, these words again ring true.
We are currently faced with a nation "on the brink." Washington has set itself against the people by refusing to hear their voices as expressed by the TEA Parties, letters, faxes, phone calls and e-mails sent on a daily basis. Instead, government resorts to insulting, demeaning and dismissing them.
Our legislators have become so corrupt, enriched and detached from the people who elected them to office that they can longer hear their voices. We are harrassed, regulated and taxed into penury. We have been pitted neighbor against neighbor, rich against poor, race against race, all for a political agenda designed to ultimately enslave a free people.
American exceptionalism is being undermined by a socialist, Marxist agenda. We are being attacked from within and without. If our national debt doesn't destroy us, then our enemies will.
Ronald Reagan warned: "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.
"Let our object be, our country, our whole country, and nothing but our country"
Daniel Webster. . .
Address at Bunker Hill
Who are we? We are the children of the "greatest generation," who fought in foreign lands to defeat Nazism, socialism and fascism. Today, we question why we have to fight the same battle with our own government. The very idea of having to negotiate and compromise with leftists, socialists, progressives and communists in Congress and the White House, is appalling. Where are the patriots and statemen in Congress? We, the people, were too complacent and trusting and so convinced that "this couldn't happen here." We trusted our representatives. We know better now! As for us, here is what we trust in: "Let no more be said of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution." Thomas Jefferson
We believe that America is great and that her best days are ahead of her! We believe that our culture, values, traditions - our very Constitution- are under attack. We believe that the time has come to get off the couch, go to the phone, the computer, the fax machine, a TEA Party, a rally, or even just a neighbor, and begin the fight to get our country back!
One more thing - we are proud, unapologetic Americans who believe that if you don't like this country, you don't have
the right to 'fundamentally transform it.' Rather, you are free to go and find your own Utopia somewhere else.
"The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing." Edmund Burke, 1729-1797