Friday, July 9, 2010

Summer Soldiers & Sunshine Patriots

It was December, 1776. The American army, led by General George Washington was virtually beaten. One more battle would end it.

But on December 23, 1776, as Washington prepared to cross the Delaware to engage in a decisive surprise victory at Trenton, he read to his troops an article just published by Thomas Paine. That article, from "The American Crisis" began as follows:

"These are the times that try men's souls: The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman."

Today, we have another American crisis. And we have altogether too many "summer soldiers and Sunshine Patriots". Such people will talk about patriotism and put up a good fight with their mouths so long as it does not cost them anything or place themselves in jeopardy.

What we need are true patriots, willing to stand and be counted, to fight the good fight regardless of personal cost to themselves. We need the "silent majority" to finally get out of their LazyBoys and stop being silent. They need to take a stand, and be counted at the polls. Only then will we have a government that truly represents "We, the People."

As Thomas Jefferson once so clearly and accurately said, "Every person gets the government they deserve." If your government is not all that you think it should be, or is on the wrong track, then that is what you deserve by not taking steps to change it. If a person keeps leaving it up "to the other guy", the "other guy" will put the screws to you, in favor of himself. Every time.

It is only 3 months to the mid-term elections. If you are a "sunshine patriot", do nothing. But if you are a true American patriot willing to stand and be counted, do just two things:

1) Get informed. Not from the mainstream media - they only tell one side of the story, to suit their agenda. Whether you like Fox News or not, at least they give the WHOLE story, and you will learn a lot. For example, only FOX reported the ACORN mess for the first couple months, and only FOX is reporting that the Department of Justice refuses to proceed to prosecute the New Black Pathers for voter intimidation AND that the DOJ policy is now, according to Congressional testimony "if the victim is white and the defendant black, we will not pursue the case."

Find out what is REALLY going on, and not just the one-sided crap being fed to people by the mainstream media.

2) Once informed, get out and VOTE. No matter the weather, no matter what else you may have to do, make arrangements to vote.

I'm just sayin'...


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