Sunday, August 18, 2013
Are you a member of the Patriot Class?
A Patriot is not simply one who advocates Liberty. A Patriot loves his Country. A Patriot will not turn a blind eye to what may be wrong in his Country - but will seek to remedy those problems because he loves his Country, and the ideals upon which it was founded.
Here are a few quotes, from a single Founder, that help articulate my thought:
If ever the Time should come, when vain & aspiring Men shall possess the highest Seats in Government, our Country will stand in Need of its experienced Patriots to prevent its Ruin.
I firmly believe that the benevolent Creator designed the republican Form of Government for Man.
Among the natural rights of the Colonists are these: First, a right to life; Secondly, to liberty; Thirdly, to property; together with the right to support and defend them in the best manner they can. These are evident branches of, rather than deductions from, the duty of self-preservation, commonly called the first law of nature.
Contemplate the mangled bodies of your countrymen, and then say "what should be the reward of such sacrifices?" Bid us and our posterity bow the knee, supplicate the friendship and plough, and sow, and reap, to glut the avarice of the men who have let loose on us the dogs of war to riot in our blood and hunt us from the face of the earth? If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom — go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen!
Posted by K at 12:44 PM