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Ignoring American History

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In times of trouble, I always look to those wiser and stronger then I for guidance.  I look to those who, when faced with hardship, found a way to overcome.


Benjamin Franklin- “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

Patrick Henry- “I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!

"We are endowed by our creator with certain unalienable rights, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Chickens make me happy---“Jase Robertson- Duck Dynasty

The problems that America is facing today have been caused because those on the liberal left have forgotten their own American history. They have forgotten why this country was originally founded; to escape a land of persecution for your faith, unfair taxation without representation, and a government that chose only a select few businesses to thrive.  Sound familiar?

They have forgotten August 1, 1946 in Athens TN where 300 GI’s just back from defending their country in WWII had to literally take arms to fight a corrupt political family which had taken over the local government and its elections.

They have forgotten Korea Town in 1992 during the LA Riots, when it took a full 24 hours until the National Guard arrived to help the Korean businessmen who had to use their guns to protect their stores and their families from those who were rioting in the streets.

And while they have not forgotten to blame George W. Bush, they have forgotten about the citizens who had defend themselves in the wake of Katrina when the corrupt police force ran away from or even turned on its own residents.


Now, let me tell you what we have not forgotten.

We have not forgotten what it feels like the day our child is born and each of us parents make the silent vow too do everything we can to protect them and keep them safe.

We have not forgotten the images of those in the Sudan, Rwanda and Bosnia who were slaughtered when their government went corrupt and they had no way to protect themselves.

We have not forgotten how it all started with the initial push to make things fair and politically correct. However, now our country has allowed the birth of Christ to be erased from public celebration, no Ten Commandments in the Courthouse, and most importantly, the eradication of a Christian God from our public schools.

We have not forgotten the disappointment we feel every time we learn that someone we worked hard for on the campaign trail has betrayed us in order to gain favor in the eyes of leadership or special interest groups.

Actually I don’t think those on the left who keep chipping away at our rights have forgotten history.   In fact, I almost wish that were the case.   Because I fear it is not that they forget history, rather it is because they choose to ignore history.

They choose to ignore the millions of Americans who believe in the rights given to us by the wise men at the Constitutional Convention when they wrote the Bill of Rights.


They choose to ignore the facts that prove their justification of gun control wrong. They choose to ignore those of us law abiding citizens who honestly just want the ability to defend our home and family.

Everyday, the momentum is growing across this great country and people are using their voice, talent and resources to encourage elected officials at every level of government to vote with honest convictions and principles like the Founding Fathers would have wanted them to.  This message is becoming unified. It is not only being sent to those liberals and Independents in office, but also to those Republicans who are all too often cowering down to this administration and its anti-American agenda.

This message is one that cannot be ignored because if those in office choose to ignore the voice of the American people then, I assure you, the American people will choose to ignore them the next time at the ballot box.

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