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The Line in the Sand

Posted by foundersfreedom on November 13, 2009

Those who know me know that I’m not a dramatic type, but a happy, fun-loving person. However, this is weighing heavily on my heart and has been for weeks. Where is my line in the sand, and what does it mean for me if / when this government crosses it?  We worked hard all summer to avoid reaching this point, but yet we find ourselves and our country on the edge of a cliff.

As Veterans Day loomed near and assaults on our freedoms come from all angles, I had to ask myself what MY sacrifice will be.  Millions of brave men and women have VOLUNTEERED to put themselves between us and those who wish us harm, KNOWING they may have to pay the ultimate sacrifice. Many hundreds of thousands have paid that price.

Will we allow the enemies of freedom, indeed our own elected officials who claim to represent us, to make their sacrifices be for naught? Reagan said,”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.”

Will it end with our generation?

Those who are shoving us off this cliff have a dismal record of governance and bottom-dwelling approval ratings. They are ideologues and don’t care what we want. They have a long record of corruption, dislike for American greatness, and contempt for our faith in our God.  We’ve gone about our business as good, productive people and parents while, with our own money, they’ve built the machine to destroy us.  They WILL do it if we let them.

This summer we truly learned we are not alone. My fear is that we doubt the commitment of our fellow citizens.  If we believe that we are the substantial majority, we’ll stand against tyranny en masse and emerge victorious. If not, we’ll cower into the shadows subjected to a life of servitude to the State. 

Let it be known this day that I dedicate myself to be able to truthfully tell my children that I did all I could. The great Reagan also said, “Let us be sure that those who come after will say of us in our time, that in our time we did everything that could be done. We finished the race; we kept them free; we kept the faith.”

I understand the hesitancy to address such a heady subject. This shouldn’t be happening in America, the most blessed, most benevolent and most free nation ever to exist.  How can we stand before our God, who gave us these freedoms and used His great land to bless the world over, without hanging our heads in shame?  I don’t know the answers, but I’m searching for them.  I do know we need to get on our knees or we will be forced onto our knees.

Where is your line in the sand? What is your sacrifice? One day these questions will be answered, through thoughtful consideration or by default through defeat and submission, but they will be answered.

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