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“We ourselves must Pilgrims be”…

220px-James_Russell_Lowell_circa_1855Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide,
In the strife of Truth with Falsehood, for the good or evil side;
Some great cause, God’s new Messiah, offering each the bloom or blight,
Parts the goats upon the left hand, and the sheep upon the right,
And the choice goes by forever ‘twixt that darkness and that light.” –
James Russell Lowell

The issues of our time are daunting to be sure. It’s often hard to even get our minds around much of it. And whether it’s our narcissistic and ideologically driven President, or a media constrained and indecisive Speaker of the House, we are just not getting our money’s worth out of Washington. To watch these self-centered opportunists juggle our children’s future would be laughable for all the pandering and posturing, that is if it weren’t so down-right irresponsible. And so it falls to “We the People” to look beyond this political cartoon to the truth, for posterity sake.

There is good and bad in this, the good obviously being the God-given freedom to change our representative government by way of the vote when necessary. The bad news is that ignorance of fact and history, as well as a growing entitlement mindset, drive that vote for some. The result is often the slow but inevitable decline of a once powerful nation. Nevertheless, for some of us the battle continues as we refuse to give up on that “American Dream”, a dream framed by the Founders and nurtured by wiser generations than ours. Change may be a constant, but it is only good when defined by faith, principle and Liberty.

I began this post with some poignant words from Lowell and I will close with them. In the end, we have choices…

“We ourselves must Pilgrims be,
Launch our Mayflower, and steer boldly through the desperate winter sea,
Nor attempt the Future’s portal with the Past’s blood-rusted key.” – James Russell Lowell

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Thank you!!!

 Thank you all so much for your patience during the transition for this blog of mine. The re-construction should be complete this month with some truly entertaining add on/side bar stuff as well as up to date plug-ins. The blog and the basis for it have progressed like I could not have imagined. It has truly taken on a life of its own, and you all are the reason for that. Please remember though, I receive many more comments than I could ever post, and my “real job” often prevents me from reading all of them at this point. I have posted a few from folks I know as a test run and I am getting used to the new software. I hope to able to post more soon so please keep them coming and check the archives for those I simply can’t get to.

Once again, thank you for all of your letters of encouragement and support, as well as the critique and criticism. It all works like a massive dose of caffeine when I’m feeling “politically tired”… :)  Onward in 2012…

God bless,,,

Fred “Patriot64”

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