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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Hello, my friends, and I hope you have a very happy Memorial Day weekend.

Take some time to be with your family. Relax and enjoy yourself. And take several moments to remember with gratitude the great patriots of the past who gave their very lives to win, protect, and preserve liberty. Were it not for them we would not be here. More than likely we would be living in abject slavery. Some say we are headed for that anyway.

Wouldn't it be a shame if everything for which our forefathers gave their lives went down the tubes? The blood, the sweat, the hardship that they gladly and freely gave for freedom culminated in a country that believes that the rights of the individual are to be protected not only from government but from the majority of citizens. Are we to allow these freedoms to be celebrated only to stand idly by and allow tyrants to throw them away because we were not diligent enough to prevent shady politicians from encroaching on those freedoms?

As one of our Founders stated, "The price of liberty is eternal vigilance."

We must also remember that our Founders believed that freedom, liberty, are given to them by their Creator, not by man, not by governments, not by a majority vote. These rights are sacred because they came from God. Thus, any attempt to nullify them or obliterate them is illegitimate, ungodly, evil, and not to be tolerated.

Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, was not a pacifist. Yes, he preached and taught peace, but that peace must begin with each individual. He never stated that governments and/or groups of citizens are forbidden from waging war if their cause is right and honorable.

Any statement Jesus made concerning peace must be balanced with other statements such as, "I came not to bring peace but a sword." He was speaking specifically about the final war where He would triumph over all of His enemies. Evil, and those who perpetrate it, will be obliterated with the sword.

Pacifists and so-called "Christians" who obviously do not believe in the Word of God conveniently ignore those statements made by Jesus Himself.

Having said all of that, I do hope and pray that your Memorial Day is a sacred one. Bow your head and breath a prayer of thanksgiving that our forefathers believed that when Christianity, liberty, and all the values we cherish are under attack, we must take up arms to stop them. THAT is why we still live in at least what is supposed to be a free country today.

God bless you, and Happy Memorial Day.

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