Don’t tread on me!
Don’t tread on me!
Sept. 12 was an amazing day, as thousands marched on Washington seeking to unite Americans and make a stand against tyranny and oppression. At the same time, the Tea Party Express escorted a number of patriots to the US Capitol to culminate its cross-country rallies.
But what’s next? I have an idea. What I loved about the 9-12 idea is that it was a nonpolitical, nonpartisan movement. The 9-12 Project was designed to bring Americans back to the place where we were Sept. 12, 2001 — the day after America was attacked by terrorists. We were not concerned then with red states, blue states or political parties. We were united as Americans, standing together to protect our nation.
On Sept. 12, 2001, we sought to protect our nation against terrorists from without. Beginning on Sept. 12, 2009, we are seeking to protect our nation against enemies of our republic from within. Many of us are protesting the present political direction of Washington. Outrageous borrowing, excessive bailouts, massive spending, speedball stimulus plans, universal hell care and swings toward socialism are just a few of the things that were protested that day. Of course, economics is far from America’s only problem, as large as it appears to loom.
I want to emphasize: This revolutionary movement is not solely an independent, Republican or Democratic fight. It represents patriots who are fed up against modernists who seek to overturn almost every principle and tenet laid down by our country’s founding fathers at the inception of our republic. From the East Coast to the “Left Coast,” America seems to be moving farther and farther from its founders’ vision and government.
For example, George Washington advised, “The great rule of conduct for us in regard toforeign nations is, in extending our commercial relations, to have withthem as little political connection as possible.” Yet despitepresidential campaign promises, we slowly are pulling out of Iraq butare escalating missions in Afghanistan. And the Obama administrationalso pledged $900 million in US taxpayer-funded aid to Hamas-controlledGaza and Mahmoud Abbas’ Palestinian Authority.
Onanother front, as I’ve mentioned before, Thomas Jefferson counseled us,“We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt.” Yet the fedshave caused our national deficit and debt to skyrocket by trillions ofdollars, and they plan much more fiscal expansion, with seemingly fewexpectations of resistance. Despite the fact that George Washingtonadmonished us that “to contract new debts is not the way to pay for oldones,” we keep borrowing and bailing.
Regardingpolitical accountability, Patrick Henry taught that our “Constitutionis… an instrument for the people to restrain the government.” YetWashington politicians trample that founding document by their actions,bypassing its mandates, spinning its words to justify their choices,abandoning its balance of power and instead using it to accommodatetheir own desires, partisan politics and runaway spending.
JohnAdams declared, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral andreligious people.” Yet we’ve bastardized the First Amendment,reinterpreted America’s religious history, denied our Christianheritage and secularized our society, and now we ooze skepticism andcircumvent religion on every level of public and private life.
And sadly, much of this has escalated in a single year, since our new president took office.
Itis no surprise, therefore, that “tea parties” have transformed intotown hall revolts, cross-country town criers, 9-12 movements, the TeaParty Express and a proliferation of protests on the internet.Washington can decry all of these as organized partisan resistance, butthe fact of the matter is that everyday common citizens and patriotsacross this country are fed up with the Fed, and they’re not going totake it anymore.
As9-12 concluded, we all heard many ways to keep this revolutionarymovement going. But I was sitting back thinking there’s one way we cantake a daily stand and declare that as for me and my house, we willserve God and the republic as the Founders did.
Ifthat describes you, then I suggest you fly some revolutionary flag inlieu of your 50-star flag over the next year. Post the 13-star BetsyRoss flag, Navy Jack or Gadsden flag (“Don’t Tread on Me”) or anyrepresentation that tells the story of Old Glory and makes a stand forour founders’ vision of America.
Ofcourse, patriots know that the 50-star flag truly represents one nationunder God and our founders’ republic, but modernists simply don’t getit. So what do you say we make a statement by flying a different flagand educate our neighbors when they ask us, “Why are you flying thatflag instead of the contemporary Stars and Stripes?” (If you insist onposting a modern USA flag, too, then get one that is tea-stained toshow your solidarity with our Founders.)
Knowa few other patriots? Then please pass along this vintage-flag-postingencouragement to them, as well, and make our Founders proud. And let’sremind the US government, “Don’t tread on me!”
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