Friday, July 04, 2014

Freedom Is Not Free

"When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another..."

Those were fighting words... the words that started it all.  People had enough tyranny and decided it was time to end it.  That spirit has carried on in America ever since.  One young American Marine at the battle of Khe Sanh summed it up as well, if not better, than anyone ever has.

"...I spotted a reporter and asked him if he would please mind getting a message back to the world for me. He asked 'What is it?' I told him and he looked shocked and asked if I would mind writing that down. I said “Sure” and wrote it on a C-Ration case. That message is:

'For those that will fight for it...FREEDOM...has a flavor the protected shall never know.'" --Lance Corporal Edwin L. "Tim" Craft

HERE is his story.

If you don't know of this battle... you should.  Here is a starting point:   Khe Sanh

We owe it to those Marines-- and to all of those who have shed their blood and fought with distinction to preserve this nation-- to  honor their sacrifices.  We have to stay vigilant and keep this precious gift of freedom-- protecting it "from all enemies, foreign and domestic."

Our Founders signed their death warrants by putting their names on that paper.  Would you do that today?

"...And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor."

 Have you ever read it all?  READ IT AGAIN!



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