Ep. 50 - Is the American Spirit Still Alive?
Freedom isn’t exactly free.
We are each born wild and free. Within each breath and heartbeat, the spirit of freedom flows through our veins. Freedom is our birth right, an innate and inseparable aspect of our humanity.
In this sense, freedom is always free, and it’s always available. Freedom is just a heartbeat away, and it can never be taken away, unless we give away, or it is forcefully taken from us by an enemy.
When we say the words, “Give me liberty or give me death!” this is the battle cry of freedom; “Live free or die!” is not just a state motto, it is the rallying cry of the American Spirit. The love of freedom, the love of life, the love of liberty, the love of God and country — these are the great American traditions that under attack today.
We will defend it? It will require sacrifice. It will require responsibility. It will require taking uncomfortable action.
What are you willing to do? How much abuse are you willing to take, before you get mad enough to do something about it? How long will you let them stomp on your face, take your money, and threaten your family?
Are you just going to let them steal your freedom forever? Am I? Are we? HELL NO!!!
They say sit down, shut up, and do as your told — be a good citizen they say. Be a good slave.
I say stand up, push back, and FIGHT for what’s rightfully yours — be a COURAGEOUS citizen!
I DO NOT CONSENT! I’m talking about courageous non-compliance. We must have courage, take heart, feel the spirit within you come alive at the call of freedom — Give me liberty or give me death!
The time is now. There is no time to lose. We cannot waste another day. We must do something, anything, and everything we can to correct course and get our country back on track. We must reclaim our rights, our Constitutional rights, our basic human rights — We must reclaim our right to be free!
But don’t expect it to be easy. We didn’t just get here over night. This battle has been brewing since the dawn of time, and history tells us that now and then the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of patriots — never forget those who have died for our right to be free, to breathe free air, to live in a free country.
Freedom isn’t really free. We have to fight for it. We have to fight for a future worth having.
Now it’s our turn. Now it’s our generation who must fight for what’s right, to secure the blessings of liberty for ourselves, for our children, and for future generations. Never has there been a more urgent need for good people to stand up and do what’s right: Speak the truth. Reject the lies. Make the moral decision.
We cannot accept this tyranny. We cannot allow this to happen. We cannot sacrifice our children to comfort and complacency. We absolutely cannot accept this New Normal — because it’s NOT normal — it’s WRONG. It’s unnatural, it’s unethical, and goes against everything our country stands for, everything our founding fathers fought for, everything so many people have fought and died for.
The question is, what are we going to do about it? Here are three things you can choose to do today:
Talk to someone. Start a conversation. Remember what it was like when we were free? What does freedom mean to you? Remind people of what life used to be like — and to fight for a future worth having!
Email someone. Local leaders. School board. City council. County commissioners. State representatives. Friends. Family. Acquaintances. Will they stand with us on the right side of history?
Get engaged. Get a group of friends together and talk about what’s going on. Talk about taking action. There are groups in the community that are actively meeting and making plans. Reach out. Ask around.
And maybe the simplest thing you could do, is share this message with someone. Spark the fire of freedom in your friends and family. Be that light on the hill, that beacon for a better way forward. Let your courage and your conviction be contagious!