Monday, August 16, 2010

Which Defines You? Loyalist or Patriot? [Update]

The following essay is cross posted from Worth Reading Blog. I think that the eleven year old young girl in the essay got it right when she said that she and her family are Patriots. The writer of the essay has labeled the supporters of the status quo as Loyalists. Loyal to whom and/or what? Read the essay to find out.

I personally think that the choice is quite obvious now.


Loyalist or Patriot?
EDITOR'S NOTE: This was first published on 'Paratus Familia' blog, and is so Worth Reading we are cross posting it here. Cheers to "Enola Gay"

Miss Calamity (our eleven year old daughter) stunned me the other day with an incredibly astute observation. She informed me that ours is a family of Patriots. Now that statement, in and of itself, may not seem earth shattering, but it got me thinking. If we were patriots, what were the people who staunchly support the entrenched establishment? After thinking long and hard, I came to the conclusion that the supporters of the status quo must be called "Loyalists".

Looking up the definitions of both Loyalist and Patriot, I made a startling discovery. The definition of a loyalist is: One who maintains loyalty to an established government, political party, or sovereign, especially during war or revolutionary change. Conversely, here is the definition of a patriot: One who loves and loyally or zealously supports one's own country. Do you see the difference? One supports the established government and the other supports their country! What a revolutionary idea! Literally.

As I watch our State and Federal governments in action, I see a wholesale group of loyalists. They are loyal to their programs, they are loyal to their pet projects and they are loyal to their pocket books. Ultimately, they are loyal to themselves. Nowhere do I see a loyalty to their country or their countrymen.

Patriots have become icons of terrorism. They have been labeled as enemy combatants and dissidents. They have been marginalized for their love of country and staunch support of the ideals on which this great country was built. We, as Patriots have become the enemy.

We are a country divided. The terms "Republican" and "Democrat" no longer apply. We are either Patriots or Loyalists. Lovers of government and tyranny or lovers of country and freedom. We are being thrust into a new era, that is, in fact, but another chapter in the story of liberty.

As said by one of the Great Patriots: Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace-- but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!

We stand on a precipice. Patriot or Loyalist. Tyranny or Liberty. Security (supposed) or Freedom. We all make a choice, either consciously or passively. Choose you this day who you will serve - the author of oppression or the Father of liberty. Will you meekly serve your masters or are you willing to suffer and perhaps even die in the name of Liberty and Freedom. Choose you this day.

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Speaking of Patriotic loyalty, the following is a MUST READ! And take the time to read all of the links provided too!

Daily Thought Pad: Is pResident Obama Loyal to America... or To Someone Else?


Since President Obama’s administration:

§ The Ft. Hood massacre (i.e. “man-caused disaster”) killed 13 Americans.

§ Fatalities of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan have increased by 330%.

§ There’s been a 620% increase in the number of wounded U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan.

§ I.E.D. deaths in Afghanistan have increased by 625%.

§ The underwear bomber would have killed Americans and others if the civilians on the plane had not intervened to stop him.

§ The Time Square bomber would have killed Americans if not for his own incompetence.

Germany and Spain closed mosques in their country within the last few weeks, yet the media has remained quiet about it. (See reference articles below).
The Ground Zero mosque would require the Islamic judicial system pursued by Imam Rauf – Sharia law. Among the gems found in Sharia law: death to Gays and Lesbians; enslavement and persecution of women; and honor killings.
Imam Rauf says that “Islamic law and justice begins in religious movements.” Infiltrating religious movements as a way to bring Islamic law and justice to America sheds new light on Imam Rauf’s pursuit of a mosque at Ground Zero.
Imam Rauf is involved in the Flotilla excursions to Gaza which intend to conquer Israel by driving them out of the Gaza strip. Imam Rauf has helped to finance the Flotillas and a September/October excursion is planned on the ship they named “Audacity of Hope,” inspired by President Obama’s book of the same name… which was inspired by Reverend Jeremiah Wright. Oh… and President Obama’s friends, Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn and Rashid Khalidi are also involved in the aggressive mission of these Flotilla.
What will America do with this information? Will America ignore it, or will America stand against infiltration which places its citizens, its judicial system, its national security and its allies at risk?

Will America care that President Obama, has brought Imam Rauf into the center of our national security?

It is difficult to choose just one link at the end of the post, but perhaps this one is most disturbing:

GROUND ZERO IMAN CALLS FOR RETURN TO MOST RADICAL FORM OF ISLAM IN HISTORY! Proof: Feisal Abdul Rauf’s Arabic language Interview translated to English

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