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Glenn Beck is no Patrick Henry
Posted By Larry Klayman On 03/08/2013 @ 7:37 pm In Commentary,Opinion | No Comments
Last Tuesday, on his Internet broadcast, our friend and fellow conservative, Glenn Beck, taking stock of what he characterized as the hopeless and dangerous “state of the nation” under President Barack Hussein Obama, declared: “When the government says they can use drones and just kill us without a warrant or a trial, my gosh, America certainly is dead. … I’ve lost faith in government. I’ve lost faith in the media, in banking, the justice system, some of our big-city police departments. … I think I just didn’t have faith in the DMV 15 years ago. Now I question everything. I don’t have faith in any of it.”
Saying that because of his “lost faith” we now must “surrender,” Beck went on: “I remember that surrender is an important way of winning. Surrender. You’re powerless over anything that happens in Washington. And, so what do you do? Try to make amends for the things that you’ve done wrong. You try to live differently. Take an inventory, and then you will take control of the things that you can and you work hardest on those. …”
Beck added: “Just as I don’t have faith in anything, my faith grows in my family, and in God. I raise my kids and make sure I’m listening as closely as I can. This is where we are supposed to be. Faithless in everything that man has created, and putting our faith and our time and our energy into everything that God has created.”
While Glenn’s faith in God is exemplary, contrast his “surrender” with a man who has been called the “First Founding Father,” Patrick Henry, a Virginia attorney turned revolutionary, who also had a deep faith in God.
Addressing the Continental Congress on March 23, 1775, Henry, using the oration skills he acquired and honed as a trial lawyer, spoke eloquently and forcefully to his colleagues about the God-given duty to fight for freedom from the bondage of the “First Despot,” King George III of Great Britain – and to do so against all odds. He declared: “There is no longer any room for hope. If we wish to be free –if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending – if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be ordained – we must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight! An appeal to arms and to the God of hosts is all that is left us!”
Henry pressed on: “They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength but irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot? Sir, we are not weak if we make proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power. The millions of people, armed in a holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God, who presides over the destinies of nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to be strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.”
Henry then concluded: “Why we stand here idle? What is 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!”
The First Despot, King George III, raped the rich colonies with high taxes, ignored their grievances, subverted their legal system and as a final stroke seized and destroyed the colonists’ caches of guns and other means of self-defense when it became apparent that the citizens could stand no more tyranny from the Crown. Even worse, 236 years after the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, triggering the first American Revolution, the modern-day disciple of the king, demagogue President Barack Hussein Obama, has onerously raised taxes, engaged in class warfare, pitting the poor and middle class against the so-called rich, black against white, Latino against Anglo, gay against straight, and Muslim against Jew and Christian, in order to win re-election.
To insure that Obama’s mission to enslave the nation in his brand of Marxist ideology succeeds in the face of imminent rebellion by the informed masses, his government has armed itself to the teeth, unleashed black helicopters in our major cities to intimate the people and set up committees to determine who in its estimation is a “subversive” and may have to be eliminated with drone and other strikes on American citizens on U.S. soil. [See "Obama prepares to kill 2nd American Revolution"]. And, last but not least, to this end, Obama has also issued executive actions as the first step to removing the people’s Second Amendment right to bear arms to defend themselves against “his” government and its evil designs.
With the exception of a few, like Sen. Rand Paul, no one in the Republican opposition has the will or guts to oppose Obama’s dictatorial quest to remove our freedoms and civil liberties and potentially assassinate those American citizens who resist his and the rest of the government establishment’s claim of total “sovereignty” over us.
We the People, initially using all non-violent means, must ourselves rise up! But if in the end it means following the lead of our First Founding Father, Patrick Henry, we reserve our God-given rights to defend ourselves and to restore liberty to our shores.
As in colonial times leading to the birth of a free country, we will never surrender! Instead, must be prepared to use all legally righteous means to restore the country to greatness!
Give us liberty or give us death! God did not forsake our Founding Fathers, and He will not forsake us!
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