Monday, September 7, 2009
Message from a Threeper in Afghanistan. (We really ARE everywhere.)
Dear Mr Vanderboegh,
Hello from Afghanistan.
First, I would like to thank you for your courage to be an American. There are many that feel just as you do, however they have not made that difficult decision (yet) to make their stand NOW.
I enjoy reading your blog daily here in Afghanistan as do many of my coworkers. We are all talking about current events in America and we can't help but feel like we are away at a very dangerous time. We are all here by choice, but that is another story.
It is frightening to see the events unfold from our so-called leaders as of late. Some could say our time here magnifies what we are seeing so far from home, but I think it just makes things that much more clear.
To see what an oppressive regime and terrorism will do to an entire nation is maddening to say the least.
I wish more Americans could be exposed to the things we see here everyday. It has been a humbling experience. I have listened to people here say that "no matter how bad things look to you yanks, your worries are petty compared to the rest of the world".
I could not disagree more.
It is due to the idea and freedom and liberty on which our country was struck, that the slightest infringement causes the most damage. We have been frogs being slowly boiled for some time now, and it seems we are finally getting to the point where we will say "ENOUGH!".
But is it too late?
I have seen this question posed a few times here as well as Western Rifle Shooters and a few other blogs. To that I must say, as long as there is one freedom loving American left, the idea of liberty will remain... of course the outcome clearly would be disastrous.
I wish with all my heart that we could be there with all of you in September, raising my fist, rifle, or flag to say "STOP!" We must resist this evil with all of our might. It has gone on way too long and I fear for our children. let the marxist-mob mantra of "for the children" now be our battle cry, because there is a difference between "them" and "us"... we are willing to fight and die for our beliefs... are they?
The declaration laid out is simple and brilliant- "If you come for our guns, we will kill you".
I am not afraid to say this, and I have added to my own "new declaration" many other statements, but that (for now) I leave on my front doorstep.
We must all choose for ourselves the limits we are willing to impose, and let us not lack the courage of our convictions.
The time is now. We cannot NRA this (read that as COMPROMISE). That day is long gone. There is nothing more that you can do that you are not already doing... in fact, our upright character demands that we do all that is necessary to avoid this fight, until the very last second.
And when that time comes, all we will need is a rifle and a terrible purpose. What a sad day that will be.
God bless all of us that are ready, watching and have the moral courage to stand in the face of these evil tyrants.
God Bless you Mike, keep up the fight.
Warmest wishes from Kabul Afghanistan,