Tuesday, January 20, 2009

"What storms may come."

So let us mark this day with remembrance, of who we are and how far we have traveled. In the year of America's birth, in the coldest of months, a small band of patriots huddled by dying campfires on the shores of an icy river. The capital was abandoned. The enemy was advancing. The snow was stained with blood. At a moment when the outcome of our revolution was most in doubt, the father of our nation ordered these words be read to the people:

"Let it be told to the future world...that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could survive...that the city and the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to meet [it]."

America. In the face of our common dangers, in this winter of our hardship, let us remember these timeless words. With hope and virtue, let us brave once more the icy currents, and endure what storms may come. Let it be said by our children's children that when we were tested we refused to let this journey end, that we did not turn back nor did we falter; and with eyes fixed on the horizon and God's grace upon us, we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations. -- Barack Hussein Obama, Inaugural Address, 20 January 2009.

I find myself agreeing with President Obama's oratory, if probably not his own understanding of those words. We ARE about to be tested -- by events, by the enemies of the Founders' Republic, indeed, by Obama himself.

We must not fail that test, despite "what storms may come."

Mike Vanderboegh
Three Percent


CorbinKale said...

President Obama's campaign oratory and his Senate votes haven't been what one could call similar.

With a view to his reputation as an oathbreaker, I will have to discount everything he says as more subterfuge. I just hope he flips on his plan to start a civil war with his new AWB. Standing by.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I'd like him to forget about the AWB as not being worthy of his attention right now.

After all, England is a matter of days from utter bankruptcy, and we're not far behind - our banks are crashing. Taking lawfully-acquired guns away from those who haven't used them unlawfully since acquisition is rather stupid and pointless at ANY time, but particularly when our economy is a shambles and many of our enemies are licking their chops in anticipation of appeasements to come.

Oh, and Barack, if you try to take away guns from people (i.e. register them - it is the same thing), then the economic problems will be seriously exacerbated. Markets don't like uncertainty, and you'll be creating bucketfulls of it with an AWB and worse.

Anonymous said...

Pretty words indeed, but that doesn't mask his previous voting records and his anti-freedom stance. The brave men who fought against British tyranny adhered by a certain set of rules and philosophies that he, sadly, not only ignored, but encouraged it's further erosion.

Cunning, yes, but I don't buy it.


Mike H said...

His words will melt away like cotton candy in the rain. We must not relent. We must shed light on this 'false light'.

Pat said...

Let us put away childish things. The previous 8 years have left us too threatened to bicker like this.

Diogenes said...

To Pru.
No Bickering nor childish things. Bitter clingers aside I won't allow anyone to come take my guns unless they are on my side and I am unable to use them as needed.
The current poser in office needs to take a hint from history that his ideas are blatantly WRONG and no matter what his theories are: they are not going to work. He has done more damage in one week towards sending us away from the original Ideas of the founding fathers than the last 2 long timers we had. We don't need to wait for a 100 days to pass to see that this fool is going to start the war that rips this country apart yet again.

I will NOT live in a socialist country. I may fight in one because I want to return it to a republic But I will not willingly live in one. I will defend my constitution as I swore over 20 years ago. I will defend my family from the trepidations of a traitor and his minions. I will fight back when his "Middle class task force" wants to talk about why I won't Join them or any other silly idea that they feel will 'further the cause'. Don't even bother coming to my door as my dog knows the stench of a liberal and prefers chasing them over cats.

the die is cast and only Obama seems to know where it will land and on what face. i don't think he truly understands the full dynamics of his decisions though.

My two cents.