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Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Fall of our Nation

Sorry, should have posted this yesterday and just didn't get around to it.

Here is this weekend's column on WND entitled "The Fall of our Nation."


  1. I just finished reading it Patrice. A very thought provoking and spot on piece of work there.

  2. Been thinking your thoughts for years. Agree with everything you said. Here's the problem.

    I'm ready to stand up and fight back, but I don't for two reasons. First, I spend most of my waking hours trying to make ends meet to pay off the debts I have foolishly accumlated and know I must eliminate, 90% of which are the result of over taxation. Thus, I have little time available to physically protest. Secondly, I'm not willing to stand up and fight solo. There's no point in protesting only to be hung, shot, or thrown in jail to rot. This confirms your final point, but I'm not willing to do it alone. With a group, count me in. Problem with the group is I know very few people who seem to actually see what is going on, let alone be willing to fight.

    As the relentless destruction of our liberty marches on a point will be reached where enough of us will become outraged. I hope it is soon.

  3. Hmmm, I must be older than I realize. Or am I losing my mind? (Please don't answer that question!) I could swear there was another topic posted - something about preschoolers wearing GPS tracking devices at school. The link was touchy, but I was able to read the newspaper article before I posted a comment here. Now it's all gone - as if it never existed. Well, it must be my age playing havoc with my memory.... Or my memory playing havoc with my age. Or maybe Patrice was having a little fun with us?

    Anyhow --
    There are millions of Americans who are awake, aware, educated, willing to stand up and speak out. It takes a lot of courage to continue to speak out when there is a concerted effort to silence people through intimidation, name-calling, and false accusations. But speak out we must!

    Yesterday, August 28, there were two rallies in Washington, DC. I had hoped the two groups would come together and show a real spirit of what MLK, Jr. worked for. Instead, it was like segregation all over again. The blacks gathered one place and the predominantly white group gathered at another. It was so typical - all talking about moving forward, yet neither side approaching the other (as far as I know).

    Is the cultural and socioeconomic divide so wide that we cannot breech it? I pray we can find a way to come together before the tipping point makes that impossible. See, I have a dream too - that Americans realize we need to end entitlements and return to the Constitution if we TRULY want equality in our land. No person can be equal when the government takes from some and gives to others.

    Patrice, thank you for speaking out. We must all speak out. We don't have the luxury of allowing others to do the dirty work for us. This is OUR country and WE must work hard to resurrect her from the abyss. Time is growing short.

    If it is God's will, America shall survive. We must turn to God for guidance. He holds the key to our futures. Only He can lead us to the answers, but first we must lead ourselves back to Him.

    I saw a reference to chapter and verse the other day on an inspirational music video. I got out my Bible and read the passage for myself. It was so very appropriate - I hope every American will read it.
    2 Chr. 7:14 (KJV)

    May God Bless America.

    Anonymous Patriot

  4. On the other hand Patrice it may have nothing, or very little to do, with morale or government actions. Throughout history countless nations have risen & fallen because of changing global economics and maybe the USA will be no exception.

  5. america as a nation has been letting herself go for a long time... sometimes lately, it is like swimming against the tide..but i for one am not gonna give up the fight..i know i am not alone.

  6. If America fails now, Britain will certainly go with us.

  7. I'm not singling out anybody with this post, I'm just saying the time for excuses is over.

    We are either going to work to save our country NOW or it is too late. If the Congress doesn't change dramatically in November, then it's all over. (Even if it does change, our work isn't over.) If people don't take the bull by the horns and do whatever they can as individuals, then it's all over. Restoring our republic isn't a job for the other guy, this is a job for each of us. I'm sick of excuses!

    Every freaking day I'm writing letters to editors and politicians and I'm sending out fliers and emails. When I can, I'm attending Tea Party rallies and sending donations to like-minded candidates all over the country. I'm not bragging, I'm explaining that I - a 60 year old retired woman living on a fixed income - can make a difference. And so can every American who wants to save our republic. We each do what we can, when we can, and sometimes we work with others of like minds and sometimes we work alone. The bottom line is that we MUST DO SOMETHING. Whatever you can, just do it NOW!!

    I don't care how busy or poor or frustrated people are - we're at the end of our rope. This is SERIOUS. If we fail to save America, we have no one to blame but ourselves. Excuses be damned!

    Excuses - that's how we got in this mess in the first place. Excuses don't cut it anymore. I'm mad as hell at those who see the problems and then make excuses for not taking action.
    I'm frustrated, too, with Americans who won't STAND UP

    I'm not talking about violence, I'm talking about taking a stand and speaking out. About going to school board meetings and learning just what they have in mind for YOUR children. I'm talking about writing letters, knowing they will be unanswered. I'm talking about making phone calls to register opposition to unconstitutional legislation. I'm talking about doing that which is required of a citizen - being aware of the problems and working to resolve them. It's hard work sometimes, but think of the consequences for generations to come if WE don't stand up and speak out. We will be the generation that let our country fail because we had so many excuses.

    You are not alone, but you do have to expend the effort to find those who agree with you. They are everywhere: at work, at the hair salons and the antique malls and the auto shops and at the high school football games all across America. And they, too, are waiting for somebody to connect with them. Well, the time for waiting is OVER - it's time to take that scary step and reach out to like-minded people who will stand shoulder to shoulder with you. One of the best ways to do that is to attend a Tea Party rally or to attend a casual political rally or to attend an NRA gathering or go to church.

    600,000+ people from all over the country (and some from other countries) attended Glenn Beck's Restoring Honor Rally in Washington, DC on August 28. Those people think like you do and they were willing to spend their own time and money to stand up and show their dedication to this country. They were only a fraction of those who feel the same way. We are everywhere!

    It's not rocket science! Saving our country will require some effort, but it's not difficult work. It's just different work.


    Anonymous Patriot