A PATRIOT’S FIELD OF DREAMS
By Greg Evensen
I was forced to learn this lesson very early in life. It was one that carried risks I would have avoided if it had been possible. Having Robert Evensen, a child of the 1920’s, a WWII B-24 pilot, a 1950’s era school board member, small town business owner, and a man who lived out the very meaning of truth, honesty and integrity as my father, was to understand that you did not back up from adversity, leave the tough choices to someone else, or EVER run from a fight when one was forced upon you. So, when we moved from the cornfields of Shabbona, Illinois, in 1960, to the backwoods of Hermansville, Michigan, my world was rocked hard. Being the “new kid” in town was, in those days, a wonderfully scary time. Within a week, I had fought twice to “prove” that I had what it took to go fishing with my new friends, and that I could take the heat without running home and hiding in the garage. I was a big kid and could hit the softball over the township garage often enough, that I was picked for the dirt lot team first every time we played. I was a good athlete, but not a “stand-out” in any sport, but I enjoyed football the most. I did a good enough job on the team and later met many friends of like mind and stalwart heart in Escanaba, 24 miles down the road from Hermansville.
Playing on a team, working with deeply committed young men of like mind, standing up for what was absolutely right, gathering your strength for the difficult tasks ahead were concepts that my friends and I took most seriously. They carried over into my whole life, the Kansas State Troopers, and my family as well. For generations, back through time to the revolution itself, our clan has distinguished themselves as people who will not tolerate bullies of any shape or size, and will “do what has to be done” to end a brutal reign of terror----- wherever it comes from. I know, I have the scars of fighting many battles forever on my body, but none of which I started or desired. As my dad said so many times, “never be a bully, never go looking for a fight, but if you have been attacked, then finish it COMPLETELY, and do so as fairly and quickly as possible.”
I left the initial fear of this new world behind and met my wife Liz in 7th grade by the Escanaba Jr. High library. She was (and still is) the most beautiful woman a man could have and hold. We lost track of each other for 35 years. We married later in life after my precious wife Yvonne passed away suddenly from a stroke at age 49.
Liz, (Betty to me and her friends), created and named our website, www.theheartlandusa.com, usa means (united for a sovereign America. Go there for details about this soon coming Jefferson City national event). She directed and produced our highly sought after personal defense and survival DVD series, “Castle Defense,” and is now helping me plan the upcoming April 8-10, 2011, event in Jefferson City, Missouri, called, “A Patriot’s Field of Dreams: Reviving the Spirit of America.” This idea emerged during my weekly radio show, “Voices from the Heartland,” heard on radio, or at www.republicbroadcasting.org each Sunday afternoon at 2:00p.m. CST. It was a concept that came very suddenly and I believed it to be divinely inspired. I pleaded with the audience to help me locate a place that would be available and could handle this great gathering.
Within two hours, a wonderful Christian patriot, descended directly from William Whipple, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and from Thomas Jefferson as well, called me and said he had waited most of his life for this opportunity, and had 500 acres of land that we could use to have a gathering of people unlike any meeting open to rebuild America since 1776. Similar to that Iowa cornfield where fictional players and fans came to watch a miracle ballgame, this very real field where, under the sun and the stars, real dreams can be fulfilled bringing citizens together to lay the cornerstone for a brand new effort that may begin the process of reclaiming individual and state sovereignty, and God willing, setting right our American national will.
We are not trying to outdo the Tea Party movement, the Oath keepers or anyone else. Those efforts, valiant as they are, need the support and dedication of the same folks who have written or called already saying, “count me in, I will be there.” We have been in touch with people who will make tremendous speakers for this gathering, if they are able to attend. Coach Dave Daubenmire, Little Rock area radio host, Marine Drew Raines have confirmed, as well as GNC’s “Call to Decision” show host Pastor Butch Paugh. I will contact and invite fellow writer, Chuck Baldwin, also my friends, the Rev. David Manning from New York, and Sheriff Richard Mack, to speak during the gathering as well, if their schedules allow the time to come. I have extended an invitation for Senator Rand Paul as well, but will not know for sometime if he will come.
Arrival for the April 8-10 meeting is requiring a huge effort and some financial investment to even swing the gates open. If you can contribute, please do so at The Heartland USA, PO Box 162, Sagola, MI., 49881. I hope traffic is backed up on I-70 from Kansas City eastward and St. Louis westward, all exiting at Columbia, Missouri, going south toward Jefferson City! You have asked and pleaded for me to do this. We are going to do it. We need your help now and along the way.
Every cent of donations will help pay for sanitation, refuse storage and pick-up, site insurance, directional signs, and other event type costs in the $7500 range at a minimum. All of us participating are doing so without reimbursement or gain. This is for Americans willing to pay the price to come. We have had volunteers already to set up a radio studio, provide musical entertainment, act as hosts and hostesses to assist hundreds or thousands of folks arriving Friday to know where to park and set up camping on the grounds. A semi-trailer with lights and sound will set the stage for an event that will drive most in Washington and certainly every national media outlet crazy, for they will have NO CONTROL over the acts of pure freedom that will mark this potentially historic effort. Predictably, patriot bumper sticker regulators from the Missouri Fusion Center may be on the roads, so beware!
We do not advocate anything but a great celebration of what we can do to halt and reverse the march toward tyranny our government and its agencies have begun to stifle our God given rights, and to rob the people of their hard earned wages. All of this so that thousands of government programs and groups of politically correct individuals, who have special rights and entitlements NEVER authorized by the Constitution or earned by them continue to feed off of the rest of us.
The abuse of our national legacy and the truth behind this absolute conspiracy to eliminate liberty, self-protection, and the dignity of each person’s life from conception to death is not only a disgrace, but a cancer grafted by government onto the heart of freedom’s defenders. To die for this nation now is the ultimate tragedy--when wars are disguised as this rogue government’s design to see that we are in lock-step with an international plan to merge us--under one currency, one apostate world religion, and one United Nation’s world government of dictators, corrupted bankers, and security services buffoons like Janet Napolitano’s DHS, FEMA, or the insidious BATFE.
This gathering will set the record straight and place the operational bar high for responsibility in our pronouncements, accountability for our behavior both on-site and nationally, and ultimately the feasibility for success in rebuilding our nation—locally and at the state level so that nationally the options of a rogue government can be so narrowed that either Congress adapts and carries out the will of the people, or it disappears into its own fog of irrelevance. People in the states—like Montana, Utah, Oklahoma and others crafting, designing, and legislating laws that set their people apart from the true tyranny that vomits forth from Washington, with bilge that even many of the newly elected “representatives” can’t see, just one month into their terms. Congress IS doomed to fail this time too, unless the few truly dedicated Congressional Representatives and Senators turn the corner and lead us back to sanity. Otherwise their efforts have been buried already, and are simply a nuisance to the establishment leaders of both party’s sold out leaders.
We seek no confrontation except in our discussion—at least for now. We encourage no violence—but we stand vigilant for self-defense and ultimately the dismantling of communistic tyranny accompanied by Nazi like programs designed to pit neighbor against neighbor. Consequently, if God allows it, the days of the bullies in town are coming to an end.
“Throughout our American history, the people of this nation have left their ALL on battlefields around the world. Soon, we will gather together on a spiritual battlefield, divinely set apart for us by the Living God. WE will gather in the field with high hopes and renewed dreams. We will no longer leave our freedoms to be trampled under the feet of our enemies on an evil battle field of political greed, corrupted banker’s money and governmental abuses of the public, but rather, we will revive the dreams for a future where freedom and liberty reign supreme for each man, woman and child. We will acknowledge that we must repent unto God, and turn from our wicked ways, so that He can heal our land and restore to us the blessings of true life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It begins with each one of us in Jefferson City, Missouri, one nation under GOD, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” Liz Evensen-February 12, 2011.
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Whether the gangs of people living for evil and corrupted gain attempt to push and shove their way passed the school yard, the public square, or into my front yard or yours, makes no difference. It is time to move into the “circle of engagement” and never, ever run from the bully or the fight that has been forced upon you.
I heard you the first time, Dad, and even if I stand alone, I will take this bully on, finish the fight, and then return home to my FREE neighbors, friends and family. We can do no less than this in honor of our heritage.
The promise of a new day is breaking. Be there to witness the dawn’s early light. I look forward to seeing you in Jefferson City.
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