THE SLEEPING GIANT OF GREATNESS
By Ron Edwards
June 5, 2016
Many Americans annually honor our fallen military heroes on Memorial Day. There are moments of thankful prayer, the visitation of historic sites, flying Old Glory, ect. There are also the usual sad sack sorry losers who attempt to mar the holiday with progressive inspired acts of pure bad taste and evil. One such case was a multi-state rampage of thugs who destroyed historic grave markers of heroes who died, so that even those who chose the path of evil to have a good shot of experiencing a great American life.
I want to personally express my thanks and gratitude to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Whether it was during the founding of this great republic, or the horrendous Civil War that was waged to preserve the union, then to eradicate slavery. We must not forget those who gallantly battled and won against Germany’s Kaiser regime, during World War One. We are forever indebted to the Greatest Generation for taking down the triple threat of evil during World War Two. Whether it was Hitler’s Nazis of Germany, Emperor Hirohito’s mighty military in the Pacific Theater, or Mussolini’s minions of Italy. Thank you, for without your magnanimous efforts, America the beautiful would never have become the greatest super power the world had ever known.
Originally, Memorial Day was called Decoration Day in the United States in the immediate aftermath of the United States Civil War. It was a tradition initiated by General John A. Logan, leader for Northern Civil War Veterans. Abraham Lincoln said, “highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain – that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom-and that government of the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”
The original purpose intended for Memorial Day was to insure that Americans would not only remember those who died for the cause of protecting our republic from enemy aggression, but also to preserve liberty and justice for all.
Since America’s infancy, over 1.3 million of our fellow countrymen and women have given their lives so that we all might be free to experience liberty. The blood of American soldiers has been spilled on both United States and foreign soil. God has blessed America by giving us men and women who put our republic above self-interests and who were willing to sacrifice their lives for our God given rights. America has been endowed with the right military leaders and commanders in chief during our darkest hours.
Men like George Washington, General George Patton, General Dwight Eisenhower, President Ronald Reagan, President Harry S. Truman, General Paul Vallely and many others who made tough decisions that helped America reach or exceed her potential while preserving her for future generations. Because of the efforts of these and many other great Americans our republic has been a solid republic for quite some time now, hopefully she will reemerge as a constitutionally limited republic that we can keep, as Benjamin Franklin encouraged Americans to do.
We find such men and women heroes at places like Gettysburg, Normandy, Bunker Hill and elsewhere. But when it comes to preserving our republic, it goes beyond just winning wars and putting the kabash on those seeking to kill, steal from and destroy America the beautiful. President Ronald Reagan correctly pointed out that freedom as never being more than one generation from extinction. He also stated, “We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on to them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children, what it was once in the United States of where men were free.
Unfortunately today, America is precariously close to toppling over the brink into the abys of existence as the former envy of the world nation of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness where the unalienable rights of individuals were once recognized.
In recent years, up to 40% of Americans are now in favor of the opposite of unalienable rights recognition, free market economics, Christian virtues, and even positive American history. Sadly, most government school students are no longer even properly instructed on American history. Thus their faulty judgement as adult voters for example over the pass to presidential election cycles, for example. Some students are indoctrinated against America to the point, they prefer sharia law bullies running around, illegal immigration into the U.S., and government oppression against prosperity and good private sector healthcare.
Despite all of that madness, I for one am encouraged by the awakening of the sleeping giant of millions of Americans who are working through various means to rekindle the flame of Liberty and justice for all, throughout our republic.
Stay tuned America, believe it or not happy days will be here again as the sleeping giant of greatness reawakens right in our midst.
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