Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Another Letter to the Editor

I sent this letter to the Manassas Journal Messenger this morning.

"We shall never surrender ..."

Winston Churchill, speaking before the British House of Commons on June 4, 1940, delivered his bold, and history-altering statement as Britain stood on the brink of war with Germany. Churchill's words did more than inspire his countrymen. They changed the course of world history, galvanizing a nation to stand against staggering odds and turn back the onslaught of Nazi tyranny.

Though far more subtle and nuanced, we Americans stand today at a similar precipice. And like Britain, we too have our version of Neville Chamberlain, the British Prime Minister who bargained with the devil, Hitler, and lost. Our conceder is Chief of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff who claims that legalizing twelve million illegals is simply "bowing to reality."

Yes, our borders are wide open, and every day thousands clamber to get in. The reality is stark. The consequences, dire. The future, clouded.

But the more immediate reality is that we Americans have invited this calamity upon ourselves. We have surrendered our citizenship for consumerism, preferring the immediate gratification of a materialistic lifestyle over the loftier ideals of freedom, self-government, and self-determination.

We have elected leaders who do not lead, but rather lurk through the halls of power looking for advantage and opportunity to advance their own personal agendas. They grasp for greater power over our lives. They reach for more control. And the illegal aliens in our midst are mere pawns in the bigger game of control and domination.

Now is not the time to roll over and die. Now is not the time for "bowing to reality." Now is the time to replace all in leadership who do not have America's best at heart. It is time for everyday Americans to retake our country.

But before this can happen, we must first believe that the battle is not yet lost. We must clear the cobwebs from our muddled brains and remember that we are the nation who cast off the bondage of England's King George. We are the people whose civilian soldiers defeated his professional army, and then sat down and hammered out our own, self-governing nation. We have a rich history. And we will be inspired if we take the time to remember.

Don't give up the fight.

"We shall never surrender ..."

2 Comments:

At 7:30 AM, Anonymous Brode Tuwall said...

Very well put. This whole notion of bowing to reality by government officials is so contrary to the tenor of the times that one can be whatever one wishes. The reality is that we need to do triage. Stop the bleeding first and then deal with law breakers. Why not let one legal in as we push one illegal out and prosecute all who employ illegals?

 
At 8:09 AM, Blogger weave said...

Brode,

Thanks for your encouragment. I agree that before we can heal a deep wound, we need to stop the bleeding.

Mark

 

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