Wednesday, December 30, 2009

"In Defiance of Every Hazard"

As is apparent from the weasel words from President Solid B+ and Sec-try Incompetano, Americans are on their own in this fight against the underwear bombers. Layers upon layers of defenses against nail clippers and paper cuts, decreeing that children must sit at their desks, hands properly folded, seat backs upright will avail nothing. We are under assault by an evil ideology. We can see it clearly. Mr. Solid B+ cannot. Why?

He does not want to (admit there is a Something Greater than his massive self). As with alcoholism, he may need to hit rock bottom to finally see. Maybe not even then. (In his book, Radical Son, David Horowitz asks his therapist if people ever change. The therapist replies "Only when they get in enough pain, and sometimes not even then." In the popular culture visualize Alec Guiness' almost last words in Bridge on the River Kwai, "Oh my God. What have I done?") He leads an entire political movement which does not want to see. Therefore, until what I hope is the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot of November 2010, we are on our own.

Thank God we have guns. "In our own native land, in defense of the freedom that is our birthright, and which we ever enjoyed till the late violation of it...we have taken up arms. We shall lay them down when hostilities shall cease on the part of the aggressors, and all danger of their being renewed shall be removed, and not before."

Note the "Thank God" part there. "Got God"? A few sentences prior in the quote above the Founders wrote "With hearts fortified with these animating reflections, we most solemnly, before God and the world, declare, that ,exerting the utmost energy of those powers, which our beneficent Creator hath graciously bestowed upon us, the arms we have been compelled by our enemies to to assume, we will, in defiance of every hazard..."

Sitting with tray tables up, seat backs in their upright and locked position, laptops put away, not getting up in the last hour of the flight, and working, via Mr. B+, "even harder, to be even more innovative and relentless " is not "...unabating firmness and perseverance, employ(-ed) for the preservation of our liberties: being with one mind resolved to die freemen rather than live slaves."

In what text or place he said this, though speaking of Communism, this quote from Archbishop Fulton Sheen is germane:
"The world is rapidly being divided into two camps, the comradeship of anti-Christ and the brotherhood of Christ. The lines between these two are being drawn. How long the battle will be we know not; whether swords will have to be unsheathed we know not; whether blood will have to be shed we know not; whether it will be an armed conflict we know not. But in a conflict between truth and darkness, truth cannot lose."

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