The Revolution Must Continue
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
As I write it is the morning of July 4th, 2013. I don't feel particularly celebratory this Independence Day.
As I see it, everything we should be celebrating on Independence Day-- we are in serious danger of losing. In
fact, the more I think about it, the more I become convinced that
rather than grilling hamburgers and hotdogs we ought to be grilling our
nation's leaders. Instead of staying in our backyards comfortably
around the pool and/or picnic tables, we ought to be in the streets
demanding that our freedoms and liberty be restored!
I am convinced that America is under a greater threat today from her current crop of leaders than she ever was under the reign of King George!
Look. SOMETHING is going to happen in America -- and soon.
Either we will collapse as a country -- OR -- we will regain control of
our government and restore the America our Forefathers gave us at such
great and terrible cost.
The storm clouds of a great internal conflict are gathering on the horizon.
like it was in the 1700's, America is, today, split between two
factions. In Revolutionary War days there were the Patriots and there
were the Tories. The Tories wanted to remain a part of Great Britain.
They lost. They left America -- by the ship loads -- after the British
defeat at Yorktown. Whole families left everything, and got the heck out
of Dodge, making their way to England or some other British Territory.
They were not particularly missed.
Today we are spilt between freedom loving Americas and "Statist" (or Socialist) Americans.
are just now beginning to realize that Socialists and freedom lovers
cannot coexist. Like "matter" and "anti-matter" endeavoring to occupy
the same space will result in an inevitable explosion.
What happens next, the direction in which the dominoes fall, all depends upon the side gathering the most support.
A free America is slipping away ... quickly.
think one of the most difficult obstacles those of us old freedom
loving Americans have to confront is the near total ignorance of younger
Americans about what they have already lost -- and -- have yet to
lose. It is a hurdle that must be removed, surmounted, or circumvented
See, younger Americans have never experienced, nor
enjoyed, the freedom we older Americans have. They have never had it,
therefore, they do not miss it -- nor feel the yearning for it that we
Like the proverb of the frog in the pot of water slowly
brought to the boiling point, they did not jump out of the pot. And now
it is too late.
Younger Americans were indoctrinated in our
government school system to support "Statist" themes and the "Statist"
agenda and to be wary of us old dogs who complain that the constitution
is being trampled upon. They were sold a bill of goods and they bought
it -- lock, stock, and barrel.
Now the constitution is
irrelevant. It doesn't actually matter. We are in post-constitution
days. All the rights we had under that document and the Bill of Rights,
WE (the people) no longer have. Now the government controls those
rights and privileges and they dole them out, at their pleasure, to whom
When you step back and look objectively at
America today, you can see that we are actually in worse shape than we
were under King George.
Anyone with just a thimble full of
common sense understands that this is an untenable situation and must be
-- NAY -- WILL be resolved.
odds have not been this "against us" in 237 years. It is said by
learned historians that in the 1700's about one-third of Americans
wanted freedom from Great Britain, while about one-third of colonists
wanted to remain a part of Great Britain, and the final third didn't
give a damn, one way or the other. My estimation today is that modern
America is near evenly split with about half of us really caring -- one
way or the other.
Like our forefathers if we manage to take
America back to her constitutional liberties, we are going to be
compelled to drag about half of America back, kicking and screaming, all
the cussed way.
That being said, we must understand that THAT is no way to insure a stable country.
so, the revolution MUST continue. Eternal vigilance is , indeed, ONE
of the costs of freedom. Another is the willingness to fight a
continuing fight. It is a life or death struggle for the existence of a
We Americans who love freedom are going to have to
forget all the globalist, citizen of the world, nations without borders,
malarkey! (By the way, there is no such thing as a nation without
We must concentrate on cleaning up our own mess before
we begin meddling in the affairs of other states. (Read Egypt, Syria,
So. If I raise a glass today, it will be to toast the
America that WAS ... not the mess we have allowed ourselves to become.
In fact, may I be so bold as to suggest that before we raise our glasses
-- we raise our faces -- toward heaven -- in reverent petition to
Providence to once again smile on our feeble efforts to rekindle our
nation's faith, to regain our freedom, to reassert the authority of the
constitution, to strengthen our resolve to restore the "shining city on a
hill" as a beacon to all mankind, anywhere on the globe, lighting the
way for man's unquenchable thirst for freedom to be satisfied.
is time to gird up our loins and in the words of the prophet Joel:
"Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruninghooks into spears: let
the weak say, I am strong." Joel 3: 10.
Wilson once said: "The American Revolution was a beginning, not a
consummation." Wrong about so much, on THIS, Wilson was correct.
© J. D. Longstreet