Monday, May 25, 2009

Show your patriotism this Memorial Day, and pray

Just because I can, "Yes, we can!" here's some bumper stickers et c. that I really like from The Patriot Depot. How better to celebrate Memorial Day that exercising our right of free speech given to us by the blood, sweat and tears of all the generations of Americans fallen in battle?
Yes folks, we have a President who thinks he can stimulate the economy by printing more "money," raising your taxes, and spending our grand children's inheritance to win the votes of illegal immigrants, dead people, and Democrats. Furthermore, he can't prove he was born in America. We know he lived in Kenya, so it's quite possible that this is his home country. Therefore, somewhere in Kenya, a village must be missing its idiot!

Of course,we're just trying to have a little fun and make the Liberals mad in the process. The really scary part is that President Obama is not an idiot. Every decision he makes is calculated to take one more liberty away and moves us one step closer to full-blown communism.
And The Patriot Depot also reports that a man in Louisiana was detained by police there while they investigated whether he was a terrorist for displaying their "Don't Tread On Me" sticker.

A customer service representative at The Patriot Depot just received a call from Rosemary in Ball, Louisiana alerting him that her brother-in-law was stopped by small town Louisiana police and detained by the roadside for half an hour. A background check was conducted to determine whether he was a member of an “extremist” group. Why? Her brother-in-law (name not disclosed for privacy) had purchased a conservative “Don’t Tread on Me” bumper sticker from The Patriot Depot and displayed it on his car.

The bumper sticker is based on the famous flag designed by American Revolution era general and statesman Christopher Gadsden. The yellow flag featured a coiled diamondback rattlesnake ready to strike, with the slogan “Don’t Tread on Me!” underneath it. Benjamin Franklin helped make the rattlesnake a symbol of Americans’ reluctance to quarrel but vigilance and resolve in defense of their rights. By 1775 when Gadsden presented his flag to the commander-in-chief of the Navy, the rattlesnake was a symbol of the colonies and of their need to unite in defense of threats to their God-given and inherited rights. The flag and the bumper sticker symbolize American patriotism, the need to defend Americans’ rights, and resistance to tyranny’s threats to American liberty. Those threats included—and include—illegal taxation, profanation of Americans’ rights, and violation of the fundamental principles of American law.

Now don't that just give you the warm fuzzies and make you want to show your patriotism on Memorial Day? It's bad enough that we got a bunch of rookies in power who can't find their behinds with both hands, but they also don't know their history. And those who are ignorant of history are doomed to repeat it. Viva la Revolution!

But seriously, take a minute today to bow your head in respect to the men and women, from our founding fathers on forward, who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom by laying down their lives for this nation, and say a prayer for the future of America.

I woke up this morning with one of the verses from "America the Beautiful" playing in my head, sung by the late great Ray Charles, a true patriot.

O beautiful for heroes proved
In liberating strife.
Who more than self their country loved
And mercy more than life!
America! America!
May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness
And every gain divine!

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