“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen!” – Samuel Adams

Archive for May 31st, 2010

Freedom’s Not Free

One more Memorial Day tribute to close the day. This one was too good to pass by. It’s by the Rivoli Review, and reminds us what Memorial Day is really about.

Memorial to Freedom at Mount Rushmore

Memorial to Freedom at Mount Rushmore

Part of the Memorial Day activities for my family today was going up to Mount Rushmore. We are blessed to live only 25 minutes away from the “Shrine of Democracy,” and I try to get up there as often as possible. It’s also a great opportunity to review America’s rich heritage with my children as we see the faces of these great men carved into a mountain. These photos were taken from angles and locations less commonly seen.

The Honor Due the Dead…and The Shame of We, the Living

The Honor Due the Dead…and The Shame of We, the Living

How is it you think solemn ceremonies or rites honor us, or our sacrifice, when you have abandoned the freedoms and principles for which we died, and given them into the hands of bureaucrats and professional politicians? If you want to truly honor us, then restore this nation to its Founding principles, put God back in His rightful place, as the center of it all, and make some effort to protect those precious freedoms, whether from foreign foes or domestic demagogues.

A Tribute to United States Marines

A Tribute to United States Marines

I had the honor several times over my 10 years of service in the U.S. Air Force to work alongside several United States Marines, and they are some incredible people. They hold a discipline and commitment that is second to none. They are always in the thickest, nastiest fighting on the ground, and are usually doing it with less material support than most other branches of the service…and I thank God for them.

Yearning for Peace

Yearning for Peace

This Memorial Day we remember those brave men and women who gave their lives in defense of our most precious freedoms. And we would do well to pray for the members of our armed forces who are placing their lives on the line even as I speak. They long to accomplish their mission and return home to their loved ones. Above all, they yearn for peace.

Remembering the Fallen

The freedom we enjoy here in America isn’t a cheap thing. It isn’t something we stumbled into by accident. It isn’t something we manage to keep just because no one tries to take it away from us. It is something bought and maintained by the blood of heroes and patriots throughout generations.

The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance

As we celebrate and express our appreciation for the generations of sacrifice from our men and women in uniform, consider this from Americans for Limited Government. It is a tribute to that courage and dedication which has kept us free for 234 years…and a caution that we not lose all we have held so dear.