Tuesday, March 17, 2009

St. Patricks Day

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure." ~ Thomas Jefferson

St Patricks day should serve to remind us all of Ireland's struggle for independence.

The following video has nothing to do with St Patrick and everything to do with the indomitable Irish spirit.
Because of the refusal of the Irish people to submit to the oppressive rule of England, Ireland is now an independent country. Centuries of oppression by the English resulted in bloody uprisings throughout Ireland's history.



This is true of all cultures.

Despotic rule always produces blood. Either because of revolt, or by the iron hand of the oppressors themselves.

Freedom is never free.

All world leaders, including Barack Hussein Obama, would do well to remember how far freedom loving peoples are willing to go to win and preserve their freedom.

No sacrifice is too great.

No prize more worthy.

6 comments:

Most Rev. Gregori said...

"Freedom is never free...All world leaders, including Barack Hussein Obama, would do well to remember how far freedom loving peoples are willing to go to win and preserve their freedom."

The thing is, it takes people with the intestinal fortitude, who are willing to stand and fight for freedom. What I find today are people who slink away and say: "Oh, its terrible what is happening, but what can I do about it?" They don't want to hear about what needs to be done, because deep down they are cowards.

Mark said...

There's much truth in what you say, father. But there is always a breaking point, when even cowards will stand and fight.

Herm said...

Our nation is awash in self indulgence, self adoration, self appeasement, and self demanding. Instead of self reliance. Freedom is a totally non-existent concept to these people. They don't even know they're in danger of loosing it. Most of us who so love the freedom that our nation and constitution has afforded us have been tested in various ways that give us such a high regard and reverence for freedom. We remember the great sacrifices so many have given to provide and maintain this most sacred gift. I have come to believe that there are only two types of people on earth. Those who work, toil, and sacrifice to promote life and those who merely consume life. just my thots. God Bless, Herm

Trader Rick said...

This nation is not the same nation that opened her arms to the world's downtrodden seeking freedom. The pioneer spirit is drained and we are now a nation of multinational greedy people who want somebody else to take care of them. Freedom is no longer prized, and hard work is no longer rewarded. We have morphed into something morbid.

Those few of us who harbor the Spirit of the Founding Fathers, are an anacharistic minority, doomed to annialation.

Have a nice day. :)

Mike's America said...

I wanted to comment on the Jackie Mason story but there is no comment link at the bottom.

Mark said...

Mike, yes there is. At least, on my browser there is. But go ahead and comment on it here, if you want. I'd be interested in what you think.