Monday, January 2, 2012

Yes! A New Year For Freedom!


I love Rick Cochran's New Year's post! I've recently received a few emails containing powerful words of wisdom that fall right in line with what Rick said. One of the many things I respect about Rick and Cathy is that they live their convictions, they practice what they preach, they walk the walk. They understand that the greatest impact we can have is by strengthening ourselves first. Once we're armed with truth and unshakeable conviction we join forces with others and become a stronger force united. But it all begins with me. With you. Rick said, "If we are to be able to educate others we must first be educated ourselves. Therefore, I resolve to better equip myself..."    
We absolutely canNOT sit back and think that other people are doing something to defend our Republic and our Liberty so we don't need to do anything. Now, more than ever is the time to get involved. What ever gifts, talents, ambitions you have, now is the time to put them to work. The new year ahead of us needs every ounce of energy to succeed in saving the Constitution freedom our Founders established. It's time to get out from behind the computer and "do [your] part in putting shoe leather to [the] goal[s] of Liberty]."

I'd like to share part of a message from a friend, the president of MidMo Patriots, James Coyne. At the year's end he was reflecting on what it is we are about and what it is we are fighting for. He said:
"What we fight against is not a person or a political party but the killing of the human spirit. We fight against those who would define each person, control their destiny and take the fruit of their labor.

All we need do is look at the hopelessness of each individual in the many totalitarian states around the world, or in fact, the living death of total dependency in many of our own cities, to see what is at stake when we loose our liberty and the responsibility for our own lives.

Often I feel tired and ready to give up when I see the corruption and lack of principals in both parties. Does what we do make a difference? I am reminded of the scripture that reads, “Do not grow weary in well doing, if you faint not you will reap in due season. Galatians 6:9"
Remember – one person can change the world when the truth is with him – and that person is you. 

Let us be bold. Let us dream the big dreams and sharpen one another as steel sharpens steel in the days to come.
And to close I'd like to share a story sent to me from Andrew Palmer, a friend, KC public education teacher, Editor of KC blog CoMoPolitics:

A man decided that he would change the world.
But, he wasn’t successful.
So he decided to change the country.
But, he wasn’t successful.
So he decided to change his community.
But, he wasn’t successful.
So he decided to change his street.
But, be wasn’t successful.
So he decided to change his family.
But, he wasn’t successful.
So he decided to change himself.
AND HE WAS SUCCESSFUL.
AND HIS FAMILY CHANGED AND THEY AFFECTED THEIR STREET.
AND THE PEOPLE ON THE STREET AFFECTED THEIR COMMUNITY.
AND THE PEOPLE OF THE COMMUNITY AFFECTED THEIR COUNTRY.
AND THE PEOPLE OF THE COUNTRY AFFECTED THE WORLD.
 I look forward to learning, working with and serving along side of you.
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