Composed and posted 31 August 2013, by Sean A. Conover, Soldier, Father, Patriot.
"(Politicians should) Be thankful that people; neigh, Patriots are still talking, even screaming to the rafters of the three "T's": Tyranny, Treachery and Treason... for when our voices grow hoarse, our minds become numb to caring about who can still be swayed and all grows quiet... the only sounds one will hear is the rapport of cannons.
For when the Freedom of Speech no longer holds its ring nor effect, the people shall have but one recourse for action left... the Right of bearing arms, and the true meaning behind our Second amendment to the Constitution of these United States of America. It is a practice and Right held dear by many a Patriot throughout the ages, understood as a civil man's last recourse for action to right the wrongs of a society and political body that has gone astray of their duty. Truly, many more times the number of True Patriots, have fallen prey to tyrants and evil men alike, fearing the inevitable, knowing not what they might be capable of... Failure is not an option... Death comes to us all. But living under the boot strap of a tyrannical Government through one’s own cowardice is unacceptable in my book. If words are spoken only to be heard, and do not swell the heart of the Patriot to action, then I would rather leave this rock to its misery on its own, knowing I stood for something few understood and even fewer were willing to fight for.
It is certainly easy for some, to don the uniform and fight as many of us have. We are few in numbers compared to the millions of sheep that cling to their petty differences. We fought when we were asked, by a Government that may have been unthankful in truth. Most of all, we held to our values; a creed that those who subject good men to battle nary comprehend. But fewer still and lonelier in his duty, is the True Patriot that understands the real mission; of preserving Liberty for all Citizens. It is the Patriot that takes up arms when evils become more than sufferable, and does what is just to ensure that this nation shall not perish in its truest form. This is the oath of the brave few, who may be remembered in the annals of history as history sees fit to write it, but will forever remain in the hearts of those who understand.
It was your forefathers that lit the torch of freedom, no matter how your ancestors arrived on this continent, and braved hardships that not one of us has endured, yet. It was those men who stood their ground and embattled those whom they previously had entrusted to their security, when that same body turned upon them. It was those men who stayed the course and fought righteously against religious, racial and cultural persecution; from the Pilgrims of the 1600's to the slaves that were sold by fellow countrymen into servitude; immigrants too poor to have any worldly good to bear as they drifted to these shores in hopes of making a better life for generations to come. These men, brought all of us to the point we now find ourselves; free to decide our own course... would we subject ourselves to slavery and servitude, or will we take up the cause and though times may be hard, lift our nation to that point it has been so many times before; the beacon of opportunity for all who seek it? One may be inclined to do nothing, biding their time on this earth, fearful and clinging to that last minute or breath; fulfilling nothing and leading a meaningless life. Or he may come to realize that every few generations, our grandchildren call out, unborn and waiting, to see what future will be left to them. "I believe it is the clear legacy of a man, to leave to the future a basis of Liberty and Freedom, no more hindered than that which was left unto him... “(91OVI in an address before council members, location undisclosed, Ohio, 1995).
Truly, we fight when our nation calls, and has just need for sending said call but the lives of our nation's sons and daughters are far too precious to be wasted in petty squabbles or to secure liberties for others who have not taken it upon their self to secure their own. We must certainly scrutinize each and every move of our government, as it has become an overburdening and unsustainable monstrosity which clearly requires audit and justly deserves a diet. The time for an end to the wasteful donation of our Soldiers' lives for those who do not ask our help; nor in many cases, deserve it. It is time to focus our efforts upon sustaining, rebuilding and strengthening our homeland and our heritage. We should prepare to ensure that future generations do not look upon ours and curse the fact that good men did nothing when times allowed. That good men allowed treason to prevail, through the tolerance of neglect and ignorance. What will be your fate, America?"