posted on May, 15 2006 @ 09:56 AM
Those of you who are leaving, best of luck, and I truely hope you find what you are looking for. Just remember this: The grass is not always greener
on the other side of that fence.
We who are staying will continue to protect our country as best we can, with the means we have available, which are by no means inconsiderable. The
best way to prevent the abuses of power that have, are, and will occur is by being involved in the process. That means getting off your apathetic,
whiney, little butts and getting involved in the process. Going to city council meetings, instead of staying home to watch Seinfeld reruns, or
whatever; and make a nuiesence of yourself. One person can't make a difference is a bunch of cowpoo. If enough one persons raise a ruccus, well
then, it ain't one person, its a movement. Ghandi was one man, Jesus was one man, Bhudda, Martin Luther, Martin Luther King Jr., and many others
were all one man or woman. They inspired, they rebelled, they fomented change. We can all do that.
Running away from America because you don't like the direction the country is headed is a mistake. For love? OK, you got me there, I'd leave too,
best of luck with that.
If you won't stand and fight for the country where your ancestors came, and your family lives, what will you stand and fight for? By standing and
fighting, I don't refer only to whipping out the huntin' rifle and doing battle with the evil forces of the NWO (whoever they are). I am refering
to all of us using the political means available to us all. To give teeth to our will we must indeed be willing to fight with whatever weapon is
available and necessay at the time, up to and including the old huntin' rifle. It isn't that time yet.
My family has been in this land for upwards of 250+ years, we've fought and bled for the ideals that this country stands for. No, it doesn't always
live up to those ideals, but what other country castigates itself like we do for failing to live up to those ideals. What other country on Earth
attracts people who are willing to die to get here for a chance to experiance those ideals? I think you'll look long and hard and not find a one.
Some may come close, but America is the only one that actually attempts to live up to those standards. No, I think I'll stay and do what I can to
fix the problems. I owe it to my family, both my generation, and those that came before me, not to mention those that follow.
As imperfect as America is, I'll stay, because warts and all, America suits me like no other land could.
Grady. Your quote of Emma Lazerus poem was very apt. Thanks for reminding me of it.
[edit on 15-5-2006 by seagull]