As I sit here staring at my screen pondering what to blog about this week, the only thing filling my thoughts is the four U.S. Marines and Navy servicemen that were gunned down right here at home. These men were not deployed overseas in a combat zone. They were in the heartland, Chattanooga, TN, unarmed and unable to defend themselves. The excuse given for why these servicemen (and all those serving in similar stateside assignments) are not allowed to carry firearms is that it’s demoralizing for Americans to be policed by the military. I call BULL CRAP!!! That is poppy-cock and another liberalized excuse to disarm Americans and impose on our Constitutional, God given right to bear arms! Being able to protect themselves is not policing me or any other American. If that military member is trustworthy enough to carry a much larger array of fire power in a war zone, then surely to goodness he or she is trustworthy enough to have a sidearm on their hip here in the U.S. If you don’t want to own a firearm, fine! However do not force your views on me… and thousands of other Americans who choose to do and to do so.
I am saddened by the path Obama and his administration has led this country down. My heart is heavy thinking of those dead Marines and their families and of the residents of Chattanooga, TN. How violating must it feel to have such a horrific event transpire in your home town, perpetrated by an American citizen who was their neighbor! I am infuriated that it took five (5) days for the flags at the White House to be lowered to half-mast in honor of those servicemen who were murdered and that if the American public hadn’t bombarded the White House with phone calls and a flurry of outrage that it hadn’t been done, those flags still would not have been lowered! At the same time, I am filled with pride when I see armed civilians rallying to stand watch as armed guards over recruiting stations all over the country to ensure those who protect us are protected. I am hopeful that Americans will wake up and see the state our country is in and it will awaken a fire within them to take back our country and turn it from the path it is currently on.
My husband recently recorded a television documentary of sorts that covered the highlight moments of the 90’s and the 2000’s… one of the moments covered was September 11, 2001. Americans rallied against an enemy that had brought war to our doorsteps and patriotism was at an all time high. We all came together for a common goal and purpose, as Americans. Now to see how far from that our country has veered, is beyond depressing. Today we are so worried about being politically correct or offending someone, the Constitution is being set aside and blatantly ignored, in an attempt to cater to extremist while simultaneously attempting to make the American people defenseless, helpless and unarmed. God help us.
Generally I attempt to bring a positive, encouraging, inspiring blog each week that will uplift those who read it. My apologies if the mood of this blog is a bit more somber, but these are sobering times we live in. We must wake up and realize what’s going on around us. Isis and terrorism is not just overseas, it’s right here in the midst of the red, white and blue. I’m not saying we should be fearful or cower. Quite the opposite actually, I’m saying we should stand up, arm ourselves literally and with knowledge…. be more vigilant and involved in the affairs of what is going on in our government than ever before. Compliancy kills….. that’s not only true for the Marines in combat…. it’s true for you and I. Compliancy will allow the very freedoms we hold dear, that have been established and protected by the blood of so many, to be covertly, methodically taken away, one by one. Don’t be distracted by a flurry of smoke and mirrors (aka bull crap) distributed by the news media or politicians….. see what bills and laws and legislation is being created and voted on. Make your voice heard on capital hill and with your local representatives. The United States of America was created of the people, by the people, for the people. We are those people. Washington doesn’t tell us what to do…. we tell it. Everyone needs to remember that fact. This country was founded by people wanting religious freedom and freedom from an oppressive, controlling government. I think if our forefathers saw the state of the country now they’d be outraged!
In closing, I want to say a sincere thank you to all our Armed Forces and law enforcement for holding the line and fighting the good fight despite the opposition and sometimes lack of support from government and even American citizens. Know that those extremist are the MINORITY and not an accurate representation of how the MAJORITY of Americans feel. We are thankful for you, your sacrifice and your service. God bless and protect each of you.