By Ron Ewart, President
National Association of Rural Landowners
and nationally recognized author on freedom and property rights issues.
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“Our gas tank is empty and there is a combination lock on the gas cap. Government won’t release the combination. If we can’t get the gas cap off, we can’t fill the tank with fuel and our engine will never run again! Is this true?” Ron Ewart
In all of our wars and all of the difficulties we have faced as a nation in the last 235 years, if we would let a little thing like a combination lock get in the way of where we wanted to go, America would have never gotten where it is. If there was a wall, we went over it, around it, under it ….. or through it. If there was a lock in our way, we “picked it” or blew it up. If there was a frontier, we explored it. If there was a beachhead, we took it. If there was a tyrant, we pulled his teeth and rendered him impotent ….. or dead. If there was a bridge to be built, we built it. If we wanted to go into space, into space we went. Literally nothing stood in the way of Americans, when they wanted to create something, build something, stop a dictator, or get to a place where they wanted to go. We were unstoppable and contrary to popular opinion, we still are.
When a person or a nation was in need, we met that need out of the greatness, goodness and kindness of our collective hearts. Americans are the most generous people on planet earth and don’t let anyone tell you different. We could do all these things because we were not only free, but that freedom allowed us to create the wealth from which we were able to BE generous.
Which brings us to today. How is it that Americans, who not only carved out an unprecedented free society based on unalienable individual rights as a gift from our creator at a horrendous sacrifice, conquered a continent, but who also created a country of vast wealth and riches, would a let a little thing like an Obama, or a corrupt Congress, or a mis-guided judiciary that have thrown our unalienable rights and our constitution to the wolves, stand in the way of reclaiming our freedom and our Republic? Have we lost our courage to enter into a fight to prevent being enslaved? Are we so afraid of losing what we have, that we would back away from aggressively challenging those that are trying to take it away, even if those that are trying to take it away are some of our own people? Just because our enemy is a domestic one and not a foreign enemy does that preclude us from taking them on? Have we grown so timid and apathetic that we shrink in fear when a fight is thrust upon us and ladies and gentlemen, a fight is being thrust upon us like never before? It is a deadly fight between two opposing ideologies and a government that uses those opposing ideologies to divide, conquer and enslave us.
What are we waiting for? Must we be frozen like a deer in the headlights until a Messiah or a charismatic leader appears, before we challenge those that are hell bent on robbing the fuel from our engine and locking us in chains and throwing the key away?
If this is true, then America has little chance to restore itself. But we don’t, for one minute, believe that this is true. Still it begs the question, who is going to re-start America’s engine? Who will find the combination that will unlock our gas tank and fill it with fuel? Who will turn the key that starts our engine, revs it up and peels rubber towards the goal post of freedom?
We know for sure that it won’t be one man, it will be millions of men and women who have united under the foundation of unalienable rights and the willingness to sacrifice all, to preserve those rights for current and future generations. It will be a million charismatic individuals, or just hard-working, determined plodders, that will inspire others to follow him, or her. Some will take on the city, or county council. Some will take on the school board. Some will take on the state legislatures and it will make no difference what political stripe the council member or the legislator wears. Each will be equally challenged by those who will not tolerate the destruction of “THEIR” America!
As we get our feet wet taking on local and state governments and institutions, it will give us the courage and experience to crack the big nut, an out-of-control federal government. Because you see, all across this great land are individual after individual and group after group that are springing up out of no where to take on the status quo that has grown like a cancer, out of 100 years of apathy and indifference to what government was doing. The infiltration of international special interests and policies into American institutions is being challenged. Radical environmentalism and its brainchild, man-caused global warming, is being debunked day after day. Resistance to world government and the attempts to dissolve American sovereignty, is also growing. Government programs that are fully designed to brainwash and indoctrinate our children, are getting a more thorough vetting and then discarded. Talk of dismantling the U. S. Department of Education grows stronger. Small skirmishes are turning into wins as the people shrug off their fears and thrust their angry noses into the closed club of power politics.
High tension is in the air and changes are riding on the wind like we have never seen. There is a grand awakening and those that have perpetrated the destruction of America grow nervous. They are fighting back to maintain their power, but their actions are taking on the sour smell of desperation and their power is showing signs of weakening, as the rising crescendo of the American spirit and patriotism echoes across the fruited plains and reverberates through the canyons and valleys of our mighty mountains ….. from sea to shining sea. The enemy is on the defensive and as the crescendo rises even more, they will eventually be on the run. We WILL reclaim a free America!
Sure, we are divided right now and our efforts are fractured. We are being forced to take on this domestic enemy across a thousand different fronts because the Progressive’s plan to defeat us, that has been in the making for 100 years was to do just that. The plan was to divide, conquer, buy off and dumb down the people, the oldest strategy of a covert war. But our true strength lies in uniting all of our factions under one bright flag. We have yet to coalesce around a single issue and gather our collective strengths to find a solution to that issue, or tear down the infrastructure that allows that issue to exist. When we do, the seemingly impenetrable walls that lay before us, will begin to crumble.
“So much of life presents itself as a bundle of sticks. If we try to take on the whole bundle at one time, we find the task too daunting, get frustrated and turn away or give up. And so it is with our struggle to preserve, protect and defend freedom and liberty. The bundle we must break appears to be overwhelming, unless we take the bundle apart and start breaking (fixing) the ‘sticks’, one-by-one. Even armed with this knowledge, so many of us lament, ‘….. but there are so many sticks, how can we possibly break them all?’ And indeed there are many ‘sticks’. But if we don’t start breaking the ‘sticks’ right now, one-by-one, more will be added to the bundle until no matter how we try to take the bundle apart, no matter how many ‘sticks’ we break, many more will be added to the bundle and the task becomes too difficult.”
The first major “stick” to break is dumping the current president and taking control of both houses of congress. Without that significant change, we will not have sufficient political power to re-shape our government and roll back what government has done, that has taken us to the brink of national bankruptcy and just possibly merge America into a global government. If we fail to do this, it doesn’t mean that we will be denied victory in the end. It just means we will have to fight harder and longer at the local and state level, where we can win.
But what if we could break the first “stick” with a simple image and that image became so ingrained into the body politic that it took on a life of its own? What if that image was a prediction of the future and people started believing in the prediction so much that it would change the way they think about who is in charge of our government and it influenced how they vote? What if that image flashed across the internet and went viral? Sometimes it only takes a “face”
to launch a thousand ships, or a “shot heard ’round the world
” to start a revolution, or a simple idea to start a religion, or a powerful image to take down a dictator, or a socialist? What if you could find that image HERE
So ladies and gentlemen, America’s tank is not empty and her engine is still in fine working order. There is power under the hood and we just need some guys to come by to put some more gas in the tank and some brave drivers to take her out on the road. We need more of us to expose the corruption, the double dealing, the crony capitalism and the irrational compassion that has enveloped our institutions and then spread the information far and wide. People in general, hate corruption and backroom deals and will voice their displeasure over it, especially at the voting booth. We need to start undoing, by political pressure, all of the social and environmental unconstitutional laws that have been passed, at all levels of government. We need to take our schools back by checking what our children are being taught and then pressuring the local school boards to bring sanity and common sense back to our schools and textbooks.
We need more people to take on the political dolts at the local and state level, millions more people, if we are to have any effect. The simple idea of freedom can be reborn, that is if enough people grasp the importance of that idea and the deadly implications if that idea should die.
America is far from dead. As long as there is the breath of life in just one patriot’s body, there is hope for America. It only takes one patriot to trigger political change. It only takes one hero that has the courage to enter the free fire zone to drag those hiding in the shadows, out of their hiding places and charge. How many of YOU will come out of the shadows and “Re-start America’s Engine“?
Next Week’s “Parallax Prophecies
“ column is entitled: “The Commerce Clause – The Pathway to a Dictatorship