Never judge a philosophy by its abuse. — Saint Augustine

Will You LIVE For Your Country?

August 3, 2013   ·   By   ·   10 Comments


“My only regret in dying is that I have but one poor life to lose for my country.” – Capt. Nathan Hale’s last words before his execution in September 1776 after being captured by the British

Headlines in America today are as follows:

  • “Abortion Providers are Heroes”
  • “‘Race charlatan’ Al Sharpton: He ‘Has Blood on His Hands’”
  • “Secret Clinton and Lewinsky Sex Tape Leaked”
  • “Same sex marriage is legal in Minnesota”
  • “Egyptian Muslim Cleric Offers Instructions on Proper Way to Beat One’s Wife”

Of course, this list excludes the daily scandals surfacing concerning the president of the United States.

It is to be noted that every one of these headlines stands in direct violation of the laws of our republic!

Alexis de Tocqueville stated, “America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”

What has become of America? Is it a governmental problem? Is it a state-run media problem? Or is it just simply a lack of gratitude on the behalf of the American people toward those who paid the ultimate sacrifice with their lives to ensure our God-given right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?

Since the inception of this country, we’ve heard about the good men whose selfless sacrifices enabled the laying down of America’s foundations in which we still walk in today. For example, the signers of the Declaration of Independence endured the following:

  • Five signers were captured by the British as traitors and tortured before they died.
  • Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned.
  • Two lost their sons in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured.
  • Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War.
  • John Hart was driven from his wife’s bedside when she was dying. Their 13 children fled for their lives. His fields were laid to waste. For more than a year he lived in forests and caves, returning home to find his wife dead and his children vanished. A few weeks later, he died from exhaustion and a broken heart.
  • Lewis Morris and Phillip Livingston suffered similar fates.

Succeeding generations have given the ultimate sacrifice to magnify the laws of our republic against the crimes that are tolerated in America today. The following are the number of casualties in each listed war:

  • World War I: 116,516
  • World War II: 405,399
  • Korea: 36,516
  • Vietnam: 58,151
  • Iraq-Afghanistan: 8,000 and counting

Not only is it our military that swears to uphold the Constitution of the United States; politicians swear a similar oath. Here is their oath:


You often hear from a great portion of Americans how much they love their country. They love her so much that they say they would die for her. But the question I have for you is, how many of you are willing to live for her (John 15:13)?

How true it is that those that gave us this republic were not cowards – and one thing is for sure: cowards will not preserve it!

Think the Trayvon Martin/Zimmerman case was bad? You should see what MSNBC and Rachel Maddow did to Bradlee Dean. Help his lawsuit against them. Stand for America and get your free gift.


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  • HistorianDude

    The de Tocqueville quotation is erroneous. He never said that.

    • Bob Ellis

      To the best of my knowledge, there is no direct quotation in print of de Tocqueville ever saying this (though whether he might have said it to someone else, who can say?).

      However, the statement does accurately sum up his findings catalogued in “Democracy in America.” For example:

      “The Americans combine the notions of Christianity and of liberty so intimately in their minds, that it is impossible to make them conceive the one without the other.”

      “Religion should therefore be considered as the first of their [Americans] political institutions. From the start, politics and religion have agreed and have not since ceased to do so.”

      “Religion in America takes no direct part in the government of society, but it must nevertheless be regarded as the foremost of the political institutions of that country; for if it does not impart a taste for freedom, it facilitates the use of free institutions. Indeed, it is in this same point of view that the inhabitants of the United States themselves look upon religious belief. I do not know whether all the Americans have a sincere faith in their religion, for who can search the human heart? but I am certain that they hold it to be indispensable to the maintenance of republican institutions. This opinion is not peculiar to a class of citizens or to a party, but it belongs to the whole nation, and to every rank of society.”

      “In the United States religion exercises but little influence upon the laws and upon the details of public opinion, but it directs the manners of the community, and by regulating domestic life it regulates the State.”

      de Tocqueville found America’s deep commitment to the Christian worldview a key hallmark in its greatness. Therefore, if we cease to hold fast to our Christian heritage, it would logically follow that we would cease to be great.

      • HistorianDude

        Where in that prolix response is any quotation that even comes close to reflecting the spurious attribution from Bradlee Dean’s article? Bad scholarship is not ameliorated by pointing out all the other things an author might have said but did not. And no… nowhere in your school of red herring does de Tocqueville a prophecy regarding some imaginary future state should the US move away from its original sectarian demographic.

        • Bob Ellis

          I had assumed you might possess the rational objectivity to see the relationship. I apologize for the assumption.

    • thisoldspouse

      You didn’t read any of the article past this supposed hitch, did you?

      When going to a wedding, you probably get hung up the entire time on the fact that the groom’s pants are too short.

      • HistorianDude

        Sure I did. I simply discredit it as the opinion of somebody who does not have the intellectual integrity to check and see if his details or true.

  • Insanitea

    The whole section about the signers of the Declaration is made up, too.

    • Bob Ellis

      While it’s possible Mr. Dean may have taken some of this information from a popular account of the hardships endured by the signers which could be slightly embellished, unfortunately Snopes isn’t as reliable as most people believe it to be.

      I once considered it highly reliable…until a few years ago I started to notice that, like many “institutions” in our culture, it had begun to make embellishments and slants of its own in favor of a preferred liberal bent. I’d have to say that for the most part it remains a pretty accurate arbiter of truth versus myth, but it has sacrificed its previously unimpeachable record of accuracy in favor of promoting the liberal narrative.

      Just a quick analysis here suggests Snopes has once again sacrificed accuracy on the altar of advancing the liberal narrative that the founders of our nation were merely a bunch of rich white men who just wanted to get richer. The Snopes account, as well as the typical liberal narrative, would have us believe the founders risked little and endured little to make our nation free. What a complete load of revisionist bull.

      I have a copy of Benson Lossing’s 1848 book about the signers of the Declaration of Independence, and a cursory examination of it refutes a number of the claims made by Snopes and also places some of the events closer to the account cited by Mr. Dean than the claims of Snopes.

      It would seem you are one of our referral hits from a Leftist website which prides itself on so-called “free thought” (translation: free to think the worst of America, regardless of the facts, and the worst of anything good for that matter).

      I’m sure it disappoints you, but I’ve been refuting the anti-God and anti-American propaganda of Leftists like you for years, and I simply don’t have the stomach for such lies and misrepresentations anymore. Keep your Leftist revisionist propaganda where it is welcome within anti-American circles. It is not welcome nor will it be entertained here.

      • Insanitea

        How’d those unskewed polls work out for you?

        There is a limit to how long you can try to live inside a world of your own invention, before the real one asserts itself upon you. Just ask the Soviets.

        • Bob Ellis

          You must be talking about those “unskewed polls” the “mainstream” media routinely conducts with intent to manufacture an opinion that doesn’t already exist.

          They are the kind Leftists-including the now defunct Soviets-enjoy. Anything to manufacture the illusion of a reality where America is bad, the repeatedly failed ideology of Marxism is good, and the dream of the glorious socialist utopia lives on.

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