Dear Oregon Tea Party Patriots,
We got the wind knocked out of us yesterday. We’re tired and frustrated and many want to give up. I get it. I really do. This is our “Valley Forge” moment, and we have a decision to make.
Do we throw in the towel and surrender, telling our children and grandchildren that ours was the generation that allowed their liberties to be stolen without a fight? Or do we pick ourselves up and show these Marxists what we’re made of?
As Thomas Paine wrote, “These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”
If we give up, our children and grandchildren will suffer under the tyranny of the USSA. I can’t allow that to happen while there is still breath in my body to fight it.
America was founded at a great cost of blood, sweat, and tears. It must be defended the same way, from all enemies, foreign AND domestic. Freedom is not free. We understand that now more than ever.
So take a few days to mourn and rest, but remember that day always follows night. Our finest hour is yet to come. We have not yet begun to fight.
Who’s with me?
“I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.” ~ Thomas Paine