Wednesday, January 8, 2014

A New Year- A New Beginning but The Same Vision, Same Mission

"The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors; they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle or to be cheated out of them by the artifices on false and designing men." ~ Samuel Adams

A lot has gone on in a little more than a year since I wrote a New Declaration of Independence from the two party system of The United States. While we are not an official party, we do not have recognition in any state nor do we have candidates running on a Constitutional Freedom Party ticket, we are a party much like the various Tea Party groups, and our founding has a definite purpose, platform and mission to try and change the course which our country has found itself upon.

We are, like many in other groups, made up of concerned individuals, coming from all backgrounds. While most of us are Bible believing Christians, we have similar views on social issues, defense, foreign affairs, and Israel among other issues; and we all realize we are in danger of losing America as our founding fathers meant it to be. To be blunt, we have already lost it, as it has not been a Constitutional Republic for many decades, but it has still been the freest nation in the world, and if we don’t try and change things, it will no longer be the beacon of freedom and liberty that it has been since the first pilgrims landed some 400 years ago.

When I have a hard time trying to write, whether for my blogs or articles for PolitChicks, I pray, read the Bible, read the wisdom of those who gave us our nation. I have been praying for direction for a while, as more and more of our grip on our Republic slips farther away. I have been, still am as I write this, praying for guidance, direction and words to remind myself and others of why I began this ‘mission’ and for direction on what I am meant to do.

This past year has been a rollercoaster for me. I have never been a driven person. I have always tried to do well at whatever I do, doing what I figure needs to be done. But I have never been driven, at least until just a little over a year ago when I saw people I care about began to lose hope. People I have never met face to face, but spending time talking to them over the past few years, I have come to know and love some of these people and some have become closer than family to me, some my best friends. Something made me, someone who couldn’t yet vote, want to do something.

Ordinary, average people don’t normally step out of their comfort zones. Too often, people care more about the latest reality show stars (whatever some producer’s version of reality is), or which Hollywood starlet has lost her baby bump fat. The point is, too many people know more about some chick named Kim something than they do how many rights are listed in the 1st Amendment of the constitution.

I am ordinary, average, but I have been finding myself stretched, sometimes to near a breaking point, for the last year because for once in my life, something bigger than my own life is at stake and I have found something which has driven me.

Something that has never happened to me has been happening more and more the past few months. People have been referring to me as a leader. In all honesty, that scares me because I am no leader. Leaders are strong, commanding, bold; knowledgeable and wise, a guiding force with the ability to have others willing to follow, they are trusted and authorative. There are already plenty of people out there who are leading. Often over the past year I have wondered what in the world was I thinking trying to do anything when so many others have a stronger presence, much more knowledge and wisdom, connections, a base, and who have been working already to try and change the course of things. In other words, I have been asking, "Lord, what is my purpose? If You have a plan for me, here I am, but surely there are better ones who can and already are doing more than I."

(Before anyone wonders if I hear strange voices in my head and believe God is talking to me, be assured that no, I don’t hear God that way, at least I never have yet. But does God talk to me? Yes; in ways that can only be Him.)

What I have, is a vision born of passion. A vision of the future based on the past, and all I can do is hope to share it with others and hope they will share with more. This group, this organization- our platform, our foundation, and our mission is not about me. It never was meant to be. While I have had to stretch beyond my comfortably obscure zone, to get this organization off the ground, it has always been my hope that it is going in the direction which God wants it to go, but also where someone or others better than me would take hold and run with it, unless I am the one to run with it. But there are so many gifted and courageous people out there who could make a bigger impact, a bigger difference. All I want is for the Biblical foundation which it was built on, and the passion which I began to remain unshaken and never forgotten.

Why did I begin? It began and continues for a few reasons. One, our nation has forgotten her Christian roots and heritage.

Alexis de Tocqueville wrote in Democracy in America that "Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith."

Ronald Reagan once said, "If we ever forget that we are One Nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under."
I could go through a litany of examples of how America began as a Christian nation- from the Mayflower and earlier, to the charters of the colonies, and State Constitutions, and quotes of our Founders, but the point is, America is going under, and the reason is pure and simple- America has forgotten we are a Nation of Biblical principles, whose foundation was on Jesus. People in America once had a strong faith in Him, and that made America the freest for all faiths and philosophies.

The Founding Fathers understood that social issues do matter, and that when morals and godly behavior are engrained in society, people will elect godly and moral people to represent them. Too many in our society today, and for decades, have come to believe that their rights come from the federal government, that character no longer matters and as long as they receive "free stuff" from the government, they are free. Too many people have made government their god, and too many in our government have made a career of something which was supposed to be a service to represent, and have become as ruling princes, miniature deities who know what’s best for all.

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters." Benjamin Franklin.

"We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." John Adams

We must bring our nation back to God. We must bless God if we ever expect to have moral representatives or a society in which they learn that rights come from God, not government, and that by government giving rights, government can and will take them away.

I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior. 1Timothy 2:1-3
We need to pray. We need to pray for our nation, for the people, for our leaders. We need patriots to be praying every day.
We need an awakening.

The other reason I began the Constitutional Freedom Party was for Action. It began and continues, will always be for those who have given so much to gain it, fight for it and retain it. What is it?

It is a country which has been the most blessed of nations, one that to millions of us is still exceptional, one that I have called home and now belong as a citizen. It is freedom given by those who came here hundreds of years ago. It is Liberty- inalienable rights given by God, which those who helped to fight the tyranny of the British Monarchy embedded into our Constitution. It is the men and women who have fought to preserve, and millions who have given their lives to keep. It is the shining city, which drew me and millions before me from all corners of the earth. It is a chance to live, to pursue happiness, and for so many, a chance to live without fear of tyranny and despotic leaders.

Our founder’s voices are alive today more than ever. They give us our future if we pay attention to their words written in the past. We must fight to keep what they have given us. They gave us a Constitutional Republic for a reason.

I will never presume to know why so many people have volunteered for military service. I know various reasons given, but many have given up so much when they have sworn the oath. Others from the not so distant past had no choice- for them it wasn’t voluntary, but they still did their sworn duty willingly and suffered much because of so much, but whether voluntary or drafted, so many say they would do it all again. There are still those who are getting sent to places around the world, places seemingly forsaken by God and all that is good. Yet they go because they know there are still things and people worth fighting for. They all have their reasons, and there are others who take their motto De oppresso liber seriously, loosely translated, Freedom out of Oppression.

Isaiah 1:17, Learn to do well: seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge for the fatherless, defend the widow.

I started this for all of them- those who came before me, those who fight now. For those I know, those I am friends with, those I meet, those, their brothers, who never made it back- I started this for them. While I love this country with all my heart, my heart breaks when I see our present government sending our best off to various hell holes to suffer and bleed while our nation is being destroyed from within. I am angry at too many who have allowed it to be taken little by little over the past few generations. And I am angry that more Americans still don’t care what they are giving up.

We are at a most critical time, more than any other time since the Revolution, perhaps the Civil War, we are at a point in time where I have never been more afraid for our country and those who fight for her as I am now. We are on the edge of the narrowest precipice and it is the American people who must decide which side we will travel down.
It is evident that God has used men and women throughout history to change courses of events; from Esther, in the Biblical days to Joan of Arc and Abigail Adams.  And no, I don’t imagine myself as like any of these, but it is possible that some of where He has been leading me is to a realization that even ordinary unknown people can make a difference, even if not huge history rattling events. Is it possible that as Esther, God has brought me to the United States for such a time as this? I don’t know what I can do- but I am an American now. I wasn’t when I began this journey a year ago, but I am now because I wanted to be an American if it comes to fighting for America alongside fellow patriots.

I pray there will be another way of retaining and regaining our nation as the Founders intended. I have and will continue to speak about America’s exceptionalism, about the importance of our Constitution, about the Founder’s intent. I pray, but I also know as the Founders did and millions of men and women since, that anything worth having is worth fighting for- that much is required to gain and keep it. To echo Thomas Paine, "If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace."

I swore my oath in front of a judge a couple of months ago, but that oath has been in my heart since the day I came to the United States. I will do whatever is required to uphold and protect the Constitution, and keep the Liberties granted by God from being taken by a handful of men and women in Washington.

I share too much and see too much pain from those who have and keep this country’s freedoms for me to sit and let it all be taken from them. To see friends sent out all over the other side of the world for a bunch of self-made tyrants who give themselves awards and rewards to each other for a job well done in dictating to We the People while our best are put in ever more harm’s way.

No Way. No More.

I can’t do much of anything on my own to change the course, but whatever it takes, whatever God would have me do; I will follow the path which has been stained with the blood of Christ, and with blood of those who gave me freedom if that is the only course to retain Freedom.

There is nothing noble about that, although Patrick Henry, my favorite founder stated so well, "We are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of Nature has placed in our power... the battle, sir, is not to the strong alone it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave."

I began this message by quoting Samuel Adams. Let me end with one more from him. "It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds."

I am irate. Irate at a lazy, willfully ignorant people who have forgotten and ignored the gift they have had in being born and living in the greatest nation on the face of the earth. I am irate for my friends who are sent to hellish places in deserts most of us will never see, fighting evil yet knowing people here at home ungratefully trash our Country. I am willing to do whatever needs to be done to set those people’s minds and hearts to burning for knowledge and truth about their nation and their nation’s God. But I am just one. Who will come with me?

It’s time to get our Country back.

 C.A.E "duckie" 2014


  1. It is not difficult to understand for those are discerning, concerned about our united States & futures.

  2. Exactly. I read that about a week ago and believe it too. I'm glad to see more and more people fighting for the same direction. Thank you.