What do history's most notorious despots have in common with many of the flag-waving, patriotic politicians of our day? Both groups rise to power through the exploitation of fear, which has become a societal plague. There have been widespread casualties. We need an antidote. Feardom offers its readers a much-needed immunization.
Today we celebrate our national and personal independence. In a day when there are so many raging forces that seek to undermine our Constitution (including, allegedly, our own president) it is increasingly more important that we be vigilant, informed, and proactive in assuring that our freedoms are not trampled.
“Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.”
—George Washington, Farewell Address, September 19, 1796
To be informed and appraised on key issues facing our nation and threatening our personal and national independence, you may find these sites, among others, to be of value:
I love our country. I love what it stands for. I am patriotic and fully support the principles established in our founding documents. But I am also a realist, and realize that our country and our personal freedoms are constantly under attack. We must inform ourselves, objectively research the issues that concern us, and do what is possible to take action and make our voices heard. Apathy, in this day and age, is tantamount to surrender.
My hat goes off to our Armed Forces who live and die to protect or freedoms. My hat goes off to genuine politicians who seek for the greater good, and not their own political and financial gain. My hat goes off to the men and women of this great country who take an active part in the political process so that our Republic may stand true to the vision our Founding Fathers had for it.
O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!
“America, the Beautiful”, verse 4
God Bless America!