Monday, January 17, 2011

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Birthplace of Independent Conservatism

"With hearts fortified with these animating reflections, we most solemnly, before God and the world, declare, that, exerting the utmost energy of those powers, which our beneficent Creator hath graciously bestowed upon us, the arms we have compelled by our enemies to assume, we will, in defiance of every hazard, with unabating firmness and perseverance employ for the preservation of our liberties; being with one mind resolved to die freemen rather than to live as slaves." --John Dickinson; Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of the Cause and Necessity of Taking up Arms, 1775
Hmm... Is it possible that in the minds of some, or the many, we may be approaching the issue of which was spoken in the above words?

Just saying.

8 comments:

  1. How many of us even understand the concept of "free men?"

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  2. "Hmm... Is it possible that in the minds of some, or the many, we may be approaching the issue of which was spoken in the above words?"

    Why?

    JMJ

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  3. JMJ - Is it appropriate to answer a question with another question? Just curious as generally most would respond in the negative methinks.

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  4. No. Really. Why would you posit such a scenario?

    JMJ

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  5. JMJ,

    Probably because it is always best to error on the side of caution.

    My opinion, only. I cannot speak for Les.

    Donald in Bethel, CT

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  6. I see my last comment didn't make it up?

    JMJ

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  7. JMJ -Re-post it then. Must be you were experiencing technical problems. As you must know I don't censor comments. Unless they fail to meet the above site policy.

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