Skip to comments.Observe and Serve: RESOLVE to SAVE the U.S.A.
Posted on 01/06/2013 2:46:50 PM PST by Lazamataz
It is clear to any man or woman of honor, that America has fallen from the mortal pantheon of Great Nations. We have, as a people, dwindled into a selfish and self-seeking lot, whose primary focus vacillates between maintaining our grasp of pop-culture, and making sure our prodigious guts are filled. It was not always thus: There was a time when we embraced God; when we would reach out to our fellow man in charity; when we would help nations in distress.
Now, as we slide to socialism and communism, where the State enforces a 'charity of poverty', as opposed to the charity we could well afford from our excess and profit, it seems more and more each of us looks to what little we can personally get. What, we ask ourselves, can our country do for us? Not too long ago, John F Kennedy turned that question on its head, and challenged us to ask ourselves what we can do for our country,
The taking class has been filled with the ranks of those who have always been takers, but I increasingly observe that it appears the taking class seems to be filling, also, with otherwise honorable men and women. They seemingly fall into despair as the nation drifts ever-left, and they begin to wonder if they should accept the Soma -- the poison of government entitlement.
It is human to want to take the easy way out. The easy way can consist of telling the lie, taking the shortcut, accepting the handout, not being your very best at all times.
No. Do not succumb to this.
Rise above the base. Rise above the profane. Raise the bar to a new standard.
Serve as an example for others to follow. Demonstrate standards that are forgotten. Teach your children about excellence in their writings and readings, and to maintain a clarity of thought. Reject the banal and the tepid misinformation of so-called Mainstream Media. Stand with pride in every manner of your affairs. Dress well when attending church. Say your prayers of thanks every time you eat. Always act with ethics, no matter how you may be tempted to do otherwise.
Maintain your body with regular workouts. Maintain your mind by immersing yourself in only the finest and most wholesome, thought-provoking literature. Interest your children in great literature by speaking about it reverently and piquing their interest. Find like-minded people and share your thoughts and discoveries, that the reach of the ideas may be greater.
Read the original words of the Founding Fathers, so you can know what they intended this nation to be. Learn the Constitution and all the related documents produced at the time. Be able to refute the lies of a tyranny-favoring, lazy Administration.
Be moral at all times. Look to God for answers on your daily choices. Pray every morning that He might guide you, and help you to stop looking to selfish and self-seeking follies, and instead to be a servant that can help us restore the standards of Godly and righteous behavior we have long-ago abandoned.
Be pillars. Be the best you can be. Be an example for others to look to in awe, and perhaps to decide to emulate.
Live a life of excellence. It is how to save our country.
Your comment served as fodder for this Free Republic editorial. I even borrowed some of your words. Thank you.
Tell me if you agree with me.
Well done and well met, bro.
I do my best to live honorably and install that ethos in my three sons.
It is disheartening to see so many others, some in my own extended family, give in to their realization that, in the current social climate, playing by the rules is for suckers.
It's nice to have someplace to come to read from like-minded folks.
install = instill (facepalm)
I’m actually writing this to myself, as much as writing to anyone else. :)
Laz, you just inspired me. My adult daughter about to head back to school just read this too, and felt the same. That attitude is what we need in this country now. Thanks.
Awesome. Thank you!
I can’t imagine any thinking conservative who could disagree with your essay, Laz.
Making it reality is not for the faint of heart, I fear, as we sink slowly into the ooze of socialism. But, making it a reality should not be taken as a futile endeavor.
Righting this ship will take bold action by many. Let’s start here, with your words.
A better outcome, I could never hope for.
Absolutely the best thing you have written.
Maybe there is hope for you yet...
Whoa. Easy there with the crazy talk. ;)
Joanie, look at this piece of Laz.
As shineing a piece of rhetoric as one could
ask for in this troubled time.
It still drips with inspiration for those who can see the condensation.
...wait a minute, I found it. It slipped off the desk and fell behind the chair.
Did you just write "Piffle" at me? ;)