FREEDOM RINGS 1776 is a conservative voice, defending the views of those who still believe in the constitution and opposing any and all who would lead us from our tried and true beliefs. We who still believe in the spirit of 1776 must oppose anyone who would set this nation on a course that will fundamentally transform America.
Danny Jeffrey


There is no doubt in my mind that Sir Winston Churchill was not only one of the finest leaders of the twentieth century, he was also one of the bravest.

I am about to use two of his greatest quotes, the first to show why I am no longer concerned about stepping on someone's toes. I write in hopes of informing some and changing the minds of others. If you are unable to confront the truth you are wasting your time reading my thoughts, and time is far too precious to waste. The first of the quotes that I mentioned has had a great deal to do with how I express myself in these essays.
"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life."

Prior to our last "election" I posted my views that Mitt Romney was a shill for Obama and offended many. Stepping on the toes of the loyal I became the target of much scorn and derision. In my essays I stepped on toes. Romney, on the other hand, stepped on the future. There have been very few posts lately praising the anointed one of the GOP; fact of the matter, I haven't seen any. Nonetheless I did become the target of some of his believers for being the first to express what they now know to be fact. Oh well.

The second truly great and very brave quote by Churchill that I would like to employ:

If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.

I wish that I had been the first to say that, for those are words to live by, and if necessary die for. They are also words that many Americans will never understand for those words and their meaning are known only to the brave. The land of the free and the home of the brave were also words that once had meaning. Now I must question that premise as well, for many Americans are slowly adapting to their new role as underlings with only a few insignificant whimpers of protest.

If I were hard pressed to say why I write, the field could be narrowed to but two reasons. One, Obama getting elected, and two, Glenn Beck revealing so much of the Obama agenda and his corrupt connections. I am forever indebted to Glenn for his showing the way. And that brings me to the reason for this essay for once again I am about to step on some toes as I express my views about his latest changes.

None of us are perfect, and that broad statement includes both Mister Beck and yours truly. Were I perfect I could have convinced this nation that Mitt Romney was a servant of those who plot our downfall. If Glenn were perfect we would have a new President and be on the road to recovery. Both of us failed, but I still maintain my views about Romney.

Recently Glenn did a very touching scene on his broadcast. Talking
about America hemorrhaging he got down on his knees with an American flag in an effort to stop the bleeding. His efforts failed and he stated that he was surrendering. We all have dark moments of despair, most make it through such times, and I assumed that Glenn would also. Being a long time fan and supporter I wrote an essay to that effect, "Glenn Beck Is Not About To Surrender", linked below in Suggested Reading. Now I feel that I was mistaken. He is surrendering, and I feel an infinite sadness to see the anguish he now must endure.

Let none take this as a harsh criticism of a great man. I would the first to salute his bravery, his tenacity, and his love of this nation, but I fear that he is tired. I wish that I could honestly tell you that I know how he feels, but I don't. I began writing shortly after Obama took office and feel as though I have been fighting a war for that long. Glenn Beck has been fighting that war for so much longer than I, and the scars that his soul has endured are beyond my comprehension.

Now comes the point where some may take offense at my words, for with the well earned praise I write about Glenn, the picture would not be complete without the observations that accompanies it. He, through all of the education, and hope he gave us all, ruled out the one thing that could save this nation ... a violent uprising of its people. What I feel was a self imposed oversight on his part is not a flaw in his character, rather it is indicative of an honest, moral, law abiding, peace loving man. He is simply not cut out for war and he is no Churchill, but we have long since passed the point that any of us have any real hope for a political solution.

Remember the glory days of the Tea Party marching on Washington? Remember the attack the Tea Party took not only from our elected officials but the media as well? Remember the great victory of 2010 when we deposed Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House? Well, if you remember all of these things you probably recall how the GOP then turned on the Tea Party and conservatives in general, leaning so far to the left that RINO became one of our most used words.

During this period of decline the most advocated tactic was to call or Email your Representative. How far did that get us? We are opposed by a harsh dictatorial regime and they want us to keep those cards and letters coming in as it keeps us busy and gives them a hit list of conservative names for future reference. Forever peaceful protests have much in common with the road to hell.

Gandhi's and Martin Luther King's names were often voiced as they won their causes through peaceful protest, but there is a great difference. Gandhi and King were not dealing with a communist regime. We are dealing with such a group, and communists are famous for the logic that political power comes from the barrel of a gun, which explains the move to disarm us before the ultimate push occurs. No amount of peaceful protest is going to alter the course that Obama has put us on.

And that puts Glenn Beck right on the firing line, for he has told all that believe in him that we must win this through peaceful means. We cannot and this final realization has led Glenn to say that he has given up, that he is prepared to accept the control that comes our way. This past Friday he was addressing college students in his studio and advising them to memorize the classics that such things might survive the book burning that is to come. 

He told of how when Russia fell to the communists the true intellectuals, risking their lives, went into teaching and made copies of pages they knew and passed them on to promising students. I never thought that I would see the day when Glenn Beck would try to prepare our people for tomorrow by telling them how to survive under communist rule. A good man has been broken and that is a tragic loss to all who love freedom.

The election of 2012 took a hard hit on me, and I had predicted the outcome. I cannot even hope to imagine its effect on Glenn as he had put all of his hope in his belief that we would prevail with God's intervention. I cannot recall who said it, probably someone on MSNBC, but someone once predicted that Glenn would one day melt down before the camera. Let us hope that never happens, but the simple fact of the matter is that the man I have so long admired is damaged, struck down by a reality he must turn from, and so he has, in the form of a theme park dedicated to the founding principles of this nation. Excuse me, but that is totally illogical.

He admits that the powers that be will be victorious in turning this into a communist and Islamic paradise. In all likelihood this will occur before 2016, and if so what will said powers that be do to such a theme park? Knowing their tactics I would suspect that they would crucify Glenn at the main gate, and knowing Glenn I would venture that he would say "Father, forgive them for they know not what they do."

Glenn Beck has been an inspiration to all of us. He has been both a great leader and teacher, but we must finally reject his passive teachings and his acceptance of fate. Fate is shaped by those with the will to mold it. Acceptance in the face of tyranny not only casts us into bondage but our posterity as well. I have long predicted a coming dark age if Americans lack the courage to oppose evil. Ronald Reagan felt the same and went so far as to predict its duration at a thousand years.

Reread, if you will, the words of Churchill...
If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.

I do not believe we have reached the stage where there is no hope of victory. That will not occur until Obama has all of his war machines ready in 2015, but I will concede that the odds are dismal. Many look to Glenn as a source of their strength. Refrain from that. He is a great man and a great source of knowledge, but his strength has been sapped, drained away by unending pressure and failing results. For a leader with strength might I recommend the author of one of the greatest speeches in history, delivered by Patrick Henry at St. John's Church Richmond Virginia ... March 23, 1775

Author's note: At the time that Patrick Henry was giving this now famous speech, he had already been forming a colonial militia at his own expense to aid in the birth of this nation. We have all heard the final line. This is his speech in its entirety and with the change of but a very few words it could have been written today. 

MR. PRESIDENT: No man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed the House. But different men often see the same subject in different lights; and, therefore, I hope it will not be thought disrespectful to those gentlemen if, entertaining as I do, opinions of a character very opposite to theirs, I shall speak forth my sentiments freely, and without reserve. This is no time for ceremony. The question before the House is one of awful moment to this country. For my own part, I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery; and in proportion to the magnitude of the subject ought to be the freedom of the debate. It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at truth, and fulfil the great responsibility which we hold to God and our country. Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offence, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the majesty of heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings.

Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.
I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided; and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging of the future but by the past. And judging by the past, I wish to know what there has been in the conduct of the British ministry for the last ten years, to justify those hopes with which gentlemen have been pleased to solace themselves, and the House? Is it that insidious smile with which our petition has been lately received? Trust it not, sir; it will prove a snare to your feet. Suffer not yourselves to be betrayed with a kiss. Ask yourselves how this gracious reception of our petition comports with these war-like preparations which cover our waters and darken our land. Are fleets and armies necessary to a work of love and reconciliation? Have we shown ourselves so unwilling to be reconciled, that force must be called in to win back our love? Let us not deceive ourselves, sir. These are the implements of war and subjugation; the last arguments to which kings resort. I ask, gentlemen, sir, what means this martial array, if its purpose be not to force us to submission? Can gentlemen assign any other possible motive for it? Has Great Britain any enemy, in this quarter of the world, to call for all this accumulation of navies and armies? No, sir, she has none. They are meant for us; they can be meant for no other. They are sent over to bind and rivet upon us those chains which the British ministry have been so long forging. And what have we to oppose to them? Shall we try argument? Sir, we have been trying that for the last ten years. Have we anything new to offer upon the subject? Nothing. We have held the subject up in every light of which it is capable; but it has been all in vain. Shall we resort to entreaty and humble supplication? What terms shall we find which have not been already exhausted? Let us not, I beseech you, sir, deceive ourselves. Sir, we have done everything that could be done, to avert the storm which is now coming on. We have petitioned; we have remonstrated; we have supplicated; we have prostrated ourselves before the throne, and have implored its interposition to arrest the tyrannical hands of the ministry and Parliament. Our petitions have been slighted; our remonstrances have produced additional violence and insult; our supplications have been disregarded; and we have been spurned, with contempt, from the foot of the throne. In vain, after these things, may we indulge the fond hope of peace and reconciliation. There is no longer any room for hope. If we wish to be free² if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending²if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained, we must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight! An appeal to arms and to the God of Hosts is all that is left us!
They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance, by lying supinely on our backs, and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot? Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power. Three millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations; and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable²and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come.
It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace²but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!

Suggested Reading...
Glenn Beck Is Not About To Surrender
The Domestic Enemies Of America
Political Power And The Barrel Of A Gun
Firestorm...Coming To America

1 comment:

Joanna said...

Mr Jeffrey,
there is no need to tell you I read your essays, posts as a Bible...
because you speak what many as myself feel in our hearts and souls being AMERICAN PATRIOTS, loving our Country more than anything else!!!!
It is a great regret and disappointment I feel toward the giants among alternative media persons...
let me regress a bit...
some 50 years ago in Poland "freedom" took a viral spread and few people I knew did not take a part in it...
some 40+ years later I can not forget Friend's brain matter spread all over my shoes as we were stopped for a "formal check"....
...only knowledge of city buldings and God's speed saved me that Winter evening...

so... fast forwarding to present...
if Glen Beck is folding down crying over American Flag...what hope shall we host?...

In all honesty, Mr Jeffrey,
I am so disappointed with all our leaders, reaching millions everyday I can scream bloody murder every minute per 24 hour day!!

Ahh...the wonder of Tea Party....

Call me crazy but I do really wonder why AMERICANS by millions are not appearing in front of OUR White House on daily bases
demanding changes and obama's dismission...
are Americans so far gone they do not recognize their own dimise???

..."Remember the glory days of the Tea Party marching on Washington? Remember the attack the Tea Party took not only from our elected officials but the media as well? Remember the great victory of 2010 when we deposed Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House? Well, if you remember all of these things you probably recall how the GOP then turned on the Tea Party and conservatives in general, leaning so far to the left that RINO became one of our most used words."...

I am glad you wrote the above, because none of it means anything to anyone anymore...

One of Polish poets (Adam Mickiewicz)wrote once words ringing loud and clear in my mind:
'Health, how greatful we shall hold it dear, we would never know until we have it no more'..