Trust Freedom...Trust American Ideals
"It does not take a majority to prevail...
but rather an irate, tireless minority keen on...
setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."
--Samuel Adams, American patriot
|NEW ESSAYS IN BRUSHFIRES OF FREEDOM
• Only One Fundamental Transformation: Easter
"...Things got pretty dark and despairing in that window of time between the crucifixion and the resurrection, and things are looking very dark and despairing in America as the Obama regime continues to execute on its agenda. But a resurrection is coming. It’s an inevitable by-product of the one and only fundamental transformation that has ever taken place or is ever going to take place.
• The Resurrection of America (REPEAT)
"...Obama and his entire regime are offensive to the ideal of America—of man and woman created by God, with inalienable freedom and rights from God, and with a moral code that comes from God and trumps all the machinations of clever lawyers and politicians and legislatures and courts.
Easter can remind Americans that what is good and true will eventually triumph, though for awhile the forces of evil and darkness appear to be in charge. May that triumph come soon..."
• The Consequences of Moral Vacuity in High Places
"...This is why Americans and people all over the world feel a sense of foreboding over what may yet transpire in the Obama/Putin crisis..."
• What Can I Do to Save America?
"...the answer...is to do as George Washington did in the desperation of winter at Valley Forge: get down on our knees—not just figuratively but literally, as Washington did—and pray, not to be heard or seen of men, but to humbly and gratefully ask for God’s protection and direction, and then follow..."
• Major Adjustment Ahead
"...the incredible package of lies represented by the coming to power and continuing in power of the Obama regime is about to blown sky-high. We don’t claim to know what that ‘something’ is, but the package of lies has become so expansive, so obvious, so Orwellian, so utterly and inexcusably offensive to common human decency that it simply cannot continue to hold sway. Something is going to burst this bubble of godless, delusional fantasy that the left-wing ruling class in politics, media and entertainment has become..."
The "Getting It" Quotes for March 2014
"...Our biggest national security threat is Barack Obama and it's time we did something about it.
If we don't take immediate action, he's going to destroy this country piece by piece. He's sees America as the problem when the only problem we really have is HIM. ..."
John Bolton, former US Ambassador to the United Nations, announcing the formation of his John Bolton PAC by email, March 20, 2014
FROM THE ARCHIVES OF BRUSHFIRES OF FREEDOM
• Worth a Second Look…
The Unconfined Promise of Easter
"... Until the resurrection occurred—as the words attributed to Pontius Pilate remind us—there was no definitive and practical answer to the question, “What is Truth?” If there is no definitive answer to this question, there is no answer to the related sequence of questions: “what is good?”; “what is evil?”; “how do we know the difference between the two?”; and most important, “will good or evil prevail?”
Easter answered all of these questions..."
Origin of Brushfires-of-Freedom
Samuel Adams' words capture the freedom-impelled and freedom-impelling ideals of the American Declaration of Independence: that all men are created equal, and are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, among which are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; and that government exists to secure these rights through just powers derived from the consent of the governed.
These ideals are a principled force for good that cannot be outgrown or superseded. The blessings that flow from fidelity to them may rise and fall over generations, but their rightness and relevance to human progress in government, the economy, and the culture will not.
Even if a majority of voting citizens appears to have rejected or become confused as to these ideals, the darkness that will surely follow is not permanent. Because these ideals are grounded in the Christian truth of God and of man’s individual freedom and responsibility under God—a ‘light’ that shines in the darkness, that can never be extinguished. Brushfires of freedom aims to inspire its readers with essays and links that are grounded in this truth.
“Brushfires” and Talk Radio
Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Mark Levin (and some others) are strikingly attuned to these ideals. Not their commentary as distorted by sound bites or hearsay to create a false context from which to attack them as hateful, bigoted, reactionary, etc., but what is heard when one actually listens for a few days, not a few minutes. What is then heard is— dare say—the God-inspired qualities of thought that quietly and implicitly recognize a loving Creator, and all men and women, with freedom and responsibility under God (not government) as capable of great good.
These qualities of thought are borne of honest spirituality—of faith in the unseen, trust that there is such a thing as truth, and humility in the recognition of a power greater than one’s self—that exists without regard to how individuals (such as Levin, who is Jewish) articulate the theological underpinnings of their worldview. It exists because truth is truth, in every language, among all peoples—and the heart of humanity responds naturally to it. That’s why their audiences are so large and loyal (and why they are so hated within certain other worldviews).
The spirit of Sam Adams, the spirit of much of talk radio, and the spirit of this website—is the spirit of America’s exceptionalism. It was on fire in 1776, and empowered the American Revolutionary movement to triumph despite being outnumbered in personnel, weapons and wealth. It has smoldered from time to time since then, but is always ready to be re-ignited. It will triumph again, too, regardless of being ‘outnumbered’ by any measure. Just needs a few brushfires…