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

Rudy's Misguided Walk Back Doesn't Change Anything

"...Rudy chose to walk back his comments using the left’s hallowed arguments that no one knows what’s in the heart of someone else (like Obama), and no one should ever question the motives of the President of the United States of America. ...This is simplistic and misguided nonsense. The issue isn’t what is in Obama’s heart; the primary issue is: what is America? ...”


Americans Will Welcome Benjamin Netanyahu

"...History may someday record Netanyahu’s visit and speech to Congress on March 3, 2015 as a pivotal moment in American and world history. Because for all the contrived outrage by the Obama regime and their media, Americans know who is a friend and who is an enemy. They know who loves America and who doesn’t. They will welcome Benjamin Netanyahu...”


Rudy Giuliani is Right

"...The screaming reaction of the left to Giulani’s comments, and even the nose-in-the-air clueless outrage of Megyn Kelly testify to only one thing: Rudy Giulani spoke truth that gets right to the core of why Americans want this President and his agenda stopped. NOW...”


There is an Answer: Put Impeachment Back on the Table

"...Mitch McConnell and John Boehner need to publicly announce that the subject of impeaching and removing the President is back on the table...”


New American Hero: Wild Bill for America

"...It’s great to see our prediction of the emergence of new American heroes come true, over and over again. The latest to earn this designation is Bill Finlay, much more widely known as “Wild Bill for America”...”


The "Getting It" Quotes for February 2015

"...At best, Barack Hussein Obama is a full-blown dhimmi (one who surrenders to Muslim dominance). At worst, he shares with Muslims the sworn enemies of both the Quran and “progressivism,” namely Israel and Christianity..."

Matt Barber, writing on BarbWire, "Treason: Obama Aids the Enemy", and echoing Brushfires of Freedom: "Treason is Impeachable"

FROM THE ARCHIVES OF BRUSHFIRES OF FREEDOM

Worth a Second Look…

     Israel Matters

"...The aggressive and malicious intellectual left, which now has official voice in the DC establishment—in the White House, the State Department and the UN ambassador, is utterly and completely godless; it hates the very idea of the God of Judeo-Christianity. It hates the America of the founding for that fundamental reason, and it takes hate to a new dimension of hysteria when the subject is Israel. They think if they can just extinguish God and human faith in God once and for all—and for them that means extinguishing everything that visibly stands for faith in God instead of man—they will at last have supreme power over the ignorant masses they are so determined to rule. Israel is their No. 1 target, and the America of the founding is No. 2..."


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).

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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…