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
• Impeach! Impeach! Impeach!
"...The whole of the American people do know what’s going on with Obama; the mid-term election results couldn’t be clearer on that point. They want him stopped. And if he won’t stop, they want him out. What they can’t stomach is a ruling class unable to summon the strength of character to take the action America’s Constitution has given the people..."
• A New "Greatest Generation" is Being Called
"...a critical mass of Americans is now awake, has heard the call, and has taken up the fight—and they will face down this enemy and these bullets. And when the history of this war is written, there will be a new cast of American heroes who stepped up to passionately and fearlessly articulate the principles of the American founding, and to follow them all the way to the constitutional removal of Barack Hussein Obama from the Presidency..."
• New American Hero: Conservative Treehouse
"...It may be hard to overstate the significance and power of what Conservative Treehouse has done in publishing “The Benghazi Brief-Ghosts Beyond the Wire”. Trey Gowdy’s job is done, John Boehner’s role as Speaker of the House may be finished, and Mitch McConnell's hoped for position as Senate Majority Leader may never come to fruition..."
• The Pre-Impeachment Vote
"...now the stage is set. Americans have followed their Constitution one more time, and set up the House and Senate to follow it. Obama remains as defiant as ever; he simply will not back off from his radical leftist agenda. And strongly worded speeches and resolutions and PR efforts by a Republican-led Congress and Senate are not going to stop him. There is a small but real chance Democrat leaders will force Obama to resign, but absent that, Americans—having just delivered the clearest possible message to stop this crap—are going to be faced with the actions of a treasonous President determined to defy the supreme law of the land.
They are not going to put up with this..."
• The Ebola Crisis is Too Perfect to be True
"...the ebola crisis is starting to smell more and more like a radical leftist’s view of the perfect crisis that cannot be allowed to go to waste—and that fits an agenda. And if a few hundred or thousand or hundred thousand Americans die from ebola but their deaths can further the cause of government control of healthcare and government control of the movement of Americans—pretty cool, huh?..."
The "Getting It" Quotes for November 2014 (from 2012)
"...[The truth about Benghazi is that Obama and Hillary were] trying to manage a covert operation that would expose a U.S. policy decision to arm al-Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist militias..."
"Sundance", writing on Conservative Treehouse
FROM THE ARCHIVES OF BRUSHFIRES OF FREEDOM
• Worth a Second Look…
Fraud is as Fraud Feels (from 2009)
"...Congress is faced with the increasing realization that the American people know they were lied to, and they are growing more furious by the day. Careerist politicians who have lived inside the Beltway too long may believe the Pravda media can help spin the people back into line, but it’s not going to happen...
Fraud on the American people is a high crime and misdemeanor. Fraud isn’t always defined by legal niceties; the real standard is very simple (with a bow to Forest Gump): fraud is as fraud feels. The American people feel defrauded, they are furious, and their government had better address it and correct it. The way to do it is called impeachment and removal..."
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…