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
• ISIS - A Massively Evil Deception
"...Yes, ISIS must be destroyed, but along with every other Islamist group. And they must not be allowed to sabotage America’s historical, moral and spiritual alliance with Israel..."
• Obama is the Cancer
"...Obama’s godless, soulless intellectualism is a cancer eating away at American ideals, to the vast and horrible detriment of all humanity. He MUST be impeached and removed from office, and the American people know it..."
• An Impeachment Intervention
"...Hi, we’re the American people, and we now realize we have a President who is a purposeful and malicious enemy of the United States of America. We need him removed from the office of the Presidency..."
• Toward Better Race Relations in America (from 2010)
"...We’re destructively wasting a lot of time in America now, and generating a lot of unnecessary froth, fear and fury over spiritually immature, ‘stuck-on-stupid’ attitudes exalting skin color as the preeminent factor around which we must forge all manner of social and government and ‘justice’ policies. We have a higher, better ideal right in front of us. Abraham Lincoln knew it and ‘felt’ it; so can we. It’s the immortal sentiment of the Declaration of Independence..."
• Love for America Can Save America (from 2010)
"...winning the current wars will come from a reawakened, cognizant and sincere love for America and her ideals. Because what follows in the presence of this love is a bright-line demarcation and understanding of exactly what is the truth of American ideals and what are the opposites. There ceases to be the capacity for confusion by or from the rhetoric of politicians; the people sense and know when a message and messenger are genuine, and when they are phony..."
The "Getting It" Quotes for August 2014
"...This administration, and our political-media elites, no longer supports good against evil..."
James Lewis, writing on American Thinker
FROM THE ARCHIVES OF BRUSHFIRES OF FREEDOM
• Worth a Second Look…
"...There is no objective observer of the human condition who could walk through the Gaza Strip and downtown Tel Aviv and not know which society offers a brighter, healthier, safer outlook for its men, women and children. But alas, the godless leftist isn’t an objective observer, and has no standard of truth, but is instead an observer blinded by hatred of the very idea that there can be a God, or 'self-evident' truth over which they have no control..."
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…