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
• The Resignation May Be Coming
"...The silver lining of the ebola episode may be Barack Obama’s resignation from the Presidency..."
• Americans Must Rise Up
"...Americans will say no to these diabolical, orchestrated fear campaigns. They will not yield to man-created pandemics. They are not going to accept the utterly false racism-is-rampant-in-America narrative that is being promoted in Ferguson. They will not stand for amnesty by executive order, which is nothing more or less than living under a dictator. They will insist that they will NOT submit to ISIS or Iran or any form of sharia.
They will rise to defend and preserve their heritage. And as George W. Bush was known to say: God is not neutral in this war..."
• Faithless Intellect on Display
"...It is the inevitable consequence of growing up with the PC worldview of moral equivalence among all religions and cultures. It is the strange mark of simultaneous ignorance, arrogance and impotence. And it has no business occupying the office of the President of the United States of America..."
• WWIII or Remove Obama?
"...every day Americans wake up to find out if WWIII—which has, in a foundational sense, already started—has erupted in a form that will cause the ruling class and the media to snap out of its stupor and act in a manner worthy of the America they have inherited..."
• A Proactive Approach to Islam in America (from 2007)
"...Doing nothing to resist the movement of unreformed Islam in the US is paving the way for American cultural suicide and, indeed, to the destruction of the very idea of freedom to worship God as one chooses...The time to be proactive and get ahead of the curve is now...Tougher immigration controls, tighter citizenship requirements, unification around the English language, and better education in Western civilization—all coordinated with and linked to the content of the Pledge can all be elements of an agenda that encourages the institutionalization and moderation of Islam in America and the world. Success will go a great way toward assuring the future of civilized society..."
The "Getting It" Quotes for September 2014 (from 2012)
"...There is no insanity greater than electing a pathological narcissist as president..."
Dr. Michael A. Halberman, writing on No Compromise
FROM THE ARCHIVES OF BRUSHFIRES OF FREEDOM
• Worth a Second Look…
2014 is Now About Impeachment
"...The American people are on to Barack Obama; they now know what ‘fundamentally transforming the United States of America’ meant to Obama and his radical leftist cabal; and they are increasingly fearful and increasingly angry that America’s political leaders prefer to perpetuate a state of denial over what is happening to the country, rather than stepping up to stop it..."
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…