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
• Diane Feinstein, John Boehner and Jonathan Gruber - Birds of a Feather
"...They all believe American voters are stupid.
News flash: American voters aren’t stupid.
Resignation or impeachment and removal—that’s what lies ahead for Barack Obama. And it is not stupid for the American people to insist upon it; it is the only way they can save their country…”
• The Government Americans Deserve?
"...The spirit of love for liberty—and for its partner, truth—has not died in America, and it will not. The unwritten story of Ferguson and the utterly fabricated “hands up, don’t shoot” narrative peddled by the left and its media is a nationwide bristling loss of patience with ridiculous, relentless lying and with those who are telling those lies in order to condemn Americans and fundamentally transform American government.
Whether that lying is for the purpose of promoting riots, eviscerating the borders, or spending the nation’s credibility into oblivion, it has to stop. The American people will make it stop. Elected leaders had better pay attention…”
• The Ferguson Agenda
"...In the simplest of terms, [the radical left] created and paid for the riots in Ferguson to be able to say: “you think a little law enforcement action in a little town like Ferguson can provoke nationwide racial protests and rampant destruction, just think what will happen if anyone lifts a finger toward impeaching and removing America’s first black President…”
• 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..."
The "Getting It" Quotes for December 2014
"...[Obama and Holder] need Ferguson to remind the American people of what will happen should they decide to hold the first black President accountable to the same rules as the previous forty-four....."
Bill Whittle, speaking/writing on Truth Revolt, and echoing Brushfires of Freedom: "The Ferguson Agenda"
FROM THE ARCHIVES OF BRUSHFIRES OF FREEDOM
• Worth a Second Look…
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. ..."
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…