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

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..."


Obama's Worldview will not Defeat ISIS

"...The need of the times is to make humanity informed and aware of the choice before them, and for leaders to emerge who are unafraid to speak of the only right choice. Obama is not that leader; his brand of slick and shallow intellectualism is devoid of wisdom; ultimately, it is devoid of God. And a world devoid of God is a world of chaos and destruction and catastrophe..."


Christ and Anti-Christ

"...that’s the war we are looking at in the ongoing mess that is the Middle East, and a very large segment of Americans can sense it..."


The Problem is Islam (from 2012)

"...Though it would be counterintuitive to the secular elites, the sooner Americans and their leaders come to grip with these facts, the sooner we can fashion a way forward that does not involve world conflagration. An out-of-control conflagration is much more likely if America continues to be led by the mushiness and confusion that currently exists. Weakness, vacillation, apologies and national self-condemnation invite more attacks. America’s Judeo-Christian culture is a better culture than one controlled by Islam. Period. And it must be preserved and protected..."


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…

     Israel Matters

"...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).

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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…