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
• Benghazi IS Impeachable
"...Barack Obama’s Presidential actions, inactions and blatant lying regarding the Benghazi episode are the highest of high crimes and misdemeanors against the Constitution and the American government it establishes. That’s a stark truth; it is an uncomfortable truth; but it is the truth..."
• Truth Matters
"...Though the Obama regime’s criminal malfeasance surrounding the entire Benghazi affair –and the death of four Americans as a result—makes Watergate into playground level mischief by comparison, we are told that it just won’t matter because the American media shall decree that it shall not matter.
• The Third American Revolution: Toward Freedom of Health
"...As the terms “Obamacare” and “trainwreck” become synonymous; as Kermit Gosnell illustrates for all sentient people what the culture of death looks like and leads to; and as Obama says “God bless you” to Planned Parenthood and endorses the availability of a morning-after pill for 15 year old girls, it’s worth looking again at what’s really at stake in what Obama and the radical leftists are doing to America..."
• Obama Should be Impeached and Removed over Benghazi
"...The Obama regime is aiding and abetting enemies of the United States of America. It’s time for impeachment and removal..."
• Let's Hope the Boston Bombing Ends Immigration Reform
"...America’s elected officials are arrogantly and disgustingly out of touch with what’s happening in America and what’s needed in America. The bombing of the Boston Marathon has made that fact overwhelmingly clear as it relates to the need to face up to Islamic terrorism; it may also make it clear that nothing good comes from gangs—whether of Chechen Muslim separatists or US Senators. It’s time to pull the plug on immigration reform. It deserves the same fate as gun control legislation..."
The "Getting It" Quotes for May 2013
"...what happened in Benghazi...may now bring down the man who never should have been president in the first place, for grotesque dereliction of his duty as commander-in-chief..."
from Michael Walsh, writing on PJMedia, May 5, 2013
FROM THE ARCHIVES OF BRUSHFIRES OF FREEDOM
• Worth a Second Look…
A Delusional President Must Be Removed from Office
"... We have an American Presidency completely untethered from truth and reality. We have an American Presidency willing to press its delusional view on the rest of us, and use the power of the state to enforce its worldview in the form of arresting and jailing those who fall into their theory of blame for events that contradict their worldview. We have an American Presidency unable to grasp that its worldview is dead wrong, and is leading America and the world into incalculable danger.
This is totalitarian government--a government that claims to define its own truth, and to impose it on its subjects. It is in fact devoid of truth and defiant of truth; it is un-American; it is anti-American; and it must be removed from authority..."
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…