The Battle of Gettysburg was waged from July 1-3 1863, and was the bloodiest battle ever fought on American soil.
Let us all take some time today to reflect upon the lives lost in that terrible and unnecessary war. Let us also reflect upon the fact that 155 years later we are still in the same situation.
One side of the nation wants one thing, the other side wants something completely different. We had a compromise in this nation, that compromise was the Constitution, Bill of Rights, Freedom of Association, equality of State and Federal powers and the Rule of Law.
155 years later, half to the country still wishes to infringe upon this peaceful compromise and force the other half into submitting to the will of the tyrannical and politically radicalized misfit underclass. Ironically enough, these tyrants still use the same justifications to demonize the productive and virtuous as "racist" and "oppressive".
When, as President Jefferson Davis said:
"All we ask is to be left alone!"
It is a shame how all of the error of the past is repeated, yet none of the wisdom. Because so little of the wisdom was passed down, over a century and a half later, we will have to fight another bloody and unecessary war, all because these tyrants refuse to honor President Davis' simple request, a request that I believe we all share.
As we honor those who died on the fields of Gettysburg, let us look to history for solutions.
Michael Tsarion once said: "History is synonymous with Truth".
Our forefathers left us an archive of wisdom for us to study and apply to our current situation because they knew what we seemed to have forgotten which is that Time is cyclical, not linear. The problems we face now are the same as those faced in the past, only the dates and names have changed.
Tomorrow as we celebrate Independence Day, let us remember that 242 years later, we are still not yet free!
Thomas Jefferson's words are just as true today as they were in his day:
"The price of Freedom is eternal vigilance."
Because we let our guard down and failed to learn the lessons of the past, we are back in the exact same situation we were in during 1776, and 1863, and 1933.
So the eternal struggle for Freedom continues...
Although we cannot change the past, we can learn from the lessons of the past. And although we are almost certainly too late to avoid another civil war, we are not too late to learn from the mistakes made in those wars so that we do not lose the war again. We cannot afford to lose this time, the stakes are much too high. We owe it to those who fought and died for us to ensure they did not perish in vain.
As we embark upon this crusade yet again, with our God, or Gods, as our defender may we develop the fortitude to defeat these tyrants and secure a future for our decendants.