"America is a land of heroes."
Who will ever forget that immortal phrase with which President Trump began the most legendary American speech since The Gettysburg Address?
The date was February 4th, 2020.
The event: President Trump's State of the Union address.
America is a land of heroes.
This is a place where greatness is born, where destinies are forged and where legends come to life...
Ladies and Gentlemen, our ancestors built the most exceptional republic ever to exist in all of human history and we are making it greater than ever before....
This nation is our canvas and this country is our masterpiece....
Our spirit is still young, the sun is still rising, God’s grace is still shining, and my fellow Americans, the best is yet to come.
Better patriotic rhetoric simply doesn't exist. It can't. The language of Liberty doesn't get any better than this.
The best part is that, with a pinch and a pat, this incredible eloquence can be adapted to Canada, to Australia, to New Zealand, to France ...wherever Freedom is cherished in the hearts of men, women and children, then "God's grace is still shining...and the best is yet to come!"
And if you listen very, very closely, you will hear President Trump's voice trembling with tears as he speaks these immortal words.
Yet, ever since the stolen election of 2020, it's seemed to me that some people (especially on Gab) are hyper-focused on the General Washingtons, shall we say, as they believe physical confrontation is the only way to restore our "most exceptional Republic" and not focused enough on the Patrick Henries, Thomas Jeffersons and other Founding Fathers who wrote and spoke words that instill Freedom in our very souls. For me, words is where it's at. Without words, what are you fighting for!?!
That's why, in my opinion, there's too much emphasis on "alter or abolish," forgetting that our Founding Fathers spent years exhausting every possible peaceful method to wrest our God-given rights from the clutches of England.
If our Founding Fathers had lived in 2022, they too would be rallying, auditing, documenting, podcasting, endorsing, writing, speaking, networking and convoying as patriots are doing today. We have not yet exhausted every peaceful method...not even close! They would be so proud of Tamara Lich and the Canadian Freedom Convoy for insisting that Convoys be peaceful, demonstrating how to do it and still be effective. They would be bursting with pride that all Freedom Convoys, truckers and four-wheelers have followed that rule impeccably.
But for what are we peacefully fighting? The great orators and writers who described Freedom like Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson are just as important as the Madisons who codified Freedom and the Washingtons who planned the battles for Freedom.
We are blessed that modern day Patrick Henries walk amongst us. Some drive trucks. Others post on social media. Incredible people who are able to define Freedom and describe the soul of our nations with such eloquence, that we carry America or Canada or wherever we call "Home" in our souls forever after hearing their words.
Because it's not about any particular patch of land. It never was! Nor is it about money. Nor natural resources. Nor power. Nothing so grubby and selfish.
Reverend Henry Ward Beecher defined Liberty as "the soul's right to breathe." (Yes, I heard it on Good Will Hunting.) Either "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness" are the "self-evident" God-given Rights of every soul on Planet Earth regardless of nation...or they're not. Full stop.
That's a very personal issue for me. As some of you know, one of the reasons I write about Freedom is to help myself understand it. Until 2011, I didn't have Freedom. Oh, I thought I did because I was an American and owned a car but selfish people (who shall remain nameless) severely limited my Freedom "for my own good."
Apparently, Freedom was not my God-given right. They trumped the Constitution. No, I had to earn Freedom from them, a little at a time. Prove myself worthy of Freedom and I knew from experience they could and would snatch it away again. Not unlike the lockdowns, eh.
Just enough "Freedom" was doled out to keep me pacified and quiet. Sure, my needs were met but is craving all our God-given Freedoms really so shameful, so selfish, so foolish, so hedonistic!?! Trauma like that doesn't heal overnight but it can be redeemed! My bitter experience has made Freedom an endlessly complex, fascinating topic to think and write about.
Canadian Will F. Leeman really opened my eyes this morning with his sarcastic explanation of Freedom on Facebook. He graciously gave me permission to share his words with you here.
Canada's Patrick Henry: Will F. Leeman
Repeat after me: I am free.
I live in Canada the land of the free, eh.
I need permissions, applications, licenses or permits to do most anything, eh, but I am free.
I need to watch what I say in public or be publicly shamed, eh, but I am free.
I cannot fly a [Canadian] flag in some places or I will be fined, eh, but I am free.
I cannot take as much of my own money out of the bank as wish, eh, but I am free.
I cannot question the government's narrative without being labeled some derogatory title, eh, but I am free.
I cannot protest without false accusations being levied against me by the media paid to do so by my tax dollars, eh, but I am free.
If I support people protesting, I can have my license plate on my car taken, my license suspended, my bank accounts frozen, my property seized, my ability to conduct business suspended and conditions put on my freedom, eh, but I am free.
I cannot work in some places unless I get a highly debated medical procedure, eh, but I am free.
I cannot travel to some places within my nation nor leave my free country unless I submit to the same, eh, but I am free.
Repeat after me: I am free.
Oh, it gets even worse! Rebel News reported that, "the City of Calgary sided with the biased mayor and obtained a restrictive injunction banning marches, limiting access to public spaces and parks, banning honking, and prohibiting the use of amplification." So much for the "Freedom of Peaceful Assembly," eh.
Continuing the mind fuck of you're-free-but-follow-XYZ laws-so-actually-you-aren't, you've probably already read The Tax Poem by "Anonymous" but I saw it for the first time this morning on Will's timeline. It was a revelation. Brilliant!
And every single limitation, license and tax Will listed is just as "legal" as the law of September 5th, 1942 announcing the death penalty for anyone caught hiding Jews in Nazi Germany.
Damn! That makes ya think!
America's Patrick Henry: Trucker Mike Landis
Yesterday, an anonymous lady donated another World War II flag to The People's Convoy to replace their beloved, but ragged WWII coffin flag that fluttered so proudly as they drove to Washington D.C. last month.
It had grown too tattered to be respectfully flown so they reverently folded it while explaining the significance of each fold and gave it a 21-honk salute. (Seven trucks, honking three times in unison.) It was/will be returned to the family of the man whose coffin it covered in 1943.
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With the new, vivid World War II flag fluttering in the background, yesterday morning Mike Landis ad libbed a speech from atop his drop-deck trailer that was as profound and eloquent as it was simple. Luckily for us, Trucker G caught it on his livestream.
To all the haters and warmongers who claim the Convoy's message is muddied or they're wasting diesel, turn off that damn CNN, sit your happy ass down, shut up for once and educate yourself. You might actually learn something!
Because educating the public is an important facet of The People's Convoy's mission according to Ron Coleman's (Grey Wolf) livestream yesterday. Red Pilling the complacent. Waking up the normies, bless their hearts, so they can join the peaceful fight against the tyrannical Executive Powers and Mandates.
And now, I give you Mike Landis. He starts slow but picks up steam!
...[living] by faith but not by sight.
I think we've all been doin' that. Everyone that's been involved from the beginning... We didn't maybe think or realize or see that there's as many people following us or paying attention or starting to do something as what we may have thought.
Clearly, Sunday [at the Defeat the Mandates Rally] showed that there's a lot more people paying attention than we thought. I know there's a huge amount of movement amongst all the State Groups...and that's very encouraging. That's what happens when you follow what's right and follow that faith blindly, knowing that you're doing the right thing.
So we gotta keep going...we got a lot of momentum going...I think Sacramento is going to be huge.
Personally, I get the question a lot, "What made you want to do this!?! Why are you here?".
I don’t know other than I was apparently chosen to be here [by God]....
As I've said before and I'll say it again, there's been a lot of men and women that have given everything. A lot of families have given everything for those men and women to protect this country, protect our freedoms, protect our Constitution and what our Founding Fathers wanted.
[The flag flying on my trailer] was from a man who was in World War II and when he came home, he was never the same again.
My great-grandfather went through the same thing after being sunk three times on battleships in World War II. My grandfather grew up without a dad because he was here but...not.
A lot of people, more so than just those that wore the uniform, have sacrificed for our freedoms and sacrificed for this country to stay the way that our Founding Fathers intended it to be.
And in that document, the Constitution, it tells us that we have not only the right, but the duty to protect this country and our people from tyrannical government. And when those who have taken that oath to protect us against "enemies foreign and domestic" hands are tied, because the people that control them are the enemy, then it becomes We the People’s job.
And that's why we are here.
That's why we can’t stop and we won’t stop, because if we do [then] we no longer have the United States of America as it was intended to be.
So thank you to everyone that served and the families that they belong to because without them we wouldn't be able to stand here today and do what we are doing and if we don't continue, and stay the course doing what we are doing and follow that faith, we won't be able to do this anymore...
Thanks to Will for allowing me to copy his words and to Gwyn Fowler for transcribing Mike Landis' speech and every People's Convoy's morning and evening meeting. Please support Gwyn as your able. She's doing God's work!
Also, if you've been wanting to donate to Csaba Vizi, the trucker savagely beaten in Ottawa, but understandably don't want to do it online, here's his address!
5060 Tecumseh Road East, Unit 7
Windsor, Ontario N8t 1C1
Although my step-daughter, Caitlin, has no grave and no tombstone wherever Csaba rolls in that beautiful "Big Red" Volvo, my step-daughter's legacy rolls with him! Thank you, Csaba!
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