This is important to understand:
“At what point shall we expect the approach of danger?
By what means shall we fortify against it?
Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant, to step the Ocean, and crush us at a blow?
Never! All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth(our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Buonaparte for a commander,could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge,in a trial of a thousand years.
At what point, then, is the approach of danger to be expected?
I answer, if it ever reach us it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad.
——>If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher.As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.”
<——- ~Abraham Lincoln, [Address Before the Young Men’s Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois (January 27, 1838)].
JUST REMEMBER THIS PLEASE:
“You learn very little in life if all you do is what others tell you to do.”
THIS CLASS is a place to ponder; a place to learn; a place to figure out why people do all the wacky things they do!
Defend the Republic!
“Of every one hundred men they send me, ten shouldn’t even be here. Eighty of them are nothing but targets, nine of them are real fighters – we are lucky to have them, they make the battle. Ahhhh but the one. One of them is a warrior and he will bring the others home.” Heraclitus, 500 BC. GO BIG OR GO HOME!!!
THINGS TO THINK ABOUT:
You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence
You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.
So, what have we learned in 2075 years? (Apparently not
“The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be
refilled, public debt should be reduced,the arrogance of
officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the
assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest
Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work,
instead of depending on the government.”
Cicero – 55 BC