Stand Up by Robert Socha
“Nil desperandum, — Never Despair. That is a motto for you and me. All are not dead; and where there is a spark of patriotic fire, we will rekindle it.” ― Samuel Adams
Does that spark still ignite the passion for Liberty in your soul?
It’s past time for men who love Liberty, all of us, to stand up! In these trying times, we must stand for the good and the true, taking the animated contest of Freedom by the horns! We must stand against these terrible implementations of edicts for the “public good.” We must be more than one-offs trying to persuade in a vacuum!
Men who value their comfort and largess more than Freedom have relinquished their attachment to her. These men have loud voices echoed from many chambers, but I dare say they lack the capacity to enforce their subversion’s artifices personally. As Adams also said, they no longer fight the animated contest; they crouch down and lick the hands which feed them.
My family and I spent the week of Christmas in Orlando. I witnessed a subjugated populace. The city and county have mandated masks worn in all indoor facilities, except, of course, while sitting and dining in a restaurant. Without exception, the general population dutifully obeyed. My family defied those rules. We proudly walked into every building maskless. This act garnered some awkward stares, and a couple of establishments asked us to leave (one of which relinquished when we started to put our merchandise back on the shelves).
Avarice has bloomed because the negligible cost of Liberty weakens our resolve. It is up to Patriots to continue to stand unrelenting in the fight to overthrow the carnal chains which bind us to filthy lucre. Society’s moral decay and constant temptation to satisfy our flesh must be cast aside and replaced with the pursuit of happiness through that which is virtuous, noble, praiseworthy, and of good report.
Vain and aspiring men hold the throes of power because honest men have abdicated their responsibility to hold them accountable. Our country needs Patriots to defend her foundations, moral, religious, and political, so this shining city on a hill perseveres.
We have a duty to that Devine Power who watched over George Washington’s armies and provided for Cornwallis’ defeat. We have an obligation to our ancestors’ blood, shed on the battlefields from New England to Tripoli to Antedum and beyond.
When people lack the veneration of past precedent, they tend toward decadence instead of chivalry. Those of us able to overcome this cunning should boldly declare our adherence to a higher standard.
We reject the proclamation that government is our provider and insist it submits to our Constitution’s chains. Difficult as it may be to return to foundational doctrines, necessity dictates that road traveled.
Our liberties are worth defending. Our duty calls us toward this task. Our peaceable nature has been a tool of our enemies to continue this subtle decline toward communism. The foreboding future that political structure promises compel us to action.
We must resist the moral decline and turn the ship toward righteous behavior. We must unite under the banner of Truth and, as a single voice, speak to this decadent culture the abject failure of utopian ideals and insist the fundamental principles enshrined in Scripture are paramount to our continued success.
It is up to us to put our hands to the plow, breaking the fallow ground and sowing the seeds of Liberty so future generations will not look back to our time with disdain. Instead of saying, “they were the ones who once lived in an America that was free and failed to retain it,” they will say, “those men carried the mantle of Liberty in their hearts and ignited her flame so magnificently that it awakened the souls of men, allowing them to fulfill that yearning to be free.”
So this is my charge, be bold, be strong, for the Lord thy God is with you.
About the Author
Robert Socha, BIO Robert Socha (so-ha), was born in southern California. He served 5 years 3 months active duty in the United States Air Force; honorably. After his service he took an Associate’s Degree in Practical Theology, where, through his studies, developed a deep love of God and Country and sincere appreciation of the value of Liberty. Robert and his beloved wife of 21-plus years are raising 4 beautiful Texan children. They moved to Hillsdale, Michigan, in 2013, to put their children in Hillsdale Academy. Robert is a sales professional. He and his wife consider Michigan a hidden gem, and absolutely love this city and state (current political environment notwithstanding) they’ve adopted.