Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Words of the Past. Words of the Present.



There is a lot to be revealed by a man, in the words he uses, and why. Words can be used to wound, they can also be used to free.

"I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations." --JAMES MADISON (Drafted Virginia Constitution, Member of Continental Congress, Virginia delegate to Constitutional Convention, named "Father of the Constitution", author of Federalist Papers, author of the Bill of Rights, Congressman from Virginia, Secretary of State, 4th President)

After a busy month, I finally had a chance to catch up on some of the news, so much of the media spinning darkness into their own version of truth. Yet there are those beacons of light out there, those who are not afraid to speak up as what what is is important about our country, what we can lawfully and with honesty, hopefully get back. It's a country which was once governed for us, by us, with openness and debate.


It was a house in which We The People could speak, not the rampart its become, like one of those fortresses of the Middle Ages, planted with stakes against truth and against the liberty in which to question and be given the answer is the right of man. We need to turn up the light to lay the words bare for examination. Words of the Constitution. Words that could have been scribed in blood, in which you can not just see, you can hear those that fought and died for those freedoms, there in a volley of fire and the diminishing thunder of hooves. Better that, than to be cloistered away in walls of our own making, with only the far away sound of circumvented wind, carrying hollow words that that fly away as dust, without weight.
- Brigid

8 comments:

  1. I fear we have reached a point in our history where ideology is now substituted for ideas, and volume prevails over reasoned discourse.

    I pray that there are enough people remaining in this country who will speak out in defense of those words - "Words of the Constitution. Words that could have been scribed in blood..." - that have made us exceptional.

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  2. Brigid,

    Thank you!A post at an appropriate time indeed.We all need to be aware of the lurking challenge to our truths.

    ridgetop

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  3. ya don't cook a frog by throwing him in a pot of boiling water... ya let him swim around and enjoy the new pot while you slowly turn the heat p on him over time...

    We must remain vigilant to maintain our freedoms...

    Great Post!

    Dann in Ohio

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  4. "The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first." - Thomas Jefferson

    Thanks for your eloquence and timing. - gfa

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  5. Increasingly I can only conclude that this is all going to not turn out well. Preparation continues.

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  6. Well said Brigid. I'm with Ed. I continue to work and hope for the best while planning for failure.

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  7. The curse of mortality is that each generation has to study the mistakes and wise advice of previous ones. Madison knew that people don't really change all that much, so he kindly shared his wisdom.

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  8. The curse of mortality is that each generation has to study the mistakes and wise advice of previous ones. Madison knew that people don't really change all that much, so he kindly shared his wisdom.

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