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The Indomitable American Spirit

Yesterday, March 6th, was an important date in American History, the fall of the Alamo.  Yet, no matter how many times we’ve watched the old movies – telling us the same story, and the outcome does not change – we come away with this incredible sense of victory, not defeat.

Yes, we lost a battle on March 6th, 1836 (see Texasgalt’s poignant post), but we believed in the courage, fortitude and sheer spirit of those early Texans (soon to be Americans); it is ingrained in us, and in the psyche of this great country.

What exactly drives Americans in the face of adversity, to stand strong, be bold and not waver? America was formed out of the fires of Revolution – a Revolution that cost lives, possessions, and even a way of life.  But out of the fire was molded a people of spirit – freedom loving, independent and forged with an indomitable American character.  The seeds were planted long before that fateful day at the Alamo, sown in the fertile ground of The Constitution.  The Constitution, a manuscript with the recipe for a nation and a people  born to freedom.  Yes, born to freedom for all – for the Common Man and Woman.  On earth, we live for barely a glimpse of time, but we are so fortunate to have this opportunity, passed on to us by our ancestors, and one we owe to our children and grandchildren.

We can only do this by holding firm to principles – principles of decency, goodness, honesty and respect.  Wavering or resetting the measurements depletes us.  Adhering to them strengthens us – morally, emotionally and physically.

When we look at true American heroes, people we honor from our American past, we honor them because they stood for what was right, a helping hand, a life given in service, a life lost for another’s freedom.  These were people who sought to preserve life and freedom, not destroy it.  The freedom we have as individuals, and as a nation is because so many gave their all, even their lives to start us on this road.  They did not give up their honor.  Our American spirit says we will not give up ours.

Everyday that we stand firm for freedom is a day that we remain connected to the threads started so long ago, molded over generations and handed to us now to go forth – in gratitude and humility, and that most precious of gifts–freedom. Together, here at Unified Patriots, and other meetings of like-minded Americans, we will find the tools, the support, and similar desire to keep America free.  What we face now, we face together.

I believe this as sure as I believe what Vassar Bushmills once said, “When good stands up to evil, evil blinks.”  Do not falter, do not give up.  Reinforcements are coming.

Lady Penguin
Proud Conservative Woman. Steadfast belief: When Good Stands Up to Evil, Evil Blinks (VB)

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  1. Thanks, LP. As T-Galt ended his piece:Courage and Freedom, and as you allude to here: For ourselves and our posterity. And might I just throw this out – I often get a sense that America isn’t just for Americans; that we owe it to the world to maintain that which we created, nurtured and fought for because it has done so much and meant so much for humanity. Not that everybody needs to, or wants to, ‘come to America’, or ‘become Americanized’; just that, maybe like the State Farm commercial – like a good neighbor, we are ‘there’.

    • Which is why so many in power around the world would like nothing more than to destroy the America we know and love.

      “The shining city on hill” and its beacon that stands as testimony that there is something better than what they have but they’re not going to be able to achieve it unless they loosen the grip of power on their very lives and reclaim their God-given, not man-made, rights. We stand in contrast to those nations who rule by dictate and they hate us for it.

  2. Lady P

    Well said on the foundation of who we are as a nation and people.

    Others who think because of their oh so special education or warped Ideologies sense of reality, demand we bow our heads and bend our knees in obedience forget we can only be pushed to a point.

    Past that point, if you piss us off, you will not like the results.
    We Americans are a stubborn people and believe in justice by our laws and by God.

    • Thank you, Pamela. Yes, this country was founded for the common man, for him to be self-governing, self-motivated and to achieve on his own merit.

      Some of the smartest people I’ve known, were people who didn’t have a wall of diplomas, but they had common sense, and a heart of gold. Priceless.

  3. The moral compass component of conservatism is so easily tossed aside as inconvenient and (strangely) not appealing to the great American middle.

    But look what happened to secondary education in America when the left eradicated as much as possible every moral element they could. It took 20 years for the decay to become really tangible. Now it is in free fall.

    That can happen to the nation as well, and really, it has for decades now. Mathematically, the elites can’t figure out why it would happen the way it has, but…. that is because they are fools.

    • Ah Vassar…what a beautiful hymn. My dad chose it to be sung right before his funeral sermon. And ask that the congregation stand upon the singing of the final stanza.

      As 300+ people rose and belted out: “and take they our life, goods, fame, child and wife; let these all be gone; they yet have nothing won. The Kingdom ours remaineth”, there weren’t a whole lot of dry eyes in the house, mine included.

      What a magnificent hymn!

  4. Lady P, you are awesome. I love this part-

    “We can only do this by holding firm to principles – principles of decency, goodness, honesty and respect. Wavering or resetting the measurements depletes us. Adhering to them strengthens us – morally, emotionally and physically.”

    It’s sad to see that even some on our side chose to Waver and/or Reset the measurements. A little compromise here, and a little compromise there means we would have nothing left in the end, it would all be compromised away to the Liberals.

    Yes, reinforcements are here, especially with the members of UP. We will stand up with everyone who is willing to stand with us, or as Fred Thompson said “Standing on principles doesn’t depend on where I’m standing.”

    • Thank you, SEC. Recent events on the right side of the blogosphere alerted me to how near we can be to the precipice even on our own side. More than ever before, I realized that our principles must be adhered to – if we are to remain a free, and moral people.

  5. Amen, Lady P.

    “‘Tis a gift to be simple. ‘Tis a gift to be free.”

    You have the rare gift of being able to put into simple, heartfelt words our most important values. Outstanding work.

    • Kimberly, the song remembrance sent me off to google to listen once again to the beautiful versions; found an old recording of a young Judy Collins singing “Simple Gifts,” then the beautiful visual of “Appalachian Spring” and of course “Lord of the Dance.” Always been one of my favorites.

      Klondike, it is my belief that our course for victory today has to come from the “heart” of the traditional American, it from the common man and woman, who still “knows” the history of what it means to be free.

      Thank you both, for your kind words.

  1. Thanks, LP. As T-Galt ended his piece:Courage and Freedom, and as you allude to here: For ourselves and our posterity. And might I just throw this out – I often get a sense that America isn’t just for Americans; that we owe it to the world to maintain that which we created, nurtured and fought for because it has done so much and meant so much for humanity. Not that everybody needs to, or wants to, ‘come to America’, or ‘become Americanized’; just that, maybe like the State Farm commercial – like a good neighbor, we are ‘there’.

    • Which is why so many in power around the world would like nothing more than to destroy the America we know and love.

      “The shining city on hill” and its beacon that stands as testimony that there is something better than what they have but they’re not going to be able to achieve it unless they loosen the grip of power on their very lives and reclaim their God-given, not man-made, rights. We stand in contrast to those nations who rule by dictate and they hate us for it.

  2. Lady P

    Well said on the foundation of who we are as a nation and people.

    Others who think because of their oh so special education or warped Ideologies sense of reality, demand we bow our heads and bend our knees in obedience forget we can only be pushed to a point.

    Past that point, if you piss us off, you will not like the results.
    We Americans are a stubborn people and believe in justice by our laws and by God.

    • Thank you, Pamela. Yes, this country was founded for the common man, for him to be self-governing, self-motivated and to achieve on his own merit.

      Some of the smartest people I’ve known, were people who didn’t have a wall of diplomas, but they had common sense, and a heart of gold. Priceless.

  3. The moral compass component of conservatism is so easily tossed aside as inconvenient and (strangely) not appealing to the great American middle.

    But look what happened to secondary education in America when the left eradicated as much as possible every moral element they could. It took 20 years for the decay to become really tangible. Now it is in free fall.

    That can happen to the nation as well, and really, it has for decades now. Mathematically, the elites can’t figure out why it would happen the way it has, but…. that is because they are fools.

    • Ah Vassar…what a beautiful hymn. My dad chose it to be sung right before his funeral sermon. And ask that the congregation stand upon the singing of the final stanza.

      As 300+ people rose and belted out: “and take they our life, goods, fame, child and wife; let these all be gone; they yet have nothing won. The Kingdom ours remaineth”, there weren’t a whole lot of dry eyes in the house, mine included.

      What a magnificent hymn!

  4. Lady P, you are awesome. I love this part-

    “We can only do this by holding firm to principles – principles of decency, goodness, honesty and respect. Wavering or resetting the measurements depletes us. Adhering to them strengthens us – morally, emotionally and physically.”

    It’s sad to see that even some on our side chose to Waver and/or Reset the measurements. A little compromise here, and a little compromise there means we would have nothing left in the end, it would all be compromised away to the Liberals.

    Yes, reinforcements are here, especially with the members of UP. We will stand up with everyone who is willing to stand with us, or as Fred Thompson said “Standing on principles doesn’t depend on where I’m standing.”

    • Thank you, SEC. Recent events on the right side of the blogosphere alerted me to how near we can be to the precipice even on our own side. More than ever before, I realized that our principles must be adhered to – if we are to remain a free, and moral people.

  5. Amen, Lady P.

    “‘Tis a gift to be simple. ‘Tis a gift to be free.”

    You have the rare gift of being able to put into simple, heartfelt words our most important values. Outstanding work.

    • Kimberly, the song remembrance sent me off to google to listen once again to the beautiful versions; found an old recording of a young Judy Collins singing “Simple Gifts,” then the beautiful visual of “Appalachian Spring” and of course “Lord of the Dance.” Always been one of my favorites.

      Klondike, it is my belief that our course for victory today has to come from the “heart” of the traditional American, it from the common man and woman, who still “knows” the history of what it means to be free.

      Thank you both, for your kind words.

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