We get email
The new Chairman of the College Republicans sounds a lot like the old. Hope you gain more inspiration from Zach's message than we did. (bold lettering below by OYE)
It's easy to look at the political power the Democrats have in Washington and become discouraged; to become fearful that our fellow Americans are too accustomed to suckling at the government teat to ever demand their freedom from bureaucracy again. But we Americans have often faced darker times, tougher battles, and longer odds. Our Founding Fathers certainly did. The wisdom, spirit and determination of
their words is just as applicable today as it was so long ago when they stood up for what was right, in a desperate fight that many believed was hopeless. "The hour is fast approaching, on which the Honor and Success of this army, and the safety of our bleeding Country depend. Remember officers and Soldiers, that you are free men, fighting for the blessings of Liberty -- that slavery will be your portion, and that of your posterity, if you do not acquit yourselves like men." -- George Washington
"Liberty must at all hazards be supported. We have a right to it, derived from our Maker. But if we had not, our fathers have earned and bought it for us, at the expense of their ease, their estates, their pleasure, and their blood." -- John Adams
"Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs, and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot? Sir, we are not weak, if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature has placed in our power." -- Patrick Henry
"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it." -- Tom Paine
Today, Americans who want to "reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it." We have a right to it. This country has a right to it, "derived from our Maker. But if we had not, our fathers have earned and bought it for us, at the expense of their ease, their estates, their pleasure, and their blood." If we don't stand up today against a Congress that's drowning our future in a sea of debt and red ink via legislation they have never even read, then "slavery will be (our) portion, and that of (our) posterity."
We have been given a great legacy. Whether it ends with this generation or that legacy continues, is going to depend on people like you and I actively standing up for the truths we hold dear. As we celebrate our nation's Independence Day, let us reflect on the sacrifice of our Founding Fathers. May their example inspire us to do great deeds as well in the pursuit of freedom.
OYE Comment: Mr. Howell- instead of falling back on the sacrifices of our Founding Fathers why don't you, and the College Republicans under you, "inspire us" by leading by example instead of sending E-mails that are likely to be deleted before being read.
Pathetic. Zach would have likely been better off telling his College Republican buddies to watch the movie Rudy for a little inspiration.