Sunday, February 10, 2013

FLYER 2

 


TO FIND A WAY FORWARD, A FEW OF US MUST DO AS
OUR PILGRIM AND PIONEER FOREFATHRS AND MOTHERS WHO
 OPENED UP A NEW FRONTIER
 
Today, while our freedom slips away; we seem lost, not knowing what to do. The answer is simple. My name is James, and I recently walked 1,000 miles, and paddled a canoe 3,000 miles through America. My dog UB and I made the 4,000 mile journey under our own power and finances but not without the assistance of a great many kind people who stepped forward to help. Not prearranged help, but 100% spontaneous help. It was truly amazing, the way people kept coming forward like angels out of the blue! For two years UB and I crossed mountains, deserts, and plains. There were blizzards, bandits, and bears. But above all, there was faith, and I came away with a deep appreciation for God, my people, our pilgrim and pioneer forefathers and mothers, and the tremendous risks and hardships they heroically undertook for freedom. 
 
 
 
TO PRESERVE WHAT WE HOLD NEAR AND DEAR, WE MUST COME
 TOGETHER.AND TO COME TOGETHER, WE MUST
 DEFINE OURSELVES AS A PEOPLE.
 
We are a people who live close to the land, or come from a background of living close to the land, or would like to live closer to the land. We are rural Americans, small town Americans, and all Americans who honor our settler forefathers and mothers who, with faith in God, gave the greatest nation in history its roots. And in greatness, we remain humble, as proven by the way in which we have so quietly disappeared - our culture, our little towns, and farms, are dying. And lest we allow those who hate us to define us - let all know - it is not out of hate and bigotry, but out of love and loyalty that we shout:
 
“WE ARE A PEOPLE!”
 
 
 
TO SURVIVE AS GOD WOULD HAVE US TO, WE MUST HAVE A PLAN.
OTHERWISE, WE WILL BECOME PART OF SOMEONE ELSE’S PLAN.
 
We don’t need China to make our pots and pans - only a foolish people would allow foreigners to come between their stomachs and the crops in the fields. In fact, we have become a people who depend on foreigners even for our shoes! And as must be expected, righting such a situation will require many pairs of good shoes - and we can make those shoes! We can make pots and pans. We can grind grain, bake bread, and do a whole lot more right here in rural and small town America. We can build practical energy systems to meet practical needs. Of course we can’t do it all. We need our city cousins, they need us, and we all need some government and corporations. But if we want freedom, we must be independent, and today, we are not. To regain our independence, we need only rely on God, that a few of us may follow Him into unknown territory, same as our forefathers and mothers who opened up a frontier, into which a hoard of hopeful hearts did follow, to build the land of the free.
 
 
James Sheldon © 2011
 

No comments:

Post a Comment