Patriotism

There are just a few blogs on my daily reading list. I know there probably should be more but, when battling the cacophony of every day life, I don’t always have time to spend searching through the blogroll for the most worthy items. The question in that case becomes, where to find a source for insight and reasoned wisdom gleaned from a variety of sources, or commentary in their own essays that speak truth to modern times?

The site that has emerged as one of my daily go-to sources is The Camp of the Saints.

One finds a plethora of potent pontification, a vast area of knowledge, and a keen insight into the human psyche in the writings of  TCOTS’ general proprietor, Robert “Bob” Belvedere. A man who continually exhibits exquisite taste in the finer things of life and of western civilization. I often find sharp and unwavering points of view to which I wholeheartedly agree when I visit The Camp of the Saints.

An example:

I think I speak for a lot of people when I state: I do not fear Islam.  I despise it, disdain it, scorn it, because of almost everything it preaches.  It is anti-freedom, anti-liberty.  The name itself means ‘submission’ and it demands the subjugation of all, allowing for no dissent.

What was the question? Need you ask? I think not. No gray area there and dead spot-on, I must say.

Bob has a love of American principles that is unsurpassed, which is represented by his fierce desire for a strict interpretation of the constitution as written, not some living, breathing, floating target of ideals that change with the installation of some new judge or election of a political figure with their own particular axe to grind or social experiment to install.

Bob has also been a gracious, good humored commenter and sometimes mentor to your humble Robot over the short life of this blog and for that I am most grateful.

A more genial host you will not find than General Belvedere, unless of course your name is Pelosi, Reid, Obama or their ilk.

Be sure to add The Camp of the Saints to your bookmarks and blogrolls. Visit often, and be sure to tell Bob a drunken automaton blindfolded you, spun you around, and led you to his super secret lair. You can thank me later.

America needs more patriots like General Robert “Bob” Belvedere.

I used to be one on the sidelines. One could have labeled me liberal in that I didn’t understand the thoughts and feelings that stirred me deeply were Conservative and Libertarian in nature and ignored them in my debauchery. As time passed I worked my day job and played music with a band of Pure Liberals, these were people who actually believed they were not taxed enough and that government was the answer to any and all problems, even and especially the ones it caused. I instinctively understood that my beliefs were wholly different, that self reliance and true liberty was not a part of their ideology. They spoke of something to which I could not ascribe.

Thus began a transformation. I began to realize that, while I may not be college educated as my band-mates were, one of them in fact being a professor and holding a doctorate, that I still could not agree, in fact must disagree, with the viewpoints espoused by my musical brethren. I began to read and educate myself as to the beginnings of our country and why the Founders chose the method of our governance, how the Constitution is not a “living, breathing” document, that some would have us believe can be interpreted as an activist judge or corrupt city council sees fit. Our system of government is not a Democracy but a Constitutional Republic that must be defended each and every day by the very people who desire to live under it’s divinely inspired protection.

Then I began to discover how blind most people really are to their Federal Government and how little it is allowed Constitutionally, to do to them.

Around this time I discovered “the blogs,” some liberal, some conservative or libertarian, and many of whom I still read to this day, one of which is the featured blog of the week.

You see…

Once upon a time there was a man who disparaged his government and ridiculed their mismanagement in seclusion or in beer joints and pubs across the southeastern side of Texas with relatively little fanfare. While his rantings and ravings didn’t slow in tenacity or decrease in venom, he started to find a need for a forum of greater magnitude to vent his frustration because he knew with more and more certainty as time passed that if he and many others did not shout and scream and pitch a hissy fit full of logic and reasoning in combination with the wild-eyed passion for God and Country and Freedom, that the objects of those loves would soon be gone.

One of the reasons this man chose to embark on the journal you now read was a website called Washington Rebel.

The contributors to Washington Rebel know these things with every fiber of their being; and when you visit The Reb, you will find a fearlessness of thought that quickens the heart and bolsters the spirit. As one who is in need of such things every now and again, I truly appreciate their hard work and bodacious attitude.

Now that you know a part of my story. I would encourage you to partake in some Rebel goodness for yourself, but be aware, they of the Reb fear not to speak their minds with some essay of assault on the weak minded or to assail you with the beauty of Gods female creation.

God Bless the Reb.

WTF?

Have you heard of this? Some students were asked to stop singing the National Anthem at the Lincoln Memorial. I almost didn’t believe it. Almost. So I did a quick BING search and found this at First Patriots:

“As YAF participant, Sean Balcomb said of the incident, “I didn’t know there was a volume limit for our national anthem at a national monument, especially on such an important day in our great nation’s history.”

First Patriots pointed me to this at The Young Americans Foundation

Last Friday night, students attending Young America’s Foundation’s High School Leadership Conference were in for quite the shock when they were asked by security to stop singing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

I can’t tell you how proud of these young people I am right now. God Bless these young patriots.

They give me real hope in America.

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