January 1, 2009

I Laughed While Reading, Part II of III

From Black Belt Patriotism: How to Reawaken America by Chuck Norris (Martial Arts Artist, Actor, Political Activist), p. 188.
Charles Péguy once said, "Tyranny is always better organized than freedom." Boy, is that the truth! The question still stands: Are we willing to sacrifice to assure not only our freedom but the freedom of future generations? Patrick Henry asked a similar question, "Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?...Give me liberty or give me death!"

...This is why John Quincy Adams' challenge still beckons across the years, "You will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it."

And what is good use?... Even Jesus said, "To whom much is given, much is required"....

More than ever, our nation needs a new generation of patriots. You will know them by the fact that they will still be the ones born in the trenches of life— in the midst of adversity. Their courage is like a tea bag: you never know its strength until it's in hot water. In other words, it takes guts to leave the ruts!...

Thomas Paine could be speaking to us today when he said [more quotes follow].
(Virtually any other page in the book will yield similar riches of name-dropping and reasoning.)

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