by June Griffin
Real Americans recognize the relevance of doctrines to the national character. We are infested with notions which deny that there is national character, that we are now so amalgamated that nations have no face or personality, that the lines are so blurred with integration of philosophies that character is out of style. And besides, we don't want to hurt anyone's feelings. However, diversity itself is a misnomer if there is no segregation of classes, races, religions or entities. For example, while there may be a diversity of lawyers, yet they are still lawyers and not window-washers or ditch diggers, even though the day is fast approaching when they will be.
The formation of the national character emanates from doctrines and philosophies held by that nation, taught by its schools and religious institutions. Sound doctrines will continue; weak and silly ones will fade into the sunset. When Theodore Roosevelt wrote "Fear God and Take Your Own Part" in 1915, patriotism was the order of the day, but he wrote it to refute a worm of doctrinal twins which was gnawing at the vitals of that same patriotism - Internationalism and Passivity. These alien concepts are the Mother of all losers.
"Fear God and Take Your Own Part"
"Breathes there a man with soul so dead, who never in his heart has said, This is my own, my native land?" Look around you at those dead souls who come here from other nations to spoil us and rob us without a whit of conscience. Stand in the grocery line and observe the "debit cards" pressed into service by aliens who care nothing of your laboring over a 1040. We certainly wouldn't want to hurt their feelings. Passivity and internationalism have eaten you up. ".... In addition to fearing God, it is necessary that we should be able and ready to take our own part. The man who cannot take his own part is a nuisance in the community, a source of weakness, an encouragement to wrongdoers and an added burden to the men who wish to do what is right. If he cannot take his own part, then somebody else has to take it for him; and this means that his weakness and cowardice and inefficiency place an added burden on some other man and make that other man's strength by just so much of less avail to the community as a whole. ... This is just as true of nations as of men. A nation that cannot take its own part is at times almost as fertile a source of mischief in the world at large as is a nation which does wrong to others, for its very existence puts a premium on such wrongdoing. Therefore, a nation must fit itself to defend its honor and interest against outside aggression ..." "Unless we are thorough-going Americans and unless our patriotism is part of the very fiber of our being, we can neither serve God nor take our own part. ... The man who loves other nations as much as he does his own, stands on a par with the man who loves other women as much as he does his own wife ...A flabby cosmopolitanism, especially pacifism, is not only silly, but degrading. It represents national emasculation. The professors of every form of hyphenated Americanism are as truly the foes of this country as if they dwelled outside its borders and made active war against it. This is not a figure of speech, or a hyperbolic statement. The leaders of the hyphenated American movement in this country .. are also leaders in the movement against preparedness..." ....Patriotism should be an integral part of our every feeling at all times, ...Patriotism is as much a duty in time of war as in times of peace... The professional pacifists in and out of office who at peace congresses pass silly resolutions which cannot be, and ought not to be, lived up to, and enter into silly treaties which ought not to be, and cannot be, kept, are not serving God, but Baal.... they become not merely passive, but active agents of the devil. .."The professional pacifists,...do particular harm by giving well-meaning but uninformed people who do not think deeply what seems to them a convincing excuse for failure to show courage and resolution. Those who preach sloth and cowardice under the high-sounding name of "peace" give people a word with which to cloak, even to themselves, their failure to perform unpleasant duty. For a man to stand up for his own rights, ... means that he must have virile qualities: courage, foresight, willingness to face risk and undergo effort. It is much easier to be timid and lazy. The average man does not like to face death and endure hardship and labor. ...""Peace is not the end. Righteousness is the end. When the Saviour saw the money-changers in the Temple he broke the peace by driving them out. ..As for neutrality, it is well to remember that it is never moral, and may be a particularly mean and hideous form of immorality..."
Theodore Roosevelt's quotations are put before you, Reader, be alarmed in light of the invasions by the United Nations and their rotten, thieving doctrines, all in the name of "charity." Our national sovereignty is now as never before challenged by the authorization of Congress to allow UN members to monitor your elections! What will you do about this hideous invasion? What will Senators Frist and Alexander and Rep. Wamp do? Do they fear God? Will they take our nation's part?