How Fragile is Freedom

by Robert Arvay, Contributing Writer

A few days ago, I happened to meet an American veteran of World War II. As I try always to do in such encounters, I shook his hand, and said, “Thank you for my freedom. I enjoy it every day.”

For me, those words will never become trite or automatic for two reasons. One, I genuinely mean them. Two, sadly, the number of these veterans is daily decreasing by enormous numbers as they pass from this earth to their heavenly reward. The day will come when we have no more of them to thank personally.

Few of us fully appreciate the enormous sacrifice made to keep us free. Had these men not put their lives on the line, had they not prevailed, our lives today would be a living hell. We would be slaves to ruthless, evil dictators who casually slaughter millions, torture countless innocent victims, and enslave their captives under the most cruel of conditions.

About one-third of a million of our American heroes never returned from the battlefields where they saved us from that wretched fate. Their graves form oceans of white crosses and stars of David on foreign soil. Their widows grieved, and thousands of orphans never knew their fathers. Many thousands of brave men lost arms and legs, or were blinded, maimed and disfigured. The totality of the sacrifice is incalculable. Our allies from many other nations also gave their all.

We are the heirs of freedom, bought for us at a horrific price. Today, while we enjoy our liberty, too many of us are unaware how fragile is that precious thing called freedom. It really and truly could be taken from us with shocking suddenness, and replaced with chains and barbed wire, not only for us, but for our children as well.

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” ― Ronald Reagan

History records the great battles of World War II in terms of how many thousands of soldiers, sailors and airmen were pitted against the millions of enemy fighters. Indeed, this was the case. What history sometimes fails to tell us, however, is that many times the tide of a great battle was turned by the heroic action of one man, one squad, one crew, who faced death while refusing to retreat.

Many times, it was a single soldier, sometimes surrounded by the corpses of his fallen comrades, who held the line against onrushing hordes of enemy soldiers, their bayonettes seeking his heart. On land, sea and air these individual actions often turned back a ferocious enemy and saved the day.

One reason for this is that the American character, unlike that of our enemies, values individual effort. Enemy soldiers often refused to disregard tactical orders to adapt to changing situations, even when doing so might have won for them the battle. Americans, on the other hand, freely used their own individual initiative to improvise better strategies than those which they had been ordered to follow. Commanders not only allowed this, they expected it and rewarded it. As a consequence, even the lowest ranking American soldier could outwit enemy officers in the heat of battle, by doing the unexpected. All of this flowed from our culture of individuality and freedom, a culture which our enemies did not then, and do not now, share.

You have, no doubt, heard the poem about how a kingdom was lost for want of a nail. In America’s case, there were thousands of instances in which the actions of one man, or a very few, made all the difference, and changed the course of history. The lowliest private, the deck-swabbing sailor, or the tail gunner of an aircraft-there are remarkable accounts in each of these cases where one man, at great risk to his life, stood off a powerful force of enemy fighters, and preserved for us our freedom. In many cases, those men did not survive the encounter.

This focus on World War II in no way diminishes the heroism of Americans in all of our wars. Nor does it steal the glory from the Australian soldier, the British fighter pilot, the Canadian sailor, all of whom fought by the side of Americans in common cause.

My focus is, instead, personal. It kind of hurts me to see a frail, elderly man hobbling through a shopping mall, his baseball cap proudly announcing that he is a veteran of World War II, and being ignored, or in some cases even disrespected, by nearly everyone around him. We, who enjoy the fruits of this man’s heroic sacrifice, owe him better than that, much better by far. We also owe it to ourselves to show that respect.

We did not automatically win World War II. We could well have lost it. The consequence of defeat would have been unimaginably horrible. One man, symbolically speaking, prevented that. He might be that frail, elderly man you see in the mall.

Today, the world remains as dangerous a tinderbox as it was in the few years that preceded World War II. Freedom is as imperiled now as it was then. The next time you see a veteran, or an active duty serviceman, keep in mind that this one person might be the one man or woman who stands between you and tyranny. Thank him, or her, and appreciate what we have while we have it. Our grandchildren will, if we properly educate them, thank us.

I dedicate this to my father, Sergeant John Arvay, 1913-2001, 36th Infantry Division, World War II.

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Ben Carson: We Are Not Each Other’s Enemies





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British sniper in Afghanistan kills 

six Taliban with one bullet

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A British sniper in Afghanistan killed six insurgents with a 

single bullet after hitting the trigger switch of a suicide bomber 

whose device then exploded, The Telegraph has learned.

The 20-year-old marksman, a Lance Corporal in the Coldstream 

Guards, hit his target from 930 yards (850 metres) away, killing 

the suicide bomber and five others around him 

caught in the blast.

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ObamaCare is the Democrats’ 
latest tool for voter fraud
“We’ll bet you thought ObamaCare was just another Democrat 
income redistribution tool. While it’s certainly that, it’s much more 
important to the success of the Party than probably 
any initiative in US history.”

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Stunning Scientific discovery shows ancient 
link to Europeans and American Indians


Weaving our DNA through current technology


The autosomal DNA testing results of the entire genome of a 

young Siberian boy who died some 24,000 years ago are 
unexpected to say the least. What do his DNA testing results 
show? He is, as is expected, most closely tied genetically with 
Native Americans. In fact a portion of his genome only connects 
with this group. What was not expected is that his Y haplogroup 
matches populations “almost exclusively” in Europe and West 
Asia. Moreover, East Asia, thought previously to be the deepest 
ancestral link for Native Americans, is not found to be a genetic 
link in the analysis of his genome.
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Sweden’s Dissent Toward 
Multiculturalism 
is Seen as Hatred and Racism

 

In Sweden, it has gotten to the point where people are afraid to 
complain about the unchecked immigration

In the video below, criminal hackers helped journalists at 
Expressen
, one of the largest newspapers in Sweden, to hack 
Disqus, find out the email addresses, then names and actual 
physical addresses of people who took to the ‘Net to complain. 
Then a journalist from the paper showed up at a person’s house 
with cameraman. These individuals were portrayed as “racist” 
and at least one man lost his job because of it.

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8 of 10 Richest Congressional Districts 

are Repped by Democrats

By Daniel Greenfield


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The two richest men in America are Obama supporters. Obama 
won the wealthiest places in the country and the richest House 
districts are Democratic territory.
The Democratic Party’s class warfare is as much a hoax as its 
constant claims of racism.

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4 dead, including shooter, at Fort Hood

Authorities have identified the man who opened fire at Fort Hood 
in Texas on Wednesday, killing three people before committing 
suicide, as Specialist Ivan Lopez.

Sixteen more people were injured Wednesday when he opened 

fire at Fort Hood, the sprawling Army post in Texas still on edge 

after a mass shooting there left 13 dead in 2009, officials said.

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Political Expression Protected 

by Supreme Court Decision!

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In the biggest campaign finance case since Citizens United, 
the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that the limits on 
campaign contributions to political candidates, political 
action committees and political parties are, in fact, 
unconstitutional.
 
Today, the court made clear that restraints on the political 
speech of those whose views you don’t like must fail,” said 
 
Backer. “Free speech is the right of all Americans, and not a 

 

revocable grant from the government of the day.”

 
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The gist of this fight was that the Dems were trying to limit the
number of candidates that individuals could donate to in any
given election cycle. Of course unions, and any groups that 
Dems like, and get money from, were exempt from those laws.
They just can’t help being a**h***s.

~ Bruce ~

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This is a serious situation. The IRS, that is, THE U.S. GOVT,
leaked the personal information of the political donations of
private citizens to a radical homosexual group…
this story, currently breaking, is a direct result of 
that fascistic collusion.
In NewAmerica, the Left have raised homosexuals to the 
class of lords, with the full force of govt empowering them…

The Fascist Thugs Win One:

Firefox CEO Steps Down 

(Update: IRS Role Exposed)

Calling Mr. Orwell: ‘Mozilla believes both 
in equality and freedom of speech.’
By Bryan Preston

Brendan Eich committed a thoughtcrime. He supports the 
traditional definition of marriage. For that, he has now 
joined the ranks of the unemployed.

Amazingly enough, it is entirely due to the fact that Eich 
made a $1,000 donation to the campaign urging a ‘yes’ vote 
on California’s Proposition 8. This fact first came to light in 
2012, after the Internal Revenue Service leaked a copy of 
the National Organization for Marriage’s 2008 tax return 
to a gay-advocacy group

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FASCISM ROCKS

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book-of-the-month-club-liberal-fascism-t1991.html
Somehow, I don't think it would go over very well with some.
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Looking for answers to the autism 
epidemic in all the wrong places

“prenatal ultrasound may be harmful to babies.”

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If Biden ever gets lost or goes missing

this could be one theory why…

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I’m a Telemarketer.

Here’s How to Get Rid of Me

I'm a Telemarketer. Here's How to Get Rid of Me

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made a lot of unwanted calls. I have to keep making them 
because most people don’t know how to get rid of us, but the 
right approach can make all the difference. Here’s how you 
can get rid of telemarketers like me and save us both 
a lot of time.”

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12 of the best captions for this photo of “baby” Obama…

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Whose Side Is God on Now?

By Pat Buchanan

Russia is a Christian country, Putin was saying.

This speech recalls last December’s address where the former 

KGB chief spoke of Russia as standing against a decadent West:

“Many Euro-Atlantic countries have moved away from their roots, 

including Christian values. Policies are being pursued that place 

on the same level a multi-child family and a same-sex partnership, 

a faith in God and a belief in Satan. This is the path to degradation.”

Heard any Western leader, say, Barack Obama, talk like that lately?

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Cordless Airgun shoots

air into your inflatables

The Airgun can reportedly fill an average city bike tire to 58 psi (4 bar) in one minute

The Airgun is a battery-powered mini air compressor, 
that’s very similar in form to a cordless power drill.

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Have a Great Day, 
And…

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Train Wrecks and the Fall of Empires

by Robert Arvay, Contributing Writer

On September 15, 1896, two locomotives collided on purpose as a publicity stunt. Two onlookers were killed when the boilers exploded, and many people were injured, some terribly, including the photographer who lost an eye.

The words “train wreck” have a special place in American culture. Before the invention of the passenger airliner, train wrecks were perhaps the most common and most deadly of spectacular transportation accidents.

One feature of train wrecks is that once the locomotives collide, the wreck has only just begun, but the disaster which unfolds is predictable and unstoppable. The momentum of the rail cars forces each of them—one, then another, after another—into a pile-up, throwing them off the tracks, until finally, at last, the momentum has been expended, and the disaster becomes plain to see. Railway cars lie strewn about in an accordion-like pattern, some on their sides. The groans of agony define the human tragedy that has just occurred.

When an empire begins to fall, the locomotives have already collided, but the further consequences are inevitable and unstoppable. The old saying that “Rome was not built in a day,” applies equally to the collapse of that once-mighty empire. It declined gradually over a few centuries, but that decline occurred only after the fatal wounds had already been inflicted long before.

Today’s America is a train wreck. The collision has occurred. Only a miracle can save us from clearly foreseeable catastrophe.

The government is so corrupt that it closely resembles an organized criminal enterprise. The corruption is shocking in its depth, reaching from the proverbial dog catcher all the way to the very top. Attempts to clean it out have all failed. One commentator explained why: everybody in government has a brother-in-law. One hand washes the other. Give that some thought.

America began as a grand experiment. It combined the highest ideals of human thought, political and Biblical, with the fallibility and weakness of the human condition. For a time, it seemed that the ideals might win out, that the human soul might rise to the occasion, and take up the banner of righteousness. Alas, the feet of our empire, although made of the iron of truth, are mixed with the clay from which we are made. When the feet crumble, everything above them must also collapse.

One hesitates to accept this dismal truth. One struggles to find hope. One clings tenaciously to faith, but the only proper object of our faith must be not in ourselves, but in our Creator.

There is no political solution, no military solution, no economic nor social nor anything earthly that can save us. The corruption in Rome existed not only in its emperor, not only in its senate, but also among its citizens, people who flocked to the arena to watch men kill each other for entertainment, who flocked to the brothels and orgies, who enslaved the powerless and slaughtered the innocent.

The technology has changed, but human nature has not. If anything, the very technology which has empowered us to do good, has also enabled us to reach new depths of destruction. Must we itemize the list of cancers which have taken root in our society? The list is too long.

The sense of futility and helplessness is overwhelming. How does one stop the rail cars from their inevitable pile-up?

There is hope, but the hope is not that we can resolve America’s problems, but rather, that we can put on the full armor of God, which He alone can provide. There is a joke which applies here. It says that I wish to serve God, but only in an advisory capacity. Funny, but all too true. Our duty is not to save the nation, but to become better citizens of the kingdom of God. It is said that he also serves who stands and waits. Our duty is to prepare ourselves for service, so that when the day comes that we are called upon, we will be ready to serve.

“Waiting,” does not mean to stand idly by. Armies in waiting need to keep in practice. They need to drill, to keep their powder dry, and to sharpen their aim. We can do that by participating in our society, seeking to change it for the better, to elect representatives who reflect our values. Those efforts will fail, but that should not discourage us. When Joshua led the Israelites into the Promised Land, he exhorted them to fight, but he also told them that it is God who has gone ahead and won the victory for us.

“So that no man can boast,” is what the apostle Paul told us is the reason for our faith, so that we can recognize that the credit belongs to God alone. He does not need our help, but like a parent who allows his child to “help,” even when the child gets in the way, God commands us to “help.”

There is plenty of reason to be discouraged, but more reason yet to be optimistic and uplifted. Soldier on.