Thursday, May 28, 2009

To Ride, Shoot Straight, and Speak the Truth

"Is life so sweet, or peace so dear, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God!" --Patrick Henry

This is the latest book I've been reading: To Ride, Shoot Straight, And Speak The Truth

"Why do you suppose the creeps of the world have declared open season on Americans?"

I'm not far into it yet, but I like it so far.

"We seem to have changed, and not for the better. The Fathers won the country with sweat and blood. The sons seem to think that gives them a free ticket to the fat life - a life without fighting. Now where do you suppose the idea arose that a man can make it without fighting? It was certainly not prevalent in the 1920's or 1930's. It is new, but it is now almost universal. And it is sick. It delivers up the soft to the wicked. It makes the American the laughing stock of the age." --Jeff Cooper

That's not to say we should be a violent people, but that we need to fight for what is right. Do not back down from evil. Life is a struggle.

Wash yourselves, purify yourselves. Put away the evil of your doings from My sight; stop doing evil.

Learn to do good, seek justice, straighten the oppressor, judge the orphan, strive for the widow.
Isaiah 1:16,17

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