A Few Good Quotes

Unfortunately, this column will come out too late for Veterans Day. But let me take this belated opportunity to express my profound gratitude to the many men and women who have fought for this Nation to preserve the Liberties we now possess. It is not lost on me that in many nations this columnist could not write the way I do without fear for his life. So thank you again to those great citizens, my father being one, who have sacrificed so much for the things we take for granted.
The freedoms we enjoy will now take on more intrinsic value as we watch them fade away. Yes, we have watched the erosion and did little to shore against the loss. Now, we will watch the storm come and demolish everything we hold dear, unless we stop watching, start doing and fight back.
Yes, the inevitable mockery, threats and disparaging remarks have been issued towards my person in the wake of last Tuesday’s loss, but my passion to “Set Maine Free” remains undeterred. We will fight on and never relent.
Here are some quotes that I find inspiring for very different reasons. First a quote from Theodore Roosevelt, “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
Another quote keeps my soul burning towards the battle. It is a quote from Vladimir Lenin explaining how to defeat the west. “Corrupt the young. Get them away from religion. Encourage their interest in sex. Make them superficial by focusing their attention on sports, sensual entertainments and other trivialities. Always preach true democracy, but seize power as fast and as ruthlessly as possible. Encourage government extravagance, destroy its credit. Produce fear with rising prices, inflation and general discontent. Encourage disorders and foster a lenient attitude toward disorders. By specious argument cause the breakdown of the old moral virtues: Honesty, Sobriety, Self-Restraint. Cause registration of firearms (to) leave the population defenseless.” Two days after reelection President Obama signed on to the UN Global Weapons ban, which will strip the United States of the 2nd Amendment. Lenin’s path is nearly complete.
So how do we fight back? My last quote is from Ronald Reagan, “We have to find tough, bright young men and women who are sick and tired of clichés and the pomposity and the mind numbing economic idiocy of the liberals in Washington.” So who’s with me! Let’s Set Maine Free!

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