To quote Pogo, a cartoon figure you may remember: "Resolve then, that on this very ground, with small flags waving and tinny blasts on tiny trumpets, we shall meet the enemy, and not only may he be ours, he may be us."
I've said it before and I'll say it again. America as we once knew it might be lost forever. And if you think the tea party is to blame, just imagine what our government will be like with no one fighting to restrain it.
Put us down; laugh at us; mock us; call us names. There is one thing you can't do. You can't say you were not warned, and when you drive by Pine Ridge Road and U.S. 41 in the not too distant future, remember when and what could have been done to preserve individual liberty.
In Abraham Lincoln's day, among the most inspirational lines from his Gettysburg Address was in its summation: "That this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the Earth!"
As we each chart our personal quest in our relationship to our "creator" who endowed unalienable rights to every individual, we must each fulfill Thomas Jefferson's first duty of citizenship: "To help the government fight corruption." And we will see what "new birth of freedom" awaits us.
Make 2012 a happy new year for individual freedom in America.