The Victory Lap November 25, 2012Posted by lizp4 in Uncategorized.
When we were schoolchildren, and patriotism could still be taught in school, one of the things that was frequently emphasized was how fragile freedom is. We were admonished to cherish it, care for it diligently, and protect it mightily, because it could be taken from us in a heartbeat.
We forgot those words as we got older, and it wasn’t long before they were no longer taught in the schools, and the only patriotism and history we might manage to learn had to be taught at home. For about twenty years, we limped along like this, always thinking our freedom was a permanent fixture, a mighty foundation that could never be shaken. When politicians nibbled away at it, we didn’t mind, because we were sure that there was always somebody around to repair that little place if we didn’t.
Like a brick fortress, our freedom was only strong when it was complete. One brick at a time, we have allowed gaping holes in our “mighty foundation,” and now it is collapsing all around us. Don’t think this has only happened in the last four years. It has taken decades to undermine the goodness, the justice, and the liberty of a self-governing nation that was once the hope of the world.
The next four years are just the victory lap.
ADDENDUM: Watch Monica Crowley tell it like it is.