Monday, May 07, 2007

Learning from History

In 480 BCE a small group of warriors stood against millions. They knew
they faced almost certain death. They knew that they probably would not
receive reinforcements. And yet they held their ground, they refused to
retreat and their actions did nothing less than save Western
civilization. This is the story of 300 Spartans who held off the two million man army of Xerxes of Persia.

It is also the story of the Alamo, where a few hundred men delayed the advancing thousands of the Mexican army, where the volunteers from Tennessee stood tall.

It is also the story of Bataan and Corigidor (sp?), where the US 1st Army stood and fought, for months, until they were exhausted.

Three examples of smaller forces, standing tall, fighting and dying - to give freedom and democracy a chance to survive.

The men knew what they fought for,

they knew they would not prevail,

they stood and fought anyway.

Is freedom and democracy worth fighting and dying for?

What price shall we pay to stop the creeping chaos?

Iraq and Afganistan - the United States has lost and average of 2 soldiers a day. Plus, we keep the fight against the Islamofacist 'over there' and off of our streets.

But some the fight is on our streets - the 'flying Imams' and their lawsuit to silence the reporting of 'unusual behavior'. They are working to weaken our protections here at home.

We need the 300 today.

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