Thursday, February 05, 2009


By Coach Dave Daubenmire
February 5, 2009

“But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.” --Declaration of Independence July 4, 1176.

Duty- “Something that one is expected or required to do by moral or legal obligation.”

Rights- “Something that is due to a person or governmental body by law, tradition, or nature.”

We hear a lot these days about our “rights”, but we hear very little about our “duties.” Duty is not the same as rights. If there is any hope to the saving of our Republic it is time that we once again began to talk about our duties.

Let me say right up front folks that this is serious stuff. There are things going on in America that most people do not want to believe. In fact, whenever you hear someone bring up some of the things I am going to talk about the immediate reaction by most is to try and marginalize anyone who would insinuate such radical stuff.

“You are too black-helicopter for me, Coach. I don’t buy into the whole conspiracy nonsense that you hear from the lunatic fringe. You would better spend your time just preaching the Gospel.”

Well, I want you to know that much of what is going on in America is scary to me as well. I too, would like to stick my head in the sand and pretend as if none of this was happening. But we have been here before. As hard as it is to swallow, this great nation that many fought and died for is in the midst of a revolution. The land of free and the home of the brave is rapidly becoming neither. Our freedoms are being stripped from us daily, and it is harder and harder to find any courage anywhere.

But we have been here before. Two hundred and thirty-three years ago a band of brave men reached the point where they determined that enough was enough. As we used to be taught in our schools, one brave man rose to his feet and said “Give me liberty or give me death.” (You will be inspired to read what Patrick Henry had to say).

Patrick Henry and his fellow patriots signed their death warrants on July 4, 1776. As a result most would lose everything they had. But they understood one thing that today we no longer get. Their lives were not as valuable to them as ours are to us. They were a generation who lived their lives for the benefit of the next. They understood that their duty was to “secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.” Aren’t you glad they “did their duty?”

But things were different for them than they are for us today. They were living under a King who didn’t believe in such things as God-given rights. The King was the law, and the King made the law. The idea of a government “of the people, by the people, and for the people,” was nothing more than a wild-eyed pipe dream to most in the colonies. Thank God for men of vision, men of courage, and men of sacrifice.

Do we have the courage to live like that today? Are there brave men still living in America today who will live out the cry of Patrick Henry’s heart? Let me assure you of this, those who would desire to see America free of tyranny, and are not afraid to say-so, face the same fate as the Founders. Tyrannical leaders will not give up their power freely. Freedom must be seized.

I am reminded today, after watching the Super Bowl, of former Cardinal Pat Tillman’s decision to trade a professional football career for a tour of duty in the mountains of Afghanistan. That decision cost him his life. When asked why he walked away from the NFL to fight for his nation, Tillman responded, "My great-grandfather fought in Pearl Harbor, my family has fought in five wars, and I haven't done a damn thing as far as laying myself on the line like that."

Pat Tillman understood duty.

Are you aware that today, as you sit in the comfort of your home, a bill is the legislature that will create detention camps designed to “create the type of detention center that those concerned about use of the military in domestic affairs fear could be used as concentration camps for political dissidents, such as occurred in Nazi Germany.”

That another “tax cheat” is being appointed to the Obama Cabinet? That Mayor Bloomberg wants to install “unlimited intersection cameras? That an environmental wacko is proposing a two-child per family limit? That the Obama administration wants to silence the loyal opposition through the Fairness Doctrine? That the Feds want to take over the Campus Police at our universities? That the “government stimulus” will give checks to illegals? That steps are being taken to create a “civilian workforce” to monitor America? That homosexual indoctrination in our government schools is shifting into high gear? That ACORN has received $5.2 from the stimulus package to continue the voter fraud that has changed the electoral map of the nation? That One World Government is clearly within the sights of the elites? That parents have no rights when dealing with the “public schools?” That we are being pressured towards Global Governance? That we are trading capitalism for socialism? That if they can’t get your guns they will prevent you from getting ammo? That American citizens have lost control of their government.? That the Feds want your medical records?
That pastors are being paid to work for FEMA? That Obama is being exposed as the Marxist many warned he was? That Alan Stang is right?

And that is just for starters. It looks like the “lunatic fringe” hasn’t been wasting time watching Oprah or American Idol.

It is obvious that Pastors are either too cowardly or two worldly to do their duty. Stop waiting on them. One day they will give account for their cowardice. Our elected officials have sworn an oath to protect us from enemies “foreign and domestic” yet they are ignoring their duty, thereby empowering our domestic enemies. Our republican form of government was created to operate within the restraints of a Constitution, but the judges regularly ignore or re-interpret it. We change Presidents but the ruling oligarchy only switch seats.

So, let’s stop worrying so much about our rights and ask ourselves what is our duty? What kind of country do we want to leave to our children? Who can we count on to restore our freedoms? Who did the colonists turn to?

"Honor, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us. We cannot endure the infamy and guilt of resigning succeeding generations to that wretchedness which inevitably awaits them if we basely entail hereditary bondage on them." --Thomas Jefferson

"What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure." --Thomas Jefferson

Fight and you may die. Run and you will live at least awhile. And dying in your bed many years from now, would you be willing to trade all the days from this day to that for one chance, just one chance, to come back here as young men and tell our enemies that they may take our lives but they will never take our freedom!" --William Wallace

We Americans are so used to hiring someone to do the dirty work. It is the scourge of our prosperity. We hire folks to mow our yards, plant our gardens, paint our houses, clean our gutters, pick up our trash, un-plug our toilets, rake our leaves, and fight for our freedom. It is time that all of us who love freedom made the decision that it is time to stand up for our posterity. As Jefferson told us, it is our duty.

I know it is scary, I know you don’t want to come out of your comfort zone. I know you don’t want to believe that the freedom you enjoy today will not be passed to your children and grand-children. We foolishly believe that those in power will return the power that they have fought so hard to amass.

Eventually you will get it…understand that there is a small group of men who are really in control. When your eyes are finally opened I pray that it is not too late.

There is a tsunami of resistance beginning to build all across this nation. It is underground, below the radar screen, but visible to the powers that be on their culture seismographs. We will all soon have to decide whether we stand with the people…or with the government. “Duty is ours; results are God’s.”

(Listen as you read!) “Oh what I would do to have
The kind of strength it takes to stand before a giant with just a sling and a stone.
Surrounded by the sound of a thousand warriors shaking in their armor
Wishing they'd have had the strength to stand.

But the giant's calling out my name and he laughs at me,
Reminding me of all the times I've tried before and failed.
The giant keeps on telling me time and time again. "Boy you'll never win!"
"You'll never win!"

Is that Patrick Henry I hear?


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