Operation American Spring can lend itself to being a tale of two Americas and perhaps the example of what the nation is and equally important where it is headed. Patterning itself in name after the Arab Spring of several years earlier which lit a fire across the Arab world with its call for dramatic democratic change, Operation American Spring appeared geared to inspire millions of patriots in the same manner. As of Friday, the millions that were called to action came terribly short, according to the Blaze.
Yet, the question that has to be front in center in the minds of those that are in Washington D.C. and those who could not make the trip is, is the spark of change in the air? The smoldering of legitimate discontent that compelled the event organizers as well as the participants is no less legitimate because the numbers they wanted did not fulfill their initial goals.
According to one of the primary event organizers Army Col. Harry Riley, the projections were going to be between 10 and 30 million. The organizers had surmised this was achievable since, “given one million militia had already agreed to come,” reported the Blaze.
The driving force of Operation Spring was to return to the U.S. Constitution’s principles that are coupled with limited constitutional governance. The secondary goal was to jettison leaders like President Obama, Vice President Biden, Attorney General Holder as well as Speaker Boehner and Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid, whom they consider to have abandoned those principles.
That did not happen. Yet the force of those designs are rooted in the foundational movement which built the nation’s original Operation American Spring on March 5th , 1770, when British troops killed five citizens in the famous Boston Massacre. No one perished this weekend, but the ideals of freedom were no less as important now as then.
Every movement has its beginning, and this beginning is no less legitimate as those events that lit the original match for freedom. Every unjust act gives rise to righteous indignation and becomes a legitimate force in any beginning movement for change. These acts of resistance become the fuel for the foundational principles which force the hand of the ordinary citizen, to say this nation and its people are better than the leaders who threaten their freedoms.
It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth — and listen to the song of that siren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those, who having eyes, see not, and having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it might cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.
Patrick Henry, speech in the Virginia Convention, March 23, 1775
Operation American Spring begins in the heart. Just ask any parent, or better yet ask yourself, if your child’s freedom in school is being compromised by Common Core. Is your daughter or son’s freedom being silenced because the Pledge of Allegiance is under attack or the reading of the Bible during their free time is taken away and they are threatened with suspension? Is your heart not moved to action?
So you see, each and every American that has grown up in this nation and cares about its principled founding can see its once noble values being suffocated by a president and administration that is willing to break the back of freedom. But more importantly, do you really care?
Freedom and the stand for freedom is not simply the choice of millions as a movement, but the choice of the individual who when ignited in the spirit of liberty becomes one with the movement. Each one becomes part of the cord of freedom. The patriot sees the need to break the new shackles of tyranny that bind his neighbor, young son or daughter, and even co-workers.
There are no failures when one engages in an Operation American Spring. This event is still the reason for the season for igniting an Operation American Spring on your block, in your neighborhood, town square, city or state.
The liberals and the mainstream media naysayers will write and will even pontificate about the possible death kneel of the Operation American Spring and its millions of American who were not there physically but are there in the movement spiritually and in their heart.
Sure, millions of Americans that were promised did not make a showing in Washington. But what cannot be refuted is that a match as clearly valued as the December 16th, 1773 Boston Tea Party was lit by this patriotic effort this weekend. This is not the end of a movement but the end of a strangulating tyranny that will not be tolerated. Look into your mirror America and see your Operation American Spring.
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