The Price of Freedom – D-Day

2020 June 6
by justrand

[[ I brought forward one of JR’s older posts on the matter. — Dog ]]

REPUBLISHED from 2011

Today is June 6th…D-Day.  A day in 1944 when thousands of Americans would risk or even lose their one life…for their country.  The average age was about 25, but many of those men were barely, if even, 21 years old.

June 6 also happens to be Nathan Hale’s birthday.

Born June 6, 1755, he indeed was barely 21 years old when he was hanged for spying on the British.  On September 22, 1776 he stood upon the gallows and proclaimed: “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.”

The men who fought and died on June 6, 1944, and on every other day in every other war our country has fought, were fighting and dying to PRESERVE freedom…Nathan Hale was fighting to ACHIEVE freedom.

And now we are in age when all the freedoms Nathan Hale sought to achieve, and all those young men storming the beaches of Normandy sought to preserve are under constant attack:

  • Freedom from illegal search & seizure (Indiana Supreme Court ruled that citizens do NOT have a right to resist police officers who go into their home illegally)
  • Life without unaccountable bureaucracies (The EPA, FCC, FDA, NLRB, et al, have taken on vast powers under Obama…and they are affecting and/or dominating every aspect of our lives with them)
  • Guaranties against taxation without representation (buried within the 2700 page ObamaCare bill were dozens of taxes and “fees” that only a select few in Congress read about or understood!  Thus their votes for this monstrosity did NOT represent us! And though Americans vastly oppose ObamaCare…it is marching forward like an irradiated sea creature from a low-budget Japanese sci-fi film.)
  • Elimination of government by Imperial fiat (Barack Obama continues to bypass Congress and the Courts issuing unprecedented numbers of ‘Executive Orders’, e.g. ignoring the ‘War Powers Act’)
  • Freedom of religion (daily we read about Christians being prevented from practicing their faith, and forced to remove symbols of that faith)
  • Freedom of speech (the FCC is fully intent on controlling opinions on the Internet: “for the good of everyone”, and the DHS has issued guidelines about what THEY constitute to be “Hate Speech”)
  • The right to pursue happiness (the list of assaults on THIS are near endless…light bulbs, transportation, food, employment…ad nauseum)
  • Etc…

Why do the enemies of freedom believe NOW is the time for a full on assault on our liberties?  Because those enemies of freedom, knowing how splendidly America’s youth have defended freedom in the past, set about co-opting that youth in the 1970s…and continuing today.

Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted. – Vladimir Lenin

They’ve had 40 years…and though it has happened slowly, it is peaking now.  Now our youth are being TAUGHT that America is the oppressor of the world, that America is the main contributor to the planet’s problems, and that America is NOT “special”.  They are being TAUGHT that economic “freedom is slavery”, and that Marx’s credo “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need” is GOOD!  They are shown alGore’s bullcrap-science film in school and told NOT to question it!  They are TAUGHT that America “occupies” California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.  And so on…

How successful has this “teaching” been?  In a recent poll a vast majority of America’s youth rejected the notion that they owed ANYTHING to America…in fact they believe America owes THEM.  Nor could they answer the simplest questions about America’s founding.

Our youth has deliberately been dumbed down, and de-motivated.   Why?  So that they will either not see the erosion of liberty happening…or perceive it as no big deal if they do.

Nathan Hale didn’t know freedom was a “big deal” on June 6, 1755, when he was born.  But he damn sure knew it on September 22, 1776, when he died.  As did the men who waded ashore on June 6, 1944, through murderous fire.

One of those “kids” who waded ashore that day was my dad…one month shy of his 21st birthday.  Thank God he did not die that day (or I wouldn’t be writing this).  But despite the very real prospect of death that day, he and thousands like him did their part to preserve our freedom.  They knew the Price of Freedom, and were prepared to pay it, as was Nathan Hale.  With every fresh assault on our freedom I am reminded of the price…and ever more fearful that America will one day refuse to pay it.  I pray that day never happens.

25 Responses leave one →
  1. 2015 June 6 7:05 am
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    bc3b permalink

    The men that died on D-Day would barely recognize the US today. it was a different time. People from the chairman of General Motors to the young men who stormed the beach were willing to make sacrifices for their country.

  2. 2015 June 6 7:49 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    A sad side effect of a volunteer defense force is that the very citizens who volunteer are the ones being eliminated in ceaseless `police actions`. They volunteered to defend this country, not to be the world’s police.

  3. 2015 June 6 8:14 am
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    bc3b permalink

    In 1944 the troops knew what the objectives were. There were no rules of engagement or political correctness.

    For those of you who weren’t aware, the Pentagon has declared June GLBT Pride month:

    http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2015/06/02/u-s-military-celebrating-gay-pride-month-honors-lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-transgender-servicemembers/

    Putin has to be laughing his @$$ off.

  4. 2015 June 6 8:18 am
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    justrand permalink

    Bc3b, all three of your comments are all too sadly spot-on. Our country is truly on it’s last tank of gas.

  5. 2015 June 6 9:12 am
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    drdog09 permalink

  6. 2015 June 6 8:02 pm
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    Well it’s been a decade or two but Scuds are now flying across borders again in the middle east, and once again patriot batteries come to the rescue. deja-vu
    http://apnews.myway.com/article/20150606/ml-yemen-3cf902651b.html

  7. 2015 June 7 9:03 am
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    justrand permalink

    KH, Mullah Obama won’t be happy until scuds are over Israel and America…with nuclear warheads.

  8. 2015 June 7 10:01 am
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    bc3b permalink

    In his weekly radio address yesterday, Barack Obama totally ignored D Day saluted diversity. In addition to being military LGBT month, it’s also immigarnts month and National Potty Training Month.

  9. 2015 June 7 12:29 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

  10. 2015 June 7 6:01 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

  11. 2015 June 7 7:31 pm
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    mulletover permalink

    North Carolina, and republican governor Pat McCrory, also paid back almost three billion dollars in federal unemployment advances incurred by the brain dead democrat Governor Beverly Perdue. You might remember her. She actually suggested that we should suspend the 2010 congressional and local elections to give obama and democrats a chance to fix the broken economy. Governor McCrory limited unemployment benefits to 26 weeks and refused any more federal subsistence.

    We’ve since had tax cuts and the state is doing great in business attraction and population growth.

  12. 2015 June 7 8:46 pm
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    gnqanq permalink

    I would strongly suggest people start buying canned goods now.

    From this map, you can tell California is toast.

    http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/

    Now we are finding out that the NW snowpack is in drought.

    http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/the-northwests-snowpack-drought-even-with-cutbacks-farmers-risk-going-dry/

    Food prices are really going to hit the wall come this fall. Hope this plains and the Midwest are not socked.

    BTW, with the Supreme Court ruling on Gay Marriage to come down and Obama leaning towards a vote on a Palestinian State – I don’t think we get through this year unscathed (God is going to be really pissed at the U.S.A.).

    All I can tell you is prepare while you have time. It is only going to go up in cost.

  13. 2015 June 8 4:42 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    That seattle times article pitched the climate change mantra, so typical. Yet in the body of the article what would have been snow pack came down as rain. So the region received its normal water amounts just not as snow. But GN is right prices of food is going to go up hard over the coming months. I also found it interesting that the cherry farmer was talking about how he was conserving water, yet he still used a ditch system that wastes 50% of the water.

  14. 2020 June 6 1:36 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    ——————————– New Content ————————————-

  15. 2020 June 6 1:36 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Our buddy Tim — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKiohdHcTqk — Looks like the riots are backfiring??

  16. 2020 June 6 4:09 pm
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    justrand permalink

    thank you for posting this, drdog…we had to run out the door REAL early today, and just got back!!

    Enjoy your freedom, folks…for now.

  17. 2020 June 6 5:48 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 #17 –

    Sorry, but I can’t handle more than 30 seconds of our buddy, Tim.

  18. 2020 June 6 10:32 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    I can listen to Tim. He’s a regular guy, pretty humble. Repetitious and stream of consciousness.
    But I do hold back because he says what I feel so I worry that it’s confirmation bias.

  19. 2020 June 7 2:24 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    BC,

    I can agree Tim is not everybody’s cup of tea. And his style is somewhat repetitious. Many of his topics I just find of minimal interest.

    But he is interesting for a couple of reasons. His a Millennial, so he is an interesting signpost of what that generation is thinking. He worked for many of the left digital publications (Vox, etc) so he knows first hand how they operate. He is also making that journey from being Left to being Center Right politically.

  20. 2020 June 7 6:17 am
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    justrand permalink

    I thought this seemed staged when I first read about it…now I’m convinced

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/06/did_an_aged_activist_set_up_the_buffalo_police.html

  21. 2020 June 7 6:45 am
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    And right on cue, the cops involved were relieved of duty buy their nutless supervisors.

  22. 2020 June 7 8:51 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    “And right on cue, the cops involved were relieved of duty”

    And then the “riot squad” resigned en masse and went back to being regular police officers.

  23. 2020 June 7 8:53 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Another bit of evidence that authorities panicked.
    In Germany, an academic team appointed by the gov’t reports the German shutdown was overdone and more people will die from the shutdown than from WuFlu.
    The report was promptly buried and the media closed ranks to protect the gov’t.

    Sound familiar?
    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/06/german-report-blasts-shutdown.php

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