Friday, December 11, 2009

Together or Alone?

"The true measure of the patriot is steadfastness. We all have small moments of wanderlust in us, tearing off on solitary paths that others may not follow, testing limits, testing ourselves. That is the nature of man. Yet when we strive to hold true, to stand firm to our beliefs as free men, together, to carry our weapons and defend our land, the weak become strong, and the wandering hold together as one. For then we are united in something much greater than the elemental whims of man. Together as patriots, we are much more of the courageous and less of the selfish, we are brothers in arms."- Brigid - Home on the Range 2oo9

31 comments:

Old NFO said...

Well said, and oh so true... AND we NEED to do this now and in 2010!

hamyheadmp said...

Just wanted to drop you a quick line and say thank you for your blog. I have really enjoyed reading your postings and have directed my daughters to read yours. I enjoy your style of writing and just the colorful way that you put things together.
mwp

Rev. Paul said...

Well done, ma'am! Truth, expressed purely and well.

Bullseye said...

I love it. Gonna put a link to this post on my blog so others can get the beneift of these words of wisdom.

tooldieguy said...

Well Said!I agree with Rev. Paul

Michael W. said...

Yep, ya hit the nail on the head with that post.

You sink down roots and become something different than what you were. You become something more than just yourself.

B.T.W. is that a Colt's Dragoon hanging on that wall?

Matt said...

Someone once said, "If we don't hang together, we'll hang alone."

You said it much more artfully.

SpeakerTweaker said...

WOW.

I would be humbled to stand behind you, let alone beside you.



tweaker

Hat Trick said...

Well done!

@Matt - Check Brigid's sidebar for the quote by Ben Franklin

D.W. said...

I think that may wind up in a history book someday, labeled as one of the best descriptions of the American patriot ever written.

I'm glad I was one of the lucky ones to read it here first.

Borepatch said...

E pluribus unum.

Fenris said...

Elegantly scribed. You are a treasure.

MOBro said...

You said: "I just want to be one that quietly carries that torch forward, with words and actions."
Indeed you do just that and then some. I agree with tooldieguy, MichaelW, and SpeakerTweeker. Have you thought about running for President? The US needs someone like you in office!

Rick Kratzke said...

Another fine post Brigid, I really enjoy looking for your posts lately. They seem to be very inspirational.

Brent Greer said...

Nicely said, Brigid. Truer words were never spoken, especially at this critical juncture for our nation.

Clark Kent said...

Inspiring!

Jefiner said...

Absolutely spot on, as usual! With your permission I would like to link it in my blog.

Sean said...

Well written as always miss.

And the close reminded me to play yet again one of my favorite songs of all time...

toothie said...

Let's just hope all those patriots don't wait too late. As usual, your writing is thoughtful, insightful, and always enjoyable.
Thanks for being there.

Greyhawk said...

Amen!

Michael Bane said...

Beautifully stated, Brigid! And heck, you should be famous!

Michael B

Did it MY way said...

As usual...Well said. I stand with the rest.

See Ya

reflectoscope said...

If I didn't know differently, I'd think one of the Framers had written that.

Jim

danontherock said...

I am not a US citizen but one of the greatest things in the world is the love of freedom. You are fortunate to live in such in a country where freedom is valued, the United states is something unique in this world. i hope you guys keep it so.
I will never be shackled regardless of where I live
God Bless

MADDOG said...

as im limmited on time as of late . i have fell behind in my reading. you are and allways wilbe a true poet. let not the stain of time or the movment of the ages dull your silver pen ---maddog

Everett said...

Keep up the good writing Brigid! I have steered two of my grandchildren to this blog. They are girls 14 yrs old who read every post and then come to discuss it with me if the are unsure of what they read. They are becoming critical thinkers about a lot of stuff kids shouldn't HAVE to worry about yet! Thank you again for your insights into life and liberty!You have become great teacher in my circle of friends!

Everett said...

Keep up the good writing Brigid! I have steered two of my grandchildren to this blog. They are girls 14 yrs old who read every post and then come to discuss it with me if the are unsure of what they read. They are becoming critical thinkers about a lot of stuff kids shouldn't HAVE to worry about yet! Thank you again for your insights into life and liberty!You have become great teacher in my circle of friends!

Lorimor said...

Brigid for President!

Michael W. said...

Hi Lady!

Glad you got the package.

Since I saw the dragoon photo, (and heard that the powers that be are going to do a remake of the movie True Grit, damn 'em)

I just gotta to toss in this in.

"Why, by God, girl, that's a Colt's Dragoon! You're no bigger than a corn nubbin, what're you doing with all this pistol?

-grin-

Buckhorn said...

Brigid, this old guy is so very grateful to have found your blog. Simply reading your words refill me, brings peace and reminds me that there still remains a majority that need only be awakened to renew our country. Thank you for you and for sharing your thoughts and character.

Jenny said...

Well said.

Gosh that collective action thing is hard some times, but yes so effective. Thank you.