December 17, 2006
Quitters Never Win
occasionally receive comments expressing strong “difference
of opinion” sent in by readers of our updates. We
expect them and are certainly not troubled by them,
especially when they contain constructive criticisms.
However, every now and then someone will send us an
exasperating message claiming, “The Constitution is dead.”
received such a message in response to our article about the
pamphlet “Democracy or Republic; Which Is It?” The message
ended with the words, “The whole fraudulent system is kept
in place by a corrupt judiciary. Good luck telling the
troops they live in a Republic.”
“Constitution is dead” message came from one of many who
apparently sit in their living rooms moaning and complaining
about the state of our affairs of governance, but who remain
too afraid or too lazy to get off the sidelines and join the
team on the field, or to even cheer the team on from the
says the Constitution is dead is a quitter. Those who are
committed to the cause of Freedom know well that although it
is under attack and suffering abuse, our Constitution
guarantees a republican form of government and is not dead.
Couch-bound critics such as the one who sent us this message
know full well they have a copy of the Constitution
somewhere within their reach. They also consciously choose
not to reach for it or ponder the state of our Constitution
too deeply because after further reflection, it would be
clear that it is not a “corrupt judiciary” that is the root
cause of these evils, but rather the person they see in the
mirror that has, by simply doing nothing, allowed our
Constitution to wither.
After fully grasping that the words of the Constitution
manifest the protections of the most precious gifts of our
Creator -- Life and Liberty -- and realizing that the
Constitution cannot defend itself, our critics are left
pondering a most disturbing question: If it is not I who
will step forward to fight in defense of the Constitution,
is it I who has allowed it, and the Divine gifts it
protects, to die?
question, indeed - one that forces each American to grapple
with his own character, his priorities in this life, and his
commitment to the cause of Liberty.
In the end
it's simply reprehensible for citizens to be standing on the
sidelines pretending to be Patriots, yelling at those on the
field that the game is lost, when in fact the game has just
We know the courts are corrupt. So what if the striped-shirt
referees are government agents? That's no excuse for the
team to walk off the field or for anyone to encourage the
players to do so. The fact that the referees have such a
conflict of interest is good to know, for every solution is
only as good as the definition of the problem. Their
“fixed” game will be exposed and dealt with in due course.
not everyone has the talent, resources or character needed
to engage on the field in this rough and tumble contest for
Liberty with so much at stake for both sides. However, it
seems to us the duty of every responsible American is to
either suit up and get on the field of play or get into the
stands and support the home team. Bringing a friend or two
to the game wouldn’t hurt either.
Quitters never win. Winners never quit. Let’s play ball.