Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Let's Roll

New Lisbon, WI – "Are you guys ready? Let's roll.” With those words Todd Beamer, a passenger on hijacked United Airlines Flight 93, on September 11th, 2001, “rolled” into fame.

On 9/11, if the normal people had waited around, in the towers, on the ground, at the airports, on flight 93, for the authorities to tell them what to do, or to save them, many, many more would have died. When the hatchet is in the air it is too late for the Association for Stopping Hatches to get started. The people are the ones who must bear the burden in the end, and who must be prepared to stop the real problems. The government can come later, they can stop the large armies, but they cannot stop the many small catastrophes, the car wrecks, the floods, the purchases and the hiring that make a culture and an economy. That is where the laws that this nation was built on, the Law of God, must decide what the people do, regulations cannot deal with emergencies.
The ingenuity of the people still works. A few years ago twenty-six year old Adam Shepard decided he wanted to find if it was true that the American Dream was dead. With 25 $ in his pocket he was dropped off in Charleston South Carolina-a city he picked out of a hat. He began with menial jobs. At the end of the year he had an apartment, a car, and 5,500 $ in the bank. He did this without hiring programs, without help.
This nation still is a land of vast opportunity, still a land that can be built stronger, yes, we can have another American Century, and although government must help that, it must do it chiefly by staying out of the way, it is the people that must do the actual work. Are you guys ready? Let’s Roll.

Through His Strength We Will Conquer,
Andrew C. Abbott

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