Tuesday, April 19, 2016

What Does April 19 Mean to You?

In the United States, April 19 used to be a day to celebrate the Battles of Lexington and Concord.  More recently it has become a day to mourn lost liberty.

19th-century depiction of Battle of Lexington
Source: Wikipedia
Today is the 23rd anniversary of the Mt, Carmel Massacre.


How many people need die to preserve liberty generation after generation? That really depends on how many people still remember what liberty is. If we all remember, then no blood need be shed. Even if only most of us remember, liberty can be defended without a single shot being fired. Sometimes all that takes is a symbolic reminder.

At Weihsien, not a single shot had to be fired, because the prisoners believed in the symbol of the American flag on the plane that brought seven men to the camp. It was not those men who freed the internees in the Courtyard of the Happy Way. It was what they stood for.

Excerpt from Our Lady of Kaifeng: Courtyard of the Happy Way
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If we all stand together, not a single one of us has to die fighting for freedom. But that is more easily said than done.

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  1. I think it is hard for a large group of people to overcome their fear of authority, even when in an internment camp.

    1. Yes, it is very hard! I sometimes wonder how the founding fathers did it.