Christmas 2010, Thanks be to God, Thanks to our forefathers and military, LTC Terry Lakin

Christmas 2010, Thanks be to God, Thanks to our forefathers and military, LTC Terry Lakin

“These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”…Thomas Paine

On this Christmas morning, December 25, 2010, we have much to be grateful for. First and foremost, thanks be to God.

We should also be thankful for our forefathers, guided by the providence of God, who made it possible for us to continue the struggle for liberty.

“A week before Christmas ’77 Washington’s army took up winter quarters at Valley Forge on the west side of the Schuylkill. Although the General’s choice of location was sharply criticized, the site he had selected was central and easily defended. Then came a cruel race with time to get huts erected before the soldiers, barefoot and half naked, froze to death. Hundreds of horses did in fact starve to death, and for the army starvation was a mortal danger. “No meat, no meat!” was the constant wail. Improvements came about after Nathanael Greene assumed the duties of Quartermaster General on March 23rd.

Yet, despite the ever-present fear of mutiny, no real dissaffection occurred. As Hessian Major Baurmeister conceded, the army was kept from disintegrating by the “spirit of liberty.” Men and officers accepted their tragic plight with a sense of humor and extraordinary forbearance, but it was an ordeal that no army could be expected to undergo for long. Nathanael Greene wrote to General Washington, “God grant we may never be brought to such a wretched condition again.””…”The Spirit of ‘Seventy Six”

The struggle to live free under the rule of law ordained in the US Constitution did not end with our founding. It must be preserved everyday of our lives. We must stand with those like minded individuals who carry forth the spirit of 76, and the ideals of the Declaration of Independence and as Abraham Lincoln stated:

“We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.”

One such man is LTC Terry Lakin. He is imprisoned for doing his duty to defend the US Constitution from foreign and domestic enemies. He is, as Lincoln stated, doing his duty to  “overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.” We all have that duty.

Let us be thankful for patriots like LTC Terry Lakin, stand beside them in the struggle and work hard to free LTC Lakin and restore the foundations of this country.

10 responses to “Christmas 2010, Thanks be to God, Thanks to our forefathers and military, LTC Terry Lakin

  1. Merry Christmas.

  2. Merry Christmas Citizenwells ! Thanks for all you do.

  3. This was posted as a comment:

    “I’ll take one day out of the year to not hate you birthers.

    Have a merry Christmas.”

    Thanks for the comment.
    The message of Jesus was basically to hate the sin and not the sinner.
    To those hating concerned citizens questioning Obama, why are you
    “shooting the messengers”?
    There is an epidemic of messenger shooting going on in this country.

    And why all the hate?
    I despise what Obama and some Democrats and Republicans are doing to this country.
    I hate what they are about, but not them.

  4. Merry Christmas to all, A special Merry Christmas to LTC Terry Lakin and his family for this country needs more like him. God Bless all.

  5. From Zach on prior thread:

    This would be a good start. Merry Christmas!

    ‘We the people’ to open next Congress
    House to read Constitution
    By Stephen Dinan

    The Washington Times

    The Constitution frequently gets lip service in Congress, but House Republicans next year will make sure it gets a lot more than that – the new rules the incoming majority party proposed this week call for a full reading of the country’s founding document on the floor of the House on Jan. 6….

  6. “Requests increase for Obama birth proof”

    “Fielding questions about Obama’s birth still takes a toll on the Health Department’s communication and vital-records offices, which are required by law to respond within 10 days.

    At least two staffers spend an hour a day handling requests for Obama birth records, a department official said. They also have to interpret unclear or perplexing requests, sometimes seeking opinions from attorneys at the attorney general’s office and the state Office of Information Practices.

    For example, some requests ask the state to provide a copy of the seal used on Obama’s certificate of live birth, said Cathy Takase, an Office of Information Practices attorney. The Health Department has responded by sending a pencil shading of the embossment, rather than the seal, which officials say could be misused for fraudulent purposes.

    Takase said many questions about the seal come from one blogger with several aliases. This month the blogger asked the office to hold off on some of her requests because she was going to send a new request to the new Health Department director, Takase said.”

  7. Merry Christmas to all and have a Joyous and Blessed New Year

    Dr. Peter Marshall, one of America’s greatest preachers and Chaplain of the U.S. Senate provided a nation at war against tyranny with powerful words of encouragement.

    Peter Marshall Quotes:

    “Give to us clear vision that we may know where to stand and what to stand for – because unless we stand for something, we shall fall for anything.”

    “It is better to fail in a cause that will ultimately succeed than to succeed in a cause that will ultimately fail.”

    “May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right.”

    “Most of us know perfectly well what we ought to do; our trouble is that we do not want to do it.”

    “One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.”

    “Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.”

    “The measure of life is not its duration, but its donation.”

    “When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.”


    “May the forgiving spirit of Him
    to whom we dedicate this season
    prevail again on earth.

    May hunger disappear
    and terrorists cease
    their senseless acts.

    May people live in freedom,
    worshiping as they see fit,
    loving others.

    May the sanctity of the home
    be ever preserved.

    May peace, everlasting peace,
    reign supreme.”

    PS – May We Have A Government That Is Trustful & Lawful

  9. Thank you, Mr. Wells, for giving us this place of refuge for kindred spirits. God Bless You and keep you safe.

    Anyone remember these old Christmas songs?

    May the peace of the Lord be with each and every one here at Citizen Wells during this holiday season. Merry Christmas! And Happy Hanukkah!

  10. Merry Christmas to all,
    – with special notice out to our armed services who are away from their families this day.
    – and a special call out for Terry Larkin and his family.

    On Terry’s situation I ponder today…
    the injustice brought upon him by a goverment in disaray.
    I wonder if now, we can argue…
    That we now have a man, who can truely prove standing?

    Free Terry Larkin.

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