Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Who Are You?

It is not a coincidence I am writing this. It is not a coincidence you are reading this. It is not a coincidence you will finish reading and then ask yourself “where have I been all this time?”.

Are you an American? Are you sure? Good. Now, did you know that you are also part of “we the people”? Perhaps you may have heard it somewhere. But did you ever pay attention to what it really means?

As a Christian, I was always fascinated by the first four words that open up the Bible: “In the beginning God…” To me, that is one of the most fundamental declaration which sets the very foundation of the whole Scripture. Everything is based on that first statement.

As an American, I was always fascinated by the 3 words that open up the Constitution of the United States: “we the people”. To me and to millions of Americans, that is the declaration that sets the very foundations of our Nation. Everything is based on those three words.

Who is “we the people”? Well, if you take a look in the mirror, you are looking at him. YOU are “we the people”, therefore, you are the foundation of this great nation. Without you, there would be no United States of America. Without you, 233 years of history would be wiped out and never come into existence. Whether you are aware of it or not, America would not be America without you. And that makes you a very, very special person because as long as you exist, America will exist.

That should fill you with pride and satisfaction. But that also means you have a responsibility that no one else can have: it is up to you whether these United States of America will continue to be the United States of America. Without you, there is no America.

However, without America, you wouldn’t be either. You are “we the people” and as such, it is up to you whether America is or is not. You have a great honor and privilege, but you have a great responsibility too. And you have no choice on whether to fulfill your duties as “we the people” or not. And, YOU have an enemy, a clever, powerful and wicked enemy who will not stop until YOUR America is destroyed, and together with her, YOU will be destroyed.

So, where do you stand? What is the price you are willing to pay for your own survival? What is the sacrifice you are willing to make to preserve this blessed nation and with her, preserve yourself and your children?

Our forefather had no questions or doubt about it. They stated it clearly and unequivocally: “And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.” – Declaration of Independence. Are you one of them? Then America WILL survive. If you are not, why not? What could be more important than the survival of our America, and your own survival?

YOU are “we the people”. Time to start acting like one.