Thursday

A Thanksgiving soliloquy

I am thankful for:

Jesus, my hope of salvation; both personally and for those whom I love. He is risen!

My family. Most of them are pretty darn cool. Seriously though... words cannot express how much I love them all.

My friends. I am fortunate to have a small cadre of friends that are of such quality that I would have no hesitation to entrust to them my life or the lives of my family.

My job. I work for the best people imaginable, in the best company imaginable.

My nation. I love my country immensely and I am deeply pained at its decline and impending destruction by traitorous politicians aided by collectivist ideologues and a lazy materialistic and apathetic populace. To my countrymen I say: “You’re going to miss this thing called Liberty – once it’s gone!”

My rifle.

This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine. My rifle is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. My rifle, without me, is useless. Without my rifle, I am useless. I must fire my rifle true. I must shoot straighter than my enemy who is trying to kill me. I must shoot him before he shoots me. I will...

My rifle and myself know that what counts in this war is not the rounds we fire, the noise of our burst, nor the smoke we make. We know that it is the hits that count. We will hit...

My rifle is human, even as I, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses, its strength, its parts, its accessories, its sights and its barrel. I will ever guard it against the ravages of weather and damage as I will ever guard my legs, my arms, my eyes and my heart against damage. I will keep my rifle clean and ready. We will become part of each other. We will...

Before God, I swear this creed. My rifle and myself are the defenders of my country. We are the masters of our enemy. We are the saviors of my life. So be it, until victory is America's and there is no enemy, but peace!

5 comments:

Toaster 802 said...

I hear you at every level on this post. I would do the Rifleman's creed for my Thanksgiving prayer, but the in laws heads would explode, and ruin dinner, so I will have to keep that one to myself. : )

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Ken said...

...Happy Thanksgiving GR4US,keep fighting The Good Fight...GodBlessYouAndYours...

GunRights4US said...

And the same to y'all!

Conservative Scalawag said...

Happy Thanksgivnings to ya.

Chief Instructor said...

Amen, brother.