I’m not a journalist by trade nor a politico by preference. I’m a blue-collar kind-a-guy whose more at home working with my hands; who’d rather be out doors; who on any given day would rather be hiking up a mountain or riding my motorcycle down a lonely two lane road somewhere just beyond the middle of nowhere.

However, a love of country compels me to take a stand. I can only credit the grace and goodness of God for putting something in me that has propelled me into political action.

The dictionary tells me that the patriot is ‘one who loves his country.’ But what is love of country? What does it mean and what does it require of us?

Love is not some mere emotion. Love, at its root, is an ascribing of value to a person or thing. Love, in its truest and purest form, is the act of ascribing as much, or more, value to the object of our love than what we ascribe to our own person or life. That form of love generates a devotion to the object of our love that requires our faithful allegiance to it and compels us to seek the good of and the best interest of the object of our love.

True patriotism is not the act of merely cheering for our country like we cheer on our favorite sports team. True patriotism does not say “my country right or wrong” and support whatever policy is prescribed by our national leaders or whatever course the nation might happen to take. The true patriot loves his country enough to support it when it is right and to confront it when it is wrong, and when necessary, to give his ‘life, his fortune and his sacred honor’ to restore his country to a right path.

For love to be true it must be unselfish. For patriotism to be true it must be equally unselfish. True patriotism cannot merely seek a policy of lower taxes because “I don’t like paying taxes.” It cannot seek sound fiscal, monetary and trade policies simply because “I wanna make more money so I can have more stuff.” It cannot seek liberty simply so “I can do whatever the heck I want.” True patriotism seeks such policies because they are in the long-term best interest of our country and of our fellow countrymen. True patriotism seeks the good of future generations. True patriotism seeks to “establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.

Now that you know the why of this blog, I invite you to review its posts, links and additional resources to gain an increased understanding of what I believe to be the policies and principles necessary to the how of restoring our Constitutional republic to the foundations that made it great. As Alexis de Tocqueville observed:

“America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”

4 thoughts on “About

  1. I think it is imperative you look into the Council for National Policy. When you read the membership list you may see many names you recognize. You will see Alan Keyes name and also Stanley Monteith, who claims he has quit because of their agenda but I can’t vouch for him. Chuck Missler is also in the CNP and calls it the Christian CFR. Sorry, Chuck, but you’re WRONG!

    If the list doesn’t send up a red flag, go to:
    http://www.seekgod.ca/cnp.htm and consider what is written there.

    I use the list of members as a guide to who I trust and believe. I must say we in this country who are trying to get it back on track have very, very few “friends.” In today’s climate we must be extremely cautious in who we donate to and choose to support.

  2. Rob

    In your “Are they One of Us?” item, I was highly disappointed to see you call for more objective standards among the Constitutionalist Right, and then immediately feed into this “report card” business which is anything but. No listing of their criteria and standards. With further examination, this report card appears to be anything but objective. It appears that the individuals assigned a grade, and then sought to justify the grade afterwards.

    Doubtless, the words “Biblical Christianity” automatically disqualify the two Mormon candidates. (Notice, they received a D- and an F, despite their individual values) And probably, the Catholic candidate. I have seen it far too often that supposed “Christians” deny the same title to other believers in Christ, because of some difference in dogma. With this sort of “dog eat dog” mentality among ourselves, we are certain to lose against the Liberal-Progressives, and the doom-filled slogan of “Another Four Years” will become a reality.

    With this item you have disappointed me, and disgraced the spirit of the Founding Fathers. They were far more tolerant and cooperative towards their common goals than I see happening here. I will be paying much less attention to you or your affiliations in the future.

  3. Mr. Peck, I found your Ichabod 3 Part Series in an article directory and am very much interested in featuring them in an online magazine publication. Please contact me at your earliest convenience.

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