Kevin Bryant

When I was growing up, I loved watching sports; the Rams, Raiders, Dodgers, Royals, Dolphins and Steelers. My heroes from those teams are too many to mention. When I found an interest in history I added a few more; General Patton, General Bradley, Admiral Nimitz and as I started really understanding the government and the constitution, I added a couple more; President Reagan and Senators Zel Miller, Fred Thompson and David Pryor.

I know there are many other type of heroes out there that do extraordinary things for the betterment of man and country. My heroes are also those who serve honorably in our military to those who go out of their way to help a stranger. Heroes walk among us daily and many do not even know they are heroes in the eyes of others.

Today, there are hundreds of thousands who have joined my list of heroes but if you ask any one of them, they would not and do not see themselves as such. They are the men and women, liberal and conservative, black and white individuals who keep the spirit of freedom alive today and displayed that spirit this past weekend in Washington DC and cities across this nation.

I used to believe that there was no will stronger than the will of free men (and women). I now know that this is an inaccurate statement. I have since changed it to: There is no will stronger than the will of free men (and women) who know and understand that freedom isn’t free and know what the cost of freedom truly is.

The radical left in conjunction with the media would have you believe that these same people I call heroes are racist, bigots, homophobes and many things worse. They pray daily that patriotic Americans will grow tired of carrying on the fight for freedom and allow socialism to prevail. History is on the side of the radical left. Americans, by large, have only a short term memory of events that take place unless those events are life altering. History shows that causes and movements unless motivated by race or sexual orientation, live only for a short time and die without much of a fight.

My newest heroes, the moms and dads who have finally emerged from their shells to speak out against a government who consistently draws more power unto itself are changing history. The tea parties of April 09 was thought by many to be the beginning of the end for those who would dare challenge this president, this congress and this administration. Those being challenged hoped history would repeat itself and this would all come to a quiet end in a few months. My newest heroes have seen to it that not only are we still not willing to lay down and surrender but in fact have intensified our efforts to restore government back to the people, the one true place government rightfully belongs.

The politicians have yet to grasp the idea that the more they resist the will of mainstream Americans the harder mainstream America pushes back. We are a country made up from people of many countries. Many fled to this nation to escape tyranny and experience what freedoms we have come accustomed to and take for granted. Many have family members throughout multiple generations who have fought to preserve and some who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect those freedoms we take for granted. They know how important it is to fight for our way of life. They understand that the price of freedom has many times been paid in blood and will continue to be for as long as we continue to remain free.

I would much rather die a free man than live as a slave to the government.

I took a week off from work and went to South Dakota with my wife. Neither of us had ever seen the Badlands, Mount Rushmore, Devil’s Tower and other places around there. It was quite an experience and one that I will remember for a lifetime. On the way back, I stopped in a rest stop in Iowa around midnight to stretch my legs before that couple of hours drive to make it back home. While there, I came across a little free publication that I had never seen before and on the back of this publication is a quote that I think is worth sharing. I do not know the source of this quote but find it inspiring:

“The greatest want of the world is the want of men – men who will not be bought or sold, men who in their inmost souls are true and honest, men who do not fear to call sin by its right name, men whose conscience is as true to duty as the needle to the pole, men who will stand for the right though the heavens fall”