Sunday, March 15, 2009

Beware the Ides of March...American Patriotism Lives

On this 15th day of March in 44 B.C. , Julius Caesar was stabbed to death in the senate house by a group of conspirators led by Cimber, Casca, Cassius, and Marcus Junius Brutus. A famous day in world history and memorialized in literature, two of the event's oft quoted phrases continue to permeate our speech today. "Beware the Ides of March," and "Et tu Brutus" remain as, respectively, a warning of great weight and an ultimate retort from one downed in defeat. Patriots all, one group decided Ceasar had gone too far and needed to be stopped.

Dr. Orly Taitz and Glenn Beck rocked our week on Friday the 13th with supreme acts of patriotism and courage. Like those Boston tea tossers and Roman senators, each has decided enough was enough, distinguishing themselves with mind blowing, gut wrenching, heart touching acts demonstrating to Americans and to the world that love of Country trumps all. They remind us by their actions that no sacrifice for their country is too great, especially in times like these, when so many transgressions against it and its Constitution are being perpetrated by so few, unbeknownst to so many.

Glenn Beck's The912 Project was nothing short of breathtaking, as the torrent of watchers flooded the site, shutting it down for many hours. Reminding us
who we are as Americans, what our priorities must be, and what we must do to preserve and protect the country we love, he and his guests touched our hearts with stories of love and caring for our country, families and friends.

Of particular note, and that with which I shall leave you this morning, is Dr. Orly Taitz's own account of her own
"Midnight Ride" from California to Idaho, to hear Chief Justice Roberts speak, and implore him to read the papers one of the SCOTUS clerks apparently refused to file and distribute in their entirety.
Contrary to the negative implications in an account by AP staff "reporter", Nicholas Geranios, Justice Roberts agreed to read the papers, which were accepted by one of Roberts's security people. Reading the scurrillous excuse for reporting filed by Geranios, which appeared, among other places, in the Seattlepi, blood and bile begin to rise as ignorance, derision and bias collaborate to discredit his entire piece. Having following this case and many others closely since their inception, I know that Geranios's account was such an inanity as to be laughable, while Taitz's passion, commitment and fortitude remain living testimony to the definition of an American patriot as much as the courage of our forefathers, our troops and our people. Cross posted below, with fervent thanks to Dr. Orly and her blog post is her account. Remember that this is the same Orly Taitz that drove 3 hours to stand in line for several more at a Scalia book signing in order to speak with him.
Et tu Brutus.

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