“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are for.”
It’s a popular, and profound saying that is commonly misattributed to witticisms collector, John A. Shedd. It’s also the poetic distillation of an important truth about life that America is rapidly and willfully forgetting.
We forget that wellness, safety, and goodness come from strength. Our wellbeing, our freedom, our prosperity flows directly from the strength and the sacrifice that those who came before us had and made. But it’s more than that. Prosperity is not a crystalline thing. It’s a living changing thing that, like everything else, is subject to the ravages of time.
The very laws of the universe dictate that if we want to protect our prosperity, our quality of life we have to protect it and rebuild it constantly. In order to do that we have to have the strength to work, and the power to repel evil. Now, we may wish it to be otherwise, but the development of strength and power is only achieved through pain and sacrifice. Been to the gym lately?
Here in America, we are racing to shed our strength and power on an individual basis in the name of being safe and harmless. Think about this long and hard; what do you think a prosperous and harmless person looks like to someone standing outside that bubble of prosperity? We’ll tell you. They look like lunch.
Here’s John Stossel with more on the wussification of America.
~ Liberty Video News
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