You Don’t Appreciate What You Don’t Work For

“The value of liberty was thus enhanced in our estimation by the difficulty of its attainment, and the worth of characters appreciated by the trial of adversity.” –George Washington, letter to the people of South Carolina, 1790

When you work for something, you tend to appreciate it a lot more. Thus the reason we are losing and abusing our freedom now. We are two generations removed from the last generation of Americans that nearly across the board were impacted personally in some way by the war they had to fight for survival. That was the WWII generation. Since then, the MILITARY has gone to war several times, but the American people have not. That is both a blessing and a curse, for while those at home have been insulated from the horrors of war, they also don’t fully appreciate what it has done on their behalf.

Tytler Cycle2History tends to be cyclical. If you believe the Tytler Cycle, which historically has been pretty accurate, we are straddling ‘Apathy’ and ‘Dependence’ on our way to ‘Bondage.’ Unless we break the cycle we are in, our nation will be forced once again to go through the pain of bondage to force us to redevelop the faith and courage necessary to gain our liberty again.


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