By Cheryl Kern
I was born in Germany – West Germany – in 1953, at the 98th General Hospital in Munich, because both of my parents were in the Army. I could be a German citizen if i chose to do the paperwork, but so far, I’d rather be an American. Of course, that could change anytime.
On my mother’s side, my family has been living on this continent since the 1600s. We were here at the very beginning. It depends on who you believe, which side we were on during the Shaye’s Rebellion. Personally, them all being Irish, I suspect we were on BOTH sides.
On my father’s side, we have been here since the late 1800s. Of the seven brothers who immigrated here, three or four returned to Germany, and one of their descendants rose to a very high office in NATO.
My husband is an American. On his father’s side, his family has been here since the mid-1800s. On his mother’s side, he is a first generation American, his mother being a highly decorated member of the Belgium Resistance during WWII.
Throughout American history, Europeans have had the choice to come here, or to stay there.
There is a difference between the ones who decided to come here, and the ones who decided not to take that chance. Europe today is populated by those who decided to stay home, and Muslim immigrants, who are trying to take over Europe.
Tonight, again, we watched Mel Gibson’s “The Patriot.” My people were already here fighting at the time of this movie. Every time I watch it, I cry. I know our family must have suffered severe hardship during the Revolution. It was not easy, becoming America. Many people died, to give us America.
We could do it again today. I know it. It would be easy. There are many many of us, who would be just as willing to fight as our forebears, whether you are a first generation like my husband, or an original colonist like me. It would be even easier for us, since we don’t -um, probably – actually have to take up arms – all we really have to do is vote, and enforce the Constitution.
Guess what!?!?! The Constitution actually IS the “settled law of the land.”
So, then…..what is the difference between our original revolutionaries, and the fight we have today? Its simple enough, really…
The British fought under a British flag; the Colonists – Americans – fought under their own flags. Today, the enemy fights against us under OUR OWN FLAG, pretending to BE us. They are NOT us, they are NOT America, but they are very good at pretending, and using false-flag tactics.
Also, George Washington did not have to deal with a 24/7 media enemy. If CNN had existed in the 1770’s, we would have caved before we even started. But he also did not have access to a 24/7 “underground” internet outlet. DC may have the networks in its pockets, but there is still some access to the truth – at least for now.
I have been banned from posting or commenting on RedState – don’t know why, never will, probably, they never reply, not even to snail mail hardcopy letters. But I still have a voice somewhere, and I will use it.
We ARE Americans. We can do this. This is OUR country, if we want it – but only if we are willing to fight for it.