Front Sight Mail Bag: Responses to ‘The Price Of Freedom’ Special Friday Blog Post
June 20th, 2009
Below are some of the responses from you about how moved you were, as I was, by the video in ‘The Price of Freedom‘, the special Friday Blog post.
Please don’t ever give up.
I too shed a tear when I watched the video. As I did when My wife Sharron and I first saw and heard Lee Greenwood perform, “I’m proud to be an American,” on stage at the NRA convention in Reno, Nv. a few years ago. The same stage and day we saw Charlton Heston hold that Rifle over his head. None of us will ever forget his words, “From My Cold Dead Hands”.
I have said and meant those same words many times, and I am sure I will say them again.
I will praise our wonderful country, you, your instructors and Front Sight till my dying day.
May God bless you, Front Sight and America.
My name is Brent Smith. I am a 6’ – 4”, 240 pound man, not typically prone to tears, or for that matter, much sensitivity at all. The video you shared on the blog today managed to not only evoke a rare emotion from me, but actually made me realize that things in our country are nowhere near a hopeless as I have feared.
Living in Western Washington State can be extremely discouraging for a conservative, Christian man who loves his country and the principles found in the United States Constitution. Many people, myself included, have all but given up hope for our system of government or freedom to prevail in today’s culture. I was simply waiting on the sidelines, not getting involved, and expecting some sort of major revolution to occur in an effort to regain the liberties we have lost over the past 60+ years. Now I understand – the revolution is already underway, but people like you are fighting the war in a fashion that can make a difference; using the methods of warfare that the enemies of liberty have been abusing for generations: 1. Technology, 2. The Media, and 3. Education.
As I sat at lunch today with a friend from Romania, he reminded me that no matter how much our leaders screw up the country, we are still a phenomenal and wonderful place to live. A vast majority of the world would die to have just a fraction of the freedom and ability to prosper that we do. He even pointed out that when his home country was controlled by Communists, the “Israel Defense Forces” T-shirt and concealed Glock 19 on my person could have gotten me thrown in prison, or much worse. Today, the T-shirt would be okay, but the handgun would still be impossible to obtain legally, and illegal to carry anyway.
Bottom line? Thank you for the wake-up call. Thank you for reminding me that all is not lost, and that while dire, the war we are fighting can be won through the methods allowed within the Constitution, which make the need for an armed revolution a distant and hopefully, unnecessary choice for any American. Thank you for showcasing Staff Sergeant Beale’s final trip home, and the unbelievable commitment and patriotism it took for the many thousands of people to organize and participate in his procession. Thank you for what you are doing to preserve the 2nd Amendment and the basic rights it guarantees.
May God bless you,
It just goes to show that the liars who purport to be the mainstream media are wrong. People do still care, and AMERICA IS NOT DEAD.
IN GOD WE TRUST
Thank you for sharing this with us all.
I had to pause this video several times to clear my eyes. Thank you for sending this to people who can appreciate Sgt. Beale’s sacrifice for our precious and fragile Freedom. I appreciate all the reports that you send my way, and even though I cannot attend your training course, I read them all carefully and have learned a great deal from them. God bless you for sending this.
Dear Dr. Piazza:
You truly are a great American. Thank you so much for what you represent. Thank you for your moral integrity and willingness to express it publicly. I am just an ordinary American. I am not a rich man, but if there is something I can do for you please ask. If I am capable, I will. A friend to you and your cause.
Thanks for sharing the video. I cried the entire time I watched it…..but the end really did it. Any American who can watch this video and not shed a tear obviously does not deserve to call themselves an American. These men and woman are leaving loved ones, family and friends behind to fight for their country and our freedom. I am truly grateful to all past, present, and future soldiers. I do not want to lose my freedoms or my rights. And I don’t want our soldiers to have died (or are dying) in vain or have fought for nothing. Our second Amendment right is one of those rights that I am talking about. You cannot watch videos such as this one and not want to help fight for your rights and freedom. I will always do what I can to help defend the Second Amendment. I am not rich….but sometimes your voice is enough. I let everybody know how important our Second Amendment is. Just like our soldiers, we should all stand up and fight for what we believe in no matter what the cost. It’s our duty. And if they take our Second Amendment right away….what’s next?
God Bless our Soldiers!! And yes, I said God!!
Dear Dr. Piazza,
Just a note of thanks for sharing the video of Staff Sgt. John Beale’s arrival home, I and my wife watched it twice, once alone and the second time with our neighbors, and I must admit I cried like a baby both times. I am a veteran of the cold war and at the present time I have a son-in-law (USN), a future grandson in-law (USN) both in Afghanistan, and a grandson (USMC) awaiting deployment to where ever his country calls. Although I have not been able to take any of your courses I would very much like to in the feature, and in the meantime I will support you in every way within my means, I very much appreciate the weekly news letter you send out, and would gladly stand in defense against anyone who would try and prevent you from serving the public in your field of education.
Once again thank you for your service to God and Country,
You made me proud! My chest nearly burst!
A Proud Patriot
Dear Dr. Ignatius,
The day after Memorial Day, we laid my Grandpa to rest. He served as a Marine in WWII, fought in the battle of Iwo Jima at the age of 17, he was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in various south pacific engagements.
He, like so many others have wondered if anyone cared, or understood why they felt the duty to serve their country.
As you stated in your email, it is beautiful to see that there are still people who honor and respect the sacrifice that our young men and women give; not only to protect our freedoms, but to protect and defend those who can’t defend themselves.
Although I have not yet been able to come take advantage of the programs offered, I want to thank you for the opportunities that you provide and for your continuing effort to protect our rights through the training and information that you share.
Even though I have not met you, I feel that you are one of America’s great patriots and I pray that God will bless you in your efforts.