JudyBeth Wagoner is a freelance writer and political commentator who has been published in the Charleston Daily Mail. She is a pro-life Christian, conservative constitutionalist, wife, mother, teacher, patriot, and culture warrior. With a focus on political analysis, she includes commentary directed at the restoration of the United States Constitution as well as the eradication of social justice and political correctness from the American social and political systems.
MISSION STATEMENT: My website is dedicated to the healing and recovery of The United States of America. Though a revival of her Judeo-Christian principles and system of limited government may be a daunting endeavor, I believe that the majority of Americans are true to the ideals which brought American exceptionalism to the world. Americans must reclaim their nation by eliminating the forces of the progressive movement which threaten individual liberty and Christianity. It is time for Americans to “tear down the wall of intimidation” which the far left extremists have erected in every institution and social structure of the country. Leaders must step forward from every walk of the American way of life. They must be bold, and they must be willing to sacrifice their energies, their time, and sometimes, even their friendships, to “fight the good fight.” The future of the world is contingent upon the direction of the United States of America. If Americans succumb to oppression and tyranny, the nations of the world will also submit to darkness. My intentions are to shine the light upon the evil forces which conspire to overthrow our beloved republic and cast us into the dungeon of totalitarianism.
THE RATTLESNAKE PATRIOT: On December 27, 1775, Benjamin Franklin published a letter in the Pennsylvania Journal in which he ruminated as to the purpose of the rattlesnake accompanying the “Don’t tread on me” motto as it appeared on a Marine drum. He pondered that the rattlesnake was ever vigilant as she has no eye-lids. She never begins an attack, but once engaged she never surrenders. She conceals her weapons in the roof of her mouth so that those who are unacquainted with her assume that she is defenseless. But the wounds of the rattlesnake are decisive and fatal. She never wounds without giving considerable warning to her enemy and cautions them about “treading on her.”
Franklin proceeded to muse that there were thirteen rattles on the rattlesnake which appeared on the drum, thus accounting for the thirteen original colonies. But he recollected that the rattles were the only part of the snake which increased in numbers as did the colonies of The United States of America. One rattle alone cannot produce sound but together they alarm even the boldest man. Ben Franklin believed that the rattlesnake strongly resembled America, and he closed his letter to the Journal with “her tongue is also blue and forked as the lightning, and her abode is among impenetrable rocks.”
We the People represent the rattlesnake that Benjamin Franklin so inspiringly described. We are a force to be reckoned with when threatened. We live our solitary lives according to our God-given individual liberties, until we need to come together. And when we come together, the entire world listens and waits for our voice to lead the nations to the place where oppression is non-existent and freedom flourishes. WE ARE ALL RATTLESNAKE PATRIOTS!