Thursday, July 14, 2005

Happy Bastille Day!

Today is a great celebration of freedom! Not just for the French, but for everyone!

The spirit of storming the Bastille lives now more than ever. Today we call it the people power revolution. The storming of the Bastille is a reminder that an angry mob armed with nothing more than pots, pans and maybe a few pitchforks can not only cause governments to fall, it works more often than not.

Just in 2005 alone, four governments have fallen because the people stormed their Bastille. Ukraine, Kyrgyzistan, Lebanon and Bolivia are all freer today because the spirit of the French Revolution lives. Whether they can retain and expand upon their new freedom for a time or will simply fall into the arms of the next despot that comes along (as did happen in France) remains to be seen. They need our prayers and support today.

So, when are we going to storm our own Bastille?


Anonymous Chris Farris said...

You know, the whole French Revolution thing didn't turn out to be that wonderful experiment in Liberty, Fraternity and Equality its proponents had hoped.

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