By: Deb Kitchenmaster
Are we at war? What kind? Are we asking questions or are we complacent? Are we involved or are we saying, “Let someone else, there’s nothing I can do?”
Separating truth from facts, I was exposed to two factual events that occurred right here within our boundaries. One is where a person was convicted of a crime who was doing her job. A fine of $500,000 cash bond was set. No crime; not a criminal. Doing her job, which in the big picture exposed crimes against the very people who voted her in for their county. The second one was a businessman with several accounts at a bank that he had done business with for decades not want to do business with him anymore. Had he committed a crime? No. Had he broken any of the bank’s policies? No. The bank confirmed both. They simply shut him down. For what? He had created a free-speech platform talking about the November 2020 election. He talked about voting machines. He mentioned Dominion. He talked about our news. Really! Are these two people exposing THE BIG LIE? People, this very nation was founded on the TRUTH. Yes, we are at war! War between truth and lies. If you recall, I wrote an article about COWBOYS FOR TRUMP. It was the spring and summer of 2020 when people rode their horses across America, carrying American flags, and peacefully talking to people. We have needed the horse during times of war. Let’s look at a couple.
Warrior. He was the beloved charger of General Jack Seely (1915-1918). Seely wrote in his book My Horse Warrior, “There were many dead horses lying about which had foundered in the mud and could not be extricated. All of a sudden Warrior went deep into the mud up to his belly.” With the help of three other men, Seely was able to help Warrior reach solid ground, but he deemed the event “a narrow escape.” Warrior was a Thoroughbred gelding that carried Seely safely through all the major battlefields on the Western Front. He was one of the very few horses that survived the Great War. According to the horse’s obituary which ran in the Times of London, “Warrior had so many narrow escapes from death in the last war that the Canadian cavalry used to call him ‘the horse the Germans can’t kill.’”
Split Ear was a horse that showed us a strong bond between horse and soldier. Johnston recalled one instance in which he and his saddle horse, Split Ear, came upon heavy shell fire: “When I decided to stay, there was still a lot of shelling going on and I tried to get my horse to follow the other horses, but he would not leave. Two or three times I led him a short way and when I turned to go back, he would follow, like a dog would do. At last, I got a piece of stick, and gave him a couple of slaps and he walked away. When one realizes that a horse is terrified of shellfire, they must have a lot of confidence in a man, or whatever feeling you want to call it. Guess it was mutual and we did not want to be parted.
Here are portions of a poem entitled, “A Visitor from the Past.” Anonymous
I had a dream the other night, I didn’t understand,
A figure walking through the mist, with a flintlock in his hand.
His clothes were torn and dirty, as he stood there by my bed.
He took off his three-cornered hat, and speaking low, he said
“We fought a revolution to secure your liberty.
We wrote the Constitution, as a shield from tyranny.
For future generations, this legacy we gave.
In this the land of the free and the Home of the Brave.”
“People of the Republic, arise and take a stand!
Defend the Constitution, the supreme law of the land!
Preserve our great Republic, and God given rights!
And pray to God to keep the torch of freedom burning bright!”
Your “Neigh” bor,