Lest We Forget–Beth Trissel


In these troubled times in America, it’s wise to remember where we came from  and what our founders envisioned for this great nation. Being an American is a sacred privilege, our hard-won freedoms, fast eroding, should never be taken for granted, and preserving these inalienable rights, a call to arms for all who cherish liberty. With that in mind, I highly recommend watching the excellent HBO production that came out several years ago featuring the indomitable John Adams–appropriately entitled John Adams. Not to be confused (as I’ve done) with an earlier production, The Adam’s Chronicles. 

What John Adams and his remarkable wife, Abigail, and their entire family suffered and sacrificed in the forging of America is unbelievable. Not only them, but countless others as well.  I wonder if I’d last a day in that turbulent era, and yet, my forebears did.  So did many of yours.  If your ancestors were not yet in this country at its birth, no doubt they played an important role in making America what it is, or is intended to be, at its finest. Let us not forget, or our children and grandchildren will pay the price. Theirs already is a vastly different America than the nation envisioned by its outstanding founders with their mind-boggling perseverance.

As an author with several stories set in early America, and currently at work on the sequel to my Revolutionary War romance novel Enemy of the King, I’m particularly mindful of our roots.  Join me in the quest to remember.

“Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present Generation to preserve your Freedom! I hope you will make good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven, that I ever took half the Pains to preserve it.” ― John Adams

18 responses to “Lest We Forget–Beth Trissel

  1. John and Abigail are my favorite historical couple.

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  2. I agree, Beth. Too many ‘toys’ to snag our awareness away from what is important.

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  4. I have never seen that one. Will have to watch it. HBO has great movies and shows. Love learning about history.

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  5. Mrs. Trissel,
    So well said my friend.
    I can only offer this bit of wisdom that has stood my test of faith…

    “The greatest of the many freedoms… is FREEDOM itself.

    I choose THAT Freedom… to choose what I know is best, not using my heart, but using my G-D given brain to make that right choice.
    Like our founders, I choose Freedom over government. I choose Freedom over fear.

    I choose, as the great Shawnee War Chief Tecumseh said, “I am the maker of my own destiny.” I choose like my ancestors, FREEDOM! Anything else is not Freedom, but slavery by degrees.

    Our founders knew this, we have forgotten their lessons.

    FREEDOM:
    1. The state of being free or at liberty rather than in confinement or under physical restraint.
    2. Exemption from external control, interference, regulation, etc.
    3. The power to determine action without restraint.
    4. Political or national independence.
    5. Personal liberty, as opposed to bondage or slavery: a slave who bought his freedom.
    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/freedom

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    • Excellent, as well, my friend. Thank you so much for sharing that, and the reminder from the great war Chief Tecumseh whom I deeply admire. Freedom is all, but I sometimes think those without liberty most appreciate what it means.

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  6. What an inspiring post, Beth! I was just thinking of John Adams last night while doing story research. We indeed take so much for granted. Thank you for writing the stories that you do!!

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  7. Beth,

    What a great post. We all seem to forget these things. I am thankful for our troops, past and present, for what they have done. Thank you for this post…

    Walk in harmony,
    Melinda

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  8. Excellent post Beth! Its been said that those who ignore history are destined to repeat it (something close to that) and I very much fear it will come to that eventually. I can not imagine my grand children and their children and on beyond them living under the rule of another country. And yet, history is clearly speaking to us.

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