President Roosevelt said, “December 7, 1941 is the day that will live in infamy.” It was on that day that the Japanese people, under the direction of the divine emperor Hirohito, attacked the United States of the America.

The Japanese destroyed most of the Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor and hundreds of soldiers were lost. That event drew most of Michael Rood’s uncles in the war that would cost some of them their lives, and all of them paid a dear price.

It is the words of John Adams that are again brought to mind at this time. He said, “I am well aware of the toil and the tears and the grief and the bloodshed that it will cost to maintain this declaration. That we, the United Sovereign Citizens of the 13 States of America hold these truths to be self-evident: That all men are created equal in that that they are endowed by their Creator with certain, absolute inalienable rights.”

These are rights that no king, no priest, no pope, no divine emperor has the right to alienate from the people. It is our absolute, biblical recognized right and responsibility to take care of our nation — to take care of our people and to live free, united under God.

It is on this day, which we now call Pearl Harbor Day, that we remember the sacrifice that was made. We remember the toil and the tears that were shed. We remember everything that was done to win that war, things that had to be done; it was a righteous and noble cause before the Almighty.

We recognize that we still live in a country that is based on Creator-given rights. When a government becomes destructive to these rights, the people must stand up and do what is right. They must elect government leaders that will protect these rights and ensure that the rights are protected for all posterity. So be thankful. Be thankful to the Almighty that we are free in the United States of America because others paid the price.

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