"I believe we are (as a nation) reaching "that point".
The point where attention and focus changes from our everyday lives to what needs to be done to restore America."
"I want to speak on our changing nation however first I want you to know who is speaking to you."
"If anyone wishes to address our nation's patriots then I believe a decent respect demands and deserves that the speaker give insights and accounts of themselves."
"You simply have a right to know who you are listening to in such times. If we are to move as a nation of patriots in unison then a proper awareness of each other is paramount." ~ Jeremy Deeter
Crossing the Rubicon
Sterling Hawkins August 13, 2020
Everyone knows that if you want to achieve some goal, you have to know the direction you’re going. True. But that’s actually the less important part. To really have a chance to achieve something big, you need to have something at risk.
The risk could be your reputation, financial stability, your career or your standing in the community that holds you accountable to achieving the goal.
In January of 49 BC Julius Caesar was the governor over a region north of Italy from what was southern Gaul to Illyricum. When his term ended, the Roman Senate ordered him to disband his army and return home to Rome. Realizing that Caesar knew some of the unlawful Senate acts, they went a step further and explicitly ordered his armies not to cross the Rubicon river. If he did, it could be considered treason and a declaration of war, under which Caesar would be killed.
Caesar approached the river anyway with his forces, still not entirely sure if he’d disband them on the river edge or cross the line of no return. Upon uttering the phrase, "alea iacta est"—the die is cast— he marched his army through the shallow river.
Instead of war, Caesar's decision for swift action forced a large part of the Roman Senate to flee Rome in fear. The rest is history. We still use the phrase "crossing the Rubicon" as a metaphor that means to pass a point of no return, to burn the ships or to fight with your back against the wall. It’s to pass the point from which you can no longer return. In other words, have something on the line.
Put yourself on the line by telling friends or family your goal, by risking a meaningful amount of your own money, or announcing it to the world on Facebook.
Caesar became the emperor of Rome, history set in motion by his crossing the Rubicon. Where are you headed and what do you need to put on the line to get there?
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