Archive for May, 2009

Happy Memorial Day to All

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

As I sit back, relax and enjoy this Memorial Day Weekend, I would like to personally give thanks to all those who gave their lives so that I am able to do so.
As an American, freedom is important to me, and without their sacrifice, I most likely would not be able to enjoy all the benefits that I have today.

While I enjoy this weekend, I think about how fragile freedom is, how easily it is to loose. I remember the quote of Benjamin Franklin, “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”

I think about what is happening in our country today, and am fearful that our children may not be able to enjoy the freedoms that we have enjoyed. Our constitution is under attack, our freedoms are being curtailed, our constitutional rights and privileges are being challenged in the name of safety. Like sheep being led to slaughter, we are giving up that which is ours in the name of safety. And like sheep, we will be led to slaughter.

To paraphrase Patrick Henry, ‘Is life so dear, or peace so sweet’. We have to make the choice, as those who gave their lives did. Will we be as right as they were. Will we be able to give to our children the freedom that we have received from them.

We can if we work together, and so work together we must.

Neeraj Nigam

Hello my Fellow Americans

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

I am extremely dissatisfied with the direction that this nation is taking. Unless a change is made soon, our nations, as we know it, may not be there for our children. I tried to do something, and thus Ran for the office of US Congress from Virginia to try to change the direction. Unfortunately, I was unsuccessful in my attempts.

This is my blog to hopefully motivate others to take up my quest. I am always available to anyone who is interested in the future of our Nation. I personally read and respond to all commens.