Saturday, December 29, 2012
Two simple Greek words of defiance, MOLON LABE or Μολὼν λαβέ, echo through the ages to Americans here and now , thousands of years after the Battle of Thermopylae.
These two words signify the refusal to simply roll over and submit to the demands of a tyrant with overwhelming force at his disposal demanding free people to lay down their arms.
Through out human history there is example after example of Citizens exhibiting extraordinary courage in the face of overwhelming force and superior technology to fight for and if necessary die for their freedom and the freedom of future generations.
When King Xerxes swept across the European Continent on his quest for World Domination, he encountered such iron willed determination and irrepressible spirit of resistance in Leonidas and the Spartans defending Greece.