Have you ever asked yourself that question? What is worth dying for?
If you haven't I say it is past time you did and get a definitive answer.
With the things that are happening in the world these days, I think it is a question worth giving some thought to.
If you have not bothered to think about that, then what really is important to you? God? Family? Country? Your stuff?
What REALLY is important enough to you that you would do whatever it took to protect it, up to and including giving your own life?
That is a major problem in America these days. We have no "grounding", no foundation to build that type of commitment on. When this Country was founded, that foundation was Judeo-Christian principles, morals, and ethics. You didn't have to be a "christian" to uphold those principles, you just had to accept them as the standard and generally live by them. THAT is what is so missing in our society today, a standard.
I am so sick and tired of hearing religion, meaning Christianity, torn down. What honestly is so bad about teaching people to be good, loving, and caring to their fellow human beings? REALLY? That's a bad thing?
History shows that if humans don't have something like Christianity to hold on to they will naturally move toward evil practices. It's in our nature. Surprisingly, Christianity teaches about human nature and it's evil side too.
So am I preaching that everyone needs to be Christian? That would be nice and humanity would be much better off but that cannot and will not ever happen. However, I say again, what is so wrong with teaching people to be nicer, kinder, and more loving to each other?
We NEED a standard of behaviour. Without a standard we each "do our own thing" and we see where that is getting us.
So again, I ask, what would you give your life for?
Many will say "my family". Really? Prove it? The proof is in your actions, not words.
Well this is why a "standard" is so important. It give us the foundation and then "intestinal fortitude" to make decisions when we need to make them and then to take action on those decisions.
What are you DOING today that shows you have a standard and are willing to sacrifice yourself for your family?
I'm not saying you should go out and give your life right now needlessly just to prove a point but if you are not doing the things needed to protect your family NOW to the best of your ability, can you honestly say you would when the situation gets really critical?
Everything I have written and will write here has one main underlying theme, take care of yourself and your family to the best of your ability. To hell with the rest until family is taken care of.
If you want to fix the Country, fix your family first.
I believe with all my heart our time is running short for preparing ourselves for the coming hardships. We must do everything in our power to prepare our families to survive. Once the time of survival begins there will be no more time to prepare, it will be day to day survival. Anything you can do now to make that easier is exactly what you must do. It's your job, your responsibility, no one elses, most especially not the government.
We must all do everything we can to become as self sufficient as possible. Anything we have to depend on others to provide us is a weak link in our preparations. No, we will never be able to cover all bases but that should not stop us from trying the closer we get to that goal the better off our families will be.
Look at your individual situation, analyze it, write down the areas that require outside resources. Start with the basics, food, water, shelter, clothing, etc. Then pick somewhere and start. I would suggest the easiest first so you can get it off your list quicker and move on to something else.
Let's take water as an example. Let's say you currently have city water provided by a water line into your house. A relatively easy solution would be to get some barrels and set them up to collect rain water. There are many ways to do this and it's a relatively easy task to accomplish. If you were forced to use the water in them you could boil the water for drinking and use it straight to flush toilets and such. That's a very simplistic explanation and yes, there is a little more to it than that, but you get the idea. It CAN be done with minimal expense and effort but it DOES REQUIRE SOME EFFORT AND ACTION on your part.
That is the point, take ACTION, NOW. Don't wait. Don't put it off. DO IT NOW!
Do the things now that you can so you don't have to possibly sacrifice yourself later by being forced into a situation out of your control. Do it now while you at least have some control over the situation and therefore the outcome too.
So let me rephrase the initial question, is YOUR FAMILY worth giving your life for? If your answer is yes, then start today putting yourself and your family in the best position possible to avoid that being a necessity. To try to avoid having to go out in search of food and water in an area where you may be likely to lose your life doing so if things turn bad.
It's just a decision, YOUR decision. Do you make that decision now, under control, or do you make it when control is taken from you and you are forced to make it under duress because your family is starving or dying of thirst?