Written by Scott Cooper
For much of my life, Memorial Day has been spent thinking about the men and women who fought and died to preserve freedom in this generation and the generations of my parents, and grandparents. Growing up, the majority of the focus was given to those in World War I and World War II who fought tyranny on foreign lands, to defend our allies and Western Civilization. We must continue to honor these men and women, as well as the individuals who died in all American Wars.
In the course of the last two years I have spent a lot of time walking Civil War Battlefields. Living in Fredericksburg has afforded me great opportunities to do so. As Americans, with the exception of a few terrorist attacks (Ft. Hood, 9-11 and the first world trade center bombing) we have been blessed to not experience warfare on our continent in 147 years. Warfare that we can visibly see that is, warfare that has casualties in the form of human dead with gravesites where we can place American Flags.
The reality is we are at war today. It is a war of ideas, where the enemies of our republic are philosophically diametrically opposed to the ideas espoused in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of our United States – the pieces of paper which the hero’s we celebrate today swore an oath to protect and defend.
The enemies of our republic today are not fighting with guns, cannons, aircraft or boats. They are waging war through main stream media, social media, entertainment, and education systems. They have cool catch phrases and beautiful pictures. The exhibit in The Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC describes these catch phrases and pictures as propaganda – but that was WWII, not today!
The enemies of our republic have infiltrated every aspect of our society and they are rapidly gaining strategic footholds with the intent to strangle freedom’s last breath from our continent, all without firing a shot, while the majority of Americans remain complacent. There is not a Pearl Harbor or a 9-11 in their strategy that will wake us up and call us to arms, it is a slow and gradual fade of our republic, and right now they are winning.
I could list hundreds of examples, but I am going to start at the top. The man who currently occupies The People’s House, The White House, has a slogan for his campaign this year. It is a one word slogan. Forward. Please read the Washington Times Article about the history of this slogan. Its’ history is not tied to our founding. Nor does it have roots in anything we celebrate today, Memorial Day.
This man has appointed significant numbers of men and women with ties to The Muslim Brotherhood in high positions of power within our Government. If you do not understand the philosophical views of the Muslim Brotherhood, they are not aligned with our Declaration of Independence or our Constitution. In fact, their written purpose is to “crumble our miserable house from within.” Please take this 10 episode course on The Muslim Brotherhood In America, written by my friend Frank Gaffney to learn more.
As we set out to celebrate Memorial Day today, we must remember those who have gone on before. We should celebrate, and have quality time with our family on this day that we have set aside to do so. That is right and fitting. But it must go beyond that. We must honor our dead by rising up to defend what they so nobly fought and died for, on our behalf.
Today, still, the war is fought at the ballot box. Unless more American Patriots begin engaging in the battlefield of elections, electing candidates who can articulate the true threats to our republic, our children will be memorializing more than just the dead who gave us and preserved our freedoms. Failure to engage in the electoral process ensures future generations will be memorializing the republic itself and the ideals their ancestors fought and died for: life, liberty, property rights, individual responsibility, personal charity, the rule of law and justice – not justice where everyone is guaranteed equal results, but where everyone is guaranteed equal justice under the rule of law.
If you do not know how to get engaged in the electoral process before election day, i.e. to help identify, recruit and train solid constitutional conservatives, please send me an e-mail and I can point you in the direction of great organizations who are doing phenomenal work in this area.
Happy Memorial Day. May God Bless you and your family. May God continue to bless The United States of America.