Saturday, July 4, 2020

Happy Birthday America!

There have always been enemies of liberty, freedom, independence, self-reliance - essentially everything America was founded on and most of us still believe in. But it’s hard to accept that those who have benefited the most from our country’s freedom and way of life are those who would now destroy it. They hate our history, our constitution, our flag, even our national anthem.

I once thought that Ronald Reagan’s warning was directed at foreign tyrants:

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. The only way they can inherit the freedom we have known is if we fight for it, protect it, defend it, and then hand it on to them . . . [to] do the same.”

I now think his warning was also directed toward a more lethal enemy, the one Cicero warned of:

“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.”

So while the New York Times bashes President Trump for “barely mentioned the frightening resurgence of the pandemic” he was most certainly addressing a more deadly plague: a new far-left fascism that imperils American values and seeks to erase history.

“Our nation is witnessing a merciless campaign to wipe out our history, defame our heroes, erase our values and indoctrinate our children. Angry mobs are trying to tear down statues of our founders, deface our most sacred memorials and unleash a wave of violent crime in our cities.”

The NYT characterized it as “a dark and divisive speech” – exactly what they said three and a half years ago about the President’s inaugural address. At least they have consistency going for themselves; that and the protection of the First Amendment, which they would happily eliminate if they could for anyone who they disagree with. Which is precisely why our President is exactly right and the NYT and their ilk are exactly wrong.

So as we celebrate our country’s birth this year, commit to maintaining its values, character, institutions and greatness for at least 4 more years.

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Happy Birthday America – Long May You Run!