In 1868, General John Logan of the Grand Army
of the Republic proclaimed Decoration Day to
remember those who died defending “their country
during the late rebellion.”
Over time, the holiday was renamed Memorial
Day to honor battlefield deaths in every military
conflict from 1775 to the present day.
The idea called America is founded on the
truth that God created all men equal and endowed
them with the inalienable rights to life, liberty
and the pursuit of happiness; a concept so
inspirational more than 650,000 soldiers have died
securing American freedom.
For one day every year, we memorialize their
sacrifice, yet ignore it on the remaining 364.
Today, our liberty is more fragile than ever.
Our republic is approaching a
second not-so-civil war with defenders of liberty
being attacked by fellow citizens.
Rather than battlefield casualties wearing
blue or gray uniforms, the KIAs of 2017 will be
police officers, Christians and Trump supporters
along with other innocent bystanders.
To dismiss Black Lives Matter, By Any Means
Necessary (BAMN), Antifa, Obama’s Organizing for
Action, Never Trumpers, Clinton’s Onward Together
and main stream fake-news propagandists as “B-team”
irritants is to underestimate liberty’s enemy.
outgoing president, the losing candidate and 51
percent of the electorate violently refuse to accept
election results, the peaceful transfer of political
power is over.
Over the 240-year
history of our republic, the love of freedom
prompted American soldiers to lay down their lives
for their fellow man; a sacrifice we honor this
Today, leftists have replaced this love of liberty
with a love of government and to offer an opinion
contrary to collectivism is to invite a violent
demeans the sacrifice of dead soldiers because love
of the state is not the principle for which they
Do not be misled.
Today’s hooded, violent, protesters do not
resemble the flag waving patriots at Tea Party
Common to Tea Partiers was a Christian, undying love
of country and the passion to see the restoration,
rather than the destruction, of our constitutional
family and freedom prompted ordinary Americans to do
extraordinary things and using ballots over bullets
advocates for limited government regained control of
the House, Senate and now the Presidency.
We in the hinterlands are holding our breath
to see if elected officials will hold true to their
political promises, or cave to compromise.
Sadly, spinelessness is just as infectious as
courage and this brings me to my point.