“The Republic was not established by cowards; and cowards will not preserve it.” – Elmer Davis
On June 6, 1944, a flotilla of transports set out for the coast of Normandy. They would land at five beaches codenamed Sword, Juno, Omaha, Gold, and Utah. Some beachheads were established with minimal resistance. Some beachheads were established in blood and gore, like Omaha’s.
In operational military code, the day was D-Day and the time was H-Hour. The only difference was that this was THE D-Day. My message, if you care to receive it, is that today is also D-Day, but a D-Day of a different flavor.
Our overlords are operating on the economy until it collapses. They are debasing our money supply by money-printing and will do so until the dollar is worthless.
Someone, somewhere is receiving the tax money WE paid for the broken businesses of AIG and Government Motors. Governments and the international central bankers at the FED and elsewhere are behind the whole charade.
They are frittering away the very civil liberties that our veterans cherished so much and fought so hard to protect. Many of our soldiers may still believe this today, but they have been misled.
Our enemies are not to be found in the racial and religious groups clashing in Iraq. Saddam Hussein had nothing to do with 9/11 or any other terrorist group. When we hurled our finest 150,000 troops at him, he had no air force, no navy, and pathetic shreds of an army. He had no weapons of mass destruction, although Pakistan, India, Russia, the USA, China, Israel and other obviously do.
Our real enemies are also not to be found in Afghanistan and Pakistan – most (not all) of the forces arrayed against us are simply results of their violent tribal culture, which has known no peace for 30 years, combined with the “collateral damage” of innocents that we ourselves or our fickle tribal allies have caused. Did you know we did not send in military ground forces after bin Laden until five (5) months after the invasion began?
Did you know that the truth is, as Marine Major General and two-time Congressional Medal of Honor winner Smedley Butler once stated, that War is a Racket?
With our foreign policy of aggression and preemptive wars, we now risk far more damage to our wealth and our liberties than at any other time in our nation’s history, save during the scourge that was the Civil War and the Revolutionary War, where everything rode on the intelligence of brave patriots like George Washington, Thomas Paine, Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, and Thomas Jefferson. (photo)
Liberty may once again teeter on a knife’s edge in the months and years to come. Whether we fall to socialism, poverty, and endless debt for our children is now up to US. The choice is OURS. My choice is to rally at the breach, defend freedom and protect the Constitution and to follow any other “citizens senior” who have not yet forgotten the true origins of our country.
If we do so, there is no doubt in my mind that in the years to come, our children will be very thankful they had heroes for their father and mothers. The ascent of man would resume its relentless upward march, and the benevolent forces of the free market will give each individual the chance to prosper by earning their true wealth. Through preserving individual liberties, promoting peace, and defending freedom, we will and can prosper.
Conceived in liberty, I will not let the Republic fall to the cowards who defile her without a bitter fight. Both of my grandfathers served in WWII, and one fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Now, for me, sixty-six years later, my D-Day has arrived.
You may decide for yourself whether my words ring true or as false and hollow as the “Change We Can Believe In” we were promised last fall. Believe it or not, the Establishment – Republicans and Democrats both – were actually murmuring “Chains We Can Believe In.”
In loving remembrance of those soldiers who have died and quite thankful the cowards have not yet stripped away my freedom of speech — I faithfully remain,
Jake Towne, the Champion of the Constitution
The above piece was written June 6, 2009 and slightly modified for this year. Unfortunately, I did not really need to change much.
The below clip is of Steve Wynn, a luxury resort CEO, talking about the instabilities of doing business in the United States. He even pulls off a couple founding father quotes.