What Will We Say To The Ghosts of Valley Forge, Gettysburg, and Iwo Jima?
Is the America of MAObama the kind of country for which they sacrificed their lives?
What will we tell them, when they see their Land of Liberty becoming less free, as it – unbelievably! – most willingly sells its future to the banks of Chinese Communists ?
To the ghosts of our most recently lost soldiers, what will we say, when they want to know why our president wants to “lead from behind” ? (And a more seriously meant Orwellian phrase cannot be found.)
What will we say to the men of D-Day, when they see an obese, petulant, gimme-gimme country, half of whom pay no taxes?
Our Treasury Secretary announces that a fourth of the country receives government checks; our Democrat president and his party want to spend over a trillion dollars per year more than the government receives; our Republicans timidly quake at opposing the constant nibbling of our freedoms and can only agree on slowing down the speed of our inevitable bankruptcy.
What will we say to our astronauts who have died in service, when they ask why we have allowed our manned space program to fade away, and why we now are hiring Russian rockets for our use, a development so improbable it would be laughable, if it were not so tragically sad?
What will we say to the ghosts of our soldiers lost throughout the ages, when they see that a majority of our children know little to nothing of their sacrifices, cannot even identify the century of the Civil War or the War of 1812, and are increasingly taught that many of our wars were immoral acts of aggression, and hear military service denigrated in general?
What will we tell them, when they hear that seeing the flag and participating in Fourth of July celebrations embarrasses a third of our population?
In one sense it is unfair to blame the situation completely on the present resident of the White House: this present atmosphere has not been created in just the last 30 months. The Downgrading of America has been a successful war of attrition waged by the Left over the last 40 years. However, the atmosphere’s propagandized approval by the Democrats and the mainstream press, and the deepening of its foundations, have never been so loudly and proudly proclaimed.
America is eating itself: I wrote a diary earlier with a quote from – improbably! – Warren Harding, who warned that “our most dangerous tendency is to expect too much of government, and at the same time do for it too little.”
What we must do for our government, our culture, Our Country, is to wrest them away from those who do not believe in freedom and the preservation of God-given, inalienable rights, and who do not believe that people should succeed to the best of their abilities, but rather insist on mediocrity as a national guiding principle.
In History one sees many “turning points,” when a culture, a civilization, or even just a single individual, decided to take one path rather than the other. The present era is placing such a turning point before us: it goes beyond the present debate on national bankruptcy.
I believe more and more that we are seeing a choice between a future where America re-energizes itself and remains a “shining city on a hill,” and a future where the hill is dark and the city in decay.
Will we be telling the ghosts of our soldiers that we have decided to blow out the candles?