Whether in the words of a rich black musician who laments “and if you think we live in the land of the free, then you should try to be, oh, black like me", or privileged, multimillionaire athletes who declare “we are scared as Black people in America", the message is clear, America is deeply racist and irredeemably flawed. We are bombarded daily and those intentionally deprived by our progressive, government schools of strong civics and history education are beginning to believe them.
Americans need reminding that we live in an aspirational, representative republic that some of the most brilliant men in history dreamed and forged with blood. In an age of monarchs and authoritarian governments, our Founding Fathers stood up to the greatest naval empire in history, risking life and liberty to create a new nation whose government derived its power from We the People. Their revolution set off a series of revolutions throughout Europe that mostly ended in bloodshed and more tyranny. Their genius guided the American Experiment in a path toward liberty.
We further refined ourselves in the crucible of fire that led to over one million and a half American casualties to right the wrong of slavery. Abraham Lincoln saved our Republic from dissolution and freed the slaves. The physical scars of those battles can still be found throughout our nation in battlefield memorials. Six hundred thousand gravesites mark the price we paid.
In the 20th Century we sent men into battle twice in Europe to support free Western nations and sacrificed 400,000 in World War 2 to defeat the evil Nazi empire that murdered six million Jews and millions of other “undesirables”. We stood by our British brethren in the name of liberty and freed Europe from tyranny. Our brave soldiers, airmen, sailors, and marines fought battles from Normandy to Bastogne from Guadalcanal to Iwo Jima. The Greatest Generation literally saved the world.
We battled the Soviets in support of freedom for a generation. Communists threatened freedom across the world. Americans answered the call and again organized the defense of Europe and Asia with our expenditure of blood and treasure. After 50 years we saw the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Soviet empire. Americans were committed to freedom.
And at home, Americans faced our own demons. We listened to black Civil Rights leaders who decried treatment of our own citizens for nothing more than the color of their skin. Sometimes by force, schools and other institutions were integrated. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 officially made it illegal to discriminate based on race, religion, or national origin. We set our nation on the path to a truly free nation for all mankind.
We have made step forward by step forward throughout our history. We refer to our nation as the “American experiment”. We are on an unfinished journey toward a more perfect union. Now we are being told by cultural Marxists that we are an evil empire that needs to be dismantled. In order to negate the beauty of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, cultural Marxist invented the false narrative of the 1619 Project. Despite being debunked by credible historians, leftists in our nation base their “critical race theory” on its false narrative that America was born in the sin of slavery. By their reckoning slavery predated our founding documents, therefore they are tainted.
The light of freedom is growing dim. Americans must stand up now or our nation will cease to exist as a beacon of light. If we do not believe in ourselves, why would others? Will this generation rekindle the fire or see the light of Western civilization be put out for 1000 years? Nations around the world watch in anticipation.
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