Sunday marks a solemn day for me. It has been fifteen (15) years since September 11, 2001. I was assigned to and serving in the Pentagon that day, a day forever seared in my mind and a day which each year since, brings forth a retching pain my heart because of what I witnessed and experienced.
I've dealt with other crises and tragedies during my career in conflict and war, but 9/11 was most painful because it happened here at home, on American soil, and because it took nearly 3,000 American souls, with thousand more injured and wounded, simultaneously decimating families and friendships.
Today, we are far from where we thought we would be 15-years after the jihadi attacks of 9/11, and far worse off. America lost two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and we lost thousands more of American lives since 9/11. Many have allowed themselves to be lied to about the true nature of the threat without any evidence they care about their own ignorance.
We had faith immediately after 9/11 that our leaders would embark us on a victorious conquest of revenge, liberation, and freedom commencing with Operation Enduring Freedom and the Global War on Terror. Unfortunately, by 2008, we began to forget, we got complacent, and subsequently allowed our new leadership to betrayed us, and to now, go so far as to bringing the Republic to a gravely dangerous point in our history. Some say we are on the brink of destruction. The brutal truth is, we are!
This weekend is meant to remember the dead and vanquished of September 11, 2001, but it is also a time for Americans to take the opportunity to rededicate ourselves to defending freedom, the Constitution, and America’s honor and greatness, without apology.
But more than ever, it is now the time to recall our duties as citizen soldiers, to stand in the gap, and refuse to surrender one more inch to tyranny and the evil that is upon us.
The cry once again is, and must be “Freedom.” Freedom to speak our mind without concern for whom might be offended. Political Correctness be damned!
Freedom to declare the truth about America’s founding as a nation created by God’s divine providence.
Freedom to declare that our rights come from God, and that no man, nor any government, nor any tyrannical movement or authority can take those rights and freedom from us.
For that Freedom must be fought for. We are at war whether we like it or not, and this fight requires mature, responsible, patriotic Americans who understand what is at stake, and to go forward to step-up and engage wherever needed. That said though … our time is short, a mere 60-days…
The culmination of decades of work by the hard left/Marxist and Islamic jihadi movements in the U.S. is coming to fruition right now. The enemy is on the move. The Marxists and Jihadis are concentrating their forces.
Marxism, Communism and Progressive Socialism are evil systems. They necessarily enslave people and, as history has repeatedly demonstrated, they are systems where few hold power over the masses – and the masses suffer greatly under that tyranny.
Islam obliges jihad (warfare against non-Muslims) until Sharia is the law of the land. Further, this totalitarian system will also enslave and murder those who do not subscribe to its doctrines.
The cry now must be Freedom, Liberty, and once again for a Great America. For it is only America that must prevail as a force of good in the world.
The four key pillars of our society – Religion, Politics, Education and Media (free press?) – have been nearly obliterated by the hard-left/Marxists. With the Islamic Movement now waging its war against Freedom on the very ground handed to them by the Marxists, Communism and Progressives and Socialists.
Action at the local level needs to be taken now!
It is time to take our schools back. Our universities may be unrecoverable, but our elementary and junior high schools are not. Teachers teaching lies about America’s history should be aggressively made to teach the truth or bounced out of school. The Bible should be, once again, the primary text for teaching morality and good character..
Our clergy and pastors who preach that any/all behavior is okay, Islam is peaceful, and that we should never offend others, are denying the faith of our founders and undermining the principles of “the law of nature (Natural Law) and nature’s God (Holy Scripture)” upon which our Judeo-Christian legal system and form of government were founded.
To our elected officials who continue to violate their Oaths of Office, you too must be held accountable to the citizens, who are the sovereign in the United States of America. Remember once again, it begins at the local level. We must take that first action at the ballot box on November 8th.
To the media outlets and reporters who continue to be the mouthpieces for both the Marxist and Islamic Movements, you must also be held to account. Whether station sponsors are petitioned or individual reporters shamed into speaking truth or quitting, action must be taken. It starts now.
The two most important groups of people in returning the Republic to order and freedom are Sheriffs (most powerful law enforcement officers in America) and our pastors and clergy. The citizens (motivated by their Pastors) in any given U.S. county or parish understand the dangers we face, can legally, aggressively, and thoughtfully identify and dismantle the Marxist and Islamic network in their area.
County by county and state by state we can build fortresses of Freedom.
If battle frightens you and you just want peace, you can have it in an instant. You can surrender. But we in a battle for the soul of our Republic, and that requires action, and it requires a fight starting now.
Yes, this Presidential election is critical, and some people may feel a victory for Mr. Trump may not be victory for conservative Patriots. But a defeat for Mr. Trump will certainly be a defeat for all of us. Don’t doubt me!
This is a political counterinsurgency and the focus of main effort is at the local level. On this 9/11 anniversary, the cry once again is “Freedom.” This is not a slogan, nor is it an exaggeration, it is our mantra -- we are in a war and we need to start acting like it … and there is no alternative, or waiting for 2020, we must win now!
Let’s put Freedom back on the offensive our founders fought on – where it belongs. Let’s Roll !!!
Colonel, USAF (Ret.)
Hillsborough County Republican Party State Committeeman-Elect