July 4th celebrates our freedom .. which is at risk .. again.

“They want to silence us, but we will not be silenced."

 

“Those who seek to erase our heritage want Americans to forget our pride and our great dignity, so that we can no longer understand ourselves or America’s destiny. In toppling the heroes of 1776, they seek to dissolve the bonds of love and loyalty that we feel for our country, and that we feel for each other. Their goal is not a better America, their goal is the end of America.It is time for our politicians to summon the bravery and determination of our American ancestors. It is time.

“It is time to plant our flag and protect the greatest of this nation, for citizens of every race, in every city, and every part of this glorious land. For the sake of our honor, for the sake of our children, for the sake of our union, we must protect and preserve our history, our heritage, and our great heroes.

“Here tonight, before the eyes of our forefathers, Americans declare again, as we did 244 years ago: that we will not be tyrannized, we will not be demeaned, and we will not be intimidated by bad, evil people. It will not happen. We will proclaim the ideals of the Declaration of Independence, and we will never surrender the spirit and the courage and the cause of July 4th, 1776.

“Upon this ground, we will stand firm and unwavering. In the face of lies meant to divide us, demoralize us, and diminish us, we will show that the story of America unites us, inspires us, includes us all, and makes everyone free.

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President Trump and First Lady Melania at Mount Rushmore

We will state the truth in full without apology. We declare that the United States of America is the most just and exceptional nation ever to exist on earth. We are proud of the fact that our country was founded on Judeo-Christian principles and we understand that these values have dramatically advanced the cause of peace and justice throughout the world. We know that the American family is the bedrock of American life.

We recognize the solemn right and moral duty of every nation to secure its borders and we are building the wall. We remember that governments exist to protect the safety and happiness of their own people. A nation must care for its own citizens first. We must take care of America first. It's time. We believe in equal opportunity, equal justice, and equal treatment for citizens of every race, background, religion and creed. Every child of every color, born and unborn, is made in the holy image of God.

We want free and open debate, not speech codes and cancel culture. We embrace tolerance, not prejudice. We support the courageous men and women of law enforcement. We will never abolish our police or our great Second Amendment which gives us the right to keep and bear arms. We believe that our children should be taught to love their country, honor their history, and respect our great American flag. We stand tall, we stand proud, and we only kneel to Almighty God. This is who we are. 

 

The weekend is here along with the 244th birthday of the United States of America. Tragically, the word "United" is very much in doubt, perhaps more than at any other time in our history.

Antifa and BLM, dangerous as they are, are not the instruments of our doom; it's going to be corporate America, now occupied not by bedraggled citizens - now ex-citizens - of CHAZ-CHOP, but by equally brain-damaged stooges with Ivy League degrees and C-suite titles that potentially will bring us to our knees. 

When you consider the terrifying prospect of China's "social scoring," which our very own Google had a big hand in developing, being implemented here - and it may already be implemented - that is how 315 million of us will be made to care by a relative handful of insurrectionists.

Couple that with one political party that is a de-facto enemy alien entity and another that is pretending to defend the Constitution, as well as a thoroughly corrupt bureaucracy and courts, propaganda-spewing media and brainwashing mills for schools and we have ourselves a situation. That is the real desecration. 

While despite the gloom and doom of the headlines I feel that President Trump will still prevail come November, we will still be a nation divided. The terror campaign as well as the economic front and psychological warfare that will be waged on him and us in the next four years will make the first go round seem like a picnic. And G-d help us if he loses. That said, and assuming victory, the question is what lies ahead at 12:01 PM on January 20th, 2025? Just like the distance between now and this November is both an eternity and a blink of an eye, so too is the former time frame.

In any case, all I can say is have courage, keep the faith, live for the joys and surprises life brings us, and preserve, protect and defend the memory of those who came before us. That is the America that is at stake. The collective memory of what was and what should be.

Happy Fourth of July. To independence, once again.

By J.J. Sefton

The Morning Report - 7/3/20

—J.J. Sefton

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Good morning, kids. The weekend is here along with the 244th birthday of the United States of America. Tragically, the word "United" is very much in doubt, perhaps more than at any other time in our history. Strange, and rather ironic that it lands so close to the anniversary of my uncle's death in battle on Saipan. Given the situation we find ourselves in, you can imagine some of my emotions as I lit his "yahrzeit" (memorial) candle.

A yahrzeit is supposed to be a time of peaceful, somber reflection and remembrance. But within a few seconds of striking that match, I could not help but feel utter hatred and loathing, not so much for the blind pig-ignorant rabble burning, looting and killing but their leaders who have usurped and twisted the meaning of the words truth, justice and freedom - our very identity - to justify subjugation and destruction. The gargantuan lie of self-proclaimed oppression and victimhood while oppressing and victimizing what are supposed to be one's fellow citizens as evil demons and monsters to be eliminated is beyond my capacity to describe the sheer gall of the presumption. Stonewall Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Junipero Serra, Teddy Roosevelt, Christopher Columbus or even Mahatma-freaking-Gandhi - whether crude, spray-painted epithets or worse, the government-sanctioned removal, the demonization and erasure of our history is an abomination. Worse are the censorship and outright persecution of those who dare utter an opinion against this madness, and worse still, millions more who are scared into silence.

Antifa and BLM, dangerous as they are, are not the instruments of our doom; it's going to be corporate America, now occupied not by bedraggled citizens - now ex-citizens - of CHAZ-CHOP, but by equally brain-damaged stooges with Ivy League degrees and C-suite titles that potentially will bring us to our knees. Things like Nike no longer selling Washington Redskins merchandise may very well lead to the rapid demise of that team's name in a way that several decades of petitions never could have. And that's just one incident. When you consider the terrifying prospect of China's "social scoring," which our very own Google had a big hand in developing, being implemented here - and it may already be implemented - that is how 315 million of us will be made to care by a relative handful of insurrectionists. Couple that with one political party that is a de-facto enemy alien entity and another that is pretending to defend the Constitution, as well as a thoroughly corrupt bureaucracy and courts, propaganda-spewing media and brainwashing mills for schools and we have ourselves a situation.

That is the real desecration. That is akin to defecating on my uncle's memory and I cannot accept it. While despite the gloom and doom of the headlines I feel that President Trump will still prevail come November, we will still be a nation divided. The terror campaign as well as the economic front and psychological warfare that will be waged on him and us in the next four years will make the first go round seem like a picnic. And G-d help us if he loses. That said, and assuming victory, the question is what lies ahead at 12:01 PM on January 20th, 2025? Just like the distance between now and this November is both an eternity and a blink of an eye, so too is the former time frame.

In any case, all I can say is have courage, keep the faith, live for the joys and surprises life brings us, and preserve, protect and defend the memory of those who came before us. That is the America that is at stake. The collective memory of what was and what should be.

Happy Fourth of July. To independence, once again.


CIVIL WAR 2.0: LEFTIST REIGN OF TERROR, WAR ON POLICE

 

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Given the state of the union on this Independence Day 2020, I take you back to April of 1976 for a little bit of hope and a powerful metaphor.

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