“No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.” James Madison
“It is in war that the State really comes into its own: swelling in power, in number, in pride, in absolute dominion over the economy and the society.” Murray Rothbard
As American citizens we are letting down our warriors and veterans when we tolerate never ending war, loss of freedom and an ever expanding police and military state; we must stand up to politicians and insist on a new direction for our nation….
On this memorial day America has many to honor and many to mourn. Brave men and women have been sent to foreign lands to bravely stand for freedom and keep our enemies off our shore. They have fought valiantly and triumphed far more often than met defeat. Yet the costs are high as sons and daughters, husbands, wives, fathers and mothers are injured irreparably or sacrifice their lives fighting with their brothers and sisters in arms. Other prices are paid in lost treasure and continued borrowing from foreign banks and foreign countries that place our children in the debt of those who do not share our beliefs in freedom and a government of law and not men. Still greater prices are paid as a pervasive military state grows amongst us, threatening our liberty as its power grows. Our economy is steered ever on toward military production and war and finds no other area for productivity outside of entertainment, debt creation and information management. Congress and the President celebrate the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act authorizing indefinite detention or execution of Americans without trial based merely on the suspicions and directive of the President or his agents. The President assassinates an American and his son abroad for speaking to terrorists with no trial. Drones are circling our skies and may one day be armed with hellfire missiles as our police departments gear up ever more into urban warfare and combat mode. “Occupiers” play their scripted part as they intentionally hold the law in contempt, vandalize, blockade, steal, agitate and attack, providing excuses for a larger police and military state. These circumstances are a grave disservice to the warriors who have fought and died for our freedom, our founding principles and the children of the future – warriors who founght from modern times back to the American Revolution. As American citizens we are letting our warriors and veterans down when we tolerate these circumstances and do not stand up and insist on a new direction for our nation. (continued below….)
Washington, our Founders and their Heirs KNEW of the dangers of an overgrown military establishment and never ending war to our freedom. It is time to stand up and say “NO MORE”!
“In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.” Dwight D. Eisenhower
Where do we stand? America has launched massive and costly military ventures in Iraq and Afghanistan, with questionably good outcomes. We have toppled a dictator in Libya with no Congressional act of war and no plan to ensure long term allies emerge there. In Egypt we have diplomatically aided in removing Dictator Mubarak who will soon most likely be replaced by the Muslim Brotherhood that helped spawn Al Qaeda. We now agitate for war in Syria, have troops in the Sudan and are planning a likely invasion of Iran as soon as it is most beneficial to one politician or another. America continues to lose its treasure, go deeper in debt and treat its military like political pawns – chess pieces, not men and women.
This memorial day should remind each of us that people fought and died so we would not live under the rule of a King in Britain who would tax us and give us no voice in Parliament or deny us due process or property rights. Citizens pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor so we could enjoy the fruits of a limited government where justice was equal toward citizen and politicians and law ruled the land, not the arbitrary whim of man. Brave warriors stood against the attempted re-conquest in 1812 and for a united Republic during the Civil War. They travelled to Europe to face down the Kaiser. They came again to stop the National Socialists Hitler & Mussolini and to the Pacific to face Monarch Hirohito who would subjugate us to that form of collectivism. They died in Korea and Vietnam in undeclared “police actions” called by the U.N. and served for decades in full readiness mode during the Cold War until the evil communist empire fell under its own hopeless weight in Russia. Now they are dying in Iraq and Afghanistan, are a “tripwire” in Korea and may soon invade Syria and Iran to serve a U.N. Globalist agenda that degrades and defiles our sovereignty as a nation.
We, again, are letting our military down. Our military serves the American people. They are commanded by the agent of the American people, the President of the United States. They are authorized to act by the voice of the American people, the Congress. We must stand up, encircle them with our numbers, and say “NO MORE!” NO MORE will they be committed to war because a politically cowardly Congress refuses to insist on a declaration or to call them home. NO MORE will we allow a politically motivated president to order them into action with a contemptuous smirk at Congress and thereby the American People. NO MORE will we allow a foreign body like the U.N. to “authorize” police action with our finest men and women as cannon fodder, our treasury as their slush fund and our sovereignty as a sacrificial offering for their amusement.
This memorial day honor our men and women in the military, our veterans, their children and the founding principles of America and stand up for our military. Call them home. Call out our politicians who abuse them and take them for granted and call them to the mat! Demand these politicians respect our military and the right of the citizen to ask it only to defend our interests while preserving our freedom. Then we will give the highest honor to our Veterans they could ever receive: an active American people demanding that politicians give our military the respect that Americans give them now.