The American Crisis: Time to put up or shut up

Our political “leaders” in Washington ignore our open borders as they send billions of dollars to protect Ukrainian sovereignty. Our public education system has been hijacked by propagandists. The “Mocking Bird” media gives leftist partisans a free pass to foment race and culture wars while vilifying any who disagree. The government threatens the health of its citizens by pushing a “vaccine” that doesn’t prevent either infection or transmission of the virus it’s supposed to stop. BRIC countries plot the destruction of the U.S. dollar.

The current situation in the United States of America certainly looks bleak.  But this is a message to all those armchair patriots who see what’s happening and bemoan the imminent collapse of our beloved republic, but won’t actually lift a finger to preserve it.

We’ve been in tough spots before. Back in 1776, after our founders pledged “their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor” to the cause of independence from Great Britain, the revolutionaries found themselves facing the greatest military force in the world.

The Continental Army, under the command of General George Washington, had been pushed out of New York and chased across New Jersey by British forces. Washington himself barely avoided capture. As winter approached, the British troops set up camp, intending to hunker down until spring when they would presumably put down the colonial uprising.

Washi­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ngton and his men were holed up in Pennsylvania, waiting for much-needed reinforcements and supplies. Morale was low. The troops were hungry, cold, and demoralized by the military losses. Many of their service contracts expired at the end of the year, and 11,000 volunteer soldiers had already thrown in the towel and gone home. Besides his other problems, Washington also had to deal with spies and deserters.

Things looked pretty bleak then too. If the revolutionaries were defeated, many – including Washington – would hang for treason against the British crown.

Then in the pages of the Pennsylvania Journal, Washington read the first in a series of essays entitled “The American Crisis” by Thomas Paine, author of Common Sense, who boldly stated: “These are the times that try men’s souls; the summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”

After having Paine’s stirring call to action read aloud to his dispirited troops­­­­­, Washington led them across the icy Delaware River on a daring nighttime raid of a Hessian mercenary outpost in Trenton. The surprise attack on the night of December 25, 1776 did not end the war, but it was a turning point for the Americans.

We are now at a similar turning point in history, where what happens next will determine whether we and our children and grandchildren remain independent citizens of a free and democratic republic or become bug-eating, own-nothing slaves of a tyrannical New World Order. It’s our generation’s turn to pick a side in the age-old clash between those who seek complete control of humanity and those who value their liberty more than life.

Like Washington’s ragtag army, opposition to the Deep State is disorganized, underfunded and ill-equipped to fight this cancer that has spread throughout our country.

Yet faced with seemingly insurmountable difficulties, George Washington did not shrink from his rendezvous with history. He didn’t whine that the British were too entrenched, too wealthy, and too powerful to defeat. He took on the job as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army knowing full well the risk he was undertaking.

But with courage and a firm belief in the “inalienable rights” of man as endowed by their Creator and proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence, Washington beat the odds and won the day.

Liberty is our birthright as Americans. This is what the Marxists in government, academia, the media and all the other institutions they have infiltrated are trying to take away from us.

This latest crisis is where we must make our stand. If you are not actively doing something in your personal and professional spheres to push back against this tyranny, you are part of the problem. Do you really think that by staying silent, by going along to get along, they will leave you alone?  Do you think that once this unholy rabble of liars, robbers and mass murderers gains ultimate power, you and your family will somehow be spared?

Think again. The victims of communism number well over 100 million

So let me ask you, summer soldiers and sunshine patriots, if you won’t join the cause to defeat them now, what are you going to do when they come for you?

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