SACRAMENTO: “So let me stand up, next to you, and defend her still today … There ain’t no doubt I love this land, God bless the U-S-A.” Those words, sung by Lee Greenwood, still ring true and may be more important than ever before. To our current troops and our veterans everywhere, thank you for your service. To those who made America great, thank you for blazing the trail we now walk. The freedoms we still enjoy.
Veterans Day, a day that we recognize and celebrate those that sacrificed so much, sometimes all, is more meaningful this year than it has ever been. This is because the stakes for America have never been higher.
In the 1970s, America was knocked down and counted out.
The former Soviet Union was going to bury us. Those who figured America was finished figured wrong.
In the 1980s, America was knocked down and counted out.
The Japanese were going to take us over. Those who figured America was finished figured wrong.
On September 11th, 2001, America was knocked down and counted out.
Radical Islamist terrorists crashed into our towers. They were going to eliminate the American way of life. Those who figured America was finished figured wrong.
Now America is told that we will fall either to China, or Russia. Or, with President Macron’s latest threat, France.
Or possibly we will fall to those within our borders that seek to obliterate our electoral process along with the rights of 50% of America, this now nearly equally divided country.
The threat of a second Civil War, is real. It is here. And we are all soldiers in this fight.
Do we want to see Americans dead and dying due to political differences? We must remember, as George Santayana reminds us, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
Our veterans do not forget. Even as we forget them.
In an August 2017 article, Feuding ideologies the second American civil war?
“Various commentators have concluded that America is in the throes of its second civil war. Dennis Prager, a conservative radio host, has concluded that the political left and right share no common value system (such as respect for freedom of speech), therefore there can be no collaborative coming together over core beliefs. He argues that the only way the new civil war will end is when one side “vanquishes” the other.
Sounds ominous. Sure, American politics are more polarized than ever and camps on both sides of the political fence see the other party as a threat to their nation’s well-being. The polarization is resulting in more personal attacks, protests and (as of last weekend) violence.”
Americans were not born superior. It is the nature of this country.
It is the structure of our system. The freedom and liberty we possess make us a target of immigrants seeking a better life. The best life is here. America’s superiority on the national stage is about people who dig down deep when America needs them most.
America needs patriots now more than ever. We must keep a hold on those things our Revolutionary War veterans fought for, our independence from the British Crown.
There are some serious storm clouds on the horizon.
California is on fire. Fire’s caused, in some or whole part, by campfires from homeless encampments that litter the hills of Los Angeles. The homeless are taking over. Once liberal policies disenfranchise the middle class, they are allowing wide divisions between the upper and lower classes, anger rises. As does violent crime, arson, and drug abuse.
California’s Sanctuary State: A promise of things to come?
California is becoming a Sanctuary State and the results are disastrous. Democrats and liberal voters in the big cities – Los Angeles and San Fransisco for example – are running the state that not only declares itself a sanctuary to illegal immigrants, is openly defying our laws and Constitution.
In 2017, residents of Los Angeles stood up to the City Council. It is eyeopening to see how Black and Latinos feel about the Sanctuary State crisis in California.
Yet despite everything, Americans will find a way to right our ship and keep us that shining city on a hill Ronald Reagan so loved. We are the people who defeated Nazism and Communism. We are the people who briefly confronted Radical Islam head on, and dealt it crushing blows.
America the Beautiful
We are the people who invented virtually everything that matters in this world. IBM gave us the personal computer. Microsoft gave us the software. The Internet is American, and soon it connected the world.
For those worried about politics, we have elections. We fight for months on end, but all but the most rabid partisans accept the results, as we are seeing in Democrat challenges in Florida and Arizona. We are seeing attacks on conservatives and their family. The latest against Fox News Host Tucker Carlson. Carlson’s home, wife and children inside, were subjects of terrorization by liberal protestors surrounding and attacking their home. How frightening is this, to wake up to this outside your home?
If this is not a declaration of Civil War, what is?
Fighting for the ending America deserves
The best part of this country is that even when Americans are sharply divided on the means, we agree on the ends. With the exception of a few fringe zealots, most Americans truly love this country and want to make it better.
Times are tough, but I still believe that Americans are tougher.
The pioneer spirit still burns within us. Right now there are children playing with toys who will grow up to work in laboratories. They will come up with cures for cancer, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s.
Regardless of race, ethnicity, natural origin, or sexual orientation, we can all beam with pride knowing that we can be whoever we want to be. The upside is endless. We can reach higher heights than the fireworks in the sky.
This does not happen by accident. It comes through hard work and belief in almighty God. For atheists, they have the right to challenge that as well.
What we are is Americans. God Bless the USA. And all the American Soldiers. Because our freedom was not free.
About the Author:
Brooklyn born, Long Island raised, and now living in Los Angeles, Eric Golub is a politically conservative columnist, blogger, author, public speaker, satirist and comedian.
Eric is the author of the book trilogy “Ideological Bigotry, “Ideological Violence,” and “Ideological Idiocy.” Eric is 100% alcohol, tobacco, drug, and liberalism free. After years of dating liberals, he has finally seen the light and now only dates Republican Jewish women. His family is pleased over this. Republican, Jewish women, you may contact Eric above.
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