“When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.” – Thomas Jefferson
“God forbid we should ever be 20 years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. … And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance?” – Thomas Jefferson
During the Million Veterans March last Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, I addressed a crowd gathered at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Also speaking were Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee, Gov. Sarah Palin and Rep. Steve Stockman, among other patriots.
During my speech, which can be seen below, I spoke of the nation’s founding and heritage, how it has ethically and morally declined in its brief 237-year history, particularly under President Barack Hussein Obama and, in the spirit of Thomas Jefferson, our great Founding Father, drafter of the Declaration of Independence and third president, challenged all Americans to wage a second American revolution to restore the principles of freedom, honesty, ethics and respect for the Constitution upon which this nation was founded. Departing somewhat from Jefferson – who advocated force when necessary (“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”) – I urged the crowd and those watching on television to use non-violent, peaceful disobedience to accomplish our objectives in the style of Gandhi, Martin Luther King and others who have successfully used these tactics to positively change the course of history and gain and preserve freedom for their people.
In the course of my speech, I also metaphorically stated that our current president bows down to allah. I challenged Obama, who has repeatedly shown his pro-Muslim bias over the Judeo-Christian values of our Founding Fathers, to get up off his knees, put the Quran down and figuratively come out of the White House with his hands up, and resign.
Pouring over the speeches that day, primarily the liberal media picked up on my metaphors and broadcast disparaging statements about them to try to discredit the tea partiers present that day. They did the same with the speeches of Cruz Lee and Palin, adding for “good measure” that they had endorsed a Confederate flag one person in the crowd had brought to the event – more than suggesting, as has become the norm from the left, that we tea partiers are a racist bunch.
As a result of this liberal attack, I personally have received hundreds of emails and texts from leftist and Muslim supporters of President Obama, berating and threatening me with harm or death.
Ironically, while my references were intended to be metaphoric and not literal, they do ring true. Perhaps this explains the violent reaction of the Obama supporters. In this regard, here are just a few facts, among many, that are incontrovertible:
First, there is no doubt that under Islamic law Obama is considered a Muslim, as his father was a Muslim. But this was not the basis of my metaphoric references. Second, Obama has shown tremendous antipathy to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and has not been a friend of the Jewish state. To the contrary, he has done everything he could to undercut Israel in international fora and in negotiations with Iran over its nuclear capability. Third, during the 2008 presidential campaign, Obama referred to his “Muslim faith” in an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos.
Fourth, a few years ago, Obama canceled commemoration of the National Day of Prayer in the White House and instead feasted Ramadan, using the occasion to endorse the Ground Zero mosque. Fifth, in 2009, Obama bowed down to Saudi King Abdullah, knowing that Americans, especially he who holds the highest elected position as president, do not bow to dictatorial tyrants who practice an extreme form of Islam – Wahhabi – in which honor killings are encouraged.
Sixth, Obama’s recent support of now-removed Muslim Brotherhood Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi speaks for itself. Seventh, Obama has failed to speak out or act to address Christian persecution in the Middle East. For more examples, see “this piece in Jihad Watch.
Finally, even more disturbingly, Obama’s current rules of engagement put our fighting men and women at an unjustifiable risk of death at the hands of Islamic foes as, generally speaking, they cannot fire until fired upon and are forced to retreat if there is a chance Muslim civilians are in the vicinity of action.
Despite these facts, the left and those from some other political and media spectra who want to cozy up to the establishment club, do not want to hear or admit the truth. The strong reaction to my statements underscore why the truth needed to be said. These naysayers do not have the courage of our Founding Fathers, who risked their lives and fortunes for freedom.
Interestingly, some of this misanthropic bunch accused me of sedition and treason, claiming that President Obama was elected twice and thus should be left to remain in office to carry out his term. However, despots should not be permitted to continue their tyrannical rule if they commit one scandal after another and subvert the Constitution and common standards of decency and ethics. I would remind my leftist “friends” that vile dictators like deceased Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, Russian President Vladimir Putin and recently deposed Morsi of Egypt were also elected. In our case, the institutions of our government, the checks and balances put in place by our Founding Fathers, have totally broken down. The country is now ruled by a compromised cabal of both Democrats and Republicans who put their own interests ahead of those of We the People. This is exactly the regrettable scenario Jefferson so eloquently spoke of and feared.
There is a groundswell growing among the informed populace to take strong, non-violent action to free us from the shackles of the corrupt political establishment, led by President Obama, that has driven the country into the ground.
I thus call upon all patriots whose legitimate grievances have been trashed by the sovereign, of all political stripes and colors, to join us to Occupy Washington on Nov. 19, 2013. See www.freedomwatchusa.org.
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