Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was like in the United States where men were freeRonald Reagan from the President’s Advisory 1776 Commission’s Final Report
Yesterday morning I had an appointment for a COVID test. I’d been in COVID quarantine since the evening of January 9th after 1st DaWife and then DaSon tested positive for the virus. I had tested negative when DaSon tested positive and was prepared to return to work yesterday but had started showing mild symptoms on the 16th. Because of MLK day the earliest I could get tested was yesterday at 10:30.
As I was heading home the thought struck me to drive to the monument in Fitchburg to our Minute Men who on April 19th of 1775 answered the Alarm from Lexington and Concord. On the raising of the alarm 42 men of the town assembled, muskets in hand to help their neighbors who were being challenged by their mother country, the strongest empire in the world still ascendant.
It was a little after 11 am when I got there. I stayed in the car, re-read the monument that I had seen since I was a kid, now moved about 50 yards back from its original position to a park that was built a few decades ago, reflected on those men, their courage and what must have been going though their minds that day and said a prayer for them wondering if the next four years would be the undoing of all they stood for.
I got my answer less that two hours later as one of the first acts of the New Administration was this:
Minutes after Biden took office, the Report of President Trump’s 1776 Commission (on which my colleague Peter Kirsanow served) was taken off the White House website. I am told a Biden Executive Order has abolished the 1776 Commission already.
Take a look at the time stamp of this tweet
Consider. We have been told for days that an “insurrection” took place on the 6th and that the threat to the new administration was so great that barbed wire and 20,000 troops were necessary to secure it. A threat so bad that Nancy Pelosi requested machine gun emplacements to cover a supposedly free people yet given all these worried and the actual priority of the inauguration itself elimination of this report was so vital to the incoming administration that it was scrubbed before its first hour was complete.
As I said at the time when someone downplayed it
I urge you to download and read the report and if at all possible read it to your children. Teach them what America was and in most places still is, if we do that now then perhaps I will be spared the horrible duty of so day explaining what it was like to be free to grandchildren who never experienced it.