Is there a difference between the Patriots of 1776 and the Patriotic Americans of today? The answer is that only time and technology have changed. The enemies of our Republic may have changed, but the goals are the same: the destruction of freedom of will and a free people.
In 1776, British Colonies ran from the Caribbean Islands to the northern-most land mass of what is now Canada. Of this area a group of 13 colonies on the eastern seaboard of what is now the United States broke away from the British Crown. As we know from history this was not clean break by any means. King George III sent more troops from England to back up their existing forces.
Those in the colonies who remained loyal to the British Crown were called Tories; in some cases they had their own militias. It was neighbor against neighbor and relatives against each other in some areas, in addition to the British Army moving forward in large military actions. In the face of all of this opposition the Patriots stepped forward to fight for freedom, the reult of which was the formation of the United States.
Today we are not faced with a shooting war in our country or fighting for our lives. But if today’s patriots don’t step forward today and nip the march toward socialism in the bud, we may be faced with a shooting war down the road. The problem today is self-serving corrupt politicians who want total power and the ability to force the people to bow to their will.
Our Bill of Rights has been hammered with coordinated attacks from all directions by the Socialist left. They have been successful in suppressing free speech on most university campuses, and the press has been presenting propaganda instead of accurate news. Socialist have made efforts to negate the 2nd Amendment by banning firearms, with prominent politicians threatening to jail people who refuse to surrender their legally owned firearms. They have controlled the schools for years, providing a breeding ground for Socialist activists. Major cities under their control flaunt their violations of Federal Immigration Laws. Organized Socialist thugs have attacked the peaceful protests of those who object to the growingthreat of Socialism. Anti-semitism is on the rise (but strangely, many Jews still support the Democrat Party). Abortion has now moved to the absolute extreme: the murder of new-born babies.
The Socialists have succeeded in producing generations of people who are ignorant of our national history, world history, and how our government is supposed to work. Now we hear the statements of Karl Marx and Adolph Hitler thrown around as the gospel truth. If someone tries to correct these people by acquainting them with the facts, they are immediately attacked verbally - and in many cases physically.
The 2020 election is our best chance to educate the gullible. President Trump in his announcement of running for a second term clearly outlined the dangers of Socialism and how it is deeply embedded in the Democrat Party. Every opportunity needs to be used to educate the uninformed to the truth of Socialism: that it is nothing more than a smiley face version of Communism. Over 40 countries have tried Socialism and failed. North Korea, China, Cuba, and Venezuela are today's shining stars of Socialism. It seems that the only people who want Socialism are the ones who want to control it. Socialism is a tool used to control the people, not to benefit the people.