Those of us who have lived a life of service and sacrifice to our nation know that one day, that American Flag will drape over our coffin as we pass from this life to another. It was the American flag that was draped over my dad’s casket, and my mom’s, for her civilian service to the United States Marine Corps.
Our national motto, E Pluribus Unum, is a Latin phrase meaning: Out of Many (people), ONE (people). What calls us together from many people out of diverse backgrounds, nations, cultures, and yes, even races, is the dedication to shared ideals stated in the Declaration of Independence. There are forces right now trying to destroy our union and divide us into warring tribes with no shared goal or vision for the future; no shared ideals. They want to divide us along racial, economic, social and political lines. If they can accomplish this goal and divide us into warring, sectarian, petty clans, they will have succeeded in undermining the only fabric holding this nation together: a belief in the equality of human beings before God and one another, and a belief that all people have a right to pursue life, liberty and happiness.
Thank You To Lt. Col. Allen West for a great message message challenging us to reach children, youth, and college age students with training in history, conservative principles, and Judeo-Christian values.