October is a great month. Other than being my Darling Bride’s birth month, it’s a time when long sleeves and blankets replace the t-shirts and swimsuits of summer. There’s a chilly bite to the air… and that means it’s time to make chili. It’s also a time of harvest, with combines in the field bring in corn by the truckload. Pumpkins suddenly get faces on them and pumpkin spice everything appears all over the place.
It’s also a time to reflect on the harvest of freedom and liberty, won for us at tremendous cost by our founders: all of whom were labelled extremists and traitors by their government across the Atlantic in England.
That freedom has been defended over the generations by brave men and women who risked, and often sacrificed, their lives in its defense. Although Veterans Day is in November, October is the time to mark veterans’ events on our calendars to make sure we attend the parades and ceremonies around us. They served us honorably and defended us.
It’s now our generation’s turn to defend freedom. Upon entering service, military personnel swear an oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic…” It is easy to recognize foreign enemies, but what about the domestic enemies? Does it take much effort to discern who domestic enemies of the Constitution are? I would suggest not: if we know & understand the Constitution, so that we can recognize those enemies. Our generation’s battle for freedom will be as intense as any other battle that has come before us. Here are five actions we can take to battle these domestic enemies:
First, we must identify the domestic enemies of freedom. We must be aware of those who would restrict our personal liberty; and are calling for “common sense reforms” for the public good. They are either acting directly in opposition to our Constitutional freedoms or they simply believe they’re doing the right thing. Those in the latter category were called “useful idiots” by Vladimir Lenin. We must call them out. Dr. Benjamin Franklin famously wrote, “those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Once our freedoms are lost, no matter the intent at the time, they are almost never regained.
Second, we must awaken our fellow Americans from their screen-induced hypnosis and alert them to the danger from within. Many of the people we know and love are locked in a Matrix-like virtual world in which nearly everything they see, read, and hear is a carefully crafted narrative, controlled by a handful of global elites and media entities. We need to wake our family, friends and neighbors from their hypnosis and make them aware of alternative options and points of view: many of which are simply not allowed in traditional social media platforms.
Third, publicly and visibly resist the policies that restrict and eliminate our liberties; and oppose those who promote these policies. This does not imply we resort to violence against anyone: rather, we must show up to, and speak at, municipal board meetings; write letters to the editor; talk with lawmakers at their offices (remember, they work for us) and propose alternate policies that accomplish a similar objective without restricting freedom.
Fourth, vote out elected officials who are either domestic enemies of the Constitution or aligned with those who are. Many of these people may just “go along to get along”. Nevertheless, they swore an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution. If they are acting contrary to that, they need to GO! Support their primary opponent–if they don’t have one, run against them! Even if you don’t win, your public opposition may get their attention.
Finally, stop feeding the beast! Most social media outlets are domestic enemies: they’re either owned by Big Tech or beholden to their rules against “hateful or offensive content”. If a platform has a smartphone app, it has terms & conditions restricting free speech… which, to the domestic enemies, is “hate speech” because it’s unapproved speech. Take the red pill and leave the Matrix. Support alternate media and businesses that support freedom.
That’s why the Constitution Party has a page on Gab.com–a social media platform operating outside Big Tech’s influence. It is hated and despised because it has only one community standard: the First Amendment. That policy is so hated that Gab has been “no-platformed” by internet service companies; blocked by online payment processors; banned by credit card companies and even major banks; and banned from app stores. Yet Gab continues to flourish: the more people are “cancelled” from traditional social media, the more they turn to alternative platforms like Gab, where they find God-fearing patriots who share their passion for freedom.
Like the millions of patriots before us, fighting to preserve our existing freedoms, and restoring those freedoms taken from us, will demand effort and sacrifice. The question for each of us is this: “What am I willing to do for the cause of Liberty?”.