We've all seen mention recently of the 50th anniversary of the Cuban missile crisis, when in October 1962, the U.S. and the USSR faced off over the issue of nuclear missiles in Cuba. This followed close on the heels of a crisis in Berlin in 1961, when the Soviets closed the East German border and built The Wall. Prior to that there was a crisis known as the Berlin Blockade. America stood up to these challenges and prevailed. The communists backed down, but they've never forgiven us and they never will. We stood against them in Korea, Vietnam and other, lesser-known places all over the globe. Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, in a speech at the UN, once pounded on the table with his shoe and shouted they would bury us and made the vow Americans would someday bring communism to themselves.
That day is now at hand.
Once again, Americans have to stand up to the socialist threat and face down their enemy as we have always done in the past. Appeasement, treaties, cap and trade, drilling moratoriums, open borders and borrowing money from our enemies to pay for the entitlements that weaken our economy and our will to survive is not the answer. Neither is ignoring the threat from within that we face today. We need to stand up for freedom at the ballot box this time.
Forget the misleading labels, the political correctness and buzzwords you've been hearing for the last four-plus years. We all know what they truly mean; either you choose freedom or your accept serfdom. Make your choice carefully, not just for you, but for your children and grandchildren.
They say our portion of history is being written today. What will be remembered about your contribution?
A major problem for America is that we tend to think in terms of two years, four years or eight years, when the next election cycle comes around, but our adversaries think in terms of a thousand years or more, and they build the lives of their people on that goal. We must never forget that.
A wise American once said, "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction."