This moment was inevitable. It was as inevitable as our American Revolution in 1776 and our Civil War in 1861. Eras of prosperity, freedom, and tranquility have the effect of luring the virtuous beneficiaries — people who have only known the rewards but not the sacrifices of those who secured these blessings of liberty — into a state of dormant slumber.
History itself and the memories of the great men who came before us and fought to grant us this inheritance likewise have a natural tendency to fade from the general consciousness of a people, until their legacies and memory are raised like Lazarus from the dead to give us the strength and the will to resist and defend our inheritance from those thieves who seek to snatch it away.
While the moral and decent rest, the amoral tyrant is the most active. These despots — reincarnations of the Caesars and Napoleons, kings, dictators, and usurpers of both antiquity and even modern history — aren’t precluded from springing up among our own countrymen. While our Constitution and the noble ideals and even natural rights of freedom, self-government, and equality offer a bulwark against the despotic ambitions of such men, no document or law can erase these poisonous flaws from infecting the hearts, minds, and souls of mankind.
And so nearly 250 years after our ancestors first rose up to break the abusive chains wrapped around their own necks by the monarchy of Great Britain and banish tyranny from this fertile land, the tyrant has boldly resurfaced and seeks to clap those very chains of slavery around our necks today. We will and must prevail because the reinstitution of tyranny in this great nation isn’t an option.
We are Americans, and it is our sacred duty to defend this nation from its enemies, both foreign and domestic.
Our democracy is at stake in 2024, and it is those pursuing and condoning the imprisonment of Donald Trump who threaten to end it.
America has miraculously endured and overcome countless obstacles throughout our history. Notably, we prevailed over the mighty British army to win our independence. We prevailed again in the Civil War to keep the union intact and eradicate the vile institution of slavery. Our present conflict is unprecedented in our own nation’s history and in our own lifetimes and marks the third major test, which will determine whether America survives or dies.
Should Democrats and conniving anti-Trump Republicans succeed in jailing the 45th president and abolishing free and fair elections, America will only nominally exist. Our unique and remarkable status as the longest-running continuous “democracy” in world history will end abruptly. Our democracy is at stake in 2024, and it is those pursuing and condoning the imprisonment of Donald Trump who threaten to end it.
Democracy and our own constitutional republic are fragile things, wholly dependent upon unanimous reverence for the rule of law by every citizen and the steadfast yet delicate attachment of the citizenry to its government. A government that recklessly disregards both the will of the people and the rule of law loses the trust and consent of the governed. Such a government cannot last.
The Democratic Party’s lawlessness has alienated the American people, who now entertain the righteous but discomforting thought of exchanging our currently corrupt and compromised government for another. It was President Lincoln who made the same observation two decades before the Civil War.
Speaking to the Young Men’s Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois, on January 27, 1838, Lincoln said:
I know the American People are much attached to their Government; — I know they would suffer much for its sake; — I know they would endure evils long and patiently, before they would ever think of exchanging it for another. Yet, notwithstanding all this, if the laws be continually despised and disregarded, if their rights to be secure in their persons and property, are held by no better tenure than the caprice of a mob, the alienation of their affections from the Government is the natural consequence; and to that, sooner or later, it must come.
In the aggregate, what we are experiencing in America today is very real and brazen tyranny — an abuse of power we haven’t seen or experienced since colonial times under the rule of the British monarchy or since the age of Lincoln. The entire U.S. government has been weaponized against the political opponents of the Democratic Party.
Never before in our history has a political party had the tenacity to declare war on America, its sacred institutions, and the people themselves by way of jailing its political opponents. The blatantly lawless action has shaken the foundations of our republic and destroyed the faith of the American people in their government. We have entered a new stage in American history. The 2024 election is “America’s Last Stand.” We either elect Trump, reject the tyranny of the Biden administration and the Democratic Party, and restore our republic — or America as we’ve known it ceases to be.
The multiple indictments over Trump’s “election denialism” are a direct attack on American “democracy.” They represent the end of elections. Notably, the same Justice Department that justified its refusal to investigate alleged Biden corruption in 2020 by claiming it would interfere in that election is relentlessly prosecuting Trump with the express purpose of interfering in 2024.
The Biden administration and Democratic Party are the greatest threat this nation has faced since our founding. They are abusive, corrupt, and despotic. These tyrants are tenfold, even a hundredfold, more corrupt and dangerous than even the monarchy we overthrew in the late 18th century.
The 2024 election is poised to be a second American Revolution — and our last opportunity to make our voices heard peacefully and patriotically. If we are to save this nation, we must heed the wisdom of Lincoln, who urged his countrymen on January 27, 1838:
Let every American, every lover of liberty, every well wisher to his posterity, swear by the blood of the Revolution, never to violate in the least particular, the laws of the country; and never to tolerate their violation by others. As the patriots of seventy-six did to the support of the Declaration of Independence, so to the support of the Constitution and Laws, let every American pledge his life, his property, and his sacred honor; — let every man remember that to violate the law, is to trample on the blood of his father, and to tear the character of his own, and his children’s liberty. Let reverence for the laws, be breathed by every American mother, to the lisping babe, that prattles on her lap — let it be taught in schools, in seminaries, and in colleges; let it be written in Primers, spelling books, and in Almanacs; — let it be preached from the pulpit, proclaimed in legislative halls, and enforced in courts of justice. And, in short, let it become the political religion of the nation; and let the old and the young, the rich and the poor, the grave and the gay, of all sexes and tongues, and colors and conditions, sacrifice unceasingly upon its altars.
We must not let our temple of liberty fall. While our enemy recruits an army of our brothers and sisters to join the jihad to reduce America to rubble by appealing to our worst and wildest passions, we must rise and plant our feet firmly in their midst and preach the truth with cold, calculated reason.
It was America’s founders and George Washington who erected this sanctuary of freedom. When they died, their descendants took their place as the new pillars, and their descendants after them to hold it up. Today our temple is crumbling. New pillars must be erected in their stead. We are these pillars, and we must fashion ourselves of the mightiest stone, reinforced with the raw materials of patriotism, conviction, and truth, so that we — like our forefathers — become impervious to our enemy’s attacks.
Let it be recorded that in 2024 America prevailed. Let us ensure that our posterity may resurrect our memory should they face a future challenge — such as we face today and as our own ancestors faced in the past. Let our actions, conviction, and determination today give our posterity the strength, inspiration, and resolve to do what we have done in our time — saving America.
America isn’t merely an idea. It lives and breathes. America is flesh and blood, and it lives in the hearts, minds, and souls of the American people. As Israel belongs to the descendants of ancient Israel and the Jewish people, this land belongs to you and me — to the patriots of 1776 and 1861 and 2024. America belongs to the courageous lovers of liberty, to the custodians of justice and truth, and to the executors of the Constitution. We are the patriots of ’24.
How will you be remembered? That choice is yours. Will you save or destroy America?
Editor’s note: This article is adapted from the author’s new book, “America’s Last Stand: Will You Vote to Save or Destroy America in 2024?” (Bombardier Books, Post Hill Press.)