We Now Walk With Our Founding Patriots

Washington Praying

The one blessing of the current crisis stemming from the Democrat/radical left attempt to steal the Presidency from Donald Trump is that you now know firsthand the emotions, thoughts and fears that filled the minds and hearts of Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Franklin and Lincoln. History, when you read about it, can be an arid, frigid affair. It can be a jumble of dates, names and places that have little relevance to your current life.

But now history becomes real. As you fret over the widespread criminality uncovered in this Presidential election, you are experiencing the same heavy weight that pressed on the souls of George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin as they came to the decision to declare independence from the King of England. This was not a choice about whether to have one’s coffee black or with milk. This was a moment of decision that required people to put their lives and riches at risk.

The founders of America were rebelling against the super power of the 18th Century. England was a global empire, backed up by a vast navy and hardened army. England had the money and the manpower to crush the upstart American colonists. If a global stock market existed then, the money would have flowed to England.

The proclamation of America’s Declaration of Independence on the 4th of July did not force the British to surrender. They stepped up the military campaign and began conquering key parts of the colonies. Our patriot forefathers and fore-mothers had no guarantee, no promise of success. And the events following that Declaration led many in the colonies to question the sanity of those who embarked on what was a seemingly impossible task–creating a Republic. But there were others, their names now lost to history, who joined themselves with the patriots who started the rebellion and took up arms. Again, no assurance that they would survive and that their homes would remain secure.


You no longer need to imagine George Washington’s emotions as he trudged through the snowy paths of the Valley Forge encampment trying to buck up the spirits of a ragged, freezing, starving army of volunteers. His army had fled in the face of the British, who captured Philadelphia. His men were now hanging on to fading hopes of a viable path to victory. He could not promise adequate food or clothing. Men lacked rifles and ammunition. Sadness, fear and doubt surely haunted him as it now haunts you. Yet, George Washington did not waver. He believed in what he was doing and did not doubt the righteousness of the cause. You are walking with General Washington among his suffering troops.

I cited Abraham Lincoln above in tandem with the patriots of the American Revolution. He faced challenges as daunting and terrifying as those that beset the founders of the American Republic. He did not enjoy widespread popular support. In fact, he was treated as a pariah:

Lincoln, like Trump, was furiously attacked in the media. Newspapers called him a demon, a buffoon, a miserable failure, a disgrace to the nation. “The man who votes for Lincoln now is a traitor,” one Wisconsin paper asserted when he ran for reelection in 1864.

Sound familiar?

During the summer of 1864, Lincoln was certain he would not be re-elected. He had no major victories to claim on the bloody battlefields that tattooed the American landscape and people in the Union were growing weary of the slaughter. Lincoln received several troubling messages. Thurlow Weed’s warning to the President is representative:

“Thurlow Weed, an expert on such matters, recently had informed him that his reëlection was impossible, the electorate being “wild for peace.” Now there came a letter from Henry J. Raymond, editor of the friendly New York Times and chairman of the Republican National Executive Committee, who said much the same thing.
“I feel compelled to drop you a line,” he wrote, “concerning the political condition of the country as it strikes me. I am in active correspondence with your staunchest friends in every state, and from them all I hear but one report. The tide is setting strongly against us.” Oliver Morton, Simon Cameron, and Elihu Washburne had respectively warned the New Yorker that Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Illinois were probably lost by now. Moreover, he told Lincoln, he was convinced that his own state “would go 50,000 against us tomorrow. And so of the rest. Nothing but the most resolute action on the part of the government and its friends can save the country from falling into hostile hands.”

Excerpt From: Shelby Foote. “The Civil War: A Narrative.” Apple Books. https://books.apple.com/us/book/the-civil-war-a-narrative/id419260130)

Bearing these burdens and battling these fears carved lines into Abraham Lincoln’s visage that became iconic. Now, as you wrestle with fright as you imagine what a turn to socialism will do this Republic, I am certain you are feeling physically sick. It is natural that your mind is churning.

Do not succumb to the fear. Be like Washington. Be like Lincoln. Persevere. Fight for what you know is right. Take hope that there are still patriots on the front-line, in and out of government, unwilling to surrender to the fraud and the lies being spread by many in the media–both mainstream and social.

If you fly the American flag outside your home, consider hanging it upside down.

Hanging the flag upside down is a signal that the owner of the flag is in extreme danger. The person’s life or property has to be threatened. If the flag is hung upside down, military personnel recognize this as a call for help.

There are many across this land who have faced violence at the hands of the Antifa mob. This is not an imaginary threat. Just ask the McClusky’s of Saint Louis.

Your duty is to walk proudly. You walk the same path traveled by the men and women who put their very lives on the line to secure liberty and preserve the Union. We must pray and we must act. Inaction and apathy are nothing more than surrender.

I am sure several of you reading this have experienced the horror of you or a loved one being diagnosed with cancer or other terminal disease. You did not surrender to the diagnosis. You sought treatment and you endured suffering. Some may have perished. But there are many of you who endured and were cured. That is the state of our nation today–we are infected with a terrible disease and must quash it by seeking, together, a cure.

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12 Responses to We Now Walk With Our Founding Patriots

  1. Deap says:

    Tucker Carlson – one of his best- steps back and tells us we are not alone thinking the world turned upside down. It is not about winning; it is about being mandated to believe lies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5ki6S-WsKU

  2. Deap says:

    World Turned Upside Down – Fact Check.
    Today, Nov 9, 2020 Pfizer announces President Trump and Warp Speed had absolutely nothing to do with development of their vaccine. However in their own press release last July 22, 2020, they stated the following:
    “PFIZER AND BIONTECH ANNOUNCE AN AGREEMENT WITH U.S. GOVERNMENT FOR UP TO 600 MILLION DOSES OF MRNA-BASED VACCINE CANDIDATE AGAINST SARS-COV-2
    July 22, 2020
    U.S. government placed an initial order of 100 million doses for $1.95 billion and can acquire up to 500 million additional doses
    Americans to receive the vaccine for free consistent with U.S. government’s commitment for free access for COVID-19 vaccines
    Pfizer and BioNTech remain on track to begin an anticipated Phase 2b/3 safety and efficacy trial later this month, seek regulatory review as early as October 2020, and manufacture globally up to 100 million doses by the end of 2020 and potentially more than 1.3 billion doses by the end of 2021
    NEW YORK & MAINZ, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
    Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and BioNTech SE (Nasdaq: BNTX) today announced the execution of an agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Defense to meet the U.S. government’s Operation Warp Speed program goal to begin delivering 300 million doses of a vaccine for COVID-19 in 2021.
    Under the agreement, the U.S. government will receive 100 million doses of BNT162, the COVID-19 vaccine candidate jointly developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, after Pfizer successfully manufactures and obtains approval or emergency use authorization from U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
    This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200722005438/en/

  3. LondonBob says:

    Meh, there was never the will to crush the American upstarts, hence recruiting problems and use of German mercenaries, it had domestic political ramifications increasing the power of the crown. There were ties of blood too, plus many senior commanders had served in the Seven Years War alongside the colonial troops. Eventually as other European powers got involved the priority came to beat them rather than the colonials. Still every nation needs its founding myths and you are welcome to yours.
    Interested in the hammer and scorecard stuff, the Sidney Powell lady seems to take it seriously.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ficae6x1Q5A&feature=youtu.be
    https://davejanda.com/general-tom-mcinerney-hammers-the-deep-state-voter-fraud-operation/

  4. Lyttennnburgh says:

    >”But there were others, their names now lost to history, who joined themselves with the patriots who started the rebellion and took up arms.”
    That’s an… oblique… way to write about kingdoms of France and Spain (both Bourbonnes), whose military might and money did much to critical leveraging for the success of the “rebels”. Lets not forget the Netherlands, who also furnished the Colonies with loans and weapons, and allowed to use their ports in the New World for smuggling and “laundering” of the spoils of war. While we are at it – let’s give three cheers to the “Militay neurtality” initiative, spearheaded by Her Imperial Majesty Cathering II the Great of Russia, which united the rest of the Continent in flipping a mercantilist bird in Britain’s general direction.
    Britain was not a super power – it was merely a great power, one of the “Pentarchy”. And by 1770s it managed to piss off the rest of Europe to such degree, that neraly all of the Continental were interested in the success of the new American States.
    >”You are walking with General Washington among his suffering troops.”
    The first step, of course, would be to recignize, that to succeed you must switch to the irregular warfare.

  5. Chris says:

    We are but the last few generational links in a distinct European chain going back at least 8000 years. Liberty, reason, and its offspring science are the fruit of Christian civilization that Francis Bacon describes as “giving glory to God and relief of man’s estate [suffering].”
    The globalists who are destroying it are barbarian hyenas, incapable of creating beauty or quality on their own, but quite capable of destroying that of which they are jealous.

  6. Diana L Croissant says:

    My family roots in the U.S. do not go back to the Revolutionalr7 War. We’ve been here only since the very early 1900’s. However, our great-grandparents and grandparents escaped “Mother” Russia and the Bolsheviks to come here to what they called the “Good Stepmother.”
    I thank my teachers here for the outstanding public school education I received. But I am horrified by the miseducation our public schools and universities are providing our young people today.
    My prayers every day include prayers for this nation that it may overcome this assault from the globalists and sociolists/Marxists that it will remain one nation “under God.”

  7. Eliot says:

    “ The globalists who are destroying it are barbarian hyenas, incapable of creating beauty or quality on their own, but quite capable of destroying that of which they are jealous.”
    I agree.
    They despise any kind of beauty. Beauty in form, beauty in action, beauty in character.

  8. PRC90 says:

    Chris, they are not jealous but regard Nation States, being Sovereign entities, as opponent centers of gravity which must be weakened, overwhelmed and rendered inert.
    They are the enemy, and they look like us.
    Larry Johnson, I don’t get a lot of time to read SST, but I read that tonight and am glad I did. Your Biden, Harris, Pelosi, Clinton, Schiff cabal would regard it with disdain.
    It’s beautiful.

  9. Kilo 4/11 says:

    @ LondonBob: “Meh, there was never the will to crush the American upstarts, hence recruiting problems and use of German mercenaries, it had domestic political ramifications increasing the power of the crown. There were ties of blood too, plus many senior commanders had served in the Seven Years War alongside the colonial troops. Eventually as other European powers got involved the priority came to beat them rather than the colonials. Still every nation needs its founding myths and you are welcome to yours.
    Interested in the hammer and scorecard stuff, the Sidney Powell lady seems to take it seriously.”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ficae6x1Q5A&feature=youtu.be
    https://davejanda.com/general-tom-mcinerney-hammers-the-deep-state-voter-fraud-operation/
    Posted by: LondonBob | 10 November 2020 at 03:59 AM
    Still a little touchy about losing to a bunch of irregulars and farmers, eh?

  10. Kilo 4/11 says:

    Larry thank you for a very uplifting piece of writing. To feel connected to the Valley Forge heroes –
    “His men were now hanging on to fading hopes of a viable path to victory.”
    is a wonderful thought.

  11. Eliot says:

    Larry,
    https://archive.fo/wiiZs/ac7e27868c2be27dd148c645c6956ea6b99b757e.png
    I think you may find this interesting. A group of individuals set up free WiFi honeypots in Portland, during the riots, and followed the traffic.
    That image is the result.
    – Eliot

  12. LondonBob says:

    Kilo, it didn’t matter enough then, it certainly doesn’t now.

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