Now is Not the Time to Quit

I know so many of you are hurt, sad, mad, feeling foolish, hopeless etc. Believe me I have had each of those same emotions since the election. Today, with Trump’s speech, I hear so many of my Patriot friends feeling sad, giving up, feeling defeated, and saying we have lost our country.

I say this. They can’t have our country until we say they can. Personally, I’m not ready to give this country up and force my kids to live in some kind of Socialist/Communist hell.

Think about World War II. If you don’t know the story of Dunkirk, read it. As a synopsis, before the Germans were taken seriously by almost anyone, their army advanced through Luxmebourg, then the Netherlands, and then Belgium with a blitzkieg. Then they invaded France and pushed Allied forces onto a small sliver of the French coast. Their only escape was across the English Channel. The British and French forces needed to be evacuated even though they were being pounded from the air by the Luftwaffe. In short, it was a Herculean and seemingly impossible task to save over 140,000 troops. But, somehow they managed to do it with a rag tag group of private fishing boats as well as military ships. It was called the miracle of Dunkirk and it inspired one of Winston Churchill’s most famous speeches which ended with ” we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight to the hills, we shall never surrender.”

It wasn’t easy and it wasn’t without losses. Men were killed. Men were taken prisoner. And it wasn’t the last battle in World War II by a long shot. In fact, Churchill wouldn’t call it a battle, but an evacuation. But the point was, he, the British, the Americans and the Russians were in it for the long haul and we know how it ended.

So, back to us. We know the odds seems stacked against us. How can we fight the Democrats, the news media, the schools, the corporations, and, yes, the Republicans?

First, I think we need to get mad. Right now, these Socialist Lefties think they have won forever. They think they have us. If they didn’t they wouldn’t be talking about making lists, reeducation, and all this other brazenly tyrannical actions. They have no interest in getting along with us in any kind of kumbaya unity. It pisses us off, but that anger doesn’t get us anywhere unless we commit to action for the long haul. It needs to fuel us.

But, how do we fight?

We fight by getting up and keeping the ultimate goal in front of us. Say what you want about Democrats, but they know their goal and they never give up on it. We need to know the same. We need to band ourselves together and focus. Every person needs to lend their skills to the battle. Some may be writers, some artists, some speakers, some possible candidates. Some may be legal minds, tech people, organizers, etc. Each has a role. We need to organize.

In his book “The Way Back” Dutch Sheets writes:

“America was built on the backs of different-spirited pioneers. Somewhere on the Continental Divide are the bleached bones of a nameless, faceless pathfinder who died opening up a pathway for you. Arlington Cemetery houses the graves of unknown soldiers who died preparing the way for your freedom.

America now needs another generation of selfless, no compromising pioneer-patriots: prayer warriors, government leaders, business men and women, media people, educators and certainly leaders in the church. The frontier these 21st-century pioneers must conquer is one of mindsets and beliefs, not a mountain range; and the minefield we face is one of ideas and ideologies, not an Omaha Beach. But the need for different-spirited pioneers is every bit as great.”

Are you ready? Can you do what so many before us have done? Can you fight for America?

I have said before that Trump was our pioneer, abandoning a life of wealth and ease to show us the way. He may not be done, but we need to get off the sidelines and help his, and our, common cause.

Love you Patriot Pioneers! Tomorrow starts the 1460 days and beyond of fighting against the new administration and for our country.

Side note: Each day I will be detailing a way to ” fight” for out country through this administration’s term. Go to The 1460 Project page listed in the menu to find daily updates.

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I am a 67 year old runner and conservative. I taught for 31 years and retired a few years back. In my life, I have coached and judged gymnastics, coached softball, and raised two amazing kids.

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