An open letter signed by 124 retired U.S. generals and admirals warns that under the current Democrat-controlled Congress and White House, ''our nation is in deep peril as a Constitutional Republic like no other time since our founding in 1776.''
''The conflict,'' the signatories attest, ''is between supporters of Socialism and Marxism vs. supporters of Constitutional freedom and liberty.''
A statement on the Flag Officers 4 America website notes that while its members are no longer engaged in active military service, they remain ''bound by that oath to do what we can, in our capacity today, to protect our nation from threats to her freedom.''
I'll briefly excerpt and summarize key threats these senior officers raise in their letter.
''Election integrity demands insuring there is one legal vote cast and counted per citizen. Legal votes are identified by State Legislature's approved controls using government IDs, verified signatures, etc,'' which were often ignored in 2020.
Senate passage of H.R. 1 and S. 1. ''would destroy election fairness and allow Democrats to forever remain in power violating our Constitution and ending our Representative Republic.''
Open Border Policies
''Open borders jeopardize national security by increasing human trafficking, drug cartels, terrorists' entry, health/CV19 dangers, and illegal voting in some states.''
The letter urges that we must reestablish border controls to staunch illegals who are ''flooding our country, bringing high economic costs, crime, lowering wages, and illegal voting in some states.''
Chinese Communist Threats
''China is the greatest external threat to America. Establishing cooperative relations with the Chinese Communist Party emboldens them to continue progress toward world domination, militarily, economically, politically, and technologically.''
''We must impose more sanctions and restrictions to impede their world domination goal and protect America's interests.''
Free Speech Censorship:
''The free flow of information is critical to the security of the Republic,'' a right guaranteed in the First Amendment of our Constitution.
We must counter current Big Tech censorship of speech and disinformation by government officials. Suppression of the free flow of information is ''a tyrannical technique used in closed societies.''
Bad Iran Nuclear Deal
''Re-engaging in the flawed Iran Nuclear Deal would result in Iran acquiring nuclear weapons along with the means to deliver them, thereby upsetting Mideast peace initiatives and aiding a terrorist nation whose slogans and goals include 'death to America' and 'death to Israel.'''
We must resist renewing failed Obama-era China/Iran agreement policies and continue to support the Mideast Abraham Accords which will help protect Israel.
Democrat War on Fossil Fuel
''Stopping the Keystone Pipeline eliminates our recently established energy independence and causes us to be dependent on nations not friendly to us, while eliminating valuable U.S. jobs.'
''We must open the Keystone Pipeline and regain our energy independence for national security and economic reasons.''
Politicization of the Military
''Using the U.S. military as political pawns with thousands of troops deployed around the U.S. Capitol Building, patrolling fences guarding against a non-existent threat, along with forcing politically correct policies like divisive critical race theory into the military at the expense of the War Fighting Mission, seriously degrades readiness to fight and win our Nation's wars, creating a major security issue.''
These present policies must be ended.
Government Condoned Lawlessness
''The 'Rule of Law' is fundamental to our Republic and security. Anarchy as seen in certain cities cannot be tolerated.
''We must support our law enforcement personnel and insist that DAs, our courts, and the DOJ enforce the law equally, fairly, and consistently toward all.''
Dysfunctional Commander in Chief
''The mental and physical condition of the Commander in Chief cannot be ignored. He must be able to quickly make accurate national security decisions involving life and limb anywhere, day or night.''
''Recent Democrat leadership's inquiries about nuclear code procedures sends a dangerous national security signal to nuclear armed adversaries, raising the question about who is in charge. We must always have a chain of command.''
A Tyrannical Shift to the Left
''Under a Democrat Congress and current administration, our country has taken a hard left turn toward Socialism and a Marxism form of tyrannical government which must be countered now by electing congressional and presidential candidates who will always act to defend our Constitutional Republic.
''The survival of our nation and its cherished freedoms, liberty, and historic values are at stake.''
Honored sirs, thank you for your service.
Larry Bell is an endowed professor of space architecture at the University of Houston where he founded Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture and the graduate space architecture program. His latest of 10 books, "What Makes Humans Truly Exceptional," (2021) is available on Amazon along with all others. Read Larry Bell's Reports — More Here.
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