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The Greatest Threat to America is from Within

Articles | June 5, 2024 | by Catholics for Catholics

For the preservation of our republic and the perpetuation of our political institutions, we need to understand how far back the assault on American ideals and principles occurred. This assault goes all the way to our founding days.

To not fall to the evils of our time, we must stand on the shoulders of our founders.

Our forefathers placed great faith in us and gave us great responsibilities for all of posterity.

If we don’t consider this, we’re no better than other empires throughout history that succumbed to sinister forces (external & internal).

It was Abraham Lincoln, at the ripe age of 28 stated;

How should we expect the approach of danger to our republic? By what means shall we fortify against it?

Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant, to step the Ocean, and crush us at a blow? Never!

All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Buonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years.

At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher.

As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide (Lincoln Lyceum speech, 1838).

If America is to overcome this desire to kill ourselves, and usurp the lands upon which we have been granted only by the grace of God Himself, our main task then must consider the difficult road ahead. The posterity of our children, our families, our institutions, our very country, is at risk.

Therefore, we must return to our faith, we must show gratitude to our fathers and those who offered up their lives for ours, and finally we must demonstrate love for all of humanity with far greater focus here at home. Then and only then, can we faithfully and dutifully succeed at carrying out the most important task at hand, to save our republic from causing its own demise.

As Matthew describes, if we [America] are to be that light on a hill, a beacon of good on a mountain top for all to see, the strength of our faith, and our conviction and commitment to each other, cannot be hidden. We must then stand for all to see and we must uphold that light of liberty for now and all future generations.

God help us in the days, weeks and months ahead.

This article was written by LTG Michael Flynn (ret), former Top National Security Advisor to President, and current Senior Advisor Catholics for Catholics.



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