On June 6th, 1944, tens of thousands of American heroes gave up every last shred of safety for liberty. Sadly, Americans are now giving up their liberty for safety.
It's a symbol of the courage and sacrifices our Founding Fathers and all those who risked their blood and treasure for liberty. The facts that a few white supremacists from a group you've probably never heard of flew it at a rally somewhere doesn't change that.
Three-quarters of a century later, we still remember the brave men who stormed those beaches for our freedom and what their countless acts of bravery mean to us today.
Today is the 74th Anniversary of D-Day. Between 4,000 and 5,000 Allied soldiers died that day in June 1944, no one is really sure. We know that many of them did not even make it onto dry land, and thousands more would be killed in the days immediately following.
The original crossing took place on December 25th and 26th, 1776. It was an act of desperation by General Washington that may have saved the American Revolution. Defeating the Hessian mercenaries in Trenton, and the subsequent victory Princeton gave the faltering Revolution a new lease on life. It was such an important event in our nation's history that it is well worth leaning about.
On June 6th, 1944 General Eisenhower ordered the Allied invasion of France at Normandy.
Some people are blessed with skills of oratory, some are natural leaders, and some others have charisma. I was blessed with a certain skill in writing and design. There was really one avenue that I felt offered me my best chance to communicate my love of things like capitalism, Americanism, and personal freedom—a year ago this week I started this blog.
The values of the Secular/Progressive/Statists are not those espoused by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin and the rest of the Founders. Those men all believed in the Constitution and the Rule of Law. To the Progressive, those things are just quaint anachronisms of a bygone era, to be followed if at all, only when it suits their purposes.
The history of our Constitution is inexorably linked to the history of our country itself. Just about every important moment in U.S. history therefore receives some coverage at the Center, from the American Revolution, to the Civil War, to Watergate.