Patriotic Americans Must Unite to Defend Our Country’s Foundational Principles

These days, those on the far Left paint flag-flying citizens of the U.S. as fascists, notes the author — time to reject their slander

This nation cannot stand if we’re divided.

I’m not one to embrace the cliché notion that all Americans need to come together when radical leftist Americans are determined to destroy the fabric of this great nation.

But the good news is that radical leftists are not nearly the majority of this country.

With that in mind, it is well past time for all patriotic Americans, regardless of political party, to come together in defense of the very foundational principles of our society — principles like freedom of speech, due process, and common decency.

We were never more united than we were in the immediate aftermath of 9/11. Flags flew on every corner, and strangers from all walks of life came together to defend what truly mattered. But these days, the far Left paints flag-flying Americans as fascists and views political disagreement as a justification to slander and destroy someone’s life, regardless of truth or facts.

This is truly the test of our time.

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How can America keep itself from enemies abroad when we are fighting sabotage from within? The recent attacks on now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation process illustrate perfectly how the radical Left plans to divide and conquer moving forward. If you thought there were any limits to their slander, the recent hit job on a well-respected federal judge should’ve shocked some sense into you.

It’s safe to say our current state of political chaos calls for unity among those who still believe in our foundational American principles.

But after the confirmation of Justice Kavanaugh, the radical Left will find a new target to slander and a new enemy to silence. CNN’s Don Lemon recently hosted a typical panel of like-minded radicals to bully and berate Kanye West for his support of President Donald Trump.

One CNN panelist proclaimed, “Kanye West is what happens when Negroes don’t read.” Classy.

Another chimed in and called West a “token Negro” and an “attention whore.”

Funny: We didn’t hear such vile rebukes from CNN when Kanye West said then-President George W. Bush “doesn’t care about black people.”

So what changed? Support for the current president. For that, the radical Left will put a target on your back and declare your reputation “Wanted: dead or alive.”

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The big takeaway for everyday Americans from this leftist tarring and feathering of political opponents is that unity among those of us who still cherish American principles and values is more necessary than ever.

The late Charles Krauthammer wrote a book titled “Things That Matter.” He noted the necessity of prioritizing the most precious elements of life amid political distractions.

It’s safe to say our current state of political chaos calls for unity among those who still believe in our foundational American principles.

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These principles allow individuals to speak their mind, for as George Washington noted, “If the freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”

Principles that demand evidence must accompany accusations in order for a verdict to be reached, whether in the public or private eye — principles that reject ruining someone’s life simply because it’s politically convenient to do so.

Given that the modern Left rejects these principles, it’s time for the Right to unite with the center on things that matter.

Most Americans are not inherently political. They don’t have time to sit around and watch politics all day; they have families to care for, jobs to do, school to attend, homes to maintain. If Republicans want to continue winning elections the way President Trump did in 2016 — despite all the naysayers — they must embrace his same ability to simplify and prioritize the most pressing issues.

Most Americans believe in free speech. Democrats don’t.

Most Americans believe in innocent until proven guilty. Democrats don’t.

Most Americans believe in borders. Democrats don’t.

Most Americans would not destroy a man’s life for political gain. Democrats did.

The real beauty of the American ideal is that government should exist to protect freedom. It should focus on national security, the rule of law, and the protection of our inalienable rights.

To modern Democrats, the government exists for seemingly every purpose other than those fundamental purposes.

Centrists and conservatives don’t have to agree on every single policy to take a stand against the tyrannical Left, just the things that truly matter — things that allow us to continue living in the greatest country in the history of the world and enjoying the most important things in life, like family and freedom.

It’s why I wrote “Rise: In Defense of Judeo-Christian Values and Freedom,” for precisely this cause — that freedom and security are not political issues. They are human issues.

With this in mind, common-sense Americans must unite against those who seek to destroy our foundational principles and replace them with a lawless, borderless, totalitarian state, in which truth is irrelevant and dissent is forbidden.

Brigitte Gabriel is a New York Times best-selling author, terrorism expert, and founder of ACT for America. Her new book, “Rise: In Defense of Judeo-Christian Values and Freedom,” was released on Sept. 11, 2018.

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