Thoughts on Memorial Day 2018



Thoughts on Memorial Day 2018

I find myself thinking about Memorial Day this morning and I am amazed at how many people confuse it with Veterans Day or simply have no idea what Memorial Day is about.  I used to say to people “Happy Memorial Day” but it is not a happy day, it is a solemn day.  Memorial Day is the day that we remember, and morn, and appreciate those members of the American Military who have been killed in combat defending our nation and our freedom. They have paid the ultimate price for OUR freedom and OUR way of life.

Our family will be remembering a young man named Adam Hamilton who was a close high school friend of both of our children. He was killed in Afghanistan on May 28, 2011 – ironically seven years ago to the day this Memorial Day. I am humbled by his sacrifice for our nation and that of all the others killed in action in our nations history. I have his picture on my wall right in front of my desk and I look at it every day because I never want to forget his sacrifice. I often cry when I look at his picture because I miss having him in our life like so many other American’s miss their loved ones. His sacrifice is visceral to our family, it is never old or forgotten, it is as real today as the day he died. It will be that way for me until the day I die.

A few years back I started putting together a chart showing the numbers of American soldiers killed in action defending our freedom from the Revolutionary War until present day. By my count, 1,320,053 soldiers have been killed in action since the Revolutionary war. People really react strongly when I give out that large number which I update each year. I find that updating the list each Memorial Day focuses my attention on the fact that the fight for freedom never ends. Freedom is not free. It must be defended in many, many different ways, every day, as you and I know all to well, including soldiers dying in battle all to often.

Too often American’s forget that. Memorial Day is the day we remember those who have made that ultimate sacrifice.

While thankfully none of you reading this has had to give your life for our country, yet, I remember every day that each and every one of you have given so much of your lives, your time, your effort, your money to defend our nation. I thank you for that personal commitment which honors the sacrifices made by those we honor today.

While I will not wish you a Happy Memorial Day, I will wish that you enjoy the long weekend, and I know that you will remember today and everyday those who have paid the ultimate price for your and my freedom and liberty.

Tom Zawistowski
President
We the People Convention

Link to List of Soldiers Killed in Action Since Revolutionary War

 

It’s not Immigration – it’s an Invasion! #WalkAway

The Next President of Mexico says that ALL IMMIGRANTS IN THE WORLD have a RIGHT to come to America! I’m not kidding, just watch the video. Funny how the Communist Left in America says our system is so terrible yet EVERYONE IN THE WORLD WANTS TO COME HERE!

Why is that? Perhaps because our form of Constitutionally Limited Government and freedom to allow the INDIVIDUAL to pursue their own best interests actually WORKS and having the STATE tell you what to do doesn’t! That is why they are invading our nation, instead of fixing their pathetic nations, because if they don’t destroy us, it is self evident that collectivism, identity politics, social engineering, secularism is the failure that it is and always will be.

That is why we must Build the Wall and stop this invasion – because this invasion is intended to extinguish the lamp of Liberty that we are to the world. Who’s side are YOU on?

WHY I LEFT LIBERALISM & THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY

Today I’m kicking off the #WalkAway campaign by releasing my videoabout why I am walking away from liberalism and the Democratic Party. It is my sincere hope that you will join me in this campaign and that we may start a movement in this country- which not only encourages others to walk away from the divisive left, but also takes back the narrative from the liberal media about what it means to be a conservative in America. It is up to all of us to make our voices heard and reclaim the truth.


The Democratic Party has taken for granted that it owns racial, sexual, and religious minorities in America. It has encouraged groupthink, hypocrisy, division, stereotyping, resentment, and the acceptance of victimhood mentality. And all the while, they have discouraged minorities from having independent thought, open dialogue, measured and informed opinion, and a motivation to succeed.

Please like and share my video, and please post your own #WalkAwayvideo!! If you are a former liberal who has walked away from the left, please share your story, or your message, or your thoughts in a video on the Walk Away Campaign Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WalkAway-Cam…

Be sure to use the hashtag #WalkAway.

If you are a lifelong conservative or non-Democrat, please share your story, message, or thoughts on what it truly means to be a conservative. Right now, the liberal media continues to perpetuate a false narrative about the “hateful” and “bigoted” right. Use your voice to let people know who conservatives really are. Be sure to use the hashtag #WalkAway. Please like and follow me on Facebook and Twitter: @usminority facebook: The Unsilent Minority