I have always loved war stories. I was raised on my dad’s stories of World War 2. He told the stories over and over. As he aged, he would forget parts and I would have to gently fill in the gaps. As Alzheimer’s ravaged his mind, the stories got less and less accurate; but my passion for war stories didn’t end there. There isn’t an old war movie I haven’t seen at least a dozen times. You know the ones, where the guy gets shot without five gallons of blood being splattered all over the screen. We could think for ourselves back then. We didn’t need Hollywood special effects to make the image of death so vivid. Times sure have changed.
My favorite war story is actually a true event that happened during the Second World War. While my dad was involved in the invasion of southern France, the main invasion came from the beaches of Normandy. As the Allied soldiers were invading northern France, brave American soldiers fought the enemy—many times hand to hand. As a side note, this is where I lost my only blood uncle, Corporal Billy F. Mann, who paid the supreme sacrifice for freedom. As American forces advanced through France, liberating town after town, they reached a small eastern Belgian town called Bastogne.
Bastogne was an important town, because it had seven roads in and out that the Germans needed, to repel the Allied invaders. In order to stop the advance, the Germans had to take this town away from our troops. Panzer tanks bombarded the town and the infantry pounded the lines of defense. Out-numbered five-to-one, the American troops were completely surrounded. The German commander sent the American commanding officer, General Anthony McAuliffe, terms of surrender. His response? NUTS!
The Germans interpreted this as “Go to Hell;” which was probably quite accurate. Within a day or so, General George Patton’s Third Army punched through the enemy lines and the town remained in Allied hands. And the rest of the story, as they say, is history. Evil was defeated and the world was saved from a madman.
Today conservative Christians in America are surrounded by evil. Our nation has been invaded by a great force. Unlike the events of December 1944, when brave American soldiers were willing—and many did—to pay the ultimate sacrifice; our nation is now full of people ready to surrender.
The white flag has been raised all across our nation. In public schools, the white flag was raised in the early 60’s, as our right to pray to our Creator was taken away. Where was the General McAuliffes needed then? In 1973, we gave away God’s most precious gift, the right to life. Where were the brave men and women to say “NUTS?”
Now we live in a land where our Constitution has been violated so often, no one even cares. Our rights are being taken away every single day; and as I travel West Virginia, campaigning for the United States Senate, I hear the concerns. Yet, for every true patriot I meet, I encounter at least five who have given up. Where is the HOPE in America? Where is our General Patton and his Third Army? Where is our General Anthony McAuliffe? If he was to speak out, would anybody listen?
What if God had sent me to lead the charge? What if a complete stranger asks you for a signature on his petition, so he can fulfill his Constitutional right to run for office—would you respond? I admit it annoys me when someone says they support the Constitution, but then denies me my constitutional right to run for office. Do they not realize they’re not endorsing me? They’re just adding to the pool of candidates, so come November, there are options to choose from.
Most Americans have lost their “Nuts.” They have given up their willingness to fight for our nation. It is a sad time we live in, but not unexpected. For God, told us that people would lose interest in 1 Timothy 4:1.
Our role as the greatest nation on earth has come to an end. Not because we have been defeated from an outside enemy greater than us; no, we have been defeated by our own unwillingness to fight for our nation and the land we love.
If this article offends you, then you need to do some introspection. Have you been complacent when your right to free speech, freedom of religion, to bear arms, etc. have been attacked? Where you one of those who suffers from normalcy bias and thought it could never happen, so you did and said nothing? Or were you one of the voices who cried foul and were angered, but maybe felt helpless? If so, that means you still have some fight left in you.
Sign my petition, raise your voice and get involved. Say the word “Nuts” every time a politician tells a lie or tries to manipulate the Constitution. Let’s send a message to the evil in America that we will NOT SURRENDER and Nuts!