To Build a Future You Must Connect to the Past

By Ray Cardello for April 11, 2022    Season 10 / Post 5

I was honored to watch some footage of the National Infantry Museum at Fort Benning, Georgia. The story told there amplifies the stark reality that you need to understand and embrace our extraordinary history to better look to our future.
Nobody can say that we have not made mistakes in nearly 250 years. But nobody can doubt the quality and integrity of the men and women who have served and will volunteer in the years to come. These people who put on the uniform are the best America offers. These sons, daughters, husbands, and wives put their dreams on hold and give part of their lives and sometimes sacrifice their lives so that the rest of us can pursue ours.
There are 18,000 men and women who graduate from Fort Benning each year and go on to every part of the globe to preserve freedom and liberty. These men and women of the infantry only know one way to live, and it is the motto of the infantry. Follow me. There is no retreat in those who leave this place.
The parade ground at Benning is made of the soil from the nine great battles of our past. Sprinkled across the field is ‘ Sacred Soil ‘ from the battlegrounds of Yorktown, Antietam, Soissons, Normandy, Corregidor, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Everyone graduating out of Ft. Benning walks these hallowed grounds. This soil connects the warriors of today with their heroes of the past.
This love and attention to our history drive young men and women to step up and volunteer. Our military has been a volunteer service since the draft lottery ended in 1973. We are so fortunate to have these young folks fill the need to staff the most potent defense on earth. It is this history that the Progressives cannot recognize. Progressives, by definition, disavow the past and only look forward to a country void of heritage and created in their vision. This is the basis of their hate in this country.
Progressives do not enter Government to serve the people and defend the Constitution. They enter to change the Government, the country and rewrite the Constitution. The Progressives are not just The Squad. The Squad is just a few young, ignorant, loud people who take the honor bestowed on them by their voters to manipulate the system. They have instilled fear into the moderate Democrats drawing them Left to appease the few By affirmation, the Moderates have joined forces with the Progressives for self-preservation.
The Squad, and Progressives, are not a new phenomenon. They used to be just in higher education, but they have permeated down to the elementary levels in the last decade. The education system is ripe with Progressives who have been indoctrinating future generations by teaching their version of history and ideology. Fortunately, though loud, they are still the minority. America had been blind to the Progressive Master Plan, but they have been awakened.
Starting in Virginia, we see the wave of Conservative and traditional thinking Americans taking action. School boards are being purged of people who promote CRT, The 1619 Project, and alternative sexual lifestyles to our children. The more successful these people were, the lower the test scores fell.

People today are channeling the spirit of the past and fighting to take back this great country. The Progressives will fail, not because their thinking is flawed, but because they are flat-out wrong. As we approach our 250th anniversary, America has shown that the majority still believe in our past and are certainly not ready to surrender our future. God bless these Patriots and America.

 This article was first published on The Liberty Loft thelibertyloft.com 

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