Cowardice Will Not Lead America
George Washington astride a horse, Valley Forge bronze, Washington Square Park, Kansas City, Missouri. Statue dedicated in 1925. (Lisa Mckown/Dreamstime)
One thing in particular stuck out in my mind as President Trump delivered his pivotal Independence Day address at Mount Rushmore: this country was born not out of peace and reflection, but out of crisis and courage.
If we intend to preserve this nation in its current crisis — the onslaught of a radical fringe — it will take not reflection, but courage.
George Washington risked his life on the battlefields of the American Revolution and the frigid desolation of Valley Forge so that our nation could live. Thomas Jefferson committed our Founding creed to paper, knowing he risked execution as a traitor.
Abraham Lincoln defied public condemnation to wage all-out war to save the Union and free the slaves. Teddy R