18 Sep Women: Step Up for America and Trump!
An excerpt from prepared remarks for a recent speech to women voters…
Please recognize: you are in the midst of profound history-making times…what you do matters!
A common lament—of young and old—is about living a life with no meaning, no purpose, no consequence.
We look admiringly at the film and photos of the D-Day landing, and see in hindsight what consequential lives those young soldiers led as they faced down death and went forward to route a fearsome enemy.
They did not know whether the West would win; they did not know whether they would even survive to find out who won.
But they knew enough to know they were fighting for what was righteous and good, they knew Nazi Germany was evil, and they knew that giving everything for what was good and right was worth even the ultimate sacrifice.
We wonder if we are equal in character to those D-Day soldiers.
We’re going to find out.
We are in the middle of a time every bit as consequential as WWII. FDR recognized that the stakes of WWII were ultimately about the survival of Christian civilization. And those are the stakes today.
The biggest difference is that today’s war so far is not being fought by people in uniforms with guns. It is being fought in our minds and hearts between the images and commentary of a media that has lost any moral compass vs. what we know in our hearts and souls to be true.
And it is tearing at our generational continuity—by which I mean grandparents, parents and children are seemingly being made into enemies of each other.
Every single one of us—whether or not we are or have been a part of the US military, is a soldier in this war.
The calling to us is to stand up—in ways we have never stood up before, and in ways that may stretch us way beyond our comfort zone—for the goodness and greatness of America.
We must stand up for what everyone in this room knows is the foundation of America’s goodness and greatness: the Bible…America’s Judeo-Christian heritage of the Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount…and the righteous culture that follows from the teaching and living of biblical values.
The stark challenge of today’s war is to recognize the enemy, and to recognize it for the full evil that it represents.
Because this enemy seems to arising from within, many Americans have been slow to accept the seriousness and danger and purpose of the enemy. They want to believe we’re in just another protest era, and eventually the American democracy will find a way to compromise with the protestors and move forward.
It’s precisely that naïve belief that has brought us to this dangerous point where anarchy seems to reign in major cities, and where a major political party seems to be delivering a message that you better vote for us, or we’ll riot until the election is reversed and the country is ours and you will do what we say.
Please do not think ‘do what we say’ has any benign or even tolerable meaning to it.
Leaders of today’s radical left Democrat Party have okayed Marxist protests of tens of thousands of people, while they have banned church gatherings of ten.
They have banned Catholics from praying the rosary because it is a ‘chant’ that could spread covid.
They have banned Christians in California from singing in church, because singing could spread covid.
In Nevada they have made it ok to open casinos to more than 50 people, but not churches.
My friends, this is not benign, and it is not the product of carelessness. This is the agenda of the godless left. It is tyrannical and it is totalitarian and its ultimate aim is to eliminate Christianity.
And yet, as I’m sure many of you have heard many times, there are reportedly half of America’s Christians who are not even registered to vote.
And of those Christians who are registered to vote, half do not vote.
Today won’t be a day for theological debate about a Christian’s duty relative to elections. I will only say that:
- The very beginning of this country via the Pilgrims was based on the desire to practice their Christian faith and protect its practice for generations yet unborn.
- The birth certificate of this country—the Declaration of Independence—is a statement of a Biblical worldview.
- The national anthem of this country includes these words in a fourth verse few of us have heard:
Blest with victory and peace, may the heaven-rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust”.
- And at one of the most precarious times in America—the early days of the Civil War, a woman (Julia Ward Howe) wrote the Battle Hymn of the Republic, which includes these words:
In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me:
As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free
…while God is marching on.
His truth is still marching on. And there is no doubt whatsoever that God was in the midst of the American founding, and in the midst of America’s survival of the Civil War.
But now it’s our turn to answer the call to defend Christianity and freedom and America…they’re all related.
And what exactly does that call mean today?
We’ve all heard the cry to get like-minded friends and family to register to vote.
We’ve all heard the cry to make sure your 10 best friends get out and vote.
Those cries are important, and should be heeded.
But the calling to stand up and speak up to defend America and freedom means more than this. It doesn’t necessarily mean being confrontational and getting in someone’s face, but it certainly does mean to stop being silent and deferential to noisy leftism and their relentless lies.
When someone says ‘well, America really is a racist country’—tell them, no it is not. It is the least racist country in the history of the world; it is the one country that fought to the death to end slavery.
When someone says ‘Trump is a racist’—tell them, no he is not. Trump was iconic among blacks and other minorities, until he ran for President as a Republican. There is nothing about his business career to suggest he ever was a racist; all the facts say the opposite. The media simply concocts racist smears about him.
When someone says “I support Black Lives Matter”—ask them if they are sure they know what BLM openly stands for, including destruction of the nuclear family, the ‘queering’ of America, the dismantling of free markets, and the continuing funding of abortion mills. Tell them you don’t support any of those ideas for black lives or any lives, and don’t know why anyone would.
I could go on. But you get the point.
Every single one of us can think of a time when we were in the presence of someone spouting off utter untruths about America or about President Trump, and we just decided to stay silent, to let it go, to make the calculation it’s not worth the effort to speak up.
There may still be a few times when wisdom will suggest being circumspect. But those times are becoming rarer and rarer.
When we have a pop culture of media, academia and entertainment that is forever spouting lies—especially to a younger generation that may not understand that they are being lied to—it is incumbent on us more than ever to speak up for the truth—gently but firmly and unapologetically…and then keep doing it.
It may take a generation to get this country back firmly on track. But a big step is on November 3rd, and between now and then each of us will face a hundred other steps. Let’s be sure we step up.
Eric Georgatos blogs at America Can We Talk?