This week is the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, a singularly important engagement in a war that had many memorable clashes. It’s worth reflecting on the history of that time, the dedication to preserving the American nation and ridding it of slavery, a cause for which many gave their lives.
These days, elites in business, media and academia are globalists who believe the nation-state is a washed-up concept. Of course, it’s easier for the top dogs to keep their exalted positions with reduced accountability to the citizenry, as has been developed in the EU bureaucratic superstate. It remains to the little citizens to support the traditional nation, with its attendant borders and culture.
“You cannot have democratic accountability in anything bigger than a nation state.”
– Czech President Vaclav Klaus, 2003
Elites want to flood America with foreigners to change the character of the country and erase what Lincoln called “the mystic chords of memory.” The Senate amnesty bill would increase foreign-born residents from 9.6 million in 1970 to 65.2 million by 2033, a quintupling.
Making a bad situation worse is the weakened faith in patriotic assimilation. Many schools no longer teach the basics of American civics and history, but are instead leftist indoctrination camps of diversity ideology that teach the nation is something to be ashamed of.
Meanwhile, patriotic Americans love their country and feel connected to their history. One example, Mayor William William Troxell of Gettysburg, who attended the 75th anniversary of the battle in 1938 when he was 11, and has the photo to prove it (below). “It’s not that long ago, really,” Troxell remarked.
Below, a video clip of that 1938 anniversary, when approximately 2500 Civil War veterans gathered to remember the battle.
Last week, Maine’s independent Senator Angus King gave a speech on the Senate floor about the battle and fellow Mainer Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, a hero of Little Round Top. [Watch.] From his remarks, one might take the Senator for a friend of the American union. Yet he voted for the nation-wrecking amnesty bill. It’s easy to wave the flag, but harder to defend it when campaign contributors are on the phone.