To no one’s surprise, James Mattis didn’t sign the letter. Nor, we suspect, did any other supporters of the Paris climate agreement and the Iran nuke deal.
Still, 124 retired generals and admirals did sign it, and that lends great significance to the open letter they published this week. Why? Because it’s not every day that such a large group of senior military officers speaks out as one, nor every day that such a group openly questions both the legitimacy of a national election and the physical and mental health of a sitting commander-in-chief.
But question they did.
“Our Nation is in deep peril,” their letter begins. “We are in a fight for our survival as a Constitutional Republic like no other time since our founding in 1776. The conflict is between supporters of Socialism and Marxism vs. supporters of Constitutional freedom and liberty. During the 2020 election an ‘Open Letter from Senior Military Leaders’ was signed by 317 retired Generals and Admirals, and it said the 2020 election could be the most important election since our country was founded. ‘With the Democrat Party welcoming Socialists and Marxists, our historic way of life is at stake.’ Unfortunately, that statement’s truth was quickly revealed, beginning with the election process itself.”
Apparently, the flag officers didn’t get the memo that the 2020 election was fraud-free and that Basement Joe Biden got all 81 million of his record-shattering votes on the up-and-up. No, these flag officers appear to have joined the tens of millions of Americans who aren’t satisfied that the issue of fraud was ever fully investigated and adjudicated. Or, as former House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney might say, they’re “spreading THE BIG LIE.”
“Without fair and honest elections that accurately reflect the ‘will of the people,’” their letter continues, “our Constitutional Republic is lost. Election integrity demands ensuring there is one legal vote cast and counted per citizen. Legal votes are identified by State Legislatures’ approved controls using government IDs, verified signatures, etc. Today, many are calling such commonsense controls ‘racist’ in an attempt to avoid having fair and honest elections. Using racial terms to suppress proof of eligibility is itself a tyrannical intimidation tactic. Additionally, the ‘Rule of Law’ must be enforced in our election processes to ensure integrity. The FBI and Supreme Court must act swiftly when election irregularities are surfaced and not ignore them as was done in 2020. Finally, H.R.1 & S.1, (if passed), would destroy election fairness and allow Democrats to forever remain in power violating our Constitution and ending our Representative Republic.”
Clearly, the flag officers recognize the grave threat posed by HR 1 / SR 1. So do we.
The collective group calls itself “Flag Officers 4 America” and it sports a simple website whose homepage reads, “We are retired military leaders who pledged to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Although retired from active service, each of us feels bound by that oath to do what we can, in our capacity today, to protect our nation from the threats to her freedom.”
After their critique of the 2020 election, the officers denounce President Biden’s unprecedented spree of executive orders and his failure to work with Congress. They then hit on eight issues that threaten our nation: open borders, China, Big Tech censorship, the Iran nuke deal, the Keystone pipeline, the misuse of our military, Rule of Law, and the mental and physical condition of the commander-in-chief. After each issue, the flag officers list the actions that a strong America must take.
Their language is forceful and patriotic throughout, and their prescriptions have an unmistakable “America First” edge to them.
“Under a Democrat Congress and the Current Administration,” the letter concludes, “our Country has taken a hard left turn toward Socialism and a Marxist form of tyrannical government which must be countered now by electing congressional and presidential candidates who will always act to defend our Constitutional Republic. The survival of our Nation and its cherished freedoms, liberty, and historic values are at stake. We urge all citizens to get involved now at the local, state and/or national level to elect political representatives who will act to Save America, our Constitutional Republic, and hold those currently in office accountable. The ‘will of the people’ must be heard and followed.”
If you like what you’ve read, the flag officers invite you to visit their website and add your own signature to the letter.