In Memoriam

Every solider, in every branch of the United States Armed Forces who has fought and died, did so defending ONE THING…


The Constitution of the United States of America. 

It was not to defend a POLITICAL PARTY
It was not to defend a PHILOSOPHICAL IDEOLOGY

They died believing in this Cause. 

They fought to preserve this arena of ideas and ingenuity. To secure this space for the ascent of sound ideals. In their final moments, their fight was justified… they bore witness to the full intensity of DARKNESS, yet they continued to STAND.  

The Cause for which they stood was WORTHY of nothing less. 

The Cause for which we stand TODAY, is still worthy of the same. 

… 

Enshrined within a Temple made of stone, protected from the raging elements. Within the HEART of our Capital. Written on a faded piece of parchment… there are WORDS. As powerful now as they were 200 years ago. 

IDEAS. Forged in the crucible of OPEN DEBATE. Their mere creation, an act of WAR. These are our shared ideals, and so it was written… 

We are ALL Created EQUAL. 

There is nothing more threatening to the rule of a tyrannical leader than the FREE and OPEN exchange of IDEAS. There is nothing more disturbing to an oppressor of the TRUTH than the question, ‘WHY?’ 

We stand UNITED in Common Cause… why do we see things in such differing ways? Why are we willing to trade FACT for FICTION… emphatically denying that which HALF of us sees as
reality

… 

Who stands to PROFIT off of our division… who’s lives are more secure when the vision of THE PEOPLE stands in disarray? 

… 

The LIES and VENOM in our political discourse disappear when viewed in this context. Why would anyone advocate for taking up ARMS to fight a POLITICAL FIGHT? Why would anyone believe the words of a POLITICIAN in the first place. 

The SAME politicians who tell people to take up ARMS in defense of a Political Ideology, BEG you for your DONATIONS with the very SAME BREATH… 

… and the minuet that position becomes unprofitable, their beliefs will CHANGE. 

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What AMPLIFIES the false narrative… 
What EMPOWERS the leader who deals in LIES? 

What motivated Donald J. Trump to install, in the bathroom of his Manhattan Penthouse Apartment, a TOILET plated in gold… 

The answer is one in the SAME. We all know what the problem is.💰 

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We give a PLEDGE. We swear an OATH. 
On our HONOR… with Liberty and Justice for ALL

IF we still believe in those WORDS, we must embrace what they SAY. 

The Enemies of Democracy call for violence in-support of their position. The Champions of Democracy already know… we’ve already won, all we have to do is STOP FIGHTING. We were born under the SAME FLAG… we fight for the SAME THING. 

The WAR… is OVER. We’ve seen this SHOW BEFORE, we’ve been educated by their mistakes. We’ve built monuments of marble and granite to remind us of those errors… who carries the COST of WAR. Who’s children will be called upon to bear the burdens of OUR GRUDGES

The only winning move is not to play. 

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What lessons would these fallen share with us if they could… what message would they send? 

It is for us… THE LIVING… to remember what comes from our DIVISION, and celebrate UNION and the inherent strength that comes from within. 

-JC 

Long live the CONSTITUTION of the UNITED STATES. 

Author: jackcharbonneau

Husband, father, housewife, musician, theoretical astrophysicist, (FMR) Presidential Candidate in 2020, and all-around human guy.

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