We are starting to see a great movement building across our country. Constitutionally-minded citizens are getting involved in their cities and towns. More and more people are taking the initiative to participate in city, county commissioner and local school board meetings. We are hearing of those who are purposefully involved in voter integrity and volunteering to be poll workers or watchers.
The Committee to Support and Defend is America’s Constitutional Conservative Veterans Organization. Our mission is simple — to conserve the republic and our constitutional values.
Committee to Support and Defend members are veterans and military members who have taken an oath to support and defend the Constitution. And we know that oath has no expiration date. Our federal government has been overstepping its constitutional boundaries with frightening predictability. That is precisely why we must be even more involved in our communities in order to save the country from encroaching authoritarianism.
“We the people are the rightful masters of both congress and the courts, not to overthrow the constitution but to overthrow the men who prevent the constitution.” — Abraham Lincoln. We, the people, must have rules, norms, and values that do not change with the times. We must hold to the American values that enabled the Constitution. The Revolutionary War started with disagreements between the colonists and the crown over governance. The colonists wanted to be treated like any other British citizen, with all the same rights and privileges. Times are different, but fundamentally, we are dealing with the same problem tackled by our Founders.
As we drift into summer, many of us begin to think about all the fun things that come with the recreational season — hamburgers sizzling on the grill, pool days, enjoying the sunshine with family and friends, trips and vacations. These are just a few of the pleasures of freedom. That’s the beauty of America. We are free to pursue life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
I have come to this incredible opportunity to lead the Committee to Support and Defend as a prior service enlisted member, a line officer, and a protestant chaplain. It has been one of my greatest honors to serve in the US Air Force. After a small gap in military service, my family and I were in full-time ministry overseas and in country, we returned back on active duty because I love serving in the military and we as a family love military families! I love my Lord Jesus Christ, I love our country, and I love our flag full stop. One of my hopes and dreams was to finish my military career and retire. I was non-voluntarily discharged by the Air Force in the Purge soon after the vaccine mandates. This mostly applies to those of us who have strongly held religious beliefs. This is what is happening in our military by the hundreds of thousands.