Where we are going is not completely clear to the masses, but apparently, we are making great time. We’ve seen a lot of changes since two years ago when gas was about $2.50 a gallon. Back then, we were supplying much of our own energy, even exporting it to other countries. We were implementing policies making it advantageous for industries and companies to come back to America. In short, we were growing economically.
Today is a new day! Today has opportunity as we step out our doors. We can get excited about the good things in our lives, our families and the positive wins we see all around us. It is easy to see things negatively in this season of American history. We must take stock in our blessings and cultivate a grateful spirit for what we have and who we are. We must intentionally raise our spirits because the last two years have been tough — COVID, vaccine mandates, and the push for critical race theory in every aspect of our country — including the military.
Remember, freedom is not free! Remember the words of John Adams, “We cannot squander liberty or the time we’ve been given as free men and women.” Have you noticed in our country an uptick in tyranny and throughout the world an uptick in totalitarianism? We must stand against this! We must speak out and not remain silent! We must get involved locally where we live! We the people must stop this! We need courage! Take heart!
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.