Video Summary: Dr. Scott Lively publishes an Open Letter to President Trump asking him to end the Covid-19 lockdowns for the sake of the constitution and the economic survival of the nation and argues that many true patriots would rather risk death to preserve liberty than have security under totalitarianism. He reads portions of Patrick Henry’s famous “Liberty or Death” speech to show how closely the current crisis parallels the issues and debate over British tyranny in the period preceding the Revolutionary War.
Article: An Open Letter to President Trump
Dear President Trump, I am one of your strongest supporters and have stood by you through every assault by our common enemies – the lying media, the evil Democrats, and the stupid Never Trumpers. I have done so because I believe your straight-talking, overtly masculine, anti-Globalist agenda is the only hope short for the survival of America short of God’s miraculous intervention – and indeed, I have frequently reiterated that I believe you are God’s man in the White House for such a time as this. Your pattern of triumphing over every strategy and tactic they have deployed – growing stronger and more prayerful with each battle – gives proof to that claim and gives strong encouragement to every patriot.
Whether this current pandemic was orchestrated to stop you from utterly defeating those enemies (as you are on track to do), or whether they are just taking advantage of a naturally occurring disease outbreak, the fact is they are now deliberately using it to take down the global economy and the only person who can stop them is you, Mr. President.
In the unprecedented chaos these enemies, especially the Trump-hating media, have created across the world and in our homeland, I fear that they may have created such a psychological trap for you in their “lockdown to takedown” strategy that you might actually defer to their forked-tongued “agents of expertise” like Fauci and surrender the fate of the economy into their malevolent unclean hands to avoid being blamed for American deaths they self-servingly predict.
As an American patriot, I beg you defy them, President Trump. Please follow your own instincts and reopen the economy! The true choice here is freedom or slavery for the citizens – and true patriots would rather have freedom with risk of death than life under totalitarianism.
No one made this case better than Patrick Henry in 1775, and so I now offer key excerpts from his most eloquent speech, verbatim, and ask you to simply substitute “globalist” wherever it reads “ British,” remembering that this speech was made in response to compelling arguments for security through appeasement. I now quote Mr. Henry’s retort:
“Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes
against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this
the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not, the things which so
nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am
willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.
I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging of the future but by the past. And judging by the past, I wish to know what there has been in the conduct of the British ministry…to justify those hopes….Trust it not, sir; it will prove a snare to your feet…
[W]hat means this martial array, if its purpose be not to force us to submission? Can gentlemen assign any other possible motive for it? …They are meant for us: they can be meant for no other. They are sent over to bind and rivet upon us those chains which the British ministry have been so long forging. And what have we to oppose to
them? Shall we try argument? Sir, we have been trying that for … years. Have we anything new to offer upon the subject? Nothing.
Let us not, I beseech you, sir, deceive ourselves. Sir, we have done everything that could be done to avert the storm which is now coming on. …There is no longer any room for hope. If we wish to be free — if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending – …we must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight! An appeal to arms and to the God of hosts is all that is left us!
They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot?
Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power. The millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.
Besides, sir, we have no choice. … There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our
chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable–and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come…
What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!” End of excerpt.
There are great lessons to be learned from this great crisis we now suffer – and we will truly never be the same as a people and an nation. The question is whether we will emerge as a Constitutional Republic or as a Socialist Empire.
If we surrender to the Socialists now – the deep blue “lock-down” governors of New York, California, Massachusetts, Illinois, Hawaii, Nevada, etc, by letting them continue to deny Americans our basic inalienable rights, or far worse to put all of America within their clutches with a national lockdown, then they will rule us forever.
I implore you, Mr. President: end the lock-downs, open the economy, and let the American people rebuild our nation before these enemies – both foreign and domestic – take us past the point of no return! Like our Founders, many of us are willing to risk our lives for Liberty! Let the fearful and high-risk sequester themselves in safety, but for the sake of God and our Constitution, Unleash the Brave and Resolute Patriots, Sir!