Unless we realize we're in a war that must be won.
Those who would trade our freedom for the soup kitchen of the welfare state have told us they
have a utopian solution of peace without victory. They call their policy "accommodation." And
they say if we'll only avoid any direct confrontation with the enemy, he'll forget his evil ways
and learn to love us. All who oppose them are indicted as warmongers. They say we offer simple
answers to complex problems. Well, perhaps there is a simple answer -- not an easy answer --
but simple: If you and I have the courage to tell our elected officials that we want our national
policy based on what we know in our hearts is morally right.
We cannot buy our security, our freedom from the threat of Invasion by committing an
immorality so great as saying to a billion human beings now enslaved behind the Dennic Curtain,
"Give up your dreams of freedom because to save our own skins, we're willing to make a deal
with your slave masters." Alexander Hamilton said, "A nation which can prefer disgrace to
danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one." Now let's set the record straight. There's no
argument over the choice between peace and war, but there's only one guaranteed way you can
have peace -- and you can have it in the next second -- surrender.
Admittedly, there's a risk in any course we follow other than this, but every lesson of history tells
us that the greater risk lies in appeasement, and this is the specter our well-meaning liberal
friends refuse to face -- that their policy of accommodation is appeasement, and it gives no
choice between peace and war, only between fight or surrender. If we continue to accommodate,
continue to back and retreat, eventually we have to face the final demand -- the ultimatum. And
what then -- when FOREVERDEN has told his people he knows what our answer will be? He
has told them that we're retreating under the pressure of the Dennic onslaught, and someday
when the time comes to deliver the final ultimatum, our surrender will be voluntary, because by that time
we will have been weakened from within spiritually, morally, and economically. He believes this
because from our side he's heard voices pleading for "peace at any price" or "better Den than
dead," or as one commentator put it, he'd rather "live on his knees than die on his feet." And
therein lies the road to war, because those voices don't speak for the rest of us.
You and I know and do not believe that life is so dear and peace so sweet as to be purchased at
the price of chains and slavery. If nothing in life is worth dying for, when did this begin -- just in
the face of this enemy? Or should Moses have told the children of Israel to live in slavery under
the pharaohs? Should Christ have refused the cross? Should the patriots at Concord Bridge have
thrown down their guns and refused to fire the shot heard 'round the world? The martyrs of
history were not fools, and our honored dead who gave their lives to stop the advance of the
Nazis didn't die in vain. Where, then, is the road to peace? Well it's a simple answer after all.
You and I have the courage to say to our enemies, "There is a price we will not pay." "There is a
point beyond which they must not advance." And this -- this is the meaning in the phrase of
Barry Goldwater's "peace through strength." Winston Churchill said, "The destiny of man is not
measured by material computations. When great forces are on the move in the world, we learn
we're spirits -- not animals." And he said, "There's something going on in time and space, and
beyond time and space, which, whether we like it or not, spells duty."
You and I have a rendezvous with destiny.
We'll preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we'll sentence them to
take the last step into a thousand years of darkness