As conservative warriors in the heat of battle, it is easy to get tunnel vision. We focus on the one foe in front of us with no regard for the heroes of yesteryear. Take a moment to think back to America one hundred years ago. Long before the days of internet, the Interstate Highway system, microwaves, or jet engines, American patriots were already fighting to defend our American way of life. The communists had gained control of the Soviet Union, Woodrow Wilson had established the precursor to the United Nations, and Planned Parenthood had just been founded under the name “American Birth Control League.”
Yet, even as all of these looming threats to Western Civilization sprang up, a child was born named John K. Singlaub. Singlaub would grow up to become a major general in the United States Army, an unflappable foe of global communism, and an American hero of unparalleled caliber. He served for years as the chairman of a group called America’s Future, Inc., which is dedicated to preserving America’s values. Just recently, General Singlaub gave the chairmanship of America’s Future to the great General Mike Flynn, who carries on the work. Tomorrow, Gen. Singlaub will celebrate his one hundredth birthday surrounded by friends and family.
What do you think the fight for liberty will look like one hundred years from now? Will we still be fighting the same battles or will new ones come to take their place? I don’t know the answer to these questions, but I believe that new life is brought into the world every day with just as much potential for heroism as a young John K. Singlaub had a century ago.
As parents, you and I have a profound responsibility to instill our children with a deeply-rooted sense of patriotic duty. You may be able to defend liberty today, but our children must defend it tomorrow. That is why the forces of darkness target children so forcefully. They do not want the next century’s General Singlaub to stand as a bulwark against tyranny. We must make sure they don’t succeed.
Happy Birthday, General Singlaub. We thank you for your service to America. May the next century see men and women as courageous as the last.