For Immediate Release: December 7, 2021
Contact: Ryan Hite, Communications Director
A Call on Pearl Harbor Day for America’s Return to Strong Foreign Policy
Washington, D.C.: Today we remember the surprise attack of the Japanese Empire on Pearl Harbor early on the morning of December 7, 1941.
“This solemn anniversary marks a historical turning point for our nation,” said Phyllis Schlafly Eagles President Ed Martin. “The American people could no longer avoid outright war with the Axis Powers. On this day as we honor the 2,400 lost lives at Pearl Harbor, America faces another grave moment. The Communist regime in China is no longer a mere competitor or adversary — they are our enemy. Their fundamental goals hinge on eradication of the United States. Their domination of the globe depends on it.”
“China operates without shame inside our borders, spying and stealing state and corporate secrets,” Martin continued. “Chinese fentanyl kills 100,000 Americans every year. They display blatant military aggression against their neighbors, and their advances in modern weaponry threaten even our own shores. It’s time for America to make a stark statement of repudiation against this foe. The world must know that we will not tolerate this oppressive regime — it is an existential threat to our nation and liberty itself.
“The time is now for boldness beyond simply pulling our diplomatic envoy to the Olympic games. The world needs a leader to take a stand against Communist China. We must clearly recognize and call out our enemy on the world stage. We can no longer be passive in the face of the dragon.”
The words of FDR before Congress on December 8, 1941, ring true: “Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory, and our interests are in grave danger … we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost but will make it very certain that this form of treachery shall never again endanger us.”