That document, which has been the foundation of our very society, and for which Veterans have all taken a solemn oath to support and defend it against all enemies, regardless of where they originate, is under attack as at no other time in our nation’s history. We see the rule of law thrown aside for the rule of emotionalism, an emotionalism based upon a post-Constitutional view that assumes the American ideal is the root of all that is wrong with the world. The Founding fathers considered all other forms of government on the planet before rejecting them in favor of the grand experiment known as “America,” but if this tried and true social compact, of which we are the sole heirs to survive this assault, we must, once again, be willing to man the lines of its defense. Even so, the arena of ideas, where policies ought to live or die solely upon their own merits, cannot serve its intended purpose, if the gladiators have no swords, shields, or will to fight.
For this reason, the Champions of Liberty program has been instituted to equip those veterans seeking to defend the Liberties upon which our society has been established. Upon completion of this intensive, one-week course, graduates will have been ingrained with an understanding and appreciation of Western Culture in general, and the American Culture in specific, by focusing on our original documents and the philosophies which brought them forth. Graduates will also be instilled with a deep understanding of the significant issues of the day facing our nation to lead the charge against those, who would attempt to deny our cultural distinctiveness and superiority. Finally, graduates will be given the tools to handle the various media traps that have so often tripped up those, who would otherwise have led us toward Liberty, and will enable our graduates to turn those instances into opportunities to expand the reach of the message of Liberty, rather than to suffer defeat on an uneven battleground.
In short, the Champions of Liberty program is designed to help those veteran leaders among us become successful on a personal level, while simultaneously enhancing the overall cultural reclamation effort, and be able to pass on what they have learned to those precious, like-minded individuals. Those who would not see this great experiment in human Liberty known as “America” be lost into the darkness of oppressive Socialism for generations to come.
“Saint Ambrose once said, ‘If my brother hungers and I do not help him, I am a thief. And if my brother dies of hunger, I am a murderer, too.’ Today we might say, ‘If our nation flounders and we do not help her, we are thieves and if our nation dies of liberty we are murders too!’ Veterans In Defense of Liberty is a serious wake up call to us, who are veterans, to roll up our sleeves and act; to exercise the courage to speak up for the values and ideals upon which our nation was founded; and to summon the wisdom necessary to do what is noble and right to preserve so great a Republic.
– Daniel York, Major General (retired) U.S. Army Reserves
“Transforming American veterans into Champions of Liberty is an idea whose time has come. With the proper knowledge of our founding principles and values coupled with the training to use them, our warriors can continue honoring their oath and accomplish any mission, – saving our Constitutional Republic is the most important, most urgent mission there of their life. I thank God for and fully endorse what Veterans in Defense of LibertyT is doing by standing in the gap to restore our Constitutional Republic and the values that made America the greatest nation on earth, before it’s too
– Maj. Gen. James E. Livingston, USMC (Ret.), Medal of Honor