As He Died To Make Men Holy Let Us Die To Keep Men Free

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in his Letter from Birmingham Jail

In a letter to his father and youngest sister, General Ulysses S. Grant wrote,

“There are but two parties now: traitors and patriots. And I want hereafter to be ranked with the latter and, I trust, the stronger party.”

Faith, family and freedom are now the primary targets of the party of traitors in America.

After serving in our military for 23-years I distinctly remember the mottos of two of the Army units I served with. The motto on the crest of the 321st Field Artillery Regiment, with which I served in combat in Vietnam, is Noli Me Tangere which means Don’t Tread on Me. The motto of the 7th Special Forces Group, to which I was Adjutant, is De Oppresso Libre which means Free the Oppressed.

These mottos are embedded in my heart and soul. I took an oath, before God almighty, to protect and defend the U.S. Constitution from all enemies foreign and domestic.

This oath does not expire until I do, therefore this is the reason for my using as the title of this column “As He Died To Make Men Holy Let Us Die To Keep Men Free.”

This is a paraphrase taken from the last verse of the Union marching song The Battle Hymn of the Republic written by  Julia Ward Howe, in 1861 which is,

In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me:
As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free,
While God is marching on.

From the Birmingham jail, where he was imprisoned as a participant in nonviolent demonstrations against segregation, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., wrote a letter that warns us of what is happening today. Dr. King was then the president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, an organization operating in every Southern state, with headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. King was invited to Birmingham, Alabama to hold a peaceful “direct-action” march in 1963. In 2021 a similar peaceful “direct-action” march was held in Washington, D.C.

Both marches lead to arrests, imprisonment, torture and brutality by government, prison and police officials.

In his letter Dr. King wrote, “I am in Birmingham because injustice is here.” Those who attended the January 6th, 2021 marched because injustice was also, like in Birmingham in 1963, there in Washington, D.C. 58 years later.

Just as traitors “deplored the demonstrations” that took place in Birmingham in 1963, these same traitors deplored the demonstrations that took place in Washington, D.C.

Dr. King in his Letter from Birmingham Jail wrote:

IN ANY nonviolent campaign there are four basic steps: collection of the facts to determine whether injustices are alive, negotiation, self-purification, and direct action.

January 6th was a direct-action nonviolent campaign about a stolen election that was an injustice to the 79 million Americans who voted for President Donald J. Trump. The facts today have proven that their campaign was right.

Dr. King’s 1963 march in Birmingham was labeled as “extremist” but it was not. Just as those who marched peacefully in Washington, D.C. on January 6th, 2021 was not an “insurrection.”

Watch what really happened:

In Birmingham the police used dogs, in Washington, D.C. the Capitol police used stun grenades.

Dr. King in his Letter from Birmingham Jail was concerned about black nationalism. Dr. King wrote,

I started thinking about the fact that I stand in the middle of two opposing forces in the Negro community. One is a force of complacency made up of Negroes who, as a result of long years of oppression, have been so completely drained of self-respect and a sense of “somebodyness” that they have adjusted to segregation, and, on the other hand, of a few Negroes in the middle class who, because of a degree of academic and economic security and because at points they profit by segregation, have unconsciously become insensitive to the problems of the masses. The other force is one of bitterness and hatred and comes perilously close to advocating violence. It is expressed in the various black nationalist groups that are springing up over the nation, the largest and best known being Elijah Muhammad’s Muslim movement. This movement is nourished by the contemporary frustration over the continued existence of racial discrimination. It is made up of people who have lost faith in America, who have absolutely repudiated Christianity, and who have concluded that the white man is an incurable devil. I have tried to stand between these two forces, saying that we need not follow the do-nothingism of the complacent or the hatred and despair of the black nationalist. [Emphasis added]

Today we have black nationalists like Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) who has introduced a bill criminalizing any ‘conspiracy to commit white supremacy’.

Watch this analysis of Sheila Jackson Lee to understand:

We are seeing, as did Dr. King, black nationalists like Sheila Jackson Lee join with Islamic supremacists to attack those who disagree with them on securing our borders from illegal aliens. It seems that anyone, regardless of skin color, are their enemies and a threat to their efforts to gain, keep, expand and maintain power, absolute power over we the people.

Black nationalists do not believe in judging people by their characters. Rather they, like Sheila Jackson Lee, judge people by the color of their skin. This is reminiscent of the propaganda of Adolf Hitler and the Nazis against the Jews, Christians, and others who fought against them in what became known as the Holocaust.

We the people are in a new civil war whether we like it or not. This war was begun by the traitors on January 6th, 2021.

We are now in a battle between the party of traitors and the party of patriots.

Which party do you belong to?

©Dr. Rich Swier. All rights reserved.

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  1. Royal Brown III
    Royal Brown III says:

    Imprecatory Prayer
    Dear Father in heaven,

    Thank you for my fellow patriot-believers, brothers and sisters redeemed in Christ. We pray you would give us courage and enable us to encourage each other. Help us to boldly proclaim the truths of your saving word in a fallen world.

    We pray for our nation. Bless us with peace and prosperity. Preserve us from evil. Protect us from all enemies foreign and domestic, external and internal. Help us and our leaders to humble ourselves and pray, to seek your face and turn from our wicked ways. Hear us from heaven, forgive our sins and heal our land.

    We pray for our elected and appointed officials that they would govern with honesty and integrity, faithfully administering justice under the law for everyone equally. If they will do this, Lord, then bless them and help them to prosper.

    However, if they govern in opposition to your will, defying your laws and precepts, tyrannizing your people and usurping the unalienable rights and freedoms you have graciously granted to your people; then, Lord, defeat them, destroy them utterly, turn them out of office, bring them low and replace them with those who humbly seek to know you and to know and do your will and to humbly serve your people.

    We ask that you use us as your instruments to that end. Never-the-less not our will but yours be done. In Jesus name we pray, in whom is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever.

    ===============================================================Imprecatory Psalms are psalms that call down curses on God’s enemies. Be careful how you use them, they are not for personal matters. Notice the careful wording of the prayer to distinguish enemies of God and opponents of His will.
    Other Imprecatory Psalms you might be interested in:
    5:10, 10:15, 28:4, 31:17-18, 35:4-6, 40:14-15, 58:6-11, 69:22-28, 109:6-15(v.8 is a favorite), 139:19-22, 140:9-10


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