In the current American crisis, the American people must take resolve from the American Founders who also faced a great crisis and triumphed, said Federalist Publisher Ben Domenech on his debut guest-hosting Fox News Primetime Monday.
“I come to you now in the midst of another American crisis, one where we cannot afford to tolerate ‘summer soldiers’ and ‘sunshine patriots,'” Domenech said. “They like to call themselves ‘happy warriors,’ but so often the only wars they want to fight are for lower capital gains taxes, tech deregulation, and, of course, paying for all those pricy ones overseas. As for the wars here at home, the ones that matter, over the very culture of the nation, when it comes to those, they fade away. They’ll leave those to you.”
During his opening monologue, Domenech compared the current “American crisis” to others our great nation has faced, and stated his belief that Americans can once again rise to the occasion amid great dangers and what appears to be small chance of success.
“A nation isn’t just a random group of people who happen to be in the same place at the same time. It has laws and borders and values. And it isn’t born, it is made,” he explained. “The people who made America in the first place were a group of a little more than 2,000 patriots who crossed an icy Delaware River on Christmas night in 1776. They were down to the end, ravaged by a hard winter, deserted by friends, looking like just one more pathetic colonial rebellion put down by the mightiest empire in the world. And then Thomas Paine published the American crisis.”
It was after George Washington read Thomas Paine’s words about the “summer soldier and the sunshine patriot” and fighting tyranny that he led the resolute charge that changed the world, Domenech noted.
“The crisis we face today goes to the heart of what kind of nation we will be. As in 1776, it is a question of who rules. Is it the globalist tech oligarchs? Hollywood executives beholden to China? The race radicals who dominate our universities? A fundamentally anti-American media? The frail, feeble politicians and the Marxist children of the left?” he asked. “Or is it us, the American people, a great people, a free people, who above all care not for money or for power but for the nation we love.”
The reason people should fight, Domenech said, is because the left is threatening to remove Americans’ abilities to govern themselves.
“The forces arrayed against the survival of the United States of America foreign and domestic do not believe you have the capacity, the ability, or the right to govern yourselves,” Domenech said. “They work every day to scare you into silence indoctrinate your children, gaslight you with falsehoods, direct your future and stamp out your freedom.”
The “totalitarian left,” Domenech continued, desires a “national divorce.”
“They want racial strife that burns down your cities. They want envy and segregation and division that pays for their million dollars homes in Topanga Canyon. They want to demolish Mount Rushmore and make you pay for abortions and make your daughters compete in sports against men. They want to teach your children to hate cops, the anthem, the flag, and everything you were raised to love and respect. They want to destroy our great American experiment. A thriving, capitalist, multiethnic republic of God-fearing people for all time,” Domenech said.
Yet Domenech believes the people who love America can still win.
“We are on to them. We are not going to let them. And together we are going to show them what free people do,” Domenech concluded.
Domenech guest-hosts Fox News Primetime at 7 p.m. EST every weeknight this week.